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Plans for U2 to have a week long residency on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show have been cancelled do to injuries sustained by Bono During a cycling incident. reports suggest that Bono's arm will require surgery after reportedly being broken during a bicycle spill in New York's Central Park. Despite having to cancel their week long stay on the Tonight Show there seems to be no hard feelings between the band and Fallon and U2's official website has stated "Thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding". U2 hopes to fulfill the Tonight Show residency at a later date.

Read more on Bono's injury and Tonight show cancellation, at NME.

Neil Young has called for his fans to boycott Starbucks products due to the company's ties with Monsanto, a company involved in a lawsuit against the state of Vermont over genetically modified organism legislation. A law was passed in Vermont requiring food producers label all foods containing GMOs which prompted Monsanto and other companies to file a lawsuit against the state. Young despite loving his morning coffee hopes that boycotting Starbucks will cause a ripple affect grabbing the attention of other companies. "Monsanto might not care what we think" says Young "But as a public facing company Starbucks does".

Read more on Neil Young's Starbucks Boycott at NME music news.

News that Jimmy Page would be doing several Book Signing events following the release of his new book Jimmy Page has had fans eagerly anticipating the opportunity to have the guitarist sign their copies. Some however may be disappointed to learn that the Signing will actually be a stamping. despite early news that Page would be signing books, official reports have indicated that Page will be using his custom stamp on all books at the events.

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It was 45 years ago today that Neil Young released his debut, self-titled album. We'll be celebrating this anniversary all day on WYEP with music from Canada's best Americana rocker.
Some say this album didn't come out until January 1969, but they're only half right. The original mix of the album used an encoding system that made the record playable on stereo and mono systems, but it also degraded the sound quality. Young was unhappy with the record's sound and it had it partially remixed and re-released in 1969.
Did you know that today is also Neil Young's birthday?? Yes, today he's turning 68. If you're not in the mood for mathing, that means he released his debut solo album on his 23rd birthday!
Happy Birthday, Neil Young!
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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh's finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Scott Mervis of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

In case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Scott:

The Rolling Stones, "Doom and Gloom": Having devoured Keith Richards' book and been blown away by Mick Jagger's 'SNL' appearance, I half-expected a new single from the Stones would be good. It's not. It's great. "Doom and Gloom" sounds like it could have come off of "Let it Bleed" or "Beggars Banquet" or one of those classic late '60s/early '70s albums. It has that dirty Stones guitar sound, and Mick is singing like he's discovered the fountain of youth.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse, "Walk Like a Giant": This was the centerpiece of the band's set at the Petersen Center earlier this month. The new song from "Psychedelic Pill" is one of those
distortion-heavy Crazy Horse stomps very much in the vein of "Hey Hey My My." It devolves into about 14 minutes of feedback. What we played on the air is the more reined-in single version, which is still killer.

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