Last fall, news surfaced that Arcade Fire were working on a new LP for 2013, but not at the church where they recorded 2010’s The Suburbs and 2007’s Neon Bible.
Thom Yorke has threatened to “sue the living shit” out of David Cameron if the prime minister uses a Radiohead song in a future election campaign.
If you’ve been waiting for that long-delayed Tom Waits photo book by Anton Corbijn to arrive, then we’ve got some good news for you: Waits/Corbijn ‘77-‘11 is finally due to be released on May 8 through publisher Schirmer-Mosel.
With the release of his first solo album The Messenger, the former Smiths guitarist talks about finally embracing his old sound, David Cameron and why he and Morrissey don’t talk any more
According the A2iM, The American Association For Independent Music, Billboard and SoundScan stats show that independent labels grabbed 32.6% of U.S. album sales in 2012.
Perry Farrell has revealed that he is working on a Jane’s Addiction musical, stating that he thinks people are moving away from traditional gigs and festivals as the only way to hear bands performing live.
The Black Keys >are entering the recording studio this week to begin work on their brand new studio album.
The band, who released their seventh album ‘El Camino’ in 2011, aim to finish the recording in March with a late 2013 release date provisionally in place. Speaking toMojo about their plans, guitarist Dan Auerbach said: “We’re going to start making the new album in the second week of January and we’re hoping to have it done by some time in March.”
Last year, about 100 lucky Bob Dylan fans in Europe came across a pretty amazing find on record store shelves: a four-CD set titled The 50th Anniversary Collection. The set contains 86 Dylan songs recorded in 1962, including numerous takes of “Mixed Up Confusion,” “Sally Gal,” “That’s All Right, Mama” and “Baby, Please Don’t Go.” Contrary to appearances, this was no bootleg. It’s an official release from Sony and copies are already selling on eBay for upwards of $1,000.
Paul Weller has confirmed that he will never reform The Jam as “it would be absurd”. The Modfather said he admires bands like The Rolling Stones who keep rocking into their late-sixties but admits he couldn’t do it, as he doesn’t want to be performing songs that are over 30 years old.
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