Radiohead launches a library, Shavo Odadjian forms a band, Megadeth is touring
Radiohead launches a digital public library
Alternative rock legends, a band that has always played with technology when it comes to their appearance, has now launched a digital public library.
Radiohead Public Library was launched on Monday. It has a large archive of band's albums, B-sides, non-LP tracks, TV appearances, behind-the-scenes photos, promotional performances, webcasts, full-length concerts, of-the-era T-shirts (newly reissued and ready to order), Stanley Donwood’s artwork and more.
“The internet as a whole has never been a reliable resource for detailed or even accurate information re: Radiohead,” the band said in a statement. “Many sites that attempted to provide some measure of service have long since gone dark as well. The overall effect has been ‘Radiohead’ search results that yield random and/or abbreviated shards: songs and album titles unaccompanied by detailed artwork or any additional context, low quality videos preceded by advertisements and shuffled via algorithms, and so on… That ends with the unveiling of the Radiohead Public Library.”
All of the content in the library is completely public; all the video and audio material is free to use.
A Rolling Stone writes, until the end of the week, the library will also have a few librarians. Namely, every member of the band will make a selection of the archived material and post it on the Radiohead's social media.
Shavo Odadjian formes a new band North Kingsley
System Of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian announced a new band, North Kingsley.
Over the weekend, Shavo posted a picture of his new band on Instagram, captioning it: “I am proud to announce my new project @northkingsley. Music coming soon!!!”
Regarding the name of the band, Shavo said to Marijuana Retail Report: “When I moved from Armenia to LA, I moved to North Kingsley drive. That was my street, that’s where I grew up and I saw everything there.”
He also added, “I started skateboarding there. I witnessed homelessness, the poor, you know, I noticed gangs. I learned about friendship. I saw sex there — there were prostitutes. I grew up there, so it means a lot to me. So when I say that name, that’s my growth, how I became who I am, you know?”
In the last year's interview for Consequence of Sound, Odadjian said that he's working on a new project, describing it as "bass-driven hip-hop".
He also addressed the work of System of a Down and a lack of new music. “It’s weird that we don’t have a new record, or many records,” he told us. “We have [new] material that tops everything we’ve done. And that’s me telling you, honestly. I can’t wait to record that and drop it.”
While System's music is nowhere to be seen, we can just hope that North Kingsley will live up to the expectations.
Megadeth is back and touring
Megadeth play their first show since Dave Mustain was diagnosed with cancer last year.
Helsinki gig on January 20 was the first Megadeth gig since October 2018. Their plans of supporting Ozzy Osbourne on his 2019 tour were postponed after Ozzy injured himself in a fall. Then, in July, Mustain revealed he was diagnosed and battling with throat cancer.
As Consequence of Sound writes, in October, bands bassist David Ellefson revealed that Mustaine underwent successful cancer treatments. Not long after they announced their comeback.
The band is coming back as support on Five Finger Death Punch's European tour, while Marilyn Manson has taken their place in Ozzy's tour. The 11-song tracklist included some of their biggest hits such as “A Tout Le Monde”, “Hangar 18”, “Symphony of Destruction”, “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due” and more.