Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Quick News

He grew up as Calvin Broadus, then was Snoop Doggy Dog, then Snoop Dogg, now, he will be known as Snoop Lion. That is right, Snoop Lion. The legendary rapper and entertainer is crafting his first reggae album under the name Snoop Lion. The record titled, Reincarnated, will feature production by Diplo, Major Lazer and will be out later this year.

Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody has filmed a cameo role for the next season of HBO's blockbuster, Game of Thrones. No word on what the singers character does or what he will do, but looking forward to seeing him on the show.

Legendary rapper, KRS-One will release his new album, The BDP, later this year.

Depeche Mode have confirmed that they will wrap work on their new album later this year and will have it out in early 2013.

Crystal Castles have confirmed that their new album, still untitled, will be out at the end of September.

Legendary Madchester group, The Happy Mondays are plotting their first new album with their original line-up in 20 years. The band confirmed their news to NME, no word as to when the record will be released.

Sad news to report, after 17 years together, Swedish band, The Soundtrack of our Lives are breaking up. The band, who released their latest record, Throw it to the Universe, earlier this year, confirmed the news that they will be doing a farewell tour in Europe this September. Singer Ebbot Lundberg told NME, “My idea when we started this band was that we were gonna peak around 2012. Which suddenly is pretty soon!” This weekend we will be featuring one of the FINAL interviews with TSOOL, which was done before their big breakup announcement. Stay tuned!

On October 23, Bat for Lashes will release her new album, The Haunted Man. Take a look at the cover  below: