Quick Hits & Clips: Rancid, Whole Wide World, William Fitzsimmons, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, Meg & Dia

posted April 16, 2009

  • Hellcat/Epitaph will release a special expanded edition of Rancid's "Let The Dominoes Fall" on June 2nd, featuring a bonus CD with acoustic versions of twelve songs from the album, and a DVD of "Let The Dominoes Fall - The Making of the Seventh Record," three foldout posters and four custom guitar picks.
    "Let The Dominoes Fall" will also be available on vinyl and digitally via iTunes, with exclusive pre-order and bonus tracks to download in addition to selected tracks from "Let The Dominoes Fall Acoustic."
  • The Whole Wide World gets democratized this Friday night with a live all-request show programmed by the fans. Listeners around the globe can post their requests on the FUV blog, Twitter or any of Facebook's WFUV fan pages and host Rita Houston will play select requests in real time. The Whole Wide World airs on WFUV 90.7 FM in New York City and at www.wfuv.org around the world.
  • William Fitzsimmons has just released the video for "After Afterall" from his recently released album The Sparrow and the Crow.
  • The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Northwest Chapter is partnering with the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, May 19th for CCFA Night at Safeco Field. The evening will feature Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, a Crohn's sufferer for more than 20 years, playing the National Anthem. Reduced tickets are available for purchase at www.mariners.com/ccfa and for every ticket sold through the CCFA offer, the Mariners will donate $7.00 to the Foundation. The goal of the partnership is to raise funds for the Foundation and the Northwest Chapter which actively supports the more than 60,000 Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients living in the Northwest. In addition to raising funds, CCFA will be on-site to help raise general awareness of both diseases, which due to severe symptoms, are often kept quiet.
  • Check out the new video for Meg & Dia's "Black Wedding" from their up-coming album, Here, Here, And Here, out April 21, 2009.