16 May: Music News round-up
The Jesus and Mary Chain will perform Pyschocandy, their 1985 debut album in the UK in November this year, ahead of the record’s 30th Anniversary (Full Story: NME).
Sony have acquired the rights to Jean Michel Jarre‘s catalog and will be reissuing the albums on iTunes for the first time, as well as putting out bare bones CD reissues next month (Full story: Music Week).
Duran Duran have announced that Red Hot Chilli Peppers guitarist and songwriter John Fruciante is working with them on their new album (Full story: Duran Duran).
A Japan Tour Edition of Paul McCartney‘s New album has been issued in the Far East. The two-disc package includes an SHM-CD of the album (with Japan-only bonus track Struggle) and a DVD that features the videos for New and Queenie Eye, a 47 minute ‘making of’ documentary, as well as two tracks performed live at Tokyo Dome in November 2013.
As Tori Amos completes the UK part of her Unrepentant Geraldines tour, she reveals which record is her favourite album of all time (Video interview: Rhapsody).
“He’s just playing games, and I’m fed up with it, to be honest with you” Jimmy Page on Robert Plant re Led Zeppelin rumours (Interview: New York Times).
Billy Corgan has revealed that the Smashing Pumpkins 1998 album Adore is to be reissued as an expansive six-disc box set (Full story: Pitchfork).
SDE can confirm that a previously unreleased remix of Peter Gabriel‘s Sledgehammer is present on a new 3CD compilation called Extended 80s (More here)
David Bowie‘s next seven-inch picture disc – Diamond Dogs – has had its released date pushed back a week. It will be now officially available on 23 June 2014 (Full story: DavidBowie.com)