Muse set for intimate War Child gig, new album round-up: MGMT, Steve Mason, !!!, She & Him, Noel Gallagher's unlikely proposal ... Music News Daily
Wednesday, 30 January
Muse are to play an intimate gig for War Child. The band are set to headline the charity's annual Brits gig, which will take place at Shepherds Bush Empire on 18 February, just ahead of the awards themselves. The likes of Coldplay, The Killers and Blur have played the show in previous years. War Child are to receive a special Brit Award this year to mark their 20th anniversary. Tickets for this year's show go on sale on Friday.
Noel Gallagher says he is suffering from tinnitus. The former Oasis man went for a brain scan to discover why he has a "bizarre ringing in my ears". He joked that doctors did manage to find his brain.
However one part of Gallagher's mind they won't be able to find is the bit with the memories of him proposing to Sinead O'Connor. The Irish singer says the guitarist once asked to marry her just before he tied the knot with first wife Meg Matthews. "He won't remember, as he was off his face at a festival in Amsterdam," she recalled.
Watch Animal Collective new Gaspar Noe directed video for Applesauce.
The live music scene in the UK is to be investigated by competition watchdogs. With US companies AEG and Live Nation battling for control of London's prime venues, including Hyde Park, Wembley, The O2 and the Olympic Stadium, the Competition Commission will examine if there are any implications for ticket prices.
MGMT say their third album is a synth-heavy, wild affair. "We're not trying to make music that everyone understands the first time they hear it," explained Ben Goldwasser of the LP due out in June.
Watch Steve Mason talking about new album Monkey Minds In The Devil's Time, which is out 18 March.
Whitney Houston's mother has criticised Bobby Brown in a new book about her daughter. "I do believe her life would have turned out differently [without Brown]," Cissy Houston writes in Remembering Whitney. "It would have been easier for her to get sober and stay sober. Instead she was with someone who, like her, wanted to party. To me, he never seemed to be a help to her in the way she needed."
She & Him will release third album, Volume 3, on 6 May. Zooey Deschanel and M Ward's new record includes a cover of Blondie's Sunday Girl.
Here's John Grant's video for Pale Green Ghost, from his new album of the same name recorded with members of Iceland dance outfit Gus Gus.
It seems bands don't just play the Super Bowl, they're making the adverts to go around it too. The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne has created one for Hyundai featuring new song Sun Blows Up Today, which surfaced online last week. You can't watch the ad in the UK yet, but here's the track again.
Marilyn Manson is suing a women who said she was engaged to him. The singer claims he is the target of a "months-long campaign of defamation and harassment" from Yolanda Tharpe - an "independent occult filmmaker" - according to a complaint filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday.
Want to see classic album covers redesigned to feature cats? Of course you do.
!!!'s new album is called Thr!!!er and will be released on 29 April. Here's a very short teaser - and grab the new issue of Q to find out what happened when the band joined Pulp and more on floating festival the SS Coachella.
Hands Justin, hands... one young Bieber fan got slight more 'contact' with her hero than she bargained for.
Is even vinyl not safe from the digital age? US record store Amoeba is selling "digitalised" vinyl and 78s online via high quality downloads.
Today's Track Of The Day is Kendrick Lamar with Backstreet Freestyle
That's it for today. Music News Daily returns tomorrow at lunchtime.
12:00 PM | 30/01/2013
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