Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Quick News

After various attempts at calling themselves The Cars or The New Cars or The Cars of the 21st Century...The actual Cars featuring Ric Ocasek are hinting they will get back together for the first time in 23 years! The band posted a photo of all original members in the studio on the Cars Facebook page and Keyboardist Greg Hawks tells Boston Globe in response to the surprising photo, "I hate to be vague, but I really can't say." They are probably just working the kinks out, but a reunion from this band would be pretty interesting and welcomed.

In another reunion and MAJOR music news - DAVE GROHL IS WORKING WITH FORMER NIRVANA BASSIST KRIST NOVASELIC! The two have not worked together since the passing of Kurt Cobain in 1994. Grohl, who is recording in his California garage with Foo Fighters for their first album since 2008's Echo's, Silence, Patience and Grace. Grohl tells BBC1's Zane Lowe that "came in the other night and played bass on a song." While this is great news to Nirvana fans around the globe, what is even bigger is that the album is being produced by Butch Vig. The legendary Butch Vig that produced Nirvana's influential 1991 disc, Nevermind. Grohl says "The last month and a half we've been in my garage recording totally old school analogue with Butch Vig," he said. "This whole project has been really cool because I haven't made a record with Butch in 20 years, almost exactly 20 years." Grohl promises this latest Foo's record to be their "heaviest" yet! The album arrives sometime next year.

Sad news to report, legendary reggae singer Gregory Isaac's has passed away at the age of 59 after a long battle with lung cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.

Jay-Z and Kanye West were going to work together on what Kanye called a "mini-album," aka an EP, however this venture is now turning into a full on LP. No word as to when it will be released, though it is expected to arrive in 2011.

Beastie Boys have announced the track listing to their long awaited Hot Sauce Committee Pt 2. Die hard Beastie's fans will notice something odd, that the track listing is exactly the same as that as the much delayed and long awaited Hot Sauce Committee pt 1. In a press statement MCA Adam Yauch said "Strange but true, the final sequence for Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 works best with all its songs replaced by the 16 tracks we originally had lined up in pretty much the same order we had them in for Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1. So we've come full circle." Take a look at the track listing below, Hot Sauce 2 arrives March 2011.
1. Tadlock's Glasses
2. B-Boys in the Cut
3. Make Some Noise
4. Nonstop Disco Powerpack
5. OK
6. Too Many Rappers [ft. Nas]
7. Say It
8. The Bill Harper Collection
9. Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win [ft. Santigold]
10. Long Burn The Fire
11. Funky Donkey
12. Lee Majors Come Again
13. Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament
14. Pop Your Balloon
15. Crazy Ass Shit
16. Here's a Little Something For Ya