The week's music news in photos (September 14)

  • Noel Gallagher has emphatically ruled out the chances of Oasis reuniting, saying that he wouldn't reform the band, even if "all the starving children in the world depended on it".

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 19 Aug 2012

  • Plan B and Richard Hawley have emerged as the favourites to win this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize with odds of 4-1 each. The shortlist of the 12 'Albums Of The Year' chosen by an independent judging panel were announced on September 12 at London's Hospital Club. Django Django, pictured, were among them.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 13 Sep 2012

  • Lady Gaga also caused a viral sensation on September 11 by revealing that she has shaved off most of the hair from the back of her head. You can see her new look in the picture below. Taking to Twitter to explain why, the singer revealed that she had done it in tribute to the mother of photographer Terry Richardson, a close friend of hers.

    Photo: @ladygaga Twitter

    Added: 12 Sep 2012

  • Muse and their record label Warner Music are facing a $3.5 million (£2.2 million) lawsuit from a man who claims that they “ripped off” their 2009 track ‘Exogenesis’ from his sci-fi rock opera of the same name. Bolfrass alleges that he contacted the Devon trio and two other bands in 2005 with the idea to write a sci-fi rock opera about space travel after the demise of the planet Earth.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

    Added: 09 Sep 2011

  • Sigur Ros have called their Bestival set "a miserable experience". The Icelandic band performed before headliner Stevie Wonder on September 9 and had asked organisers to guarantee that they would perform in darkness. But, due to Wonder's requests, they were forced to perform in daylight, something that clearly upset them.

    Photo: Derek Bremner/NME

    Added: 10 Sep 2012

  • After putting out teasers all week, Led Zeppelin finally announced that they will be releasing a film version of their 2007 reunion gig. Titled Celebration Day, the film will feature footage from the band's reunion gig in aid of the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.


    Added: 13 Sep 2012

  • Paul McCartney joined Damon Albarn on stage at the Africa Express show in London on September 8. Appearing as a surprise special guest, the former Beatle first appeared playing bass on Rokia Traore's 'Dounia', with former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones on mandolin, before playing Wings' 'Coming Up' and 'Goodnight Tonight'.

    Photo: John Sturrock

    Added: 11 Sep 2012

  • Rihanna told television personality Piers Morgan to "grow a dick" after he criticised her new hairdo. During her appearance as part of the Paralympic Games closing ceremony on September 9, Morgan tweeted to say: "I think @Rihanna needs to grow her hair back. Fast." The singer responded to his comment by writing back: "grow a dick..... FAST!!!!"

    Photo: PA

    Added: 10 Sep 2012

  • Eddie String, a contestant on this year's X Factor, auditioned with The Strokes' classic 'Last Nite'. Reaction on Twitter has been pretty negative, with user Nuzhat Nakamura perhaps summing it up best, she wrote: "Prime example of why I cannot stand x factor: some Mika look alike prick ruined my favourite Strokes song. #die".

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Foo Fighters played a special unplugged gig at Apple's iPhone 5 launch on September 12 in California. After an all new iTunes system and brand new 'ultra-thin' iPod touch and iPod nanos were revealed, Dave Grohl and the rest of the band took to the stage.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 14 Sep 2012

  • Lana Del Rey has revealed she suffered from an alcohol addiction when she was younger, and was sent to boarding school by her parents to get sober. The 'Video Games' singer made the stark revelation in an interview with GQ.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 03 Jul 2012

  • Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles has announced that he will be touring the country with a full live band later this year. The DJ, who broadcast his final show as the host of the Radio 1 Breakfast show on September 21, will head out on tour in October with his cast of radio sidekicks.

    Photo: BBC

    Added: 11 Jul 2012

  • Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has dubbed Bon Jovi the "worst band" he has ever toured with. The singer said he was unimpressed with the 80s rock icons and said they were no fun to share the stage with.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 25 Aug 2012

  • Kanye West has confirmed full details of his new compilation album 'Cruel Summer'. The album contains 12 tracks in all and features all the acts signed to West's label including Mr Hudson, 2 Chainz, Kid Cudi, Pusha T and Big Sean.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 09 May 2012

  • Pete Doherty has said he regrets revealing an alleged fling with French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg. He told The Daily Mail: "I'd drunk too much rum and taken too much coke that day. I wish I'd never said it. Charlotte won't speak to me now."


    Added: 25 May 2012

  • Chris Brown has faced a Twitter backlash over his new tattoo, after people pointed out a striking resemblance to the bruised face of his ex-girlfriend Rihanna. The rapper is believed to have had the face of the woman, who appears to have a black eye and stitches on her lip, tattooed onto his skin before last week's MTV Video Music Awards.

    Photo: Getty

    Added: 11 Sep 2012

  • Coldplay were joined by Rihanna and Jay-Z as they played the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic games. Rihanna collaborated with the band on 'Princess Of China', the track they recorded together for Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto', and Jay-Z joined the band for a version of his 'Run This Town' and a re-worked 'Paradise'.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 10 Sep 2012

  • Nicki Minaj has backtracked on claims that she'll be voting Republican in the forthcoming US election and has said that she will actually be supporting Barack Obama. Last week, Minaj had seemed to endorse Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a new song titled 'Mercy'.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 25 Apr 2012

  • Bob Dylan has responded to claims which state he has plagiarised other artists and authors' material. Dylan said: "Wussies and pussies complain about that stuff."

    Photo: PA

    Added: 20 Jan 2012

  • Noel Gallagher has revealed that he wants to take a break next year. The former Oasis chief claims he wants to take time out to avoid making another album like 'Be Here Now'.


    Added: 15 Nov 2011