This week wasn’t just about Glastonbury’s lineup reveal. Here’s a few other things we learned over the last seven days, beginning with Courtney Love telling NME a Kurt Cobain musical is “very likely”. That rumbling you can feel beneath you right about now are the tremors from the Nirvana frontman spinning in his grave, by the way.
We also discovered this week there’s new Radiohead material on the horizon. The band confirmed they’ll be convening over the summer to hammer out plans for their follow-up to 2011’s ‘King Of Limbs’. Which I guess makes sense. I mean, none of them look like the sort to spend their summers vacationing in Lanzarote or boozing in front of World Cup matches. Get crackin’, Thom and co, we’re waiting!
Kasabian told NME they’ll be able to “die happy” following their Glastonbury 2014 performance, having been confirmed as headliners in Friday morning’s lineup reveal. No time soon we hope – who else will entertain us with batshit dance-rock and lyrics about horse meat and Google? No one, that’s who.
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Wiley’s done what Justin Beiber hasn’t been able to, at the time of writing at least – get deported from Canada. His list of arrests on UK soil caused Canadian immigration to send him back to London – via Glasgow. Don’t worry, he took calmly in his stride though: “FUCK THE POLICE AS WELL ALL THESE DUMB CHARGES THEY GIVE MAN STOPS MAN FROM GOING ANYWHERE,” he tweeted. “WHAT A PRICK.”
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Jack’s back! Following his 2011 solo debut, Jack White posted a new song online this week, ‘High Ball Stepper’, an rowdy instrument set to appear on new album ‘Lazaretto’ due out later this year. We’re sure it’ll be amazing. Even if the word ‘Lazaretto’ sounds like a cross between a mullet-sporting 1980s Italian footballer and a Cornetto.
Here’s a new release marketing strategy that boldly goes where no man has gone before – John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Peppers fame is to launch his next album into space. Here’s hoping the album will be better than the Chilis’ ‘Stadium Arcadia’, a record that made me want to launch the actual band into space, on some kind of rocket on course for the sun.
Rapper Wale had to be restrained at a WWE wrestling event after attempting to “lay the smackdown” on a heckler. “Punched him dead in his face. It was a full fight,” said an onlooker. If the hip-hop thing falls through Wale, maybe you’ve got a career in mano-a-mano brawling in the ring. You’d look alright in spandex.