Sad news to report, long time Rolling Stones saxophonist and iconic musician Bobby Keys passed away. He was 70 years old and no cause of death has been determined. In a statement, The Rolling Stones said, "The Rolling Stones are devastated by the loss of their very dear friend and legendary saxophone player, Bobby Keys. Bobby made a unique musical contribution to the band since the 1960s. He will be greatly missed." Keith Richards took to Instagram to post this message, "I have lost the largest pal in the world and I can't express the sense of sadness I feel although Bobby would tell me to cheer up. My condolences to all that knew him and his love of music." Aside from The Stones, Keys played with Buddy Holly, George Harrison, John Lennon, Eric Clapton, and others.
Are The Afghan Whigs already working on a follow-up to this years fantastic Do The Beast? The band posted a photo of their leader Greg Dulli tracking drums on social media prompting fans to believe they are back in the studio. No official word from the band has been given.
Speaking of studio picks, New Order confirmed they are mixing their new album, which will be released next year via Mute. The band posted a photo on social media of them sitting around a board.
Night Terrors of 1927 will release their debut, Everything's Coming Up Roses, on January 20.
Chvrches have confirmed that they will begin work on their sophomore record in January and hope to have it out within 2015.
As Death From Above 1979 wrap-up their current North American tour, Sebastian Grainger spoke to NME about the future of the band, who released their first album in a decade this year (it also made our Honorable Mentions list). He said, " I don't know what we're going to be doing next to be honest. We just want to keep the energy in the band positive. I don't know what's going to happen, we'll see."
Later this month, Nicki Minaj will release her new album, The Pinkprint. Take a look at the tracklisting below:
01 All Things Go
02 I Lied
03 The Crying Game
04 Get On Your Knees ft. Ariana Grande
05 Feeling Myself ft. Beyoncé
06 Only ft. Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown
07 Want Some More
08 Four Door Aventador
09 Favorite ft. Jeremih
10 Buy A Heart ft. Meek Mill
11 Trini Dem Girls ft. Lunchmoney Lewis
13 The Night Is Still Young
14 Pills and Potions
15 Bed of Lies ft. Skylar Grey
16 Grand Piano
17 Big Daddy ft. Meek Mill
19 Win Again