This week’s news in pictures (March 29, 2008)



Members of Velvet Revolver have said that the band is in "a state of flux", with frontman Scott Weiland announcing onstage in Glasgow that the band would never tour again and a bitter war of words emerging between the singer and drummer Matt Sorum. Pic: Phil Wallis


The Ting Tings will appear in an episode of interactive Bebo drama 'Sofia's Diary'. Katie White and Jules De Martino will appear in an episode screened on the social networking site available between March 31 and April 4.



The Futureheads are set to hit the road in May. The band will embark on a UK tour following the release of third album 'This Is Not The World' on May 26. Pic: Danny North




Oasis have announced their first gig of 2008, set to take place at Canada's Virgin Festival Toronto. The band will join Foo Fighters as headliners of the event, held on September 6 and 7. Pic: Phil Wallis


A computer game based on the court case over the divorce settlement between Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills has been released online. The game, named Mucca Chucka, involves gamers playing the part of Heather Mills. Pic: PA Photos


Interpol have announced a one-off festival warm-up gig, set to take place in Manchester at the Apollo venue on July 8. Shortly after the gig the band will perform at Ireland's festival and Scotland's T In The Park, both on the weekend of July 11-13.


Foals, Gallows and The Horrors are among the acts set to perform at the Underage Festival set to take place in London's Victoria Park on August 8. Tickets will only be available to those aged 14-19. Pic: Ed Miles


12Sex Pistols Concert

John Lydon performs with The Sex Pistols at the Roxy in West Hollywood, Calif.,
The Sex Pistols will play a gig at the Birmingham Academy venue on June 11 as a warm-up for their forthcoming headline appearance at the Isle Of Wight festival. The show will be the first time the band have played a gig in Birmingham in 32 years. Tickets go on sale on Friday (March 28) at 9am (GMT). Pic: PA Photos


Outkast's road manager Chase Tatum was found dead at his home in Atlanta from an apparent drug overdose on Sunday (March 23). The 34-year-old bodybuilder was also an actor who appeared with Big Boi in the 2007 film 'Who's Your Caddy', and a professional wrestler who was a member of the World Championship Wrestling Organisation. Pic: PA Photos



Vampire Weekend are supporting Record Store Day with the release of a 7" single on April 19. The vinyl release will feature 'A-Punk', taken from their recently-released self-titled debut album, and the B-side will be a rehearsal version of 'Oxford Comma'. Pic: Guy Eppel



The Cribs' bassist Gary Jarman has sung backing vocals on a new song, 'I Would Like To Be Forgiven' by The Research, his friends and fellow Wakefield residents. Pic: Andy Willsher


Paramore, Gym Class Heroes and Angels And Airwaves are among the acts confirmed for the 2008 Vans Warped Tour which will kicks off June 20 in Pomona, CA. Pic Danny North


Lou Reed, My Chemical Romance, Cat Power, Fergie, Sheryl Crow, The Black Crowes and Aretha Franklin are among the diverse range of acts set to play the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee this spring. The festival is set to take place May 2-4 at Tom Lee Park in downtown Memphis. Pic: Dean Chalkley


Lethal Bizzle has been added to the bill for London's Proud Gallery reopening, set to take place on April 3. The grime artist will join The Enemy on the bill for Another Music = Another Kitchen club night at the Camden venue. Babyshambles' Drew McConnell is also set to perform. Pic: Tom Oxley




The Killers are set to play in Dublin this summer. The Las Vegas band will play the city's Marlay Park on August 21. The band told NME.COM they were looking forward to the show after being forced to cancel some Irish dates due to illness while on the 'Sam's Town' tour last year. Pic: PA Photos

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