Jim and William Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain this week sued the Warner Music Group for copyright infringement, alleging the band’s label has refused to turn over the copyrights to debut album Psychocandy and the group’s early singles under the so-called “35-year law.” Full details right here.
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The Jesus and Mary Chain are back in the studio working on the group’s second post-reunion album — the follow-up to 2017’s Damage and Joy — with plans to “hopefully” release it in 2020, and, if not, in 2021, Jim Reid told the publication Cryptic Rock in a recent interview. Full details right here.
While The Jesus and Mary Chain are busy this year looking back on their debut Psychocandy as it marks its 30th anniversary, frontman Jim Reid is also looking forward, vowing to complete the new album that he and his brother William have been working on since reuniting in 2007.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we’re going to cheat slightly and turn to MTV Europe’s version of the show for this 1992 spotlight on The Jesus and Mary Chain circa Honey’s Dead. The 7-minute reel features footage of brothers Jim and William Reid being interviewed mixed in with some live footage.
Unable to leave London until Monday because of ‘work visa issues beyond their control,’ The Jesus and Mary Chain today replaced their appearance at the 35 Denton festival in Texas this weekend with a free show on Wednesday and moving their New Orleans concert to September.
The long-discussed new album from The Jesus and Mary Chain has ‘never really come together’ Jim Reid says in a new interview, in which he attributes the lack of progress to the fact that he and his brother William simply have ‘different ideas of how to record this album.’
The Jesus and Mary Chain’s Jim Reid this morning unveiled a brand-new song via the group’s Twitter, a track called ‘Black and Blues’ that may or may not be earmarked for a new Mary Chain record. The song is posted to Reid’s Soundcloud page with the note, ‘What I’ve been wasting my time with lately.’
It’s not unusual, of course, for bands these days to set up on Twitter, but William Reid — one half of The Jesus and Mary Chain — wants to make it known that the seminal noise-pop group’s new @jamcofficial account is, well, official.
The Jesus and Mary Chain’s William Reid is 52 today, and to mark the occasion, we present this clip of Reid and his younger brother Jim bringing the noise on British television in 1985, performing ‘Just Like Honey’ and ‘Inside Me’ off of their debut ‘Psychocandy.’
With the 25th anniversary of the release of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s noise-pop masterpiece ‘Psychocandy’ approaching in November, band co-founder Jim Reid is leaving the door open to the possibility of preforming the record live in concert to mark the occasion.
This week’s new releases include ‘Wake Up the Nation,’ the 10th studio album from The Jam’s Paul Weller, plus reissues of Duran Duran spinoff Arcadia’s ‘So Red the Rose’ (CD/DVD) and The Jesus and Mary Chain’s ‘Darklands’ (vinyl).