Thursday, June 11, 2015

Quick News

Sad news to report, jazz legend Ornette Coleman has passed away. The iconic musician was 85. According to a family spokesperson, he passed on due to cardiac arrest. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.

Cedric Bixler-Zavala took to Twitter to confirm that Mars Volta are not reuniting and that he and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez are hard at work on the next two Antemasque albums. He tweeted:

Sisters of Mercy will reissue their classic 1985 album, First and Last and Always on 180-gram vinyl next month. The album will also be available as a deluxe CD with bonus cuts and B-sides to celebrate the 30th anniversary. 

While Lorde is hard at work on her new LP, she confirmed on Twitter that she is working with Disclosure in some sort of fashion for the album. She tweeted:

 This summer be on the lookout for Sprite Cans to feature famous hip-hop lyrics from Nas, Biggie, Rakim, and Drake. Take a look at the table below to find out what lyrics will appear on cans.

Idris Elba will release his new album, Murdah Loves John, which is inspired by his character Luther from the TV show of the same name. Speaking to FACT he said, "From an actor’s point of view, doing music is very precarious. People are just not willing to accept it. So I decided to keep my music close to what I do for a living, and make music from the perspective of the characters that I play. My first album was 'mi Mandela', which was a perspective on that character and that film. 'Murdah Loves John' is a perspective on my John Luther character. London’s a big character in Luther, and I’m trying very hard to make this album, when you put it in your car, to feel like you’re driving around to a soundtrack that reminds of the UK, and of London especially. I’m going to get a lot of new artists and voices that we haven’t heard before, and bring together a cool album."No word on a release date.

Motorhead will release their new album, Bad Magic, in August. Take a look at the cover, below: