Elvis Costello and the Imposters -- including Steve Nieve, Pete Thomas and Davey Faragher -- have announced an extension of their Spinning Songbook tour. The tour, which started off as a two-week stint back in the spring, soon expanded to include 17 additional cities in June and July. The just-added dates are in September and October and find the band sticking to the East coast.
Southhampton, England's Band of Skulls are taking some time out from finishing up their second album to play select dates in North America this fall. They'll be performing new songs at these shows, along with songs from their debut album, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey.
Coheed and Cambria bass player Michael Todd was arrested on Sunday, July 10, for allegedly robbing a pharmacy in Attleboro, Massachusetts, shortly before the band was set to support Soundgarden in Boston.
Beady Eye announced today that they'll be returning to North America for several dates this fall. The band (Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock) will start off in Vancouver on November 29 and will visit New York City on December 9.
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.