Former Motörhead guitarist Michael "Würzel" Burston passed away yesterday, July 9, at the age of 61. Early reports suggest Burston died from ventricular fibrillation, which was triggered by cardiomyopathy.
The Pixies re-united seven years ago, and have since embarked on a successful series of tours, all the while refusing to enter the studio to record a new album. Now, according to drummer David Lovering, the band may finally be on the path to recording new music.
Mogwai have announced that they will release a new EP this fall. Titled Earth Division, the EP will be released on September 13 via Sub Pop in the US and a day earlier via the band's own Rock Action Records in the UK.
In a recent interview with The Sun, Foo Fighters' mainman (and drummer extraordinaire) Dave Grohl was asked about the modern production techniques used by some bands, in particular the use of drum machines.