John Squire confirms The Stone Roses have ‘A few new songs’. The guitarist revealed band planning to record again at ‘Made Of Stone’ premiere. Asked what the situation with new material is, Squire replied: “We’re working on it. It’ll be ready in about five years. We’ve got a few new songs”.
Former LCD Soundsystem man James Murphy has said he thinks the new Arcade Fire album will be “really great”. The Canadian band joined Murphy at the DFA studio earlier this year to work on new material. “There’s a lot of them, and they’re mostly self-produced – like, they don’t need a producer in a certain way. So I didn’t know how it would go,” he said.
A fan slapped Beyonce on the bum during a concert in Copenhagen. Taking the playful move in jest, Beyonce joked “I’ll have you escorted out for that.” The man is not believed to have been asked to leave the show.
Liam Gallagher doesn’t get the hype surrounding Daft Punk. The Beady Eye frontman told The Sun he thinks he could write the duo’s four-week Number One single ‘Get Lucky’ in “an hour”. Gallagher said: “I’d write that in a fucking hour. I don’t know what the fuss is about, you know what I mean?”
Daft Punk made their first public outing since the release of ‘Random Access Memories’ in support of their personalised race car, which was competing in the Monaco Grand Prix.
Kanye West ‘Yeezus’ tracklisting leaked? James Blake, Tyler The Creator, RZA and Frank Ocean listed as collaborators. However, the leaked picture doesn’t include rumoured collaborators Daft Punk and Skrillex.
The Voice hits ratings low as Jessie J is accused of fixing the results. The singer is said to have made an pre-arrangement with fellow judge Danny O’Donoghue over the results of the ‘battle round’
Queens Of The Stone Age streamed their forthcoming new album ‘…Like Clockwork’ in its entirety ahead of its official release on June 3. The also announced that they will play a tiny instore gig at London’s Rough Trade East on June 11
Unseen photos of The Rolling Stones will go on display in London. The rare 1960s pictures of the band will make up part of The Stones And Their Scene, an exhibition of photographs by the late Eric Swayne. The exhibition will open at Proud Chelsea on June 13 and run until July 28.
Psy was booed during a half-time performance of ‘Gangnam Style’ at Italian Cup Fina. The South Korean singer looked embarrassed as fans from both competing teams, fierce rivals Roma and Lazio, reacted badly to his performance. Organisers then tried in vain to drown out the deafening boos by turning the volume up.
Professor Green was in hospital after being crushed between two cars on Friday night. The ‘Read All About It’ rapper was picking up a hire car to travel to play at a student ball when he was accidentally sandwiched between a ML63 and an SLS AMG. Also this week, his new track ‘Are You Getting Enough’ featuring Miles Kane aired on Radio 1.
Prince covered Pearl Jam’s 1992 single ‘Even Flow’. Prince’s take on the song also incorporates Aretha Franklin’s ‘Rock Steady’ and sees Prince playing with his new, three-piece all female band, 3rdEyeGirl.
Iggy Pop claimed that he is not a fan of punk music. The Stooges frontman is often referred to as the godfather of punk but, in an interview with Classic Rock, he said he was not a fan of the title and found it “tedious”. “They have to have a place to put me to reference in the whole thing,” he said of industry figures who use the accolade.
Blur played its first European gig of 2013 at Primavera Sound festival. “Hola, la Luna,” announced frontman Damon Albarn, pointing towards the full moon as the band gave their introductions. “This is a moment,” he added before they launched into ‘Beetlebum’
Haim reacted to Beyonce’s bum slap. Speaking to NME Este from Haim said: “We just heard about how Beyoncé did a show and some guy slapped her ass? Who has the balls? I feel like Beyoncé has a forcefield around her. What a dick.” Her sister Alana later added: “If anyone slapped Este’s ass… dead man walking.”
Rumours abounded that The Rolling Stones will only allow first four songs of their headline set to be broadcast on the BBC. The band and the BBC are now in discussions with the band in an attempt to gain access to as much of their performance as possible.
Paul McCartney left a guitar pick on Elvis Presley’s grave. Posting on his Twitter account, the former Beatle left the plectrum on the the King of Rock n’ Roll’s grave and said it was “so Elvis can play in heaven”. He also toured Graceland, Presley’s Memphis mansion.
Miles Kane says he’s ‘sure’ The Last Shadow Puppets will release a second album. He said: “I think the plan is to release something again, for sure…Since we did that [Alex Turner] has been busy and I had to find my feet with being on my own. If it comes after the end of this cycle and the end of his next record we’ll probably be both ready and really up for it.”
Muse’s Matt Bellamy has said his dad’s bankruptcy drove him to be successful. The frontman admitted that his parent’s divorce, coupled with financial hardship, made him appreciate the importance of family rather than material wealth, saying his feet remain still firmly planted in the ground.
Arctic Monkeys played a brand new song called ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ at their first live show in almost a year. Sporting a silver tuxedo jacket, Alex Turner then led the band through a run of classic tracks from throughout their career.
The Stone Roses have announced the full list of support acts for their two London gigs this June, with Dizzee Rascal, Miles Kane and Public Image Ltd. added to the bill, according to information leaked online.