Tame Impala have confirmed that their third record will arrive this year. No exact date has been given.
Taking to Instagram, Lykke Li has confirmed that she is taking a break this year and posted: "I am utterfly devestated, sometimes we push and push but the body simply won't follow. I gave it all I had, my body, heart, and soul. After 7 years of touring my health is screaming/begging for me to listen/heal/slow down. Thank you so much for understanding. Thank you for listening to my bleeding heart and watching me dance in the dark these past years. I love you. I will come back. Stronger. But for now my loves, I have to rest. U can't always "win" .... Take care of yourselves!!! You mean the world to me."
While on vacation in the Caribbean, Patrick Carney of The Black Keys dislocated his shoulder in an accident in the water. A wave had taken him down and threw him into the sand which caused the accident. He was rushed to the hospital where it was popped back in place.
How about this for a family vacation, President Obama and his daughters paid Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder a visit at his home in Hawaii. The Commander in Chief and Vedder have become friends over the years and it is reported that the Obamas were at his home for nearly 30 minutes.
While Vedder and Obama were hanging, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Blur bassist Alex James spent New Year's Eve partying together at the musician's country home outside London.
The Modfather, Paul Weller spoke to Uncut about his upcoming album, Saturn's Pattern, which still doesn't have a release date, but has raved about the progress of the record. He said, "I think it's one of the best things I've done. And it's been a pleasure doing it. There's been no headaches. I can't compare it to any of my other albums. I think it's different not just for me, but different from what else is around. It's been pretty quick, really. We did a bit of work before the summer, then I took a break because I was out on the road. We started back in October. It's taken us a couple of months, maybe."
Sad new to report, Mercury Records co-found Irwin Steinberg has passed away at 94.