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Tuesday March 11



U2 SPOKESPERSON DENIES ALBUM DELAY

Numerous news outlets reported U2 had decided to delay the release of their next record until 2015 in order to schedule more studio time, however a band spokesperson says that isn’t so. A representative for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band told UK’s The Guardian, “U2’s album is planned for this year, it is still on track and touring plans haven’t been confirmed yet.” U2’s rep reiterated the group’s new record should be ready by this summer.

Read more: Tuesday March 11

Monday March 10



U2 PUSH BACK NEW ALBUM AND TOUR TO 2015

After high profile promotional appearances at the Grammys and Academy Awards and the unveiling of the new song “Invisible” during the Super Bowl, it appears U2 will again leave the spotlight and return to the studio to continue work on the follow-up to 2009’s No Line On the Horizon. Billboard reports the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame quartet has delayed the release of their next record until 2015 in order to schedule new recording sessions with producers Ryan Tedder of the Grammy-winning pop group OneRepublic and Paul Epworth, known for his work with Paul McCartney and pop singer Adele, among many others.

Read more: Monday March 10

Friday March 7



QUEEN, LAMBERT TRUMPET 19-STOP SUMMER TOUR

Original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor, along with former American Idol participant Adam Lambert, held a press conference in New York City Thursday to announce a 19-show North American summer tour, starting June 19 in Chicago. In a press release, May may have signaled the forthcoming tour, which wraps July 20 in Washington, DC, could be the legendary band’s last, saying “Let’s rock those beautiful arenas JUST ONE MORE TIME!” As for taking on the daunting task of filling the frontman role once held by the late Freddie Mercury, Lambert said, “He’s a personal hero of mine, and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band." Tick”ts for the trek go on sale March 14. [See Special Coverage for audio from yesterday’s NYC press conference with Brian May, Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert]

Read more: Friday March 7

Friday March 6



OZZY EYEING NEXT SOLO ALBUM

It appears Ozzy Osbourne is ready to restart his solo career as soon as his stint with the reunited Black Sabbath is over. Guitarist Gus G, the Prince of Darkness’ principal axeman since 2009, said in a recent interview, “Ozzy wants to do another solo album, that’s for sure. As far as I know he has a contract for three more solo albums, so I don’t know when he will finish them…but I certainly know that he wants to do one more solo album. When it’s going to happen, I don’t know…”

Read more: Friday March 6

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