Music News from the Rock Station, 92-7 WQLZ by Bishop
Released single into the wild
This brings a new level of meaning to the term “record release.” Typically artists will have a party with all their celeb friends mingling, drinking wine and eating cheese. Jack White, on the other hand, does things unconventionally. White’s new song “Freedom at 21” was released … into the wild. NO really, White decided to take 1,000 flexi-discs with the new song and he tied them to helium balloons … then, he released them into the wild. That was Sunday, and it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. He released them in Nashville and one album was found in Tennessee and another in Alabama. White’s album Blunderbuss comes out April 24th. Oh, and all you enviro-nuts—don’t worry, White used biodegradable latex balloons and all natural twine.
You’ve seen the viral video of 29-year-old Robert Wilkinson being arrested for DUI. You know, it’s that video of him yelling obscenities at the arresting officer. Well, he also sings the song “Bohemian Rhapsody” in its entirety while being taken to the police station. Canadian media reports that EMI Music Publishing has asked for the video to be taken down. That’s fine and all, but people typically mirror these types of videos—that’s why it’s called a viral video--so It’s still out there in all of its drunken glory. Wilkinson apologized to Queen for ruining their song. Don’t drink and drive kids!
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