Every Friday I’ll be giving you a list of the top music news stories of the week. So let’s start with some of this weeks biggest news, from OutKast Glastonbury rumours to Jared Leto’s Golden Globes triumph:
1. OutKast to play Glastonbury?
Rumour-mills have been set into overdrive this week as OutKast hinted at a Glastonbury 2014 slot. 20-years on since their debut album, (wait for it) Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, Big Boi and Andre 3000 confirmed that they’ll be playing more than 40 festivals this year and told fans to “stay tuned for dates”.
Here’s hoping the charismatic duo will announce UK dates very soon. If only to give us the excuse needed to booty grind to I like the way you move and pretending to shake around a polaroid picture to Hey Ya. Put us out of our misery and confirm the headliners Michael Eavis!
To get you in the mood for shaking that polaroid…
2. Architects preview new track Naysayer
Architect’s new track Naysayer was debuted this week on the Radio 1 rock show. Taken from the upcoming album entitled Lost Forever // Lost Together, which is set for release on the 10th March 2014, through Epitaph records.
If the new track is anything to go by then it sounds like Architects have evolved into one of the main driving forces in the British metalcore scene. Fearsome breakdowns + wickedly tainted vocals = a recipe for fucking success.
Here’s a sneak peak of the track list:
03. Broken Cross
04. The Devil Is Near
05. Dead Man Talking
06. Red Hypergiant
08. Colony Collapse
09. Castles In The Air
10. Youth Is Wasted On The Young
11. The Distant Blue
3. Jared Leto wins best supporting actor at the Golden Globes
30 Seconds to Mars frontman proves he has multiple talents as he’s honoured with the best supporting actor award at the Golden Globes.
The star took home the trophy for his supporting role in Dallas Buyers Club, beating the likes of Bradley Cooper and Michael Fassbender.
The actor committed to his role as a transsexual with aids, where he admitted to losing a shocking 30-40 pounds to play the character. Leto said, “I lost up to 40 pounds and after a while I stopped counting. It changes the way you walk, the way you sit, the way you think.” Now that’s what we call some serious commitment!
Although all this talk of dieting is making me hungry…
4. Prince to guest star on New Girl
It looks like this year is the comeback year for Prince, as the star is rumoured to play Glastonbury and will be appearing on US sitcom New Girl.
The 1999 singer approached the producers of the show, as he’s said to be a huge fan of New Girl. “He contacted us last season because he’s a huge fan,” said executive producer Brett Baer.
I’ll definitely be tuning in to this episode, oh and of course to lust after Zooey Deschanel. Which goes without saying really.
5. Morrissey to release first new album in over five years
After signing a new record deal with Universal Music, Morrissey is set to release his first new album in over five years.
I was reluctant to include Morrissey in my weekly news roundup because I just don’t like the guy. But you know what? I’m a nice gal and thought you might like to hear about the news, which Morrissey/The Smiths fans will undoubtedly be excited about.
After securing a two-album contract the fifty-four-year-old singer is set to begin recording next month in France.
Make sure you check back every Friday for your weekly music roundup.