Amy Winehouse is "hopefully" going to release the follow-up to her 2006 album 'Back to Black' next year, according to her record label boss,
Island records co-president Darcus Beese. "I've heard a couple of song demos that absolutely floored me," he said "Hopefully we'll have her album next year." Pic: Tom Oxley
Les Savy Fav bassist Syd Butler has praised the new 'All Tomorrow's Parties' film after his band were invited to play live at screenings of it later this month.Speaking to NME.COM about the film, which features professionally shot and fan-recorded footage of the festival, Butler said he felt "totally honoured to be a part of it". Pic: James Quinton
Ex-Libertine Carl Barat, ex-Suede singer Brett Anderson and Jon McClure of Reverend And The Makers united for the JD Set gig in London. The annual Jack Daniel's whisky-sponsored brand gig sees three musicians a year perform their own songs, covers and collaborations for a one-off gig backed by the New Silver Cornet Band – a band of veteran US musicians.
Jay-Z has sold out his date at London Alexandra Palace show in 15 seconds.Tickets for the rapper's gig went on sale at 9am (BST) on 9th October and were all snapped up moments later, according to the promoters Live Nation. Pic: PA Photos
Little Boots has had to cancel a string of dates on her winter tour due to 'scheduling problems'."I am really sorry," the Blackpool star told fans via email. "We will try to reschedule soon. In the good news we have some very special extra dates to add later in the year." Pic: Tom Oxley
U2 frontman Bono made an appearance at the Conservative Party leader David Cameron's conference speech via a video link.The U2 singer praised the Conservatives for their pledge to preserve Britain's commitments on international aid. Pic: PA Photos
Lil Wayne unveiled his new rock direction to UK audiences as he performed with a live band at the first of three shows at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London. The New Orleans rapper had previously announced his much-touted foray into the world of guitar music with his still to be released new album 'Rebirth.' Pic: Andy Willsher
Liam Gallagher has declared that "Oasis is no longer" – ending speculation that he would continue the band without his brother Noel. After the guitarist left the group following an altercation backstage in Paris there had been a suggestion that the singer would continue on with the band as the lone Gallagher. Pic: Dean Chalkley
A clump of Elvis Presley's hair is set to be auctioned, which is expected to raise up to £9,000 ($12,000). The hair, which will go under the hammer on October 18 in Chicago, Illinois, was salvaged by a friend of Elvis' in 1958 after Presley enlisted in the U.S. Army. Pic: PA Photos
Kaiser Chiefs have been added to the line-up for the forthcoming Concert For CARE London benefit gig, set to take place at the O2 Academy Brixton on November 2. Take That's Gary Barlow and Mercury Prize winner Speech Debelle are among the musicians joining the Leeds band at the event. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
Glasvegas are set to play their first UK gig since frontman James Allan temporarily went missing in New York last month, skipping the Barclaycard Mercury Prize ceremony. James and guitarist Rab Allan will play an acoustic show at the Parker McMillan venue in London on October 30 for the This Feeling club night.
Pavement have announced their first comeback gig in the UK, to take place next May. The band, who announced in September that they will reunite next year, are to headline and curate the ATP Weekend at Butlins in Minehead on May 14–16, 2010.
Radiohead have denied they have given up on making albums, and plan to release a new one on physical formats next year. Ed O'Brien told NME.COM that the band were set to record the album this winter in Oxfordshire with long-term producer Nigel Godrich. He quashed hints that Thom Yorke made earlier this year that suggested the band may move away from conventional album releases. Pic: PA Photos
Adam Green has posted the first song from his new album 'Minor Love' online for fans to download for free. 'What Makes Him Act So Bad' is available to download on Adamgreen.net, and you can also listen to the track on NME.COM. Pic: PA Photos
The Cribs' Johnny Marr has confirmed that the band plan to carry on and make a second album as a four-piece. He said it would be "weird" if they didn't. "It's an unspoken understanding," he said. "It'd be weird to not do it [make another album together]." Pic: Tom Oxley
Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch is "healthy, strong and hopeful" that he has beaten cancer. Yauch was diagnosed with the disease back in July and had a cancerous tumour from his left parotid gland removed shortly after.