Tuesday, March 9, 2010
*[FMQB.com] Dave Grohl has revealed the Foo Fighters will start recording a new studio album in September, with producer Butch Vig behind the board. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Grohl said that instead of recording the new songs in the Foos' HQ, they plan to go lo-fi and record in analog in his garage. Grohl also revealed that a documentary about the band's history and making of the new album will be on the way as well. He also told the BBC that the band has already begun writing new material.
*Five Jimi Hendrix albums will get their digital, V-Album release on March 9. The V-Albums include documentary videos, revised liner notes, photos, scans of handwritten lyrics and more. Experience Hendrix, LLC teamed up with ScatterTunes for the release of the V-Albums, including Valleys of Neptune, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, Electric Ladyland and First Rays Of The New Rising Sun. Janie Hendrix, President and CEO of Experience Hendrix, stated, "We're delighted that ScatterTunes is offering Hendrix fans an enhanced 'experience' in connection with these V-Albums. The additional content reflects the spirit of my brother's multi-dimensional presence that has been a touchstone for five generations of music lovers. This will be a real treat for Jimi Hendrix fans, both young and seasoned."
*A "lost" benefit album has appeared online, featuring songs from Rage Against The Machine, Beastie Boys and more. Pitchfork reports that the compilation, titled Exiled In The Land Of The Free, was originally slated for release in 1995 to raise funds for the case of Leonard Peltier, whose supporters believe was wrongly convicted of the 1975 murder of two FBI agents. The collection includes a live version of Rage's "Wake Up," a demo from Josh Homme of the track "If Only," Zack De La Rocha teaming with Corrosion of Conformity and much more.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 12:23 AM