In The News: Elliott Smith, Massive Attack, Broken Bells, Goldfrapp, El Perro Del Mar And Free MP3s

Elliot-windowIf it’s ever been your dream to play in a band with two members of the Pixies, then check out Avatar, the new release from Joey Santiago and David Lovering’s side project, the Everybody. You can remix the album, then submit your work to be a part of the Everybody Else LP, which will be released in the spring. Download “The Last Sea Bass” … Thrash metal’s “big four”—Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax—will share a stage for the first time for at least two dates at Europe’s skull-melting Sonisphere Festival this summer … Kill Rock Stars will be reissuing the first and last releases from the late, great Elliott Smith (pictured). Roman Candle and From A Basement On The Hill are due April 6. Download “Cecilia/Amanda” … Celebrate the 75th birthday of the King in style on The Elvis Cruise 2010, which will set sail November 4 on the Carnival Fascination from Jacksonville, Fla., to Nassau, Bahamas. Tickets go on sale Monday … Massive Attack is releasing a new album, Heligoland (on EMI and featuring Tunde Adebimpe, Martina Topley-Bird, Guy Garvey, Hope Sandoval, Damon Albarn and others), on February 9 and just issued a video/short film for the song “Paradise Circus,” in which porn star Georgina Spelvin gives some commentary on her 1973 film, The Devil In Miss Jones James Mercer and Brian Burton (a.k.a Danger Mouse) met backstage at the 2004 Roskilde Festival in Copenhagen and have since joined musical forces to form Broken Bells. The duo just completed its self-titled debut, which will be released March 9 on Columbia Records … Three of Alice Cooper‘s albums from the early ’80s—Special Forces, Zipper Catches Skin and Dada—will be reissued by Collector’s Choice Music on January 12 … Out Of Our Minds (OOOM) is ex-Hole/Smashing Pumpkins member Melissa Auf der Maur‘s multimedia solo project, consisting of an album (out March 16), short film, comic book, live performances, gallery presentations and several viral components. The project will unfold throughout 2010. Download “Out Of Our Minds”Goldfrapp will release new album Head First on March 23 through Mute … Earlier this year, Sweden’s El Perro Del Mar issued Love is Not Pop and had album track “Change Of Heart” remixed by pop star Robyn. Download “Change Of Heart (Rakamonie Remix)” … On February 23, Micro Werks will release Pick Of The Litter (1980-2010), a retrospective set by Was (Not Was) … Shudder To Think frontman Craig Wedren‘s unreleased 1995 solo album, The Spanish Amnesian, is streaming on his website. The LP will be released as a digital download in 2010 Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra spent the past year or so undergoing some major changes—shedding three members, recruiting a new drummer and dropping the “Tra-La-La Band” from its name—and is now ready to release sixth album, Kollaps Tradixionales (Constellation), on February 16 … L.A quintet Everest took a break from endless touring (including a year-long run alongside Neil Young) to record its sophomore album, which is currently untitled and should be ready for release in March … Columbia Records is issuing two Legacy editions next year: Raw Power by Iggy & The Stooges and Big Audio Dynamite‘s debut, This Is Big Audio Dynamite … Joseph Arthur is set to premiere one-man looping orchestrations of his back catalogue for his upcoming solo U.S. tour this winter; a new album is due next year.