This week’s roundup finds some old artists returning to work after a reunion, some other old artists returning to work after everyone forgot about their existence, and some new artists finally getting back in the studio to record a new album. For fans of rock music, there could be some good releases to look forward to…
- Soul Asylum, aka “The Band That Had That ‘Runaway Train’ Song in the 90s” plans on recording a new album. The big question now: does anyone actually plan on buying it? [RollingStone]
- My Morning Jacket is back in the studio. Their last album earned massive critical acclaim. It also introduced the world to Jim James’ previously unknown falsetto talents. What surprises are in store for us this time around? [RollingStone]
- After reuniting for some shows last year, Soundgarden will be recording together again. No witty comment here. That’s just pretty cool. [Billboard]
- Mike Watt of Iggy and the Stooges loses punk rock cred by releasing a rock opera. Does he think he’s in Green Day? [Billboard]
While we doubt that too many people will be seeking out the new Soul Asylum record, it would make sense to anticipate, say, the next My Morning Jacket release. We’re glad to know some great rock bands are still making music.
Which of these albums will you be buying? Tell us in the comments!