Speaking to fans on Twitter, Marina & The Diamonds announced they are going on hiatus. Singer Marina Diamondis said: "It feels very bittersweet ending this era, because I've enjoyed it so much, and it's been so helpful for me creatively. It's been an absolute dream. I achieved so many things that I've been trying to for many years. Now, I'm gonna take a little break to do some different things. I've been on the road for seven years. I've had an amazing, amazing experience. This isn't goodbye for good, it's just for a short while."
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has confirmed that a new Stones record is on it's way. Speaking to Rolling Stone, he said: "We went in to cut some new songs, which we did. But we got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues in two days. They are extremely great cover versions of Howlin' Wolf and Little Walter, among other blues people. But they really sound authentic… When we heard them back after not hearing them for a couple of months, we were, 'Who's that? It's you.' It sounded so authentic."
The Black and The White, which features former As Tall As Lions members Cliff Sarcona and Julio Tavarez will release a new EP, My Heart is Compromised, later this month.
Ending a long Twitter silence, Q-Tip took to the social media to address the passing of his friend, brother and Tribe Called Quest member Phife Dawg, who passed away on March 22 due to diabetes complications. Tip tweeted:
I miss my lil brotha so much right now.... He is my hero. I've never seen such a fighter. I'm sure u have been through this as well but.— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) April 3, 2016
Know that in death there is signs and gifts abound— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) April 3, 2016
He left me with the gift of unconditional love and brotherhood that will NEVER be lost with me... Ever— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) April 3, 2016
As we commit his body tomorrow his spirit is with us... I take comfort in knowing that GOD is the best of planners— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) April 3, 2016
I take comfort in knowing that divine order is certain...— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) April 3, 2016
I take pride in having the blessing of knowing and having Malik in my life
I'm sure u can relate when u lost ur family member how the sadness overtakes u when u know— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) April 3, 2016
U won't laugh with them or see them on this plane again... But once again— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) April 3, 2016
Their spirit is with u... Knowing that brings a peaceful but melancholy closure...— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) April 3, 2016
I will be praying for us all as we move through life's highway that we all will continue to fight for love and joy. I love u Malik.— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) April 3, 2016