Saturday, September 7, 2013

Quick News

Call it the odd couple, but Yoko Ono will release a 10" single with Wu-Tang leader RZA with all proceeds going to charity.

Speaking to NME, Earl Sweatshirt said that he and Tyler, The Creator will release an EARLWOLF album in due time. The Odd Future rapper said, "We'll do the record when we're ready to sit down for a month and a half and do it in one. It'd be shitty if it was spread out. That's how I want to do shit from now on; that's what I learned from doing 'Doris'. Trying to piece shit together that's hella spread out kinda sucks. You hit a lot more walls trying to make it sync."

A lost interview with John Lennon given to The Village Voice's Howard Smith reveals the inner turmoil The Beatles were going through when making Let It Be. In the interview, Lennon said, "We were going through hell. We often do. It's torture every time we produce anything. The Beatles haven't got any magic you haven't got. We suffer like hell anytime we make anything, and we got each other to contend with. Imagine working with The Beatles, it's tough. There's just tension. It's tense every time the red light goes on." The singer, who also described the LP as a "strange album", continued: "We never really finished it. We didn't really want to do it. Paul was hustling for us to do it. It's The Beatles with their suits off."

Following in the footsteps of Chile and Brazil, Argentina will now host their own Lollapalooza festival. Organizers and Perry Farrell announced yesterday that Lollapalooza Argentina will take place next year.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo spoke about the firing of iconic singer Scott Weiland. He said, "It was a very difficult decision to terminate the face of your band. There are many paths to the the history of certain bands and each one is a little different, but it all kind of turns out the same at the end. But it was a very difficult decision to do that. That's as big as it gets. But we didn't really have any other choice." STP has now hired Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and will release a new EP this fall.

A musical based around the life of the late Tupac Shakur will arrive on Broadway. The musical, Holler if Ya Hear Me, will most likely arrive next year after it has finally set it's cast.

Sharon Jones spoke out to fans while she recovers following her successful cancer surgery. On her website, she wrote to fans saying:"I know it's been a little while since I last checked in. I've been spending my time recovering in a beautiful spot in upstate New York, and I really couldn't be luckier to have such amazing support from my friends, family and fans. Although my surgery to remove my cancer in June was successful, my doctor recommended that I do a 6 month course of preventative chemotherapy, which I started a month ago. I wish I could say its been a breeze, but this is looking to be the most challenging part yet. Thankfully, I'm feeling stronger and more focused on getting back out on stage every day. I want you all to know that YOU are the reason why I am so motivated and driven to stay healthy and work through my recovery. Can't wait to see you all soon!"