News Roundup: Morrissey, Panic! at the Disco, Radiohead, Snoop Dogg
The Mozzer details Greatest Hits, Panic! unveil Odd LP and Honda tour, Radiohead invade BBC Radio 1, and Snoop confesses rock'n'roll ambitions.
Remember all that chatter about a Morrissey greatest hits record? Well, it’s materialized in the form of — shocker! — Greatest Hits,a 15-tune collection leaning heavily on Moz’s last few albums, butnaturally, includes classics like “Suedehead” and “The Last of theFamous International Playboys.” The album, though yet-to-be issued aU.S. release, will drop in the U.K. Feb. 11, and presumably not longafter stateside. Extra bonus: a handful of new tracks and a liveeight-track disc, Live at the Hollywood Bowl. [Via Pitchfork]
Panic! At the Disco return! Their sophomore set, the classic rock-inspired Pretty. Odd,will arrive March 25 via Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen, and to unleash thenew tunes, the Las Vegas-based boys have another treat up theirsleeves: a headlining slot on the eighth installment of the Honda CivicTour, a 45-stop outing slated to kick off in San Francisco April 10,and feature openers like Motion City Soundtrack and the Hush Sound. [Via Billboard.com]
Sure, Radiohead have staked claim over the Internet with their webcasts and what not, and will soon invade America in the flesh,but still, further lines of communication have yet-to-be conquered –first and foremost, radio. But not for long; Thom Yorke and crew –filling in for host Zane Lowe — will take to BBC Radio 1 Jan. 17 from7 P.M. to 9 P.M. U.K. time (2 P.M. 4 P.M. EST). Fans can stream theband’s surely eclectic set here. [Via Pitchfork]
Surfing a wave of hype culled from his sonically departing tune “Sensual Seduction,” and its hilarious video, Snoop Dogg is now looking to further deviate from his rap roots — hopefully by collaborating with “Madonna, Bono, or Mick Jagger,” he told MTV.com.”I’m on some rock shit, man… Rappers don’t really move me too much.”Also on the docket for 2008: “Snoopermarkets.” No joke; Clean up onaisle 420.