Following the success of their latest record, Four, Bloc Party have confirmed they will enter the studio in the Spring to record an EP.
Aside from Dave Grohl's Sound City Players and documentary making major headlines at Sundance, it is not the only music news coming from the Park City, Utah, film festival. HBO has just acquired a documentary on Pussy Riot called, Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer. No word as to when the film will air on the network.
The Postal Service will reunite for Coachella and will release their landmark debut, Give Up as a 10th Anniversary Edition LP and special CD package.
Bono can add a new title to his locker, spider species. You are not reading that wrong, nor is his acting in his own Broadway musical on Spider Man, but the singer's name is being used for a new species of spider found in Joshua Tree park in California. The reason for the name comes U2's landmark record, The Joshua Tree.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will appear on the new Wale record. Seinfeld, whose wife is a Wale fan told the comedian about the rappers liking to his work, thanks in part to his 2008 mixtape, A Mixtape About Nothing and now, Seinfeld will lend his skills to the D.C.'s rappers forthcoming record.
Lupe caused a fiasco in Washington. Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco was removed from the stage at a pre-inaugural event for President Obama. Performing a 30-minute version of his song, "Words I Never Said, Fiasco repeated the lines, "Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist/ Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn't say shit/ That’s why I ain't vote for him, next one either." He was told to move onto the next song, and when he didn't he was kicked off the stage.