Fact: Dance stars LCD Soundsystem surprised devotees over the holidays by sharing a new song online, four years after their split. Frontman James Murphy uploaded the track, titled Christmas Will Break Your Heart, on the group's Twitter page on Christmas Eve (24Dec15), revealing he's been singing the "depressing Christmas song" for the past eight years, but only recently got around to recording the tune to share with fans.
Fact: Former LCD Soundsystem star James Murphy teamed up with acclaimed hip-hop musician Ahmir 'questlove' Thompson on Friday (07Feb14) to host a special dinner in honour of freed Pussy Riot rockers Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina. The punk stars have been in the U.S. to raise the profile of their campaign for prison reform following their release from a Russian detention centre in December (13). They served just under two years behind bars on controversial hooliganism charges after performing a protest song taking aim at Russian president Vladimir Putin in 2012.
Fact: British rock icon David Bowie has recruited former LCD Soundsystem star James Murphy to remix his latest song, Love Is Lost, and he has unveiled plans to debut the new video for the track during London's Mercury Prize ceremony on Wednesday (30Oct13). The singer's comeback album, The Next Day, is one of the favourites the win the top accolade.
Quote: "To us, it's the same as it ever was. We're still friends, we still play music together. It's just everyone else doesn't have to know about it now." James Murphy on the future of LCD Soundsystem following their split last year (11).
Quote: "I remember the adrenaline, feeling sad, frightened, happy, but for the most part it was all about a job getting done. It's like a soldier in a war: you've got your part to play, you have no time to stop and think about what that job actually entails until it's all over." James Murphy on LCD Soundsystem's final show last year (11).
Fact: Singer Nelly Furtado has teamed up with members of LCD Soundsystem for a charity punk single. The pop princess and dance group lend their vocals to Canadian rockers F***ED UP's new limited edition release, STARS ON 45.