Sad news to report, Brooklyn grunge rocker Jay Reatard passed away Wednesday night in his Brooklyn apartment. Police are now investigating his death to be homicide.
Johnny Cash will release his second posthumous album, American VI: Ain't No Grave, next month. These were the final recordings he had done with Rick Rubin and will finish out his American series.
Former Verve front man Richard Ashcroft has given NME.com some info about his new solo material. Aschcroft has formed the new band, United Nations of Sound and their debut Redemption will be out at the end of March. With Richard being one of my favorite songwriters of all time, this is one I am very amped for.
Elbow are in the studio working very hard on the follow up to their 2008 international smash, The Seldom Seen Kid. Drummer Richard Jupp told NME that "I'd love to get the album finished and get it out on the road [before 2010 ends]."