Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Quick News

Chris Martin has come out and given some info on the new Coldplay record (finally). The follow-up to 2008's mega successful Viva La Vida or Death and All of His Friends still does not have a title or release date but Martin tells BBC "a concept album but it's supposed to be very personal within a big framework." He then added, "It's from the point of view of two people who are a bit lost. Two like-minded outsiders who meet in a very difficult environment and therefore have a journey together." Like Viva La Vida, the album is being produced by Brian Eno and the band are working at their London studio - The Bakery.

File Under - Fuck Yes! - Pearl Jam are to host their very own festival next summer! The band's long time manager Kelly Curtis told SiriusXM radio that the festival will take place "somewhere in the middle of the U.S." No further details have been given at press time.

Gossip front woman Beth Ditto and British electro icons Simian Mobile Disco are releasing an EP together. Simian Mobile Disco are producing and working on the music to Ditto's solo EP which will be released in January.

As reported before, Gorillaz are releasing a FREE ALBUM on CHRISTMAS DAY! The animated band have released the title of the record, The Fall and it is the first album to be recorded completely on an iPad.

Beck is producing Sonic Youth front man Thurston Moore's latest solo album, Benediction. Speaking to Philadelphia Weekly, Moore says the album was "recorded in Southern California at Beck's home studio." The album is due sometime next year.

After not speaking much to the press after founding member and drummer Caroline McKay's departure earlier this year, Glasvegas front man James Allen spoke to NME about the band's new line-up and Caroline leaving. He says "It was probably me saying, 'Hit this drum, hit that drum. Doing a demo, getting gigs, doing a demo, doing another demo then a record in New York then it's playing at Wembley with U2, Glastonbury… she never asked for any of that. Everybody's cool with each other. Caroline could have stayed and taken the money but she left." After Caroline left, James' cousin and Glasvegas bassist Rab Allen suggested that the band get another female drummer. The band has recruited Swedish drummer Jonna Löfgren and have finished recording their sophomore release. The album is expected to come out in the first half of 2011 and was produced by Flood in London and LA.

Trent Reznor has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his work scoring The Social Network. Congrats to Trent and Atticus Ross on their nom!