Wednesday, July 13, 2016
So, this could have been awkward. The upcoming Pixies album, Head Carrier, which features Paz Lenchantin on bass, has a song where she sings about former and original bassist, Kim Deal. In a recent interview with BBC6 Radio, frontman Frank Black said the song is a "thank you letter" to Deal and penned it only if his new axewoman agreed to sing it.
It is being reported that Broken Social Scene will perform new music on their upcoming summer tour and are working on a new record.
Mike D spoke to Rolling Stone about his upcoming Beats 1 Radio show, The Echo Chamber and also discussed the forthcoming 30th anniversary of the Beastie Boys debut, Licensed to Ill. He said he hasn't listened to the record recently and in fact, doesn't listen to his own material. "I don't listen to any of our records. But once in a while, if I'm DJing, I'll go and try to see and listen to the instrumental or something or an a cappella or something and see what's there. I'd say the last time I did it, it was interesting. I don't know. I guess what stood out to me about it … you know, there's obviously a lot of stuff on there that I'd like to never hear again. But there's production on it and songs, we were really on top of something," he said.
Hip-hop duo, The Cool Kids have reunited. In a press release, Chuck Inglish said: "I called Mikey and realized nothing would feel better than us being the originators again." Inglish confirmed that once his is finished with his solo album, he and Mikey Rocks will head back to the studio to record a new album.
Speaking on the Spotify series, Secret Genius, James Blake said he once turned down Drake and ignored rules laid down by Beyonce's people. On her new album, Lemonade, Beyonce and Blake have a song called "Forward," and her camp allegedly gave him lyrics to sing, but he sang his own. "It ended up just being me and an engineer in a room. Him playing me something that just sounded—like the start of something—and I wrote something that was completely against the brief... I've never sung anybody else's lyrics. So I just assumed that's not I was going to be doing. So I got my phone out and sang some of my own lyrics that were about something else and about somebody else. But it fit somehow into the song and it fit into the album, and I'm just honored that they used it," he said. As far as the Drake front, the rapper once asked him for an old beat he had made and Blake said no. Now, the English singer comes clean, saying: "I remember having a conversation with my publisher later, and saying: What did you think of that decision? Because you know that was a massive album. I asked how much money exactly I turned down by doing that. I spat out my drink. But I could have made far more money if I had taken certain opportunities, or gone to the right parties. And actually, I a little bit regretted, because it is good, it sounds good on the track. I just did it as a matter of principle at the time. I really liked it. And I think had they come to me beforehand and said we really want to use this what do you think I probably would have said yes."