Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Quick News

When she is not spotting airplanes in the middle of the South Indian Ocean, Courtney Love has confirmed that she is reuniting the mid-90's line-up of Hole to record an album.

Speaking of recording an album, Radiohead's Johnny Greenwood spoke to Nashville Cream and said that the band are going to link up this summer and begin recording a new album. He said, "But, you know, we're a slow-moving animal, always have been. I guess we'll decide then what we do next."

 RZA has told Billboard magazine that he has received a $5 million offer for the Wu-Tang Clan's one-copy printing of Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. He said, ""So far, $5 million is the biggest number. I don't know how to measure it, but it gives us an idea that what we're doing is being understood by some." Wu plans to just make one copy of this record and have it tour museums, art galleries, concerts, and festivals.

Flea will be telling his life story in his upcoming autobiography Bohemian Life. The book will chronicle everything from his birth to childhood playing the trumpet and being a member of Dead Kennedys, as well as his life with Red Hot Chili Peppers, his drug use, being a father, and his work with Atoms for Peace. No release on the book has been mentioned.

While Hot Chip are laying low, frontman Alexis Taylor has announced his second solo LP. The album, Await Barbarians, will arrive in June. Take a look at the tracklisting below:
'Lazy Bones'
'From The Halfway Line'
'Without A Crutch (2)'
'Immune System'
'Dolly and Porter'
'Closer To The Elderly'
'Elvis Has Left The Building'
'Piano Ducks'
'New Hours'
'Where Would I Be?'
'Am I Not A Soldier?'
'Without A Crutch (1)'

The Library of Congress has released its list for 2014 inductions of classic albums and recordings. Among the list is U2's The Joshua Tree, Jeff Buckley's cover of "Hallelujah," and more. Take a look at the list below:
George Washington Johnson - "The Laughing Song" (single) (c. 1896)
Harry Macdonough and Alice Green - "They Didn’t Believe Me" (single) (1915)
Bing Crosby; Rudy Vallee - "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime" (singles) (both 1932)
Franz Boas and George Herzog Recordings of Kwakwaka’wakw Chief Dan Cranmer (1938)
Roland Hayes - "Were You There" (single) (1940)
The Goldbergs: “Sammy Goes Into the Army” (July 9th, 1942)
Louis Jordan - "Caldonia" (single) (1945)
Elmore James - "Dust My Broom" (single) (1951)
Art Blakey - A Night at Birdland (Vols. 1 and 2) (albums) (1954)
The Louvin Brothers - "When I Stop Dreaming" (single) (1955)
The Everly Brothers - "Cathy’s Clown" (single) (1960)
Mance Lipscomb - Texas Sharecropper and Songster (album) (1960)
The First Family (album) (1962)
Lawrence Ritter’s Interviews With Baseball Pioneers of the Late 19th and Early 20th Century (1962-66)
Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson (November 22nd, 1963-January 10th, 1969)
Buck Owens and His Buckaroos - Carnegie Hall Concert With Buck Owens and His Buckaroos (album) (1966)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Fortunate Son" (single)  (1969)
Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft (album) – Isaac Hayes (1971)
Larry Norman - Only Visiting This Planet (album) – Larry Norman (1972)
Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco - Celia & Johnny (album) –  (1974)
Aaron Copland - "Copland Conducts Copland: Appalachian Spring" – Aaron Copland (1974)
Linda Ronstadt- Heart Like a Wheel (album) – Linda Ronstadt (1974)
Sweeney Todd (album) – Original Cast Recording (1979)
U2 - The Joshua Tree (album) – U2 (1987)
Jeff Buckley - "Hallelujah" (single) – Jeff Buckley (1994)