Swirling all around the music world today is that apparently Coldplay are ready to launch a new record next year. They have so much left over music from the Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends sessions with producer Brian Eno, they can launch into album number five at some point in 2009. Many speculate it will be bundled or then followed up with a "greatest hits" or "best of," so that the London lads can fulfill their EMI obligations and part ways with the fading label.
Coldplay protege's Snow Patrol are also readying the release of their fifth record. The album, A Hundred Million Suns will be released in October. Snow Patrol spent the summer in a Berlin recording studio with producer Jacknife Lee (REM, Bloc Party) to work on the record. The first single "Take Back The City" will be released at the end of September.
The Verve, whose first album in 11 years is due out next week are winding down their summer tour and front man Richard Ashcroft still has plans to go solo. As the band are not breaking up again, he will still per sue his solo material while working with his reunited band.
While these bands prep for new releases, the fall is also the perfect time to prep for new films. One film in particular is getting much buzz It Might Get Loud, directed Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth), chronicles the first meeting between guitar God's Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White. It Might Get Loud is premiering at the Toronto Film Festival next month and will hit theaters this fall.