Sunday, October 17, 2010

Quick News

After years apart and leaving fans with the "what if?" factor, Duff McKagen joined Axl Rose on set at London's O2 Arena last week to perform a full set with his former band, Guns N Roses. Now of course, this sparks rumors that Duff is rejoining the band, but nothing can be confirmed at this time. Duff, who quit Jane's Addiction this year is back with Slash, Izzy and Matt Sorum retooling Velvet Revolver and was asked by Axl to join him at the London gig.

Speaking of reunions, Pink Floyd said that they would reunite for charity, much like they did in 2005 at the epic Live 8 concerts. Speaking to BBC news, drummer Nick Mason said "I think it would be a very nice way for a band to gently move towards retirement, by doing shows absolutely for charity rather than for more income." If they were to do this, it would be the first time they would perform together as a band after loosing founding member Richard Wright, who passed away in 2008.

REM have named their 15th studio album, the band's latest, Collapse into Now will be released in March of next year. The band reteamed with Jackknife Lee who produced their best record in 14 years, 2008's Accelerate.

Over 200 protesters gathered outside the New York offices of Atlantic Records on Friday to show support for Lupe Fiasco and demand that his much and over delayed LASERS record be released sooner. The label gave a date of March 8, 2011 - two years after it was supposed to be out to the public. Fans of Fiasco are not buying it and want it sooner. Lupe mentioned he had nothing to do with the organization of the event to but was glad fans showed support.

Disney has released a slick and amazing photo of Daft Punk's cameo in the much anticipated TRON: LEGACY film. Daft Punk are doing the soundtrack to the film, take a look at what they will look like -