Thursday, March 13, 2014

Quick News

Following the success of his stellar autobiography, Life, Keith Richards is penning a children's book that will be out this fall. The book, Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar, is about his his grandfather Gus played a pivotal role in his upbringing and how he fell in love with the guitar.

Led Zeppelin will be re-releasing their first three albums this summer with unreleased songs, demos, and b-sides. The original albums have been remastered and are the first installment to an ongoing restoration and reissue series supervised by Jimmy Page.

Speaking of Jimmy Page, the axe God will be granted an honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music this year.

Legendary beatmakers and DJ's DJ Rhettmatic, Company Flow's Mr. Len, and Prince Paul have formed a new group called Dirty Disco Squares. They will be releasing an album this year called, Mixed Nuts, in a press release the group said the album would be "A musical motley crew that will blow your mind to new depths of sound while becoming your “Go To” source for music."

In an interview with Montreality, NWA DJ, DJ Yella spoke about the influential groups split. He said, "When the group broke up we were number one on the charts. I’d never heard – to this day – I don’t know personally of a group that broke up at number one. They break up when they’re last or not selling, but we broke up at number one. I don’t think it… it might have just been too big to keep that group together. It was too perfect. So, it was just meant to be. Cube left, then Dre left, then that was it. Once we finished mixing the Niggaz4Life album the group was over. People didn’t know that, but the group was over then."

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark debut, Definitely Maybe, Oasis will feature their early years at an exhibition in April inside London's Londonnewcastle Project Space. The exhibition called "Chasing the Sun: 1993-1997" will feature rare photos, memorabilia, and other goodies. Take a look at the promo poster below: