* Kings of Leon didn't really want their songs on Glee. Glee creator Ryan Murphy was like, "Fuck you." Elton John was like, "Lighten up." Well now, finally, it's resolved. Murphy apologized for his choice of words, and KOL's Caleb Followill told
the old grey lady Rolling Stone he accepts the apology. Brother Nathans says, "I’ll just be glad when I can check my Google alerts and don’t have to read anything about us and Glee." Right ... except for just now.
* Former Nashvillian, current Alaskan and eternal metalhead Matt Sullivan hipped us to some local metal news. Says Sully, "There's a band in Nashville called Loss whose debut full-length is coming out on Profound Lore, which is a big deal underground metal label. It's a Canadian label that's usually noted for putting out lots of weirdo stuff. The band's playing a release show on May 20." Good to have some viable local metal up in this piece. Sullivan, how does a nickel per word sound for that quote you just gave me? I owe you about $2.30. [Profound Lore]
* Esquire recently hosted a songwriting challenge they called "Last Night in Detroit," and it features the talents of some dudes. Some Detroit dudes, some Nashville dudes, and some dudes who go both ways. Sometime Nashvillians (well, basically all-the-time Nashvillians) Brendan Benson, Dierks Bentley and Third Man Records' Ben Blackwell were in the mix, along with Raphael Saadiq — one of my personal faves — and Dhani Harrison.