Quick Hits: Sheryl Crow, My Chemical Romance, AFI
January 23, 2008

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow will take over Sirius' The Spectrum (channel 18) for five days, beginning Monday, February 4. Her new album, Detours, arrives in stores the following day. Sheryl Crow's Spectrum will include the singer playing her favorite music and discussing her new album in-depth. There will also be live performances from Crow of her new material as well as many hits.

My Chemical Romance leader Gerard Way has told the NME that the band will likely pare down their sound for their next record. After the theatrically-inspired Black Parade album and tour, Way says, "I think [the next album] will definitely be stripped down. I think the band misses being a rock band. That doesn’t mean we won't explore really crazy ideas on the next albums, or do something even crazier. It doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll start to take steps backwards creatively."

AFI have begun work on the follow-up to 2006's Decemberunderground. Guitarist Jade Puget writes online that the band is recording in the studio where many of their earlier albums were tracked, "currently working on new songs." He adds that AFI is feeling "very nostalgic" working on their old turf.

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