We Are Scientists announced a new UK tour for April this week. Pic: James Quinton
Snoop Dog has had his ban from entering the UK lifted this week. Pic: PA Photos
Beatles guru and exponent of Transcendental Meditation Maharishi Mahesh Yogi died this week. Pic: PA Photos
Blur announced this week they have no plans to reform, much to their fans' dismay. Pic: Redferns
Poetic punk icon Patti Smith will be reading verse at The Laugharne Weekend â
The Breeders have announced the dates of an extensive North American tour this spring. Kim Deal's band will hit the road in support of their forthcoming album 'Mountain Battles' following their April 25 performance at California's Coachella Festival.
Beastie Boys are set to headline a special benefit concert in New York City next month. The band will play the Music Has Power benefit to raise funds for the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF), a leader in innovative music therapy treatments and research.
Alex Turner performed with his pals The Rascals at their Shockwaves NME Awards Show at London's Astoria this week. Pic: Andy Willsher
The White Stripes have announced the release of their very first Spanish-language single - a new version of their current hit 'Conquest'. The band will release 'Conquista' under the name Las Rayas Blancas (The White Stripes in Spanish) in the US on February 19.
U2's film 'U2 3D' had its London premiere on the UKâ
Beck has revealed that lyrics from some of his most famous tracks were nonsense. The star admits that many songs - including 'The New Pollution' and 'Devil's Haircut' - featured "scratch" vocals â
Girls Aloud invoked the wrath of planet indie this week with their controversial track 'Hoxton Heroes'. Pic: PA Photos
Kings of Leon shot at T In The Park last year. They'll be playing Glasto this year on the Friday (June 27), headlining the Pyramid Stage. Pic: Sonia Melot
The Verve have been announced as a Glastonbury headliner alongside Jay-Z and Kings Of Leon. The Verve will close proceedings on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday night (June 29). Pic: Dean Chalkley
A supergroup featuring Paul Weller, Beth Ditto and The Enemy had their charity track 'Consequences' premiered this week. Pic Tom Oxley
Amy Winehouse will perform by satellite at Sunday's Grammy Awards ceremony after being refused a visa to enter the USA. Pic: Tom Oxley
Missy Elliott is asking fans to name her next album. The singer is due to release her seventh record in the spring, and is asking for titles via her website [www.missy-elliott.com] until February 20. Pic: PA Photos
Hard-Fi were joined onstage at their Shockwaves NME Awards show at London's KOKO this week by The Clash's Mick Jones. Pic: Ian Dewsbury
Arcade Fire have put a interactive video version of the first track from their 2007 album 'Neon Bible' on their website. The mini black-and-white film for 'Black Mirror' gives viewers the option of toggling layers of the track, including Win Butler's vocals and the band's guitars, on and off.
The Moldy Peaches are releasing their song 'Anyone Else But You' due to popular demand after it appeared in the film 'Juno'. Pic: PA Photos