Sad news to report, after batteling lung cancer, TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith has passed away from the disease. The band posted on their website:
We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friend and bandmate, Gerard Smith, following a courageous fight against lung cancer. Gerard passed away the morning of April 20th, 2011. We will miss him terribly.
The following shows will be cancelled:
April 20 St. Andrew Halls, Detroit MI
April 22 Metro, Chicago IL
April 23 First Ave, Minneapolis MNApril 24 First Ave, Minneapolis MN
April 26 Ogden, Denver CO
There will be more information as it becomes available.
Picking up his crazy heart and giving it one more try, Jeff Bridges will release a country music album produced by his Crazy Heart music producer and legend, T. Bone Burnett. The album will be out later this year.
Arcade Fire will re-release their Grammy Award winning The Suburbs this summer. The expanded release will feature two new songs "Speaking Tongues" and "Culture War," and will release a making of The Suburbs DVD, it will be out June 27.
Elton John will be returning to Sin City to start his "Million Dollar Piano" shows at Cesar's Palace. The gigs will run three years and will be a new feature and spin on his long running "Red Piano" shows that were also held at Cesar's.
Just call them cheeky monkeys, Arctic Monkeys have released the cover of their forthcoming Suck It and See. Take a look at the cover below: