Composer Philip Glass - who turns 75 this year - is to be the subject of a remix album, inspired by a conversation between Glass and Beck.
The album, called Rework: Philip Glass Remixed, is due for release in October. It includes reworks of original Glass compositions from Beck himself, Tyondai Braxton (ex-Battles), Amon Tobin, Memory Tapes, Dan Deacon, and more.
Full tracklist for Rework:
1. My Great Ghost – "Music in Twelve Parts, Part 1"
2. Tyondai Braxton – "Rubric (Remix)"
3. Nosaj Thing – "Knee 1 (Remix)"
After a week of speculation that he might be about to announce tour dates, Tom Waits has instead released a new video.
It's for the track, "Hell Broke Luce", which appears on Waits' 2011 album, Bad As Me. It's been directed by Matt Mahurin.
In a statement accompanying the announcement, Waits wrote:
"As most of you guessed, it’s a tour…a tour de force!
"Tubular Bells" composer Mike Oldfield has admitted he had never heard of Arctic Monkeys or Dizzee Rascal before he performed with them at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in London last week (July 27).
Speaking to NME, the musician, who performed 1973's "Tubular Bells" alongside a fantasy scene involving famous characters from cinema, confessed that he "doesn't know anything that's currently happening in the music scene".
R.E.M. has announced the September 24th release of an expanded 25th Anniversary Edition of the band’s 1987 album, Document.
The new edition features the digitally remastered original album, plus a previously unreleased 1987 concert from R.E.M.’s “Work” tour. The commemorative release also adds new liner notes, with the 2CD package presented in a lift-top box with four postcards. On the same date, the remastered original album will be reissued by Mobile Fidelity on 180-gram vinyl.
The tracklisting for R.E.M.: Document (25th Anniversary Edition) is:
The xx have played two new tracks from their forthcoming second album – scroll down to listen.
Titled "Sunset" and "Reunion", they are the latest songs the band have played live from their forthcoming album Coexist, which is due for release on September 10. You can hear them both below.
Last week the band debuted a new dance-indebted track "Swept Away" at a show in LA. Previously, the band unveiled "Angels" – the first track from Coexist.
Dr. Dre has signed up to develop and act as an executive producer on a new crime drama series for American television network FX.
According to Deadline, the rap mogul will oversee the production of the series, which will be written by Sidney Quashie and will focus on both the music industry and the criminal underworld of Los Angeles.
Quashie will executive produce alongside Dr Dre, with Daniel Schnider from the producer's company Crucial TV and Brad Bertner also signed up executive produce the show. A one-hour pilot has initially been commissioned.
The Stone Roses hailed Team GB's gold medal winning athletes Jessica Ennis and Bradley Wiggins at their intimate London show last night (August 6), calling the pair - who were both in attendance - "the real King and Queen of England".
Mad Men star Jessica Paré, who plays Megan Draper, joined the Jesus And Mary Chain in Buffalo, New York and Toronto last week.
Paré sang "Just Like Honey" with the band on August 2 in Buffalo and then joined them for "Just Like Honey" and "Sometimes Always" the next day in Toronto.
Scroll down to watch Paré sing "Just Like Honey" with the Jesus And Mary Chain, who include Uncut's picture researcher Phil King in the line-up.