Sunday, January 13, 2013

Quick News

Black Sabbath have announced the release of their new studio album. The record titled, 13,  was produced by Rick Rubin and will be out in June. Filling in for drummer Bill Ward, who left the band's 2012 reunion over a contract dispute, Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk stepped in to record the drum tracks.

After the excitement following the announcement of a new David Bowie record, the Thin White Duke's producer, Tony Visconti has told NME that fans should not expect Bowie to tour. Visconti said, "He’s fairly adamant he’s never gonna perform live again… One of the guys would say, 'Boy, how are we gonna do all this live?' and David said, 'We’re not.' He made a point of saying that all the time."

After reuniting in 2008, Spacehog will finally release a new record, their first in 12 years. The band is set to put out As It Is On Earth in April. After the band reunited, we were the very first to speak to them and coincidentally, it was the very first interview we had ever done, read it HERE.

Living Colour will be taking their landmark record, Vivid out for its 25th Anniversary and will be touring around the world to celebrate the albums birthday.

Sad news to report, Neville Staple of The Specials has left the band due to "ill health." Staple, the original Rude Boy will not be touring with the band when they come to the U.S. for SXSW. The band announced on their website, "We are very sad Neville cannot join us on The Specials UK tour in May 2013 or indeed on the future projects we have planned. He has made a huge contribution to the fantastic time and reception we have received since we started and reformed in 2009. However, he missed a number of key shows last year due to ill health & his health is obviously much more important. We wish him the very best for the future." In 2011 we had the opportunity to interview Staple, take a look at that interview HERE.