Could another Jay-Z / Chris Martin collaboration be on the way? According to HOV, the answer is yes! The hip-hop legend and the Coldplay frontman have teamed up in the past with the Jay-Z track "Beach Chair," off Jigga's 2006 album Kingdom Come (in fact, the name of that album was inspired by the Coldplay secret song "Till Kingdom Come" from X&Y) and of course on the "Lost +" remix from Coldplay's Prospekt's March EP. Now, Jay-Z tells BBC that ''He's [Martin's] a brother from another mother, I see him morethan my own brother. Actually, I do." He then went on to say about Martin, "[He's] one of the geniuses of our generation. Any time you can collaborate with that sort of genius, you jump at the chance, I don't care who you are." Jay-Z and Coldplay are co-heading a New Year's Eve bash in Vegas this weekend at the brand new Cosmopolitan Casino and Resort, maybe a track or two will come of it.
Queens of the Stone Age are set to enter the studio in January to work on the follow up to 2007's Era Vulgaris. Keyboardist Dean Fertita told Billboard "Everybody seems excited and ready to go. We've got so many ideas started already; I guess we'll see what turns out to be everybody's favorite."
Rare Instrumentals, demos and B-Sides from The Smiths surfaced online on a Morrissey fansite recently. The original vinyl bootleg, The Smiths - Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals, has been transferred to high quality mp3's. No word as to how old this vinyl bootleg was, but it seemed to have been made after the band split in 1987. Here is the link to grab the bootleg.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Bloc Party have given fans the biggest Christmas enigma in music history. The band, who have been on hiatus since the end of 2008, shared this photo on the band's twitter account @thisisblocparty on Christmas Day:
Could it mean a new tour? A new record? No one knows for sure and the band are not saying anything as of yet....we will keep you posted as soon as news filters in.