Bjork took to social media Wednesday to announce that she will be releasing a new album this year and it is near completion. The Icelandic icon spoke to Dazed magazine and said that the record is about her finding herself after her bitter breakup with her husband a few years ago. She said her new album is “about being in love. Spending time with a person you enjoy on every level is obviously utopia. I mean, it’s real. It’s when the dream becomes real.” She added that the untitled LP is her "Tinder record," saying: "I set myself up with the last album being a heartbreak album, so everyone’s gonna be like, ‘Are you married?’ with this one. But... it’s too fragile still. I think, if I could, I’d just say this is my dating album. Let’s just leave it there.”
The Verve's classic, Urban Hymns turns 20 this year and singer Richard Ashcroft has revealed that Liam Gallagher had a secret cameo on the album. He spoke to BBC 6 Music recently, saying: "I mean there’s lots of jokes within the album. Liam Gallagher is on the last track ‘Come On’. I don’t think anyone knows this, but if you concentrate you can hear some demented guy screaming ‘come on’. I imagine everyone thinks that’s me, but I remember him doing it. He arrived at the studio with the tape of a song he’d just done with [Stone Roses’ guitarist] John Squire. He proceeded, as he does, to play it 15 times in a row in the studio. I played him ‘Bittersweet [Symphony]’, then I said ‘we’re doing ‘Come On’ now, you gotta be on it. He went into this booth with someone else, and he was going ballistic at the end of it – smashing the tambourine against the side of the vocal booth, screaming.”
Gallagher, who cut his Lollapalooza set short Thursday citing issues with his vocal chords, recently spoke out to Howard Stern that he would do an Oasis reunion in a heartbeat. “Without a doubt,” Gallagher replied. “That’s my band, you know what I mean? When we start liking each other, inevitably, I think the next step would be to take the band out for a little spin around the block. I love Oasis. It’s the best thing ever." Oasis split in 2009 and Liam and Noel Gallagher have not spoken since. He later added: "“I love my brother. We’re just going through a little dodgy patch at the moment.”
Motorhead will release a covers album called Undercover in September. The album features covers of David Bowie, The Ramones, Metallica, Sex Pistols, and others.
A basketball court in the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn has been renamed "Christopher 'Biggie' Wallace Courts" in honor of the late Notorious BIG who grew up near the area.
Andre 3000 spoke to Complex and said he calls rap a hobby and probably won't do another Outkast record with Big Boi. He said: "I kind of like not being a part of [rap], now that I’ve done it. As I get older, I start to see myself move more back from it—the hustle and bustle of putting out an album, the pressure of being in the studio trying to come up with something. Now it’s more like a hobby for me, so I don’t think about it in that way.” He added: "At this stage I’m really more focused on what I am going to be doing 10 years from now. And I hope to God it won’t be rapping."
Foo Fighters have confirmed that Paul McCartney will be on their upcoming album, Concrete and Gold, not as a singer, guitarist, or bassist but as a drummer.