Eminem confirms new album for 2009

Eminem: look out for him in early 2009.
Eminem: look out for him in early 2009.

Eminem has revealed that his new album Relapse won't be released until next year after all.

There had been rumours that the record was set to be rushed out in time for Christmas, but Slim Shady has told MTV TRL that he and producer Dr. Dre are still working on the final tracklisting.

"We're looking at first quarter next year which is probably, you know, January, February," he explained. "Now we've just got to go through everything, pick the best ones and, you know, put it out."

Relapse will be Eminem's first new album since 2004's Encore, and looks set to feature the song I'm Having A Relapse, which was leaked online earlier this year.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.