Sharon Jones' cancer has returned. The soul singer made her announcement at the Toronto Film Festival over the weekend, where her documentary Miss Sharon Jones! premiered. The film chronicles Jones' first battle with cancer and according to Indiewire, she told the crowd on Friday: "I start chemo on Wednesday. But I'm gonna keep fighting. We got a long way to go." We wish her all the best.
RZA is set to direct his third film, the thriller Breakout. It will begin shooting in 2016 and has not been cast.
Speaking to Pitchfork, Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan talked about his new solo record with Soulsavers and said: "You're always happy when you’re making music and you hit something where you know you’ve got a good chemistry with somebody. It was a record that was made not under pressure. For example, when I’m making a record with [Depeche Mode], there are expectations that you put upon yourself before you even get started. But this was really free of that completely, and after we finished that first record, we continued writing." He then talked about the future of Depeche Mode: "I saw Martin [Gore] recently. It was really nice to see him, and I’m sure by the end of this year we’ll sit down together and talk about making another record. I know he’s began writing and loosely I’ve begun writing as well with Christian [Eigner] and Peter [Gordeno] from the band, and also Kurt [Uenala]. But that’s a long way off. Later in the year—I don’t know, in December or something—I’ll go out to his place or something and we’ll sit down and talk about it. It’s always a big challenge. You have to really sit down and you have to have an idea: 'What kind of record do we really want to make? Who do we want to work with? Where do we want to take this? Do we want to go on the road?' All that kind of stuff, and I’m pretty sure it will happen, but there’s no plan at the moment.