Saturday, December 11, 2010

Quick News

Sad news to report, the legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. The singer, who was supposed to tour this winter in North America, canceled her shows to undergo an undisclosed operation. It has now been revealed she was being treated for the disease. Our thoughts are with Aretha.

This is a supergroup for the post-Britpop ages! Carl Barat of The Libertines, Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys, Drew McConnell of Babyshambles and Gruff Rhys of Super Fury Animals are recording and releasing an album under the name - The Battletop Band. The band's debut, Dream Service is set for an April release.

Former Joy Division and New Order drummer Stephen Morris has hinted about a possible New Order reunion in the future. Speaking at London's Rough Trade Shops this week to promote the brand new Joy Division box set, +/-, Morris explained "New Order Could Play Again, it would bring a lot of joy a lot of people."

Thrashing and bashing British hardcore punks Throats are calling it quits, but really a "fuck off." After a four years together, the band announced via their website "We have decided to call it a day. We are thinking about a last show but it's not 100 per cent certain yet. Some leftover merch will be going cheap on the big cartel in a few days. Goodbye."