Quick Hits: Weezer, Louder Than Life festival, Spoon, Guns N' Roses, Interpol, Jeff Tweedy
June 5, 2014

Weezer has been teasing fans with bits of new music via YouTube in a little series called "Weezer Wednesday." The latest track to be partially unveiled via a black-and-white video is called "Ain't Got Nobody," following the May release of another snippet called "The Waste Land." Weezer's ninth studio album will be the follow up to 2010's Hurley, and it is being produced by The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, who also helmed Weezer's 1994 debut effort.

The inaugural Louder Than Life festival will be held in Louisville on October 4 and 5, and the musical lineup will include Kid Rock, Judas Priest, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, Volbeat, Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Theory of a Deadman, Of Mice & Men, Buckcherry, In This Moment, Hellyeah, Chiodos, and others. In addition to presenting rock bands on three stages, the weekend will feature bourbon exhibitions, "gourmet man food," and local craft beers.

Spoon will serve up its first album in four years, They Want My Soul, on August 5. After going hard with touring and recording for the past 20 years, the band members really needed a break to recharge their batteries and prepare for this new album. "Between 2001 and 2010, we put out five records, which is not a lot by '60s standards. But in terms of today's standards, it's pretty fast," frontman Britt Daniel told NPR's All Songs Considered. "I mean, especially since concert promoters run the business now. And that's the way you make money, is doing shows, you know? So we just needed a break. And when we got back together, I felt that that break was a good thing. And we were all excited about playing again."

It has already been six years since Guns N' Roses released Chinese Democracy, but the band has two more albums completed that could come out in the near future. "We recorded a lot of things before Chinese was out," Axl Rose said in an interview with Revolver. "We've worked more on some of those things and we've written a few new things. But basically, we have what I call the second half of Chinese. That's already recorded. And then we have a remix album made of the songs from Chinese. That's been done for a while, too." The singer said there is no definite timeline for when the albums will come out, but he will focus on that after Guns N' Roses concludes its residency at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, which wraps on June 7.

Interpol will release their first album in four years, El Pintor, on September 9 via Matador Records. The 10-track album features guests such as Brandon Curtis (The Secret Machines) playing keyboards on nine songs, Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. (Beck) playing keyboards on "Tidal Wave," and Rob Moose (Bon Iver) playing violin and viola on "Twice as Hard."

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy will release his debut solo album, a 20-song set titled Sukierae (pronounced, "sue-key-ray"), on September 16. The album, officially billed under the band name Tweedy, will arrive via dBpm Records, and Tweedy has a string of solo dates booked throughout June and July.

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Jon Zellner
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