Rumours that The Stone Roses are possibly reforming in 2011 have been quashed by bassist Mani. “I’m disgusted that my personal grief has been invaded and hijacked by these nonsensical stories,” he said, referring to the fact that Brown and Squire met up at his mother’s funeral. Click here to read the full story.
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Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins revealed that he doesn’t want the band’s new documentary film ‘Back And Forth’ to be released. “I wish we wouldn’t put the fucking movie out to be honest because I’m not really comfortable with the public sort of openness, I’m really not,” he told NME. Click here to read the full story.
Arctic Monkeys sat down with NME for a video interview to discuss the making of their new album ‘Suck It And See’. The band said that being in California didn’t change them. Singer Alex Turner shared: “As long as it’s us four, it doesn’t matter where we go to record, it always has that thread.” Click here to watch the video.
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Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry was admitted to hospital Tuesday night (April 5) and, according to reports, was “seriously ill”. He was discharged the next day, after ‘precautionary tests’, and is now recovering at his home in London. Click here to read the full story.
Rebecca Black and her mother are considering legal action against ‘Friday’ producers Ark Music Factory. They are considering suing for copyright infringement and unlawful exploitation of publicity rights, according to Rolling Stone. Click here to read the full story.
Pete Doherty and Macaulay Culkin have starred in a new 70-minute ‘ketamine’-fuelled Adam Green film, ‘The Wrong Ferarri’, tagged ‘A Screwball Tragedy By Adam Green’. The flick follows Green and his band as they head off on a surreal adventure, along with some nudity. Click here to read the full story.
Bloc Party guitarist Russell Lissack has revealed that the band have started working on new material and will reconvene in September. “Kele and I started working on Bloc Party stuff together and separately,” he told NME. Click here to read the full story.
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Fulham FC fans planned a demonstration at the unveiling of a new statue of Michael Jackson in London on Sunday (April 3). The monument was due to be unveiled outside the club’s Craven Cottage stadium before their Premier League clash with Blackpool. Fans of the Cottagers planned a protest before the match. Click here to read the full story.
Beady Eye will release a cover of The Beatles’ ‘Across The Universe’ to aid the relief effort in Japan. They recorded the song at Abbey Road Studios before playing it at a fundraiser at London’s O2 Academy Brixton Sunday night (April 3) for the victims of the recent Japan tsunami and earthquakes. Click here to read the full story.
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30 Seconds To Mars singer Jared Leto posted a bizarre tribute to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain to mark the 17th anniversary of his passing. The video sees him dressing up as Cobain, complete with a blonde wig, performing acoustic covers of Nirvana’s 1994 tracks ‘Pennyroyal Tea’ and ‘Rape Me’. Click here to read the full story.
Foo Fighters are streaming their new album ‘Wasting Light’ online, via the band’s official Soundcloud.com page. The album is due to be officially released on April 11th. The band are also due to release a covers album to celebrate Record Store Day on April 16the. Click here to read the full story.
Elton John has criticised Kings Of Leon for refusing to allow one of their songs to be used on ‘Glee’. Appearing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, John called the band “assholes”. Click here to read the full story.
Lily Allen has responded to rumours about her becoming a judge on ‘The X Factor’. The singer suggested that despite the rumours that she’s set to sign up for the series, no-one has actually got in touch with her about it. Click here to read the full story.
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Alexisonfire singer’s new City And Colour album, named ‘Little Hell’, is due out in June. Click here to read the full story and to hear a song from the album, ‘Fragile Bird’.
The Music’s Robert Harvey has said the band have decided to split up as he’s “not enjoying it anymore.” The singer gave NME a few brief answers to fans’ questions about the band’s decision to split up this summer. Click here to read the full story.
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LCD Soundsystem were joined onstage by members of Arcade Fire during their final ever gig Saturday night (April 2). James Murphy’s band played a three-and-a-half-hour set at Madison Square Garden in New York to bring the curtain down on their decade together. Click here to read the full story.
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Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner has called on a new young guitar band to come and “turn the charts upside down.” In our cover feature, on UK newsstands now, Turner claimed that the next big thing was likely to be a “naïve” young guitar band – just like his band was when they emerged in 2005. Click here to read the full story.
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A statue in tribute to Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain was unveiled Tuesday (April 5) in Aberdeen, Washington, Cobain’s hometown. The unveiling marked the 17th anniversary of Cobain’s death, which occurred on April 5, 1994. The statue is not of Cobain himself, but of his signature Fender Jag-Stang guitar. Click here to read the full story.
N-Dubz’s Dappy had a glass bottle smashed over his head during a fight in a London restaurant and was mugged of £10,000-worth of jewellery when he was approached by three knife-wielding thugs in the toilets, a source claimed. Click here to read the full story.
Kings Of Leon have unveiled the trailer for their forthcoming documentary ‘Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon’. The film has been put together by director Stephen C Mitchell and documents the entirety of the band’s career. Click here to read the full story and to view the trailer.