Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Quick News

Haim have confirmed they are currently working in the studio writing and recording the follow-up to last year's fantastic self-titled debut.

Jamie xx is becoming a busy guy. When he is not working on his solo stuff, producing, working with his main band The xx, DJing, he is now creating a contemporary ballet score based around Jonathan Safran Foer's Tree of Codes. It will premiere next year at the Manchester International Festival in Manchester, England.

After confirming their reunion and tour for next year, Ride singer Mark Gardener spoke to Drowned in the Sound about the upcoming gigs and reunion. He said, "When The Stone Roses got back together I remember thinking maybe we should do it. For a good few years after we split in 1996 I thought that was it for Ride. I pretty much disbanded my entire live rig. I sold a couple of guitars to Andy actually. At that point I was solely concentrating on studio work such as production and mixing. I also love doing soundtrack work which I've gone on to do. But at the same time I've also missed that feeling of playing live. I've missed the guys. We've got on great for years. It feels like completely the right time to do this now. We're really buzzing about it. We want to do it but I also think a lot of people have demanded it in a way too. We are aware of that. Especially in this day and age with social media and stuff. I think you'd have to be living in a hole to not be aware of it!"

The bicycle injury Bono received over the weekend which forced U2 to cancel their Tonight Show appearances this week are much more severe than many thought. Rolling Stone has the full report and said, "The singer suffered numerous serious injuries, including a "facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye," three separate fractures of his left shoulder blade and a fracture of his left humerus bone in his upper arm. The latter injury was particularly damaging, with the bone shattering in six different places and tearing through his skin. According to orthopedic trauma surgeon Dean Lorich, MD, "[Bono] was taken emergently to the operating room...where the elbow was washed out and debrided, a nerve trapped in the break was moved and the bone was repaired with three metal plates and 18 screws." On Monday, Bono underwent a second surgery to repair a fractured left pinky finger."

OutKast's Andre 3000 is teaming up with the Savannah College of Art and Design and will showcase his now iconic jumpsuits that he wore throughout OutKast's massive year-long reunion. The exhibition called "i feel ya," will premiere in Miami next month before Art Basel before going to SCAD to be showcased next summer.

Speaking to NME, Julian Casablancas gave an update on if The Strokes will record again, he said, ""if the vibe is right." The magazine then asked him to elaborate on the "vibe," and he said on that is "less mystical."