Oasis front man Liam Gallagher has sent out some rare nice words of encouragement to his brother Noel about the possibilities of Noel doing a solo album after the band's world tour wraps next month. In an interview with NME, Liam says "If it [doing a solo album] makes him happy, yeah, if it makes him happy. It would sound very civilised I reckon… [that's] a fucking awful thing - but maybe it's a good thing." Liam then goes on to say "If it was up to me I'd have six months off and then get straight back in the studio and make records," he declared. "That's what I'm in Oasis for. I'm not here to fucking sit around for five years twiddling my thumbs." Liam is featured in NME this month discussing his latest clothing line, Pretty Green Clothing. That issue of NME is on newstands now.
Also speaking to NME this week was the newly sober Pete Doherty. Doherty told the magazine that his first band The Libertines will reunite next year and play festivals in 2010.
Speaking to allhiphop.com Outkast member Big Boi dished out some new details about his new solo album Sir Lucious Leftfoot: Son of Chico Dusty. Big Boi told the site that his solo effort will be out "soon." Big Boi also said a new Outkast record is almost on its way! "For all you Outkast lovers, the album is coming. I'm tired of talking about it, and know y'all are tired of hearing me talk about it. But it's coming, and the album is fire!" Big Boi told allhiphop.com, I for one cannot wait!
Peter Bjorn and John are re releasing their latest record Living Things as a remix album entitled Reliving Things. Reliving Things will feature guest appearances from Bun B, Gza and Talib Kweli.
Also reissuing some material is influential German techno band Kraftwerk. The box set entitled Kraftwerk 12345678 will be out to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their landmark 1974 hit Autobahn on October 6th, 2009. However, due to licencing restrictions in the US, only five of the eight records will be available. Bummer.