Music News: No one on 'Jeopardy!' could get this question right

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A 'Jeopardy!' question about a popular indie rock band.
A 'Jeopardy!' question about a popular indie rock band. (CBS)

Maybe you'd do better on Jeopardy! than you thought you would...at least, if the categories are music-related. Wednesday night's episode of the long-running quiz show featured a category called "Not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," and the three contestants did okay at it — except for the $1,200 question, above.

Can you possibly guess what the answer is? None of the contestants could; one of them incorrectly guessed the Beastie Boys. (Pitchfork)

In completely unrelated news, Radiohead have launched a concert sweepstakes to benefit the ACLU. Fans are invited to donate $10 to the civil liberties organization; in exchange, they get a chance to win two VIP tickets to Radiohead's July 10 concert at Madison Square Garden — including a meet-and-greet with the band and, why not, actor Edward Norton. (Billboard)

Musicians get into substances...but, like, in a classy way

John Legend has launched a rosé line — as in, the wine. It's actually his fourth signature wine, and his partner, vintner Jean-Charles Boisset, says the singer-songwriter is a true wine pro.

"Typically we say no to any celebrity client," says Boisset. "Typically, they're not as intensely into wine, not as dedicated to wine and winemaking."

Legend has installed a piano in a Beverly Hills wine tasting room, where he can share his wines with...well, tastemakers. The rosé will be priced at about $25 a bottle, making it somewhat more affordable than Bob Dylan’s $300 whiskey. (New York Times)

Not to be outdone, Margo Price is launching her own marijuana strain. Her partner in the enterprise, of course, is legendary musician and pot-smoker Willie Nelson. Price's weed will be a signature strain of Willie's Reserve.

Price, who will play at Nelson's annual Fourth of July Picnic, says that she saw fellow country musicians selling clothes on the Home Shopping Network, and decided that she wanted to sell weed. "I just wanted to do it legally this time," she told High Times. (Rolling Stone)

Remembering Steve Soto

Singer-songwriter-bassist Steve Soto has died "peacefully in his sleep" at age 54. The news was confirmed by the Adolescents, the punk band Soto co-founded in 1980. Soto remained the only constant member of the group, which was rife with lineup changes over the course of three different active periods. The Adolescents' self-titled 1981 debut established a "Southern Cal Sound" that was a major influence on the pop-punk bands that would rule the airwaves two decades later. (Billboard)


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