It has been confirmed by the family of late Searching for Sugarman director, Malik Bendjelloul took his own life on Tuesday. He was 36. Rodriguez, who the film Bendjelloul is about said to Billboard in a statement that he his death was "a shock. I just found out about it a couple of hours ago. He was a very talented man and hard-working artist -- he proved it by hitting an Academy Award his first time out. My deepest condolences to his family. Rest in peace."
Lana Del Rey has finally confirmed that her latest album, Ultraviolence, will arrive on June 17. The LP was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.
Speaking to Metalhammer, Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi said that his band's Hyde Park concert this July could be their swan song. Iommi said, "It could be the last ever Sabbath show. I don't want it to be, but there's nothing really planned touring-wise after that show, so for all we know that could be it really. To be honest I don't want to be touring to this extent too much longer, because it makes me feel so bad.” Iommi is still battling cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 2011 and updated the magazine on his condition saying, "I'm at a stage now where I have no support, which means I have to see whether the cancer is coming back or if it's still there or what. I just don't know. It's a bit of a worry. After we finish this tour I'll go in and have scan, so we'll see what that shows up.”
Ice-T's 90's rap/metal group Body Count will release their new album, Manslaughter on June 10.
Due to financial reasons, Manhattan Lower East Side staple, the online radio station, East Village Radio will be going off the air next week. The sound of LES is quickly fading and now the sound has been sucked out of it.
Dave Grohl continues to be the fucking man. The Foo Fighters frontman and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will be hosting a new HBO series where he visits famous recording studios around North America. Just like his documentary, Sound City, Grohl will be telling the history behind each studio and what classic records were crafted there. No word yet as to when it will air, but we can't wait to watch!