Thursday, February 28, 2013

Quick News

Portugal. The Man have named their new album, Evil Friends. The Danger Mouse produced LP does not have a release date yet.

No Doubt have officially scrapped plans of their current tour to go back into the studio to record a new album.

Stone Temple Pilots have fired Scott Weiland from the band. Weiland, who is currently on a solo tour performing songs from STP's first two albums Core and Purple, found out via the press that he was axed from the band. In a statement Weiland said, "I learned of my supposed "termination" from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press. Not sure how I can be "terminated" from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that’s something for the lawyers to figure out. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to seeing all of my fans on my solo tour which starts this Friday. – Scott Weiland."

The Rolling Stones will now have their own exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. The exhibit titled, "50 Years of Satisfaction," will have rare photos, memorabilia, films, and will open on Memorial Day Weekend.

Drum and Bass icon Goldie is working on new projects with Flying Lotus, Photek, Burial, dBridge, and Total Science for his new album. No word as to when the new record will arrive.

The Roots' Questlove will release his memoir, Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove this summer. The book will be part his life story and part cultural study.

Speaking to BBC 1, Lana Del Rey discussed how she is going about making her new album. She said, “It’s a little more stripped down but really cinematic and dark. I’ve been working on it really slowly but I love everything I’ve done. I’ve been writing in Santa Monica and I know what the record sounds like. Musically, I’ve worked with the same three guys. Now I just have to finish it.”

Justin Timberlake is set to duet with Mumford & Sons' main man, Marcus Mumford on a collaboration for the forthcoming Coen Brothers movie, Inside Llewyn Davis. Timberlake stars in the film along side Mumford's wife, Carey Mulligan, it will arrive later this year.

Camera Obscura will release their new album, Desire Lines on June 4.

While The National have always made things a family affair - the band features two sets of brothers, singer Matt Berninger (Who does not have a sibling in the band) recruited his brother to film a documentary on the band. Tom Berninger has directed the forthcoming Mistaken For Strangers, a documentary about the bands massive tour and change of life following the release of 2010's High Violet. Mistaken For Strangers is also set to open the TriBeCa Film Festival on April 17. This is the second documentary the band, the first was the Vincent Moon directed, A Skin, A Night.