Tuesday, July 29, 2014

First Notes (7/29/2014): R. Kelly booted from Ohio festival lineup, more

Posted By on Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Editor's Note: First Notes is a weekly update of recent happenings in the world of music.

Now that my feet are getting a rest after a long 10 hours at Warped Tour — keep an eye out for our online coverage on Wednesday — it's time to catch up on anything we might have missed in the last week:

* R. Kelly has been dropped from the Columbus, Ohio, Fashion Meets Music Festival lineup after public backlash due to the singer's past. Two Ohio bands dropped off the bill after Kelly's name was mentioned as the headliner. Kelly performed in top spots at Pitchfork and Bonnaroo last year.

* NASA's Voyager space probe has recorded sounds in space and they're just plain eerie.

* Paul McCartney is set to reissue the Wings albums Venus and Mars and At the Speed of Sound with more material this fall. Both will be released as two-discs sets with demos and unreleased tracks.

* A Buffalo Bills fan is hoping all of the team's fans and area businesses will ban Bon Jovi's music. Jon Bon Jovi is part of a team exploring the possible purchase of the NFL team and fans worry that he could move the franchise out of Buffalo.

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