The Libertines have announced full details of their first proper gig in six years in London, a warm-up for this year's Reading and Leeds festival. Last month, lead singer Carl Barat told Newsbeat about the show but full details have now been confirmed. The band, which reformed in March, will […read more…]
Dance act Faithless have joined forces with car manufacturer Fiat in an innovative deal to get their new video broadcast on TV during ad breaks. Fiat has funded the video for the single Feelin' Good, which will be shown in full in a break during Channel 4's Big Brother on […read more…]
For your desktop viewing pleasure, Planet Rock drop links to rare previously unavailable footage of David Bowie performing with Nine Inch Nails live in 1995 during the Bowie-NIN co-headline tour.
If you're a fan, like myself, you will have been waiting for the following news: This December, Arcade Fire will once again hit the UK stages for a series of 5 arena dates around the country. Playing London O2 (1st), Birmingham LG (8th), Cardiff International (9th), Manchester Central (11th) and […read more…]
The Manic Street Preachers launched their 10th album – 'Postcards From A Young Man' – with a special club gig in London on Thursday night, with the band playing several songs from the forthcoming album. Accompanied by a string quartet, the band took to the small stage at the Hammersmith […read more…]
According to the latest industry figures, weekly reach for Planet Rock has risen to the highest ever at 718,000 (up 3.5% qtr on qtr). The audience profile remains unchanged with 66% of listeners aged 25-54 and 59% ABC1. Click here for the full story on Music News
Paul Smith has revealed to NME, that he is to release a solo album, but tells fans not to worry, Maximo Park aren't going their separate ways.. 'Margins' will be released on Monday 11th October!
On October 31st and November 1st Alice will perform two very special and unique Halloween shows at The Roundhouse, London. For these performances, Alice will be joined by world-renowned alternative performer Jim Rose (of the infamous Jim Rose Circus) as well as Zodiac Mindwarp and The Love Reaction. But wait! […read more…]
Original ramshackle rockers the Faces on getting the band back together after 35 years – with a surprise choice of lead singer. In a room at London’s O2 arena, photographers have assembled to commemorate the return of a classic British rock band. A familiar figure with spiky, dyed-black barnet and […read more…]
On the 27th September 2010, Sony Music will be reissuing George Michael's iconic album, Faith, now remastered. It will be available in multiple special formats including Limited Edition Numbered Collectors box set. When George released Faith in 1987, it instantly caught the imagination of the entire pop world, becoming a […read more…]
Michael Eavis has today confirmed that he has confirmed 2 of the 3 headliners for next years Glastonbury festival (Friday 24th – Sunday 26th June), unfortunately for me and possibly for others, he's teasing us as he hasn't revealed who the two acts are (my money is on Coldplay and […read more…]
Placebo have announced details of a one-off gig in London next month. The band are set to play Brixton Academy on September 27 to mark the release of their album ‘Battle For The Sun: Redux Edition’. The reissued edition of their 2009 LP is due to be released on the […read more…]
Lilly Allen and her boyfriend Sam Cooper are expecting their first child, it was revealed today. A recent scan revealed the pop singer, 25, was three months' pregnant, she told The Sun. The star told the paper: "It brings me great pleasure to tell you that Sam and I are […read more…]
Produced with Angelo Petraglia & Jacquire King, 'COME AROUND SUNDOWN' will be released on Monday 18th October. READ MORE HERE
The Aerosmith singer let slip his role on the pop star search show following a concert in Las Vegas on Saturday night (31.07.10). When asked what his future plans were, Tyler, 62, said: 'Recording an album and I'm probably going to be judge on 'American Idol'.' To read more click […read more…]
Dedicated Italian fans camping outside U2's rehearsals have recorded the band practising a new song. U2 are about to resume their 360 Degrees tour following Bono's back surgery in May and the cancellation of their US leg. To read more click here for the Music News web site
Soul singer Aretha Franklin has cancelled shows after breaking two ribs in a fall at her US home. The 68-year-old also suffered abdominal pain and has been advised by doctors to undergo further medical tests. The star, who performed on stage with former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice last […read more…]
Music Week confirm that Lady Gaga has received a record 13 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards. You can view the shortlists and diary its airing on the official site [MTV].
With the two groundbreaking Artifical Intelligence compilations on Warp having more than a slight whiff of Brian Eno’s egghead influence to them, it seems only right for Britain’s finest ‘non-musician’ to have his next album released on the intelligent dance music label [Pitchfork]. Now an institution unto himself, as U2 […read more…]
To mark what would have been the 75th birthday of Elvis Presley, RCA/Legacy is putting together the ultimate Elvis collection. 'The Complete Elvis Masters' is described as the crown jewel of the Elvis 75 campaign. Limited to 1000 numbered copies, it will comprise over 800 recording across 30CDs, and will […read more…]
Axl Rose has announced that Guns N Roses will be playing THREE arena gigs this October.. Tickets go onsale THIS Friday (6th August) for gigs at the London O2, Birmingham LG and Manchester MEN arenas.
Arcade Fire's BEAUTIFUL (I've listened to it 3 times now, I LOVE IT) 3rd album 'The Surburbs' is already on target to go to # 1 in the Album Charts on Sunday… READ MORE HERE
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Robbie Williams has been confirmed to headline a special tribute concert in aid of members of the British Armed Forces who have been wounded in combat. The September 12 event, sponsored by Hesco Bastion, will be held at Twickenham Stadium with proceeds going to the Help for Heroes charity. Other […read more…]
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of 'Bitches Brew' with these new Legacy & Super Deluxe Collectors Editions. Recorded at the end of a tumultuous decade (August 1969), 'Bitches Brew' reflected the chaos and beauty of a society stretched and stressed to its breaking point. This genre-bending, barrier-smashing double LP of […read more…]
This weekend sees Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys unleash his new film on the world. It's called Separado! and has taken five years to make. Described as Star Trek meets Buena Vista Social Club it is a psychedelic western musical, which follows Gruff on a road trip to from the […read more…]
Alicia Keys has married music producer Swizz Beatz, with whom she is expecting a baby, in a private ceremony at the weekend. The couple exchanged vows on Saturday at an undisclosed Mediterranean location. A representative for Keys confirmed the wedding ceremony to the Associated Press on Sunday. The Grammy-winning singer […read more…]
Three time capsules are being created to mark what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday and will be dedicated at a ceremony in the US. The capsules, which will contain music from his post-Beatles career and fan contributions, are to be stored at the Rock and Roll Hall of […read more…]
The BBC report that 10 previously unheard songs from the MJ archives are set to be unleashed for a forthcoming posthumous collection this November.