Monday, December 9, 2013

Quick News

During a Twitter Q&A session, last year's League of Their Own winner, Flying Lotus has confirmed that he has finished his new album. No details have been released yet nor has a been a release date. The only detail that the nephew of John Coltrane released was that it has a "jazz feel."

After sacking Kim Shattuck last month, Pixies have hired a new bassist. They have enlisted Paz Lenchatin (A Perfect Circle, Trust Company, Zwan) as their new low-end axe player.

Metallica have officially played on all seven continents. The metal legends performed in a dome in Antarctica this past weekend. The event, which was sponsored by Coca-Cola Zero for fans in Latin America, had a few special requirements, in order to meet international Antarctic protocol to preserve the fragile local environment, Metallica had to perform the whole show with no amplification. The sound was instead transmitted to the audience through headphones. The band took to Facebook after the gig and said, "This was the most unique show we have ever done."

After spending over 35 years together, U2 have parted ways with longtime manager, Paul McGuinness. In a statement on, the band said, "This week U2 finalised and signed a new management contract with Live Nation and Guy Oseary. The band now want to publicly thank Paul McGuinness for his extraordinary leadership, guidance and friendship over the last 35 years. Paul has saved us from ourselves many times over and we would not be U2 without him. Sometime soon, U2 will begin a new adventure around the world and we totally understand and respect Paul's desire to not run away with the circus – AGAIN. Perhaps more than any music management operation in history, Paul, alongside Trevor, Keryn and the team at Principle Management has always fought for our rights, for our music, for our fans and for the principles that we and he believe in. His central lesson was that if you cared for your "art", you must also "take care of business" as historically with rock and roll bands, the latter has undone the former. We are relieved he will remain on as the mentor-in-chief. We've known Guy for a long, long time, and we're excited that with Paul's blessing he's agreed to take us on. He is a brilliant man with a lot of energy, and knows he has got some big shoes to fill."