This week's news in pictures (20 March 2010)

  • Jack White has revealed that he recently recorded a new song with Jay-Z. The White Stripes, Raconteurs and Dead Weather man confirmed that the pair had hooked up for the collaboration, but wouldn't reveal when, or if, it would be released.


    Added: 27 Oct 2009

  • Bjork and director Michel Gondry are set to work on a new 3D film project. Gondry, who has produced music videos for the Icelandic musician in the past, told music/film blog Theplaylist.blogspot.com that the project would be a "science musical" utilising three-dimensional visuals.


    Added: 23 Jan 2009

  • Motorhead have announced details of a 35th anniversary tour of the UK. Kicking off in Aberdeen on November 8, the 15-date tour will finish with a show in Brighton on November 28.


    Added: 23 Mar 2009

  • Jedward have reportedly signed a deal with record label Universal – the day after being dropped by Sony Music. On Tuesday (March 16) it was reported that the former X Factor contestants – real names John and Edward Grimes – had been dropped after releasing their debut single 'Under Pressure'.

    Photo: PA Photos

    Added: 23 Nov 2009

  • Morrissey has said he thinks artist Damien Hirst should have his head "kept in a bag" for the way he uses dead animals in his work. The singer, who is a staunch vegetarian, made the comment in an interview – where he was asking the questions – with artist Linder Sterling for Interview Magazine.


    Added: 26 Jan 2009

  • Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has said he wants Snoop Dogg to play this year's festival. Eavis said his daughter – and Glastonbury co-organiser – Emily came up with the idea of booking the rapper, although he hasn't been confirmed to play yet according to The Sun.


    Added: 23 Mar 2009

  • James have announced the tracklisting for their upcoming mini-album 'The Night Before'. The first of two mini-albums the group are set to release in succession, the Lee 'Muddy' Baker-produced release is out on April 19.


    Added: 24 Aug 2009

  • Klaxons and Empire Of The Sun are among the latest additions to the line-up at this summer's Open'er Festival. The bands will join the likes of Kasabian, Pavement and Massive Attack at the festival, taking place in Gdynia, Poland between July 1-4.

    Photo: Roger Sargent

    Added: 21 Dec 2009

  • Kasabian and Wild Beasts have been added to the line-up for this year's Roskilde Festival, which takes place between July 1-4 in Denmark. The new acts will join the likes of Muse, Them Crooked Vultures, Pavement, Florence And The Machine and Gallows, who have already been confirmed for the event.

    Photo: Andy Willsher

    Added: 26 Nov 2009

  • Lady Gaga could play an assassin in Quentin Tarantino's next film, according to reports. The singer – who used the Pussy Wagon van from Tarantino's 'Kill Bill' film for her much-talked-about video for 'Telephone' – is said to have met the 'Inglourious Basterds' director recently.


    Added: 09 Mar 2010

  • Michael Jackson's estate has reportedly agreed the biggest record deal in history to release further music by the late singer. The $200million (£133million) deal with Sony BMG reportedly covers the release of 10 further Jackson albums over the next seven years.


    Added: 09 Oct 2009

  • Eddy Grant has said he is consulting lawyers after claiming there are similarities between Gorillaz's recent single 'Stylo' and his 1983 song 'Time Warp'. Speaking to NME.COM, Grant said he feels the keyboard section on his song is the same as the recent release from Damon Albarn and co, and even suggested that the track's creators were aware of the clash.


    Added: 22 Jan 2010

  • Noel Gallagher will be joined onstage by Primal Scream bassist Mani at London's Royal Albert Hall on March 25 and 26, the guitarist's first gig since quitting Oasis. Mani revealed the news in an interview with talkSPORT radio on Sunday (March 14).


    Added: 22 Jan 2009