Hip-hop fest Rock the Bells is bringing back their Classics theme for the 2011 Rock the Bells tour, which will include several headliners performing classic albums of their own in their entirety, including Lauryn Hill performing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Cypress Hill performing the Black Sunday album, and Nas performing Illmatic. Mos Def and Talib Kweli will be reprising their collaborations self-titled 1998 debut set, and regular sets will be performed by Erykah Badu, Curren$y, and a host of others
Pink Floyd are finally making plans to remaster all 14 of their studio albums, and will also be putting together deluxe editions of the bands albums that are set to include demo tracks, live cuts, and more. The Wall co-producer James Guthrie will be doing the remastering duties, with the studio albums being made individually or as a box set; the special deluxe Experience edition albums, which will be limited to The Dark Side of the Moon, You Were Here, and The Wall, will get the two-disc treatment, with the remastered album on one disc and the bonus goodies on the second. The albums will begin hitting stores in late September in the U.S .
They broke up back in 2004, departing their home label of RCA Records, but now it looks like SoCal rockers Eve 6 are back, having signed a new record deal with Fearless Records. The band, who have been quietly and methodically touring and working on their internet sites, recently brought back original guitarist Jon Siebels, which effectively unites Eve 6s complete original lineup; snagging old producer Don Gilmore (who produced the bands 2001 hit album Horrorscope) to helm their latest set was the final piece of the puzzle
MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
Peter Bjorn and John are set to return to the States later this summer to kick off a six-week tour, which will be their longest American tour to date; check out all the show dates (and more) on this hipster buzz band at http://peterbjornandjohn.com/blog/tour/
MINI MODERN BUZZ:
A new East coast multi-day festival titled the MTK Fest is set to take place in Southampton, New York, as put together by the creator of Englands Secret Garden Party festivals; the NY version will include headliners White Rabbits, Patti Smith, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
The legendary Chick Coreas album Concord Records will be releasing a two-disc collection titled The Definitive Chick Corea in honor of the musicians upcoming 70th birthday
Whatever happened to Lenny Kravitz? Well, hes been working on his ninth studio album, Black and White America, which is now set for release on August 30, with the single Stand to precede the album to radio this month
Performer/producer Toro Y Moi will be hitting the road in July for a 3-month North American tour that will include stops in Athens GA (9/9), Toronto (9/18), Detroit (9/19 at the Magic Stick), Minneapolis (9/25), and New Orleans (10/10)
The Hold Steady will be touring this summer, too, with stops in Milwaukee (8/24), Chicago (8/25 at The Metro), and Omaha, NE (8/26)
Enter Shikari will release their new live CD/double-DVD collection, Live from Planet Earth, on July 11
And these artists are releasing their latest collections of tunes this week Sondre Lerches Sondre Lerche Peter Murphys Ninth Frank Murphys England Keeps My Bones and Arctic Monkeys latest and thats the buzz for this weeks Modern Rock.
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