Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Music Notes: Frontmen go solo, wedding bells a-coming

- Interpol frontman Paul Banks will be releasing a solo album, Skyscraper, on August 4. Banks will be releasing the album under the name Julian Plenti. This isn't the end of Interpol — the band is apparently rehearsing material for their next album. [NME]

- Banks isn't alone in going solo. Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody has plans to release two albums: Listen Tank and a country music LP titled Tired Pony. [SPIN]

- Wedding bells are just around the corner for Trent Reznor and Meg White (but they're not marrying each other!) Reznor will be marrying girlfriend Mariqueen Maandig, singer for West Indian Girl. White will be marrying Jackson Smith, the son of Patti Smith and Fred (Sonic) Smith. Mazel tov to all! [SPIN]

- Liam Gallagher has responded to brother Noel's troubling MySpace message about Oasis' tour by saying the tour is "amazing." Another day in the life of the Gallaghers. [NME]

- iTunes new variable pricing may be causing problems for some major labels. [Prefix Mag]

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