Stone Temple Pilots have confirmed they will reunite this summer to play a massive 65 dates around North America.
The news comes in the wake of Scott Weiland’s acrimonious split with Velvet Revolver, involving mud-slinging between Weiland and the other members of the band via official statements. Pic: PA Photos
The Kooks have revealed they considered splitting up when bassist Max Rafferty quit this January.
Rafferty departed the Brighton rockers a few months after returning to the band following a bout of illness. Pic: Tom Oxley
50 Cent is being sued by his former girlfriend over claims he is trying to evict her and their son.
Shaniqua Tompkins claims that the rapper is attempting to force her and the pair’s 10 year-old son Marquise out of a Â£1.2million property she has a lawful right to live in. Pic: PA Photos
Mariah Carey has just topped Elvis Presley’s record for the most Number One singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, with her 18th Number One, ‘Touch My Body’.
The songstress is now second only to The Beatles, who have 20 US chart-toppers under their belts.
Fatboy Slim and Iggy Pop have recorded a collaboration which is set to be included on the forthcoming new album from the DJ.
The new album from Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook, will be released next month following a visit from Pop, who stayed at the DJ’s house recently to record the collaboration.
Pic: Danny North
Patrick Wolf has teamed up with New York punk poet Patti Smith at a secret gig.
The two singer-songwriters are also planning to work on music for Wolf and Smith’s next albums. Pic Andrew Kendall
Calvin Harris has lost an entire album’s worth of new music after his laptop went missing at Heathrow Terminal Five.
Harris’ laptop went missing at the airport after the solo artist was returning from the US.
Beyonce and Jay-Z are reportedly to marry this weekend, five days after applying for a marriage licence in New York state. The couple, who have been together for five years, filed for the licence on Tuesday (April 1) at Scarsdale Village Hall in New York, according to People.com. Pic: PA Photos
Lily Allen’s chat show will return to BBC3 for a second series, according to BBC News.
The ‘Smile’ singer will film a further eight episodes of ‘Lily Allen And Friends’, after helping to increase the channel’s audience share by 44 per cent. Pic: PA Photos
The Teenagers played an under-18s-only concert at Islington Central Library, North London. Check Tuesday’s NME magazine for the full review. Pic: PA Photos
Neil Young and his long-time band, Crazy Horse, are set to release an album entitled ‘Toast’, the latest in the singer-songwriter’s extensive Archives series.
The album will be comprised of tracks recorded in 2000 in a San Fransisco studio that shares the album’s name, with producer John Hanlon. Pic: PA Photos
Primal Scream have been added to the bill at the Hop Farm Festival.
Set for July 6, the one-day event takes place at Hop Farm in Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, and claims to be a unique festival â
Radiohead performed at the BBC Radio Theatre in Portland Place, central London, this week. Pic: PA Photos
The Rolling Stones were in central London this week for the UK premiere of the Martin Scorsese concert film, ‘Shine A Light’. Pic: PA Photos
Slash has announced he is to release a series of special personalised guitars.
Three limited and unique models of Gibson and Epiphone Les Paul Standard, designed and produced with the ex-Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist’s help, were simultaneously released at select music outlets around the world.
Johnny Borrell will play an Irish murder victim in the forthcoming Irvine Welsh film ‘The Meat Trade’. Borrell will act in the British film alongside Colin Farrell and Robert Carlyle.
Pic: Andy Willsher
Glastonbury tickets went on sale last Sunday (April 6), and 100,000 were sold immediately. However, the festival has sold out within hours in previous years.
Rapper Mos Def is to play the role of Chuck Berry in ‘Cadillac Records’, a film chronicling the rise of legendary ’50s and ’60s blues label Chess Records.
The film, which also stars Beyonce as R’n’B legend Etta James, will see Adrien Brody take the lead role of Chess co-founder Leonard Chess. Pic: PA Photos
The Enemy, Lethal Bizzle and Drew McConnell helped celebrate the re-opening of London’s Proud Gallery in Camden this week, with proceeds from the gig going towards victims of February’s fire in the town. Pic: Sonia Melot
Not content with releasing the Stones film ‘Shine A Light’ this month, Martin Scorsese has announced details of his next rockumentary project, a biopic on reggae legend Bob Marley. Pic: PA Photos