Before the untimely death of Joe Strummer, were The Clash working on new material? According to Clash guitarist and co-singer Mick Jones, yes. Jones told BBC 6 Music, "We did write some more songs together and he was going to do them with The Mescaleros," said Jones. "We wrote a batch - we didn't used to write one, we used to write a batch at a time - like gumbo. The idea was he was going to go into the studio with The Mescaleros during the day and then send them all home. I'd come in all night and we'd all work all night. That didn't come to nothing because that wasn't going to work, we knew that but it was a nice idea. Later on, a few months later we were at some opening or something and I said, 'What happened to those songs?!' If you didn't do them straight away and get them back straight away, it was like, 'What's wrong with them?!' So, I went, 'What happened to the songs?!' He went, 'Oh man, they're the next Clash album'."
West Coast 90's hip-hop outfit, Souls of Mischief will rerelease their seminal album, 93 'Til Infinity next month. The reissue will feature the original album remastered and a bonus disc of remixes, instrumentals, break beats and demos.
Speaking of reissues, Peter Murphy's 1988 classic, Love Hysteria will be rereleased next month as well. The reissue will feature the original album remastered and a bonus disc featuring outtakes, demoes and B-sides.
Talib Kweli will release his second album this year, Gravatis in December. The album will be sold directly from Kweli on his website.