Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Quick News

Due to the success of their latest tour, Coldplay have donated over a million dollars (or pounds in their case) to a children's charity in the UK called Kids Company. The charity helps the lively hood of inner city kids in England.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, LL Cool J, Kiss, Abba and finally Iggy and the Stooges have been nominated for the 2010 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Induction ceremony and concert takes place in March at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Last year was the first time the ceremony was brought to Cleveland, the site of the Hall of Fame.

Just after wrapping up his "Wave Goodbye" tour, Trent Reznor already is a busy man. According to reports he and "Wave Goodbye" special guest and 80's electro legend Gary Numan are collaborating together. No word on if it will be just for a few tracks or a new record. Reznor who is keeping himself busy by working on new Nine Inch Nails material, producing the new Jane's Addiction record and adding this to his roster, will continue to roll out new music throughout the next couple years.

Speaking of collaborations, Thom Yorke has recruited Flea to aid the Radiohead singer in performing his solo material live. Along for the ride is REM collaborator Joey Waronker and longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Goodrich. The untitled band has two gigs in LA in which it will feature Yorke's material from his 2006 solo venture The Erasure and material he has currently been working on. No word if he will break out Radiohead cuts.

Phoenix will contribute original music to the next Sophia Coppala film, Somewhere. This comes as no surprise as the French front man dates Coppala.