Thursday, September 25, 2014

Quick News

Neil Young will release his new album, Storeytone in November.

For one night only, former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri will rejoin Josh Homme and his old band during their Halloween concert at The Forum in L.A. When asked about how it came up, Oliveri told NME, "Josh asked me to come up and do six songs with Queens, like an encore set. A reunion, but not a reunion. I’m going to get up and play some bass and sing some songs at the end of the show. It should be an interesting night." He was then asked if he will do it again, Oliveri said, "That’s pretty much up to Josh. It’s his band, and when he pulls the trigger on something, it’s up to him. I put myself out there a few different times in the past 10 years at Queens shows. I’d go and see them play and say, ‘Hey man, I’m here! Do you want me to sing a song?’ I stopped asking him after a while, and then he asked me! It’s pretty much just when he wants to do something, these days. It’s not up to me, is what I’m saying."

Speaking to Uncut about the latest Pink Floyd record, David Gilmour said it is a tribute to late keyboardist Rick Wright saying, "When we finished 'The Division Bell' sessions, we had many pieces of music, only nine of which had become songs on the LP," he says. "Now with Rick gone and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right these revisited tracks tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire. "It is a tribute to him. I mean, to me, it's very evocative and emotional in a lot of moments. And listening to all the stuff made me regret his passing all over again. This is the last chance someone will get to hear him playing along with us on that way he did."

Bruce Springsteen will reissue his first seven albums on remastered CD and vinyl this November. The box set titled, The Album Collection Vol 1 1973-1984, is the first time these records have been bundled together and will come with a 60-page book.

Speaking to Carson Daly, Kendrick Lamar has stated that he hopes for his sophomore album to arrive before the end of the year. Lamar said, "I’m hoping to push it out before 2015. I’m gonna say that. I’m working hard in the studio.”

AC/DC will release their new album, Rock or Bust, this December. It will be the first album without founding member Malcolm Young, who has left the band while he battled an undisclosed illness.