No more David Bowie performances - ever?
Bowie fans across the globe were greeted with a very unexpected but welcomed surprise when the legendary artist announced the upcoming release of a brand new studio album along with its first single, “Where Are We Now?.”
It wasn’t long before hopes of a tour in support of the surprise album, The Next Day, would reach fever pitch but sadly, sounds like Bowie has no intention according to his producer, Tony Visconti.
In an interview with NME, Visconti reveals that Bowie regularly emphasized during the recording session for the new album that he’s has no plans of any sort of live performances.
“He’s fairly adamant he’s never gonna perform live again,” said Visconti. “One of the guys would say, ‘Boy, how are we gonna do all this live?’ and David said, ‘We’re not’. He made a point of saying that all the time.”
Although Bowie fans are surely disappointed at the news, they can still look forward to this March when The Next Day goes live.
Moving on, Dave Grohl has just announced a slew of one-night only theatrical screenings for his directorial debut, Sound City.
Music fans in general have been eagerly awaiting a chance to catch the film which chronicles the story of the Van Nuys, California studio of the same name famous for churning out classic albums such as Nirvana’s Nevermind, among several others.
And starting January 31st, they can finally do so, depending on location that is. You can check out the full list and see if the screening is hitting a town near you by viewing the complete list right here.
Sound City is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18. The same night, Grohl is putting on a live show featuring an impressive collection of musicians who perform on the film's soundtrack including John Fogerty and Stevie Nicks.
And finally, all of you Bad Religion fans better set your calendars for January 22nd because the band will be releasing their 16th studio album, True North, for your listening pleasure.
Produced by Joe Barresi – known for his work with Queens of the Stone Age, Pennywise, and Tool – True North should have plenty of the band's signature intellectually stimulating melodic punk which fans have grown to love.
The band released the album's first single, "F*** You," a few weeks ago but in case that isn’t enough to hold you over until True North hits stores, the guys over at KROQ have just released an exclusive new track from the upcoming album.
You can check out the exclusive new song, “Department of False Hope,” right here.