Tuesday’s Suffused With Music News Day

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  • Lil Wayne was arrested on Friday night after a concert in Boise, Idaho, of all places. Officers were acting on a marijuana-possession charge from 2005, after Wayne failed to show for two court hearings. A spokesperson for the rapper called it all just a “clerical mix-up,” which is code for “too stoned to remember our court dates.”

  • Elvis Costello will perform at Hillary Clinton’s 60th birthday party, to be held at New York’s Beacon Theater on October 25th. Bill had the Rolling Stones and Christina Aguilera last year, apparently, so who knows what that signifies. Tickets start at $250.

  • Moby has finished work on his new album, to be called Last Night and released in 2008. He calls it “more electronic and dance-oriented” than his recent work; with only about every third Moby album being listenable at all, maybe we’re about due for a good one, right? The diminutive producer will also be launching a club night called “Degenerates” in his hometown of New York starting this Thursday.

  • Andy Summers tells the AP that the reunited Police might record a new album, saying he sees it as a “challenge, to make an absolutely brilliant pop album at this stage of our career.” That, and not killing each other in the process.
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