Weekly News Round-Up: Blossoms, Michael Stipe and more

You’re in the right place if you’ve missed any of the week’s top news stories – here Live4ever’s Weekly News Round-Up presents a recap of the biggest and best headlines we featured during the last seven days.

Blossoms performing at Edgeley Park in Stockport, June 2019 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Blossoms performing at Edgeley Park in Stockport, June 2019 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Blossoms have revealed their next album Foolish Loving Spaces will be released on January 31st next year.

Recorded at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios, and The New Yard and Studio 94 in their hometown of Stockport with producers James Skelly and Rich Turvey, the album contains the recent radio regular Your Girlfriend.

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The 20th anniversary of The Chemical Brothers‘ Surrender album will be marked on November 22nd with a reissue including deluxe 3CDs and 4LP boxsets.

Fondly remembered for the anthem Hey Boy Hey Girl and Let Forever Be, just one of their essential collaborations with Noel Gallagher, Surrender also enlisted the talents of Bernard Sumner, Hope Sandoval and Jonathan Donahue.

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Liam Gallagher, Foals and The Streets are leading the first line-up announcement for Snowbombing 2020.

Celebrating its 21st birthday next year, Snowbombing is set to return to the Austrian resort of Mayrhofen between April 13th-18th.

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Photo: Paul Bachmann

Photo: Paul Bachmann

Michael Stipe has released his first piece of solo music since the end of R.E.M. back in 2011.

Your Capricious Soul was made available exclusively from Stipe’s website from Saturday, October 5th with proceeds going towards the climate change action group Extinction Rebellion. “I took a long break from music, and I wanted to jump back in,” Stipe has said.

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Kanye West has announced the release of a documentary on the making of his new album as fans wait patiently for its release.

At the time of writing, Jesus Is King has still make itself known despite Kanye setting two release dates this past week, but the documentary of the same name does have some more concrete details behind it and is set to premiere at IMAX theaters on Friday, October 25th.

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The Beatles‘ Abbey Road is back at the top of the UK Album Chart after being re-released on its 50th anniversary.

The final studio album to be recorded by the band, it knocks one of the Fab Four’s staunchest disciples, Liam Gallagher, down to #2 with Lewis Capaldi enjoying another strong week on the chart, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent one further place back.

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