After a five year hiatus, underrated American rock band The Jayhawks are coming back! The band has begun recording a new album and will do a small tour this winter. No word as to when the record will be released.
UK sensations Frankie and the Heartstrings will release their debut record, Hunger on Valentines Day in the UK.
Albert Hammond Jr of the Strokes has said to Rolling Stone that the band scrapped an entire albums worth of material before finding their footing for their upcoming record. The band have 10 songs for the new disc which is a follow up to 2006's First Impression of Earth. The album will be out by March.
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong will join the cast of American Idiot for 50 performances this winter. Billie Joe is slipping into the role of St. Jimmy, a role he did for a week this past fall when the main actor had an emergency and could not perform.