XPN MusicNotes: Kings of Leon and George Clinton tease new albums, Daft Punk and The Weeknd tease collaboration?

Kings of Leon | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Kings of Leon | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Kings Of Leon are releasing details about their next album. The conflicting reports say the album may be called “Walls” or “We Are Like Love Songs.” Caleb Followill says the new song “Over” deals with his own battle with alcohol. Kings Of Leon cancelled a tour in 2011 when Caleb was being treated for alcohol addiction.
Followill says:

“There are a lot of personal stories on this album and we are still hungry and still young at heart.”

The new KOL album is due out in October and will be the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Mechanical Bull.’ It was recorded in Los Angeles with Coldplay producer Markus Dravs.

George Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic has announced plans to release a new album.

75 year old funk icon says he hopes his new album will be ready early next year. Clinton previously teamed up with Flying Lotus, Shabazz Palaces, and Thundercat in a new group called WOKE. Clinton will perform as part of Brainfeeder’s Hollywood Bowl show on September 17th.

George Clinton performed at the Ardmore Music Hall last week. Check out some fan video below.

Multiple reports have indicated that Daft Punk and The Weeknd have been in the studio, recording a new album together.

According to Consequence of Sound:

“Billboard had gathered together a “Hitmakers Roundtable,” where seven music makers and influencers discussing working in the current pop environment. When asked which artist she’d like to work with, Republic Records’ executive VP and head of urban A&R Wendy Goldstein let slip that she was about to check Daft Punk off her list.

Actually, we have a session coming up in two days … with The Weeknd and Daft Punk,” Goldstein said. “I’ve always been a massive Daft Punk fan, and this is the first time that I’ve actually been involved with an artist who’s going to go and work with them.”

On August 17th, The Weeknd shared this image on Facebook:

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