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KEVIN WOLFF IS DRUMMING UP A LOT OF BUSINESS

Everywhere we turn these days, we see signs of loud guitar music making serious noise on the charts and in the zeitgeist. One person who’s more than a little pleased to see this is YMU manager Kevin Wolff.

For one thing, Kevin manages Travis Barker, whose ubiquity as drummer/collaborator/tattoo museum boggles our minds. Travis, of course, brought the rawwwwk to Machine Gun Kelly’s big recent album, Willow’s buzzing “Transparent Soul” and material by Wolff-developed young phenom Caspr, among many other amped-up projects.

Meanwhile, Mr. Wolff is launching longtime client Rancid’s co-headlining tour with Dropkick Murphys, hitting outdoor venues starting on 8/10, and preparing a live album/documentary one-two punch for The Interrupters prior to their embarking on the Hella Mega Tour with Crush-repped Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer.

Oh, and his client The Glitch Mob’s legendary, decade-old bootleg remix of The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” will at last get a legit commercial release—in conjunction with the Stripes themselves and Third Man Records. Look for a series of NFTs around the drop.

It isn’t all stompboxes and beer pong, though; Kevin also just picked up rapper/actor/philanthropist Common for management ahead of the influential artist’s new album series, A Beautiful Revolution.

And Kevin’s just getting started. Merely enumerating what he’s been up to makes us feel like we need a nap.

SONG REVENUE:
’TIS THE SEASON
It's the most wonderful time of the year. (12/8a)
MEDIABASE ’22:
THE BIG RED #1
Red and Gray, more accurately (12/8a)
HIPGNOSIS' LATEST NUMBERS ARE REMERCKABLE
...and mesmerizing. (12/8a)
SWIFT, FUTURE LEAD 2022 RIAA TALLY
Of course they do. (12/8a)
GRAMMY NOMS:
THE LIST
For your consideration (12/6a)
GRAMMY HANDICAPPING
Who's likely to win in the major categories? We have no idea.
THE NEXT BIG PLAYER
in the catalog game is...
TRUMP CORP II
Totally less fraudulent than Trump Corp.
IS IT CHRISTMAS YET?
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