Sad news to report, former Primal Scream guitarist Rob 'Throb' Young has passed away at 49. No cause of death has been determined and the death is not being treated as suspicious. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, loved ones, and bandmates.
Lykke Li opened up to Rolling Stone about her work on the latest U2 album, Songs of Innocence. Li sings on the final track on the record, "The Troubles." She revealed that Danger Mouse brought her in over a year ago to work on the vocals, then she was approached over the summer to sing them again, this time with Bono. She said, "Bono was very kind. He was kind of like the quiet leader, instructing me how to sing in tune – which I usually don’t. Mostly, they let me do my own thing, but we tried different things like to whisper it to someone or to scream it to someone, but it was all about creating intimacy. We turned off all the music and sang only to the drums, so it was really getting to what the core of the song meant. I had a wonderful time."
Jay Z and Kanye West are heading into the film business. The duo signed on to produce the upcoming Chris Rock film, The Five, while Questlove of The Roots will serve as Executive Music Producer. The film arrives next year.
The House of Love will release a CD/DVD from a concert in England they did last year. The package titled, Live at Lexington 13.11.13 will come in November.