Published Mar 12, 2011As the music world gears up for SXSW and winds down from CMW, we're back with our trusty, link-filled news roundup. This time around we have everything from the future of Nine Inch Nails and Trent Reznor's vampire project, to Josh Homme weighing in on the Kyuss reunion, to Junior Boys making their long-awaited return.
First off, Reznor is once again clogging our news feed. First, he came at us with the news that "Nine Inch Nails is not dead," as he put it. But along with talking his future endeavours for his dormant band and his How to Destroy Angels side-project, he informed us that he's axing his plans to star in and score an upcoming vampire film. Sorry, folks, that goth fantasy will have to remain unfulfilled.
Then there was the good news that Canadian electro luminaries Junior Boys are returning with a new full-length. In a similar vein, we also found out that Justice are prepping a new single, a release that would end a long silence from the French touch heroes.
This week, we also had the news that Odd Future are working on their very own TV show for the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, David Lynch has roped in the likes of Tom Waits, Iggy Pop and Peter Gabriel for a new comp, Canadian labels Unfamiliar and Hand Drawn Dracula are joining forces as You Look Deathly and Fucked Up's Damian Abraham has no hard feeling against Stars.
On top of that Josh Homme shared his thoughts with us on the Kyuss reunion, while we got the sad news that original Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr passed away. But to end on a happy note, Saint Alvia recovered a whole pile of stolen gear, making them one of the happiest -- not to mention luckiest -- bands in Canada this week.