Dave Grohl is a workaholic, plain and simple. Just after wrapping up a small tour with his side band Them Crooked Vultures and placing the finishing touches on the band's new record (due this summer), he called off Foo Fighters hiatus. In September Foo Fighters will begin work on their seventh record, this time Foo's grabbed Butch Vig (Nirvana, Green Day, Against Me!) to produce the record. This is the first time Grohl has worked with Vig since drumming for Nirvana on Nevermind. According to Rolling Stone, Grohl mentioned to the magazine that “I think this could be our heaviest album yet.”
Bloc Party may not be on the hiatus or disbandment most thought they were. In a recent interview with NME magazine, Bloc Party and current Pin Me Down guitarist Russell Lissack mentioned "We're probably going to pick up again with Bloc Party later this year. I mean, we wrote a lot of new material on the last tour. What does it sound like? It's hard to say. It's still just sketches of songs. The feel will come together in the studio. We're definitely not splitting up, there's a lot more creative life left in it yet." I hope this comes true.
Beastie Boys have given a head's up as to when their much delayed Hot Sauce Committee Pt 1 will be released. The record which was supposed to come out last September but was delayed due to MCA Adam Yauch undergoing cancer treatment for cancer of the preaortic gland and lymph node. Yauch, this weekend was at the Independent Spirit Awards to support his film The Messenger which his company Oscilloscope Laboratories produced, told Entertainment Weekly "It was really disappointing to have to hold the record and postpone the tour, but doctor’s orders. We may or may not depending on how my health is come September. We want to but we have to play it by ear." Yauch later went on to say "We finished the record over a year ago, so we want to take a look at it and re-evaluate and make sure it is what we want to put out there and that we are still happy with it. I don't think we will change it up too much."
For the first time on over a decade Alec Empire and Atari Teenage Riot will play their first concert together at Camden's Electric Ballroom in London on May 12. The controversial techno band disbanded in 2000 after releasing only one record Burn Berlin Burn!. No word yet if more shows or an album will come due to this.