Fans in Paris on Thursday night were treated to a very special club "Warm-up" gig for The Rolling Stones. The Stones, who are gearing up for their big 50th anniversary concerts in London and Newark performed for $20 for a few hundred lucky fans in the city of lights.
After a concert in London on Wednesday night, Scissor Sisters hinted at a career hiatus. The New York glam-pop band's front woman's Ana Matronic said, "This will be the last time we will play in London for quite some time. The ones who got us first – and always get us best." She then confirmed to Gigwise that "Don't you worry - this isn't the last you've heard of us."
Jimmy Eat World's Jim Adkins spoke to Phoenix People recently and gave some insight on the bands new album. He said, "What I’m hoping to get out of it, the way we’ve been recording it, it’s a lot less slick. It’s not to say we didn’t take our time and mix it and make sure performances were good and things were sounding good, I think we just had a better sense of what to let go and what to focus on. That comes from paying more attention to the vibe of things rather than the perfection of things. The short answer is that it’s definitely rougher-sounding, a little grittier. I don’t think it’s going to sound like anything we’ve done. It’ll be similar yet different."
In a recent interview with Spinner, Ben Gibbard assured fans that their are no plans for a new Postal Service record, the electronic band he had with producer Jimmy Tamborello. Gibbard said,"There are no plans to make a second record. I cannot say that enough.
I think people like the idea of a second Postal Service record better than they would like the second Postal Service record. It's the desire for something one can't have, the anticipation of possessing something is more fulfilling than actually having something. People don't get what the Postal Service was meant to be. It was meant to be for fun. And just because it was so successful doesn't mean that we have to make another one. If there's any frustration I have with being asked that question all the time, I wish I could articulate the difference between a band and a project. A band is a living, breathing organism of people who are invested in each other in a very real way... I've done a lot of things and I haven't followed up on any of them."
Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara told Canadian radio station, CKCU that the Canadian indie ensemble are recording their new album and hope to have it out by the end of 2013. Gara said, "We are just working like we always have. We took a couple months off and we've been writing songs. Now we're in the studio pretty much full-time just doing what we do. And we kind of shut the door. We haven't really gone out and done anything in over a year now. We haven't done photos or interviews or anything. We're just working on music and growing beards and living at home a lot and going out to dinner together."