In the studio (No Doubt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Britney Spears, etc.)

No Doubt

They are in the studio, and presently writing for their new album. No release date scheduled yet. They have been back together working since May or so. For the most up to date news, follow them on Twitter, @nodoubt. One Tweet I read they said they wondered how they would perform (whatever they were working on at the time) live! So here’s hoping for a quality return!

Red Hot Chili Peppers

They are hoping for a Spring 2011 release. Again working with Rick Rubin. It is apparently going to be a change, as Flea has been writing lyrics on a piano. They are also experimenting with some Afro-pop, as Flea and new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer went to Lagos, Nigeria, and Ethiopia. Flea is a part of Atoms for Peace, also featuring Thom Yorke from Radiohead.

Lupe Fiasco?

Lupe’s new album, Lasers, is actually done, perhaps post production still being worked on, at the very least album art maybe. It is scheduled for a March 8 release. Read about the fiasco surrounding this album at Wikipedia. And a recent article at Baltimore Sun.

R.E.M.?

Seems it is being mixed now. And the tracklisting has been revealed for the forthcoming R.E.M. album, Collapse Into Now. Check it out over at TwentyFourBit. Also, at the R.E.M.’s official site they have a few links and tidbits. It is scheduled for a Spring 2011 release.

Britney Spears

Looks like she is in the studio now working with Max Martin and Dr Luke. Her follow up to Circus is scheduled to be released before March at this point, according to Dr. Luke. So far looks like at least three songs have been finished. In another article, he (Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald) said their is no timetable for release and it would be ‘grimier’!

Radiohead

Radiohead are definitely in the studio, and the new album will apparently feature 10 tracks. Approximate release date is unknown at this point. I would guess somewhere from April to June.

Follow me on Twitter at tmmblog, as I often post news snippets there that I do not post here!

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