Florence and the Machine to reportedly release new album in 2018

Should fans be expecting a new Florence and the Machine album soon? If all the evidence presented by Binaural turns out to be true, which let’s be honest all fans want it to be, then the answer is definitely. On Friday (Feb. 9) Binaural, a Spanish music blog, posted an interview with Virgin Records CEO Ted Cockle in which he all but confirmed the upcoming release.

In the interview, Cockle is asked by Virgin boss, Richard Branson, about which musician’s release he is the most excited about.

“We are looking forward to great new music from Florence + the Machine, Blossoms, CHVRCHES, James Bay and Shawn Mendes,” Cockle reveals to Branson in the interview

But if Cockle’s answer to Branson’s question isn’t enough to get you ready to put some flowers in your hair and dance around to the “Dog Days are Over” or “Shake it Out,” then maybe some proof from a frequent Florence and the Machine collaborator may help. As also pointed out by Binaural, a biography page for composer-producer Sally Herbert was updated recently to include her latest project; working on the string arrangement for the group’s upcoming album. Herbert previously worked with the United Kingdom-founded act on their last studio album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

While the group hasn’t released any new music in almost three years, they do have two shows lined up for later this year; the Orange Warsaw Festival in Warsaw, Poland and Melt! Festival in Ferropolis, Germany.

As for Welch, the songstress has been keeping herself occupied with other things aside from the band. In October of 2017, she hosted a radio documentary celebrating the 40th anniversary of David Bowie’s highly influential album, Heroes. As if hosting a show in honor of one of the biggest musical influences ever wasn’t enough, Welch will also be releasing her first book, Useless Magic, on the summer.

The yet-to-be-confirmed album will be the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

Reports: The Killers to release new album in the fall


Surprise! Listen to a snippet of “The Man” now:

It’s been five years since The Killers released their last studio album, so could things change this upcoming fall? On Friday (June 9), a report surfaced that fans could be a seeing a brand new album from the Las Vegas band as soon as late September. Early Friday morning, rumors began to circulate about the release time frame when Fox Sports Australia’s Fox Footy revealed that the band would be one of the headliners at this year’s Australian Football League’s grand final.

While the AFL has refused to verify its entertainment booking for the major event, Fox Footy says it was confirmed by “music industry sources.” In addition to their first show in Australia since Big Day Out in 2013, the group will also reportedly release their new album ten days before the headlining gig.

The AFL’s showcase event is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 30 which means the still-unconfirmed new album will be released on Wednesday, Sept. 20. As it has been pointed out by several publications, new albums are typically released on Fridays, not Wednesdays (it used to be Tuesdays, but that changed in 2015).

While everything at this point is just hearsay, there may be further evidence of the band releasing a new song as soon as next week. In the same report, Fox Footy also claims that the band will release a new song titled “The Man” on Thursday, June 15. Last week, the band posted an image of frontman Brandon Flowers wearing a leather jacket with “THE MAN” sprawled across the back. Then, on Thursday (June 8), the band posted a link to a mailing list sign up on Twitter with the accompanying message, “Hear new music from The Killers before anyone else.”

The Killers’ last studio album was 2012’s Battle Born. Last year, they collected all their past Christmas singles and released them as Don’t Waste Your Wishes.

Foo Fighters to Address Split Rumors

UPDATE: Well guys, it’s official, the Foo Fighters will be going on an indefinite hiatus. As it turns out, the writing was already on the wall thanks to a recently surfaced interview. During a chat with Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins back in January, Artisan News was able to get the word straight from the musician. The video of the interview can be seen below and finds the sticksman telling them that “we’re on ihateus right now, we’re on an indefinite ihateus.”

According to Hawkins, it’s “not because we don’t love each other, or don’t want to make music together … We did so much in the last five or six years — we as a band could go into the studio tomorrow and have just as much fun as we ever had, but I think the world needs a break from us for a little while.”

So there you have it.


ORIGINAL: Could the Foo Fighters be splitting up? Is Dave Grohl going solo? Is there some serious inter-band drama happening? Those are just a few questions that began to take over the internet on Tuesday (March 1) after the New York Post’s Page Six posted a story about the Foo Fighters splitting up.

According to a source who spoke with the gossip column, there is reportedly some major tension between frontman Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins. The source told Page Six that the tension has gotten so bad that the band has decided to “take a break.” The reported source told Page Six that, “the band [are] billing it as a ‘break,’ but it’s totally Dave going solo, and Taylor is pissed about it.” The source also claims that Grohl’s performance at the Oscars this past weekend was the gateway to his solo career.

But as we all know with gossip sites and publications, you need to take their reporting with a grain of salt. A few hours after the story was released, a band representative reportedly spoke with Entertainment Weekly and dismissed the claim as “utterly ridiculous.” But statements from representatives aren’t always one-hundred percent honest. In the middle of these ongoing rumors, the band took to social media to post a simple message that read: “Official band announcement tomorrow night. Stay tuned.”

Could it be the end of the Foo Fighters or are they going to turn this negative gossip bit around and announce something huge like a tour or new record? At this point who knows. Currently, it looks like we are back at square one, though it does seem like the band are taking a little bit of a break. In a recent interview with Billboard, Hawkins told the music publication that there’s nothing on the books for them in 2016.

