The Killers have announced a full UK arena tour for this November. The Las Vegas band, who release their fourth studio album ‘Battle Born’ on September 17, will play 11 shows on the trek. The run of dates begins at Glasgow’s SECC on October 26 and runs until November 17 when the band headline the second of two shows at London’s O2 Arena.
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The xx are streaming their brand new album ‘Coexist’ online in full at NPR.org.
The album isn’t formally released until Monday (September 10), but can be heard in full now. It is the band’s second album and the follow-up to their hugely successful, Mercury Music Prize winning, self-titled debut LP.
The London band will celebrate the album’s release with a trio of intimate UK shows this month.
Noel Gallagher forced the organisers of Jersey Live Festival to quarantine the festival’s backstage area after a green-fanged spider was discovered in one of his flight cases.
The High Flying Birds man, wasn’t on site at the time, but as crew members were unloading one of his guitars, they noticed the spider, and, shortly afterwards, evacuated the backstage area.
Muse have released the video for their current single ‘Madness’ which features the band performing the track on the Los Angeles Metro underground system.
The song is taken from Muse’s new album, ‘The 2nd Law’, which is due to be released on October 1. The 13-track album is the follow-up to 2009’s ‘The Resistance’.
The Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers has given his views on the declining popularity of guitar bands and has laid the blame squarely at the door of guitar bands themselves, saying that they “aren’t writing songs”.
The band release their fourth studio album ‘Battle Born’ on September 17.
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The late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury has been made into an Angry Bird.
The animation was released to mark the singer’s birthday as part of the Freddie For A Day fundraiser, which is organised by his Queen bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor to raise money for the Mercury Phoenix Trust – Fighting Aids Worldwide. So far the charity has raised over $15 million since its inception in 1992.
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong has been rushed to hospital with an undisclosed illness.
The band were forced to pull a show in Bologna, Italy after the frontman was taken ill, prompting the other two members of the pop-punk band to tell fans they were “devastated” at the cancellation.
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The Rolling Stones have announced that they will be releasing a brand new Greatest Hits compilation in November, which will feature two new tracks.
The compilation will be titled ‘GRRR!’ and is being released to coincide with the band’s 50th anniversary. It will be released on November 12 in the UK and November 13 in the US.
Liam Gallagher presented the Olympic Gold Medal winner and famous mod Bradley Wiggins with the Lifetime Achievement gong at the GQ Men of the Year Awards on September 4.
The awards were given out at a ceremony in London. Singer Lana Del Rey scooped the Woman Of The Year prize and Robbie Williams was named Icon of the Year.
Eagles Of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes has said that the forthcoming new Queens Of The Stone Age album is “badass”.
Speaking to NME in an exclusive video interview Josh Homme’s Eagles Of Death Metal bandmate added that the material he’s heard from the follow-up to 2007’s ‘Era Vulgaris’ is “really cool”.
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One Direction were the biggest winners at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on September 6, walking away with three Moonmen statues. The UK boyband took home the award for Best Pop Video, Best New Artist and Most Share Worthy video, all for the promo for their huge hit ‘What Makes You Beautiful’.
Evanescence singer Amy Lee has been targeted by online hacking organization Anonymous, who have accused the singer of preventing a witness from reporting child pornography.
The online hacking group has launched a new operation named ‘Operation PedoChat’ which aims to uncover nefarious online activity and has named Lee and her manager Andrew Lurie on their list of targets.
The xx’s Jamie Smith has revealed that he is working on building a brand new instrument based on both an MPC sequencer and an iPad.
The producer and DJ told the Observer that he is planning on making a see-through device which will make music via “colourful graphics” and finger taps.
The band’s vocalist Oliver Sim also explained that he has written a song for Beyonce.
Blur’s Alex James has revealed that he wants to work with Johnny Marr.
Talking to the Daily Star, James – who is organising his own food and music event, The Big Feastival, from his Oxfordshire farm this weekend – said that while he wouldn’t be interested in pursuing a solo career, he’d like to join Marr and Nile Rodgers in a supergroup.
Kanye West reportedly raps about his girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s notorious sex tape on a brand new track, called ‘Clique’.
TMZ claim to have heard the track, which is taken from his forthcoming album ‘Cruel Summer’, and say that it references Kardashian’s home made porno Kim Kardashian: Superstar, with the line: “Eat breakfast at Gucci/My girl a superstar all from a home movie”.
The doctor of Slipknot bass player Paul Gray has been charged with the manslaughter of him and seven other people.
Gray died of an accidental overdose in June 2010 and his doctor, Dr Daniel Baldi, is now set to face charges of involuntary manslaughter for allegedly prescribing high amounts of painkillers to people who later died.