Robbie Williams will rejoin Take That the band have announced. The singer, who left the band in 1995, is set to reunite with the band for one year to record a new album set for release in November. The record has been produced by Madonna collaborator and former member Stuart Price.
Amy Winehouse has said that she will release her next studio album no later than January next year. The singer told Metro that the album would echo the sound of 2006’s huge-selling ‘Back To Black’, her last release.
The Coral showcased their new album ‘Butterfly House’ at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Wednesday (July 14) – and were watched by two leading lights of the Manchester music scene. In fact both a Noel and Liam were in the audience, but not the ones fans might have immediately thought of.
Lil Wayne is set to release a new EP in September – despite being incarcerated for gun crime. The rapper’s co-manager Cortez Bryant told Vibe magazine that the EP would be named ‘I’m Not A Human Being’ and will be out digitally on September 27 – Wayne’s birthday.
Oasis, The White Stripes, The Mighty Boosh and Arctic Monkeys are among the acts who feature in a new exhibition of NME photographers’ work set for London. The exhibition, entitled The Six Shooters, will be hosted at Camden’s Proud Galleries from July 22 to September 12.
Twilight star Robert Pattinson has called Courtney Love a “dick” for suggesting he is the wrong choice to portray her late husband, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, in a biopic she is producing. Pattinson, who plays vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight franchise, is a Nirvana fan, but said he was not interested in playing Cobain on screen, reports The Mirror.
U2 have announced rescheduled US tour dates, having been forced to postpone their tour while frontman Bono recovered from back surgery. With the singer now on the mend and scheduled to pick up the band’s European tour in August, the Irish band have now said they will tour the US from May 21 next year, with original tickets for the gigs valid for the new dates.
John Lydon has said his work on the Country Life butter advertising campaigns has made it possible for him to regroup and record new material with Public Image Ltd. The singer, who tours the UK later this month, told NME that he has ploughed some of the profits from the comedic adverts into new recording sessions for the band.
Cheryl Cole has pulled out of playing the V Festival next month (August 21-22), as she is being treated for malaria. The Girls Aloud member was diagnosed with the disease last week (July 5), and has cancelled the festival appearance due to medical advice, reports BBC News.
American Splendor writer Harvey Pekar was found dead in his Ohio home on Monday (July 12). The 70-year-old cult comic author had been suffering from prostate cancer, asthma, high blood pressure and depression, although no specific cause of death has yet been reported.
Kylie Minogue has scored her fifth UK Number One album with ‘Aphrodite’. The Australian singer went straight to the summit with the 11th studio album of her career, knocking Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ down to Number Two.
Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie has hailed US President Barack Obama for helping to restore the world’s faith in America. The singer believes Obama has helped rebuild relations with the the rest of the globe since he became President in November 2008. Watch her talking to the NME about him in a video to your right.
Police are investigating two attempted murders at this year’s T In The Park festival. The incidents were said to have happened on Sunday (July 11) as the three-day event reached its climax. Two 20 year-old men were found “serious abdominal injuries” close to a walkway between the event’s arena and campsite at roughly 11.50pm.
Arcade Fire have revealed the eight different cover designs for their forthcoming new album ‘The Suburbs’. The Canadian group were rumoured to be issuing their upcoming third album with multiple cover designs after a company who distributes albums to retailers listed the information in their sales catalogue.
Vampire Weekend are being sued for $2 million (£1.3 million) by the cover star of their album ‘Contra’. Released earlier this year, the artwork for the New York group’s second LP features a photo of Kirsten Kennis taken in 1983 by photographer Tod Brody.
Pink has been taken to hospital after injuring herself during an onstage stunt in Germany on Thursday (July 15). The singer fell out of a harness which was supposed to catapult her across the crowd at a gig in Nuremberg, but instead she crashed into a barricade. Here she is performing the stunt successfully at Isle Of Wight festival this year.
Paramore’s Hayley Williams is on course to have a Number One single this Sunday (July 18), if her collaboration with BoB – ‘Airplanes’ – manages to hold onto its midweek lead. The song was beating Eminem’s ‘Love The Way You Lie’ into second place in the official midweek update (July 14). However, new entry ‘Bang Bang Bang’ by Mark Ronson & The Business Intl is also vying for the top spot.
The 2010 Latitude Festival got off to a chaotic start on Thursday (July 15) as Tom Jones’ intimate gig in the woods drew a crowd of thousands, causing the area to be closed and large numbers of fans to be turned away. Jones was showcasing his new album of blues and gospel songs, ‘Praise And Blame’.