2011 is shaping up to be quite the year for enthusiasts of (good) nineties music. Four months into it, and we’ve already seen two Pearl Jam deluxe reissues (with a newly-released live album), new Radiohead, new Foo Fighters, new Cake, and new Beastie Boys. Well, we now we have confirmation of the following tasty nineties nuggets for the second half of the year…
CHILI PEPPERS CONFIRM AUGUST RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer and resident Will Ferrell impersonator Chad Smith tells Rock It Out that the band’s tenth studio album (their first with new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer) is set for release during the final week of August. While the album doesn’t yet have a name, I can confirm that it does indeed have a place reserved in my heart (read: pants). [via Ultimate-Guitar.com]
PEARL JAM DOCUMENTARY SET FOR SEPTEMBER RELEASE
Nineties alt-grunge filmmaker hero Cameron Crowe has been working on a Pearl Jam documentary for years now, and the release has finally been set for September. While it’s not yet known if Pearl Jam Twenty will have a wide release, its release will be accompanied by the release of a book and soundtrack. I have to assume they don’t mean they’ll be handing out the book and soundtrack in the theaters before showings. Which is a shame because my mom’s always told me that I’m a great multitasker! [via NME]
UPDATE: The band just released a painfully short teaser today. Check it here.
SMASHING PUMPKINS TO RELEASE NEW MATERIAL IN SEPTEMBER
Billy Corgan and some other guys The Smashing Pumpkins are set to record new material in May as part of their ongoing 44-song pretention-fest entitled Teargarden By Kaleidyscope, with release (under the title Oceania) set for September. Meanwhile, remastered deluxe versions of albums spanning 1991 through 2000, containing bonus material, will start rolling out this fall, which is nice news for fans of the actual Smashing Pumpkins. [via Ultimate-Guitar.com]