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Klaxons Had Doubts Over Second Album

21st July 2010

Electro rockers KLAXONS almost scrapped their second album because they feared they would not be able to recreate the popular sound of their debut, MYTHS OF THE NEAR FUTURE.The British band received huge critical acclaim...

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The Xx Invite Qureshi To Attend Mercury Prize Ceremony

21st July 2010

British rockers THE XX have put aside their differences with ex-bandmate BARIA QURESHI and invited her to join them at the upcoming Mercury Prize ceremony.The group's self-titled debut will go up against releases by the...

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Vampire Weekend 'Frustrated' By Lawsuit

19th July 2010

Rockers VAMPIRE WEEKEND have spoken out about the multi-million dollar legal battle over their album cover art - calling the lawsuit "frustrating".The band is facing legal action from Kristen Kennis, the blonde featured on the...

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Jones Eyes Killers Collaboration

19th July 2010

TOM JONES is in talks with THE KILLERS to record a collaboration once the band returns from hiatus.The pop veteran has teamed up with numerous acts over the years and released an album of duets,...

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Okereke Gig Marred By Technical Problems

19th July 2010

BLOC PARTY star KELE OKEREKE was plagued by technical problems at a solo gig in London on Saturday night (17Jul10) - a glitch forced the star offstage to boos from the disgruntled crowd.The singer, who...

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Fans Stampede Stage At Benicassim

16th July 2010

A Spanish music festival was thrown into chaos after hundreds of fans stampeded onstage during a DJ set in the early hours of Friday (16Jul10), causing organisers to cut the gig short.Magnetic Man members Skream...

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Jones' Intimate Festival Gig Sparks Chaos

16th July 2010

Veteran singer TOM JONES caused chaos at a British music festival on Thursday night (15Jul10) when thousands of fans turned up to watch his secret warm-up show.The It's Not Unusual hitmaker played songs from his...

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Clyro's Neil Battles Through Leg Injury At Festival

12th July 2010

BIFFY CLYRO rocker SIMON NEIL had to play through the pain at the T in the Park festival at the weekend (10-11Jul10) - after injuring his leg on stage last month (Jun10).The frontman jumped off...

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Casablancas Causes Chaos At Festival

11th July 2010

THE STROKES star JULIAN CASABLANCAS gave security guards a headache during his set at T In The Park festival on Saturday (10Jul10) - by jumping off stage and running among fans.The rocker performed a mix...

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Kings Of Leon Stun London Crowd With New Tracks

1st July 2010

KINGS OF LEON defied their record label bosses to debut new tracks from their next album at a show in London on Wednesday night (30Jun10).The rockers played in the U.K. capital's Hyde Park for 60,000...

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Mason Blasts Albarn For Gorillaz's Glastonbury Slot

30th June 2010

Former BETA BAND frontman STEVE MASON has hit out at DAMON ALBARN for dominating the main stage at Britain's Glastonbury music festival two years in a row, insisting he should have handed over the opportunity...

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Casablancas Stuns Fans With Glastonbury Stage Dive

28th June 2010

THE STROKES star JULIAN CASABLANCAS got up-close-and-personal with fans during his set at Britain's Glastonbury festival - by jumping into the audience.The rocker performed a mix of solo songs and band tracks on the John...

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Biffy Clyro Rocker Injured During Glastonbury Set

27th June 2010

BIFFY CLYRO's set at Britain's Glastonbury festival on Saturday (26Jun10) was marred by injury when singer SIMON NEIL hurt his leg after jumping off a speaker.The trio, comprising of Neil, James Johnston and Ben Johnston,...

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Eels Star Caught Up In Terrorist Bust

24th June 2010

THE EELS star MARK EVERETT was once caught up in a terrorist mix-up in London, when police suspected him of planting bombs.The bearded rocker, aka E, tells NME.com he was arrested in the British capital's...

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Welch Embarrassed By Off-key Glastonbury Set

23rd June 2010

FLORENCE WELCH has pledged to sing "more in tune" at Britain's Glastonbury Festival this year (10) - to make up for screeching through her set at the legendary music gig last summer (09).Florence And The...

