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Green Day Have Plenty Of New Songs for Ninth Album!

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong has said the Californian band have begun writing material for their ninth album.

The singer tweeted saying the group had “a tonne of new songs” and described the direction as “fresh and hi-energy”. Billie Joe Armstrong, who’s 39, added that making the album “felt great”. The punk-pop outfit’s most recent album 21st Century Breakdown was released in 2009. They also made available a Live DVD and album of the band during their 2009 world tour.

“I don’t want to give away too much but just know that me, Mike, Tre and Jason are collaborating and having the best time playing music,” he said. Full Story at BBC

Gil Scott-Heron, ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ Singer, Dead at 62!

Gil Scott-Heron, the musician, poet, author and hip-hop pioneer who wrote ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,’ has died in New York at age 62. The sad news was revealed on Twitter by his UK publisher. The cause of death is currently unknown. One of America’s greatest cultural figures of the 1970s and an inspiration to generations since, Scott-Heron had been in fragile health for many years as a result of a decades-long battle with cocaine and HIV infection. Full story at Spinner

Google Bid $100M for Cloud Music Rights!

Google threw large sums of money at the four major record labels during negotiations for cloud-music rights, according to a published report. BusinessWeek magazine is reporting that Google offered the labels $100 million to obtain licenses for a cloud music service. After negotiating for more than a year, talks broke down. Google launched an unlicensed service two weeks ago that enables users to upload their songs to the company’s servers but isn’t as fully equipped as it might be with licenses. Full Story at cnet

Silverchair Announce The End Of The Band!

In what may come as a surprise to their fans or those who only remembered them from the ’90s, Australian rockers ¬†Silverchair have announced they’re going on an “indefinite hibernation. “We formed Silverchair nearly 20 years ago when we were just 12 years old. Today we stand by the same rules now as we did back then … if the band stops being fun and if it’s no longer fulfilling creatively, then we need to stop,” the members — singer-guitarist Daniel Johns, bassist Chris Joannou and drummer Ben Gillies — wrote in a joint letter on their website.

“Therefore after much soul searching we wanted to let you know that we’re putting Silverchair into ‘indefinite hibernation’ and we’ve decided to each do our own thing for the foreseeable future.” Full Story at Spinner