Amid the Pixies' wildly successful reunion tour, Frank Black has found time to prep two new albums, including a double-disc set. Tentatively due Oct. 12 via spinART is "Frank Black Francis," the first disc of which features his pre-Pixies demos, while the second disc sports new recordings of more than a dozen Pixies songs.
Queens Of The Stone Age were recently visited in the studio by Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson and the Distillers' Brody Dalle, girlfriend of QOTSA leader Josh Homme. The pair offered vocals on an as-yet-untitled cut earmarked for Queens' in-progress new studio album. QOTSA were previously joined in the studio by ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons/
A fire broke out early yesterday morning (Aug. 11) in a Burbank, Calif., studio where the Black Eyed Peas were recording a new album, destroying about $500,000 in gear and instruments, authorities and band members said.
Terror Squad takes over Billboard's Hot 100 after a steady nine-week rise with the summer anthem "Lean Back." It's the second fastest ascent this year behind Usher's "Yeah!" featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon, which rose to the summit in its eighth week. "Lean Back" also remains at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and Hot Rap Tracks charts.
In the tradition of the Grateful Dead's "Dick's Picks" and "From the Vault" albums of archival live recordings, a series of concert recordings of the band's late guitarist/singer's solo outings has been established. The "Pure Jerry" discs will be sold exclusively online via JerryGarcia.com.