This week's news in pictures (5 February 2010)

  • Jack White has revealed that The Dead Weather's new album will be out in April. Talking to Australian radio station Triple J, White gave an update on the follow-up to 2009's debut 'Horehound', saying it would be "bluesier and heavier than we ever thought we could be".


    Added: 27 Oct 2009

  • Them Crooked Vultures bassist John Paul Jones has explained that the band plan to record their second album later this year. The bassist, along with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme, had previously revealed they planned to record a second album, but now Jones has gone further and said we can expect it before 2010 ends.

    Photo: Dustin Rabin

    Added: 16 Nov 2009

  • The Strokes have begun recording their fourth album with producer Joe Chiccarelli in New York. According to their official website Thestrokes.com the band began working with the U2, Beck and Bjork collaborator at the start of this week (February 1). Pic: Dean Chalkley


    Added: 10 Aug 2009

  • Bob Dylan is set for an art exhibition at London's Halcyon Gallery. Beginning on February 13, the display will feature work based on drawings from his 'Drawn Blank Series' from the 1990s. Pic: PA Photos


    Added: 23 Jan 2009

  • The Flaming Lips have revealed that they are to play their Pink Floyd cover album of 'Dark Side Of The Moon' at the upcoming Bonnaroo festival. The group, who released the LP in December, last played the album live at a New Year's Eve show in their hometown of Oklahoma City.


    Added: 07 Oct 2009

  • Glastonbury festival organisers are asking music fans if they should ban flags at this year's festival. In a poll on their website GlastonburyFestivals.co.uk, over 12,500 people have already cast their vote. Pic: Danny North


    Added: 13 Oct 2009

  • The Futureheads and New Young Pony Club have been added to the line-up for the upcoming Playaway Festival, Skegness. As previously reported, the likes of Calvin Harris, Plan B and The Noisettes have already been confirmed for the event. Pic: Andy Willsher

    Photo: Andy Willsher

    Added: 11 Jan 2010

  • Lil Wayne has revealed he's "looking forward" to his upcoming prison sentence. The rapper, who begins a year-long sentence for gun possession later this month, will serve his time in a New York correctional facility.


    Added: 21 Jan 2010

  • Dizzee Rascal, The Flaming Lips, Gil Scott-Heron and LCD Soundsystem are among the acts to be announced for Bestival 2010. The first wave of acts playing the September 9-12 bash, which takes place at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle Of Wight, also includes the likes of Simian Mobile Disco, Ellie Goulding and Rolf Harris. Pic: PA Photos


    Added: 23 Aug 2009

  • John Lydon has agreed an out of court settlement with a woman who accused him of attacking and sexually harassing her in 2007. Roxane Davis informed the Los Angeles Superior Court of the deal between her and Lydon in January, though specific details are yet to be released, reports AFP. Pic:PA Photos


    Added: 23 Mar 2009

  • The Maccabees, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Big Pink and The Drums kicked off the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2010 (February 4) at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. Headliners The Maccabees surprised the crowd by playing a cover of Orange Juice's classic 'Rip It Up' as well as crowd favourites 'X-Ray' and 'No Kind Words'. Pic: Danny North

    Photo: Danny North

    Added: 05 Feb 2010

  • Autopsy reports have revealed that Jay Reatard died from a mixture of cocaine and alcohol. In the reports released this week (February 3), Shelby County Medical Examiner Dr Karen E Chancellor said the 29-year-old muscian died from "cocaine toxicity, and that alcohol was a contributing factor in his death", reports CommercialAppeal.com. Pic: Tom Oxley

    Photo: Tom Oxley

    Added: 14 Jan 2010

  • Pete Wentz has said that he isn't confident he will ever play in Fall Out Boy again. The band announced last November that they were going on haitus, with the bassist now casting doubt on whether he'll ever be a part of the rockers at all in the future. Pic: Andy Willsher


    Added: 26 Jan 2009

  • Muse and Stevie Wonder both look set to play headline slots at this year's Glastonbury festival, organiser Michael Eavis has revealed. Eavis, speaking at the Event Production Show in the Olympia 2 in London this week (February 2), confirmed Matt Bellamy's band for the Saturday (June 26) of the event. He said that it was probable that Stevie Wonder will headline the Sunday. Pic: Andy Willsher

    Photo: Andy Willsher

    Added: 11 Dec 2009

  • Mark Ronson has revealed that he has collaborated with Santigold, Scissor Sisters, Cathy Dennis, rapper Pill and Miike Snow for his forthcoming new album, 'The Business'. The singer/producer told NME.COM that he hoped to release the album, the follow-up to his 2007 hit 'Version', this spring or summer. Pic: Danny North


    Added: 26 Jan 2009

  • The Specials have been announced as headliners for the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust concerts. Tickets for the show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on March 29 went on sale exclusively through NME.COM last week. Pic: Phil Wallis

    Photo: Phil Wallis

    Added: 26 Jan 2010

  • Johnny Depp is to make a documentary about The Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards. The actor, who has been friends with Richards for many years, apparently revealed the plans to a Serbian website, reports ScreenCave.com. Pic: PA Photos


    Added: 21 Jan 2009