Radiohead’s Thom Yorke is set to release a solo single – a cover of ‘All For The Best’ by Mark Mulcahy – on September 7. The single is listed for sale at Recordstore.co.uk, with the store claiming that 2,000 copies of the seven-inch vinyl release are to be released. Pic: PA Photos
Pete Doherty has confirmed his plan to reform The Libertines to play UK festivals in 2010. The Babyshambles frontman told NME.COM that he had already convinced former bandmates John Hassall [bass] and Gary Powell [drums] to reunite for gigs, and that as soon as Carl Barat agreed, dates would be finalised. Pic: David Ellis
Noel Gallagher is set to join a supergroup for a one-off gig. The Oasis guitarist will play live with Amorphous Androgynous in London on September 17 at the matter venue, which is part of the O2 Arena complex. As well the supergroup, the likes of Hawkwind will also be playing live on the night. Pic: Dean Chalkley
The Rakes have announced a tour of the US, which will coincide with the release of their third album, due out on October 20. The record, entitled ‘Klang’, was recorded at a former DDR radio station in East Berlin and is the follow-up to 2007’s ‘Ten New Messages’.
The Rolling Stones’ banned documentary ‘Cocksucker Blues’ has appeared online. The film, commissioned by the band for their 1972 US tour to be covered by photographer Robert Frank, was banned by the band due to its content, which included drug taking and various other rock ‘n’ roll antics.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O is to release the soundtrack album to forthcoming film ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ next month. The singer, billed as Karen O And The Kids, has composed the music for the Spike Jonze-directed film, and has enlisted her bandmates plus members of Queens Of The Stone Age, The Raconteurs and Deerhunter. Pic: PA Photos
U2 have said they want to release a number of previously unreleased tracks recorded during the band’s sessions for their 1984 album ‘The Unforgettable Fire’. Bono and The Edge said that a number of tracks have been rediscovered by the band recently, when they were revisiting the LP to remaster it for a 25th anniversary reissue later this year. Pic: Ed Miles
Tito Jackson has announce he will stage a live “tribute” to his late brother Michael on tour later this year. The singer will support Gladys Knight on her forthcoming UK arena dates, and will play songs by The Jackson 5 on his support slots. Pic: PA Photos
Black Eyed Peas have set the record for maintaining the Number One position on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, hitting 20 weeks at the top this week. The band scored their first ever Number One with ‘Boom Boom Pow’, which held the top spot for 12 weeks. Pic: PA Photos
Bob Dylan was escorted by police in New Jersey last month after officers failed to recognise him, it has emerged. Dylan was walking in the pouring rain in Long Branch when locals became suspicious of his behaviour and called the police. 24-year-old police officer Kristie Buble answered the call, and was told that an “eccentric-looking old man” was standing in a residents’ yard. Pic: PA Photos
Kiss have announced that they will release their first new studio album in 11 years via Wal-Mart in the US this autumn. The veteran rockers are gearing up to release ‘Sonic Boom’ on October 6, which will feature a CD of new material, as well as re-recorded versions of their classic tracks and a live DVD, reports the Associated Press. Pic: PA Photos
Arctic Monkeys are set to play a gig at the O2 Academy Brixton in London next Wednesday (August 26). The show will be the first the Sheffield four-piece have played in the UK since December 2007, and will be the first since the release of third album ‘Humbug’ – out next Monday (August 24). Pic: Tom Oxley
Biffy Clyro, Mystery Jets, Athlete, The Saturdays and VV Brown are among the acts who have confirmed themselves to appear at the NME Signing Tent at this weekend’s V Festival (August 22-23). NME.COM will be coming live from both the V Festival sites this weekend. Stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals/v-festival for news reports, blogs, video interviews and photos from the event. Pic Tom Oxley