U2 to Headline Glasto, Strokes Heading Back to the Studio, and Bridge School Comp. Volume 4 Out Today…
It’s official: U2 are set to headline Glastonbury in 2010.
The band will top the bill on the Friday night (June 25) of the three-day event for the first time in their 32-year career.
Festival organiser Michael Eavis told the event’s official website, Glastonburyfestivals.co.uk: “We’ve been trying for years… And now we’ve finally made it happen. I’m sure they will pull out all the stops to make next year’s Glastonbury the most memorable ever.”
The band have been rumoured to appear at the festival a number of times over the years but they have always failed to appear on the bill until now.
The Strokes have indicated they are to start work on their new album…soon.
And according to bandmates Julian Casablancas and Nikolai Fraiture they could be doing so as soon as January next year.
“While the guys are in LA, I went to scout some studios in NYC with Ryan Gentles -The Strokes manager today for what looks like Jan recording!!! mood = f***ing excited.” Fraiture wrote on his Twitter.
Tegan And Sara, Death Cab For Cutie, John Mayer, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and My Morning Jacket are among the artists included on The Bridge School Collection, Vol. 4.
The compilation is out today through iTunes and includes live performances recorded throughout the years at Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit. All proceeds will be donated to the Bridge School, which helps children with severe physical disabilities and communications needs.
Performers at this year’s Bridge School Benefit included Young, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, No Doubt, Fleet Foxes, Wolfmother, Gavin Rossdale, Monsters Of Folk, and Adam Sandler.
Here are some of the stand-out tracks from The Bridge School Collection, Vol. 4:
Ministry — “Here They Come” (Nov. 2, 1994)
Ministry — “Paisley” (Nov. 2, 1994)
Trent Reznor — “Fragile” (Oct. 22, 2006)
Trent Reznor — “Hurt” (Oct. 22, 2006)
Regina Spektor — “Ain’t No Cover” (Oct. 27, 2007)
My Morning Jacket — “Gideon” (Oct. 28, 2007)
My Morning Jacket — “Just One Thing” (Oct. 28, 2007)
Tegan And Sara — “Dark Come Soon” (Oct. 28, 2007)
Tegan And Sara — “Like Oh, Like H” (Oct. 28, 2007)
Band Of Horses — “Marry Song” (Oct. 25, 2008)
Band Of Horses — “The General Specific” (Oct. 25, 2008)
Death Cab For Cutie — “Cath” (Oct. 25, 2008)
Death Cab For Cutie — “I Will Possess Your Heart” (Oct. 25, 2008)