A Twitter account claiming to belong to Gary Glitter is saying that he is plotting a comeback this year and hopes to undertake a world tour. The account Twitter.com/OfficialGlitter comes with the message: "The official twitter of Gary Glitter. Managed and updated by me. King of rock & roll. 2012 comeback tour details coming here soon. Watch this space!"
Juliette Lewis has criticised Lana Del Rey's performance on Saturday Night Live. Posting shortly after Del Rey's rendition of 'Video Games', Lewis wrote: "Wow watching this 'singer' on SNL is like watching a 12 year-old in their bedroom when theyre pretending to sing and perform #signofourtimes."
Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe has defended Lana Del Rey after she was criticised for her performance on 'Saturday Night Live'. Radcliffe – who was presenting the show and introduced Del Rey's performances – hit back at her critics and said: "It was unfortunate that people seemed to turn on her so quickly. I also think people are making it about things other than the performance."
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has revealed to fans that he has recorded a song with Dave Grohl. Taylor took to Twitter to say that he had just completed a song with Grohl and Nirvana producer Butch Vig. Posting at Twitter/CoreyTaylorRock, Taylor wrote: "HUGE checks off the Bucket List today- did a song with Dave Grohl and Butch Vig. Do the words 'holy shit' say enough about it?!?"
A music video for the collaboration between the remaining members of The Doors and DJ and producer Skrillex, 'Breakin' A Sweat', has been released. The track – which was created for the Re:Generation documentary, which also featured DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Pretty Lights and The Crystal Method. The surviving members of The Doors, appear on the track with the US techno and dubstep artist.
Pop albums outsold rock albums for the first time in seven years in 2011. According to official figures released by the Official Charts Company, seven of the top 10 selling albums of 2011 were classified as pop albums. With big sales from the likes of Adele and Jessie J, this gave pop albums a 33.6% share of album sales overall.
Bob Dylan paid tribute to film director Martin Scorsese at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The singer picked up the 'Music + Film' award for both his work in film and music documentaries such as The Last Waltz. Scorsese paid tribute to the singer and the other musicians who'd inspired him, stating: "Such a great honour and an amazing performance by the great one, Bob Dylan."
The organiser of the Isle Of Wight Festival has said that he has "avoided" X Factor style acts when putting the festival together this year. John Giddings said of his decision: "This year I've deliberately avoided pop acts, X Factor type people. I did a couple last year, but I felt a bit uncomfortable about that this year."
Madonna has spoken out about the similarities between her track 'Express Yourself' and Lady Gaga's single 'Born This Way' by describing the latter as "reductive". Speaking on the US television programme 20/20, when asked about the similarities between the two tracks, meanwhile, she said: "When I heard ['Born This Way'] on the radio… I said, 'That sounds very familiar'… It felt reductive. "
Noel Gallagher has admitted that he thinks that his brother Liam Gallagher had a "difficult" role in Oasis. He said: "I often thought Liam's role in Oasis must have been difficult, singing somebody else's songs. You can read the words and understand [literally] what they mean but you don't instinctively understand them."
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has threatened to take legal action against a gossip website after they posted naked photos of him online. The website, MediaTakeOut.com, published the photos on Wednesday (January 18) but Barker's lawyer Evan Spiegel has sent a cease and desist letter to MediaTakeOut.com and instructed them to take the photos down.
Biffy Clyro, Soundgarden and Chase and Status have been added to this year's Download Festival line-up. You Me At Six and Tenacious D also join the bill which will be headlined by The Prodigy, Metallica and a reunited Black Sabbath over the weekend of June 8-10 at Donington Park.
Beyonce has given her first interview since the birth of her daughter Blue Ivy Carter on January 7. In the piece with Star magazine – she said: "He would not have missed it for anything. He is a very protective and loyal guy by nature." She added: "He is a very protective husband, and since we found out I was pregnant I have seen the protective father in him."
You can hear Pulled Apart By Horses' brand new second album 'Tough Love' on NME.COM now. The album, which has been produced by Foo Fighters/Pixies man Gil Norton, is officially released on Monday (January 23). Bassist Rob Lee explained how it differs from their self-titled debut: "This album is a lot more direct, we're better musicians and songwriters now."
It was reported that Jay-Z has vowed to drop the word "bitch" from his lyrics after the birth of his daughter Blue Ivy Carter. The rapper was believed to have released a poem dedicated to his daughter in which he promised never to drop the word "bitch" again. However, Jay-Z's publicist later denied that he vowed to drop the word 'Bitch' from his lyrics.
Example has said that Noel Gallagher had all "the ideas" in Oasis. Comparing Noel to his brother, Liam Gallagher, he said: "When you hear Noel's album, and you heard the Beady Eye stuff, it's plain to see Noel was the talent, the songwriter. Liam is a star and an amazing frontman, but the ideas were all Noel's"
The Cure have announced three festival headline shows for this summer. The band, who headlined Bestival event last September, have confirmed that they will be appearing at Hultsfred festival in Sweden alongside The Stone Roses as well as German festivals Southside and Hurricane.
Blur's Alex James has found himself at the centre of a 'Twitter-storm' after singing the praises of fast food manufacturers and their products. Writing in The Sun the bassist wrote: "When it's busy in a Michelin kitchen, all the chefs are doing is putting pre-prepared parts of a meal together, which is essentially the same as McDonald's."
Coldplay, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Florence And The Machine have been revealed as the biggest selling rock acts of 2011. According to The Official Charts Company, Coldplay scored both the biggest selling rock single of 2011 with 'Paradise', which sold over 410,000 copies and the biggest selling album with their fifth effort 'Mylo Xyloto', which sold over 900,000 copies.