German experimental pioneers have been forced to call off their 2011 American Tour due to issues with their working visas. The announcement went out via their Myspace page. "While the US Department of Homeland Security did issue approvals for the band's visas," they said, "it was not done in time to secure the appointments at the overseas embassies and consulates that represent the necessary final step in the process."
The two week trip was the first leg of their 30th anniversary and it is reported that all members are “extremely disappointed”.
Surviving Nirvana members perform one off gig
For the first time in 16 years, all past members of rock supernova Nirvana performed together at LA's Paladino Club.The live reunion saw drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and guitarist Par Smear perform Marigold, the B-side of 1993's hit single Heart Shaped Box with Dave singing from behind the drumkit. Since their debut, Nirvana, with Cobain as a songwriter, sold over twenty-five million albums in the US alone, and over fifty million worldwide
QOTSA in studio!
In a recent interview, guitarist Dean Fertita has reveiled that Queens on the Stone Age will be recording the follow up to 2007's Era Vulgaris. It will be the band's 6th studio album.
"Things are going really good," said Fertita. "Everybody seems excited and ready to go. We've got so many ideas started already that I guess we'll kind of see what turns out to be everybody's favourite. I think all of us really feel like we've found our space in it and can contribute to it."
No release date has been set.
Mr Oizo and Justice bang out Rubber.
Mr Oizo is collaborating on a soundtrack with Gaspard Auge (Justice) for his upcoming film release, Rubber. It is rumoured to be a mash of styles held together by John Carpenter inspired synthesizers. Carpenter has been a huge influence on many of the Ed Banger Records artists and it comes through on Rubber. Look out for this on on it's official release on 13 February 2011. The movie is set for international release on 1 April 2011.