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Gossip's Biggest Hit A 'Fluke'

23rd February 2011

Beth Ditto thinks Gossip's biggest hit was a "complete fluke".The singer admits her fans seem disappointed her group has never written another song as successful as 2007 single 'Standing in the Way of Control', but...

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Doherty's Blood Portrait On Sale For $37,500

18th February 2011

A bloody self-portrait of British rocker PETE DOHERTY is up for sale at $37,500 (GBP25,000).The macabre sketch was created by The Libertines star in 2010 for a fan called Alistair - using his own blood....

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Thousands Flock To Radiohead 'Gig' Despite Warning

18th February 2011

Thousands of RADIOHEAD fans flocked to see the band in Tokyo, Japan on Friday (18Feb11), despite their publicist issuing a statement revealing they would not be there.The group sparked rumours they would be playing a...

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The Strokes Feared Hiatus Would Leave Them Forgotten

17th February 2011

The Strokes feared they would be "forgotten" during their hiatus.The band are preparing for the release of 'Angles', their first album since 2006's 'First Impressions of Earth' and the group admit they worried they would...

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Valensi Feared Strokes Were Forgotten

16th February 2011

THE STROKES star NICK VALENSI feared fans had long forgotten about the band when they announced a new album after a five-year hiatus.The New York rockers shot to fame in 2001 with their debut album...

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Blur Recording Again

16th February 2011

Reformed British band BLUR are recording tracks for their first new album since 2003 - but fans face a six-year wait to hear the songs.The Parklife hitmakers revealed last year (10) they were planning to...

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Nicki Minaj Tones Down Songs

12th February 2011

Nicki Minaj has "toned down" her music. The 26-year-old star - who includes the words "b***h" and "****" on her debut album 'Pink Friday' - says her demos were far racier than her current music...

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Hurts Intimidated By Opera Singer

10th February 2011

Hurts are "intimidated" by the opera singer they feature in their live performances.Theo Hutchcraft - vocalist in the British synthopop duo - explained he and bandmate Adam Anderson decided to have a tenor join them...

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Harvey Gets Outstanding Contribution Award

9th February 2011

Rocker P.J. HARVEY will be handed the Outstanding Contribution to Music honour at the upcoming Shockwaves NME Awards.The veteran British star, who won the prestigious Mercury Prize in 2001 for her acclaimed album Stories From...

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Minaj: 'I Was A Teenage Thief'

9th February 2011

Hip-hop star NICKI MINAJ has confessed her criminal past - she stole clothes from shops as a teenager.The Check It Out hitmaker admits she and a pal would take items from retailers in a local...

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Pj Harvey To Receive Top Nme Honour

8th February 2011

PJ Harvey will be presented with the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music prize at the NME Awards.The British singer-songwriter - who won the Mercury Prize in 2001 - will receive the evening's top...

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Kaiser Chiefs End Hiatus For Swiss Festival

3rd February 2011

British rockers the KAISER CHIEFS are to return to the live stage after a two-year hiatus with a performance at the 2011 Gurten Festival in Switzerland.The Ruby hitmakers took a break in 2009, a year...

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Lynch Has Three Albums In The Pipeline

2nd February 2011

Moviemaker DAVID LYNCH is putting his film career on hold to concentrate on music - he's working on three new records.The Twin Peaks director confirmed last year (10) that he had inked a deal with...

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Fascinating Fact 10779

2nd February 2011

FOO FIGHTERS star DAVE GROHL will be immortalised in a special edition of British rock magazine NME. The limited edition release, titled NME Icons: Dave Grohl, features interviews with the ex-Nirvana drummer and Queens of...

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U2 To Return In May?

1st February 2011

U2 will reportedly release their new album in May. The Irish group have been recording their 13th album - which has the working title 'Songs of Ascent' - with producer and musician Danger Mouse and...

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Lydon Blasts Jay-z As 'Nonsense'

31st January 2011

Punk rocker JOHN LYDON has launched a scathing attack on JAY-Z, dismissing the rap superstar's work as a "parody".The former Sex Pistols frontman insists he is no fan of the hip-hop mogul and has no...

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'War Songwriter' Pj Harvey

28th January 2011

PJ Harvey aims to be a "war songwriter". The 'Let England Shake' singer's latest album deals with many different aspects of war through its lyrics, which required a great deal of research into historical conflicts,...

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Okereke Turns Author

26th January 2011

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE has found a new creative outlet - he's writing his first book.The British rocker is putting his music career on hold to move to New York and finish the project,...

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Kasabian To Debut New Material

26th January 2011

Kasabian are to debut new material on an "intimate" tour this spring. The 'Fire' rockers have been writing the follow up to their 2009 album 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum' since last year and promised...

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Private Band White Lies

24th January 2011

White Lies say people assume they are boring. The 'Bigger Than Us' group say people always expect them to be uninteresting simply because very little is known about the three members - singer and guitarist...

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Falconer Proud Of The View's Sober Album

19th January 2011

Scottish singer KYLE FALCONER is proud of THE VIEW's upcoming album - because it marks the first time the band has recorded sober.The group has been busy working on Bread and Circuses, due for release...

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Homme 'Died' During Leg Surgery

19th January 2011

Rocker JOSH HOMME is lucky to be alive after surgery on his leg went wrong and he "died" on the operating table last year (10).The Queens Of The Stone Age frontman was admitted to hospital...

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Plan B Battling Killer Schedule To Further Career

19th January 2011

British singer/rapper PLAN B fears his hectic schedule is "killing him", but refuses to slow down because he has the rest of his life to take it easy.The 27 year old has been in huge...

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Skinner: 'The Streets Should Have Ended Years Ago'

19th January 2011

Rapper MIKE SKINNER is struggling to get excited about THE STREETS fifth and final record COMPUTERS AND BLUES, because he's convinced the the group should have ended two albums ago.The star shot to fame in...

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Pizzorno: 'Fatherhood's Helped Me Focus On Kasabian Album'

18th January 2011

Rocker SERGE PIZZORNO has credited fatherhood with helping him "focus" on recording material for the next KASABIAN album.The guitarist's wife, Amy, gave birth to Ennio in August (10), and Pizzorno has since headed back into...

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New Blur Album Still On Hold

17th January 2011

BLUR rocker DAVE ROWNTREE has urged fans not to anticipate an album from the band this year (11), insisting the group's plans to record its first record in almost a decade are not "concrete".The Parklife...

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La Roux Changes Voice

14th January 2011

La Roux says her voice has changed for the band's second album. Flame haired singer Elly Jackson is giving up her trademark high pitched vocals for the group's next record, and said the sound she...

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Drake Praises The Xx

14th January 2011

Drake says The xx's Jamie Smith is "one of the most exciting producers" he's heard.The 'Forever' rapper confirmed he is working with the indie musician on his second album, 'Take Care', as well as another...

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Beady Eye Write Hits, Not Clangers

13th January 2011

Beady Eye claim there is not one "clanger" on their debut album. The band - formed by Liam Gallagher from the other members of Oasis when his brother walked out, splitting the group in 2009...

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