Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ bass player Flea will release the ‘Helen Burns‘ EP he first mooted in 2008 within the next few days.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly a decade since revered Britpop pioneers Blur released their last studio album, but what seems more inconceivable is that frontman and primary songwriter Damon Albarn has arguably been more productive in the years that followed than in the formidable ones before the group’s eventual flame-out.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has announced two LA dates for his new band on October 4th & 5th. Yorke has recruited Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, R.E.M collaborator Joey Waronker, Brazilian instrumentalist Mauro Refosco, and his Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich for the gigs which will take place at the Orpheum Theatre.
Speaking about his new star-studded ‘backing band’, Yorke said: “In the past couple of weeks I’ve been getting a band together for fun to play ‘The Eraser’ stuff live and the new songs etc, to see if it could work! We don’t really have a name and the set will not be very long cuz, well, we haven’t got that much material yet! But come and check it out if you are in the area.”
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