Gallows played a four-night stint at London's legendary 100 Club this week. NME was there and the gallery is up online now. Pic: Tom Oxley
Rihanna has banned fans from bringing umbrellas to her gigs in a move based on security fears. According to the Daily Star's Playlist, fans attending the starâ
Franz Ferdinand performed a new song when they appeared the Damon Albarn-organised Africa Exprez in Liverpool.
The Police will perform at an open-air gig at Stormont, Northern Ireland on June 20. The band are billing the forthcoming show as their last ever Irish gig. Around 35,000 tickets are expected to be made available. Details of how to buy tickets will be made available soon, reports BBC News. Pic: PA Photos
EXIT festival organiser Bojan Boscovic has said that Bjork has an open invitation to play at this yearâ
Alex Turner and Miles Kane played two secret shows in New York this week, at Lower East Side's Cake Shop on Wednesday and Brooklyn's Soundfix the night before. Pic: Guy Eppel
Lily Allen has pulled out of the Isle Of Wight festival. Reports of the star being treated for depression emerged this week. Pic: PA Photos
Lou Reed will perform his 1973 album â
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is the star of the new Louis Vuitton ad campaign. The 64-year-old is pictured in the ad with his guitar in a hotel room, next to a cup of tea sitting on a Louis Vuitton suitcase. Pic: PA Photos
Avril Lavigne has put her name to a new line of clothing set to go on sale in July in the US. The Canadian superstar, who shot to fame as a teenager with her hit â
The Kinks frontman Ray Davies has announced a North American tour this spring in support of his second solo album 'Working Man's CafÃ©'. Davies will play several historic theatres throughout the country backed by a full band. He'll kick off the tour in San Francisco on March 28 and play dates in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and Boston before wrapping up the tour in New York on April 8.
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Muse's 2007 gigs at Londonâ
Amy Winehouse has been added to the bill for the forthcoming Oxegen festival.
The bash is set to take place between July 11 and 13 at Punchestown Racecourse, County Kildare, Ireland. The Pogues and The Charlatans have also been announced as new additions to the bill, which will see Kings of Leon, REM and Rage Against The Machine play headline slots.
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Neil Young begun a six-night stint at London's Hammersmith Apollo this week. The first epic half-acoustic, half-electric set at Hammersmith Apollo featured the likes of the previously unreleased 'Sad Movies' and 'No One Seems To Know', which was supposed to feature on 'Homegrown', his unreleased album from the mid-70s.
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The video for the first single from Gnarls Barkley's new album has reportedly been banned from MTV. It was deemed that the video for 'Run', which features a cameo appearance from Justin Timberlake, may trigger epileptic seizures with its strobe-like effects.
U2, Eminem and Paul McCartney have reportedly been approached to play at a concert celebrating Nelson Mandelaâ
Kasabian will headline the Creamfields festival 2008, set to take place in Darensbury, Cheshire on August 23 and 24. Speaking to NME.COM, Kasabianâ
The Enemy have been working with iconic sportswear brand Fila to produce personalized limited edition pieces to be sold for upcoming seasons. This shot of the band was taken backstage at a gig.
Foals live in Hoxton, London this week, to celebrate the 100th birthday of indie-footwear stalwarts Converse. The band have recently announced a US tour; check out www.nme.com/artists/foals for full details and more on the band.
Kanye West will headline this year's Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, it was announced this week. The three-day festival is set to take place between July 4 and6. It is billed as "the nation's largest annual African-American event celebrating Black music and culture". Pic: PA Photos
The week in news starts right here. Click through this gallery to see what's been going on in the world of indie over the last seven days. Danger Mouse is producing Beck's new album. The highly sought-after producer, who is also one-half of Gnarls Barkley, is helping out on the follow-up to Beck's 2006 album 'The Information', according to HARP magazine and confirmed by Danger Mouse's publicist.
We Are Scientists played a packed instore performance at Jumbo Record Store in Leeds this week. Pic: Danny North