Music News: Beyonce 'Lemonade' vinyl pressed with Canadian punk album


Zex album cover paired with Beyonce vinyl.
Zex album cover paired with Beyonce vinyl. (Magic Bullet/Columbia)

Well, that's one way to get a break. Some Beyoncé fans dropping a needle on their new vinyl copies of Lemonade were greeted instead with the punk stylings of Canadian band Zex.

"Due to human error at the Celebrate Records plant in Germany, which Sony uses to manufacture vinyl," said Columbia Records in a statement, "a small amount of the European run of the Beyoncé Lemonade vinyl included music from Canadian punk band, ZEX, on Side A. Beyoncé and ZEX were not aware of or responsible for the mispress."

"Yeah we are getting some copies," joked Zex on Facebook. "We were on the split after all hahahaha." (Spin)

Bennington, Cohen tributes announced

Linkin Park have announced a tribute show honoring their late frontman Chester Bennington. "The one-night celebration of his life will take place October 27 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles," reports Pitchfork. "A "number of other artists" are set to join the band for their first performance together as a group since Bennington died by suicide at the age of 41 in July."

On Nov. 6, the day before the one-year anniversary of Leonard Cohen’s death, a Montreal tribute concert will feature Sting, Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey, Feist, Philip Glass, k.d. lang, members of the Lumineers, and Cohen's son Adam Cohen, among others.

"My father left me with a list of instructions before he passed: 'Put me in a pine box next to my mother and father. Have a small memorial for close friends and family in Los Angeles...and if you want a public event, do it in Montreal,'" said Adam Cohen in a statement. "I see this concert as a fulfillment of my duties to my father that we gather in Montreal to ring the bells that still can ring." (Rolling Stone)

First trailer for new George Michael doc

Showtime has released a new trailer for their forthcoming documentary George Michael: Freedom. The film, which premieres Thursday, features interviews with artists including Elton John, Stevie Wonder, and Nile Rodgers. (Pitchfork)

Morrissey tweets

Morrissey has issued his first tweet, and it's very Morrissey. The phrase is thought to refer to the title of a first single from his forthcoming album Low in High-School (Nov. 17). (NME)

Vedder busks

Leaving a Chicago Cubs game on Friday night, Eddie Vedder ran into a guitar-drummer busking duo. He grabbed the guitar to play Pearl Jam’s "Corduroy," and most passersby didn't even realize who they were hearing. (Spin)

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