Friendly Fires have announced that they will release a limited-edition single, 'On Board', on 12-inch vinyl at a forthcoming London gig.
The single will be available at the band's London Coronet show on December 11, then at specialist record shops. Pic: David Edwards
Amy Winehouse looks set to tour in September 2010, according to her goddaughter, singer Dionne Bromfield. Thirteen-year-old Bromfield, who released her debut album 'Introducing…' last month, says she's itching to tour but has been told to wait until she's a bit older. However, she admitted that there are plans for her to head out on the road with "a certain somebody" next year. Pic: PA Photos
The Clash have revealed details of the upcoming 30th anniversary edition of their seminal album 'London Calling'. Released on December 14, the album will feature a different tracklisting to the 25th anniversary release of the 1979 record. Pic: PA Photos
Elbow and Radiohead are among the bands donating items for an auction in aid of the Music Beats Mines project. The charity, a campaign by the Mines Advisory Group, aims to help those affected by landmines, and clear bombs, weapons and other remnants of conflict from countries across the world.
U2 are set to headline Glastonbury in 2010, it has been confirmed.The band will top the bill on the Friday night (June 25) of the three-day event for the first time in their 32-year career. Pic: PA Photos
Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has laid into 'The X Factor' for manipulating contestants. The singer said he finds it difficult to accept how popular the reality series has become, adding that it creates no good new music. Speaking of individual contestants on reality programmes, Meighan says he feels sorry for the likes of John and Edward Grimes and Susan Boyle. Pic: Andy Willsher
The first wave of Shockwaves NME Awards Shows for next year has been announced. The annual month of gigs, which takes place every February in the run up to the awards ceremony itself – to be held this year on February 24 at the O2 Academy Brixton – will yet again take over London, and NME.COM can reveal Simian Mobile Disco, Hadouken! and Yeasayer are all confirmed on the bill. Pic: Tim Cochrane
Klaxons Jamie Reynolds and James Righton are to play a DJ set on New Year's Eve as part of London's Get Loaded In The Dark night.
Taking place at the O2 Academy Brixton, Reynolds and Righton will be onstage at midnight, while other acts on the bill include Simian Mobile Disco, Chase & Status and Annie Mac. Golden Silvers are also due to play a live show at the event. Pic: Tom Oxley
Florence And The Machine singer Florence Welch has revealed her "self-destructive" nature. Speaking in the new issue of NME, out now, Welch described how she gets taken over by what she calls the "Chaos Robot", and subsequently finds it difficult to cope with her lifestyle. Pic: Tom Oxley
Beyonce's 'Crazy In Love' has been voted the greatest track of this decade by NME. It was announced this week (November 25) that the 2003 single, which features Jay-Z, was Number One of the Top 100 poll, which was voted for by the staff at NME, NME.COM, NME TV and NME Radio. Pic: PA Photos
Jay-Z has been confirmed to play next year's BRIT Awards. Performing a medley of his biggest hits, the rapper will also be doing a duet with a surprise artist - with his wife Beyonce, Alicia Keys or Coldplay frontman Chris Martin in line to feature. Pic: PA Photos
Dave Grohl has said he was convinced that Nirvana's headline appearance at Reading Festival in 1992 would end their career. The performance, footage of which was released on DVD and CD on November 2, saw frontman Kurt Cobain enter the stage in a wheelchair, a reference to his recent stays in rehab to beat his drug addiction.
Spiritualized's Jason Pierce has revealed the band could release a new album next year. A follow-up to 2008's 'Songs in A&E', the album is said to have been inspired by the reissue of the band's 1997 album 'Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space'. Pic: Danny North
A documentary about the fans of Depeche Mode is set for a special London screening. 'The Posters Came From The Walls' was directed by Nick Abrahams and Jeremy Deller, and the screening will take place at Clapham Picturehouse on December 1. Pic: James Quinton