In an interview with Music Week, Arcade Fire's manager, Scott Rodger, has confirmed they are working with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy on their new record. Rodger said, "They're in with James Murphy on three or so songs, plus Markus Dravs who is a long-time collaborator. They write too many songs - that's a good problem to have. There's around 35 songs with Arcade Fire, two albums'-worth for sure."
15 years after his death, the autopsy report of Christopher Wallace aka Notorious BIG / Biggie Smalls has been released by the LAPD. The rapper, who died at age 24 was shot four times but one bullet was fatal. It said a bullet,"which entered Wallace's body through his right hip and ripped its way through several vital organs ... before coming to rest in his left shoulder area." The fatal bullet went through his colon, liver, heart and left lung.
Following a gig in London, bassist Ellen Waddell has quit Los Campesinos!
Mumford and Sons have confirmed they are already working on the follow-up to their Grammy nominated record, Babel. Banjo player Winston Marshall told NME, "Will we wait years for the next album? Fuck, no. You heard it here first. We've just started working on new songs, got a rehearsal studio. They're bones of songs, but really exciting bones. Sturdy bones."
Wu-Tang Clan member Cappadonna will release his new solo album, Eyrth, Wynd, and Fyre, in January.
The long awaited and rumored A$AP Rocky tracklisting to his much anticipated debut, LONGLIVEA$AP has been released. The album features a slew of stars from Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Florence Welch and more. Take a look at the tracklisting below:
1. Long Live A$AP
3. PMW (All I Really Need) feat. Schoolboy Q
5. Hell feat. Santigold
6. Pain feat. OverDoz
7. Fuckin’ Problems feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar
8. Wild For The Night
9. 1Train feat. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T.
13. Pretty Flaco (Remix) feat. Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame & Pharrell
14. Ghetto Symphony feat Gunplay & A$AP Ferg
16. Like I’m Apart feat. Florence Welch
17. Purple Swag (Remix)