Boxer Ricky Hatton is set to recruit Oasis’ Noel Gallagher to help him record a Christmas single. Hatton is set to record ‘Hi Ho Ricky Hatton’ â
The block of flats once lived in by Sex Pistols members Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious has reopened after receiving a Â£5 million makeover. Rotten and Vicious squatted in the Number 39 flat of the New Court building in Hampstead, London in the late ’70s.
New documentaries from Arctic Monkeys and Justice are set to be premiered as part of the forthcoming BBC Electric Proms. Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Live At The Apollo’ gets its Liverpool premiere on October 14 at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) as part of the BBC’s music festival.
Crystal Castles have revealed this week (October 3) how they used a getaway car to escape from Brighton police â
Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson are recording a song set to appear on a tribute album to legendary producer Quincy Jones. Usher and Mariah Carey are also set to appear on the new album. The duo last worked together when they attempted to record the theme to the new James Bond film, ‘Quantum Of Solace’, only for Ronson to end the sessions due to Winehouse’s alleged erratic behaviour.
Fall Out Boy have made a donation to the tune of $50,000 to the fight against Proposition 8, a bill that could see gay marriage banned in California. Same sex-marriage was legalised in the state this year, but a state constitutional amendment could see the decision overturned if Proposition 8 passes.
Kanye West’s TV comedy has been deemed too hardcore by TV bosses, who have shelved the project indefinitely. Larry Charles, who directed the pilot, says that "it was really good, but again I think it was too hardcore for HBO…People gave it a very good response and it seems to be on the shelf right now. The management has shifted at HBO so we’re waiting to see".
Pete Doherty posted a new song on his YouTube channel this week (October 1). The video, titled ‘Gracewasteland/s’, features audio of the Babyshambles frontman singing a previously unreleased song aided by an acoustic guitar and harmonica. He also uploaded footage of himself and former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon performing together.
Jay-Z has announced he will play two free shows in support of US Presidential candidate Barack Obama. The shows will take place at Detroit’s Cobo Arena (October 4) and Miami’s Bayfront Park Amphitheatre (October 5).
Jack White and Alicia Keys’ video for the James Bond theme has emerged online this week (October 1). The pair teamed up on the song ‘Another Way To Die’, the soundtrack to the forthcoming new Bond film ‘Quantum Of Solace’, which is released nationwide October 31.
Dirty Pretty Things announced they have split up this week (October 1). In an exclusive statement to NME.COM the four piece â
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds are to curate the first Australian incarnation of the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival, which is scheduled to take place between January 9 and 18 in Mt. Buller, Sydney and Brisbane. Artists set to appear include Spiritualized, and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds themselves.
Elbow announced this week (September 29) that they will headline an arena show for the first time by playing London’s Wembley Arena on March 14 next year. The announcement comes a month after Guy Garvey and co won the Nationwide Mercury Prize for their 2008 album ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’.
Paramore are set to return with two new tracks on the soundtrack to a forthcoming vampire movie it was revealed this week (October 2). Teen horror flick ‘Twilight’ is set to be released in December and is directed by Catherine Hardwicke, adapted from the popular series of books.
Guns N’ Roses’ long-awaited album ‘Chinese Democracy’ could be set for an exclusive release later this year. The album, the follow-up to 1993’s covers album ‘The Spaghetti Incident?’, may come out exclusively through US retailer Best Buy, according to Billboard.com this week (September 27).
Peter Hook spoke out this week (October 3) about the last days of his former band New Order, claiming that a lack of communication had left the band "an empty shell". Speaking as part of BBC Radio 2’s New Order week, the bass player spoke about how relations between himself and frontman Bernard Sumner had broken down.
Radiohead, Kylie Minogue and Coldplay were among the winners at the BT Digital Music Awards this week (October 1) held at a ceremony in the London Roundhouse. Thom Yorke’s Radiohead won Artists Of The Year award, while Coldplay won the Best Rock/Indie Artists. NME.COM won the award for Best Digital Music Magazine too.