Digital Digest: Johnny Marr, Prince, Glastonbury and more
Ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is plotting a brand new solo album for 2010. Having left The Cribs, he is planning to resurrect Healers – his project which saw the release of 2003’s Boomslang. Marr even has a special edition Fender coming out in his honour in January and told Billboard he hopes to launch a world tour in October, beginning in New York.
After welcoming Stevie Wonder onto the stage during his 21-night run at the LA Forum, Prince has announced his only UK Festival appearance of 2011 will be at Hop Farm. The icon, who was formally a symbol, will headline the Sunday with Eagles and Morrissey topping the bill on the other two days. More information can be found on Gigwise.
Pearl Jam will be celebrating their 20th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion the band has announced that they will host and headline their own music festival in East Troy, Wisconsin. Taking place at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre, other performers will be The Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Joseph Arthur and others. Check out the Myspace blog for more details.
Quietus recommended Azari & III will release their debut self-titled album on August 30 via Loose Lips Records (Resident Advisor)
Tinie Tempah has announced he will be heading into the studio with current chart dominator Adele ahead of his second album (via OMG Music). The rapper has had an extraordinary rise, and he has even performed on David Letterman’s chat show in America this week.
Oh, and last night the *last* batch of Glastonbury tickets went on sale – they have sold out.