The week’s most viewed news stories (March 5)


Liam Gallagher has laid into Radiohead for writing music “about a fucking tree” on their new album ‘The King Of Limbs’. The ex-Oasis man, currently fronting Beady Eye, berated the Oxford five-piece when asked about his musical influences in an interview with


Liam Gallagher has backtracked on his recent claim that Oasis will never reform. Gallagher had said earlier this month that the band would never get back together. But in a new interview with, the singer has now said he won’t rule out such a reunion.


The Libertines’ management have spoken to NME to clear up rumours about the band playing live again this year. Earlier this month co-frontman Carl Barat said that UK festival shows could be on the cards for 2011. But following further reports about potential gigs doing the rounds, he and the band’s team have said that performances are now unlikely.


The 83rd Academy Awards – Press Room – Los Angeles

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have won an Oscar for their score to The Social Network. The Nine Inch Nails man and composer won in the Music (Original Score) category at the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.


Charlie Sheen has racked up over 1,000,000 followers within hours of joining Twitter. The hellraising actor has been on the defensive in recent weeks, appearing on chatshows such as Piers Morgan Tonight and Good Morning America in the wake of his recent personal problems.


My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero has said that the band plan to release their ‘lost album’ – but only when they split up. The band released new album ‘Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys’ last November, but only after scrapping their first attempt at making the record.


NME unveiled its 50 best movie soundtracks. At number one? Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, scored by Angelo Badalamenti.


ABACA 57210-6 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

Theodora Richards, the daughter of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith, has appeared in a Manhattan court on drug charges. She was found in possession of marijuana and a controlled substance when police picked her up for spraying graffiti on a New York building on Tuesday night (March 1).

Deryck Whibley celebrates his birthday – Las Vegas

Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley has been hospitalised with “severe pneumonia” while on tour in Australia. The frontman, 30, is being treated in a Sydney hospital, according to a statement on the band’s website As a result of his illness, Sum 41 say they have postponed several forthcoming gigs.


Liam Gallagher has said the Number 31 UK chart peak of Beady Eye’s debut single ‘The Roller’ was a “reality check” for the band. The song, released in January, entered the chart at 31 and dropped to Number 68 the following week.

People Aguilera

Christina Aguilera has been arrested in west Hollywood for public drunkenness. The singer and her boyfriend Matthew Rutler were arrested on a charge of public intoxication. Rutler was also charged with driving under the influence, with his bail set at $30,000 (£18,4000), reports


Noah and the Whale

Noah And The Whale’s new album ‘Last Night On Earth’ is streaming exclusively on NME.COM. Have a listen and let us know what you think.


Deftones are releasing a vinyl-only covers album to help celebrate Record Store Day. The album, suitably named ‘Covers’, features 11 songs, some of which have appeared as B-sides and bonus tracks on the band’s previous releases. The record features the rockers’ takes on songs by The Smiths, The Cure, The Cardigans, Sade and Duran Duran among others.

2011 T-Mobile NBA All-Star Game Performance – Los Angeles

Arctic Monkeys and Eminem are set to headline this year’s V Festival. Rihanna, Plan B, Dizzee Rascal, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers and Pendulum will also play at the August event. The festival will take place on August 20 and 21 on two sites, one in Chelmsford and one in Staffordshire.


Interpol have lost their second bassist in under a year. The departing Dave Pajo told fans via that he has quit playing with the band to spend more time with his family. He’ll be replaced with immediate effect with Brad Truax, who has previously played with Home and Jah Division.