Jay-Z has revealed the simple artwork to his new album ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’. The album is due for release this week (July 4) and the rapper has revealed a tracklist for the record and black and white artwork including the initials of each of the four words in the title. The tracklist confirms guest appearances from Rick Ross, Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake.
Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner has reacted to the comments made about his accent during their Glastonbury headline set on Friday night (June 28). Turner was on the end of criticism for having lost his natural Sheffield burr for a more Stateside twang.
Alex Turner has said that Arctic Monkeys’ headline set at Glastonbury 2013 was “one of the best gigs we’ve ever done”. The frontman headlined the Worthy Farm festival on Friday night (June 27), marking the band’s return to the event they first headlined in 2007.
The Rolling Stones tonight (June 29) turned in their long-awaited headline performance on the Pyramid Stage on the second day of Glastonbury 2013. Arriving to a soundtrack of tribal drumming and jungle noises, the band took to the Pyramid Stage at 9.40pm (BST) and launched into their first song, ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’.
A woman gave birth at this year’s Glastonbury festival after going into labour during The Rolling Stones’ headline set on Saturday night (June 29). Heidi Wessen from Leicester went into labour two weeks early and her baby daughter was born at 3am on Sunday morning (June 30) in Glastonbury’s medical centre.
Kasabian and Foo Fighters are early favourites to headline Glastonbury 2014, with Oasis an outside bet according to bookmakers. A spokesperson for bookmakers William Hill announced that both Kasabian, who last played the festival in 2009, and Foo Fighters, last seen at Glastonbury in 1998, have odds of 6/1 to top the bill in 2014.
Eminem has openly discussed his drug addiction and the time he overdosed in a new documentary. The ‘Recovery’ rapper speaks about his addiction to prescription medicine in a clip from the documentary How To Make Money Selling Drugs, which was released in selected US cinemas last week and is available via iTunes.
Arctic Monkeys have told NME they “couldn’t have given it any more” during their Glastonbury headline set on the Pyramid Stage (June 28). The Sheffield group played a greatest hits set to an estimated 90,000 fans at Worthy Farm. During the show they were joined on stage by a six-piece string section for early classic ‘Mardy Bum’, as well as long-time band cohort Miles Kane for final track ‘505’.
The Rolling Stones have taken to the stage for their long-awaited headline performance on the second day of Glastonbury 2013. Having arrived to a soundtrack of tribal drumming and jungle noises, the band took to the Pyramid Stage at 9.40pm (BST) and launched into their first song ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’.
Two Door Cinema Club: ‘The Stones are just past it’. But Mumford and Sons might do a good job, says singer Alex Trimble.
Kasabian played a hit-packed set as they headlined the first day of Hard Rock Calling at London’s Olympic Park last night (June 29). Striding onstage to the theme from BBC sports programme Grandstand, they began with ‘Days Are Forgotten’ from their fourth album ‘Velociraptor!’ as around 45,000 people looked on.
Mumford and Sons tonight (June 30) brought Glastonbury 2013 to a close with their debut headline set on the Pyramid Stage. The band took to the stage at 9.45pm to a crowd that was dense, but notably smaller than that for The Rolling Stones last night. Beginning with ‘Lovers Eyes’, Marcus Mumford then told the crowd, “We came for a party,” before playing ‘I Will Wait’.
A peak audience of 2.5 million people tuned in to BBC Two to watch The Rolling Stones’ historic Glastonbury set on Saturday (June 29). Official figures from the BBC said that 1.4 million people watched Arctic Monkeys’ set at its height on Friday night (June 28).
Liam Gallagher has declared that Glastonbury is “back in the good books” following Beady Eye’s secret set at this year’s festival (June 28). Earlier this year the frontman vowed to never play the festival again, having performed at Worthy Farm three times with his old band Oasis and headlining twice in 1995 and 2004, after describing it as a “nightmare”.
Aaron Paul has predicted that the conclusion of Breaking Bad will provoke a strong reaction in fans of the show. The acclaimed US TV series began in 2008 and follows the fortunes of Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher played by Bryan Cranston who begins producing and selling crystal meth after being diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.
Alex Turner has said that there is no reason Arctic Monkeys could not headline Glastonbury for a third time. The band, who closed the Friday night of Glastonbury 2013 with a career-spanning set which included two new songs from their fourthcoming fifth album ‘AM, first headlined the event in 2007.
Pixies have announced four UK and Ireland dates this November (2013) as part of the first leg of a “massive world tour”. They’ll be joined on the tour by new bassist Kim Shattuck, who’s previously played with The Muffs and The Pandoras. Original bass player Kim Deal confirmed she was leaving the band earlier this month (June).
Beady Eye have announced details of a UK tour this November. The band, who released second album ‘BE’ last month (June), will play eight dates across the UK, kicking off in Glasgow on November 10 and ending on November 21 with a show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.
Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell will feature on Jay-Z’s new track ‘BBC’, it has been confirmed. Nas, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz will also feature on the ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ track. The collaboration was confirmed via the release of song lyrics through Jay-Z’s Samsung app on Friday (June 28).
Pharrell Williams has filed a lawsuit against The Voice coach will.i.am after he was accused of violating trademarks owned by the Black Eyed Peas member. According to BBC Newsbeat, the lawsuit reveals that will.i.am has demanded that Pharrell stop using the phrase “I AM”, a reference to his I Am Other company, on his websites.