Two previously unreleased Radiohead demos have been posted online, click here to listen to the tracks. The demos, which are titled ‘Everybody Knows’ and ‘Girl (In The Purple Dress)’, were recorded when the band were still known as On A Friday and before guitarist Jonny Greenwood joined the band.
A man is believed to have committed suicide because he was suffering from tinnitus for three months after watching a Them Crooked Vultures gig, according to reports. The Daily Mail claims that Robert McIndoe, 52, stabbed himself to death because he was unable to sleep due to the constant ringing in his ears after attending a show by the rock supergroup.
Lady Gaga has dismissed rumours that she is feuding with Madonna by insisting that there is “no problem” between the two pop mega stars. The Mirror claims that apparent tension had surfaced between the two singers, after Madonna was reported to have undermined her rival by replying “Lady who?” to a question about the ‘Bad Romance’ star at the London premiere of her new film, W.E..
The legal fight between Noel Gallagher and brother Liam is back on, according to tabloid reports this week (November 21). Liam filed a lawsuit earlier this summer. But now, according to the Daily Mirror, Noel has hit back, filling a lengthy court submission in which he accuses his brother of leaving abusive voicemail messages on his wife Sara’s phone and trying to attack him with a guitar.
Azealia Banks has been revealed as Number One in this year’s NME Cool List. The rapper, who is also set to appear as part of the 2012 NME Awards Tour, came out on top of our annual rundown of the 50 coolest people in music.
The video for Florence And The Machine’s new single ‘No Light, No Light’ is at the centre of a race row after its makers were accused of espousing ‘white supremacist’ views. A piece entitled ‘White Supremacy all dressed up in a pop video is still White Supremacy’, posted on Racialicious.com, has suggested that the video is packed full of “racist imagery”.
Arctic Monkeys are set to snub interest from major record labels to re-sign with Domino Records, according to reports. The Sheffield band have been with Domino since the release of their debut LP ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’, but Music Week reports that they have now fulfilled their current deal with the label after the release of their fourth album ‘Suck It And See’.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor has made a public attack on producer Rick Rubin, saying that he considers him to be “overrated” and “overpaid”. The frontman, who worked with Rubin on Slipknot’s 2004 album ‘Vol 3: (The Subliminal Verses)’, told an audience at a Q & A session in Texas last Friday (November 18) that the producer was a “thin shadow” of his former self.
Amy Winehouse’s previously unreleased cover of Ruby & The Romantics’ 1963 hit single ‘Our Day Will Come’ has emerged online, click here to listen to the track. The track is the second to emerge from the singer’s posthumous album ‘Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures’.
Bruce Springsteen has been announced as the first headliner of next summer’s Isle Of Wight Festival and London’s Hard Rock Calling festival. The singer, who is currently putting the finishing touches to his 18th studio album, will make his first appearance at Isle Of Wight Festival on June 24, headlining the festival’s closing night.
Noel Gallagher has denied rumours that he is being lined-up to pen the theme song for the new James Bond film. Earlier this month, it was reported that the High Flying Birds man was in talks to perform the theme for the new 007 flick Skyfall, but the singer has shot down the “bizarre” rumours on his official website Noelgallagher.com.
Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has declared that he wants to headline Glastonbury festival again. In an interview with GQ, the singer said that he wanted “another shot” at taking the top slot at Worthy Farm, as he didn’t think the band had been at their best when they played the Pyramid Stage in 2007.
‘Chimes Of Freedom: Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International’ is set for a January 30, 2012 release. All the proceeds from the compilation will be donated to Amnesty International. The compilation will feature covers of the folk legend’s material from a host of artists, including Sting, The Dave Matthews Band, Patti Smith and My Morning Jacket.
Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed that he finds Lady Gaga “very inspiring”. According to Contactmusic, the guitarist – who worked with the pop star on her latest album ‘Born This Way’ – paid tribute to the singer by insisting she was “very human” despite her reputation for elaborate costumes and stage shows.
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has spoken about the recording of the band’s classic 1993 second album ‘Siamese Dream’ and has described it as his “middle finger to the indie world”. The singer, who is currently preparing for the release of his band’s ninth studio album ‘Oceania’ said that he viewed ‘Siamese Dream’ as the album that has “come through the best”.
A music blog has launched a new plugin called ‘Nickelblock’ to eliminate all mentions of Nickelback from web browsers. Those who download the free service from Aux.com can eliminate all traces of Chad Kroeger and co when they’re surfing the internet.
The Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb is battling liver cancer, according to reports. Gibb, who was reported to be suffering from stomach pains last month and was said to be in hospital receiving treatment for the inflammation of his colon, was diagnosed with the illness several months ago, reports the Mirror.
Kasabian have declared that they shouldn’t be as successful as they are. The Leicester band have never been afraid of praising themselves in the past, with singer Tom Meighan insisting that they don’t receive enough credit earlier this month, while guitarist Serge Pizzorno recently claimed that they are “built” to headline festivals.
Lady Gaga’s cover of ‘White Christmas’ has been posted online – click here to hear it. The ‘Born This Way’ star has given her own take on songwriter Irving Berlin’s festive classic, which was originally made famous by Bing Crosby in 1942.
Peter Hook has admitted that he is “not proud” of the way in which New Order split up. Speaking in an interview on the Jo Whiley Music Show, Hook commented on the split of R.E.M by revealing his regret over how his own band parted ways.