Right after former Verve front man Richard Ashcroft released his single "The Following," hip-hop producer NO ID has confirmed he is working with Ashcroft on his latest solo record, a follow up to 2006's Keys to the World. NO ID, who recently worked with Jay-Z on Blueprint 3, told HipHopDX.com "He heard 'DOA' and heard an interview where I talked about how producers destroy albums just for the sales and he said he liked how I thought. So we went in and recorded between 20-30 songs." No word yet on when the record will come out, but this is one I will have my eye on next year.
Radiohead are set to go back into the studio next month and continue work with producer Nigel Goodrich on the follow up to 2007's In Rainbows. Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien posted on the band's blog, deadairspace.com,“The vibe in the camp is fantastic at present, and we head off into the studio in January to continue on from the work we started last Summer. I am so genuinely excited about what we’re doing, but for obvious reasons I can’t divulge anything more,10 years ago we were all collectively (that’s the band) in the land of Kid A, and although hugely proud of that record, it wasn’t a fun place to be. What’s reassuring now, is that we are most definitely a different band, which should therefore mean that the music is different too and that is the aim of the game.” No word yet on if it will be a digital tip jar like In Rainbows or if it will even come out in 2010.
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page vows to return to the stage in 2010 - with or without a band. Page told Sky News “I’ve got the music waiting, and that’s what I’ll be doing. It’s been two years since the 02, so it’s time to do that.” Though no word on what Page really wants to do, but I am sure Dave Grohl and Josh Homme wouldn't mind having two Zeppelin masters in Them Crooked Vultures, after all John Paul Jones is the oldest member of that band.