Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder will release his second solo disc, entitled Ukelele Songs, it is all original songs done by Vedder on a ukelele. On the album, he gets help from The Frames and Swell Season front man Glen Hansard and Cat Power. Ukelele Songs will arrive this summer and Vedder will set out on a solo tour with Hansard.
Nick Mason of Pink Floyd is "hopeful" of a reunion with the famous band. Mason told BBC 6 Music that "No-one has said we will never work (together) again. I think it is very unlikely we are going to go out on tour. I think Roger's [Waters] really happy working on his own now ... It's hard to see Dave [Gilmour] thinking he'd really like to work full time with Roger."He then went on to say, "On the other hand I live in hope we would absolutely do another Live 8 or play together for the right reasons."
Speaking of reunions, former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri has reached out to his friend and former bandmate, QOTSA front man Josh Homme about rejoining the stoner rock outfit. Homme has rejected his offer. Oliveri tells UGO.com that "I saw them [Queens Of The Stone Age] play in LA, I was down there and I mentioned to them, 'Why don't I come up and do 'Millionaire' or something, and sing it and not play bass?' He was like, 'Nah, I don't think that's a good idea yet'." Oliveri insists though that he and Homme are still close friends. We caught up with Nick Oliveri last year, take a look at our interview HERE, where he speaks about his career and Homme.
New Jersey's finest, Bouncing Souls are hitting major cities this summer in what seems to be one of the more interesting tours of the year. The legendary punkers will be performing their entire catalouge over the course of four nights in each city they play. For a full list of dates, venues and cities go to the band's website - www.bouncingsouls.com.
New Nashville sensations Mona will release their self titled debut later this year and they have revealed the cover to their first effort. Take a look at the cover for Mona's debut below: