Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Quick News

French neo-New Wave pop rockers Tahiti 80 have confirmed they will release a new album in early 2014.

Trent Reznor has confirmed that Nine Inch Nails will release a new album this year on the bands new home, Columbia Records. Taking to the bands site, Reznor said, "I've been less than honest about what I've really been up to lately. For the last year I've been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great. This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!" No date or title has been released.

New Wave legend Gary Newman will release his new album, Splinter in October.

Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green has confirmed he is currently working on a new solo album. No release date has been set.

The iconic Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy is eyeing an early 2014 release of his new solo album, Lion. The album is being produced by Youth.

The George Harrison Memorial Garden is now open to the public. The garden is at the Bhaktivedanta Manor Estate near Watford, England and is dedicated to the late Beatle who died in 2001. Harrison gave the site, formerly known as Piggots Manor, to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in 1973 after becoming a follower of the Hare Krishna religion. Following Harrison's death, a garden was created in his remembrance but was closed to the public.

According to the Associated Press, incarcerated Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina has been hospitalized as she completes the first week of a hunger strike. As previously reported, she is on a hunger strike because was refused permission to attend her own parole hearing.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Damon Albarn has confirmed that he is going to release a solo album, which was produced by XL Records owner Richard Russell, the two teamed up to produced Bobby Womack's 2012 record - The Bravest Man in the Universe. Albarn also said he plans to tour behind the album where he will play material from all of his bands including Blur and Gorillaz. Speaking of Blur, he gave a status on the bands alleged new album and said, "We've got a couple of occasions when we're stuck in the middle of nowhere. So we might make the record in a week. If we can, it would be nice."