Mark David Chapman’s recent plea for parole has been denied. Chapman was sent to prison for the murder of John Lennon in December 1980.
Stevie Wonder is among some of the stars honoured at this year’s ASCAP awards. Awards have also been issued to Billie Joe Armstrong and Stephen Sondheim.
A man has been shot and killed at a gig in California. He was shot in a Wiz Khalifa gig. Police are currently looking for the murderer and are appealing for witnesses.
Stuart David, the former bassist with Belle and Sebastian is penning a book about his time in the band. It will be released in February 2015.
Paramore’s set at this year’s Reading festival was marred with electrical problems. The audience had to wait for 15 minutes whilst engineers tried to fix the sound problem.
The Barr Brothers are heading out on tour this week.
30th August – End of the Road Festival
31st August – Electric Picnic Festival
1st September – Brooklyn Bowl, London (with Deer Tick)
14th October – The Lexington, London
23rd October – The Castle, Manchester
24th October – Whelan’s, Dublin
25th October – Beach House, Bangor
26th October – Sligo Live Festival, Ireland
28th October – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
29th October – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Dark Horses will start touring in September.
9th September – Louisiana, Bristol
10th September – Cookie Jar, Leicester
11th September – King Tuts, Glasgow
12th September – Gullivers, Manchester
29th September – Shacklewell Arms, London (Album launch party)
The Howling are set to tour with Jettblack in October
7th October – Corporation, Sheffield
8th October – Roadhouse, Manchester
9th October – Rock City Basement, Nottingham
10th October – Live rooms, Chester
11th October – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
12th October – o2 Islington Academy, London
13th October – Joiners, Southampton
The Lost Brothers start touring this week.
28th August – The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
29th August – The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
1st September – Oran Mor, Glasgow
2nd September – Gorilla, Manchester
3rd September – The Electric Ballroom, London
4th September – The Temple, Birmingham
Man Made are heading out on an extensive tour.
13th September – Ruby Lounge, Manchester (XFM Xposure presents)
1st October – The Compass, Chester
2nd October – The Leopard, Doncaster
4th October – The Birdcage, Bristol
6th October – Academy 2, Oxford
8th October – Leadmill, Sheffield
10th October – KU Bar, Stockton
12th October – Nice n Sleazys, Glasgow
13th October – Bodega, Nottingham
14th October – The Castle, Manchester
16th October – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
17th October – Cockpit 3, Leeds
18th October – Independent, Sunderland
19th October – Think Tank, Newcastle
21st October – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
22nd October – PJ Molloys, Dunfermline
23rd October – Tunnels, Aberdeen
24th October – Madhatters, Inverness
25th October – Buskers, Dundee
Catch Tom Vek on tour.
1st September – Y Not Festival
5th – 7th September – Festival No. 6
3rd October – Pavilions, Falmouth
4th October – The Art Bar, Oxford
6th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
7th October – The Haunt, Brighton
8th October – Gorilla, Manchester
9th October – King Tuts, Glasgow
11th October – Cockpit, Leeds
12th October – Kazimier, Liverpool
14th October – Bodega, Nottingham
15th October – Koko, London
Royal Blood – Royal Blood
My Everything – Ariana Grande
Pale Communion – Opeth
Moonshine in the Trunk – Brad Paisley
Whispers – Tina Dico