Monday, November 5, 2012

Quick News

Johnny Marr has announced he will release his debut solo album, The Messenger, in February.

After Radiohead fansite, AtEaseWeb posted that Atoms for Peace, Thom Yorke's side band with Flea, Nigel Goodrich and many others will release their debut in January, no one from the band or label - XL Recordings confirmed or denied the release. However, Yorke did speak to Rolling Stone about making the record, which was recorded in California and said, "We were at Flea's house. We got wasted, played pool and listened to Fela Kuti all night."The band began working together in 2010 after Yorke recruited them to tour his 2006 solo record, The Eraser.

Ghostface Killah has confirmed he has laid down tracks for a forthcoming Wu-Tang Clan album that could arrive next November, which also marks the 20th anniversary of their landmark classic debut, Enter the Wu: 36 Chambers. He told MTV News, "While I was doin' my 'Supreme Clientele' shit, the second one, 'The Wally Era', I was doin' joints for the next Wu album."

MIA will release her new album, Matangi, next year.

Robyn gave some details about how she hopes to be recording and releasing a new album in the new year. The Swedish singer told BBC Newsbeat, "I'm coming off the road so I can release something quicker. Everyone's asking when there will be new stuff: The labels I work with, the fans, the journalists. To be honest, I'm just happy someone cares. I've been trying to write new stuff but as soon as another tour comes up, my ideas go out of my head. I start thinking about rehearsals instead."

Jonah Matranga will release a new onelinedrawing album in Spring 2013.

Italian media is reporting that Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins, has laid down drum tracks for a forthcoming album with legendary Italian rocker Vasco Rossi (Basically Italy's Springsteen). People from Rossi's camp have not confirmed nor denied the reports.

Speaking of Foo Fighters, the poster for Dave Grohl's Sound City film, which he directed, has been released. The documentary will come out sometime in 2013 and is about the legendary California recording studio. Take a look at the poster below:

Also, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many celebs have been lending money and their voice to get people to donate to the areas affected, which has been fantastic. However, New Jersey's favorite punks, the legendary Bouncing Souls are doing more than lending some cash, they are lending a hand. In a picture posted on Facebook over the weekend, Souls members Pete Steinkopf and Bryan Kienlen were photographed cleaning up and picking up the pieces in Ocean Grove, NJ. Well done, lads. Take a look at the photo below: