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Digest: Foo Fighters' Release Date; Prince Drummer in hospital

Plus: Score by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood gets domestic release

February 2, 2011 5:05 PM ET
Digest: Foo Fighters' Release Date; Prince Drummer in hospital
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Foo Fighters Announce Album Release Date
Foo Fighters have set April 12 as the release date for their as-yet untitled seventh album. To further amp up enthusiasm for the record, the band have hidden a brief sample from one of their new songs on the site FooFighters.fm. [Billboard]

Former Prince Drummer in Critical Condition
Bobby Z, a musician best known as the drummer in Prince's band the Revolution from 1978 to 1986, has suffered a heart attack. He is currently in critical condition at a hospital in the Minneapolis area. [Star Tribune]

Score by Radiohead Member Gets Domestic Release
Radiohead multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood's score for the film Norwegian Wood is set to be released in the United States by Nonesuch Records on March 8. The soundtrack had previously only been available as an import. [Pitchfork]

James Blake Signed to American Label
Up-and-coming British electronic producer and songwriter James Blake has been signed to Universal Republic in the United States. No American street date has been announced for Blake's debut album, though the record is scheduled for release next week in the U.K. [Pitchfork]

MORE: Paul Simon and Foo Fighters Headline Festival; Cee Lo Opens For Prince

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