Neil Young is preparing to release an album that chronicles his famous two-night stand at the Canterbury House in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1968.
‘Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House 1968’ is due out November 25 in the US and features songs including ‘Expecting To Fly’, ‘Mr Soul’ and ‘Out Of My Mind’, reports Billboard. It was recorded just a few days before Young’s 23rd birthday.
The Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr has ordered his fans to stop sending him fanmail. The drummer says he’s got "too much to do" and warns he’ll throw any fanmail in the bin after October 20 in a video posted on his website. "This is a serious message to everybody watching," Starr says in the clip.
Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl is having a street named after him, thanks to a local campaign. The former Nirvana drummer is the subject of a successful petition to get Market Alley in his hometown Warren, Ohio, changed to Dave Grohl Alley. Warren now intend to hold a dedication ceremony to mark the street name changed, which Grohl will be invited to.
Jon Bon Jovi is being sued by musician Samuel Bartley Steele for $400 billion (Â£200 billion), with Steele claiming that the singer ripped off lyrics to his song ‘(Man I Really) Love This Team’. Steele claims Bon Jovi heard his song, a tribute to the Boston Red Sox baseball team, while campaigning for past Democrat Presidential nominee John Kerry in 2004. A spokesperson for Jon Bon Jovi said they hadn’t seen the lawsuit yet.
Pete Doherty has seemingly responded to claims that he had taken drugs in a new video he posted online. The video, available to watch on the Pete Doherty YouTube channel, sees the frontman seemingly about to smoke something from a small glass container before an associate tips a bucket of water over his head.
The Bluetones are set to play their acclaimed 1996 album ‘Expecting To Fly’ in its entirety on the forthcoming UK tour. The band will perform the whole of their debut record, which spawned a Number Two hit (‘Slight Return’), at UK dates in December. To check the availability of Bluetones tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.
Green Day have posted a video online confirming that they are working in the studio on new material with former Nirvana producer Butch Vig. The video shows Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong playing guitar in the studio while Vig sits on a settee. Go to NME.COM now to view the video.
Bjork won three prizes at the UK Video Music Awards this week (October 14). The Icelandic singer’s track ‘Wanderlust’ won Video Of The Year, Best Indie Alternative Video and Best Art Direction at the awards, which honour excellence in UK music video production.
Foals enjoyed a multi-band stage invasion during their show at the Birmingham Academy this week (October 14). Frontman Yannis Philippakis joked with the crowd as he took the stage, declaring: "This is our last tour forever", before the band launched into opener ‘XXXX’.
Vampire Weekend, Elbow and Fleet Foxes are among the acts who have made the final shortlist for the first Uncut Music Award. The award will be given to the act who has made the album the panel of judges deems to be the best of the past year. The judging panel included former New Order bassist Peter Hook, EMI chief executive Tony Wadsworth and DJ Mark Radcliffe.
The Streets will play five UK gigs early next year. Mike Skinner’s men, who released new LP ‘Everything Is Borrowed’ last month, will kick off the jaunt on January 22. Tickets are now onsale, head to NME.COM/GIGS, or call 0871 230 1094.
Franz Ferdinand have revealed the tracklisting for their third album to NME.COM. Having confirmed earlier that the album, called ‘Tonight: Franz Ferdinand’, is set for release on January 26, the band have now revealed the following 12 tracks will feature on the Dan Carey-produced album – ‘Ulysses’, ‘Turn It On’, ‘Kiss Me’, ‘Twilight Omens’, ‘Send Him Away’, ‘Live Alone’, ‘Bite Hard’, ‘What She Came For’, ‘Can’t Stop Feeling’, ‘Lucid Dreams’, ‘Dream Again’ and ‘Katherine Kiss Me’.
Nickel Eye, the solo project of The Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture, played their first full gig at the London Borderline this week (October 15). Fraiture, who was backed by members of British group South, played a half-hour set of mainly acoustic songs at the show, revealing a voice pitched somewhere between bandmate Julian Casablancas and The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan.
NME Radio are set to broadcast The Raconteurs live this weekend. The station will be exclusively be broadcasting the band’s gig from London Hammersmith Apollo in May at 3pm (BST) this Sunday (October 19).
You can tune either via 87.7 FM in London or through Sky 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727 and NME.COM/radio around the country.
Eminem has personally announced that the title of his new album will be ‘Relapse’, and says it was mostly produced by longtime collaborator Dr Dre. The rapper announced the news this week (October 15) on his Sirius radio station Shade 45, during a segment which was touted as the ‘on air launch party’ for his book ‘The Way I Am’.
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip and George Pringle are set to head out on a tour of UK libraries in December. Tickets for the shows will cost Â£6, with Â£1 off for library members. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip released their debut album, ‘Angles’, earlier this year. George Pringle releases a single, ‘LCD I Love You, But Youâ
Oasis have announced details of the summer UK dates for 2009 this week (October 16) at Wembley Stadium. After a quick photocall on the pitch, the band’s leader Noel Gallagher hosted a question and answer session at the English football stadium confirming the band will play that venue twice, along with two special hometown gigs at Manchester’s Heaton Park next year. Watch the press conference at NME.COM/VIDEO.