Chrissie Hynde has recorded Morrissey’s “Everyday Is...
Chrissie Hynde has recorded Morrissey’s “Everyday Is Like Sunday” and a studio version of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” for possible inclusion on the upcoming Pretenders album. . . .
Not only did Elvis Costello reunite with his old band the Attractions for a new album due in March, but his first producer, Nick Lowe, even guests on three tracks. Mitchell Froom produced the sessions. Costello and the Attractions will tour extensively starting in late spring. . . . Froom is also a member of the Latin Playboys, a side project of Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo and Louie Perez, who have an album due Feb. 15. . . .
David Byrne previewed a new band in two recent surprise East Coast shows. An album is due in the spring, with the new material said to be continuing his move away from his South American explorations toward more of a Talking Heads sound. . . .
Arrested Development is in the studio working on the follow-up to its hit 1991 debut album. No date is set, but late spring or early summer is likely. . . .
Phil Collins, whose new album is off to a surprisingly slow start in the U.S., is planning a world tour that will begin early next year and include American dates. . . .
Ice-T’s group Body Count has done some work on its upcoming album, which will be finished after its current European tour. Ice-T, who’s on the tour, will work on his solo album after the Body Count project. . . .
That long-awaited Anita Baker album, tentatively titled “Plenty of Room,” should come out in late winter. . . . The Geffen album by Hole and its unpredictable lead singer Courtney Love is due about the same time. . . .
Lisa Lisa, formerly with Cult Jam, has resurfaced after several years with a solo album on her new label ERG scheduled for late January. . . .
Joan Jett, whose new version of “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” will be the first single from the “Wayne’s World 2" soundtrack, has her first album with Warner Bros. Records due in March. . . .
Reports in some English magazines about a new Enya album in the first half of next year are wrong. According to Warner Bros., which would love a new album by the hot-selling New Age artist, there are no current plans for a new release. . . .
If you were wondering what ever happened to that Aretha Franklin greatest-hits album featuring several new cuts, which was due last summer, it’s still coming--but maybe not until next summer.