Fact: Iconic U.S. punk act X are working on new material 15 years after their last release. Bassist John Doe tells Billboard.com hes written "a couple (of) songs" with singer Exene Cervenka, adding, "We might get another X record at some point."
Fact: Pearl Jam star Eddie Vedder has recorded a cover of punk icon John Doe's THE GOLDEN STATE for a new EP. The track is a collaboration with CORIN TUCKER, with whom Vedder recorded HARD SUN for the Into The Wild soundtrack. The new EP features a remix, demo, a live version of the song, and the original version from John Doe's 2007 album A Year in the Wilderness.
Fact: Los Angeles group DEAD ROCK WEST have scored a coup on their upcoming U.S. tour - not only will they support punk icon John Doe, they'll be the former X star's backing band.