The Stone Roses made their triumphant return to Glasgow Green on June 15. The classic four-piece played their last show together before reuniting last year in the park on June 9, 1990. Frontman Ian Brown acknowledged the momentous occasion by saying, “this is a bit déjà vu”.
Arctic Monkeys debuted a new track at two Scandinavian festivals on June 14 and 16. The band premiered the song ‘Mad Sounds’, which is likely to appear on their forthcoming new album. Introducing the track, frontman Alex Turner told the audience that they were going to “break things down, just a bit,” with a few slow tracks, and joked they should “keep warm by cuddling or something like that”.
Kanye West’s new album ‘Yeezus’ leaked online. The rapper’s sixth studio album made its way onto numerous torrent sites on June 14. The tracklisting and contributors info was also revealed for the ten track LP, showing that Daft Punk produced the tracks ‘On Sight’ and ‘Black Skinhead’ as well as helping out on ‘Send It Up’.
The ongoing trial in which Michael Jackson’s family are seeking £26 billion in damages against AEG Live, accusing the promoter of negligence which contributed to Jackson’s death, took an unexpected turn on June 11 as Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live, testified about talks had with the ghost of Jackson.
Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders has said that the band plan to “have a bit of fun” with their setlist at Glastonbury. This will be the second time that the band have headlined the Pyramid Stage. Helders told BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe: “I’m prepared for what it entails in way, but I think in terms of preparation we can mould a different kind of setlist for it and have a bit more fun with it.”
Liam Gallagher has branded Kanye West a “fucking idiot” and made fun of the title of rapper’s new album ‘Yeezus’. Speaking to GQ, the Beady Eye frontman teased the hip-hop star by discussing the incident in which he attacked a photographer after he banged his head on a street sign. “I couldn’t give a fuck what that fucking clowns gets up to” said Gallagher. “Have you seen when he bumped his head?”
The Rolling Stones will play for over two hours during their Glastonbury Festival headline set. The band, who will play Glastonbury for the first time on the Saturday of the festival, will play from 9:30pm to 11:45pm – a total of two hours and 15 minutes. Fellow headliners Arctic Monkeys and Mumford and Sons will both perform for one hour and 30 minutes each on the Friday and Sunday nights.
Eminem’s new album will see the rapper going to “further territories” his DJ, Alchemist, has revealed. A long-term collaborator with the rapper, Alchemist says that is Eminem “getting back on his feet” with his last two albums and that his next release will see the rapper return to form.
Kim Kardashian gave birth to her and Kanye West’s baby daughter. The reality TV star went into labour on June 15 and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Kanye West was reportedly by his partner’s side in the delivery room the whole time, according to TMZ.
A 24-year-old woman died in hospital after falling at The Stone Roses’ Glasgow Green gig on June 15. The woman was among 50,000 fans who attended the gig this weekend. She was initially treated on-site before being transferred to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where she died, the BBC reported.
Liam Gallagher called Robbie Williams a “fat fucking idiot” on the same night both artists performed in Manchester to differently-sized audiences. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live shortly before Beady Eye played live at the 1,500-capacity Ritz venue in the city on June 19, Gallagher took aim at Williams who was performing a headline show at Manchester City’s 60,000-capacity Etihad Stadium.
Rick Rubin has opened up about his time as executive producer on Kanye West’s new album ‘Yeezus’, comparing parts of the album to Suicide and stating that the album has a “punk edge”. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Rubin revealed that he was called into the project by West with just three weeks before the finished album had to be completed.
Beady Eye performed ‘Second Bite Of The Apple’ on The Voice on June 15 in front of will.i.am, Tom Jones, Jessie J and The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue.
The Stone Roses headlined the first day of Isle of Wight festival on June 14, playing a 90-minute set at the Seaclose Park location.
Black Sabbath have made Official UK Album Chart history with their first Number One in nearly 43 years. The Birmingham metallers new album,’13’, entered the Official UK Album Chart at the top, beating close runner Beady Eye’s ‘Be’, which entered at Number Two, by just over 13,000 copies.
According to the Official Chart Company, Jay-Z’s forthcoming new album ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ will not go immediately platinum, despite the fact that one million copies of the album will be given away for free to Samsung Galaxy smartphone users 72 hours ahead of the record’s official release on July 4.
Eminem revealed new song ‘Symphony In H’ on June 19. The track is taken from Tony Touch’s upcoming mixtape, ‘The Piece Maker 3: Return of the 50 MCs’, which is due to be released on July 9. The 90-second snippet of the full track was uploaded to the Shady Records Soundcloud page and is the first new material to be heard from the 40 year-old Detroit rapper since he released ‘Recovery’ in 2010.
Despite reports that thunderstorms and showers were expected for next weekend’s Glastonbury festival, forecasters now predict that the event’s weather will be sunny and dry. The Guardian reports that most weather forecasting services have said that Somerset will be sunny, dry and warm over the weekend of June 28-30, with average day time temperatures of 19C.
Liam Gallagher recently admitted that he thinks Oasis and Beady Eye are “shit” names for bands.
The BBC are set to broadcast an hour of The Rolling Stones’ Saturday night headline set at next weekend’s Glastonbury Festival. It was previously thought that the festival’s official TV media partner would only be showing four songs from the show, but the festival’s founder Michael Eavis has now revealed that a full hour of the band’s performance will be broadcast.