In a very detailed letter to The Stranger, Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla has confirmed that he will be leaving the band after their current tour. The band will release a new album early next year, which Walla worked on. The remaining members of the band said in a statement, "We've had an incredible 17 years of making music with Chris and are very proud of what we've accomplished together, including our 8th studio album which we have just put the finishing touches on. We will miss Chris and wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career. We're excited about sharing new music, and seeing all of you very soon."
The Cure's official photographer Andy Vella will release a book next month of unseen photographs of the iconic band called Obscure.
The acclaimed Victoria & Albert Museum exhibit, 50 Years of David Bowie is headed Down Under. The exhibit, which is a retrospective of The Thin White Duke's illustrious career will head to Melbourne in early 2015.
Iconic hip-hop DJ and producer Pete Rock has confirmed to XXL that he is indeed on the upcoming Kendrick Lamar album. There is still no official word as to when Lamar's sophomore album will be released, though speculation in recent months has suggested it will arrive this Fall.
In 2011, director David Lynch filmed Duran Duran in concert at L.A.'s Mayan Theater, now, that film will be released in 300 theaters nationwide for one night only next month on September 10.