Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Quick News

Arcade Fire are working on their much anticipated fourth album at their long time friend, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem's DFA studio in New York City. The news was confirmed by DFA via Twitter, no word as to when the album will arrive.

After reuniting at SXSW to open for Prince over the weekend, Q-Tip gave some insight as to what will happen with A Tribe Called Quest. Speaking to Rolling Stone, he is expecting the other members of the legendary hip-hop group: Phife Dawg, Jarobi White, and Ali Shaheed Muhammed to appear on his new solo album, The Last Zulu, which is slated to arrive in Spring 2014. Tip said, "I'll probably get them on my album." He then said that group will continue touring, "We love performing. There's a lot of places around the world that we've yet to hit, believe it or not. We're probably gonna just concentrate on the rest of the world. We've kind of played America." He did however, make no mention that a new Tribe album could happen - fingers crossed for that in the future!

Could PJ Harvey been the face of a Nirvana reunion? That is the news coming from Dave Grohl himself when he spoke to NME about the idea. Grohl said, "Every once in a while we talk about it. For the Sound City gig here in London we were thinking about musicians that we could invite because Stevie Nicks and John Fogerty couldn't make it. Someone came up with the idea of doing a Nirvana song with PJ Harvey. Kurt loved her and we love her and we thought, 'Yeah, what would we do?' I said: 'God, what if we were to do 'Milk It' from 'In Utero' with Polly singing?' We all looked at each other like, 'Woah, that would be amazing…' and then she couldn't do it! The thing is, it's sacred ground. If we were ever to do something like that it would have to be right because you want to pay tribute. There's a reason Foo Fighters don't do Nirvana songs, and it's a good reason." The last time the surviving members of Nirvana played together was at the 12-12-12 concert for Hurricane Sandy relief in New York City, the reunion was fronted by Paul McCartney.