The Kooks have revealed they are planning to hold their own festival.
The band explained that they were planning on organising an event in the south of England, possibly near their home city of Brighton.
The Raconteurs and Editors will both play headline slots at the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Maidstone, Kent over the weekend of May 10 and 11.
The bands will head up the In New Music We Trust stage in Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent.
Muse singer Matt Bellamy has been "freaked out" by a male stalker, he has revealed.
The frontman lives in Italy nearby Lake Como with his fiancee, but it has emerged that the Irish fan has discovered the location.
Prince kicks off Coachella festival this weekend, which also sees sets from Justice and Portishead, and Roger Waters playing the Pink Floyd classic 'Dark Side Of The Moon' in its entirety.
Jane's Addiction won the Godlike Genius award at the inaugural NME Awards USA in LA this week.
Ian Brown has just been announced for the Summercase festival. The Spanish festival, to be held on July 18 and 19, takes place in two cities - Boadilla Del Monte in Madrid and the Barcelona Parc Del Forum.
CSS have announced details of a new single, which will be available for fans to download free.
'Rat Is Dead (Rage)' will be available as a free download on the evening of April 28, exclusively from the CSS website.
The Jesus And Mary Chain have recorded their first new material in more than a decade, and you can listen to it on NME.COM now.
The returning rock legends have contributed an all-new track, 'All Things Must Pass', to the 'Heroes Original Soundtrack', which is released May 5. The artwork shown here depicts the band in the series' distinctive comic book style.
You can listen to the track on the NME Media Player now.
The Strokes are gearing up for work on a new album.
The band's last album was 'First Impressions Of Earth', which came out in January 2006. After touring that record, they have been very quiet.
Posting on their Official site bassist Nikolai Fraiture said: "I'd like to say that I'm still looking very forward to a fourth album release. We just need to work out a few technical kinks."
The Enemy and The Pigeon Detectives are set to play Ibiza Rocks.
The Wombats and The Fratellis will also play.
Babyshambles bassist Drew McConnell has urged London residents to vote in the forthcoming London assembly elections to prevent the British National Party from having a chance of getting a seat.
McConnell is playing with a new band featuring Reverend And The Makers' Jon McClure and ex-Arctic Monkeys' Andy Nicholson on Sunday (April 27) at the Love Music Hate Racism carnival in London's Victoria Park.
The Long Blondes, Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, and Haunts will perform live at the forthcoming Insomniac's Ball.
The evening, which takes place on May 31 at London's seOne venue in the London Bridge area, will also feature a host of DJs playing in different rooms.
New Order have announced the release of a new live DVD.
The Manchester band, who recently suffered a very public falling out, release 'New Order: Live In Glasgow' on June 2.
Producer Thomas Dolby has submitted a remix of Radioheadâ
The Wombats will play a hometown show at the Liverpool Echo Arena on November 22.
The gig will be the last live show the trio will play in 2008. The arena has a 10,000 capacity
The Charlatans, KT Tunstall and Starsailor are set to play gigs in Hard Rock CafÃ© venues across the UK.
The Charlatans will play the London branch of the cafÃ© on April 24. Meanwhile, KT Tunstall will perform in the Edinburgh branch on June 3, with Starsailor set to perform in the Manchester branch on June 19.
Metallica have hinted that they are considering releasing music in the style of Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, who recently gave away material free online.
Drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone that he had observed the behaviour of both acts, and said Metallica may be influenced by them in the future.
Mick Jones received the Inspiration Award from his pal Sienna Miller at the first ever NME Awards USA last week.