This week's music news in pictures (19/07/13)

  • Alice Cooper: 'Calling Mumford And Sons a rock band is an offence to rock 'n' roll.' Speaking to Fuse, the shock-rock singer said that modern musicians were "afraid to be in a rock band" and claimed that the current generation need to "quit eating vegetarian food" and "eat a steak" instead.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 07 Jun 2012

  • Arctic Monkeys reveal artwork for new album 'AM'. The artwork was posted on Twitter by the band earlier this week along with a message which reads: "Here's the artwork for 'AM', released on 9th Sept 2013." The minimal design is in keeping with the animated video and artwork for the album's lead single 'Do I Wanna Know?'.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 24 Jun 2013

  • Manic Street Preachers take legal action against English Defence League. The band are taking legal action against the far-right group for using their song 'If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next' to promote an upcoming demonstration in Birmingham.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 08 Jul 2013

  • Lily Allen continues Twitter feud with Azealia Banks: 'Bet my album comes out first'. The singer and rapper continue to exchange insults on Twitter after Banks called Allen's kids 'ugly' on Thursday (July 11).

    Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

    Added: 13 Jan 2012

  • Jay-Z recalls 'four-day argument' with Kanye West over 'Magna Carta' tracks. The disagreement occurred while the rappers were recording their joint album 'Watch The Throne', which came out in August 2011. It concerned the tracks 'Holy Grail' and 'Oceans'.

    Photo: Pooneh Ghana/NME

    Added: 15 Jul 2013

  • Beady Eye play two Oasis songs at T In The Park. Very few Beady Eye tracks received a fevered response from the crowd. Instead, that reaction was reserved for classic Oasis anthem ' Rock 'N' Roll Star', which sent the crowd wild. Similarly, the reaction to 'Morning Glory' was incredible and prompted Liam Gallagher to say, "you can go back to sleep now, OK?" after the song was finished.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 14 Jul 2013

  • Noel Gallagher: 'I became obsessed with trainers after giving up drugs'. At one point, Gallagher owned over 100 pairs of sneakers, but he's since scaled down his collection. "I kept the best ones back, I've probably got about 20 or 30 real vintage pairs, and I put the rest back out there – I gave them to charity shops," he revealed.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 07 Sep 2012

  • Thom Yorke tells celebrity interviewer Daniel Craig about Radiohead's future. When asked what the future plan is for Radiohead in Interview magazine, Yorke replied: "God, I so wish I had a plan. [laughs] The only plan that we've had recently was to take a year off, which was something that Ed [O'Brien] wanted to do. Ed wanted to go live somewhere else and switch off."

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 20 Feb 2013

  • Jay-Z reveals why he fell out with Timbaland. Speaking to Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 earlier this week, Jay-Z said that Timbaland was unable to put his ego aside during the making of his 2009 album 'The Blueprint 3', causing friction during the recording process. However, the pair reconciled in time for 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'.

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    Added: 03 Jul 2013

  • New James Bond film to be based on 2008 novel 'Devil May Care'? The Sun claims that Faulks' novel, which is set in 1967 and serves as a sequel to the popular 007 story The Man With The Golden Gun, will provide the inspiration for the next film in the franchise. The plot sees Bond trying to foil the plans of the chemist Dr Julius Gorner, who aims to control Britain.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 19 Oct 2012

  • Beyonce tells off fan in the middle of gig. The singer recently told off a fan during one of her concerts after she spotted him filming the performance. Gawker reports that during a recent gig in Atlanta Beyonce took a break from singing her ballad 'Irreplaceable' in order to reprimand a crowd member.

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 24 May 2013

  • Michael Stipe is 'thrilled' Jay-Z used REM lyrics on 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'. The rapper took lyrics from 'Losing My Religion' on his new song 'Heaven'.

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    Added: 25 Apr 2012

  • Soul singer Lester Chambers, 76, attacked on stage after Trayvon Martin dedication. Chambers was attacked while playing a cover of Curtis Mayfield's 'People Get Ready' at California's Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival. A woman was arrested following the incident, which left Chambers with a bruised rib muscle and nerve damage.

    Photo: Fuse/Youtube

    Added: 16 Jul 2013

  • Justin Timberlake could face legal action from anti-sexual violence group over the single title 'Take Back The Night'. The executive director of the Take Back The Night group, which has been in operation as a charitable foundation since 1999, has now claimed that Timberlake failed to ask permission to use their name.


    Added: 15 Jul 2013

  • Green Day cover AC/DC, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones at Optimus Alive festival. The Californian pop-punk band performed a 28 song set and opened with '99 Revolutions'. They then rattled through their back catalogue, mainly concentrating on their newest material for the first half with 'Know Your Enemy' and 'Stay The Night'.

    Photo: Pooneh Ghana/NME

    Added: 19 Mar 2013

  • 'Dumb And Dumber 2' will start shooting in September, says Jeff Daniels. The sequel will be released in 2014 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the original.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 05 Apr 2012

  • Jay-Z says he has no intention of ending his feud with Robert De Niro. The pair are rumoured to have fallen out over an incident at Leonardo DiCaprio's 38th birthday party when De Niro approached Jay-Z and chastised him for failing to return his calls about a project he wanted the rapper to be involved with.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 12 Oct 2012

  • Hugh Jackman says he wants joint X-Men, Spiderman and The Avengers film. The Australian actor, who takes on the lead role in new X-Men spin-off The Wolverine, told Collider that he wanted Marvel to give the go-ahead to a mass superhero collaboration between some of their most popular titles.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 03 Dec 2010

  • Kings of Leon say headlining the final day of Optimus Alive is 'intimidating'. The US band brought Lisbon festival to a close along with Tame Impala and Phoenix.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 08 Jul 2013