Every day is a school day here at NME, and here’s just some of the brand new information we learned this week. To kick us off, there’s the fact that Huey Morgan ain’t so Fun Lovin’ anymore. But then answering inane questions posed by Rizzle Kicks might make us throw a tantrum too.
All that singing and swaggering will take it out of you – Alex Turner came down with a bout of laryngitis shortly after the Arctic Monkeys’ Mercury Prize performance, forcing the band to postpone a string of dates.
Speaking of taking it out of you, Brandon Flowers has recently confirmed that The Killers will be taking some time out following their greatest hits tour – although looking on the brightside, Mr Flowers himself will be working on a solo project.
Ever watched ‘High Fidelity’ while a little bit out of it and decided you want to run your own record shop? If so, be careful on Ebay because there’s one for sale – but it’ll set you back a cool £300,000.
Lady Gaga has had a big week. She’s announced she’s planning on performing in space, and, in even more out of this world news, has been hanging out with Dot Cotton.
This is what Marilyn Manson looks like without makeup. Who knew?
William Orbit had this to say about Damon Albarn: “Put it this way, I’m not going to work with [Blur] again – Damon was really awful. That’s all I’ll say. Let’s put it this way, I wouldn’t care to go back. I wouldn’t be hurrying back to do that album. I didn’t get paid! But, you know, I’m not the first.” Classic Orbit fence-sitting.
Lou Reed’s wife Laurie Anderson published a fittingly beautiful and moving statement about his death, including: “I have never seen an expression as full of wonder as Lou’s as he died.”
Dizzee Rascal has taken to Twitter to bite back at the hand that feeds: Radio 1. Even Wiley got involved, which is unlike the usually taciturn grime star.
Geri Halliwell’s comeback single in Australia sold just 393 copies. Melanie C was rumoured to have almost keeled over with envy.
Eminem has defended his use of the word ‘faggot’, saying that it’s nothing to do with gay people and: “It was more like calling someone a bitch or a punk or asshole.” Hmmm.
Linkin Park have been announced as Download headliners playing their album ‘Hybrid Theory’ from start to finish, a move we can only assuming was solely the result of NME.com’s recent ‘Which Album Would You Like To See Played In Full?’ poll.
Police in Brazil have charged Justin Bieber with illegally spraying graffiti in Rio de Janeiro, because it turns out Justin Bieber really, really wants to be Bart Simpson circa 1993.
Matt Healy from The 1975 has called Johnny Borrell ‘a wanker’. In other news, Matt Healy’s glass house recently completely shattered.
Stevie Nicks says Prince ‘wanted a romance’ with her. So, so sexy in the 80s, kinda less so now.