Arctic Monkeys played one of their biggest headline indoor shows to date this week (November 17) as they played a set heavy on songs from their latest album ‘Humbug’ at London’s Wembley Arena. Kicking off with ‘Dance Little Liar’, the Sheffield four-piece went on to perform seven further tracks from their chart-topping LP. Pic: Andy Willsher
Fall Out Boy are set to take an “indefinite” break from band duties, their spokesperson has confirmed. Pete Wenz and the rest of the Chicago four-piece are set to step away their musical commitments within the band and have not set a schedule for any possible return. “It’s a break with an indefinite date when they’re coming back,” their spokesperson told NME.COM. Pic: Andy Willsher
Them Crooked Vultures have confirmed that they are to start work on their second album. Despite their self-titled debut having only been released earlier this month, the three-piece say they are already thinking about its follow-up.”I felt we’ve only just started to pick up steam. Why would we want to stop now?” singer Josh Homme told The Sun.
Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford has said he believes singer Steven Tyler is still struggling with a drug problem. The band’s singer has been estranged from the rest of the group despite a recent onstage appearance with guitarist Joe Perry since August, when he fell from a stage in South Dakota and forced the group to cancel the rest of its summer tour. Pic: PA Photos
‘It Might Get Loud’, the forthcoming documentary featuring Jack White, The Edge and Jimmy Page, has got a release date. The 97-minute film, which trails how the guitarists developed their trademark styles by using different approaches to playing the electric guitar, will get its official theatrical release on January 8. Pic: PA Photos
Morrissey told an audience member to “fuck yourself” before having him thrown out of his Hamburg CCH 1 gig on Tuesday (November 17). The singer, who walked offstage at a gig in Liverpool recently after being hit on the head with a plastic bottle, reportedly took offence to the audience member after he shouted to him while he was making a joke about “Hamburgers”. Pic: PA Photos
The Beatles’ Ringo Starr has brought in his old bandmate Paul McCartney to feature on his new solo album ‘Y Not’. Playing on the lead single ‘Walk With Me’, McCartney also features on the track ‘Peace Dream’ playing bass guitar.”I played him this track and Paul said, ‘Give me the headphones. Give me a pair of cans’,” Starr said of the collaboration. Pic: PA Photos
Babyshambles played a club gig at the Kingston McClusky’s venue this week (November 19) – playing a cover of Happy Mondays’ ‘Kinky Afro’ to open their set. As well as the cover, Pete Doherty and his band included new songs ‘Fireman’ and ‘Stranger In My Own Skin’ in the setlist, plus another untitled new number later. Pic: Andy Willsher
Interpol have revealed that their new album will be released in early 2010 – and is a bit of a retro affair. The record will be the follow-up to 2007’s ‘Our Love To Admire’ and the group’s fourth studio album, and the band’s drummer Sam Fogarino has revealed how the sound of the LP is a return to that of their 2002 debut album ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’.
Daft Punk could be playing arena gigs in London, Manchester and Dublin next year, according to what are believed to be leaked world tour dates for the dance act. According to Undercover.com.au the duo will headline Wembley Arena on September 3 next year, then will play the Manchester MEN Arena on September 6. They will reportedly headline the Dublin O2 on August 5. Pic; Tom Oxley
Lady GaGa is to appear at this year’s Royal Variety Performance, playing to an audience that will include the Queen. Taking place at Blackpool’s Opera House on December 7, the event is set to be hosted by Peter Kay. Alongside Lady GaGa, the Royal Variety Performance will also feature Mika, Alexandra Burke, Michael Buble and Bette Midler, reports the Telegraph. Pic: Danny North
Florence And The Machine are to release a deluxe, four-disc version of their debut album ‘Lungs’. The band, led by Florence Welch, release the collection on November 30. It includes the original version of ‘Lungs’ as well as live songs, demos, covers and remixes. A further disc contains DVD footage from their Rivoli Ballroom gig in London on July 7. Pic: Danny North
The Mighty Boosh cast answered questions from fans at a London launch party for their new DVD on Monday night (November 16) – revealing a bizarre hook-up they had with actor Robin Williams in Los Angeles. Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Dave Brown, Mike Fielding and Rich Fulcher fielded questions from competition winners at the venue following the screening of ‘Future Sailors’. Pic: Andy Fallon
Eminem has announced that he is to release an expanded version of his ‘Relapse’ album, featuring seven bonus tracks. Of the seven bonus tracks on ‘Relapse: Refill’ five have never been released before. ‘Taking My Ball’, which was previously released on the ‘DJ Hero’ game, and the single ‘Forever’ also feature.