Speaking to Q magazine, Adam Clayton has said that U2 are already working on the follow-up to Songs of Innocence and it is called Songs of Experience. Clayton said, ""I think we've probably got 70 per cent of the material that we think will go onto it. The 30 per cent that we're missing I think we'll be able to generate relatively easily. But the amount of energy it will take to refine the perspective of those songs is hard to predict." Though, fans should take this with a grain of salt, considering that after No Line on the Horizon was released in 2009, the band confirmed they were working on a record called Songs of Assent and it was going to be released soon after, and alas, it never was.
Arca who is having a big year after working with Kanye West and FKA Twigs, and who is set to release his debut later this year, has confirmed that he is working on Bjork's new album and is the sole producer to her follow-up to Biophilia. No word as to when the album will arrive.
Following yesterday's announcement that Rancid will release their new album ...Honor Is All We Know, the band confirmed it will arrive at the end of October.
Speaking to NME, Jimmy Page has confirmed that there are no plans for a Led Zeppelin reunion of any kind. Then, speaking at a Q&A session, Page did confirm that he wants to assemble a band to play his own material and tour his various bodies of work from solo material, Zeppelin tunes, and others. He said, "If I was to play again it would be with musicians that would be… some of the names might be new to you. I haven't put them together yet but I'm going to do that next year. If I went out to play, I would play material that spanned everything from my recording career right back to my very, very early days with The Yardbirds. There would certainly be some new material in there as well. I love playing live, I really do. Live concerts are always an interesting challenge because it means you can always change things as you're playing every night. You can make it even more of an adventure. I would play all of the things I'm known to play – instrumental versions of 'Dazed And Confused' etcetera, etcetera…"