All tickets for Glastonbury 2011 sold out just over four hours after going onsale on Sunday. The tickets were all snapped up by 1.15pm, according to the event’s official website.
Lady GaGa performed two songs with Yoko Ono live at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theater on Saturday night (October 2). BBC News reports that the singer joined Ono at the end of the three-hour show to duet, and they ended the show lying on a grand piano together.
The xx and their record label Young Turks have revealed that the Conservative Party used the group’s music without asking this week (October 6). Young Turks explained on Twitter that neither they nor the Mercury Prize-winning band gave the group permission to use their music.
Weezer have responded to the campaigner who offered them £6.3 million to split up. The group’s drummer Patrick Wilson took to Twitter this week to try and strike a deal.”If they can make it 20 million,” he said jokingly, “we’ll do the ‘deluxe break-up’.”
Courtney Love played a Paris Fashion Week gig with Babyshambles bassist Drew McConnell this week (October 6), after phoning NME earlier in the day to hook her up with the musician. Explaining that she needed a bassist at short notice, Love asked NME to recommend someone suitable for the gig.
Moe Tucker has confirmed that it is her in a news report featuring supporters of US pressure group the Tea Party. Tucker was contacted by the Huffington Post in response to the story breaking earlier this week (October 4).
Cat Power’s Chan Marshall says she intends to play every instrument on her next album. The singer told Rollingstone.com that she intends to take charge on her next record, after feeling she was “disappointed with herself” for not getting involved as musically as she’d like on her recent releases.
Lil Wayne has been put in solitary confinement in Rikers Island jail after being found with headphones and an MP3 player charger. The rapper, serving a year-long sentence for gun crime in the New York complex, will have to spend up to 23 hours a day in an isolated cell for breaching prison rules, reports TMZ.com.
Kanye West has collaborated with La Roux’s Elly Jackson, Jay-Z, MIA, Alicia Keys and Mos Def on his new album. John Legend, Kid Cudi, Bon Iver and No ID also contribute to ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ which will be released on November 22.
The cast of Glee have overtaken The Beatles as the non-solo act with the most songs appearing in the Billboard Hot 100. A total of 75 songs from the show have now entered the US chart, while The Beatles had 71 songs enter the chart.
Cee-Lo Green looks set to score his first solo UK Number One single on Sunday (October 10) with ‘Forget You’ – or ‘Fuck You’, as the explicit version is titled. The singer, who is set to record a video with 50 Cent for an alternative version of the song, is Number One in today’s official midweek chart update, and is expected to shift over 100,000 copies of the single by the end of the week.
Amy Winehouse has performed on stage in London for the second time in a week. The star made a surprise appearance alongside her father Mitch at the grand opening of City Burlesque this week (October 7).
U2 have dropped a hint that they will play Glastonbury 2011. The band, who were supposed to headline the festival this summer but pulled out after frontman Bono injured his back, have been heavily rumoured to play next year.
Sugababes singer Amelle Berrabah says she had no idea people can still be over the drink drive limit hours after they stopped drinking. Berrabah, who was caught driving while over the limit two weeks ago, has said she genuinely thought she was OK to get behind the wheel.
P. Diddy has said he feels nervous about singing with his new band Diddy–Dirty Money. The rapper admitted feeling nervous in an interview in this week’s issue of NME, which is available on UK newsstands now and digitally worldwide.
Lily Allen has accepted damages from French football magazine So Foot after the publication claimed she made remarks about David and Victoria Beckham and Ashley and Cheryl Cole. Last year the magazine claimed Allen made negative remarks about the celebrities, but the publishers have now accepted she had not given the quotes, reports BBC News.
A set of John Lennon’s fingerprints have been seized by the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI) from a New York memorabilia dealer. The rare collectable was due to be auctioned with the minimum bid set at $100,000 (£63,000).
Roger Waters has responded to accusations by the Anti-Defamation League that his stage show of ‘The Wall’ is anti-Semitic. Waters said that Abraham Foxman, the director of the ADL, should come to watch the show before “passing judgement and commenting publicly”.