Cory Monteith, the actor and singer from hit television show Glee was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room. The policesay his death is not being treated as suspicious. Monteith had recently spent time in rehab battling a substance addiction.
Daft Punk have released their own brand of condoms called ‘Get Lucky’. Daft Punk are not the only music group to endorse safe sex; JLS have previously released their own brand of protection.
Junior Bradshaw, the man charged with the attempted murder of singer Joss Stone has received a sentence of 18 years.
Morrissey has won the court case against chef Gordon Ramsey; Ramsey’s TV programme used one of Morrissey’s songs without obtaining the rights to it. Morrissey has donated the £10,000 claim to an animal rights charity.
Wiz Khalifa and his partner Amber Rose were married this week. Congratulations to the happy couple.
This week saw Lauryn Hill enter prison to serve her three month sentence due to tax evasion. She will be serving her time in a prison in Danbury, Connecticut.
Adam Lambert has announced that he will be joining the cast of Glee. He will feature in the shows fifth season.
Country singer Randy Travis was admitted to hospital this week and has had to undergo an emergency brain surgery. The singer suffered a stroke whilst being treated for heart failure and a viral infection.
Sky Ferreira fans will be disappointed if they thought they were getting an album this year. It has been announced that her debut album release will now take place in April 2014.
Arcade Fire’s new album will be available from October 29th. This will be the first album release from Arcade Fire since their 2010 release The Suburbs.
Earl Sweatshirt’s new album Doris will be available in August. The rappers second album will feature 15 songs.
Smashing Pumpkins are set to release a live album with an accompanying live DVD.
Lady Gaga has announced details of her new album ARTPOP. The album will be released in November and will be released in conjunction with an APP for smartphones. Intrigued? So are we.
Babyface and Toni Braxton are working together on a new album. The album of duets should be available towards the end of the year.
Of Montreal are set to release their 12th studio album in October.
CHVRCHES debut album The Bones of What You Believe will be available September 23rd.
King Krule will release 6 Feet Beneath the Moon this August. The debut album will feature 14 songs.
Manic Street Preachers are due to release their 11th album Rewind the Film in September. See our Live Announcements section for details of their upcoming tour.
Art Brut will be touring before the end of 2013.
24th September – Academy 3, Manchester
25th September – Broadcast, Glasgow
26th September – Warehouse 34, Newcastle
27th September – The Hop, Wakefield
28th September – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
29th September – Adelphi, Hull
30th September – Bodega, Nottingham
1st October – Kasbah, Coventry
2nd October – Guildhall, Gloucester
3rd November – Fleece, Bristol
4th November – Forum, Tunbridge Wells
5th November – Village Underground, London
6th November – The Horn, St Albans
7th November – Esquires, Bedford
Deaf Havana will be touring in October. Tickets are available via www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
17th October – Guildhall, Southampton
18th October – o2 Academy, Bristol
19th October – Institute, Birmingham
20th October – Picturehouse, Edinburgh
22nd October – o2 Academy, Liverpool
23rd October – Rock City, Nottingham
24th October – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
25th October – Roundhouse, London
Catch Deptford Goth on any of the upcoming dates.
19th July – Latitude Festival, Southwold
31st August – End of the Road Festival
27th September – Union Chapel, London
16th October – Holy Trinity Church, Leeds
17th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester
18th October – Unitarian Church, Dublin
19th October – Leaf, Liverpool
The Feeling will be touring the UK in October and November.
21st October – Sage 2, Gateshead
22nd October – Oran Mor, Glasgow
23rd October – Academy, Manchester
25th October – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
26th October – o2 Academy, Birmingham
27th October – City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds
29th October – o2 Academy, Leicester
30th October – o2 Academy, Bristol
31st October – o2 Academy, Bournemouth
2nd November – Junction, Cambridge
3rd November – Solus, Cardiff University, Cardiff
Glasvegas have announced a tour for later this year.
29th September – Cockpit, Leeds
30th September – Fleece & Firkin, Bristol
2nd October – Scala, London
4th October – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
5th October – Plug, Sheffield
6th October – Rock City, Nottingham
7th October – Academy 3, Manchester
9th October – Whelans, Dublin
10th October – Limelight, Belfast
22nd December – The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow
Liam Fray will embark on an acoustic solo tour sans The Courteeners.
19th September – o2 Academy, Liverpool
20th September – Cockpit, Leeds
21st September – King Tut’s, Glasgow
24th September – o2 Academy 2, Oxford
25th September – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
26th September – Scala, London
27th September – Leadmill, Sheffield
29th September – Ritz, Manchester
Catch Manic Street Preachers on their September tour.
13th September – Newport Centre, Newport
20th September – Olympia, Dublin
22nd September – Colston Hall, Bristol
24th September – Shepherds Bush Empire, London
27th September – Ritz, Manchester
29th September – Barrowland, Glasgow
Catch Primal Scream on their December tour.
11th December – Brixton Academy, London
14th December – SECC, Glasgow
15th December – Academy 1, Manchester
Travis will be touring in October. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
19th October – Academy, Bristol
21st October – Olympia, Dublin
23rd October – Sage, Gateshead
24th October – The Roundhouse, London
26th October – Institute, Birmingham
27th October – The Ritz, Manchester
28th October – Academy, Leeds
Electric – Pet Shop Boys
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Surfers Paradise – Cody Simpson
The Big Dream – David Lynch
Blessed Unrest – Sara Barielles
Andy and his Grandmother – Andy Kaufman
Letters Home – Defeater
Last of the Great Pretenders – Matt Nathanson