Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, July 27, 2009...
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- Nerds unite! A symphonic concert version of Star Wars will start in October. The symphony will play the classic John Williams score set to different video pieces of the beloved franchise.
- Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan thinks U.S. music fans are 30 years behind the times. Which is fine with me. But, seriously, have you heard of this band the Sex Pistols?! They're crazy!
- Psychedelic songwriter John "Marmaduke" Dawson has passed away.