Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme has spoken candidly on his problems with alcohol, revealing an over-reliance on drink led to him ‘puking blood’ one Christmas.
In an interview with Q Wolstenholme, who has been sober since the release of Muse’s 2009 album ‘The Resistance‘, described how at his worst he would need alcohol ‘to get out of bed in the morning’.
US alternates Wilco have released the tracklisting for ‘The Whole Love‘, their forthcoming eighth studio effort.
The 12-track album will be released on September 26th in the UK and has been produced entirely by the band in their own studios.
Gigging with upcoming bands can often be perilous for established musicians. ‘The wolf at the top of the hill is never as hungry as the wolf climbing the hill’ goes the caveat, and so it often proves on the relentlessly competitive touring circuit.
Tonight at Ivory Black’s a young four-piece band from East Kilbride called The Clock somewhat upstaged headline act This Will Destroy You with a spirited set before a crowd just beginning to form. Performing four songs, three of which come from their new EP. ‘2’, the band thoroughly engaged the audience with a rollicking stage performance that culminated with frontman Calum Stewart, apparently unconcerned by the limited number of spectators, launching himself over the barrier and ratcheting the final trigger-quick chords from set closer ‘Letter of Farewell’, a song dedicated to a ‘lost dear friend’.
James are to present fans with a reworking of their material when they hit the road for a UK tour beginning at the end of October.
Billed as ‘An Evening with James with the Orchestra of the Swan and the Manchester Consort Choir’, the band will incorporate an extravagant 22-piece orchestra and 16-strong choir into their set, offering a unique take on one of Manchester’s best exports.
“It was such a legendary performance that so many people haven’t seen – so we had to do it,” Festival Republic’s Tania Harrison told NME. “It was one of those seminal moments that changed everything – which is what Reading’s all about.”
Atlanta’s Gringo Star will release their second album ‘Count Your Lucky Stars‘ in September, worked on with respected producer Ben Allen and released through Gigantic Records, with whom the group have recently signed.
Following the release of debut ‘All Y’all‘ in 2008, the band toured extensively with the likes of And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, and hit the UK with fellow Atlantans the Black Lips shortly after.
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