Jay-Z has spoken to clarify comments saying he would be interested in working with Noel Gallagher, saying he has “no problem” with a potential collaboration. However, the rapper said that nothing was on the horizon – he had just been making an “offhand comment” about the possibility of hooking up with the former Oasis man. Pic: PA Photos
Foo Fighters are set to play a gig at the Studio 606 complex in California, which will be broadcast live on Facebook. The gig will air at 2am (GMT) on Saturday (October 31) morning. See the band’s official Facebook page, Facebook.com/foofighters, for details. Pic: PA Photos
Justice have announced that they will be performing as part of the Ministry of Sound NYE LIVE event at The O2 in London on December 31.
As previously announced, the New Year’s Eve bash will also see sets from Calvin Harris, Eric Prydz and Dave Spoon. To check the availability of Justice tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094. Pic: Sonia Melot
Noisettes have announced details of a spring 2010 UK tour. Beginning in February and continuing into March, the London band will be playing in support of their album ‘Wild Young Hearts’. To check the availability of Noisettes tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094. Pic: PA Photos
Lady Gaga is set to give away locks of her hair with a new edition of her debut album ‘The Fame’ – which is also set to feature a new duet with Beyonce. Copies of ‘The Fame Monster’ will come packaged with a lock of the singer’s hair, plus eight new songs including ‘Telephone’, which features a vocal from Beyonce. Pic: Danny North
Rod Stewart has given the strongest indication yet that Faces are set to reform. The band, who played a Royal Albert Hall show in London last week, did so without their original frontman Stewart, with a number of guests taking on vocal duties. “[They had] a reunion a without me because I’m promoting this album [‘Soulbook’],” Stewart told CNN. Pic: PA Photos
Lily Allen has said that despite previously declaring she is not planning to release another album, she is not leaving music behind – but working on setting up her own record label.The singer told BBC 6music that she was “in talks” about setting up her own imprint, and suggested her work in the music industry may develop into a more behind-the-scenes role, rather than as a singer. Pic: PA Photos
The Cribs have made their cover of Kaiser Chiefs’ ‘Modern Way’ available as a download, with the proceeds set to go to charity. The song was recorded in 2005 and released as a B-side to the Wakefield band’s single ‘Mirror Kissers’ (before Johnny Marr joined the band). The song is available from iTunes now, with money raised through sales going to the Cash For Kids Action On Neglect Appeal.
Super Furry Animals are set to play songs from their Creation back catalogue live in their home town of Cardiff on November 20. The band will play the show, dubbed ‘Recreation’, at the Coal Exchange as part of the Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival, which takes place in the Welsh capital on November 18-22. Former Ride man Mark Gardner will also be on the bill.
Jack White’s The Dead Weather have released a US-only digital EP entitled ‘Live From Third Man West’. Recorded at the short-lived Third Man Records And Novelties store in Los Angeles, the EP includes five songs and four videos. Pic: Andy Willsher
Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons has set up his very own book club. The singer is set to follow the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Richard And Judy by announcing that the first book to be dissected for the club will be Cormac McCarthy’s ‘All The Pretty Horses’, though he had considered kicking off with Marcus Zusak’s ‘The Book Thief’.
Lostprophets have announced details of a forthcoming UK tour. Heading out in early February, the 19-date jaunt kicks off in Leicester on February 4. To check the availability of Lostprophets tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.
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Bernard Sumner’s Bad Lieutenant have been announced as support for the forthcoming Pet Shop Boys UK tour. Beginning in December in Glasgow, the arena tour will also visit Birmingham and Manchester before closing at the O2 Arena in London. The band released their debut album ‘Never Cry Another Tear’ earlier this month.
Jarvis Cocker has spoken out about the rumour that Pulp will be getting back together in order to play Glastonbury Festival next year. Talking to Teletext, Cocker denied the rumours. “I can categorically tell Teletext that Pulp have no plans to get back together,” he declared. Pic: Tom Oxley
Morrissey made his live return at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday (October 27) after collapsing on stage last week. The former Smiths’ frontman was rushed to hospital with breathing difficulties on Saturday (October 24) after falling to the floor during the first song of his set at Oasis Leisure Centre. Pic: Photoshot
Chris Brown played his first gig since being found guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna on Wednesday (October 28) at the East Rutherford Powerhouse in New Jersey. The singer used the gig to say thanks to his fans “despite my past”, playing songs including ‘With You’ and ‘I Can Transform You’. Pic: PA Photos