While promoting his juggernaut of a vehicle, Sound City, the bearded frontman told MTV News that “…we have a plan, we know exactly what’s coming next, and I have the music for the next record and we’re going to start working on it once we finish doing all this stuff.”
Grohl added that he’s “really excited about it,” which should quell any concerns leftover from the band’s proposed hiatus last fall. Though, don’t expect anything anytime soon, as he joked: “If I give you something now [about a release date], it means I’ll actually have to make that deadline.”
In the meantime, the soundtrack to Sound City hits stores March 12th via Grohl’s own Roswell Records and the film itself surfaces February 1st. Pre-orders for a DRM-free digital version of the film are now ongoing for the “special price” of $10.
The Flaming Lips are constantly up to new tricks, but they haven’t released a proper studio album since 2009’s Embryonic. That’ll change on April 1, when they put out The Terror through Bella Union and Warner Bros. UPDATE: The U.S. release date is April 2.
The nine-track album was produced by Dave Fridmann and the Lips. The non-album track “Sun Blows Up Today” will be released on February 3. UPDATE: The track is actually being released January 29, when the digital pre-order for the album will begin. And “Sun Blows Up Today” will be featured in a commercial that will air during the Super Bowl that stars the Flaming Lips. (No word as to what the commercial is for just yet.)
"Why would we make this music that is The Terror— this bleak, disturbing record…??”, Wayne Coyne writes in a press release. “I don’t really want to know the answer that I think is coming: that WE were hopeless, WE were disturbed and, I think, accepting that some things are hopeless… or letting hope in one area die so that hope can start to live in another?? Maybe this is the beginning of the answer.”
Either that, or this an incredibly elaborate April Fools joke.
He continues, “We want, or wanted, to believe that without love we would disappear, that love, somehow, would save us that, yeah, if we have love, give love and know love, we are truly alive and if there is no love, there would be no life. The Terror is, we know now, that even without love, life goes on… we just go on… there is no mercy killing.”
Here’s the album cover:
01 Look…The Sun Is Rising
02 Be Free, A Way
03 Try To Explain
04 You Lust
05 The Terror
06 You Are Alone
07 Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die
08 Turning Violent
09 Always There…In Our Hearts
After settling lawsuits with Pizza Hut and Home Depot last year over alleged misuse of their music in advertisements, the Black Keys are ready to go again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, last week, they recently filed a lawsuit in New York accusing casino company Pinnacle Entertainment and commercial advertising outfit Manhattan Production Music, accusing them of unlawful use of “Howlin’ for You”.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the dispute is over two separate advertisements: the first, an ad for a Pinnacle casino, uses music “substantially similar” to the Black Keys song, while the second (for another casino) uses “infringing music.” Pinnacle hasn’t commented on the suit, but it appears the videos of the advertisements have been removed from YouTube. THR claims a casino rep Tweeted, “We bought a licensed musical interpretation of the song.”