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Music News: Monday 26th March 2012

Lisa Bentley

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One Direction Break America

One Direction have managed to do what no other British act has ever done. The band have celebrated this week as their debut album went directly to the number one spot on the American album charts. Well done to the home grown talent.

NME Search for Icon

NME are currently holding a poll to see who the biggest icon of the last 60 years. To cast your vote then go to the following website NME.COM/UltimateIcon

Jack White Denies White Stripe Reunion

The White Stripes frontman Jack White has vehemently denied rumours of a reunion. Whilst fans desperately want the band to reform Jack has quashed any hopes, he has spoken out about this saying that there is “absolutely no chance” and “If we were forced to change our mind about that, I can only imagine the reason being if we went bankrupt or really needed the cash, which would be a really sad thing.” Boo.

Manson and Depp Collaborate

An unusual but not unlikely collaboration has been announced this week. Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp have teamed up to cover Carly Simon’s hit You’re So Vain. Manson is no stranger to cover versions, he has previously recorded Tainted Love and Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These).

The House of Doherty?

Pete Doherty has recently begun working with Kooples for a fashion campaign offering a range of clothes similar in style to that of Doherty’s. The line of clothing couture has also been modelled by the Libertines co-frontman. More information can be found at www.thekooples.com.

Bestival Headliner Announced

It has been announced this week that soul legend Stevie Wonder will be joining the line-up for 2012s Bestival. Wonder will headline along with New order and one other as of yet unnamed act.

Carole King Honoured

Singer/Songwriter Carole King is to be celebrated as a BMI icon at the 60th BMI Pop Awards. King has penned some of the greatest songs including The Locomotion, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow and You’ve Got A Friend. King is set to release a book A Natural Woman on April 10th.

New App for Spotify

A new App has been created by the people at Spotify. The App allows you to create playlists. What is new there, you are probably thinking. Well this App generated playlists and also allows you to pilfer music from your friends. For more information check out this video that explains it all –

Tulisa’s Shame

Tulisa Contostavlos has been left shame faced recently. The N-Dubz singer and X-Factor judge was recently stopped at an airport in America due to strange vibrations coming from her suitcase. This reported lead to a 6 figure deal with the company that creates the Rabbit sex toy. This week her new single Young was due for release however, it seems people were talking more about her recently leaked sex tape rather than her music. Somewhat ironically the song includes the lyrics “Forgive us for what we have done, ‘cause we’re young.” Contostavlos has spoken out about the tape saying “As you can imagine, I am devastated, heartbroken. When you share an intimate moment with someone that you love and care about and trust, you never imagine that footage will be shared with the world.”

Adele’s Latest Record

21 has now surpassed Dire Straits album Brothers In Arms in album sales. She is now sixth in the all-time UK album best sellers list. The five albums ahead of Adele’s 21 are shown below.

1. Queen – ‘Greatest Hits’
2. The Beatles – ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’
3. Abba – ‘Gold’
4. Oasis – ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’
5. Michael Jackson – ‘Thriller’

David Bowie set for Re-issue

To celebrate its 40th anniversary since the original release, David Bowies The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars is being re-issued in June on CD and Vinyl.

RHCP Woo Jimmy Page

RHCP have revealed details that they are trying to woo Jimmy Page to join them on stage for their upcoming Knebworth shows. The band has revealed that performing with the Led Zeppelin legend is on their ‘bucket’ list.

EX-QOTSA Bassist Speaks Out

Nick Oliveri, ex-bassist with Queens Of The Stoneage has spoken out on his departure from the band. Oliveri was asked to leave the band in 2004 by front man Josh Homme. Whilst the details have always been shrouded in mystery it has been revealed it was due to Oliveri’s disrespectful nature towards fans and also his abusive relationship with Homme’s girlfriend. Oliveri has said that in the same position that he would have “axed” him too.

Live Announcements

Bleech

Bleech will be touring heavily over the next few months. You can catch them on the following dates.

27th March – Joiners, Southampton

2nd April – Barfly, Camden

6th April – KOKO, London (Club NME)

7th April – Now We are Weekender, West Brom (with Art Brut)

11th April – Railway, Winchester

24th April – The Leopard, Doncaster

11th May – Ku Bar, Stockton

12th May – 20 Rocks, Falkirk

13th May – Doghouse, Dundee

18th May – The Hop, Wakefield

19th May – The Maze, Nottingham

26th May – Timepiece, Exeter

2nd June – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

3rd June – The Priory, Scunthorpe

7th June – Rough Trade Instore, London

Broken Hands

Get down to any of the following dates and check out Broken Hands.

