Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Quick News

Hot Chip have officially named their forthcoming record. The band's latest record is entitled One Life Stand and hits stores on both sides of the Atlantic in February. For me, this is one of next years most anticipated records!

Green Day are set to make their way down The Great White Way. The musical version of American Idiot, based off the band's mega successful 2004 album of the same name, will be making its way to Broadway in 2010. American Idiot the musical has currently been doing a successful run in LA since August.

This news blew my mind...Alan Moore, the man behind Watchman, V for Vendetta, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and known recluse will be working with Damon Albarn and Gorillaz! Albarn and his animated outfit are getting help from Moore in terms of writing an opera for the singer. Albarn and Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett teamed up for an opera in 2007 with Monkey: Journey to the West, it is looking like they want to recreate the magic with Moore on board.

Before they were in The Hold Steady, singer Craig Finn and guitarist Tab Kubler were in Minneapolis band Lifter Puller from 1994-2000, Finn sang with the same energy and ferociousness he does today and played guitar, while Kubler had a different axe, he served as bassist. Come next month, music label the Orchid will re-release all of Lifter Puller's back catalogue. For those that have never herd of Lifter Puller, they were The Hold Steady meets Pavement rather than what The Hold Steady are today, Thin Lizzy meets Springsteen.