Contrary to rumors swirling around, Portishead have not broken up again. Granted it took the band a decade to complete and release their latest, Third, however they plan to record again very soon. Speculation was stirred after May when the band did not have any plans to tour nor do any more promotion for their latest album. Yet the band plans to hit the recording studio later this year.
The Streets have posted some new tracks on their (his) myspace page. The songs come off Mike Skinner's latest Everything is Borrowed, check them out at www.myspace.com/thestreets.
Manchester United soccer (football for those in Europe) hot shot Wanye Rooney, got a tattoo to commemorate his favorite band, Stereophonics. The 22 year old soccer sensation got the band's 2001 album title Just Enough Education to Perform inked on his forearm and is a prelude to Rooney's own education. Rooney left school at young age to pursue his career in sport and scored his first goal in the English Premiership at age 16 for Man U. Recently Stereophonics played a surprise gig at Rooney's wedding, a gift which his wife had arranged.