Dave Grohl has confirmed that the Foo Fighters have begun writing the follow-up to 2011's Wasting Light, but hasn't offered up a release date yet, saying just that it would be released "eventually".
He also said Grohl went on to that he has "a crazy idea of what I want to do with the next record and how we record it. It's not conventional. It won't be a conventional record."
Here's Dave in the studio with Trent Reznor and Josh Homme performing music created for the film Sound City - a documentary directed by Dave Grohl looking at the history of Los Angeles recording studio Sound City Studios, where Nirvana recorded the Nevermind album.
So I found this old clip of Wally De Backer, better know to you as Gotye. Before "Somebody That I Used To Know" catapulted him onto the world stage, he played with a band called The Basics. Turns out they're still making music; if you're interested in finding out more, check out Gotye's latest newsletter here.
Here's the clip I found of The Basics performing "Just Hold On" in the Herald Sun Studio (The Herald Sun is one of two major newspapers in my home town of Melbourne, Australia). It's pretty catchy, and somehow I keep thinking of The Beatles. Can't imagine why...
I grew up thinking that on the cover of the Beatles Help! album, they were spelling out the word HELP in semaphore. Maybe you did too ... but we were fooled.
According to the story they originally planned to do that but when they got to the photo shoot, the arrangement wasn't very pleasing to the photographer's eye. So after some adjustment, they ended up with something completely different on the cover.
Interestingly, the UK and US versions aren't even the same. On the UK version (below left) the Fab Four appear to spell NUJV. However on the US version they're shown in a different order, seeming to spell NVUJ.