Thursday, November 15, 2012

Quick News

After years of rumors and playing with fans attention, Tom Morello has squashed the rumors that Rage Against the Machine are working on new material. Speaking to Billboard magazine, Morello confirmed that the band have "No plans beyond" the reissue of their landmark debut record.

Dave Matthews Band will donate $1million to Hurricane Sandy victims and help restore some of the damage done by the massive Frankenstorm that slammed the East Coast at the end of October. The band will play a benefit concert at New Jersey's Izod Center where all proceeds from merchandise and ticket sales will go to Sandy relief.

Mumford and Sons have confirmed they are working on new songs. Member Winston Marshall told NME, "We've started working on new songs, got a rehearsal studio – we're going to do that more often – got a few new tunes out of it. It was great, sounds really cool. They're bones [of songs] but really exciting bones. Sturdy bones."

The director behind The Rolling Stones documentary, Crossfire Hurricane, Brett Morgan, has confirmed he is working with Courtney Love on a new Kurt Cobain documentary. Morgan told The New York Post, ""Kurt was not only an amazing songwriter and musician, he was an incredible artist and filmmaker. So we are going to do the movie sort of like a third-person autobiography – [as] if Kurt was around and making a film about his life."

Manic Street Preachers have confirmed they are working on a new album. Singer James Dean Bradfield told Bang Showbiz, "I'm trying to find a good word for the next record. I'm not going to say esoteric because no-one wants to hear that word, it's not even eclectic."