FROM THE NEWS NEST: Lauryn Hill almost ready to drop new album and more.
We haven’t had any new studio albums from Lauryn Hill (pictured) since 1998, and boy, has that made us sad. At a recent stop in NYC for the Rock the Bells tour, Lauryn Hill told MTV that she had a whole lot to say, and an album may be in her future. “We’re getting closer. That’s all I can say,” she told MTV.
Seems like veteran Irish rockers the Pogues are calling it quits again. They broke up in 1996, and reunited in 2001, and now the Pogues will stop touring after this holiday season. So far they’ve got stops in England and Scotland as a part of their farewell tour, but we can hope that they’ll make it stateside.
Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band will be celebrating what would have been John Lennon‘s 70th birthday with a couple of super-star-studded concerts in L.A. in October. Performers like Lady Gaga, Iggy Pop, Perry Farrell, RZA and many more will honor the late singer.