Saturday, November 14, 2009

Quick News

Liam Gallagher has announced what his musical future will entail. He and former Oasis band members, minus brother Noel of course, will play their first gigs together in a "couple of months," Liam told Italian Radio Station Radio Deejay this week. Liam went on to say "We're sort of doing things at the moment. Not Oasis, Oasis is done. Everyone except for Noel," hinting that the gigs maybe spur of the moment sets.

The Who have been tapped to play next year's Super Bowl Half Time Show. Pete Townshed and Rodger Daultry will reign over the big game at the end of January.

Legendary UK punkers The Fall are set to release their entire back catalogue soon. The Beggers Group will begin with the reissue of This Nations Saving Grace, the band's 1985 album and each reissue will feature new notes and various recordings of each song. No release date has been set.

The xx, who broke out big in the US last month at CMJ has already lost a member. Instrumentalist Baria Qureshi has left the band permanently after not playing a few gigs due to "exhaustion." The UK act is now a trio and are set to go forth without her. I was able to see what is now the "original," line up last month at CMJ and it seemed Baria did not want to be playing and looked bored up on stage. Glad to hear the band is not breaking up.

Electro freak Dan Deacon has been hospitalized and has had to cancel a string of shows in the US. Deacon, who famously rolls around on stage and abuses himself during his live sets, was rushed to the hospital this week with Acute Sciatica.

Want some free music?!? Well former Clash member Mick Jones' band Carbon / Silicon is giving their new record away for free on the bands website! Head on over to for a free download of the album with liner notes and cover art!