Former New Order & Joy Division member Peter Hook plans to play Joy Division's timeless masterpiece Unknown Pleasures in it's entirety at the brand new Manchester club FAC251, which was the former home of Joy Division's label Factory Records. The event will take place on May 18, the 30th anniversary of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis' death.
Rumor has it that Kanye West's new album, Good Ass Job is set to be released in June. Also, rumor has it RZA and Q-Tip have been working with Kanye on the new record and it will have an old school hip-hop vibe. Finger's crossed!
Florida punkers Against Me! have recruited former Hold Steady keyboardist Franz Nicolay to back the band up on their upcoming European tour. Against Me! latest record White Crosses will be out in June.
Kings of Leon have hit the studio to work on the follow up to their international mega-success record Only by the Night. This will be the King's fifth record and no word yet on when the album is due.
After a very long legal dispute, Amanda Palmer has parted ways with Roadrunner Records. Though the terms and conditions have not been released, Palmer for one is ecstatic about the split, as anyone who has been following her on Twitter this past week can tell you. Also, for the first time since 2003, one of my favorite women in music can finally release more solo material. With the excitement, Palmer released the free single "The Truth," which can be downloaded on her site amandapalmer.net. Palmer also released this goodbye photo to mark the event.