News Ticker: Sonic Youth, Beyonce, Portishead, Nas

December 10th, 2009 by Chris Harris Leave a reply »

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  • Sonic Youth will return to the studio in 2010 to put their 17th studio album to tape. Guitarist Lee Ranaldo tells the BBC they’re also working on a DVD of footage from their recent Daydream Nation tour mixed with vintage clips of the band playing the LP, and added they’ve been digitizing archived audio and video tape, some dating back 30 years, for future releases.

  • First Garth, now B? According to Billboard, Beyoncé may be the next superstar to bring her act to Las Vegas’ Wynn. Spokeswoman Jennifer Dunne says there’s no deal yet; rumors have the star signing a lucrative, long-term contract.
  • Portishead have unveiled a fresh track, called “Chase the Tear,” recorded to benefit Amnesty International, Pitchfork reports.
  • A judge ruled yesterday in the divorce trial of rapper Nas and R&B singer Kelis that the Illmatic architect, who has a child with Kelis, will have to fork over more than $50,000 in monthly spousal and child support payments. In addition, he’s got to pay Kelis’ attorney’s fees, which amount to $46,000 and change, according to TMZ.

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily

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