Friday, September 19, 2014

Quick News

Swedish House Mafia spin-off, Axwell /\ Igrosso have signed to DefJam recordings and will release their debut album next year.

Queen will release another posthumous Freddie Mercury record called Queen Forever in November. This album will feature Queen's collaborations with Michael Jackson.

Longtime David Bowie producer Tony Visconti told CNN that The Thin White Duke will be making a new album. He said, "There's gonna be another album, definitely... soon." No word on a release. Visconti was then asked if Bowie would tour behind this new album, he said, "I don't think he's gonna busk in the tube... on the Underground. As far as a concert is concerned I have no idea. He clearly didn't promote 'The Next Day' with a concert and whether he does for the next one I don't know and I couldn't predict that - it's up to him. It's whatever takes his fancy."

Sad news to report, Guided By Voices have broken up...again. The band, who reunited in 2011 and released a string of albums have called it quits again and have cancelled all upcoming functions.

Rumors are swirling that former Against Me! drummer Jay Weinberg has joined Slipknot. The Iowa metal ensemble has not confirmed this. When Spin magazine asked Against Me! front woman Laura Jane Grace about Weinberg, who left the band in 2012, Grace said, "I just woke up one morning and read on Twitter that he was leaving the band." Grace later then tweeted: "Dear Slipknot, good luck with that. #shitbag."

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Death From Above 1979 spoke about their break-up, new album, and reunion. When asked about why they got back together, bassist Sebastian Grainger said, "The basic reason this band got back together was because I was sick of the disdain I had for it. I was sick of, like, the animosity between Jesse and I. I couldn't live with it anymore; I found it exhausting to have someone in my life that I had problems with. I found it therapeutic to at least share an email. And then the band was still good. The coupon was still valid, it had not expired."