The track, ‘One Way Trigger’, is the first to be taken from The Strokes’ fifth studio album. Albert Hammond Snr said of the record: “I don’t think they’ll go in a wildly different direction. Obviously the songs will be different, but I think The Strokes are The Strokes; they always will be The Strokes.”
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An employee of HMV hijacked the struggling retailer’s Twitter account following the “mass firing” of 60 employees this afternoon. The disgruntled former employee who posted the messages criticised the company for getting rid of people who wanted to help secure the long term future of the company.
Noel Gallagher has revealed that he is suffering from tinnitus, having recently being diagnosed with the condition by doctors. The condition, which is characterised by ringing in the ears in the absence of external sound, affects a number of musicians with loud music often causing damage over a number of years.
Reddit user @andersonenvy found a link in the code used on The Strokes official website which led to a cached image revealing potential album artwork. The image is styled on an old-fashioned RCA tape reel box. It lists a running time of 37m and 49 seconds and bears the words “extra strength”, “splice free” and “professional standard”.
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs have confirmed details of three UK live shows in May. The band, who release new album ‘Mosquito’ in April, will play live in Manchester, Leeds and London with the latter date being a headline date at Alexandra Palace as part of ATP event I’ll Be Your Mirror.
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Liam Gallagher hit out at his brother Noel over rumours that Oasis will reform in the future Speaking to Q, Liam was clearly angry at the untimely demise of Oasis and launched into an angry rant when asked if he was happy for Noel and his solo career. “Was I pleased for him? What, for splitting up my fucking band? I’m not pleased for him, no! I hope he’s fucking happy but he doesn’t look it.”
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Justin Bieber is being investigated by Canadian police after a woman claims she was assaulted by a Nerf gun fired by the singer. According to TMZ, Bieber was in Ottawa, Canada when a female security guard at the venue he was performing at filed a police report claiming Bieber, or someone adjacent to him, assaulted her.
Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw has gained 250,000 young listeners since he took over from Chris Moyles, RAJAR figures have revealed. The presenter, who took over the early morning slot last September, lost 40,000 listeners overall but increased the number of 15-24 year olds tuning into his show by a quarter of a million.