Friday, May 19, 2006


Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is to release a solo album in July. The album, entitled The Eraser, is produced by long-time band producer Nigel Godrich, reports Yorke, who wrote all the tracks and played all the instruments, described the album as "beats and electronics". He said: "I have been itching to do something like this for ages. It was fun and quick to do. Inevitably it is more beats and electronics. But it's songs. "Yes, it's a record! No it's not a Radiohead record. As you know the band are now touring and writing new stuff and getting to a good space." The album will be released by XL, the White Stripes' UK label ...

Lollapalooza founder and former Jane's Addiction and Porno For Pyros frontman Perry Farrell hopes to release the debut album from his new band, Satellite Party, sometime late this summer. The self-titled effort, which includes former Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, will feature guest appearances from Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and guitarist John Frusciante, along with Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie, New Order bassist Peter Hook and Farrell's wife, Etty. The group's first public appearance was at last year's Lollapalooza festival, and, according to Farrell, the band hopes to make a second appearance this year. Satellite Party's first single, "Dogstar," is slated for release this summer. In the meantime, Rhino is preparing a Jane's Addiction box set and plans are in the works to release two of Farrell's films -- 1989's Soul Kiss and 1993's Gift -- on DVD ...

Foo Fighters have made their much anticipated summer acoustic tour official. The trek will launch on July 11th in Seattle, with seven dates total confirmed thus far, with more expected to be announced soon. The band will be touring behind Disc Two of their platinum-selling 2005 release, In Your Honor. Joining the band will be Wallflowers keyboardist Rami Jaffee, violinist Petra Haden, percussionist Drew Hester and former Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear (ex-Germs). Tickets for the confirmed dates go on sale this Friday ...

The Arctic Monkeys have claimed another rock 'n' roll scalp - by hammering Noel Gallagher in a drinking contest. Noel was so smashed after a tequila session with the young Sheffield lads that girlfriend Sara MacDonald had to help him home. Noel explained: “I ended up in their aftershow and the bass player goes to the bar and comes back with this tray of tequilas. “I thought ‘I can’t be drinking that, it’s nearly two in the morning'. I couldn’t say no though because I didn’t want to let the side down. He was banging them down. I was about to urinate. “I was speaking to my missus through semaphore to get her off the dancefloor and rescue me. “She came over saying ‘we’ve got to go home’ and I was acting all surprised, saying ‘What, already?’ I can’t remember getting home.” ...

Pete Doherty has sunk to a new low by squirting a syringe-full of his own blood at a MTV News camera. MTV were interviewing the Babyshambles frontman and his bandmates after a gig in Berlin. Pete, firstly refused to join his bandmates, but midway through the interview he appeared in the room and sat down. Nobody spotted the syringe reports The Sun. He then took aim and unloaded his own blood on the camera lens from a few yards away. He shouted: "That was a wicked shot. That's going to make a cracking link that is." Doherty's own bandmate Drew McConnell was so angry with the singer that he stormed off. Drew apologised to MTV saying: "I think the interview is over my friend. I'm really sorry about that mate, that's ****ed up." The crew were left to sterilise thousands of pounds worth of equipment. Pete also left but returned to perform a song once MTV had managed to clean the lens ...

The Roots will release Game Theory, their latest album -- and first for Def Jam -- on August 29th. After playing two shows at New York's Radio City this Thursday and Friday, the hip-hop crew will hit the road for a three-week tour, with guests Talib Kweli and Common playing select dates ...

British pop outfit Keane will embark on a short North American tour, kicking off June 20th in San Francisco ...

The Panic Channel -- the new four-piece that finds former Jane's Addiction members Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins and Chris Chaney teaming with singer-guitarist Steve Isaacs, a former MTV VJ who played the lead in the Broadway incarnation of The Who's Tommy -- hit the road for a three-week tour Tuesday in San Diego ...

Pixies - Pixies At The BBC !!!
McLusky - McLuskyism: A Sides
Universal Hall Pass - Mercury !!!
Ella Mae Morse - Cow Cow Boogie
Zoe Keating: One Cello x 16: Natoma
Kanye West - Late Registration
Black Eyed Peas - Monkey Business
Step Into Liquid - OST (Butthole Surfers, Vast, Jeremy Kay, etc.)
Maroon 5 - Acoustic 1-22-03
Damien Rice, Jack Johnson, James Blunt, Death Cab For Cutie
David Gray - White Ladder
Günther - Pleasureman
Tool - 10000 Days


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