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U2 reveals release date for new album

- January 17th, 2013

After a few years of rumours, it seems as if there is a new U2 album on the horizon. Or will it be albums?

Drummer Larry Mullen Jr., speaking on Irish television’s “The Dave Fanning Show,” revealed that the band are looking at a summer release date for their 13th studio record, with another set of music out shortly after.

“I’d say we will be finished by the summer — and hopefully we will have something released by September,” Mullen said. “Hopefully what we will be able to do is release (in) September this year and shortly afterwards, release again. That’s what we want to do.”

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Britain’s The Sun reported that the working title is “10 Reasons to Exist,” and Bono is quoted as saying they are in “fine fettle.” I guess that’s Irish for “in the zone.”

Mullen Jr. also confirmed that they are still working with Brian Burton, a.k.a., Danger Mouse, who is producing the album.

U2′s last effort, 2009′s “No Line on the Horizon, was well received by critics, but fans, by and large, stayed away — it didn’t sell all that well in comparison to others in their catalogue — largely by the fact that it contained no hit singles.

New Strokes album on the way?

- January 17th, 2013

After denying they were recording a new album a few months ago, it seems the Strokes may have pulled a fast one.

Seattle radio station 107.7 The End claims to have received a brand spankin’ new track, titled “All the Time,” from the band’s label, RCA Records, which may be included on the band’s forthcoming untitled new record.

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The station has apparently heard one other unnamed track, which they described as “more synth-driven.” They go on to say that a full-length album, their fifth overall, will be released “later this year.”

It will be the New York City outfit’s first effort since 2011′s “Angles,” which debuted at No. 4 in Canada and the U.S. charts.

Henry Rollins stars in new Dinosaur Jr. video

- January 17th, 2013

Leave it to veteran alt rockers Dinosaur Jr. to always come up with clever videos.

If you recall their promo for their hit “Feel the Pain” (directed by Spike Jones), where they make New York City their own 18 hole golf course, you’ll get my drift. They make the old rule “play it where it lies” to a whole new level.

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This time around they call on some comedic talent for their latest one, “Pierce The Morning Rain“, off their latest album, “I Bet On Sky.” It was directed by Emmy-winning writer and director Scott Jacobson (“Bob’s Burgers,” “Daily Show“) and stars James Urbaniak (“Homeland,” “The Venture Brothers“) and Maria Bamford (“Dharma and Greg”) as well as Henry Rollins.

The video centres on Urbaniak as a good ol’ fashioned family man who becomes fixated on pimped out car stereos after visiting a dB decibel drag racing event. Check it out below: