Thursday, April 17, 2008

Eno & Byrne - Together again!

In an interview with Drowned in Sound, David Byrne broke the news that he had recently recorded an entire album of new material with age-old collaborator and fellow living legend, Brian Eno. As you may or may not know, Eno is one my favorite musical entities of all time, hands down. I'm pretty sure this marks the first Byrne-Eno project since the early '80s. This is big news people! Two true icons, back in the sack. We can't expect Bush of Ghosts-caliber material but you gotta think it will be equal if not better than most of Byrne's solo efforts and miles above Eno-produced Coldplay. Hopefully Byrne's ACL performance will showcase a few of these new songs. As a side note, David Byrne has an excellent blog of his own, much better than your average celebrity-written drivel.

While we're reminiscing about former lead members of legendary 70s bands, who went on to become successful, experimentally-inclined solo artists but have now become quite old in age albeit maintaining surprising good looks and less surprising hipster credibility, check out what Peter Gabriel is up to. I'll have to give it a shot.

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