Music News this week 1 February 2008


Sean Combs, previously known as Puff Daddy/P Diddy, hosts ‘R&B Live’ in New York City. Artists performing included Naughty By Nature and Danity Kane.
Pic: Splash


Amy Winehouse was moved to a hospital recently for a night, after beginning a stint in drug rehab. According to her father, Mitch Winehouse, his daughter was moved to the hospital and put on a drip because she was dehydrated after vomiting. Pic: PA Photos


Sam Riley has won the Rising Star Award at this year’s Richard Attenborough Film Awards for his portrayal of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis. The former 10,000 Things singer starred in the biopic ‘Control’, directed by former NME photographer Anton Corbijn.



Neil Diamond is the first artist confirmed to perform at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. He fills the traditional Sunday afternoon ‘veteran’ slot. Pic: PA Photos


Liverpool Sound City will have the launch party for their four-day South By South West-style music conference and festival on February 14 at Liverpoolâ


The Shockwaves NME Awards Tour kicked off at Belfast’s Mandela Hall venue, with a typically incendiary headline performance from The Cribs. Pic: Andy Willsher


New Wave legends The Stranglers announced that they will perform at this year’s Isle Of Wight Music Festival, headlining the new Big Top. Pic: PA Photos



Elbow are to preview songs from their new album ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’ at London’s Porchester Hall on February 12.
Pic: PA Photos


Pete And The Pirates played at Levi’s Ones To Watch night at London’s Borderline on Tuesday January 29. Support came from the hotly-tipped Let’s Wrestle. Both bands are expected to achieve great things in 2008.

Pic: Mairead Palmer