3rd May – Station Sessions Festival, St Pancras, London (6:30pm)

5th May – Live at Leeds

21st May – SOYO, Sheffield

22nd May – The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle

23rd May – King Tut’s, Glasgow

24th May – Stereo, York

26th May – Firebug, Leicester

28th May – Kasbah, Coventry

29th May – South Street Arts Centre, Reading

30th May – The Lexington, London

31st May – The Hope, Brighton

2nd June – Dot-to-Dot Festival, Bristol

3rd June – Dot-to-Dot Festival, Nottingham

4th June – Dot-to-Dot Festival, Manchester

The Cult

A triple whammy tour will see The Cult, The Mission and Killing Joke tour together in September. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

11th September – Newcastle Arena, Newcastle

12th September – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield

14th September – Manchester Arena, Manchester

15th September – Birmingham LG Arena, Birmingham

16th September – Wembley Arena, Wembley

Dear Prudence

Catch Dear Prudence on their upcoming tour.

30th March – Kasbah, Coventry

31st March – Unit, Southampton

4th April – Magnum Opus Tattoo, Brighton

19th April – Green Door Store, Brighton

20th April – The Bowery, Sheffield

21st April – Stealth, Nottingham

3rd May – Dot-to-Dot, Bristol

5th May – Live at Leeds

Feeder

Feeder has announced details of a November tour. The band will be playing a handful of festival dates this summer but will also embark on a healing tour later in the year.

22nd June – Isle of Wight Festival

6th July – T in the Park, Scotland

7th July – Sonisphere, Knebworth

27th July – Kendal Calling, Cumbria

17th November – o2 Academy, Glasgow

18th November – Manchester Academy, Manchester

20th November – Guildhall, Portsmouth

21st November – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

23rd November – o2 Academy, Brixton

Gossip

Gossip have two upcoming UK dates. Make sure you get down to their show.

15th May – XOYO, London

5th July – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Killing Joke

A triple whammy tour will see The Cult, The Mission and Killing Joke tour together in September. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

11th September – Newcastle Arena, Newcastle

12th September – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield

14th September – Manchester Arena, Manchester

15th September – Birmingham LG Arena, Birmingham

16th September – Wembley Arena, Wembley

Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill is returning to the UK after five years of not performing on British soil. Tickets for her show are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

14th April – Indigo 2, London

The Mission

A triple whammy tour will see The Cult, The Mission and Killing Joke tour together in September. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

11th September – Newcastle Arena, Newcastle

12th September – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield

14th September – Manchester Arena, Manchester

15th September – Birmingham LG Arena, Birmingham

16th September – Wembley Arena, Wembley

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is bringing her Pink Fridays tour to the UK. You can catch her in July at the following venues. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

24th June – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London

25th June – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London

26th June – NIA Academy, Birmingham

28th June – o2 Apollo Manchester

Nickleback

Nickleback are set to tour the UK. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

1st October – o2 Arena, London

2nd October – NIA, Birmingham

4th October – Manchester Arena, Manchester

5th October – Metro Arena, Manchester

7th October – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

Ny

Ny will be supporting Plan B on his upcoming tour.

15th June – Thetford Forest, Suffolk

16th June – Bedgebury Pineturn & Forest, Tunbridge Wells

23rd June – Westobirt Arboretum, Tetbury

29th June – Cannock Chase Forest, Rugeley

30th June – Dalby Forest, Pickering

7th July – Delamere Forest, Delamere (sold out)

Paul Heaton

Former House Martins and Beautiful South Frontman will be touring in July. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

5th July – Barbican Centre, London

6th July – The Lowry Theatre, Salford

7th July – Harewood House, Leeds (The M Fest)

10th July – Lyceum, Sheffield

11th July – St Paul’s Church, Birmingham

12th July – Latitude

Paul Thomas Saunders

Catch Paul Thomas Saunders on his upcoming tour.

16th April – St Pancras Church, London

5th May – Camden Crawl, London

6th May