Thursday, March 4, 2010

Quick News

My Chemical Romance drummer Bob Bryar has left the band. The band issued a statement on their website and did not state the reason for Bryar's departure and who a replacement will be. My Chem is expected to have a new album out later this year.

Gang Starr member Guru had suffered a heart attack that put the legendary emcee in a coma. After a successful surgery earlier this week, Guru is recovering and issused a statement to saying “I am doing fine and I am recovering! I’m weak though.” We wish Guru a nice recovery.

After rejoining his band exactly two years ago, bassist Eric Avery has left Jane's Addiction. Avery rejoined the California Alternative band he founded in 2008 at NME Awards. After recording and touring with his former band, Avery, who just got back from a tour of Oceania with Jane's tweeted "That’s it. With equal parts regret and relief, the Jane’s Addiction experiment is at an end.” I had seen Jane's Addiction twice before Avery rejoined in 2001 & 2003, I had the chance to catch the original line-up of the seminal band with Avery this past summer, take a look at that review HERE.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are set to release their first album of new material in four years, the follow up to 2006's Highway Companion, Mojo will arrive in May. Petty is set to hit the road this summer in support of his latest effort.

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy is a busy man. Not only has he scored the latest Noah Baumbach film, Greenberg (due later this month), he finished his latest LCD record. The still untitled album will arrive May 18, take a look at the track listing below.

Dance Yrself Clean
Drunk Girls
One Touch
All I Want
Pow Pow
Somebody's Calling Me
What You Need