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Hear New Danger Mouse, AC/DC on Next LP + More

Plus: Fleet Foxes may self-release forthcoming music, Walker Brothers' John Walker dies at 67.

SPIN iconBy: SPIN Staff // May 9, 2011
  • Danger Mouse and Italian composer Daniele Luppi‘s spaghetti western-themed Rome album won’t be out until next week, but NPR has a stream of the entire record, which features collaborations with Jack White and Norah Jones. [NPR]

  • AC/DC have begun working on their first studio album since 2008’s comeback Black Ice — and the Aussie hard rockers are also gearing up to return to the road. “Me and Malcolm [Young] have begun trying a few things [in the studio],” says Angus Young. “Then we’ll be back on the stage again.” [Daily Star]

  • Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold has hinted that the band, whose contract with Seattle label Sub Pop is up after their new record Helplessness Blues, may self-release any forthcoming music. “I don’t know that we’re really going to need a label for the things we’re thinking about doing next,” Pecknold says. “I’ve thought about doing a subscription service, where people pre-pay and then we send them 12-inches as they’re finished…That would be really fun. But we’ll need a significant time off from touring to be able to do that.” [Pitchfork]

  • John Walker — guitarist for the ’60s pop group the Walker Brothers, who released classics like “Make It Easy on Yourself” and “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore)” — died on May 7 after a battle with liver cancer. He was 67. [John Walker International]

  • After releasing Year of the Black Rainbow (and a companion comic novel) last year, Coheed and Cambria are already preparing for their next album. “Everybody’s working on new music constantly, so there [are] ideas all over the place,” says guitarist Travis Stever. No word yet on plans for releasing the new music. [Billboard]

  • Almost in time for Mother’s Day: party-starting Afropop group the Very Best are offering up a free mixtape titled Supermom. It’s the group’s first release since 2009’s Warm Heart of Africa. [The Very Best]