Thom Yorke has announced he will play a Green Party benefit gig later this month. Taking place at Cambridge’s Corn Exchange on February 25, the Radiohead frontman is performing in support of Tony Juniper, who as well as campaigning to become a member of parliament, also accompanied Yorke as he crashed the UN Climate Change Conference in December. Pic: Richard Johnson
White Lies have announced a second ‘fan exclusive’ show at Manchester’s FAC251 The Factory. Already set to play at the former Factory Records office on February 13, the London trio then revealed they would play a second show on February 14, with tickets exclusively available to fans via their website. Pic: Andy Fallon
Iggy And The Stooges have announced details of a reissue of their 1973 album ‘Raw Power’. Featuring three CDs, the box-set will include a number of previously unreleased tracks including songs from their heavily bootlegged live Atlanta show from 1973.
Kate Nash has announced the release date and tracklisting of her second album, plus details of a free download. The as-yet-untitled album will be released on April 19. It will feature 12 songs, including opener ‘You’ll Never Listen’, ‘Kiss That Girl’, ‘Later On’ and ‘Pickpocket’. Pic: James Quinton
Rage Against The Machine have announced details of the “victory” gig the band promised they play in the UK after beating X Factor to the Christmas Number One spot last year. The band will play London’s Finsbury Park on June 6, with tickets for the show set to be allocated by ballot. Pic: PA Photos
Glastonbury festival organisers Michael and Emily Eavis have been granted a licence by their local council to run the event until at least 2016.
The application was passed by Mendip District Council without any objections or the need for a hearing to take place reports eFestivals. Pic: Danny North
The View have announced details of four UK live dates in March to road-test their new album. The Dundee four-piece play shows in Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh during which they will be giving material from the follow-up to last year’s ‘Which Bitch?’ an airing. Pic: Ed Miles
The Killers have been forced to cancel several dates on their Australian tour. The band were due to play a show in Sydney (February 12) and make an appearance at the touring Good Vibrations festival (February 13, 14), however the group are pulling the dates due to illness. Pic: Andy Willsher
Courtney Love’s London Hole gig was cancelled last night due to the singer/guitarist being blocked into the street she was staying on while a riot occurred nearby. Love had been due to play at the Proud Galleries in Camden, last night (February 11) but due to police being called to a party that got out of hand on Park Lane she was blocked in the premises. Pic: Guy Eppel
The White Stripes are to take “strong action” against the US Air Force after a re-recorded version of their 2002 hit ‘Fell In Love With A Girl’ was used on a promotional advert aired during Sunday’s (February 7) Super Bowl. Via a message on Whitestripes.com, Jack and Meg White lambasted the US Air Force for using their song to support the war in Afghanistan. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Kaiser Chiefs’ frontman Ricky Wilson has revealed the band “needed to get bored” in order to rediscover their hunger for writing new music. The Leeds band, who decided to take a break following their homecoming appearance at last August’s Leeds Festival, are now working on a follow-up to 2008’s ‘Off With Their Heads’.
The Hives, The Gaslight Anthem, Ben Harper and Relentless7 have been added to the bill of the Hard Rock Calling festival on June 25. The acts will play at London’s Hyde Park, with Pearl Jam, who will headline, and Wolfmother already confirmed to play. Pic: Guy Eppel
The Drums’ guitarist Jacob Graham has said that his band have been hanging out with The Maccabees on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2010, and revealed he has bonded with frontman Orlando Weeks over their mutual love of graphic design. The tour, which tonight (February 10) calls at the Norwich UEA, sees the two bands joined by The Big Pink and Bombay Bicycle Club. Pic: Tom Martin
Guns N’ Roses performed a surprise acoustic show last night (February 11) at the John Varvatos shop on The Bowery in New York. The shop occupies the former location of legendary New York club CBGB. Pic: Getty