It has been revealed that Beady Eye guitarist Gem Archer fractured his skull after falling down the stairs of his home. The injury forced the band to cancel a slew of dates and Archer spend time in the hospital to recover. We wish him a speedy recovery!
DOOM is teaming up with young NYC rapper Bishop Nehru for a collaboration album that will be released later this year. No word yet as to when exactly it will come out or further details.
MIA will release her new album, Matangi in November.
The Avett Brothers will release their new, Rick Rubin produced album, Magpie and the Dandelion in October.
Speaking to The Guardian, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor has opened up about his past addiction problems and how he turned to David Bowie for help. Reznor said, "The 'Downward Spiral' felt like I had an unending bottomless pit of rage and self-loathing inside me and I had to somehow challenge something or I'd explode. I thought I could get through by putting everything into my music, standing in front of an audience and screaming emotions at them from my guts but after a while it didn't sustain itself, and other things took over – drugs and alcohol. It reminds me, when I was in the throes of that [addiction] was when we toured with Bowie, and this was the Bowie that had come out the other side and was happily married. I was nearing the peak of my addiction, and his role to me was kind of mentor, big brother, friend, and also he'd give me kind of shamanish advice."
Speaking to Pitchfork, My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields gave a rare interview about the bands nearly two decade long hiatus. Shields said, "As I get older, I realise a lot of the things I could have done – things that I didn’t think were so great at the time – actually would have been enjoyable. I do need to loosen up a bit, and that usually does come with old age. That’s the intention." He also said the band plans to record more and release a new EP in the near future.
Janelle Monae has revealed the tracklisting for her much anticipated new album, The Electric Lady which arrives next month. Take a look at the tracklisting and special guests on the record below:
'Suite IV Electric Overture'
'Givin Em What They Love' (featuring Prince)
'QUEEN' (featuring Erykah Badu)
'Electric Lady' (featuring Solange)
'Good Morning Midnight'
'PrimeTime' (featuring Miguel)
'We Were Rock & Roll'
'The Chrome Shoppe'
'Look Into My Eyes'
'Suite V Electric Overture'
'Our Favourite Fugitive'
'Can't Live Without Your Love'
'Dorothy Dandridge Eyes' (featuring Esperanza Spalding)
'What An Experience'