New albums update: in the pipeline are releases by Massive Attack and former Smiths man Johnny Marr (pictured).
Marr has already released an album with his band The Healers, 2003's Boomslang, and another is due in the Spring.Original Healers Zak Starkey and one-time Kula Shaker bassist Alonza Bevan have been replaced, with the band now made up of Marr, David Tolan on drums, Iwan Gronow on bass and guitarist James Doviak. Marrhas also contributed guitar parts to a new album of Jane Birkin covers, featuring Rufus Wainwright and Tom Waits on vocals.
Massive Attack are also planning a new release - the follow up to 100th Window has a working title of Weather Underground (um, didn;t Geneva have a record called that?).
Seven tracks are already finished, and a greatest hits compilation is also on the way, called Collected. It'll be released in March, with a single, 'Live With Me', due on March 13th.
Collected will come as a double-disc set, including rare and remixed material.