Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Quick News

Due to the 2012 Summer Olympic games taking place in London that year, the organizers behind Glastonbury have cancelled the festival for that year. The festival is set to resume in 2013.

While fans wait and wait for last years Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Pt 1 album, they will be getting Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 in March of next year. The band said in a press statement "Although we regret to inform you that 'Hot Sauce Committee Part 1' will continue to be delayed indefinitely, 'Hot Sauce Committee Part 2' will be released on time as originally planned in Spring of 2011." Hot Sauce Committee Pt 1 was pushed back due to MCA Adam Yauch undergoing cancer treatment after being diagnosed last summer.

U2 are set to play South Africa for the first time in 13 years. The band's last visit to the country was in 1998 on the final leg of the Popmart tour. The band will play those gigs in early next year, just in time for their latest record, Songs of Ascent to arrive.

Former Rascals front man and Last Shadow Puppets singer, Miles Kane says that he and Alex Turner will definitely regroup for Last Shadow Puppets. Speaking to NME, Kane say "Yeah, yeah, yeah, definitely. After I've done this stuff, I guess. I've got a few things up my sleeve."

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith has given some news on the band's latest Rick Rubin producer effort. Smith tells "I think we've tracked about 20 songs already, and there's a few more left to do. Then we'll whittle them down to make the best record." He went on to say that the band is hoping to have the record released in March, but cannot confirm that, he said it will be out "We're definitely hoping to have it out by next summer. It's been a long time in coming." This is the band's first record since the departure of guitarist John Fruscante last year. The band's guitar tech Josh Klinghoffer is taking over for Fruscante.

Kanye West has revealed the cover his label banned for his forthcoming, much anticipated new album, My Dark Twisted Fantasy.