Friday, May 04, 2012

Delphic: 'Today's bands are just trying to stay alive'

Delphic's Rick Boardman commented on the lack of financial resources in today's music industry stopping great bands from reaching true potential.

"The lack of money in the music industry means that there's no room for bands to experiment and there's no room for bands not play it safe. I find it so difficult to hear great music coming out, because everyone's just trying to stay alive," said Rick Boardman in an recent interview.

The band feel that due to a lack of money in today’s climate there will never be legends such as Blur and The Smiths again, as record labels don’t have the funds and capabilities to allow their bands to grow.

"Will we ever hear another Smiths again? I don't know," Boardman continues. "Will a band like Blur, who had to wait for their third album to get a hit record, ever be allowed space to breath and grow? Probably not."

The Manchester trio are working on their new album and are in no hurry to release putting as much time and effort into it as possible. 

Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch Dead at 47

Adam 'MCA' Yauch
(August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012)
Adam 'MCA' Yauch died at the age of 47, it has been reported.

Yauch revealed he had a cancerous tumour in his left parotid gland in July 2009, and stayed away from the limelight during the release of the band's most recent album 'Hot Sauce Committee, Part Two' last year.

He was a co-founder of the Beastie Boys alongside Mike 'Mike D' Diamond and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horowitz in 1979, but didn't break through until 1986's 'Licensed to Ill'. Further albums including 'Paul's Boutique' and 'Ill Communication' followed, propelling the band to the very top of their field.

The band were inducted into America's Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame earlier this year, but Yauch was unable to attend due to his health.

Yauch, who is survived by his wife, Dechen Wengdu, and their daughter, Losel, wrote a letter to his bandmates and fans for last month's hall of fame induction: "I'd like to dedicate this to my brothers Adam and Mike," he wrote. "They walked the globe with me. It's also for anyone who has ever been touched by our band. This induction is as much ours as it is yours."

R.I.P 'MCA'.