Monday, December 12, 2016
Speaking to BBC 6 Radio, Noel Gallagher said a new album will be on the way from him next year. "I think we’re into the home straight now. I’ve been given the deadline which is to have everything finished – mastered, artwork, videos, the lot – done by the time I go to Glastonbury in June." He added: "All the songs that I was writing towards making a record have not been used because when we decided to make a record with David Holmes the way he works is that all the writing gets done in the studio. So I started this record at his house in Belfast. The process is the complete opposite to the way that I’ve always worked. With this, you have no idea what you’ve got until it’s there, and the end results are great because they’re constantly evolving.”
Also releasing a new album next year is Noel's buddy, Ryan Adams, who discussed the possibility of working the former Oasis man. Adams told NME: "I mean we have in the past, like a long time ago – we talked about riffs and different things, but there was never any concrete plans or anything. Recently when I played with him I think we were both sort of caught in the Mid-West in a couple of torrential impending thunderstorms and we were playing these outdoor places, so we were basically just trying to play the set before these like gloomy thunderstorms set in." He added: "His people that he works with, like his techs and his band, are so cool and he’s always so nice and happy to talk about like guitars. Our last conversation was about this really cool Rickenbacker 12 string I got last time that I was in London. It’s this really rare red that has this black binding on it, and he’s like ‘what the hell is that guitar? I haven’t seen that guitar?’ And I remember thinking like: ‘How the hell has he seen that because we sound checked earlier and he wasn’t around?’ So he must have been like looking from someplace to see what guitars I was playing and we were sort of both gee king out on the Jazzmaster I had.”
The long awaited supergroup Dead Cross has finally rounded out their line-up. The band will feature Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) on vocals, with founding members Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Head Wound City) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer). The band plan to release their debut next year.
Speaking to The Breakfast Club, Ab-Soul dished that Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole are working together on that long-rumored joint album. Ab-Soul said: "You know they move like the mob, you never know with these guys but they got something in the works. They been working on that motherfucker for a while.”