15 Things We Learned This Week (4/4/2014)

  • 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.

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    Added: 04 Mar 2014

  • 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!

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    Added: 06 Mar 2014

  • 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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    Added: 06 Feb 2014

  • 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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    Added: 28 Jan 2013

  • There's a song on the latest Michael Jackson posthumous horse-corpse-flogging 'Xscape' called 'Do You Know Where Your Children Are?'. It's about child abuse. This isn't going to end well, is it?

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    Added: 31 Mar 2014

  • 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.

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    Added: 04 Apr 2014

  • D'oh! An episode of the Simpsons starring Lady Gaga has been voted, in the immortal words of Comic Book Guy, "Worst. Episode. Ever!" by fans. Don't have a cow, Stefani.


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  • Kanye West postponed tour dates this week, claiming he wants to concentrate on finishing a new album. This despite the fact 'Yeezus' came out less than a year ago. Kanye do it? Yes, Ye can!

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    Added: 13 Feb 2014

  • Julian Casablancas stormed the stage at an Arcade Fire show in Argentina wearing a giant papier mache head. "Get out of here," the Canadian band's Win Butler shouted down the mic at the Strokes singer. "Not cool." We beg to differ.

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    Added: 26 Mar 2014

  • 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.

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    Added: 01 Apr 2014

  • Michael Stipe is going to induct Nirvana into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame next Thursday, it was announced this week. Might Nirvana perform at the event? Krist Novoselic sparked speculation they might earlier this week by tweeting he was relearning some songs... Watch this space.

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    Added: 01 Apr 2014

  • Foals told NME they're heading back into the studio to work on a follow-up to last year's 'Holy Fire'. Our bet? It's going to be MASSIVE.

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    Added: 06 Dec 2013

  • 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.

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    Added: 01 Apr 2014

  • Janelle Monae and MIA are to duet... via hologram. Following MIA's recent Skype collaboration with Julian Assange, we can only assume her next collaboration will be via WhatsApp or maybe even Tinder.

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    Added: 04 Apr 2014

  • Finally, Haim and Diplo modelled America's latest football kit, set to be worn by players at this year's World Cup in Brazil. England got Wayne Rooney and Joe Hart. Nuff said.

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    Added: 02 Apr 2014