Cedric and Omar's band The Mars Volta have nearly finished recording their debut album in L.A. with Rick Rubin who's worked with SOAD, RHCP and RunDMC. We've heard that Flea (RHCP) plays bass on the recording!
Also, according to dosomethingpretty.com, Cedric and Omar’s experimental dub side project, De Facto, has also been seen jamming with Chilli Pepper John Frusciante.
The Volta's go out on tour supporting the Chili Peppers in March...
5th GLASGOW SECC
8th LONDON DOCKLANDS ARENA
9th LONDON DOCKLANDS ARENA
11th MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS ARENA
Also the band's label Gold Standard Labs are adament to disconnect themselves with the Universal Empire... "GSL 110% independent from Universal Records. I repeat, GSL and Universal are separate, autonomous, and have virtually no contact besides planning re: The Mars Volta. Omar's BAND signed to Universal - not his LABEL. End of story."
DiScuss: Mars Volta better than ATD-i? Heard of any Mars Volta shows in venues where you can actually see/hear them? Wanna share your ATD-i memories?