Frank Ocean keen to press charges against Chris Brown, Rick Ross shot at in drive by, Peter Hook has had enough of New Order 'sniping'... Music News Daily
Tuesday, 29 January
Frank Ocean wants charges to be brought against Chris Brown after the pair allegedly brawled over a parking space. Nothing official has been been filed yet over the clash outside a West Hollywood studio on Sunday, but Ocean "is desirous of prosecution in this incident," according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore. Witnesses claim Brown bunched the Odd Future associate. Brown is yet to comment on the incident, but he is currently on five years probation for his assault on Rihanna in 2009 and charges could result in that being revoked.
Rick Ross was unhurt after an unknown assailant opened fire on his Rolls Royce in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, yesterday. The vehicle, driven by the musician, crashed into a building after the attack but he and a passenger were not injured. Police are still looking for the gunman.
Paul Weller is to play a Teenage Cancer Trust gig, supported by Palma Violets, on at the Royal Albert Hall on 25 March. Tickets go on sale at 9am (GMT) on Friday.
Watch Grizzly Bear's new video for Gun Shy. The band will play London's Alexandra Palace on 5 May, curating the ATP I'll Be Your Mirror Event. As reported yesterday the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will take charge the day beforehand. Ticket are on sale for both from Thursday. ATPfestival.com
Peter Hook has responded to criticism of him by his former New Order bandmates. "I think I've short-circuited any disagreements between the three of them because their hate is obviously all pointed at me, as opposed to the old days when we all used to point it at each other," he declared, adding he is now no longer interested in rejoining the band and hoped his bandmates would stop attacking him. "This does need to stop. It's getting beyond a joke. Even I'm looking at it now and going, Oh, my God. This is ridiculous. I mean, we're both musicians trying to earn a living and get on with it and this constant sniping is not good for either of us and it is very, very childish..."
Surfer Blood are to return with a new album, Pythons, this summer. Here's the first track from the LP, Weird Shapes.
Johnny Marr is confident The Smiths would still top the album charts if they had come about now. "Modest Mouse hit the American charts at number one. So yeah [Meat Is Murder could be Number 1]," he suggested.
Wavves will return with a new album Afraid Of Heights in 25 March. "The general theme of the record is depression and anxiety, being death-obsessed and paranoid of impending doom," explained the band's Nathan Williams. "I feel like the narration is almost schizophrenic if you listen front to back; every word is important, even the constant contradictions and lack of self-worth. That's all a part of this record-questioning everything not because I'm curious, but because I'm paranoid." Here's a track from the record, Sail To The Sun.
The Stooges have reportedly finished recording a new studio album entitled Ready To Die. A release date is yet to be set.
The Camden Crawl will take place in October this year. The multi-venue urban festival has moved from its traditional May date to the autumn. Its Dublin spin-off event however will continue between 3 and 5 May.
Listen Radiohead and cycling drugs cheat Lance Armstrong getting mashed-up. He's a Creep, geddit?
Mark Lanegan will feature on the new Queens Of The Stone Age album. The band simply explained: "Lanegan came by. He didn't say much, but he sang good."
Read a look back at the legacy of the Riot Grrrl scene.
Bjork has turned to Kickstarter to help fund an education project based on Biophilia. The singer wants to make the apps she created for her album available across more formats to help teach children about science and music.
Dexy's are set for a West End residency. The band will stage a five night run at the Duke Of York Theatre between 15 and 20 April. Tickets are on sale this Friday from 10am (GMT). Dexy's will perform One Day I'm Going To Soar in order, followed by some old favourites.
Here's a new remix of Cat Power's song Manhattan, featuring guest vocals from Angel Haze.
Fleetwood Mac will tour the UK in September, according to Mick Fleetwood. A new album is also in the pipeline.
At The Drive-In are reissuing their albums Acrobatic Tenement (25 March) and Relationship of Command (22 April). It's the first time both records will be available on vinyl.
Today's Track Of The Day is Eels with Happy Alphabet
That's it for today. Music News Daily returns tomorrow at lunchtime.
12:00 PM | 29/01/2013
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