Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Quick News

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament spoke to Rolling Stone recently and says the Seattle grunge kings are "over halfway through" finishing their next album. Ament says,"We made the bulk of our records in Seattle, so it's just great to get out of Seattle for me. Everybody leaves all their stuff at home and you just go down for 12 days and it's all you do." They expect to have the record out early next year.

Radiohead are set to tour in 2012, according to Thom Yorke who spoke to BBC1 Radio after announcing two special shows in New York next week. Yorke also dished on his solo effort, Atoms for Peace which features Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers and longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Goodrich will have their new album out next year.

Good news for fans of Ben Folds Five, the trio have plans to record again. Folds tells that the idea came up when he was working on a retrospective on the band and says "We tend to do things when we're asked. It's really funny. We hadn't had any offers to do anything. I guess it's all self-motivation. We didn't know if we were going to get together or not for anything."Ben Folds Five last record was released in 1999, The Unauthorised Biography of Reinhold Messner.

Bloc Party could be recording their next record without frontman Kele Okereke, the singer tells NME that while in New York he saw his former bandmates enter a recording studio, he says "I was actually having lunch about three weeks ago, just here on 8th Avenue, and I saw somebody walk past and I recognized the haircut," he said. "It was Russell. I was like, 'Hey!,' but he didn't see me and I followed him around the corner and then I saw Matt, Gordon and Russell all standing outside this rehearsal space. They all went inside."