Monday Music News Oct08

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HAPPY MONDAYS have confirmed that they’re finally working on a brand new album, which will be the first time all of the original bandmates have recorded anything new since 1992, following several fits and starts that earlier saw the band ‘reuniting’ (read: didn’t last long) in 2000 and 2004. They reportedly also already have two live shows scheduled before the end of this year – a two-day event at the Camden Roundhouse in London on December 19 and 20.

GLASTONBURY tickets are on sale already this week for next year’s fest, with the 2013 event set to run from Wednesday, June 26 to Sunday, June 30. The catch is that you’ve got to register in advance at in order to be able to purchase and pickup your ticket, so be sure to read the guidelines carefully. As for those headliners – we’ve got no clue yet either, although the biggest rumour is that The Stone Roses will be one of them. Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones have already somewhat presumptuously announced that they won’t be headlining. Gee, thanks for letting us know.

THE BEATLES drop the special reissue of their 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour this week (10.9), with the (virtual) psychedelic seaside bus trip being prettily restored and festooned with a remixed soundtrack and plenty of special features. Included will be several scenes that were cut from the original edit of the film, interviews with the band and additional cast members, and more – a boxed deluxe edition will add even more, from a 60-page color book and a bonus vinyl EP of the movie’s half-dozen ‘new’ Beatles songs.

PYXIS POINTS | Atoms for Peace (the super-ish group feature Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, producer Nigel Godrich, and RHCP’s Flea) have released a new song called “Default,” a preview of sorts for an Atoms for Peace album due next year | Oneida are releasing their newest album, A List of the Burning Mountains, on November 13 | Yo La Tengo have returned with a new album of their own, namely Stupid Things, which hit stores last week |  The Killers are the latest band to take part in the American Express Unstaged series, with their show online now | Smashing Pumpkins are now in the middle of a North American tour run that will wrap on November 4 in Connecticut | and Sir Paul McCartney has been awarded France’s highest honour, The Legion of Honour, for services to music |  – Kristi Kates