Mos Def is making a documentary about the relatively unknown punk band Death. The Brooklyn rapper-turned-actor is collaborating with Roc-A-Fella Records founder Damon Dash on the film project about the Detroit punk band, whose members were all black and who formed in 1971. Pic: PA Photos
The White Stripes' tour documentary 'Under Great White Northern Lights' has debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, which was directed by video director Emmett Malloy, chronicles Jack and Meg White's 2007 tour of Canada. Pic: Andy Willsher
Lily Allen has taken down her blog which she created to support her campaign against illegal file-sharing, because the "abuse" she was getting for doing it was "getting too much". Pic: PA Photos
Ian Brown has revealed why he turned down a new song that his former Stone Roses bandmate John Squire sent him for possible inclusion on his latest album, 'My Way'. Brown said that the track Squire sent him was "pretty good", but his son told him that releasing it would be a bad idea.
The daughter of the Mamas & The Papas singer John Phillips has alleged that she engaged in a 10-year sexual relationship with him. Pic: PA Photos
Damon Albarn is reportedly one of the candidates to be the artistic director of the London Olympics opening ceremony in 2012. The London-based Blur and Gorillaz man has already had preliminary discussions with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Locog), reports the Independent. Pic: Danny North
Red Hot Chili Peppers, LL Cool J and Kiss are among the first-time nominees aiming for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, according to a dozen-long list of finalists released by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.
A previously-unreleased Michael Jackson single called 'This Is It' is set to be released on October 12. A compilation album, also titled 'This Is It', will follow on October 26. Pic: PA Photos
Justin Timberlake is set to play the part of Napster co-founder Sean Parker in a film about the evolution of Facebook. Timberlake will appear in 'The Social Network', which is written by Aaron Sorkin (who wrote 'The West Wing') and executively produced by Kevin Spacey. Pic: PA Photos
Marilyn Manson has being diagnosed with Swine Flu. The goth rocker revealed via his Facebook earlier this week (September 21) that he has caught H1N1.
Muse's have scored 16 Number Ones across the globe following the release of new album 'The Resistance'. The band have topped the charts as far afield as Australia, Korea, Mexico, Switzerland, New Zealand and at at home in the UK, where they clocked up the biggest first week's sales of the year so far. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Fucked Up have won the Canadian equivalent of the Mercury Prize for the best Canadian album of the year with their album 'The Chemistry Of Common Life'. Called the Polaris Prize, the jury led contest featured ten finalists including the like of Metric, Great Lake Swimmers and Patrick Watson, with the punk band bagging the $20,000 prize and coveted title. Pic: Danny North
Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon, Bob Dylan, Super Furry Animals and The Horrors are among the acts in consideration for this year's Uncut Music Award. Pic: Tom Oxley
Florence And The Machine, Editors, Mika, Lostprophets and The Maccabees are among the acts set to play Mencap Little Noise Sessions in London in November. The gigs, which will be acoustic and are organised to raise awareness and money for the Mencap charity, will take place in the London Union Chapel venue from November 16. Pic: Danny North
Carl Barat has revealed he is hoping to star in two plays early next year. The former Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things frontman remained tight-lipped about what the plays are, but said he is likely to tread the boards next January.
Aerosmith's guitarist Joe Perry has spoken of his irritation that the band have been forced to cancel their US and Canadian tour after frontman Steven Tyler fell offstage in August. Perry said he was "upset" that the band had cancelled the tour, and explained that he has hardly spoken to the frontman since his accident. Pic: PA Photos
Radiohead's Ed O'Brien, Blur's Dave Rowntree and Keane's Tim Rice-Oxley are among the musicians who have signed up to a motion by the Featured Artists Coalition to support the idea of a 'three strikes' rule for illegal downloaders. Pic: Claire Morris