Kendrick Lamar makes a brief appearance on U2’s ‘American Soul,’ the latest track streaming from what will be their 14th album, Songs of Experience. It’s essentially an alternate version of ‘XXX,’ which appeared on Lamar’s album DAMN. Songs of Experience is out December 1st… listen to the track here:
Record Store Day’s Black Friday event is this weekend, and there will be some great vinyl available. Queen will offer up a 12-inch single with their hits “We Are the Champions” and “We Will Rock You”. The release also honors the 40th anniversary of the News of the World album. The Doors’ two-LP edition of the band’s Absolutely Live album will be available on midnight-blue vinyl. And up for grabs from Rush is a seven-inch single with “Closer to the Heart” backed with “Madrigal”. Both songs are off their 1977 album, A Farewell to Kings, which is also celebrating its 40th.
Black Sabbath bassist geezer Butler says that he wasn’t as sad as he thought he’d be after the band’s final show, admitting that after 49 years it was time to move on. To that end, he’s taking some time to visit places that he’s only been to for a night or two while on tour with the band, and is looking forward to getting back into making music after finally getting his home studio finished… a project that’s taken him years.