Coldplay have topped the US single charts, the first British group to do so in 11 years. The band’s ‘Viva La Vida’ is Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Pic: Tom Oxley
Amy Winehouse is still intending to perform at Glastonbury Festival on June 28, despite having been in hospital since Monday (June 16). The singer is also confident she will perform at the Nelson Mandela concert in London’s Hyde Park on June 27.
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Oasis appear to have started moving towards a new record release by signing a three-album deal in partnership with Sony BMG this week.
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A host of acts have been announced to join CSS at this year’s Iceland Airwaves Festival. Last Shadow Puppets’ collaborator Final Fantasy, These New Puritans and Florence And The Machine will play the Reyjavik event, which takes place between October 15 and 19.
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Santogold has been announced as the opening act on several dates of the forthcoming Coldplay US tour. The jaunt will support the release of her self-titled debut album which was release in April via Downtown/Lizard King.
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The Long Blondes’ guitarist Dorian Cox has been rushed to the hospital and is still in critical condition, the band announced this week.
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Foals and Black Kids will play a free gig at the London KOKO venue as part of the iTunes Festival on July 7. The band join the likes of Glasvegas, Paul Weller, The Ting Tings, Does It Offend You, Yeah? and Hadouken! on the festival bill.
Dirty Pretty Things frontman Carl Barat was rushed to hospital yesterday morning (June 17) with stomach pains, and has now been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis.
Barat’s spokesperson explained that the singer and guitarist is being kept under observation until the weekend (June 21).
Kid Rock is refusing to allow his songs to be sold through the Apple iTunes download service because he doesn’t believe that Apple pay artists enough for their downloads.
The rapper claimed that the download service was based on an "old system" whereby musicians were cut out of pay deals.
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The schedule for Lollapalooza, which runs August 1-3 at Chicago’s Grant Park, has been revealed. Radiohead, The Raconteurs, Bloc Party, CSS, The Kills, Cat Power, The Go! Team and Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks will kick things off on Friday.
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Is Duffy set to record the theme tune to the forthcoming James Bond film, ‘Quantum Of Solace? When asked by BBC 6Music if she had submitted a song to be considered as the theme, the Welsh singer replied cryptically: "A lady never exposes her secrets."
Nine tracks from Guns N’ Roses’ long-awaited ‘Chinese Democracy’ album have been leaked on the internet. The record is due to come out later this year.
The songs, reportedly "mastered [and] finished", were leaked on a site this week, but have since been taken down.
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David Holmes has announced his return with fourth solo album ‘The Holy Pictures’. The DJ/producer has revealed that although releasing his other albums in between, he actually started work on this record over ten years ago.
Rihanna performed at the 2008 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto, Ontario this week (Sunday June 15). The singer walked away with two awards, one for Best International Video for her single ‘Please Donâ
Albert Hammond Jr has announced a one-off show in Los Angeles to support his forthcoming album. The Strokes guitarist will perform at Spaceland on July 11, debuting tracks from his second solo album ‘CÃ³mo Te Llama’, which is due out in the US July 8.
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Electro-funk duo Chromeo have teamed up with Hall And Oates’ Daryl Hall for a one-off recording. The trio’s performance will be made available on Hall’s website, www.livefromdarylshouse.com, on July 15.
The Chavs, the supergroup compromising The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess, Klaxons’ Jamie Reynolds and Dirty Pretty Things’ Carl Barat, will hit the recording studio in August. The group are planning to record their debut album providing Barat has recovered from acute pancreatitus, which is currently keeping him in hospital.
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The View’s Kyle Falconer played a surprise acoustic show in support of Babyshambles at the Brixton Mass in south London this week (June 18). Check out our news story to see footage.
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Panic At The Disco have announced a handful of UK dates. The band, who released their second album ‘Pretty. Odd.’ in March, will play in Southampton and London following their Other Stage headline show at Glastonbury (June 27).
Liverpool, home of The Beatles, has been hailed as England’s most musical city, beating Sheffield in an Arts Council poll. The current European Capital Of Culture took 49 per cent of the vote, with Sheffield second and Manchester in third.
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