The Breeders previewed several new songs at South by Southwest last week, bringing the Mess With Texas barbeque to a close.
The Deal sisters delivered their trademark harmonies and surf guitar riffs on the new tracks from their forthcoming album ‘Mountain Battles’, which is due out in April. Pic: Andy Willsher
Metallica will celebrate this yearâ
Giant Drag are appealing to fans to fund the cost of making their second album.
The band were dropped by their record label Interscope after their 2006 debut ‘Hearts And Unicorns’.
Hadouken!, Does It Offend You Yeah? and 2 Many DJs are amongst the latest acts confirmed for this yearâ
Foals completed the final night of their UK tour with their largest headline London show to date last week. The Oxford band played a 50-minute set in front of a sold-out crowd at the Astoria, including recent Shockwaves NME Awards host Matt Horne and members of The Maccabees. Pic: Tim Cochrane
Neil Young will headline this year’s A Hop Day At The Farm festival held near Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent on July 6.
It is the first time the one-day event – organised by former Mean Fiddler boss Vince Power – will take place. Pic: PA Photos
Amy Winehouse has posed naked for a British magazine. The singer appears nude â
Bjork has spoken for the first time about her controversal comments surrounding Tibet made at a gig in China recently.
As previously reported on NME.COM, the Icelandic star’s sensitive comments had caused outrage amongst Chinese officials.
Speaking to Thelipster.com Bjork said: "When I said ‘Tibet, Tibet’, I whispered it three times. There was no fuss in the room. It happened afterwards on websites. It shows more than anything that China has become the next superpower in the world. And the issue is: how are they going to deal with Western moral issues like freedom of speech?"
Former Throwing Muses frontwoman Kristin Hersh is to debut her new performance project in the UK with special shows in the UK later this month.
‘Paradoxical Undressing’ is a live spoken word project incorporating projected images, music and essays. The text of the show features excerpts from the singerâ
Lily Allen and 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 co-presenter James Corden have joked about getting married. Corden, who appeared on last weekâ
Panic At The Disco previewed a host of new songs at their gig at London’s Roundhouse last week. The returning emo stars played a number of songs from their forthcoming album ‘Pretty. Odd.’, including the first single ‘Nine In The Afternoon’.
Pic: PA Photos
Heather Mills has been awarded Â£24.3m in her divorce settlement with Sir Paul McCartney. Pic: Splash
Snoop Dogg performed with Guns N Roses legend Slash last week at a charity event held in Los Angeles.
Proceeds from the annual concert benefited the Black Eyed Peas’ Peapod Foundation, which helps underprivileged children and introduces them to new music technology. Pic: WENN
The Cure have added two shows to their forthcoming tour of the US and Canada, which is likely to coincide with the release of their new album.
The band have hinted theyâ
Ash performed covers of The Undertones’ ‘Teenage Kicks’ and ‘Whiskey In The Jar’, the Irish traditional tune made famous by Thin Lizzy, this week in New York.
The trio played an intimate show in honour of St. Patrickâ
Members of MGMT and Of Montreal have collaborated to form a new side project called Blikk Fang.
The group, which consists of MGMT’s Andrew Van Wyngarden and Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes, began recording after their respective bands toured together earlier this year.
John Power ex- and Cast man and now solo artist, will perform a live set at the This Feeling club night later this month.
The gig will take place on Friday March 28 at the Parker McMillan venue in London.
Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty had an altercation with a fan last this week, at the end of a dramatic solo show in a tiny London pub.
The incident occurred after Doherty played an acoustic solo show at the Powers Bar in Kilburn, after the show was announced on the internet earlier in the afternoon. Pic: James Quinton
The Fratellis and Robyn have joined the line-up for this year’s Camden Crawl.
Both acts will play on March 18. Pic: Danny North
Hard-Fi played an intimate show to mark St Patrick’s Day last week in London.
Playing at SeOne under the railway arches in London Bridge, the band performed a 12-song set as part of a session for Virgin Radio.
Artwork inspired by UNKLE’s album ‘War Stories’ will go on show for a month on March 25.
The exhibition hosting work inspired by the band’s 2007 album will be held at London gallery Lazarides, Charing Cross and includes work from artists such as Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja, Warren du Preez, Nick Thornton Jones, William Bankhead and Ben Drury.