MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach prepares solo record, Watch The Replacements debut “Whole Food Blues,” & David Bowie to release “Fame” picture disc for 40th anniversary.

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Dan Auerbach is producing a new solo record as “The Arcs” as he take a break from the Black Keys.

There’s no title or release date yet for Auberbach’s new record but it’s expected out in late summer. He described the record to Rolling Stone:

“I just wanted to do my thing and get extra weird. I wanted everything to flow and be cohesive. A lot of the songs bleed one into the other, a lot like the Grateful Dead – my favorite records that they did. So I’ve got a lot of connected songs. It’s basically everything I love about music all wrapped up into one record – that’s all!”

On May 2nd, Dan Auerbach will release a boxing-themed 7-inch record featuring two songs: “Stay in My Corner” and “Tomato Can.” Read the entire interview with Dan Auerbach here.

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The Replacements have debuted a new song on their first US tour since reuniting in 2013. The song is called “Whole Food Blues.” Checkout some fan video below.

The Replacements released an 8-disc box set of their entire back catalog earlier this month. ‘The Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990’ features the US band’s seven albums plus the 1982 EP ‘Stink’. The albums are identical to the remastered deluxe editions which were released in 2008. This summer Rhino will issue two previously unannounced vinyl box sets from the Replacements. There’s also a biography and a documentary in the works.

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David Bowie will re-release his 1975 single ‘Fame’ for its 40th anniversary. ‘Fame’ which was featured on Bowie’s album ‘Young Americans’ and originally released on July 25, 1975, will now be reissued as a limited-edition picture disc on July 24th, backed by an alternate mix of fellow ‘Young Americans’ album track ‘Right’. ‘Fame’ was co-written by John Lennon and was Bowie’s first Number One single in the US.

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Bowie is currently working on a new stage show based on his 1976 film The Man Who Fell To Earth, which featured Bowie starring alongside Rip Torn & Buck Henry. It was based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis.

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