Monday, March 2, 2015

Quick News

Wu-Tang Clan's final album, Once Upon A Time in Shaolin, that secret album that has been in the works since the 90's has hit the auction block. Now, in an interview with Scluzay, RZA says that whoever wins the auction has to release the album to the public after 88 years. RZA said, "Anyone who knows the Wu-Tang Clan knows that we often apply numerology, mathematics and symbolism to the things we do. There were 8 original members of the Clan when we made Protect Ya Neck and M.E.T.H.O.D Man. The individual numbers of this year also add up to the number 8. The broker of this work carries the number 8 in its name. The number 8 on its side is a symbol of infinity, as it was used on our album ‘Wu-Tang Forever’. You can call it mathematical coincidence, but it’s always had great symbolic significance for us. For us it also addresses the issue of music’s longevity in a time of mass production and short attention spans. Nothing about this record revolves around short-term gains, but rather around the legacy of the music and the statement we’re making."

Were The Smiths going to go disco before they broke up in 1987? According to Johnny Marr they were. In a Q&A with The Guardian, Marr was asked, "Tell Us A Secret," the guitarist replied, "The Smiths were planning a disco album." He did not elaborate further.

Two Manchester, England, icons are joining forces. Former United icon, David Beckham, has agreed to be in an upcoming video from City supporter Noel Gallagher. Gallagher asked Becks on The Graham Norton Show and the former player agreed saying, "Obviously there's a big Manchester divide between United and City, but when I used to play for England I remember Noel being at one of the games and I went up to him and shook his hand, so of course I'll be in one of your videos."