Music News: Sigur Ros release THC-infused gumdrops

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Cannabis-infused edibles from the band Sigur Ros
Cannabis-infused edibles from the band Sigur Ros (Lord Jones)

Giving a new meaning to "turn on, tune in, drop out," Sigur Rós are partnering with the company Lord Jones to release a signature line of "medicated gumdrops."

Specifically, these sweets are infused with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active compound in marijuana. The gumdrops, "inspired by the flavors of foraged Icelandic berries," come in five different strengths and "will be available to qualified medical marijuana patients at select California dispensaries, as well as through the company's website for delivery," reports Pitchfork.

California dreamers can give the goodies a try next Tuesday in Hollywood, where the band will invite fans to sample the gumdrops and then chill out in a multimedia "sound bath" featuring Sigur Rós music.

National Museum of African-American Music to break ground

Also next Tuesday, while Sigur Rós are chasing their bliss, the National Museum of African-American Music will break ground at Fifth Avenue and Broadway in Nashville. The new museum is expected to be complete by early 2020. (Billboard)

Lorde drops hints about Melodrama

In an interview with the New York Times Magazine, Lorde shared some information about her forthcoming album Melodrama.

She decided that "Melodrama" would tell the story of a single house party. This conceit, impressionistic rather than schematic, would allow her to organize a variety of moods into a tense but cohesive whole. "With a party, there's that moment where a great song comes on and you're ecstatic," she explained, "and then there's that moment later on where you're alone in the bathroom, looking in the mirror, you don't think you look good, and you start feeling horrible."

Melodrama will be released on June 16.

Chemical Brothers and St. Vincent go VR

The Chemical Brothers have released a new VR video for their St. Vincent collaboration "Under Neon Lights." As Rolling Stone describes, "The video, which can be experienced via both VR headset or two-dimensionally on a computer, tells a coming-of-age story of a girl as she floats through different stages of her life, from childhood to death, with the Chemical Brothers track providing a pulsing score for the adventure."

Morrissey loses voice mid-concert

On Monday night in Tucson, Morrissey ended a concert midway through and walked off the stage when he lost his voice while singing "Everyday is Like Sunday." Morrissey had earlier commented about the state of his voice, saying "It seems I have left half my mouth in Guadalajara." We've all had that feeling, Moz. (Billboard)

Scott Weiland's ghost haunts tour bus bathroom (says Scott Stapp)

Scott Stapp says that the ghost of Scott Weiland still haunts the bathroom of the tour bus where Weiland died in 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. The former Creed frontman tells GQ that he rented a tour bus that turned out to be the very same one formerly used by Weiland.

"All of a sudden, it was almost like Weiland speaking to me from the grave, man. It was a very weird feeling that I felt. I remember being in the bathroom, looking in the mirror, on the bus, and really feeling like I could hear or feel him saying, 'Dude, this could have been you. And this could be you if you continue that path. Don't do what I did. Don't go down that road.'"

Stapp goes on to call the encounter "a God moment."


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