So what’s up with LCD Soundsystem reuniting just a few years after a much-hyped farewell show at Madison Square Garden? In a letter to fans, James Murphy explains that he’s written several songs, and after debating releasing them as a solo artist or with a new band, consulted with bandmates Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang; the three agreed to re-form the band, and will be releasing a new album this year — as well as “playing all over” on tour. Murphy apologized to any fans who feel “betrayed” at the band’s surprise return. (Rolling Stone)
Motörhead plan to live-stream Lemmy Kilmister‘s memorial service at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood. (Stereogum) The band’s service will take place a day after a separate memorial service is held at Lemmy’s regular haunt the Rainbow Bar & Grill.
Donald Fagan of Steely Dan was arrested Monday night on charges of domestic violence. A spokesperson for the police department in New York City, where the arrest occurred at Fagan’s home, says there was a verbal and physical altercation between Fagan and his wife Libby Titus that left Titus bruised. (Rolling Stone)
David Bowie has teased the video for “Lazarus,” the second single from his forthcoming album ★. The full video will be released on Thursday. Watch the teaser at Pitchfork.
Another video preview: Grimes herself contributed animation to the forthcoming video for “Kill V. Maim.” Watch the clip at Pitchfork.
Canadian jazz pianist Paul Bley has died of natural causes at age 83. Bley played with the likes of Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, and Charles Mingus, and was a pioneer in the use of synths and electric pianos in jazz. (Billboard)
The label Joyful Noise has announced that its series of exclusive flexi-disc singles this year will feature artists including Thurston Moore, Ava Luna, Prince Rama, and Lil Bub featuring the Uncluded (Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson). (Pitchfork)
Pro wrestling fan Billy Corgan has released a new theme song for the show Impact Wrestling: “Roustabout,” which was originally a Smashing Pumpkins song. Corgan works as a producer with TNA Wrestling, the company that airs the program. Hear the new theme at Pitchfork.
Saturday Night Live‘s first musical guests of 2016 will be rapidly-rising country star Chris Stapleton and pop star Selena Gomez. (Billboard)
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DreamWorks is producing a new animated film based on the Trolls toys — and Justin Timberlake will be the film’s executive music producer, as well as the voice of one of the Trolls. “I have always envisioned bringing the two worlds of film and music together for one epic event,” says the *NSYNC alumnus. “This film is very special, the music is going to be very special and I can’t wait for everyone to experience it all.” (Pitchfork)