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Band Of Horses Perform Secret Show At New York Landmark

22nd June 2010

Rockers BAND OF HORSES treated New York fans to a special concert last week (18Jun10) when they played a secret set at the city's Grand Central Station.The band alerted devotees to the one-off free gig...

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Radiohead Plans 2010 Album Release

21st June 2010

British rockers RADIOHEAD have backtracked over their decision not to release a new album this year (10) - guitarist ED O BRIEN has confirmed the band is recording new music.Earlier this year (10) online gossips...

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Okereke May 'Close The Door' On Bloc Party Reunion

11th June 2010

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE has cast doubt over the band's future after confessing there's no set timeline to reunite.The singer sparked reports the Helicopter hitmakers were heading for a split last year (09), after...

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Oasis Paid Upfront For Abbey Road Recordings

10th June 2010

Rowdy rockers OASIS were forced to pay cash upfront to record at Abbey Road - after they were thrown out of the legendary studios over their wild behaviour.The Wonderwall hitmakers were banned from the building...

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De La Rocha's X Factor Confession

9th June 2010

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE frontman ZACK DE LA ROCHA has made a stunning confession - he watches THE X FACTOR and finds it "mildly entertaining".The rap-rock group was at the forefront of a huge backlash...

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Morrissey's Fight With Snapper Over Photo Use Explained

9th June 2010

Revered photographer DEREK RIDGERS has broken his silence about his 18-year-old feud with MORRISSEY, insisting he is willing to put the past behind him because he's still a big fan of the former THE SMITHS...

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Muse Block Tv Signal With Massive Stage Prop

7th June 2010

British rockers MUSE found themselves in trouble with TV bosses over the weekend (05-06Jun10) after their massive stage set blocked the signal from a live broadcast at Germany's Rock Am Ring music festival.The Supermassive Black...

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U2 For Glastonbury 2011?

6th June 2010

U2's Glastonbury dreams are not over - they are set to headline the legendary British music festival next year (11).The Irish rockers were forced to pull out of their headlining slot at the upcoming event...

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Ficek Leaves Babyshambles

6th June 2010

British rockers BABYSHAMBLES have assured fans their planned gigs will go ahead after drummer ADAM FICEK announced he was leaving the group.Ficek recently sparked fears the band, fronted by Pete Doherty, was in trouble when...

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Klaxons Recruit Dirty Pretty Things Guitarist

4th June 2010

British dance punk act KLAXONS have recruited former DIRTY PRETTY THINGS guitarist ANTHONY ROSSOMANDO following the break-up of CARL BARAT's rock band.Rossomando previously stood in for troubled rocker Pete Doherty in The Libertines, and after...

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Gallagher Regrets Long Oasis Album

3rd June 2010

NOEL GALLAGHER regrets making OASIS' 1997 album BE HERE NOW so long - because he doesn't have the attention span to listen to the record.The rocker was asked to shorten the album, which is comprised...

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The Faces Want Glastonbury Slot

3rd June 2010

RONNIE WOOD wants THE FACES to seal their reunion with a prestigious slot at the U.K.'s Glastonbury festival - with original frontman ROD STEWART joining them onstage.The legendary 1970s band ended months of speculation earlier...

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Keys Sings With Kasabian And Ferry At Charity Gig

28th May 2010

Pregnant singer ALICIA KEYS celebrated her baby news by performing with British rockers KASABIAN and crooner BRYAN FERRY at a benefit gig in London on Thursday night (27May), which raised thousands of dollars for her...

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Twilight Bosses Use Soundtrack To Help New Bands

27th May 2010

Music experts working on the TWILIGHT movies make a deliberate effort to include new bands in the soundtracks - because the vampire franchise can give upcoming artists their big break.Music supervisors Paul Katz and Alexandra...

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Albarn Sends Best Wishes To Bono

27th May 2010

DAMON ALBARN has sent his best wishes to injured rocker BONO after his band GORILLAZ was drafted in to replace U2 at this year's (10) Glastonbury festival.The Irish rockers were forced to pull out of...

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