Did AC/DC's drummer get away with murder? Find out the answer to this question and much more in this month's music news round up.

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt-Cheap

Phil Rudd, on-and-off drummer with AC/DC, was arrested earlier this month under the charges that he had attempted to arrange a hit man to carry out two murders. Rudd also faced charges pertaining to murder threats and drug possession. Whether or not it was a case of dirty deeds done dirt-cheap was never made clear as the Jailbreak drummer has since had key charges dropped. Rudd still faces court hearings and his future with the band is unclear. Front man, Brian Johnson, is adamant that their upcoming tour will not be postponed because of Rudd, and that he doesn’t think they will “need to do any firing”. According to Angus Young (the band’s only remaining founding member), Rudd was hard to work with during the recording of new album, Rock or Bust, and the news didn’t come as much of a surprise. 

Just Like Honey

Psycho Candy - Jesus and Mary Chain

Having done a handful of dates this month, Scottish Shoegazers, The Jesus and Mary Chain, extend their ‘Psychocandy’ tour into 2015 with the following dates:

  • Mon, 16 Feb – Liverpool Guild of Students
  • Tue, 17 Feb – O2 Academy, Leeds
  • Wed, 18 Feb – O2 Academy, Newcastle
  • Sat, 21 Feb – Norwich U.E.A
  • Sun, 22 Feb – Rock City, Nottingham
  • Mon, 23 Feb – Brighton Dome
  • Wed, 25 Feb – The Institute, Birmingham
  • Thu, 26 Feb – O2 Academy, Bristol
  • Fri, 27 Feb – The Great Hall, Cardiff University

Tickets go on sale at 9am on the 14th February from gigs&tours.com

Why Won't They Talk to Me?

After a brief rest from touring, Australian psych revivalists, Tame Impala, have hinted at their first new material since 2012’s Lonerism. In a recent interview, keyboardist Jay Watson, though tight-lipped about the new record, revealed it will sound “less rock and more electronic”. No more details were divulged, however, as Tame Impala front man, Kevin Parker, is keeping the new record under lock and key (even from his band mates). Rest assured the record will be an exciting departure from their last. Perhaps Parker’s recent collaboration, ‘Daffodils’ with Mark Ronson indicates their new sound.
   

Notable November Releases

  • Ariel Pink – Pom Pom (4AD)
  • Deerhoof – La Isla Bonita (Polyvinyl)
  • Neil Young – Storytone (Reprise)
  • Parkay Quarts – Content Nausea (What’s Your Rupture?)
  • Pink Floyd – The Endless River (Columbia)
  • Robert Wyatt – Different Every Time (Domino)
  • Savages & Bo Ningen – Words to the Blind (Stolen/Pop Noir)
  • The Voyeurs – Rhubarb Rhubarb (Heavenly)
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