Muse have released a trailer for their next album ‘The 2nd Law”.
‘The 2nd Law’ is the 6th album for Muse and the follow-up to ‘The Resistance’.
Matt Bellamy calls the record their “christian gangsta rap jazz odyssey, with some ambient rebellious dubstep and face melting metal flamenco cowboy psychedelia” album.
Chris Wolstenholme told us to expect “something radically different” with ‘The 2nd Law’.
Bellamy worked with composer David Campbell on some of the songs. Campbell is best known for his work with Radiohead, Adele, Paul McCartney and Beck. The trailer below suggests a dubstep sound for the album.
Country music legend Willie Nelson has posted the video for his cover version of Pearl Jam's "Just Breathe" online.
Scroll down to watch the video, which sees Nelson singing and playing guitar alongside his son Lukas while the pair go on a road trip together. The song is taken from Nelson's latest album, Heroes, which also sees him covering tracks by Coldplay and Tom Waits, as well as collaborating with rapper Snoop Dogg on the pro-cannabis track, "Roll Me Up".
Willie Nelson recently insisted that legalising marijuana would save "a whole lotta" lives and money. The country singer told the Guardian that smoking weed wasn't "dangerous healthwise" and said it should be decriminalised.
Asked whether the drug should be legalised, he replied: "It has to, because economically we need the money – why give it to criminals? Most people realise it's not a deadly drug like cocaine or cigarettes."
Nelson – who was arrested in 2010 for marijuana possession – last month turned down Roseanne Barr's offer to be her Presidential running mate. Nelson has released over 200 albums and won seven Grammy Awards during his career.
Radiohead debuted a brand new track titled "Full Stop" in their recent live show in Cincinnati on Tuesday (June 5).
Two rough recordings of the track, one recorded while the band soundcheck and the other recorded during the show itself but facing the floor, are available to be heard. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen.
The tracks are not the first new ones the band have debuted in recent months, with new cuts named "Identikit" and "Cut A Hole" also played in the band's past sets on their US tour.
Radiohead will tour the UK in the autumn, playing their first UK dates in over three years.
The band first play a show at Manchester's Evening News Arena on October 6 before playing two shows at London's O2 Arena on October 8 and 9. They will then undertake a full European tour.
They have also booked assorted European shows and festival appearances throughout the summer, including slots at Fuji Rock Festival and Bilbao BBK Live festival.
Radiohead will play:
Manchester Evening News Arena (October 6)
London O2 Arena (8, 9)
Paul McCartney confirms he will close the Olympic Openning Ceremony
by SALLY BAILEY
Speaking to the BBC Live Drive radio program only minutes ago, Paul McCartney has confirmed that he will close the London Olympics opening ceremony.
The choice by Olympic organisers is sure to go down a little better than the announcement that Duran Duran would open the Olympics Ceremony with a gig prior. Really, who else could possibly have done the job of closing the opening ceremony than Sir Paul McCartney? The full lineup of performers has yet to be disclosed.
Here is Sir Paul closing The Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace with a medley of songs including Magical Mystery Tour, All My Loving, Let it Be and Live and Let Die.
Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Welch has been found dead at his Nashville home. He was 66.
According to police, the musician died of an apparent suicide. Local news network WKRN reports that Welch's wife found him dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest at 12.15pm local time on June 7.
Police spokesperson Don Aaron said that a suicide note was recovered and added that Welch had recently been suffering from 'health issues'.
Born in Los Angeles in 1945, Welch [far left in the picture] joined Fleetwood Mac in 1971, leading them through their transition period between the departure of founder Peter Green and the arrival of Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in 1974. He played on five Fleetwood Mac albums, including Future Games and Kiln House.
Welch formed the band Paris in 1975 and released two albums with the group, before going on to release his first solo record, French Kiss, in 1977. The album featured a version of the song "Sentimental Lady", which had originally been recorded for Fleetwood Mac's 1972 album, Bare Trees.
He went on to release a host more solo albums, his last being 1999's Bob Welch Looks At Bop.
Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks told Associated Press of her sadness at Welch's death. "I had many great times with him after Lindsey and I joined Fleetwood Mac," she said. "He was an amazing guitar player, he was funny, sweet and he was smart. I am so very sorry for his family and for the family of Fleetwood Mac."
Watch Bob Welch perform "Sentimental Lady" with Christine McVie and Mick Fleetwood below:
Last surviving member of the Platters dies in Boston
by SALLY BAILEY
Herb Reed of " The Platters" one of the most successful vocal groups of all time, passed away at the age of 83 on Monday in Boston after a long illness.
With a string of Number 1 hits on the Billboard charts including "Twilight Time," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "Only You" "My Prayer and " Great Pretender", The Platters group toured up until 2011 with the only original member Herb Reed.
The Platters sold over 200 million records with most of their success coming in their 50's hey day. The group was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. It was Herb Reed that gave the group their name when he joined the first edition of the group with lead singer Cornell Gunther after moving from Kansas City to L.A.
Herb Reed is survived by a son and three grandsons.
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