Sunday, September 26, 2010

Quick News

REM have wrapped up work on their on their 15th studio album. The band worked with producer Jacknife Lee, who produced the band's last release and 2008's best album, Accelerate. REM's still untitled new disc will arrive in the spring.

After Adam Kessler abruptly left The Drums, the band have called on long time friend, Tom Haslow to replace Kessler on guitar. Still no word as to why Kessler left the band, the band also admits that Haslow is not a permanent member of the band...just yet.

Guitar virtuoso Johnny Marr is set to release an obscure 60's cover as a charity single to benefit the British charity Centrepoint. Marr covered the song "Tendency To Be Free" which was first released by little-known band Rabbit Mackay in 1969. The single will appear on a charity compilation called Key to Change.

Cee-Lo has pushed up the release date of his latest disc, The Ladykilla. Instead of being released in December, The Ladykilla will now be released on November 4.

Surprise, surprise...Stone Temple Pilots have been forced to postpone their current North American tour after singer Scott Weiland appeared drunk and was slurring his words and making bizarre rants at a show in Houston last week. Weiland, who has battled addiction since before the band formed, was apparently clean and sober since they released their latest record this past summer. We spoke to his ex-wife Mary Forsberg Weiland earlier this year as she discussed her addictions along with Scott's, take a look HERE.