"This is LIVE EARTH!" No, not words that Gerrard Butler would be screaming at the concert to raise global awareness, they will be the words that the worlds greatest band that never actually existed will be screaming at London's Hyde Park on July 7. Spinal Tap has recently announced they will be one of the many acts for the Al Gore endorsed concerts taking place all over the world.
In more live news, U2 will be re-releasing Popmart: Live from Mexico City, the concert was one of the last shows of the tremendous world tour, the concert was originally released on that old format called VHS in 1999, now its getting the DVD treatment and much like U2's Live from Sydney DVD it will come in two formats, a special 2 disc version packed with bonus footage and a single disc. It is slated for a summer release...in related news U2 in 3-D will be premiering at this years Caans Film Festival before it opens stateside this December, for more on U2's PopMart tour see March Post Underrated Classic and for more on U2 in 3-D see this months post.
Prog-Emo Rockers Coheed and Cambria are entering the studio to complete the saga of its central song characters Coheed and Cambria, the album titled No World for Tomorrow, is set for a fall release.
Beastie Boys have an album title and a semi-new direction. The album The Mix Up is dropping in June, yet the band is saying it has a rock appeal and will feature no samples. Mike D had this to say about The Mix Up “It might make you flip your wig right off, or your hairpiece, if you’re a casual listener." It will be a throwback to the bands classic albums Paul's Boutique and Ill Communication, when the boys were not only rhyming, sampling, but also playing the instruments on the record.