The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, fun., and Rihanna have been tapped as performers for the Grammy® awards next month.
After Tuesday's shock announcement that David Bowie will release a new record, his first in a decade, in March, reaction to his first single, "Where are we Now?" was swift and mixed. Now, longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti, who produced The Thin White Duke's forthcoming record spoke to BBC News and gave some insight as to what fans can expect. He said, "It's maybe the only track on the album that goes this much inward for him," he said. "I thought to myself: 'Why is David coming out with this very slow, albeit beautiful, ballad? … He should come out with a bang.' But [David] is a master of his own life. I think this was a very smart move, linking the past with the future, and I think the next thing you hear from him is going to be quite different." He also said, "We never spent more than two to three weeks at a time recording. Usually we'd work on one or two songs in an afternoon, and whip them into shape so they'd sound like great rock tracks. That's the way I've been working with [David] since The Man Who Sold the World [and] he hasn't really changed in his approach."
Following a posting on Brooklyn Vegan on Tuesday, it seems as if their is something simmering in The Postal Service camp. The band may possibly be reuniting. The trend setting site posted a still image of the band under the headline, "Postal Service Reunion In The Works." The site is never one to post bullshit and there was also a tag on the post that said, "Coachella." Huge hint? The official Coachella line-up gets released later this month, we shall wait and see.
Beyonce is set to perform for President Obama at the Inauguration later this month.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have named their new record, Spector at the Feast, it arrives in March.
Echo & the Bunnymen side project, Poltergeist, which features Bunnymen members Will Sergeant and Les Pattinson, announced their debut album, Your Mind Is A Box (Let Us Fill It With Wonder). No release date has been set.