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CMU’s One Liners: Chester Bennington’s leg and other pop body parts (mainly entire bodies)

By | Published on Thursday 22 January 2015

Linkin Park

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• If you had a sleepless night worrying about Chester Bennington’s leg, well, he’s had some surgery and it should now take about six weeks to recover (says he on the tweets). Aaaaaaand relax. As previously reported, the leg injury has caused his band Linkin Park to cancel their current US tour.

• Haim are back in the studio, which is probably something of interest to you because you have notoriously poor taste in music. (Only joking Haim fans. Or am I?)

• The Weeknd’s contribution to the ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ soundtrack, ‘Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey’, has a video. The song is pretty poor and the video is hilariously self-conscious in its NSFW-ness. So fairly in-keeping with the original 50SOG text.

• Lil Wayne has released a new mixtape, ‘Sorry 4 The Wait 2’, as an apology for ongoing delays with his ‘Tha Carter V’ album. The compilation is the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Sorry 4 The Wait’, which filled the delay before his ‘Tha Carter IV’ album.

• The Mountain Goats will release an album of twelve songs, all of them about professional wrestling. So that’s a thing. It’s called ‘Beat The Champ’. It’s out on 13 Apr. Here’s a track from it, ‘The Legend Of Chavo Guerro’.

• “Transcendental black metal” band Liturgy will release a new album called ‘The Ark Work’ on 24 Mar through Thrill Jockey. One of the tracks on it is called ‘Quetzalcoatl’. I know this because it is here.

Approved for her last single ‘Groove It Out’, LoneLady is back with another fine track, called ‘Bunkerpop’. Both will appear on her new album, ‘Hinterland’, out on 23 Mar.

• Inga Copeland has revealed that she has a new album ready called ‘Relaxin With Lolina’. And that is fucking good news. So fucking good that I felt it necessary to swear unnecessarily two fucking times. Three. She’s playing a gig at Café Oto this Saturday too. Good fucking times.

• Wilko Johnson has announced that he will play a benefit show in aid of Addenbrooke’s, the Cambridge hospital that made a sham of his farewell tour by curing his ‘incurable’ cancer. The gig will take place on 6 Mar at The Junction in Cambridge. Tickets here.

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