Blur have announced the title for the brand new song they have recorded for Record Store Day on Saturday (April 17). The band have named the song as ‘Fool’s Day’, the first track all four members have recorded together since ‘Think Tank’ album track ‘Battery In Your Leg’, released in 2003.
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The Cribs have been forced to pull out of their appearance at this weekend’s Coachella festival because they can’t get a flight out of the UK in time for the California event. The band were due to play the festival on Friday (April 16), but have been caught up in the nationwide flight delays due to volcanic ash drifting over Europe from Iceland.
Peter Hook has revealed details of his forthcoming tribute night for his late Joy Division bandmate Ian Curtis. The bass player will perform Joy Division’s classic 1979 album ‘Unknown Pleasures’ in full at the show, which will take place at Manchester’s FAC251 club. The club is on the site of the former offices of Factory Records – Joy Division’s label.
The Drums said they have decided to include their single ‘Let’s Go Surfing’ on their forthcoming debut album – after initially planning to leave it off the tracklisting. The fast-rising band originally wanted to omit the fan favourite from the record, which will be self-titled and is released on June 7.
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Rock Legends – Jim Morrison
A drama inspired by the last days of The Doors frontman Jim Morrison is set to be made. The Last Beat – written and set to be directed by indie director Robert Saitzyk – is to follow the path of Gus Van Sant’s Kurt Cobain-inspired Last Days in circumventing legal issues by only basing the lead character on The Doors frontman.
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MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden has said that he’s not interested in indulging in the soon-to-be-banned drug mephedrone. Although the band are open about past drug experiences including playing gigs under the influence, the musician told Shortlist that he feared the drug may have negative physical effects yet to be understood.
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Courtney Love has said Twilight star Robert Pattinson would be a “stupid” choice to play Kurt Cobain in a possible biopic. It was claimed last week that the Twilight actor was the leading candidate to play the Nirvana frontman, and had the blessing of Love. Scarlett Johansson was also said to be lined up to play her.