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I’m not a fan of reunion tours, but since Jarvis Cocker has done quite well on his own and has not lost an ounce of his ascerbic wit and rock charisma, and this reunion will involve all original band members, the return of Pulp will not disappoint.
According to the UK’s Sunday Mirror and NME, Pete Doherty and the lovely first lady of France Carla Bruni, (just seen in Woody Allen’s film Midnight in Paris), are becoming such close friends that naturally, they are planning to work on writing music together.
Suede, the inimitable glam Britpop act who pretty much owned the UK music scene in the 90′s, along with Blur and Placebo, and were once hailed as ‘The Best New Band In Britain’ by Melody Maker before their debut release, ‘The Drowners’, in 1992, have reunited.
Are they planting the seeds for a reunion tour or some upcoming studio time? The UK’s Bloc Party, who’ve been on a break since mid-2009, appeared in a jovial “Merry Christmas from the Bloc” group shot for their official Twitter page, Twitter.com/thisisblocparty.
According to their anonymous sources, NME reports that Blur will be regrouping in “the studio early next year.
Gorillaz have asked Lou Reed to join them once again on their Escape To Plastic Beach tour, this time, on …Read the Rest
Maynard James Keenan, who enjoys turning blood into wine in Arizona in his free time, (it’s a joke, kids) has just confirmed that he and Billy Howerdel will indeed return to their day job — A Perfect Circle — this fall with a five-city tour, and performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on October 27th.
London’s Carl Barat has used the many months of his “self-imposed, post Dirty Pretty Things exile” wisely, buckling down to get studious. He’s accomplished what any smart, semi-retired, once famous (still famous), musician with a bit of college acting background should do. Barat has just announced that not only will he have a solo album due out in October…
The Libertines have told NME.com that they will reunite to play the Reading And Leeds Festivals in the UK this summer. Original members Pete Doherty, Carl Barat, Gary Powell and John Hassall will be the second from the top billing at the festival, which takes place from August 27th through 29th. This is their first full show together since they parted ways in 2004.
All Tomorrow’s Parties, called everything from the “coolest prom ever” to a utopian weekend of rock culture, returns to Kutsher’s Country Club in picturesque Monticello, New York to celebrate its tenth anniversary, the third ATP New York festival to be held over Labor Day weekend, running from Friday, September 3rd to Sunday, September 5th.