Green Day are finding themselves to be the busiest band on the planet right now. In just a few short weeks, the musical adaptation of American Idiot is set to hit Broadway, however, while it lights up The Great White Way, rumor has it Tom Hanks is set to direct a film version of the play. Deadline.com is saying Tom Hanks is in early stages to helm the find adaptation. While this is great news, the band is also set to tour this summer with AFI and also rumored to be a headline act at Lollapalooza in Chicago. While all of this is going on, Green Day will also hit the studio to record the follow up to last years best album, 21st Century Breakdown, the band has been demoed material in Europe this past fall and hope to hit the studio once their tour ends.
Former Libertine and Dirty Pretty Things singer/guitarist Carl Barat has confirmed to BBC that his solo record is "in the can." However, no release date or title has been set. Barat recorded the record in Morocco.
The Strokes are recording their latest album without Julian Casablancas (GASP!). Now, do not get too worried, the band have been laying down the music while Julian has been on the road supporting his solo record Phrases for the Young. The singer has confirmed to NME.com that he will be adding vocal tracks to each song. The latest Strokes record is set to come in September.
One of the most anticipated records of the year will be coming from Stone Temple Pilots. The California rockers will release their first record in six years, the band's self-titled sixth record arrives May 24 in UK, the following day in the US. Take a look at the track listing below:
'Between The Lines'
'Take A Load Off'
'Dare If You Dare'
'Fast As I Can'
'First Kiss On Mars'