Liam Gallagher has claimed his brother Noel Gallagher’s debut solo album is “boring” because it has “no balls”. Gallagher said: “It’s [the album] alright. I’m glad that people like it, man. He’s got good songs. No balls, though. No attitude. Everyone knows what Noel Gallagher can do, and it’s great, but it’s boring. I’ve heard it all before.”
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has revealed that Beyonce turned down a song he had written for her. Martin said: “Well, I did write a song for Beyonce, but it got rejected by her A&R people. And the one I wrote for Rihanna didn’t get rejected.”
Gorillaz have announced that they will be recording a new track in February next year as part of the Converse shoe company’s ‘Three Artists. One Song’ series. The series has brought together rapper Soulja Boy, Andrew WK and Matt And Kim to record a collaboration and also saw Graham Coxon, Paloma Faith and ex-The Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones collaborate to record a track together in 2010.
The Prodigy have been confirmed as the final headliner of next summer’s Download Festival. The band join Metallica and a reunited Black Sabbath in headlining the festival, which will take place from June 8-10 2012 at Donington Park. They will headline the event’s opening night (June 8).
Noel Gallagher has revealed that he is “absolutely crestfallen” that his name has not been mentioned in relation to the News Of The World phone hacking scandal. Gallagher said: “I was absolutely crestfallen when the phone-hacking scandal broke here in England and my name wasn’t mentioned once. I’m not even worthy to have my fucking phone hacked. And Steve Coogan is. It is fucking over.”
Arctic Monkeys’ frontman Alex Turner has revealed that he started listening to country music. He said: “I started getting into country music which is something I’ve never gone anywhere near until quite recently, like I never understood it before. I know I’m never going to write a country tune, that just wouldn’t work, but for that reason I can draw something from it.”
Johnny Marr has insisted that allowing John Lewis to use The Smiths’ ‘Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want’ in an advert hasn’t tarnished the track. He said: “Writing ‘Please Please…’ one Friday in ’84 is one of the best memories of my life. This ad has not sullied that memory one bit.”
Biffy Clyro have revealed that the new material they have been writing for their sixth studio album is “really obscure”. Speaking about the sessions for the new record, frontman Simon Neil said: “We’ve got some really obscure things going on. We’ve got a kind of prog country song, which we never thought we’d do, and some weird kind of math rock stuff meets almost goth rock.”
Mariah Yeater has dropped her paternity suit against Justin Bieber, according to reports. Yeater had insisted that she and Bieber had had sex in October last year after he performed at the Staples Centre in LA, and demanded that he take a paternity test to “scientifically confirm” that the child was his so he could provide her with child support.
Liam Gallagher says Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are ‘boring’ and have ‘no balls’
Courtney Love has slammed Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl in the aftermath of her onstage rant at Brazil’s SWU festival last weekend (November 13). The Hole singer stormed off the stage at the Sao Paulo bash after a crowd member held up a picture of her late husband Kurt Cobain during the gig, and only returned after her entourage convinced the crowd to chant, “The Foo Fighters are gay.”
The Kooks’ Luke Pritchard has revealed that he is working on a “massive” dance track that’s “very different” to anything he’s produced before. In a blog that the frontman penned for The Huffington Post, he wrote: “I’m working on something at the moment with some very different production, I’ll post it as soon as it’s ready, it’s sounding massive. It’s dance music essentially.”
Glastonbury festival will provide washing machines for punters starting from 2013, according to reports. Glastonbury’s operations director Melvin Benn said: “Older fans are getting far more demanding and we have to respond. That means better toilets and now washing machine facilities.”
Adele has assured her fans that her recent throat surgery was a “success”. The ’21’ singer went under the knife to have vocal chord microsurgery in America earlier this month, in order to stop recurrent bleeding from a benign polyp. The star wrote: “Thank you for all your positive thoughts and get well wishes. I’m doing really well, on the mend, super happy, relaxed and very positive.”
Shane Meadows has revealed he’s keen to make a documentary about The Stone Roses after missing their legendary Spike Island show. The filmmaker told The Sun that a “bad acid trip” meant he was unable to attend the band’s 1990 gig – something he has been gutted about ever since.
Google’s long-awaited music store was launched in the US with a number of exclusives from artists such as The Rolling Stones. The service offers a mixture of streaming, downloads and social media, syncing users’ entire music library across their devices.
Contrary to earlier reports, Mariah Yeater is still set to pursue her paternity action against Justin Bieber. The 20 year old has switched lawyers and her new representative, Jeffrey Leving, is apparently hoping to negotiate out of court with Bieber’s own lawyers. Yeater claims that Bieber is the father of her four month old son. Her new lawyer is not allowing her to speak to the press.
Adele’s album ’21’ has become the first LP to sell a million copies on iTunes in Europe. The singer’s second LP has broken Apple’s European download record, reports The Telegraph, despite only being released eleven months ago.
Amy Winehouse was planning to record and release an album with a “jazz supergroup”, according to her producer Salaam Remi. The singer, who passed away earlier this year, was apparently planning to put together a jazz album with a “supergroup”, which she hoped would include The Roots’ ?uestlove and saxophone player Soweto Kinch.