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by Unknown // Tuesday, May 31, 2011 // Upfront, News // 0 Comments

Coldplay will release comeback single 'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall' this week.

The 'Violet Hill' band announced today they will release the first single from the follow up to 2008's 'Viva La Vida' album on Friday.

After posting three videos which showed lyrics from the song as words written on blackboards, an entry on the band's official twitter read: "Enough teasing... we have a new song called 'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall.' Hear it on Friday (sic)."

The band also posted a link to the lyrics of the track and the album artwork, which features the track title imposed over a close up of a wall sprayed with brightly colored graffiti.

Part of the lyrics read: "I turn the music up, I got my records on / from underneath the rubble sing a rebel song / don't want to see another generation drop / I'd rather be a comma than a full stop."

Last year, while the band were still working on the album, lead singer Chris Martin said 'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall' was likely to be its closing track.

He also said guitarist Jonny Buckland's influence is particularly prominent on this album, their fifth, and the whole band - which also includes Guy Berriman and Will Champion - were "fired up."

Speaking of another new track, Chris explained: 'Hurts Like Heaven' is all Jonny. It only has two chords. The songs are group-y, its guitar-y. Johnny is coming out of his cocoon. We're just trying some risky things.

"We're hungry and very fired up. In five years we'll be in our late 30s. You have to have your best work done my then."

'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall' will be available digitally on Friday 3rd June at midday British Summertime, except in the UK where it will be released at midnight the following day.

by Unknown // Tuesday, May 31, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Green Day have "a ton of new songs" for their upcoming album.

Lead singer and songwriter Billie Joe Armstrong has explained the punk rocker's ninth studio album will sound "fresh and high-energy."

Writing on his twitter page, he said: "Ok here's the scoop. [Green Day] has been jamming new songs everyday. There's a ton of new songs. The direction is fresh and hi energy. Feels great. (sic)"

The 39-year-old rocker also said bandmates bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool are "having the best time" laying down tracks for the new album.

Billie added: "I don't want to give away too much but just know that me, mike, tre and Jason are collaborating and having the best time playing music.

"And that's not bulls**t!! (sic)"

The band recently saw their musical 'American Idiot' - which was based on the group's concept album of the same name - close on Broadway, but Billie explained he was proud of the way the production had "moved" people.

He said: "It moves people. I think it's the same reason why you would want to go see a band play live, you know? It's a record that's coming to life, it's in your face, and it's a story.

"That's what 'American Idiot' does. That's what it does in the music, and that's what it does onstage."

by Unknown // Tuesday, May 31, 2011 // Upfront, News // 0 Comments

AC/DC still talk about Bon Scott like he is a member of the band.

The 'Highway to Hell' rockers still regard their former lead singer - who tragically died in 1980 after a night of drinking in London - as one of them, and Bon's replacement, vocalist Brian Johnson, feels his death was just "unlucky."

He said: "He wasn't a wild, wild, wild man - he was just as wild as the other boys were. He was just unlucky. We've all done stupid, dumb things where we're young, but we got away with it. He didn't.

"It was just one of them stupid things that shouldn't have happened, and it was accidental and it was stupid.

"I just won't have a bad word said against him. We still talk about him like he's a member of the band in the dressing room."

The Australian rock group - who also includes brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, Cliff Williams and Phil Rudd - are to release a new version of their 1979 concert film 'Let There Be Rock,' made in Paris shortly before Bon's death, and Brian said it gives a "wonderful insight" into the singer.

He added to the USA Today newspaper: "If you want to understand the band, then you'll understand this when you see Bon Scott with the boys when they were young and just starting out, and thinking you never know what the future holds. You can tell these guys just wanted to rock 'n' roll.

"They showed me this movie and I saw it and it's a wonderful insight into Bon Scott."

by Unknown // Monday, May 30, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Dolly Parton would duet with Jack White.

The country music star is a big fan of the musician - whose former band the White Stripes covered her hit 'Jolene' - but insists she never collaborates with anyone for purely commercial or financial reasons.

She said: "There's been a lot of talk about Jack White wanting to work with me and I've always admired him and of course he lives in Nashville too.

"But I'm so picky about my music. I would never say never because he's so talented and I loved the way the White Stripes did 'Jolene,' it's just that my music is so personal to me and I'm not going to work with someone just to have a hit."

As well as the White Stripes, several artists have covered Dolly's hits - most famously Whitney Houston, whose version of 'I Will Always Love You' topped the charts worldwide - and the singer says she finds it hard to pick a favorite, though she is always welcoming to new renditions of her songs.

She told Q magazine: "A lot of people have recorded my songs and I've loved everything that everyone has ever done with them.

"I can't really pick a favorite as they're like my children and I'm so proud of them all.

"Of course, Whitney made me the most money. I was blown away by her version, the way she took that simple song of mine and it became her song.

"Some writers say, 'Oh I hate the way they've done that' but I just think it's wonderful that people can take a song and do it in so many different ways."