Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Quick News

It is with much joy I can say this...RICK RUBIN IS WORKING WITH GLASVEGAS ON THEIR NEW ALBUM!! The Scottish band is set to record the follow up to last year's debut in Rubin's LA home. Rubin, who famously has worked with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Slayer and Dixie Chicks, invited the band to his home and will concentrate on drum parts for the Glasgow rockers. Rich Costly who recorded the band's first record is also on board for album number two.

Hot Chip have given some details about their new album. The currently untitled follow up to 2008's Made in the Dark, will come out in February. The band has given some details on their site, such as they are putting the finishing touches on it now and will hit the road for a massive world tour. Only UK dates have been announced thus far, however, they have told us US fans to wait patiently as more details will emerge in the coming weeks.

Why can't Bloc Party just grow a set a say they are broken up? Not for nothing, this hiatus they are going on seems to be more of a breakup than I have ever seen. I guess the idea of hiatus sounds better, but just coming off the news that drummer Matt Tong will not return to the band after this so called hiatus. News just broke that front man Kele Okereke is set to record a solo album. Producer Hudson Mohawke has told BBC 1 Radio that he is going to work with Okereke in the future and that Okereke is working with members of Spank Rock for his solo debut.

Iggy Pop has announced that he and The Stooges are currently rehearsing for a full 2010 tour! Iggy, who just picked up the "Living Legend" award at Marshall's London Music Awards this week, gave the news there. Original Stooges guitarist James Williamson will fill in for the late Ron Asheton, who passed away earlier this year. Iggy also a man of much wisdom, gave this great quote when he accepted his award from Pete Townshed "Alright, you know, thank you to everybody who has strong feelings about music so that when you hear something you don't like you wanna f**king kill somebody and when you hear something you like you wanna f**k everybody."

In non music news, but another topic I do love and something very awesome none-the-less; Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin have been tapped to cohost the Oscars next year. I shall reveal my list for the 10 Best Films of 2009 and Oscar picks in February just before the awards.