Nick Cave, Phoenix, MBV, Tame Impala join Blur at Primavera, Mars Volta split, Adele to play Oscars... Music News Daily
Thursday, 24 January
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (who have also confirmed an slot at South By South West in Austin, Texas on 13 March), Phoenix (above), My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus And Mary Chain and Tame Impala are among the acts who have joined Blur on the line-up for this year's Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona. Wu-Tang Clan, The Knife, The Vaccines, Grizzly Bear and Animal Collective have also been announced for the event which takes place in Barcelona between 22 and 26 May.
The Mars Volta have broken-up. The band formed by Cedric Bixier-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez after At The Drive-In split in 2001 effectively came to an end in the early hours of this morning. "I can't sit here and pretend any more. I no longer am a member of Mars Volta," Bixier-Zavala tweeted. He added that he had tried to mount a tour but his bandmate, who has a new project Bosnian Rainbows, "did not want to."
Vampire Weekend were forced yesterday to deny online rumours that the record will be called Lemon Sounds after a fake cover was posted on some sites.
The proposed Israeli leg of the Lollapalooza festival, which was due to take place in August, has been postponed indefinitely. Organisers say they were "running into issues recruiting top-billed artists".
Adele will perform her Bond theme Skyfall at this year's Oscar ceremony on 24 February. The song is nominate for Best Original Song.
Watch Foals new video for My Number.
Lady Gaga's next album ARTPOP will not be released any time soon according to her producer. Despite speculation the record is on the way her collaborator Zedd explained: "We've been working on it for over a year now. There's still a lot of work left."
Bon Iver's Justin Vernon is working with Arcade Fire's touring sax player Colin Stetson on a solo album.
Here's Palma Violets' brand new video for Step Up For The Cool Cats. Their debut album 180 is out on 25 February.
Today's Track Of The Day is Paul Banks with Arise, Awake
That's it for today. Music News Daily returns tomorrow at lunchtime.
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