Oasis to Hit Studio for Seventh LP; Cobain Trumped by Elvis in Deceased Earnings
Plus Orlando's Antipop Festival taps Spoon, Aesop Rock, and Black Kids, among others.
Britpop deity Oasis have begun work on the band’s seventh album to date and follow up to 2005’s Don’t Believe the Truth, wrapping two tracks and prepping further demos for a session in London’s most famous studios, Noel Gallaghertold BBC 6Music in a recent interview. “We start in Abbey Road a weekon Monday [Nov. 5],” the rocker revealed. “Then we’ll probably workthrough a couple of months there, have Christmas off, then go and mixit and see where we’re at.”
Commenting on the sound of theforthcoming effort, Gallagher stated, “We all write separately, but forsome reason all the songs sound like they’ve got a common thread.”Continuing, he added, “The last album [Don’t Believe the Truth]was quite ‘songy’, if that makes any sense – it was quite a British,retro, ’60s sounding album. This [new album] is focusing around thegrooves more.”
But even for one of the most cock sure outfitsin music, a few snags can arise: “I’ve literally got nothing left towrite about,” Gallagher said. “I’ve written about being a youth, andI’ve written about being a rock star, and I’ve written about livinglife in the big city.” Maybe Noel and brother Liam could co-write a love song for Bloc PartyÖ?
Cobain Trumped by Elvis in Deceased Earnings
Despite the licensing of his cash-raking tunes, the lunch boxes, highbrow garage sale, and even a forthcoming major motion picture, deceased Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who debuted atop Forbes’ Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list last year when his widow Courtney Love sold part of his song catalog for a reported $50 million, has failed to land in this year’s top ten. Fittingly, the King, one Elvis Presley, has reclaimed his position at the throne, landing in the No. 1 slot as his estate earned $49 million in 2007.
Inaddition to the list’s usual suspects, including John Lennon, whoascended from the No. 4 spot last year to No. 2 ($44 million), andGeorge Harrison, who placed No. 4 ($22 million), is Steve McQueen ($6million) and the “Godfather of Soul” James Brown ($5 million), as wellas Tupac Shakur, who originally debuted in 2002, but now returns ($9million) in part due the recent sale of his catalog rights.
Spoon, Aesop, Black Kids Join for Orlando’s Antipop Festival
Justwhen we thought festival season was set for winter hibernation, thewarmer environs of Orlando, FL have assured the music forges on bytapping Spoon, Aesop Rock, Explosions in the Sky, Black Kids, Black Moth Super Rainbow, and the Stills, among others, for the Antipop Music Festival,set to hit the city’s venues over four days beginning Nov. 7. CraigWedren (ex-Shudder to Think), Busdriver, the Postmarks, All Smiles,David Bazan (ex-Pedro the Lion), Daedelus, Blockhead, and Johnny Cash’sLegendary Tennessee Three have also joined for the festival, and moreacts are expected to be announced as the event draws near.