It seemed as though 2007 was the year of Reformation. Several stellar bands regrouped to put on live performances and it looks as though some of those will result in new material. We’ve been hearing word of releases by My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary Chain as well as The Verve.
Look for other surprises to be announced by the new year. Shirley Manson‘s solo album is set to release. It’s been long awaited…maybe too long. I have a feeling this will be much like a member of the Smashing Pumpkins going solo. And here is a name I haven’t heard in a long time: Filter. Richard Patrick posted that he’s started working on new material. Here’s another Pumpkins comparison: how can Filter be ‘Filter’ without Brian?
There will also be some artists branching out from their bands to put out solo albums. Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody is working on new material. And it’s reported that our buddy Pete Doherty will have a solo album out next year as well.
Some are sparking rumors that Pete is recording behind Babyshambles’ backs. I hope that’s inaccurate, but we shall see.