Sunday, June 26, 2011

Quick News

U2 are set to reissue one of their greatest albums and one of the greatest albums ever made - Achtung Baby. For the records 20th anniversary, Achtung Baby along with it's little brother record, Zooropa will be released as box sets and reissued the way Joshua Tree and Unforgettable Fire were in the past.

Speaking of U2, they headlined Glastonbury for the first time this weekend, however the talk of the festival is Radiohead's surprise gig on Friday and Pulp's surprise gig on Saturday which drew 30,000 spectators to see Jarvis Cocker reunite with his former band and play the festival for the first time since 1998.

Though she was diagnosed in 2008, she is speaking out for the first time now, Missy Elliot is fighting Graves disease. Graves disease is a hormonal imbalance to the thyroid and Missy has been treating it since being diagnosed. We wish Missy a full recovery!

Kings of Leon front man Caleb Followill hints at possible King's solo albums in the near future. Followill told England's Daily Telegraph that “When you get in sometimes you just throw it all away and say ‘Alright, well let’s make this music together’ and the things that you love that you’ve been working on, sometimes you have to put it on the back burner and you just know that one day it will be heard, but it might not be Kings of Leon that’ll be putting it out. It might be some up-and-coming singer or it might be us individually doing a project. You never know.”

Madonna's music career is now going to get the comic book treatment. A graphic novel of the pop diva will hit stores later this summer.

After being forced to cancel the remainder of her US tour, Adele has been on strict doctor's orders to not speak nor sing for the next month due to acute laryngitis. We wish Adele a full recovery and rescheduled US dates shall be announced soon.

FINALLY! After years of talk and speculation, Trent Reznor's Year Zero TV Series based off Nine Inch Nail's 2007 record of the same name finally have a writer. HBO has greenlit the series for a while now and Fight Club screen writer Jim Uhlis is on board to write the series according to Hollywood Reporter.

Santigold has been rather quiet these days while she has been recording the follow-up to her brilliant 2008 self-titled debut. She is currently working with members of TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Bird and the Bee for her new record. She tells Billboard "I wanted it to feel dynamic and powerful. I still have the songs that sound very electronic and clubby, but I have a couple ballads on this one-- my own type of ballads, where they just sound big, like the way some old Kate Bush or Peter Gabriel songs were... On this one song, we did a whole section that has a bottle used as the percussion, so there's layers upon layers of Greg Kurstin playing a bottle and literally filling it with different layers of water, and stacking each note. Mixed with a marimba and taiko drums!"

After working with Conan O'Brien last year, Jack White is working with another late night comic to release music via his Third Man Records label - Mr. Stephen Colbert. White, Colbert and the strange and mysterious band The Black Belles have recorded the song "Charlene II (I'm Over You." The single will be out this summer on 7".