Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Quick News

To start things off, there is no better way than this - Blur are hinting they will be recording in 2011! Some annoymous source has told NME that "The lads will be getting into the studio early next year. There’s no concrete plans regarding what they will do with the material, but if they’re all agreed it could become the first full Blur album to feature all four members in over a decade." This could just be gossip however, Damon Albarn has hinted earlier this year that the band will do "something small" in the New Year, hopefully this is it.

Underworld are set to score Danny Boyle's West End production of Frankenstein. Boyle, who is directing the production has tipped his friends Underworld to record the score to the Mary Shelly adaptation. Underworld achieved massive success worldwide due to Boyle from their contributions to his films Trainspotting and Sunshine. Frankenstein is set to open in London's West End in the spring of 2011.

Henry Rollins has admitted that he produced a record for notorious cult leader and murderer Charles Manson in the 80's but was never completed. Rollins, who was living at SST record's in the 80's while fronting Black Flag told a crowd at an event this weekend for LA radio station KCRW that a lawyer representing Manson went to SST and needed a producer for an album of acoustic pop songs Manson wrote while in jail. Rollins worked on it but the album never surfaced. In a 2008 interview with NME Rollins revealed that he and the notorious criminal were pen-pals, he said "At the time I was very young and having him write me letters made me feel intense and heavy. I'd always know I'd have a letter in my PO Box from him because the woman behind the counter at the post office would give you this awful look. His letters would always have swastikas on them so they were easy to spot."

The Subways are poised for a big comeback after enlisting legendary Smiths and Blur producer Stephen Street to produce their third record. The album will be out sometime in 2011.

The Klaxons are giving away a FREE EP on Christmas! The EP, Landmarks of Lunacy are the songs that were scrapped from their initial Surfing the Void sessions.

The Beatles are icons and now so is Abbey Road. The famous zebra stripped cross walk used for the band's iconic cover is now a historical landmark stated by the British government.

Elbow have unleashed the track listing and title to their latest album. The band's fifth record, Build a Rocket Boys! will be out March 7. Take a look at the track listing below:
'Lippy Kids'
'The Birds'
'With Love'
'Neat Little Rows'
'Jesus Is A Rochdale Girl'
'The Night Will Always Win'
'High Ideals'
'The River'
'Open Arms'
'The Birds (Reprise)'
'Dear Friends'