Saturday, May 8, 2010

Quick News

I cannot say I am surprised by this one bit, The Strokes, who promised fans a new album in September have pushed the album back to January now. Singer Julian Casablancas recently told Clash Music that "I think January. I was told not to predict anymore. But I’m pretty sure it should be out in January." I had a funny feeling this would happen since Casablancas has not stopped touring since the beginning of the year in support of his solo effort Phrazes for the Young while the band has been in New York working on the record.

Queens of the Stone Age are set to re release their 2000 record Rated R for a special anniversary pressing in July. The re release will feature B-Sides, outtakes and rarities.

Scissor Sisters scrapped an entire album before deciding to work on their forthcoming Night Work. Singer Jake Sheers explains to BBC News "We worked on a record for about a year and a half but we shelved it… about a year ago. I ended up moving to Berlin for a couple of months and we decided to start a new record from scratch, we started it last June." Night Work arrives in June.

Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to enter the studio to begin work on their first album in five years in July.

Liam Gallagher has become quite the entrepreneur since the fall of Oasis. Aside from starting his own clothing company, Pretty Green, Liam is set to purchase the rights to the Beatles biography by Richard DiLello, The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider's Diary Of The Beatles, Their Million Dollar Apple Empire And Its Wild Rise And Fall. Liam shall be acquiring the rights next week at the Cannes Film Festival.