Blur have recruited Klaxons and Florence And The Machine for their comeback gig in Manchester. The band will play the city's MEN Arena on June 26, where they'll be joined by the two acts. Pic: Pennie Smith
Elbow, Maximo Park, The Horrors and Peaches have all been added to the bill for this year's Benicassim Festival. The acts will be joining the likes of Oasis, Kings Of Leon and The Killers on the bill for the Spanish festival's 15th birthday event, which takes place over a four-day weekend (July 16-19).
CSS frontwoman Lovefoxxx will appear at this year's Stag and Dagger festival. The star will perform a solo DJ set at the three-day festival this May, with Telepathe, Black Lips, Mika Miko and Girls also joining the line-up. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Legendary London club night Forever Heavenly is set to relaunch next month to coincide with the second of Doves' two London gigs. The night, which will return on May 1, was acclaimed over ten years ago for a series of legendary nights at the Turnmills venue.
The Rolling Stones are remastering and reissuing 14 albums this year. The records - which include 'Sticky Fingers', 'Goats Head Soup' and 'A Bigger Bang' - will be released in three batches with the first going on sale on May 4.
In the spirit of April Fools' Day, Bjork announced through her website this week that she will be replacing Robert Plant as lead vocalist in Led Zeppelin.
Kanye West is working with director Spike Jonze on a new short film. Details of the plot have been kept secret, but it's been confirmed that the film will be 10-15 minutes long, and feature 'See You In My Nightmares', a track taken from West's 2008 album '808s And Heartbreak'.
The View's set at Austria's Snowbombing Festival on Monday (March 30) descended into chaos after frontman Kyle Falconer collapsed onstage. Pic: Ed Miles
P. Diddy has been hanging out with members of Arctic Monkeys and Simian Mobile Disco. The rapper posted about partying with them on his Twitter page. Pic: PA Photos
Weekend tickets for the 2009 Reading And Leeds Festivals have sold out. Additionally all day tickets for the event's Reading leg are gone, although some are available for the Leeds site. Pic: Andy Willsher
Spiritualized have announced two more live shows were they will play their classic 1997 album 'Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space' in full. As well as the sold-out dates at London's Royal Festival Hall (Oct 12 & 13), they will now play Manchester Apollo on December 14 and London Barbican Centre two days later (16). Pic: Andy Fallon
White Denim previewed several new songs for a packed house at Club NME Los Angeles this week (April 1). They also revealed the album would be out in the UK in June. Pic: Tom Oxley
Noel Fielding from The Mighty Boosh has teamed up with Kasabian for their comeback single. The comedian stars in the promo clip for 'Vlad The Impaler'. Head to their NME Artist page to see the video.
The first names playing this year's Celebrity Soccer Six tournament have been announced. Members of Babyshambles, The Hoosiers and The View will take part in the football tournament, which is to be held at Chelsea FC's Stamford Bridge ground on May 24. Pic: PA Photos
The last few tickets to Glastonbury 2009 are due to go on sale this Sunday (April 5) at 9am. There are just a few thousand left.
The Lemonheads have announced that they will release a new album of
cover versions this summer - and Kate Moss will guest on one of the
tracks. The album is titled 'Varshons' and will be released in the US
on June 23. Pic: Andrew Kendall