Organisers of Belgium’s Pukkelpop festival have announced that they are cancelling the rest of the event after five people were killed when a stage collapsed on Thursday (August 18). The Chateau stage was brought down during a huge storm on the site. Click here to read the full story.
Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher has announced he is suing brother Noel. The singer has filed the high court action after his brother said that he had pulled out of a headline performance due to a hangover and that the band’s split was down to an argument over his clothing firm Pretty Green. Click here to read the full story.
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Lady Gaga strips off in a trailer for her performance at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. In the 45-second teaser video, which you can view below, the ‘Born This Way’ singer plays her new single ‘You And I’ on a piano, while taking off her bra at the same time. Click here to read the full story.
Kasabian have revealed that their forthcoming studio album features a “lot of raw, primal screaming”. Speaking in this week’s issue of NME, guitarist Serge Pizzorno said of their fourth studio album’s sound : “The album has a lot of raw, primal screaming. It has to be shouted that word. It has to be shouted.” Click here to read the full story.
U2 frontman Bono is about to make $1 billion (£611 million), thanks to his 2009 investment in Facebook. Bono’s investment company Elevation Partners bought $210 million (£128 million) worth of shares in the social networking site almost two years ago. This week the site has been valued at $65 billion (£40 billion). Click here to read the full story.
Arctic Monkeys have said they feel it’s their duty to keep guitar music alive and being played on radio. The band also revealed that the main reason they opted to release ‘Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair’ as the lead single was because it was one of “the most guitar-heavy” tunes on the album. Click here to read the full story.
As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’, the album will be performed live by former bassist Krist Novoselic. Novoselic will be joined by a number of local musicians to perform the album at a show at the Sky Church at the Experience Music Project in Seattle on September 20. Click here to read the full story.
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Pete Doherty is planning to dedicate his sets at Reading And Leeds Festivals to Amy Winehouse, according to tabloid reports.
The Daily Star On Sunday suggests that the former Libertines man will pay his own special tribute to the late singer, with whom he was close friends. Click here to read the full story.
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Former Queens Of The Stone Age and current Kyuss LIVES bassist Nick Oliveri is facing up to 15 years in jail after being charged with firearm and drug offences. Oliveri has been charged after an incident when police were called to his apartment by his girlfriend. Click here to read the full story.
Green Day have strongly suggested that they have written a new tribute song for Amy Winehouse, which is simply titled ‘Amy’. The pop-punk trio debuted the track at an intimate show in Costa Mesa, California last week, in which they played a total of 15 new songs for the first time. Click here to read the full story.
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Radiohead have been chosen as the musical guests for the opening episode of the 37th series of Saturday Night Live. The band are set to make their second appearance ever on the sketch/improv show. Their first performance came in 2000 while promoting ‘Kid A’. Click here to read the full story.
Hanson have hit out at the Kings Of Leon for their recent on and offstage antics. The Tennessee band have shelved their US tour after frontman Caleb Followill stormed offstage in Dallas and has since been diagnosed with “exhaustion”, but Isaac Hanson has said he believes the band are “running some risks”. Click here to read the full story.
Noel Gallagher has said he believes “brutal TV and videogames” are to blame for the riots that have taken place this week. He has called for more prisons to built in order to cope with the newly imprisoned rioters and said that he cannot “understand where the energy for the riots is coming from”. Click here to read the full story.
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Harry Potter star Tom Felton has unveiled his debut single ‘Hawaii’, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to hear the track. The star has long talked of launching a music career after he completes work on the films and has now taken his first steps. Click here to read the full story.
David Bowie has ‘most likely’ retired from making music, according to his biographer. Paul Trynka, who has penned a new book about the singer which is titled Starman, has said he believes Bowie, who has not released an album since 2003’s ‘Reality’, will only return if he “can deliver something seismic”. Click here to read the full story.
Green Day surprised fans by debuting 15 new songs during a last minute show in Costa Mesa, California last week. The band surprised the crowd by playing an entire set of previously unheard material, as well as a cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Goodbye To Romance’. Click here to read the full story.
Foo Fighters, Friendly Fires, Katy B have reacted to Pukkelpop stage collapse which claimed the lives of at least two people. Foo Fighters, who were due to headline the Main Stage, tweeted: “Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the tragic events at Pukkelpop.” Click here to read the full story.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced they will play a free show in London next month. The punk funk legends, who are set to release their 10th studio album ‘I’m With You’ on August 30, will play the UK capital’s KOKO on September 2. Click here to read the full story.
Noel Gallagher has admitted that he wanted to mark the 20-year anniversary of ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ by performing the album in its entirety with Oasis in 2015. The former guitarist said if he hadn’t quit, he would have made a fitting tribute to their 1995 album. Click here to read the full story.
Amy Winehouse has secured a third posthumous week at Number One with her 2006 LP ‘Back To Black’. The late singer’s second LP held off Kanye West and Jay-Z’s collaboration album ‘Watch The Throne’ which entered at Number Three. Adele remains at Number Two with ’21’. Click here to read the full story.
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