Saturday, May 30, 2009

Quick News

After having to cancel a slew of dates in Europe, Depeche Mode's "Tour of the Universe" will resume in Germany next month after singer Dave Gahan fell ill with gastroenteritis. Yet as further tests revealed, doctors found a low-grade malignant tumour on the singers stomach. It has now successfully been removed and the legendary front man will be able to hit the road again in a few weeks.

Sigur Ros are in their native Iceland recording their new record. The untitled album is currently being worked on without singer Jonsi Birgisson as he is working on his solo record and readying his new side project Riceboy Sleeps. The band released a statement saying "the recordings have been going very well and that the album is taking form as a slower and more ambient record than með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust and takk." The album is due out sometime in 2010.

Jarvis Cocker has done a great track by track featurette for NME magazine on his latest record Further Complications. Check out why Jarvis says his new album is "about fucking a lot of people." Click HERE to go see why..