Monday, May 18, 2009

Quick News

The web was on fire today as Radiohead are officially in the studio working on the follow up to 2007's In Rainbows. Longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Goodrich is helming the project and bassist Colin Greenwood told BBC this weekend “It’s at the stage where we’ve got the big Lego box out and we’ve tipped it out on the floor and we’re just looking at all the bits and thinking ‘What’s next?’ I’m very impressed and grateful for Nigel our producer and his ability to make it all sound vaguely plausible.”

In related news, the original college rockers REM are also laying down the ground work on the follow up to last years best album, Accelerate. Guitarist Peter Buck and bassist Mike Mills are in Oregon demoing new music before it goes off to Michael Stipe for lyrics.

The newly reunited Blink 182 will hit the road this summer in what seems to be the biggest pop-punk tour of all time with Weezer and Fall Out Boy opening all dates.

Sigur Ros front man is taking time out from his side project Riceboy Sleeps to remix one of my favorite bands Depeche Mode. Jon ├×or Birgisson of Sigor Ros will remix the track "Peace" off Depeche Mode's latest Sounds of the Universe. Also on hand to remix the legendary synth rockers is new synth rockers MGMT as they are set to remix "Fragile Tension." Depeche Mode just recently had to cancel five dates in Europe as singer Dave Gahan came down with stomach flu, the band is up and running and will hit the US late summer with two sold out nights at New York's Madison Square Garden and a headlining slot at Lollapalooza.