It has been a little while since I updated everyone on music news. So here is all the biggest news from the last few days.
First up is an update on the rumours flying around in early July about Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age songwriter Josh Homme and legendary Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones collaborating together in a new supergroup. It was all confirmed last week when the trio announced themselves under the name of Them Crooked Vultures. They have set up the essentials for every 21st century rock band with a new website and Twitter page. Furthermore the band played their debut gig in Chicago on the 9th. Hitting the stage after midnight Grohl got behind the drums, Homme played guitar and unsurprisingly Jones was on bass and keys. They ripped through 12 songs which they recorded together in Los Angeles in July. Below is a sample of the new band's music.
Last weekend a LA court gave the greenlight to producers of Michael Jackson's This Is It tour to release a film created from the hundreds of hours of footage that was captured during rehearsals for the singer's cancelled London shows. The movies will be released into cinemas around the world on October 28. Some of the footage captured in the Staples Center will be shown in 3D and the entire film will be reviewed by the Jackson family and associates, ensuring that in no part of the film is Jackson portrayed in a negative light.
Aussie rockers Wolfmother have set a release date for their 2nd album. The band which now only includes one of its original members will be drop the follow up to their self-titled debut on October 12. The album titled Cosmic Egg will have 12 tracks including the first official single off the record New Moon Rising which will be released on October 5. The only taste of the re-shaped band fans have had so far has been the track Back 'Round which will not feature on the album. There are also strong rumours that Guns N Roses guitarist Slash will be on the album.
In Rainbows may just be the final Radiohead album we ever hear. Despite having spent the last few months in the studio with long time producer Nigel Godrich, the band apparently have no intentions of releasing a new LP anytime soon. In a recent interview Thom Yorke commented that 'we can't possibly dive into that(album releasing) again. It'll kill us." Instead the band will plan bring out singles and EP's. Nothing is certain at this time but what is certain is that in two weeks time the band will headline the Reading & Leeds Festival in the UK, which boasts one of the, if not THE best line ups for any festival anywhere in the world this year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading_and_Leeds_Festivals_line-ups#2009