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Foo FightersFoo Fighters are reportedly recording their new album in 12 studios around the world.

The rock band - featuring Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins and Chris Shiflett - are working on their eighth LP and have said it will be made "in a way that no one's ever done before."

According to Billboard, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Seattle are already definite choices to record the follow-up to the band's 2011 record Wasting Light and members are scouting other studios around the globe. Dave Grohl recorded with former band Nirvana in Seattle, while he named his documentary Sound City Studios after the recording space in Los Angeles.

Last week the band posted a photograph on Instagram of a row of master tapes labeled "Foo Fighters LP 8," accompanied by the caption, "It's F*cking ON [sic]."

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RadioheadRadiohead's plans for a new album are "up in the air."

The "Karma Police" hitmakers have put making their next record on hold to focus on their individual side projects, including frontman Thom Yorke's supergroup Atoms For Peace, and enjoy some much-needed time off.

"It's all up in the air at the minute. Thom's just come back from touring Atoms For Peace and he's having some quiet time. I'm sorry to be vague but we're all just taking it easy at the moment. Just enjoying being at home and hanging out really. But at the same time, the vibe is very much Oxford and all good! It's like that," bassist Colin Greenwood said n an interview with music website Drowned in Sound.

The band - also formed of Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien and Philip Selway - intend to embark on a tour as soon as their new material is ready, but say a follow-up to their 2011 record The King Of Limbs is a long way off.

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MorrisseyMorrissey has signed a deal to release his next album.

The 54-year-old singer, who has been without a label since the release of his last record Years of Refusal in 2009, has inked a new worldwide record deal with Universal Music's American-based Harvest Records.

In a statement, the singer said he was "thrilled" to have signed the contract and his tenth studio album will be released in the second half of 2014. The former frontman of The Smiths plans to head back into the studio in France later this month with producer Joe Chiccarelli, along with his longtime touring band, including guitarists Boz Boorer and Jesse Tobias, bassist Soloman Walker, drummer Matthew Walker and keyboard player Gustavo Manzur.

Morrissey, who released his autobiography last year, was advised by doctors to take it easy after suffering from a bleeding ulcer, double pneumonia and a throat condition in January 2013. He had to cancel a string of live dates after collapsing and being rushed to hospital but the singer now plans to tour again this year.

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Jessie JJessie J has pulled out of Robin Thicke's tour to concentrate on recording.

The "Price Tag" singer confirmed that she will no longer be supporting the R&B artist in North America in an effort to focus on recording an American version of her second studio album Alive in an attempt to break the US. The star was due to head out on the road in support of the "Blurred Lines" man in February and March, but she took to Twitter today to reveal her cancellation.

"I'm off to the USA to dedicate my time to my heartbeats who have had less of my time than anywhere in the world in the past few years. No gigs, no music released! So I am going into the studio to write and finish the US version of Alive and hopefully do some small shows and prove to my fans how much I want to be there! Not everything is in my control! But I am making it my goal that my album is released in the USA this year!" she wrote.

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DrakeDrake's posthumous Aaliyah album featuring unreleased material from the singer has been scrapped.

The rapper's producer Noah "40" Shebib was set to work with him on the project but has pulled out because her mother Diane didn't approve of the idea. In an interview with Vibe, Noah said, "The world reacting to Drake's involvement so negatively, I just wanted nothing to do with it. [Aaliyah's] mother saying 'I don't want this out' was enough for me. I walked away very quickly."

He was also worried about the "negative stigma" involved with the album, which was set to feature unreleased material from the 22-year-old singer who died in a plane crash on August 25, 2001. But he claims producer Timbaland, who previously said only he should work on Aaliyah's music, was positive about his work.

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Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age are planning on recording another album this year.

The band - which includes Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman, Jon Theodore and Josh Homme - will begin working on a follow-up to their sixth studio album ...Like Clockwork, which was released in June 2013, and frontman Josh is excited about what the year has in store for them. When quizzed on future albums, he said, "Absolutely. We have more than enough songs. We're booked 'til September, but after that we plan to jump in the studio and get going."

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Jack WhiteJack White has hinted he is finishing his next solo album.

The former White Stripes frontman teased fans during an online chat at the weekend on the website message board for his label, Third Man Records: "I'm producing two albums this month, and finishing them... One of them is mine."

It is believed he is referring to a solo album, which would follow-up his 2012 release Blunderbuss, which featured tracks including "Love Interruption," "Sixteen Saltines" and "Trash Tongue Talker."

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine last year, the 38-year-old musician mentioned that he had between 20 and 25 songs already written: "It's definitely not one sound. It's definitely several. Like you heard in Blunderbuss, there's many different styles there. I don't pick my style and then write a song. I just write whatever comes out of me, and whatever style it is is what it is, and it becomes something later."

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RihannaRihanna is back in the studio working on her eighth album.

The "We Found Love" star is reportedly planning a duet with Katy Perry and has been working with producer DJ Mustard on her next, as-yet-untitled, record. "I'm finally going in [the studio] with Rihanna. I'm just doing what I think she would like, and if she don't like it we'll just figure out something else in the studio, and I'll just keep making beats 'till she figure it out. But she's gonna get one," he said.

DJ Mustard, real name Dijon McFarlane, has previously worked with the likes of Young Jeezy, B.O.B, Meek Mill and Bow Wow and has hinted at a more urban sound for Rihanna's next album.

In November last year, it was announced that the producer had signed with the singer's label, Jay Z's Roc Nation.

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Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger is set to sign a $5 million record deal.

The X Factor judge, who first shot to fame with the Pussycat Dolls, will release her new solo album with Sony next year and is expected to rake in millions more from a string of commercial jobs.

"Nicole was the most popular member of the X Factor panel this year and is the real winner in terms of bankability. She is set to sign with Sony and can't wait to get back to her music, which took a back seat during X Factor," a source said.

Nicole also has new multi-million pound deals with fashion range Missguided and Herbal Essences on the cards.

It is set to be a big year for the 35-year-old but her biggest decision will be whether to return to the ITV talent show or stay focused on her music career. "She's torn between the two - she loves the show and loves working on it but is conflicted. She is taking time out at home with her family to decide what move is best to make," the source added.

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Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen's new album leaked on Amazon at the weekend.

The musical legend's upcoming LP High Hopes was briefly available on the online retailer's mobile website on Saturday for fans to download the tracks individually on MP3. The album originally wasn't due for release until January 13, and Amazon has since realized the error and taken down the album. However, it is believed fans have already placed the songs on a number of illegal file sharing sites.

High Hopes, which was recorded in New Jersey, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Australia and New York City, features Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello on numerous tracks, as well as a cover of Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream."

Meanwhile, the 64-year-old star recently admitted the record was put together in an abnormal manner, unlike other artists who have a structure. "The best way to describe this record is that it's a bit of an anomaly. But not much. I don't really work linearly, like a lot of people do," he previously said earlier this month.

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