This week’s news in pictures (3 July 2010)

Glastonbury Festival 2010 – Saturday

Muse, Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones and My Chemical Romance are all set to feature on the forthcoming new edition of the Guitar Hero computer game. Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock is expected to be released worldwide this autumn, and with the latest upgrade of the smash hit game comes a raft of heavy rock artists to play along with, including Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, and Stone Temple Pilots.

Soccer – 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa – Supporters in England – Glastonbury

The organisers of this year’s T In The Park festival have banned vuvuzelas at their event. The horn like instrument, which has become a staple for football fans at this year’s Fifa World Cup, has caused controversy because of the distinctive monotone sound it makes.

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable will headline this autumn’s NME Radar Tour with Chapel Club also joining them on the road. The two bands will play a series of UK dates for the Emerge NME Radar Tour 2010 starting at Birmingham Academy 2 on September 27. Further special guests will be announced at a later date.



Muse, Gorillaz, Stevie Wonder, Vampire Weekend, The XX and The National are among a host of acts who have seen album sales jump following their performances at Glastonbury. According to the latest sales figures seen by NME, a host of new and established acts have seen a spike in record sales.


Twilight: Eclipse took in a record-breaking £20 million on Tuesday night (June 29), thanks to 4000 midnight screenings across America. The previous record, £17.5 million, was held by the film’s predecessor, New Moon, which in turn beat the record of Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince, which had a midnight taking of £14.7 million.


The Drums have admitted that they wouldn’t actually go to festivals if they weren’t playing. The New Yorkers, who played a well-received set on Glastonbury’s John Peel Stage yesterday (June 27), following their more intimate gig for Strummerville on the site, gave NME their views on festivals in general.

Britain Glastonbury Festival

Scissor Sisters have revealed how they managed to get Kylie Minogue to perform with them at this year’s Glastonbury. Minogue appeared during the band’s Pyramid Stage set on Saturday (June 26), singing ‘Any Which Way’ with them. Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears said he initially got in touch with the Australian singer via text.


DPA Michael Jackson Grammys “Thriller”

Michael Jackson’s iconic crystal studded glove has sold at a US auction for $190,000 (£126,000). The sequined glove, which the late star wore during his 1984 ‘Victory’ tour, was among over 200 pieces of memorabilia that went under the hammer at the Planet Hollywood casino in Las Vegas, raising just under $1m (£664,055) in total.


Glastonbury festival organiser Michael Eavis has declared this year’s 40th anniversary festival the “best party of my life”. The founder of the Somerset event, which enjoyed fine weather throughout the weekend, said this year’s bash was a huge success.


The White Stripes’ Jack White is set to release a single by Laura Marling. White revealed that Marling had recorded in his Nashville studio earlier this year, after “somebody turned me onto her a few months back”.

Isle of Wight Festival 2010

N-Dubz have sacked their stylist because they are unhappy at the way he makes the band look. Frontman Dappy quipped: “He couldn’t get it right, so he just had to go. I just told him straight. Like all of our decisions we all thought it.” It is currently unclear whether the band are on the lookout for a new stylist, or whether the move will mean a change in headgear for Dappy and his bobble hats.



Beta Band man Steve Mason has said Damon Albarn should not have headlined Glastonbury two years in a row. NME caught up with Mason, who played Glastonbury’s Park Stage on (June 25), to discuss U2 pulling out and Gorillaz stepping in.

Japanese Voyuers play Barfly

Glastonbury festival organisers have launched a scrapbook to commemorate the bash’s 40th anniversary, which took place at the weekend (June 25-27). The limited-edition 120-page booklet features exclusive material from the archives of the Eavis family, from tickets and posters to pictures and personal messages tracing the event from its beginnings in 1970 through to this year’s three-day bash.