Coldplay could be working on a much more acoustic and stripped down album, to follow their mega international smash, Viva La Vida or Death and All of His Friends. According to the UK magazine The Sun,"Frontman Chris Martin is concerned the band are being seen as a huge stadium act and totally inaccessible for their loyal fans. So he has devised a plan with rock deity Eno and band mates Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion to record a stripped-down, more acoustic collection in the eerie church." No word on a title or date when the record will be released.
After months in seclusion, Kanye West has emerged this past week with a statement to the public, via his infamous blog. On kanyeuniversity.com, West states ""I'm so happy to be back in the studio making new music. I will bring you the best I have to offer with the same dedication that Kobe has on the court." He then went on to say he has been inspired by true poets, Maya Angelou, Gill Scott-Heron and Nina Simone.
After guitarist John Frusciante confirmed he has left Red Hot Chilli Peppers to pursue a solo career, RHCP touring guitarist Josh Klinghoffer has confirmed he is the bands new axe-man.
While recording her own music, Santigold has found time to produce the latest Devo record. Santigold told Paste Magazine "They’re just, like, my band idols. Them and The Smiths. But DEVO, I made them pull out the red hats and pose for a picture."
Pavement are set to release a Best Of record this March to coincide with their reunion. The album Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement, will be out March 8.