Friday, May 20, 2011

Quick News

Since leaving The Cribs earlier this year, Johnny Marr is working on another Healers album. Speaking to Billboard, Marr said "I just want to write more than enough material to avoid ducking back into the studio to record a follow-up album." The Healers last record was 2003's Boomslang.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will return with their first record five years. The album, Hysterical will be out later this year.

Our Lady Peace are currently locked away in a studio recording album number eight. The band have been posting various videos online each week to see what is going on, head on over to to see what the Canadian rockers are up to.

Queens of the Stone Age are set to begin working on new material as soon as Glastonbury is finished this June. The band will record an album of new material for the first time in five years, this will be the follow up to 2007's Era Vulgaris.

Muse members drummer Dominic Howard and bassist Chris Wolstenhome spoke to NME about the follow up to 2009's The Resistance. They are aiming for a "softer" sounding record, the members said "Who knows, it might be softer rock, but then it's up to me and Chris to make it heavy again. A heavy rock lullaby! But I'm sure it will move forward in some way."

While Keith Richards is getting X-Pensive Wino's back together, Mick Jagger will not be sidelined. He is starting a supergroup with Joss Stone, Damien "Jr Gong" Marley, Dave Stewart and Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman. The band is called Super Heavy, Jagger tells Rolling Stone "It's different from anything else I've ever been involved in. The music is very wide-ranging – from reggae to ballads to Indian songs in Urdu."Oddly enough the band got their start two years ago in Stewarts Jamacian home but are now going public. No announcement of an album has been made nor a tour.