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Sufjan Stevens' "Illinois" reaches gold status after 12 years

Music news about Sufjan Stevens, Flavor Flav, and more below:

For the first time in 32 years, Bill Withers is releasing a new song. The soul singer covers Country music legend Little Jimmy Dickens as part of a tribute album dedicated to the Grand Ole Opry star. “(You’ve Been Quite a Doll) Raggedy Ann” is a part of a tribute alum available now on Bandcamp.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-bill-withers-first-new-song-in-32-years-w501371

Flavor Flav will be hanging out in Lake Geneva this weekend. The Public Enemy member, hype man and reality tv star has three nights of meet-and-greets booked at a Lake Geneva pizza place Sept 7 th, 8 th and 9 th.

http://milwaukeerecord.com/music/flavor-flav-hanging-out-lake-geneva-pizza-joint-september-7-9/

Sufjan Stevens was awarded his first gold record certified by the Recording Industry Association of America for the 2005 release, "Illinois." Over 12 years since its release, the record has reached half a million units.

https://pitchfork.com/news/sufjan-stevens-illinois-certified-gold-after-12-years/?mbid=homepage-more-latest-and-video

88Nine Program Director | Radio Milwaukee