The Strokes have revealed the tracklisting for their fourth album ‘Angles’. The album is set to be released on March 21 in the UK and March 22 in the US, with the first single, which does not have a release date yet, set to be ‘Under Cover Of Darkness’.
Pete Doherty has announced details of a UK and Irish solo tour. The singer, who has not toured since he reformed The Libertines last August, will play 18 dates on the jaunt, kicking off on May 3 at Leamington Spa Assembly Rooms.
Beady Eye have announced details of a tour of the UK and Ireland. Liam Gallagher’s band, who had already scheduled six UK dates for March, have added a further 12 gigs for the following month. The tour begins in Nottingham on April 11 and ends at the Brighton Centre on April 27.
Razorlight have a new line-up and they’re hitting the UK festival scene this year – by playing Guilfest. The names of the musicians recruited by Johnny Borrell to replace Carl Dalemo and Björn Agren have not been revealed yet, but drummer David ‘Skully’ Sullivan Kaplan, who replaced Andy Burrows on the drumstool in 2009, remains.
Foo Fighters have recorded their seventh studio album in Dave Grohl’s garage – with the frontman opening up the doors in a new NME.COM video. In the video, above, Grohl gives a tour of his California home, where the as-yet-untitled album was recorded.
Crystal Castles singer Alice Glass has been hospitalised in Tokyo with an ankle injury. The band were in the Japanese capital to play a gig in the Liquid Room venue on Tuesday (January 18), with Glass’ bandmate Ethan Kath telling Thevine.com.au that the frontwoman had a mishap.
The Stone Roses’ 1990 Spike Island gig is set to be the backdrop of a new film written by 24 Hour Party People actor Chris Coghill. Coghill played Happy Mondays dancer Bez in the 2002 film about Manchester bands including Joy Division, New Order and svengali Tony Wilson, and has now scripted a forthcoming new movie helmed by Misfits writer Tom Green.
Arcade Fire have confirmed that they will play London’s Hyde Park on June 30. The show will be the band’s biggest UK headline gig to date – with Mumford and Sons, Beirut and The Vaccines to play support slots.
Robert Pattinson has asked to play Jeff Buckley in a forthcoming biopic of the singer’s life, according to reports. Buckley died in 1997 aged 30, and a film of his life has long been rumoured to be in the works. Now some gossip websites have reported an anonymous source as saying Twilight actor Pattinson is “obsessed” with landing the role.
Reading And Leeds Festivals organiser Melvin Benn has given clues as to who may be headlining the events this year – by revealing a bunch of acts who definitely won’t be topping the bill. As well as describing his bookings as “staggeringly good”, he told BBC Newsbeat that the three headliners for the August festivals will not be headlining UK festivals elsewhere this summer.
Adele’s new album, ’21’, looks set to storm the UK albums chart on Sunday (January 30), having sold more than 100,000 copies since its release on Monday (24). According to midweek figures from The Official Charts Company the album is outselling the rest of the Top 10 albums combined.
Lady Gaga is planning to branch out into the perfume industry – but, according to one report from the fashion world, she’s aiming to release a rather unconventional scent. According to fashion website Fashionista.com, an anonymous source close to her selected perfumers has claimed that the singer has asked them to make her scent “smell of blood and semen”.
The Vaccines have announced details of what will be their biggest UK headline show to date. The gig is at London’s Electric Ballroom on April 7.
The Strokes’ guitarist Nick Valensi has said there are still “undertones of hostility and resentment” in the band. The five-piece are gearing up to release their first album in five years, ‘Angles’, on March 21, and Valensi has described the band’s struggle to get the record completed.
Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has told NME that the band will roadtest new material on an ‘intimate’ spring UK tour. Meighan said the band would be playing mid-sized venues – intimate by their stadium standards these days.
Creed’s music has seemingly saved a 13 year-old boy from a pack of wolves. According to a news report on January 20)on Norwegian TV channel TV 2, Walter Eikrem, who lives in the Norwegian town of Rakkestad, was walking home from school when he encountered four wolves on the path ahead of him.
Gang Of Four guitarist Andy Gill has said he believes the Red Hot Chili Peppers have based their career on his band. Gill, speaking ahead of the band’s Shockwaves NME Awards Show at London’s Heaven on February 2, said that the US band had even acknowledged the debt they owe to the British indie legends in the past.
Amy Winehouse has reportedly recorded a duet with Cee Lo Green for her new album. The Daily Star claims that the pair recorded the song in St Lucia, where the British singer owns a house, and where Cee Lo was recording with producer Salaam Remi.
Glee creator Ryan Murphy has lashed out at Kings Of Leon, calling them “assholes” for not letting him use their music on the show. The Nashville band revealed to NME in August that they had turned down an offer from Glee to use one of their songs to refrain “from selling out”.