• Chicago-based trio Chevelle have begun recording their eighth album. Frontman Pete Loeffler posted a photo online of producer Joe Barresi in the studio. The new disc will follow the group’s seventh studio album, La Gargola, which debuted at Number Three on the Billboard album chart in April 2014. It’s not clear at the moment how the band will be releasing the new album. La Gargola was the last on its original contract with Sony Music. (The PRP)
  • Rolling Stone editor Andy Greene has posted the audio online of a voicemail he received from former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin, in which Stradlin confirms that he is not involved with the Guns reunion “at this point in time.” Stradlin started a Twitter account two weeks ago and sent messages to several music outlets, but Greene did not publish the story until he had absolute proof — including the voicemail — that the Twitter account was not fake. (Rolling Stone)
  • Asking Alexandria has released a new song and video titled “Let It Sleep,” which is taken from the band’s upcoming studio album, The Black. The disc is due out on March 25 and marks the debut of new frontman Denis Stoff. (Alternative Press)
  • M83‘s Anthony Gonzalez has announced that the band has ended its search for a new female singer-keyboardist. Gonzalez put out an open call for someone to join the band and replaceMorgan Kibby, who had parted ways with the group. Gonzalez took to Twitter on Friday (March 4th) to announce that the band’s new member was Kaela Sinclair, who released a debut album in 2013 called Sun In Mirror. (Stereogum)
  • Ex-Flyleaf vocalist Lacey Sturm has released a new video for her latest solo single, “Impossible.” The clip, which was filmed on February 4th at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in West Hollywood, California, is a mixture of commentary and live performance. “Impossible” is taken from Sturm’s debut solo album, Life Screams, which came out on February 12th. (Blabbermouth)
  • Singer and former Smiths frontman Morrissey is seriously considering a run for Mayor of London. A staunch animal rights activist and longtime vegan, Morrissey would run as part of the Animal Welfare Party. In a new post on his website, the singer shared a lengthy statement on his inclination to accept, stating that animal welfare groups can no longer wait for “establishment enlightenment,” and instead must seek representation within the government to effect change. (The AV Club)


Listen to Izzy’s phone message: http://bit.ly/1QDWKlI

Watch the new Asking Alexandria video:


Watch Lacey Sturm’s new video:

Read Morrissey’s statement about running for mayor here