Kelis has revealed that her recent racist attack did not happen in the UK. Earlier this week (September 12), the singer alleged she was called a “slave” and “disgusting Nigerian” at passport control at an unnamed airport in London. But now, the singer has said the verbal abuse she received was actually hurled at her by a British man at a Spanish airport while they were queuing at customs
Following his comments suggesting that several famous rappers were in the closet, The Game has taken it upon himself to ‘out’ 50 Cent. In a conversation with gossip site TMZ on Twitter, the hip hop artist said: @TMZ look around, shit I be surprised when I see someone who’s not GAY. My girl hair stylist is GAY & he cool. @50cent GAY n we was cool.
Julian Casablancas has said the song he recorded for an Azzaro perfume advert was inspired by The Strokes’ 2001 track ‘Take It Or Leave It’. The frontman penned ‘I Like The Night’ specifically for the French fragrance maker’s latest campaign. Casablancas said he was eager to have a “screaming part” in the track to give it a “vibe” similar to ‘Is This It”s closing track.
Lady Gaga, Liam Gallagher and Blondie’s Debbie Harry are among the musicians who have been reflecting on the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Gaga recalled watching the Twin Towers fall from tthe roof of her school in New York. She commented: “My affinity and my love and the relationship I have with New York City… it’s like the husband I never married.”
Mick Jagger has said that he’d like The Rolling Stones to be given a plaque for their 50th anniversary next year, but that Keith Richards wouldn’t be allowed to come to the unveiling ceremony. The band played their first show at London’s Marquee Club in 1962 and Jagger has said that the band probably won’t tour to celebrate their half-century, but would like a plaque to be unveiled at the venue.
Richard Hamilton, the artist hailed as the father of pop art, has died at the age of 89. Hamilton, who was friends with Paul McCartney, also designed the conceptual cover for The Beatles’ self-titled 1968 record more commonly known as ‘The White Album’. Amongst the artist’s most famous works is Swingeing London which depicts The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger handcuffed in the back of a police car.
Coldplay have revealed that they have recorded a duet with Rihanna for their forthcoming fifth studio album ‘Mylo Xyloto’. The band will release the album on October 24 and have now confirmed that the ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ singer features on a track, which is titled ‘Princess Of China’.
The Flaming Lips have said their forthcoming six-hour-long song sounds like “The Velvet Underground meets Super Mario Brothers”. The band are recording the epic ‘I Found This Star On The Ground’ to raise money for both the Central Oklahoma Humane Society and the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Hollywood star Jim Carrey has seen a fan-filmed video clip of him singing Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ become an internet hit. The four minute video was shot during live band karaoke at the Arlene’s Grocery venue in New York City, and shows Carrey singing an impassioned and mostly in tune version of Radiohead’s 1992 single.
Amy Winehouse died after suffering a seizure related to alcohol detoxification, according to her dad Mitch. The taxi driver-turned crooner said it’s his belief that his daughter “did detox to excess” before she died in her London flat on July 23.
Noel Gallagher regrets that Oasis released their fourth album ‘Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants’. Speaking to Grantland magazine, the guitarist said that after the release of the band’s hugely successful second album, 1995’s ‘(What’s The Story?) Morning Glory?’, he lost the desire to write music and he believes the band lost its way.
A series of drawings and paintings by Bob Dylan are to be exhibited in New York later this month. The legendary singer-songwriter’s Asia Series – 18 works created during his tour of the continent in 2009 and 2010 – will run at the Gagosian Gallery between September 20 and October 22.
You can hear The Subways’ new album ‘Money And Celebrity’ exclusively and in full on NME.COM, click here to listen. The album, which is the Welwyn Garden City trio’s third, has been produced by Blur/Smiths knob twiddler Stephen Street and is officially released next Monday (September 19).
Brett Anderson has revealed he owes his Suede bandmates a “huge apology” over his conduct during the recording sessions for their 1999 album ‘Head Music’. The frontman has admitted he was “weak, selfish and thoroughly horrid” during the famously fractious sessions for the band’s fourth studio LP.
Tinie Tempah has spent £24,000 on a pair of Back To The Future-inspired trainers. The rapper snapped up the very first pair of the limited edition Nikes at a charity auction in Los Angeles, according to the Sunday Mirror.
Ricky Gervais has revealed that Van Halen have tried to ban a cover of their song ‘Jump’ recorded by television star Karl Pilkington. According to The Sun, the classic rock band are so unimpressed with Pilkington’s rendition of the track – which he performed with an American chorus group for the latest series of his show – that they are preventing it from being screened in America.
DJ Mehdi has died at the age of 34. His press agent has confirmed the Ed Banger artist’s death and reports are suggesting that the cause of his death was an accident.
The Cure headlined Bestival last night (September 10) with a set on the Main Stage for their only European appearance of 2011. The cult legends joined the likes of Katy B, The Village People and PJ Harvey on the bill to play hits including ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ and ‘Just Like Heaven’.
Jack White, Depeche Mode, Patti Smith and Damien Rice have been lined up to cover U2 on a 20th anniversary tribute to the Irish band’s 1991 LP ‘Achtung Baby’. The quartet have covered ‘Love Is Blindness’, ‘So Cruel’, ‘Until The End Of The World’ and ‘One’ respectively on the album, which has been commissioned by Q magazine.
Coldplay have posted their new single ‘Paradise’ online, click here to hear it. The track, which is the second single to be taken from their fifth studio album ‘Mylo Xyloto’, is available for sale today (September 12).