Here are the new and notable music releases this week, 19th May 2014:
Wild Crush, Archie Bronson Outfit
Ghost Stories, Coldplay
What Have We Become, Paul Heaton
Unplugged 1991/2001: The Complete Sessions, R.E.M.
Definitely Maybe (3CD Deluxe Edition), Oasis
Weird Scenes Inside The Goldmine (Remastered), The Doors
Tour De Force (Live In London), Joe Bonamassa
California Breed, California Breed
Upside Down Mountain, Conor Oberst
Hard Runners, Cherry Ghost
A Special Life, John Mayall
…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, The Roots
Revelation, Brian Jonestown Massacre
Music For Insomniacs, Matt Berry
Serpent & Sphere, Agalloch
Everybody Down, Kate Tempest
Friendly Bacteria, Mr.Scruff
Why?, Ginger Baker
Made In Japan (Box Set), Deep Purple
Reachy Prints, Plaid
Total Fucking Darkness, Cradle Of Filth
Angels Of The Apocalypse, Timo Tolkki’s Avalon
Infinity, Yann Tiersen
Wine Dark Sea, Jolie Holland
All of the above and many more are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.
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Ozzy Osbourne is reported to have started a fire in the family home whilst attempting to make a bacon sandwich.
Firefighters were called to the Osbourne’s house following Ozzy’s late night snack. Sharon Osbourne later referred to the incident via her Twitter account: “I’m in London, @OfficialOzzy is in LA making a bacon sandwich last night and the fire brigade ended up at our house!!”
Meanwhile, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been speaking with WWeek.com, revealing how the band vetoed asking legendary drummer Ginger Baker to play on their new album, 13.
“We put a stop on. We didn’t think Ginger would have been… we didn’t want to go into the studio and have, um, problems.”
Ultimately the group called upon the services of Rage Against The Machine sticksman, Brad Wilk.
“We did try some big name drummers – some very big name drummers. They were great, but Rick particularly suggested Brad. He did work hard; he was thrown into the deep end and he was very nervous. He got used to us, our jokes, the way we prank around.”