Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Quick News

Fanfarlo will release a four-song EP next month called, The Sea via their own label New World Records.

A Perfect Circle will release their first greatest hits collection called, Three Sixty in November.

The Killers will also be releasing their first greatest hits collection, Direct Hits, in November. The album features two new songs, including their latest single, "Shot at the Night," which was produced by M83.

The Sounds will release their new album, Weekend, next month.

In Spring 2014, the world will get for the first time more insight into the mind of late Joy Division front man, Ian Curtis with the book, So This Is Permanence: Lyrics and Notebooks. The book will feature Curtis' lyrics, notes, journal entries, and personal writings.

Speaking to NME, Arcade Fire guitarist Richard Reed Perry made the shocking claim that David Bowie tried stealing "Reflektor" from the Canadian band. Bowie appears on the song, but Perry told the magazine, "It was just after 'The Next Day' had come out. He basically just came by the studio in New York while we were mixing, just to have a listen to the stuff we were doing. He offered to lend us his services because he really liked the song. In fact, he basically threatened us – he was like, 'If you don't hurry up and mix this song, I might just steal it from you!' So we thought, well why don't we go one better, why don't you sing on our version? Thankfully he obliged, and we were really happy about that."

After we told you last week that the mysterious Morrissey autobiography was not happening after Mox got into a dispute with the publisher, Penguin Books. Now, Penguin is claiming they are releasing the book anyway. In a statement, Penguin said, "The publication of Morrissey’s Autobiography remains with Penguin Books. This is a deal for the UK and Europe, but Morrissey has no contract with a publisher for the US or any other territory. As of 13 September, Morrissey and Penguin (UK) remain determined to publish within the next few weeks."

After selling his stake in the Brooklyn Nets, Jay Z is now selling his stake in Barclays Center, the venue in which the Nets play in. According to Forbes, "Jay-Z has to unload his ownership interests in the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays BCS +2.1% Center due to his new sports agency, Roc Nation Sports. Roc Nation Sports' roster includes Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees, Skylar Diggins of the WNBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, and Victor Cruz of the New York Giants....Jay-Z owns slightly less than one-fifth of one percent of the Barclay Center. New York City recently appraised the Barclays Center-based on its potential income-to be worth $741 million. That works out to about $1.5 million for Jay-Z's stake."