Thursday, May 13, 2010

Quick News

Former Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagen made his live debut with Jane's Addiction on Cinco De Mayo in LA. The band did a surprise gig at a Mexican resturant and introduced Duff officially to the world. Duff is replacing original Jane's bassist Eric Avery, who left the band, again, earlier this year.

Speaking of departing bassists, Carlos D has left Interpol. The band released a statement on their website stating "But we’re feeling limber; and we’re going to carry it all around the world for you…Sadly, Carlos will not be joining us.” Interpol is set to support U2 on a slew of dates this summer in North America and Europe as well as their own headlining tour in support of their forthcoming fourth record.

The Roots and John Legend almost recorded an album full of Arcade Fire covers. Yep, that is correct. While Philly's finest was recording their latest, How I Got Over, they decied to join up with Legend to record Wake Up, a collection of Arcade Fire covers, however that idea was scrapped and they instead began recording 5o's, 60's and 70's soul covers. Legend recently told Rolling Stone "I wanted to choose cover songs that were so under the radar, so uniquely interpreted, that it would take you a second to realise that these are cover songs [at all]." The opted to keep the name, Wake Up, no word on when Wake Up shall arrive.

Jarvis Cocker is offering a unique free album of nature sounds. Yep, no actual music but sounds of nature entitled National Trust, based on the charity of the same name. The album can be downloaded at