Deryck Whibley Returns to the Studio

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It’s been a long year for Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley.

The musician was admitted into the hospital for kidney and liver failure back in May due to years of alcohol abuse leading to him to proclaim a sober lifestyle.

During the course of his recovery, he did reveal that while admitted, his musical muse had returned to him, inspiring him to write some new music.

Now, over six months after being in the hospital, Whibley has posted several pictures on the band’s official Facebook page of him back in the studio (as seen above) looking a lot better than he did when he wrote to fans about being rushed to the hospital back in May. The caption for the photo simply reads, “I go to work.”

The uploaded pictures also include shots of instruments and a shot of Whibley jamming with Sum 41 guitarist Tom Thacker which could be proof that some new music from the Canadian group might be on the horizon for 2015.

Check out the pictures from Facebook below.

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If or when this new album becomes a reality it will be the band’s first new record since 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder, which was released Island Records.

Electric Century Back in the Studio

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When Mikey Way revealed to fans the reason behind why he and his electro-pop group had not released their debut record yet, everyone started to realize that it was in Way’s best interest to get better and face his demons than to go forward with his new act and get worse.

Turn out, that his post about battling heavy addiction has led to more than just clean living; now he’s heading back into the studio to work on Electric Century and get that album out to the fans who supported him through his recovery.

Both Way and his partners in the act Dave Debiak (Sleep Station) and Justin Siegel (ex-Stars in Stereo) are officially in the studio working on what can only be assumed to be Electric Century’s full-length debut that was supposed to be released this year.

Way posted a picture from the studio on his Instagram with the simple caption “(((studio vibes))).”

We hope those studio vibes are nothing but the best for him.

Even though we haven’t gotten a full album yet, EC did give us a taste of what we can expect earlier this year in the form of their lead single, “I Lied.”

Slipknot Head Back into the Studio

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Joey Jordison might have already spoke out about his “departure: from the band, but as for the rest of Slipknot, their camp has still been quiet about it, but they have not been quiet about the fact that they are heading into the studio to begin recording for a new album.

Late last week, guitarist Jim Root posted a picture on his Instagram from inside of a studio. The picture features Roots holding onto his guitar in front of a mixing desk and including the simple the hashtag #slipknot2014. The picture can be seen below.

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The posted picture confirms the news that the band had released last June during their stint at the Download Festival; a new EP was, for sure, on its way. But one thing remains, when they announced Jordison was gone from their line-up, the band reassured fans that they would explain what had happened when the time was right. Now with a new EP on the horizon, they have yet to release that information or inform them who will be taking the founding member’s place.

This new record will be the first since 2008’s All Hope is Gone which was record before bassist Paul Gray passed away/

New Blur Album in the Works

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It might be a heck of a day for Blur fans if the rumor of the band heading back into the studio turn out to be true and currently, it looks like it just might be.

The British band have reportedly revealed that they will be heading back into the studio to record their brand new album; their first album since 2003’s Think Tank.

The band which is made up of made up of Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, and Dave Rowntree have continued to play shows and go on tour even though it had been ten years since they released any new material. Recently, they headlined this year’s Coachella Festival while trying their hardest to side-step the “when are you guys putting out new music” question.

Just because they had side-stepped the question at Coachella doesn’t mean that they haven’t been dropping hints at all. Earlier this year, Albarn had dropped a major hint about the band returning to the studio. “”We’ve got a couple of occasions when we’re stuck in the middle of nowhere, so we might make the record in a week. If we can, it would be nice,” he told Rolling Stone.

While performing in Hong Kong, Albran was quoted as saying, “so we have a week in Hong Kong, and we thought it would be a good time to try and record another record,” so for all that we know, the album could already been recorded and ready for release.

While this is still on the mum side, Jamie Hewlett, who works with Albarn on the band Gorillaz confirmed for a fact that Blur have gone into the studio. “Damon’s touring with Blur — he’s doing a world tour with Blur at the moment and then they’re working on a new album,” Hewlett said, also confirming that there will be a new Gorillaz album n the way as well.

So far, no other information has been given, especially on what the projected release date will be.

Taking Back Sunday Recording New Album

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Taking Back Sunday gave fans a huge gift earlier this week by announcing that they will be self-releasing an acoustic version of their hit album, Tell All Your Friends, as well as a film about it.

Today, they continued their giving mood by revealing on Twitter that they have complete phase one of the recording process for their upcoming, yet-to-be-named sixth album.

Check out the tweet from the band below:

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