This week's news in pictures (5 December 2009)

  • Liam Gallagher has spoken about his love for brother and former Oasis bandmate Noel Gallagher. Talking at the launch of his Pretty Green clothing line at the Manchester branch of Selfridges today, the singer revealed his feelings towards Noel, despite previously saying that he had no interest in speaking to him again. Pic: Dean Chalkley


    Added: 13 Oct 2009

  • Coldplay have confirmed they are set to play an intimate charity show. Taking place on December 19 at Exeter Castle, the gig is in support of Mencap's Big Noise Sessions. Pic: Tom Oxley

    Photo: Tom Oxley

    Added: 09 Jul 2009

  • Kylie Minogue is set to release a live album later this month. 'Kylie: Live In New York', out on December 14 as a download, was recorded at the city's Hammerstein Ballroom on the singer's North American tour this autumn. Pic: PA Photos


    Added: 23 Jan 2009

  • Fatboy Slim is to headline the Snowbombing 2010 festival. Norman Cook will join the likes of Doves, Friendly Fires, Editors, The Enemy, De La Soul and James Zabiela at the April event.


    Added: 23 Mar 2009

  • The Rolling Stones' guitarist Ronnie Wood has been arrested on suspicion of assault. Surrey police have confirmed that the guitarist was arrested, though he has now been released on bail, reports BBC News. Pic: PA Photos


    Added: 22 Jan 2009

  • Kasabian have been announced as the first headliner for 2010's T In The Park festival. The Leicester band will be one of three headliners for the Scottish event, which takes place near Kinross on July 9-11 next summer – it has not been announced which night they will play. Pic: Andy Willsher

    Photo: Andy Willsher

    Added: 26 Nov 2009

  • Madonna is set to release 'Revolver', which features vocals from rapper Lil Wayne, on December 14. The song features on the singer's recent compilation 'Celebration', and the single will feature a remix of the song by plus an Akon remix of 'Celebration''s title track.


    Added: 03 Dec 2009

  • Following reports in the US that Arcade Fire are set to release their new album in May next year, a spokesperson for the band has told NME.COM that the record is in fact likely to be released in the second half of 2010. It was claimed that Montreal band were planning to release the first single from the album early next year followed by the full-length release in May. Pic: Dean Chalkley


    Added: 09 Mar 2009

  • Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Kings Of Leon, Taylor Swift and Black Eyed Peas are among the acts nominated for next year's Grammy Awards. The former Destiny's Child singer is up for ten awards, including the Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance gongs. Pic: PA Photos

    Photo: Pa Photos

    Added: 14 Sep 2009

  • Lily Allen has confirmed that she is set to take a break from performing and recording music for "one or two" years while she pursues other projects. She told BBC Newsbeat that instead of performing after her last scheduled gig on March 7 – with Dizzee Rascal at The O2 in London – she'll turn her attentions to launching "a record label and running a rental clothes store". Pic: PA Photos


    Added: 23 Mar 2009

  • The Flaming Lips are to perform the whole of Pink Floyd's 1973 album 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' at their New Year's Eve gig in Oklahoma City. A poster advertising the gig on Flaminglips.com states that the band will start playing the album at midnight at the Cox Center.


    Added: 07 Oct 2009

  • Babyshambles have outlined their plan to release a new album in 2010. The band, speaking in the new issue of NME out today (November 2), said they had around 18 songs in contention for their third album, although it was still in its early stages and they have yet to book studio time or recruit a producer. Pic: Tom Oxley

    Photo: Tom Oxley

    Added: 01 Dec 2009

  • The Strokes are set to headline the RockNess festival in Scotland next summer, it has been announced. Julian Casblancas and co have already announced that they will play the Isle Of Wight Festival on June 12. This means they will play on the opening night (11) of RockNess or close the event on the Sunday (13). Pic: Dean Chalkley


    Added: 12 Aug 2009

  • Dizzee Rascal, Muse, Florence And The Machine and Paul Epworth have been nominated for Music Producers Guild Awards, with the prize ceremony set to take place next February. The annual event recognises recording professionals in the UK and gives out awards to both producers and artists. Pic: Dean Chalkley


    Added: 22 Sep 2009

  • Rage Against The Machine are to make a bid to beat this year's winner of 'The X Factor' to the UK's Christmas Number One single position. A Facebook group asking people to buy the band's 'Killing In The Name' has at the time of writing attracted over 45,000 members. Pic: PA Photos


    Added: 14 Jul 2009

  • Pic: Rex Features

    Photo: Rex Features

    Added: 07 Dec 2009