Oasis founder Noel Gallagher just released his third solo album, Who Built The Moon? It’s been preceded by a couple of singles: ‘Holy Mountain’ and ‘Fort Knox’, and Noel says that the second track was influenced by the Kanye West song, ‘Fade’… going so far as to write the song with the intention that Kanye guest on it. In fact the invitation still stands, with Noel saying that he hopes that Kanye will add a rap over the track at some point.
Google have announced new global resale regulations in a bid to crack down on scalpers. As of March, resale sites will be forced to let customers know if their prices are higher than face value, while they’ll also be stopped from claiming to be an official source of tickets when they are, in fact, selling them second-hand. And by January, ticket resellers will also need to be certified by Google before they can pay to be displayed at the top of Google rankings.
Metallica’s James Hetfield admits that he wasn’t 100% into the concept behind that band’s Load and Reload albums. They were the vision of drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett and James says he went along with the idea because being willing to compromise is part of being in a band…. And although they didn’t pan out as good as he was hoping he has no regrets. After a break, Metallica continues their tour in support of Hardwired… To Self-Destruct at the beginning of February.