Hurts are giving away a free download of their smashing new song “Sandman” over at: http://www.informationhurts.com/gb/splash/ It’s quite the nice track, meshing their usual dark pop sensibility with something of an R&B beat.
Michael Stipe and Courtney Love will be doing a duet on “Rio Grande” on Johnny Depp’s upcoming “pirate compilation.”
It’s being speculated that Justin Timberlake will tour together this summer in support of Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, his first new album in roughly seven years.
Nikki Sixx’s critically acclaimed book This Is Gonna Hurt has just been released on paperback by HarperCollins. Book description: “This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography, and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx is part photo, part journal—but all Nikki Sixx. It is a collection of compelling photography and stories that capture the rage, love, optimism, darkness, and determination that shape his work. Combining the raw authenticity that defined his New York Times bestseller, The Heroin Diaries, with a photographic journey, This Is Gonna Hurt chronicles Sixx’s experiences—from his early years filled with toxic waste, to his success with Mötley Crüe, to his overdose and eventual rebirth through music, photography, and love.”
Skream is giving away his remix of Aaliyah’s “If Your Girl Only Knew.” Go get it by way of Kick Kick Snare: http://kickkicksnare.com/2013/02/12/aaliyah-if-your-girl-only-knew-skream-remix/
An animated — literally — St. Vincent covers a Bob’s Burgers’ song over on Vulture: http://www.vulture.com/2013/02/animated-st-vincent-covers-bobs-burgers-song.html
You can watch The Living Sisters do their cover of Funkadelic’s “Can You Get To That” over on KCRW’s blog. http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/2013/02/cover-me-monday-living-sisters-and-tashaki-miyaki/ The group recently released an E.P. of covers, which includes “Can You Get To That,” entitled run for cover.
Megadeth have announced that they’ll be releasing their 14th studio album, which will be called Super Collider, on singer Dave Mustaine’s own label, Tradecraft, which will be powered by Universal.
Great White are releasing a remixed version of their latest album Elation. Originally mixed by the band’s guitarist/keyboardist Michael Lardie, the album was remixed by George Tutko, who’s known for his work with such artists as Rod Stewart, KISS, Ozzy Osbourne, John Mellencamp and more.