Ed Sheeran, Adele and Jessie J dominate the nominations for this year's Brit Awards. Sheeran is up for a total of four Brits awards, scoring nods in the Best British Male Solo Artist, where he is up against James Blake, James Morrison, Noel Gallagher and Professor Green. He is nominated for Best British Album Of The Year and he is also up for Best British Breakthrough Act.
At The Drive-In have confirmed that they have reunited. The group initially posted a cryptic tweet earlier in the week (January 9) appearing to all but say that they have reformed. A message on their official Twitter page Twitter.com/atthedrivein stated: "Attention! To whom it may concern: At The Drive-In will be breaking their 11 year silence. THIS STATION IS …NOW…OPERATIONAL."
Pulp, Radiohead and the newly reunited At The Drive-In have all been confirmed to play this spring's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. Other bands confirmed for the festival, which will take place over two weekends this April, are: The Black Keys and The Shins. Tickets go on sale January 13.
Adele wants to "sex up her image", according to reports. A source close to the singer told 'Star': "She's finally caved to weight pressure. Adele swore up and down that she was comfortable in her own skin, but she's only human. She wanted to sex up her image a bit. And she thinks she'll get even more fashion and acting offers if she shaves off a few pounds. "
50 Cent has courted controversy by posting some bizarre joke pictures of Beyonce and Jay-Z's new baby daughter Blue Ivy Carter. The rapper tweeted from his account: "Y'all play too much congratulations to Jay-Z and Beyonce baby. Blue Ivy Carter is gorgeous." He then tweeted a series of photoshopped pictures of Jay-Z's face superimposed onto a newborn baby.
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has issued a statement after he revealed earlier this week that he has been diagnosed with cancer. The reunited metal legends stated on Monday (January 9) that Iommi had been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma and that they would now be moving the recording process for their new studio album over to the UK so the guitarist can undergo treatment.
Paul McCartney has explained why he has called his forthcoming new album 'Kisses On The Bottom'. Set for release on February 6, McCartney's new solo album has taken its name from the lyrics in jazz man Fats Waller's 1935 hit 'I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter’, which McCartney covers on the album.
Noel Gallagher has claimed that Oasis and Blur were the last great alternative bands to mount an "assault" on the charts. The High Flying Birds man told the Daily Mirror: "The days of Oasis and Blur were the last great assault on the charts by alternative music. Christmas Top Of The Pops was dreadful."
Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters has said that he and his band think they "suck". Speaking to Billboard, Grohl said: "You have to understand, we're a really simple band. We think we suck and we try really hard to make good records and we practice. We don't feel like the biggest, best band in the world. We just feel like the same five dorks that were touring in a van 17 years ago, that hasn't changed."
Michael Eavis has said that the headliners for Glastonbury 2013 are "already sorted". Speaking to BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, Eavis responded to a question about what stage he was at in booking his headliners for 2013 by saying that they were "already sorted", but gave no clues about who they might be.
Pulp have taken to Twitter to post a teaser message simply stating: "You think this is over?" The band were thought to have played their final reunion show at Ireland's Electric Picnic festival in September of last year, Cocker declared: "This may be the last time we're ever all on stage together again."
Radiohead have announced another summer festival headline appearance, this time at Japan's Fuji Rock festival. The band will headline the event, which takes place in Niigata from July 27–29, along with The Stone Roses.
Metallica have said that they believe their next studio album will be a "heavier version" of their classic 1991 self-titled album, which is widely known as 'The Black Album'. Speaking to Rolling Stone, guitarist Kirk Hammett said that the band were looking to reign in their songwriting and write tracks that were "more groove-oriented''. He said: "The next album will be a heavier 'Black Album'. "
Primal Scream's frontman Bobby Gillespie has revealed that he asked Happy Mondays' dancer Bez to replace their bass player Mani. Gillespie said: "I asked Bez last month. I was at an awards ceremony and Bez said to me, 'What are you gonna do now that Mani's gone?' and I said, 'Can you play the bass, Bez?' How cool would that be? He was like, 'I'd love to do it Bob, but I can't fucking play!'"
Blue Ivy Carter – the newborn child of Beyonce and Jay-Z – has found herself the subject of Satanist and Illuminati conspiracy theory rumours. Blue Ivy Carter's name has been picked apart on Twitter, with some users of the social networking site suggesting that the name Blue stands for for 'Born Living Under Evil'.
Elton John has announced that he is to write a book, which will be a collection of memories and meditations on the fight against AIDS. The book, which is set to be titled Love Is the Cure: Ending the Global AIDS Epidemic, will be published in July and will include John's memories of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991 from an AIDS related illness.
David Cameron has revealed that he is a big fan of Lana Del Rey and Band Of Horses. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the Prime Minister said the US country rock band and 'Video Games' singer were his favourite new artists. Cameron, who became Prime Minister in 2010, also revealed his dislike for Bruno Mars and Katy Perry, who he described as "appalling".
An American woman has claimed that the music of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails inspired her to burn down her parents' house. Christina Paz, 29, was arrested after starting a fire that seriously damaged her father's home in Cileo Vista in Texas last week and is now facing a felony charge of arson.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has claimed that if all albums were as good as Adele's '21' then the music industry "would be on fire". The singer said: "Someone asked me recently, 'What do you think the problem with the music industry is?' I said, take the Adele record. It's an amazing record and everybody's so shocked that it's such a phenomenon. I'm not. It's fucking good and it's real."
Madonna has revealed that the name of her forthcoming new album will be 'MDNA'. 'MDNA' is Madonna's 12th studio album and her first effort since 2008's 'Hard Candy'. Madonna broke the news of the title during a pre-recorded interview with Graham Norton for his BBC1 show.