Sunday, February 27, 2011

Quick News

U2 fans got some great news this week, they have been announced to headline Glastonbury in June (No surprise after they had to bail on the fest last year due to Bono's back injury), but fans were also treated to the news that they will hear two brand new Hype songs this year. The Hype, which was one of the original U2 line-ups that featured The Edge's brother, Dik Evans on guitar, will have two songs in the forthcoming comedy Killing Bono.

Sad news to report, former X-Ray Spex singer Poly Styrene aka Marianne Elliott-Said, has revealed she is battling cancer. In a statement issued by her publicist, they did not mention the type or stage of cancer she has. Poly was set to tour in support of her latest effort, Generation Indigo, however, the tour has been cancelled but the album is still set to arrive in April.

The Cribs will be returning to the studio after the summer festival season. Taking to Twitter, the band said “Despite being on a break, The Cribs are not superhuman and still have to eat, therefore they will be playing a handful of summer festival shows,” this record will be the follow-up to 2009's massive Ignore the Ignorant and will be the second Cribs record featuring Johnny Marr.

TV on the Radio have been very quiet about their latest release, Nine Types of Light. They just released the single "Will Do," and the album will arrive in the spring, however, they just unleashed the photo to the cover art of the album. Take a look, the photo was done by TV bassist David Stiek.