This week's music news in photos (09/11/12)

  • Lady Gaga has spoken out about the obsession with her body image and has asked why her weight is put under more scrutiny than that of fellow singers such as Adele. "Adele is bigger than me, how come nobody says anything about it? She's so wonderful and I think her confidence is something I have to match."

    Photo: PA

    Added: 02 Oct 2012

  • Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has revealed that Dave Grohl will be drumming on the band's forthcoming new album. The Foo Fighters man is filling in for Joey Castillo, who has left the band according to Homme.


    Added: 26 Jan 2009

  • Robbie Williams' comeback single 'Candy' has been banned from BBC Radio 1. Williams scored his first Number One single in eight years in the UK Official Singles Chart last Sunday (November 4) with his track 'Candy'. However, bosses at Radio 1 have banned it from the radio, with the track not even making the C-list.

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    Added: 08 Nov 2011

  • My Bloody Valentine have announced a headlining slot at Japan's Tokyo Rocks festival in May 2013, where they will be playing exclusive material from a brand new album. The album will be released on frontman Kevin Shields’ website before the end of the year and will be followed by a further EP of brand new material.

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    Added: 31 Oct 2011

  • Nickelback's Chad Kroeger has revealed that he once paid one of the band's drum technicians to stick his penis into the blades of an electric fan. Speaking to Men's Health magazine, the frontman said that he had paid the crew member a princely £235 to take part in the penis-related prank during a tour of Germany.

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    Added: 12 Nov 2012

  • Bob Dylan has posted his first ever Facebook status update. Dylan, who has over 4 million "likes" on his official Facebook page, posted a status update prior to the confirmation that Obama would serve a second term as US President. "Here's pretty close to what I said last night in Madison... We’re not fooled by the media and we think it’s going to be a landslide."

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    Added: 28 Mar 2012

  • Example has become involved in a row with the people of Wigan, culminating in a front cover of the Wigan Evening Post headlined "Bad Example". The disagreement kicked off when the rapper stated on Twitter that he receives more abuse from residents of the northern town than any other place in the UK.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 06 Jun 2011

  • Foals premiered the video for their new single of 'Inhaler' exclusively on NME.com. The track is the first full song to be made available from the band's third album, 'Holy Fire', which is due for release in February 2013.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 17 Aug 2012

  • Kasabian and Noel Gallagher are rumoured to be recording a cover of 'Walking In The Air' for a remake of Christmas classic The Snowman. The animated film has been remade for Channel 4's Christmas schedule this year and producers are keen to get an impressive list of musicians involved.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 09 Jul 2012

  • Kings Of Leon have confirmed a run of UK arena tour dates for 2013. The band, expected to release a new album next year, will play shows in London, Manchester and Birmingham in June and July. Tickets for all dates went on sale on Friday (November 9) at 9am.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 24 Nov 2011

  • Robbie Williams is magnanimous about Radio 1's decision not to play his new single 'Candy', which reached Number One last Sunday (November 4), but he has joked he will head down to the station and "break their legs" if they play Coldplay or Madonna.

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    Added: 02 Jun 2011

  • Paramore have finished recording their fourth album. The pop punk band's frontwoman Hayley Willams let fans know the good news via Twitter. The follow-up to 2009's 'Brand New Eyes' is set for release next year.

    Photo: Ben Cannon/NME

    Added: 24 Aug 2012

  • President Barack Obama has said that he is confident he can pull of some of the dance moves as seen in the video for Psy's hit single 'Gangnam Style'. Obama made the claim during an interview with WZID-FM.

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    Added: 16 Dec 2010

  • Stars such as Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry and Diddy have congratulated Barack Obama on securing a second term as US President on Wednesday (November 7). As the President's victory over Republican candidate Mitt Romney became clear overnight in America, musicians sent celebratory tweets.

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    Added: 20 Jan 2012

  • The Who's Pete Townshend reportedly walked offstage at a gig in Florida this week. The guitarist, who has battled with hearing loss, left during an encore of 'You Better You Bet' during The Who show in Sunrise, Florida yesterday, Rolling Stone reports.

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    Added: 20 May 2011

  • Alan Moore, author of Watchmen and V For Vendetta, has released a single in support of the Occupy movement and online hactivist group Anonymous – just in time for Guy Fawkes' night. Written and sung by Moore with music by Joe Brown, 'The Decline of English Murder' takes pot-shots at bankers and the state.

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    Added: 05 Nov 2012

  • Lady Gaga hopes Pippa Middleton, the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, will give her tips on how to be a royal. The 'Born This Way' singer is reportedly "obsessed" with the royal family and hopes by reading Pippa's new book, Celebrate, she'll be able to live her life in the style of the British Monarchy.

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    Added: 13 Apr 2012

  • Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher says he's "made up" after being picked as the ultimate singer by NME.COM users. Liam was voted as the ultimate frontman in NME's poll of the greatest musicians ever, as part of the Ultimate Band issue, out now.

    Photo: Danny North

    Added: 02 Aug 2012

  • Soundgarden are streaming their long-awaited comeback album 'King Animal'. The album – the band's first in 15 years – will be officially released on November 12, but you can hear it exclusively on NME.COM now.

    Photo: Michael Lavine/Press

    Added: 05 Nov 2012

  • WWE wrestler Wade Barrett has reportedly convinced Manic Street Preachers to write and record the music he enters the ring to. Barrett is known to be a fan of the Welsh band and has a tattoo which reads, "Culture, Alienation, Boredom and Despair" – lyrics from the band's 1992 single 'Little Baby Nothing'.

    Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

    Added: 04 Oct 2011