MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Mick Jagger’s a dinosaur, A new song from Damien Rice and Primal Scream mourns former member


An associate professor and paleontologist from Wake Forrest University has named a swamp-dwelling creature that lived 19 million years ago in Africa after Mick Jagger.

Wake Forrest associate professor Ellen Miller named the ancient creature after the Rolling Stones’ frontman frankly because “it was old and had big lips”. Its official name is Jaggermeryx naida, which means “Jagger’s water nymph.” The creature is described as the size of a deer and it looked like a cross between a long-legged pig and a slender hippo. Professor Miller’s paper on the fossil (the dinosaur not Jagger) appears in the September issue of the Journal of Paleontology.


Irish troubadour Damien Rice is releasing his first album in 8 years on November 11th called, “My Favourite Faded Fantasy”. Listen to the the new single of the same name below.

Primal Scream is mourning the death of the band’s former guitarist/bassist Robert ‘Throb’ Young, who was found dead in his apartment on September 9. He was 49. Robert ‘Throb’ Young was an early member of Primal Scream helping to form the band in 1984. He was the original bass player and later switched to guitar. Young left Primal Scream in 2006.

Primal Scream – Movin’ On Up



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