Following their comeback gigs in London over the weekend, Pete Doherty confirmed that The Libertines are going to release a new record. Details of said record were not revealed.
Speaking to Metal Hammer, Ozzy Osbourne confirmed that Black Sabbath will record their final album next year and team up again with Rick Rubin. Oz said, "The whole Sabbath experience this time around was great. We all made friends, we didn't fuck around, we all knew that we had a job to do, and we did it. It was a lot of fun. So we're going to do one more album, and a final tour. Once the dust settled after the last tour we started discussing the idea, because we were getting asked about it all the time. I said to Sharon, 'What's going on? Because if there's no more Sabbath I want to get on with my own thing again,' and she came back and said, 'Let me look into it.' Three weeks later I asked her about it again, and she said, 'Oh, I still have to talk to so and so...' and I said, 'Sharon, I ain't fucking 21 any more, if we're going to do it I want to do it before I'm 70!' Time isn't on our side! So she made the call and came back and said, 'Yeah, the record company wants another album.'"
Speaking to Absolute Radio, Bono confirmed that U2 will be touring next year. He also mentioned that the band will be playing venues like London's O2 Arena and will be doing more of an arena tour rather than the 360 Tour spectacle the band did from 2009-2011 which saw them play stadiums around the world on the biggest stage ever erected for a gig.
Belle and Sebastian will release their first album in six years called Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance in January.
Tears for Fears will reissue their landmark 1985 album, Songs From The Big Chair, in a special six-disc box set this fall.