The White Stripes call it quits
Jack and Meg White announced Feb. 2 that they â€œwill make no further new recordings or perform live.â€
Dispelling rumors of in-fighting and health problems, the White Stripes issued a press release on their website saying they wish â€œto preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way.â€ R.I.P.
Wilco form their own label
After eight albums on two labels, Wilco have formed dBpm Records, with distribution and marketing taken care of by L.A.â€™s indie Anti- Records.
Meanwhile, Wilco is currently in its Chicago studio, â€œThe Loft,â€ recording their next full-length studio album.
The Strokes new album on its wayâ€¦
The Strokes announced that their new album, â€œAngles,â€ will be released on March 22.Â The first single off the album, â€œUnder Cover of Darkness,â€ is up for pre-order on Amazon now and will hit the airwaves this month.
Britney Spearsâ€™ new album struggling to be â€œcohesive.â€
â€œFemme Fatale,â€ Britney Spearsâ€™ new album, is getting the â€œfinishing touchesâ€ with only five weeks left until its release.
Executive producer Dr. Luke told Rolling Stone, â€œWeâ€™re working with a lot of producersâ€¦ trying to make something cohesive.â€
Five weeks until its release and theyâ€™re switching up producers and still have nothing cohesive?Â Canâ€™t waitâ€¦
Albums due out this year (at some point):
Janeâ€™s Addiction: guitarist Dave Navarro says the new album is a â€œcompletely different directionâ€ than previous works.Â No release date or title.
Red Hot Chili Peppers: John Frusciante is gone (again) and drummer Chad Smith reportedly mentioned â€œAfro-pop stylesâ€ to be included. Hmmmâ€¦Â No release date or title.
Beastie Boys: â€œHot Sauce Committeeâ€ was originally supposed to be released in fall of 2009, but was put on hold after Adam Yauchâ€™s battle with parotid gland cancer.
â€œHot Sauce Committee 2,â€ the same album in a different running order and minus one track, is scheduled for a spring release.
Death Cab For Cutie: â€œCodes and Keys,â€ the follow-up to 2008â€™s â€œNarrow Stairs,â€ is said to not be â€œguitar-based,â€ though bassist Nick Harmer says the new album still has guitars and will simply stand as a departure from â€œNarrow Stairs.â€Â The album is slated for a spring release.