The week’s most viewed news stories (30 July)


Facebook has denied that it has banned Nirvana’s classic album cover for ‘Nevermind’ from being posted from the site. Despite it being widely reported yesterday (July 27) that the social networking giant had demanded the cover be taken down due to its graphic content, representatives for the website have told NME this is not the case.


This week (July 26) Liam sent a cryptic tweet, “One Word. Dido”, which many people have taken as a three-word review of his brother’s debut solo single, ‘The Death Of You And Me’. Earlier this month the Beady Eye frontman posted the word “SHITBAG” on the day Noel announced his plans to release a solo album.


A host of musicians and celebrities including Hayley Williams and Lily Allenhave taken to Twitter to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse, who died today (July 23) after suffering a suspected drugs overdose at her London flat. Allen said that the singer’s death was “beyond sad”, adding: “She was such a lost soul, may she rest in peace.



Morrissey has branded the actions of Anders Breivik, the man responsible for last week’s twin attacks in Norway as “nothing” when compared to McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken. The singer allegedly made the comments during a gig in Warsaw on Sunday (July 24), before playing The Smiths song ‘Meat Is Murder’.


Fans have reacted in an enormously positive manner to Noel Gallagher’s debut single ‘The Death Of You And Me’. The track, which is the first to be revealed from the former Oasis guitarist’s debut solo album ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’, was debuted this morning and has had fans heaping praise on it ever since.


A spokesperson close to Amy Winehouse’s record label has said that the late singer had recorded around 12 new songs which may now see the light of day. The anonymous source is said to be linked to Universal, which owns Winehouse’s label Island, and revealed that though the songs are unfinished, their “framework” was in place.


Full details of the 20th anniversary version of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ album have been announced. The Super Deluxe Edition, which is due to be released on September 19, will come with a raft of rarities and remixes across its four CDs and one DVD.



Portishead’s Geoff Barrow has hit out at Coldplay and the “fucking fireworks” they let off during their live appearances. Asked by Pitchfork what his least favourite thing about playing a European festival was, Barrow replied: “Playing next to Coldplay, with their water cannons or fucking fireworks or whatever the fuck it is. Come on.”


Amy Winehouse’s goddaughter Dionne Bromfield performed live just two hours after the ‘Back To Black singer’s death was announced yesterday. The 15-year-old, who had been mentored by Winehouse, played at Pontypridd event Ponty’s Big Weekend as support to boyband The Wanted.


Amy Winehouse has been cremated after a private funeral this afternoon. The singer, who was found dead on Saturday (July 23) in her house in Camden, London at the age of 27, was mourned at a 45-minute memorial service at Edgwarebury Cemetery in Edgware.


Mark Ronson was joined by ‘Valerie’ writer Dave McCabe onstage in London where the pair dedicated the song to Amy Winehouse. Ronson invited McCabe to the stage sing the song that Winehouse covered for the producer’s ‘Version’ album, making it an international hit.



Chad Channing has said he would consider working with his former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic again. The Before Cars frontman was the drummer in Kurt Cobain’s band between 1988 and 1990. However Channing said he’d be keen to hook up with Novoselic again as he prepares to record a new album.


Noel Gallagher’s daughter Anais has been snapped up by Select Model Management. The 11-year-old, who Noel fathered with ex-wife Meg Mathews, has joined Agyness Deyn on the books at the London agency. Mathews apparently has high hopes for the youngster, who has already posed for Paul Smith adverts.


Radiohead have strongly hinted that they are planning a full tour. Asked about whether the band were looking to play more live shows, drummer Philip Selway said: “Absolutely that is what we are talking about that the moment.”


A Coldplay fan has possibly discovered the name of the band’s forthcoming album after searching for information on their frontman on the Performing Rights Society website. The album expected to be released on October 28 and there’s a chance that it could have the rather strange title of ‘Mylo Xyloto’.