Media Roundup: Re-issues, Live Action and Insider Hints

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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They’re back!  Or at least, they will be…once the new album’s finished.  Singer Julian Casablancas says The Strokes‘ new material sounds like it’s “trapped between the future and the ’70s.”  Interesting…

The Strokes

The Strokes

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Media Roundup: You Say Hello, I Say Goodbye…

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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Carl Barat‘s post-Libertines outfit, Dirty Pretty Things, have played their final show. Check out the video for “Bang, Bang You’re Dead,” from the band’s brief, but successful career.  They will be missed.

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Though fans will have to shell out big bucks to get their hands on some of the limited edition packages, it’s being reported that U2‘s new album will be made available in five different (and arguably unnecessary) versions.

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In an unexpected move, Morrissey has signed on with alt-country label Lost Highway Records for the release of his next album, Years of Refusal, due out in February of next year.

Morrissey

Morrissey

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As the year draws to a close, music fans are busy compiling their Best of 2008 lists.  Check out Spin’s collection of 10 great albums you may have missed.

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A dispute between Warner Music Group and Google has led to the removal of several artist’s music videos from YouTube.

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On the eve of the 20th anniversary (!) of their debut, The Stone Roses‘ bassist reveals that the band is 3/4ths of the way decided in favor of a reunion.

The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses

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Hear the story of  Robert Wyatt, “the godfather of righteous jazz-pop lullaby,” in his own words.

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The video for “The Fear,” the first single from pop Brit wit Lily Allen‘s upcoming record hit YouTube.  Do you think Lily will avoid the sophomore album curse?

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Hear a different side of Strokes drummer Fab Moretti with his side project, Little Joy.

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