This Wednesday (February 23) was the annual Shockwaves NME Awards. Click here to read a full list of the night’s winners (including Muse, My Chemical Romance, Dave Grohl and Lady Gaga).
Rumours suggest Radiohead may have more surprises planned, perhaps a follow-up album to ‘The King Of Limbs’. Some fans have taken the title of last track, ‘Separator’, to mean that a companion album is on the way – the song acting as a ‘seperator’ between the two. Click here to read the full story.
Mumford and Sons have extended their March tour to include four shows in Ireland (in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Dublin). Click here to see the full listing of the band’s tour dates.
The Strokes confirmed that they are planning to tour the UK in July, while answering fans’ questions on their management company’s Twitter page. The band wrote: “US/Canada touring June (probably) – Euro and UK touring July (probably), that’s the plan for now.” Click here to read the full story.
According to the Daily Mirror, Duffy is reportedly thinking of walking after poor album sales. An anonymous source told the publication that she is “really down about ‘Endlessly’. It didn’t sell well and charted terribly and she isn’t trying again and making a comeback.” Click here to read the story in full.
Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis revealed that the band are close to finishing their new album. The band are currently calling the record ‘Dr Johnny Skinz’s Disproportionately Rambunctious Polar Express Machine-head’ – a title inspired by an acid trip a friend of his once had. Click here to read more about the forthcoming album.
Ahead of the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011, we revealed the guestlist, which included nominees, performers and a few more famous faces who have managed to find a way into the party. Click here to see who made the cut.
The Script’s frontman Danny O’Donoghue apparently said that Pulp have only reformed for the money. “I am not a Pulp fan,” he reportedly said. “‘Jarvis Cocky’. I’m not into him at all. I don’t like his style. I don’t like his music. I won’t be steering clear of him, but he should be steering clear of me.” Click here to read more.
Shaun Ryder was forced to postpone his UK tour after falling ill, suffering from a thyroid condition. Tickets will remain valid for the rearranged dates, though there is no confirmation of when those will be. Click here to read more.
Liam Gallagher disappointed Oasis fans this week, stating the band will “never” reform and that his new band Beady Eye is not a “stopgap”. Speaking to The Guardian, Liam also called brother Noel a “fucking fake”. Click here to read more.
Queens Of The Stone Age have announced details of three more UK and Ireland tour dates, adding Dublin, Glasgow and Manchester to their planned stops. The gigs will see the band play their 1998 self-titled debut album in a full as well as B-sides from that period. Click here to read the full story.
Didn’t get a ticket to the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011? Sad you missed out on all the celeb gossip? We’ve got a nice round-up of what reportedly happened at the big event. John Lydon, Kate Moss, Jarvis, it’s all there. Click here to find out what went down at the messiest event in the music biz.
U2’s The Edge confirmed their Glastonbury slot at the Shockwaves NME Awards on Wednesday night, shortly after Glastonbury had been named Best Festival. Click here to watch his video message and find out more about the band’s upcoming plans.
Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins revealed that his band’s bassist is one of the two girls pictured on the ‘Siamese Dream’ cover. Nicole Fiorentino, who is 31 years old now, would have been around 13 when the album was released in 1993. Click here to read more about this story.
The widow of ex-Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable has revealed that the the musician died on a “vodka diet”. Cable passed away last June after a three-day binge, choking to death on his own vomit. Click here to read more about her campaign for stronger health warnings on bottles of spirits.
Morrissey is set to release two previously unheard songs recorded around the time of his 1988 debut solo album ‘Viva Hate’. The two songs, ‘Safe, Warm Lancashire Home’ and ‘Treat Me Like A Human Being’, will come out as B-sides on the re-release of his 1992 single ‘Glamorous Glue’ on April 18th. Click here for more details.
Rufus Wainwright revealed that his daughter, Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen, was born earlier this month. The singer, who is gay and in a long-term relationship with theatre producer Jorn Weisbrodt, had the baby with Leonard Cohen’s daughter Lorca. Click here to read more.
Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ jumped 46 places to top the singles chart this week. The singer, whose second album ’21’ is also Number One in the albums chart, has become the first living artist since The Beatles in 1964 to have two singles and two albums in the UK Top Fives. Click here to read more.
Muse’s Matt Bellamy was named Hottest Man at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011, winning the award for the fourth time in five years. Click here to read more.