Could you blame them for taking a much-needed break? They did spend a lot of 2014 promoting their recently released album, Sonic Highways while 2015 found them tirelessly touring behind the album. Then, in November of 2015, they give us The Saint Cecilia EP out of the blue. Who knows what the outcome will be. All we can do is sit back and wait for that announcement to be made.

Lady Gaga Shoots Down Rumors


A lot of rumors have been surfacing that things are not roses over at Lady Gaga’s camp.

First there’s the rumor that her record label, Interscope Records lost millions with her new albums. Now there’s talk about the reasons as to why her new music video for her current single, “Do What U Want” is taking longer than expected to be made.

Taking to a fan chat last night, Mother Monster hit those rumors head on and in a way threw shade at some of the people responsible for some of the grievances with the new album and other things. One of her punching bag, though they were not names specifically was her former management.

Though ARTPOP was successful, selling about 258,000 copies in its first week, it did not do the stellar sale that Born This Way did back when it was released; BTW sold about 1.1 million in the same time frame. Back when the album was released an article was published, claiming that Interscope lost a reported $25 million on the campaign for the album resulting in employee lay-offs.

But that’s not the only issue that has raised some eyes brows. Back in November, it was revealed that the video for “Do What U Want” would be released in a month’s time from that confirmation. Here we are in 2014, and still no video has been released. During the fan chat, Gaga released the following statement about why the video is taking so long.

“[The “Do What U Want” video] is late because, just like with the “Applause” video unfortunately, I was given a week to plan and execute it… All my most successful videos were planned over a period of time when I was rested and my creativity was honored. 

Those who have betrayed me gravely mismanaged my time and health and left me on my own to damage control any problems that ensued as a result. Millions of dollars are not enough for some people. They want billions. Then they need trillions. I was not enough for some people. They wanted more…

The next few months of ARTPOP will truly be its beginning. Because those who did not care about ARTPOP‘s success are now gone, and the dreams I have been planning can now come to fruition. 

Please forgive me that I did not foresee this coming, I never thought after all the years of hard work that those I called friends and partners would ever care so little at a time I needed them the most…”

She ended her message by asking her fans to forgive her and “be for you the Goddess that I know I truly am.” And as for the rumor about the Interscope slump and investment, she tied that up nicely by saying. “there is no truth to many of your comments, including the 25 million dollar deficit. These are rumors that are being repeated and spread.”

Warner Bros. to Release My Chemical Romance Greatest Hits


Earlier today, Property of Zack had reported that My Chemical Romance might be releasing a new album in January. The rumor of the band putting out an album all began when Hits Daily Double listed the band the band in the upcoming releases section of the site; the site took down the information, but a snap-shot of it can be seen below.

The release date was January 24, 2014 through their longtime record label, Warner Brothers, while the name of the album was still TBD. Originally, it was confirmed that no, the band that had disbanded earlier this year, had not come back together to put out a new album, much to the chagrin of their MCRmy, including some people here.


Instead of it being a new album, frontman Gerard Way confirmed on Twitter that the album listed on the site will be the band’s greatest hits that Warner Brothers had put together.


Sadly, it might just be collection of singles and B-sides that some fans might have had for quite sometime. Some are starting to wonder if some unheard B-sides might make it onto the greatest hits album including that album that was supposed to come out before the split which had been temporarily titled, MCR5 as well as songs from Conventional Weapons which they had released some from last year.

Only time will tell if that hope will come true, but at least we know that Way will have some input into the artwork of the album, so things might be good anyways.

*NSYNC Reunion at VMAs?


Could it be true? Could the ’90s officially be making a comeback in 2013?

The way that things are looking, 90s boy band are making a major comeback, perfect for us nostalgic people. First we had New Kids on the Block getting back together to go on tour.  Then Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees joined, going on tour with the first two. Recently, we had the Backstreet Boys announced that they would be on tour and releasing a new album in celebration of their 20th anniversary,

Now the rumor is spinning again, claiming that *NSYNC might be reuniting as soon as this weekend.

In the last couple of hours, the consensus is that *NSYNC might be making a reunion happen at MTV’s Video Music Awards this weekend. The award ceremony, or party more like it, celebrates musicians who are the hottest of the bunch during the voting period. Awards are given off based votes, so yes, MTV does occasionally play music.

In the past, there had been the same kind of rumors running around, but they all ended up being squashed because, you know, Justin Timberlake is one of the most busy guys in Hollywood. The New York Post’s Page Six reported that they five guys will be gathering together for a one-off performance, though no confirmations nor denials have been made.

Timberlake will be appearing at the event to receive the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award as well as to perform. Sources report that former bandmates, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Krikpatrick will be joining him on stage.

This year’s line up already features Lady Gaga opening the show, Katy Perry probably performing her new single, “Roar,” Robin Thicke giving us some of his sexy vocals on “Blurred Lines” and many other.

So if *NSYNC are in fact reuniting for a one-off performance, what song do you want them to do? We’re partial to “It’s Gonna Be Me.”