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Wednesday, 16 January
So it seems David Bowie might play some shows after all. Having previously suggested the singer would be staying at home once new album The Next Day is released, Tony Visconti has now indicated some one off dates are possible. "He says that he will only play if he feels like it, but no tour. Like, if wanted to do the odd show in New York or, I don't know, London, he would if he felt like it," explained the producer. "And he made that very clear to the label that he wasn't going to tour or do any kind of ridiculously long album promotion. It was his idea to just drop it at midnight on his birthday and just let things avalanche."
Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace shared two non-album tracks on their soundcloud account last night, then quickly whipped them down again. Expect rips of Time Was Dropped and Who Let Him In? to surface online today.
U2 say the working title for their 13th album is 10 Reasons To Exist. Speaking about the band's return to the studio this year, frontman Bono said his bandmates would not be rushed in completing the record: "They don't care if it takes ten years - they don't care if it never happens again, they just want to get it right."
Nick Cave has announced he and The Bad Seeds will play four special shows across the globe to launch new album Push The Sky Away. The band will play gigs in London (February 10), Paris (11), Berlin (13) and Los Angeles (21), which will also feature a screening of Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's short film about the album's making.
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Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew says he will release two new albums this year. One will be a solo album, while the other is a collaborative record with veteran songwriter Andy Kim who wrote 1960s hit Sugar Sugar.
Still that's not as many albums as Australian band Pond plan. The group, whose membership also play in Tame Impala, say they will all release solo and side projects albums on the same day.
My Bloody Valentine will warm up for shows in Asia with a gig at Brixton's Electric venue on 27 January. The group have also added a date to their UK tour, playing Birmingham's O2 Academy on 8 March.
Download have announced a host of new names for this year's festival (14-16 June), with Limp Bizkit, Korn, Enter Shikari and Bullet For My Valentine among those joining the bill.
Meanwhile London's Field Day (25 May) have also expanded their line-up with Palma Violets, John Cooper Clarke, Kurt Vile and Savages among those now set for the Victoria Park event.
Tom Waits is releasing a photographic book in collaboration with Anton Corbijn. Waits/Corbijn 77-11 is published on 8 May, and is limited to 6600 copies. The book features images by both the acclaimed photographer and the singer. "Anton picks up a small black box, points it at you and all the leaves fall from the trees," said Waits of their collaboration. "The shadows now are long and scary, the house looks completely abandoned and I look like a handsome... undertaker. I love working with Anton, he's someone with a real point of view. Believe me, I won't go jumping off rocks wearing only a Dracula cape for just anyone."
Watch SBTRKT's video for Trials Of The Past.
Andre 3000 has insisted that Big Boi's remix of the Frank Ocean track he appeared on, Pink Matter, was no way an Outkast reunion. Oh no... we kind of worked that out for ourselves.
A square in Granada in Spain is to be named after Joe Strummer following a petition.
Listen to Dave Grohl and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor's joint track, From Can To Can't, taken from the soundtrack for the former's documentary about LA studio Sound City.
The Vaccines will play a one off show at Southampton's The Joiners on 22 January to aid the venue after its future was thrown into doubt due to financial pressures. Tickets are on sale from the venue from 7pm (GMT) this evening.
Metallica's 3D concert film, M3D, will be released in cinemas on 9 August, the group have confirmed.
The Knife will release new album Shaking The Habitual on 8 April. The band will also stage a European tour this spring, including London's Roundhouse on 8 May.
Today's Track Of The Day is Hospitality with Eighth Avenue
That's it for today. Music News Daily returns tomorrow at lunch time.
12:00 PM | 16/01/2013
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