The week's music news in photos (01/02/13)

  • Fans have given a mixed reaction to The Strokes new track, which some have branded as "weird". However, others have remarked that while 'One Way Trigger' may be unusual, it still has "that something special."

    Photo: PA

    Added: 21 Jan 2013

  • 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."

    Photo: Julian Casablancas.com

    Added: 30 Jan 2013

  • US based fans of the Coachella music festival, in California, took to Twitter to confess that they'd never heard of The Stone Roses. The Manchester greats will co-headline the opening night alongside Blur.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 10 Jul 2012

  • Lady Gaga had 156m views struck off her official YouTube account today just one month after the online video provider reduced the play counts of many major label acts by 2 billion views.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 02 Oct 2012

  • Dave Grohl defended the much criticised talents of Meg White, praising her drumming with The White Stripes. He said: "It's nice to hear drummers like Meg White – one of my favorite fucking drummers of all time."

    Photo: PA

    Added: 14 Oct 2011

  • Daft Punk have signed to Sony-owned Columbia and will release their fourth album this spring. The French dance duo, which consists of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, left Virgin, with whom they signed in 1996.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 25 Mar 2011

  • Coheed And Cambria gave NME.COM an exclusive stream of their new track 'Number City'. The song is taken from the forthcoming second part of the band's double album 'The Afterman'.

    Photo: Press/Lindsey Byrnes

    Added: 30 Jan 2013

  • Fleetwood Mac are to play live shows in the UK in the autumn, Mick Fleetwood has confirmed. The band are due to embark on a world tour from April of this year, with US dates already in place.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 06 Dec 2012

  • Paul McCartney says he keeps ageing sheep on his Scottish farm because he can’t bear to send them to slaughter. In an interview with Radio 4’s Food Programme, the former Beatle and vegetarian activist said: "I live on a sheep farm and we shear the sheep, but they die of old age."

    Photo: Press

    Added: 23 Mar 2012

  • The Strokes have confirmed that they will release new album 'Comedown Machine' in March. An official statement from The Strokes record label Rough Trade said that the band's fifth album will be released on March 25 with new single 'All The Time' preceding it.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 02 Nov 2011

  • Queens Of The Stone Age have confirmed that Mark Lanegan will be singing on their forthcoming new album. The classic 'Songs For The Deaf' line-up will be appearing on the follow-up to 'Era Vulgaris'.

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 26 May 2011

  • 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.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 15 Jan 2013

  • 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.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 15 Aug 2012

  • 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".

    Photo: The Strokes

    Added: 30 Jan 2013

  • 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.

    Photo: Press/Dan Martensen

    Added: 14 Jan 2013

  • 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."

    Photo: Danny North

    Added: 02 Aug 2012

  • My Bloody Valentine's frontman Kevin Shields said onstage last Sunday at Brixton's Electric that the long-awaited follow-up to 1991's 'Loveless' "might be out in two or three days". It wasn't.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 31 Oct 2011

  • A teenage girl who performed at President Barack Obama's inauguration was shot dead. Hadiya Pendleton was killed when a gunman opened fire on a group of children in a park in Chicago having mistaken them for a group of gang members, according to local police.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 31 Jan 2013

  • 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.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 18 Nov 2011

  • 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.

    Photo: BBC

    Added: 12 Sep 2012