Saturday, September 22, 2012

Quick News

At a press conference on Friday to officially announce the DVD A Celebration Day, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin - Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones dodged reports they would be reuniting. The band were coy when asked about doing other shows by the press, Page stated, "Can't I just enjoy the film." Plant was also coy and said, "That would be kiss and tell," in regard if they are planing something down the pipeline. The DVD celebrates the band coming together for the first time since the passing of drummer John Bonham in 1980, they reunited in 2007 for a special concert for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, who passed away in 2006.

Trent Reznor has announced that his band How to Destroy Angels, which features his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, and longtime collaborator Atticus Ross, have inked a deal with Columbia Records. The band will release an EP An Omen in November. The band plan to tour and release a full length next year. Reznor, who has famously called out major labels and split from Interscope in 2007, said in a statement on Facebook, "Regarding our decision to sign with Columbia, we've really spent a long time thinking about things and it makes sense for a lot of reasons, including a chance to work with our old friend Mark Williams. There's a much more granular and rambling answer I could give (and likely will in an interview someplace) but it really comes down to us experimenting and trying new things to see what best serves our needs. Complete independent releasing has its great points but also comes with shortcomings."

Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but for Peter Hook, its best if he keeps serving up a spiteful revenge to his former bandmates in New Order. Hook with Bernie Sumner and Stephen Morris formed New Order after Ian Curtis took his own life and Joy Division disbanded in 1980. Hook, who had a famous fallout with Sumner and Morris in 2007. Since then Hook has been touring with his band The Light performing Joy Division's two albums, Unknown Pleasures and Closer, while New Order have continued on without him. Now, Hooky plans to perform New Order's first two albums, Movement and the brilliant Power, Corruption and Lies, with The Light this fall across the UK. In 2011 we interviewed Hooky, take a look at that HERE.