Fryars have got Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan to sing on debut album ‘Dark Young Hearts’ after a chance studio encounter. Speaking to NME.COM Wednesday (November 5), Ben Garrett explained that the veteran has contributed vocals to a track called ‘Visitor’, after walking in while producer and ex-Clor guitarist Luke Smith was working on the song in his New York studio. Pic: Phil Wallis
Michael Jackson’s legendary video ‘Thriller’ is reportedly to be made into a musical for Broadway, according to reports this week (November 6). The 14-minute video clip for the track, taken from the album of the same name, was directed by John Landis and made waves upon its release in 1983 due its length and cost, which at the time was $500,000. Pic: PA Photos
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Rapper Mos Def is wanted by the Las Vegas police department. The force issued a warrant for his arrest on Tuesday (November 4) after an alleged incident between him and a photographer in August. It is alleged that Mos Def, real name Dante Terrell, ripped a camera from around the neck of photographer Volker Corell, resulting in a charge of robbery and destruction of property, reports BBC News. Pic: PA Photos
Yeah Yeah Yeahs have revealed they will release their third album next year, and are claiming it will sound "very different" to their previous efforts. The New York band posted a new blog on their MySpace page Friday (November 7), explaining that they’re close to finishing the new album, which will be their first since 2006’s ‘Show Your Bones’.
The Prodigy have collaborated with Dave Grohl and James Rushent from Does It Offend You Yeah? on their new album ‘Invaders Must Die’. The band’s Liam Howlett told NME.COM on Thursday (November 6) that they joined forces with Grohl after the Foo Fighters frontman emailed asking if he could contribute.
The site that generated the fake BBC News page that led to the Lil Wayne death hoax has been taken offline following the incident. Website Kineticnorth.com, which allowed users to write their own stories and publish them so they looked similar to the BBC’s news website, was suspended Thursday. Pic: Dean Chalkley
The Strokes would be up for doing the next James Bond theme, according to Fab Moretti this week. However, the drummer admitted he would be as keen to bungee jump as he would be to perform a title song for the movies. "I wouldn’t rule it out [doing the Bond theme]," Moretti told Thequietus.com, "just like I wouldn’t rule out bungee jumping, but I don’t think anyone’s going to ask me to bungee jump any time soon." Pic: Dean Chalkley
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Status Quo helped raise over Â£100,000 for the Prince’s Trust charity Wednesday (November 5) at the Bonhams auction room in London. The band asked artists and musicians, including Harry Hill, Alice Cooper, Rolf Harris and Queen’s Brian May, to create original artwork out of the band’s album and single covers, with the results auctioned off. Pic: PA Photos
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has made a new remix of his solo song ‘Harrowdown Hill’ available as a free download, in celebration of Barack Obama’s win in the US presidential election. The song, the original of which appeared on Yorke’s 2006 solo album ‘The Eraser’, is available to download now from Radiohead.com. Pic: PA Photos
The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger is set to produce a film with director Martin Scorsese, according to reports. The singer is looking into buying the rights to various biographies which the pair could turn into a film, claims The Sun, although the paper did not reveal further details about the project or the source of the information. Pic: Andy Willsher
Mark Ronson voted for the first time ever in the US on Tuesday (November 4), having obtained US citizenship specifically to do so. Ronson, who was working with The Rumble Strips as the election results started to come in, said that the band halted recording in order to watch Obama’s acceptance speech live from Grant Park in Chicago. Pic: Danny North