Sly Stone, Ween, Devo | WASTOIDS Music News

Welcome to the 10th episode of WASTOIDS Music News with Decoy Deloy, coming at you each and every Friday with music stories and news brought to you by Hello Merch. Your band needs cool merch right? Let Hello hook it up. Hello Merch: that ain’t no bull. 

Sly Stone is releasing a memoir this November on Questlove’s new AUWA Books imprint. Titled Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin), it tells the story of the 80-year-old Stone’s pioneering psychedelic funk. In 2011, the New York Post reported Stone was living out of a camper van, but the book announcement comes with word that he’s been sober for three years. We can’t wait to read it, Sly. 

In other news: Ween has announced a massive tour, their first major outing since reuniting 2016. Check out a full list of dates here and begin preparing your sacrifices for Boognish. Need tips on how to appease the demon god? Call 1-877-WASTOIDS and leave us a message screaming his holy name. 

Ca-rack that whip. A new doc about Devo is reportedly coming from Tiger King and Fyre director Chris Smith. No release date for the film has been set, but in the meantime you can spin a brand new episode of The Spindle focused on the band’s legendary song “Whip It!” featuring author Evie Nagy.

Workers at Bandcamp have formed a union, stating: “With our union, we will have a voice in our working conditions and the power to hold Bandcamp accountable to the independent artists and labels who use it…” Read the entire statement here.

A forthcoming report from All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office director Sean Kirkpatrick and Abraham Loeb, chairman of Harvard University’s astronomy department, suggests an alien mothership could be in our solar system, sending scout craft to earth to check us out.

And we’re done. WASTOIDS Music News is brought to you by Hello Merch. This week at Hello, a drop of rad new Bully stuff to celebrate the upcoming release of Nashville based neo-grunge band’s new album, Lucky For You. To score artist edition vinyl, cassettes, tees and other variants, hit up Hello Merch–orders will ship on or around June 2nd.  

Got a news tip? Call us at 1-877-WASTOIDS and come to The Crescent Ballroom on Sunday, March 26th to catch me as part of a special live taping of Click Vortex, featuring Astrologer and members of The Meat Puppets alongside hosts Sam Means of The Format and Jason Woodbury of Aquarium Drunkard. Ticket links and more info here.

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