Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Following the last presidential election season in America, Irish rock legends U2 say they put the release of their forthcoming album, Songs of Experience, on hold to see how things panned out. Speaking to Rolling Stone, The Edge said: "We just went, ‘Hold on a second – we’ve got to give ourselves a moment to think about this record and about how it relates to what’s going on in the world'." The band announced a world tour that will see them celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic album, The Joshua Tree, this summer.
Are Arcade Fire releasing a new album in April? Speaking to Red Bull Poland, drummer Jeremy Gara said: "I don’t know where we’re going to play, I don’t know when we start, or when we finish. From my perspective, it looks like Arcade Fire starts in April and finish around April 2019.” He then added: "“All of [the songs] have been recorded. The album should come out this year. At this stage we are still mixing and trying to decide which songs will end up on the record, because we’ve recorded more than we need. But we’re almost finished. I don’t know when it’ll come out, I hope soon. I know we’re a popular band, but we always stick to the same rule; we record until we feel that the music is ready.”
A Perfect Circle have confirmed they are working on a new record that they plan to have out later this year.
Speaking to SiriusXM, Spoon confirmed that their new album will be called Hot Thoughts and will arrive in March.
On the one year anniversary of his close friend's passing, David Bowie's friend Tony Visconti took to Facebook to eulogize the "Life on Mars" singer. Take a look at his long statement, below: