Avicii's next album will be a star-studded affair, with Chris Martin, Billie Joe Armstrong, Jon Bon Jovi, Wyclef Jean and System of a Down's Serj Tankian all featuring on the record.
The 'Hey Brother' star - whose real name is Tim Bergling- has also recorded a reggae duet with Wyclef Jean and Matisyahu and another track with System Of A Down's Serj Tankian for the forthcoming follow-up to his debut record 'True'.
He said: ''It's going to be a lot more song-oriented. 'True' was an attempt at that, getting electronic music in a song format.''
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The Chop Suey! hitmakers have been on a recording hiatus since the release of 2005's Mezmerize/Hypnotize album and Tankian has since embarked on a successful solo career, releasing four projects in the past eight years.
It appears bandmate Odadjian is far from happy about the frontman's alternative career after he sparked rumours of discord in the group on Monday (20May13), when he responded to fans' questions about album plans by claiming that the vocalist was the only one refusing to commit to recording sessions with guitarist Daron Malakian, drummer John Dolmayan and himself.
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The Rage Against the MAChine guitarist has been a leading voice in the demonstrations since the protests began last year (11) and he celebrated the first anniversary of the anti-big business campaign by headlining a rally gig in New York earlier this month (Sep12).
Now Morello has stepped up his involvement by working with Tankian and MCIlrath. The trio has recorded We Are the 99 Percent (sic) - a call to action track he hopes will be adopted as the movement's new anthem.
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System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian, Tom Morello and Disturbed star David Draiman were among the rockers who paid tribute to late Pantera guitarist Darrell 'DIMEBAG' ABBOTT at a marathon party in Hollywood on Wednesday night (14Dec11).
The trio joined members of Pantera, Sebastian Bach, Duff MCKagan and singer/songwriter Ben Harper at the Dimebag Bash, which annually honours the memory of Abbott, who was the victim of a crazed gunman at a concert in 2004.
The night's highlights included a version of Bruce Springsteen's The Ghost of Tom Joad performed by Morello and Tankian, and a reworking of Pantera's classic Seek and Destroy, sung by Draiman.
Proceeds from the five hour tribute concert will benefit the late Ronnie James Dio's Stand Up and Shout charity.
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The heavy rocker was expected to drop Imperfect Harmonies, his second solo effort, on 7 September (10) but fans will have to wait another two weeks - Tankian is pushing back the date so he can ensure his project is as green as possible.
The eco-activist, who recorded the album in his own home studio in Los Angeles, used the same environmentally-friendly materials to release his 2007 solo debut, Elect the Dead.
Bass player Shavo Odadjian gave fans reasons for hope in a series of recent Internet notes, but Tankian insists the band is no nearer a comeback.
He tells Billboard.com, "We always have offers to play, from festivals and stuff, but we have not decided to do anything as of yet.
"We're in touch. We talk. We call it an indefinite hiatus, and that's how we still look at it. Nothing's really changed."
Continue reading: Tankian Rules Out System Of A Down Reunion
The rocker is reportedly turning Greek tragedy Prometheus Bound into a stage spectacular, and he has already written eight tunes for the project.
Tony Award winner Sater is among the names behind Broadway hit Spring Awakening. The new musical will open in Boston, Massachusetts before moving to New York. No dates or theatres have been announced.
The rocker claims his peers could cut down on emissions by getting holographic.
He says, "I think we could reduce our need to travel if we could project ourselves into meetings and concerts. We have the technology, and we're not using it right now.
"There would be no travel costs, so bands with very little money could play shows, and tickets would cost less."
Continue reading: Tankian Promotes Hologram Tours
Former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE star Tom Morello and System Of A Down's Serj Tankian are offering striking grocery workers in California a little Christmas cheer after hastily organising a benefit concert.
Grocery workers in Los Angeles have been locked out of big stores ever since they went on strike in October (03) in a fight over a reduction of their benefits.
And, with many of them facing a grim Christmas, the two rock activists organised a benefit show to raise cash for them.
Continue reading: Rock Stars Help Striking Grocery Workers