Saturday, January 3, 2015

Quick News

Bono gave fans an injury update on on New Year's Day and all was not quiet. The singer, who suffered a terrible bike accident in New York in November that left him with a broken elbow, hand, and eye socket is recovering, but wrote, "As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again. My bandmates likely won't be too bothered by this development … The band have reminded me that neither they nor Western civilization are depending on this."

The inspiration behind Pulp's massive hit "Disco 2000," Deborah Bone, has passed away at 51 following a battle with myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer. Our thoughts go out to her family and loved ones.

PJ Harvey is set to record her new album in front of a live audience at London's Somerset House as part of an installation which will run from January 16 to February 14. It will give fans a chance to watch her create her new album by watching her go through a glass window.

Husker Du's posthumous live album, The Living End, is finally getting a vinyl reissue. The album, which was recorded at various gigs in 1987 wasn't released until 1994 on CD and cassette, it is now getting the 180-gram vinyl treatment and will arrive on January 19.

Dipset will officially reunite this year by releasing a new mixtape produced by Funkmaster Flex. No release date has been set by Flex confirmed the news on his Hot 97 radio show.

Could Dr. Dre finally be releasing Detox this year? Or even just a new album? According to's The Inside Man, he seems to have the scoop on the new Dre, saying, "You heard it here first… The word on the street is that Dr. Dre is plotting a new album in 2015, but he will make his musical reintroduction in a most creative way. The word on the streets of Los Angeles is that Dre’s new album will correspond with the release of the new NWA movie: Straight Outta Compton! I’m even hearing that it may be Detox as the soundtrack to the album. That’s just the word. Nevertheless, I love what I am hearing."