A pair of authors are promising the first critical biography of The B-52s with their just-published new book on the iconic New Wave rockers.
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The B-52s this summer will release an expanded 30th anniversary reissue of their fifth album Cosmic Thing, the record that served as a comeback following the death of guitarist Ricky Wilson and catapulted the Athens, Ga., party band into orbit with hit single “Love Shack.” Check out the full tracklist here.
B-52s co-founder Kate Pierson will make her solo debut next year with the release of Guitars and Microphones, a 10-track album described as “marrying party rock, psychedelia and socio-political punk” and featuring songs co-written by Sia and a guest appearance by guitarist Nick Valensi of The Strokes.
Pop favorites The B-52s and The Go-Go’s are teaming up for a joint U.S. tour this summer, and while only one date is so far confirmed — at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom on June 19 — the two bands have announced plans to perform together in at least 11 cities.
Saying “my barnstorming days have come to an end,” Keith Strickland — a founding member of The B-52’s who switched from drums to guitar following the 1985 death of Ricky Wilson — today announced that he’ll no longer tour with the 35-year-old Athens, Ga., party band, although he’ll remain a member.