Saturday, October 29, 2011

Quick News

With The Stone Roses reunion under way, acclaimed British filmmaker Shane Meadows (This is England, Dead Man's Shoes) has been tapped to direct a documentary on the legendary Manchester band's return.

After passing away in July, the official coroners and toxicology reports on Amy Winehouse's death have been released and they state that Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning and her blood alcohol level was 5x's the legal limit.

The project Damon Albarn has been working on with Flea and Tony Allen finally has a name. The name of the band is called Rocketjuice and the Moon. Albarn tells The Irish Times that "Someone in Lagos did the sleeve design and that’s the name he gave it, which suits me because trying to find a name for another band is always tricky.” The band's debut will be out next year.

As we reported last week that Liam Gallagher would be up for a Oasis reunion in 2015 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their universally acclaimed (What's the Story) Morning Glory? record, brother Noel has put the kibosh on that idea, telling BBC Newsbeat "He's got my permission to go and play it. He can play it if he wants. I don't mind. I left that band for a reason and that reason still stands."

As they are on a massive press tour to promote their Lulu record with Lou Reed and about to stage their first concert in India this weekend, Metallica are already working on a new album to follow up 2008's fantastic Death Magnetic. Bassist Robert Truijlo tells Gulf News that "We've been busy writing and recording. We've got a couple of new songs we have been working on the past couple of weeks. The writing process for the new Metallica album has begun."

Continuing her battle with vocal chord issues, Adele has been forced to cancel ALL of her remaining 2011 dates.