Speaking of U2, according to Amazon in Germany, they will release their latest record in May. No confirmation from the band, but Amazon.de has not taken the album down since it was posted earlier last week.
The Libertines are flirting with the idea to play more gigs again after a successful reunion run last summer. Pete Doherty mentioned on his blog, Albionrooms.com that he has "Some offers for Libertines gigs" for this year. No word if they will actually happen. But Pete, Carl, John & Gary if you are reading this - Please come to the US!
Speaking of flirting with reunions, it looks like Blur are really ready to record again. Guitarist Graham Coxon took to twitter this week to say "Now off to see the Blur boys and have coffee and maybe switch a tape recorder on!" All we can say is.. YES, THANK YOU and FINALLY!
Also turning the switch back on are the Avett Brothers. The folk trio will head back into the studio to work with Rick Rubin again to record the follow up to their massive I & Love & You.
Metallica are also ready to record again and follow up their massive return from 2008's Death Magnetic. Lars Ulrich talked to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet and said "In the past, we would be fed up with Metallica whenever we returned home after a gigantic world tour, but this time it's different." The band are harnessing a "good vibe" right now and they hope to return to the studio by March or April to begin working on new material.
The latest effort from The Go! Team, Rolling Blackouts maybe their last. Team member Ian Parton told BB6 Music that "We don't want to do a Jay-Z and say that and then three years later we'll be, 'Hey!' again. But it may well be… the last The Go! Team record. It might be the last year we're touring, certainly, the band."
Returning from hiatus, The Kaiser Chiefs are currently recording their new album for a possible June release.
If anyone saw the Coachella line up that was announced a few weeks ago, you saw that Candian electronic outfit Death from Above 1979 have returned. Taking to their website, Sebastian Grainger said "It's been five years since Death From Above 1979 played a show," he wrote. "10 years since Jesse [F Keeler, bandmate] played me the first demos and 11 years since we sat in his parents basement and played so loud we knocked the china off the shelves upstairs. [..]So why not say yes? Why not say yes to Coachella? Why not say yes to playing the music we designed to be an undeniable source of power? Jesse and I have decided that what we can do together should not be denied. Together again, as was always the intention, as a collaboration. The collision of two different worlds."