DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE: Ben Pays Tribute to Adam

Ben Gibbard: Live From Home (4/2/20)

Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie paid tribute to Adam Schlesinger from Fountains of Wayne during the first episode of his weekly streaming concert series. Ben said, "he was integral in picking 'Me and Magdalena' for The Monkees to record four years ago." and that having the group record one of his songs was a "life-long dream." He then played "Barbara H" from Fountains debut album.

Add Sara Bareilles to those who've come down with the coronavirus -- and to those who beat the disease. On Instagram she wrote, "Sending a lot of love and just being really grateful for every easy breath and every day that I get to be walking around.”

Lorde has been away for quite a while, but she took a step -- to say that new music might be right around the corner. She singer called into a fundraiser for the New Zealand charity MusicHelps, and implied she'd been hard at work. Lorde said, “It’s definitely too soon for me to talk about anything, but I will say that it’s been a very productive year.” She last updated us in November, saying she'd stepped away from music for a while after the death of her dog, Pearl.