Sparks fly as Coldplay announces new album
Coldplay announced the release of their sixth studio album, Ghost Stories, set to come out May 19, reports Time. The British rock band also released two audio tracks from the album, “Midnight” and “Magic,” so fans can get a listen before the long-awaited date. “Magic” takes us back to the familiar sound of Coldplay’s earlier days, already making its way up the UK charts at number two.
Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars join rock forces as they team up for their upcoming Carnivores Tour kicking off Aug. 8 said Billboard. With special guest AFI, the rockers will be making noise in Tampa, Montreal, Denver and other North American cities, ending their tour in California Sept.19. Touring together for the first time, fans will get a chance to check them out Aug. 23 at Parc Jean Drapeau.
Following the success of Julian Casablancas’ first solo album Phrazes for the Young, Casablancas has announced that a second solo album is in works reports Rolling Stone. Playing alongside the Voidz as his backup band, a preview of the album can be heard on YouTube. The album title and release date have yet to be announced, however some tour dates have been made public with Casablancas hitting the road later this month, with gigs at Lollapalooza in Chile, and Governor’s Ball in New York City.
When Outkast is not busy headlining a million festivals this year, frontman Andre 3000 can be seen playing Jimi Hendrix in the awaited biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side. Set to premiere at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival on March 12, director John Ridley started this project seven years ago, said Rolling Stone. Ridley was highly inspired by Hendrix’s “Sending My Love to Linda” and wanted to know more about the girl in the title, and found out how much she inspired Hendrix. An exclusive clip of the biopic can be found on rollingstone.com, specifically a scene between Hendrix and the famous Linda Keith. Hendrix’s estate, however, is hesitant on the idea, making it so the feature won’t be including any of the guitarist’s original songs. Still, Andre will be seen covering Muddy Waters, The Beatles and other influential artists.