The Strokes announce LP release date, Bestival book Elton John, Rodriguez to record new album after 42 year gap, Depeche Mode track leaks... Music News Daily
Thursday, 31 January
The Strokes have announced they will release new album Comedown Machine on 25 March. The band's fifth album is 37 minutes and 49 seconds long according to its cover - a basic RCA acetate sleeve - and will be preceded by new single All The Time "soon". As previously reported, the band have made an album track, One Way Trigger, available as a free download from their website.
Elton John and Snoop Dogg will headline this year's Bestival. Franz Ferdinand, M.I.A., The Knife and The Flaming Lips are also playing the festival which celebrates its tenth birthday between 5-8 September.
Andrews Sisters singer Patty Andrews has died aged 94.
Rodriguez is to record his third album this summer, returning to the studio after a 42 gap since his last record, Coming From Reality. The subject of acclaimed documentary Searching For Sugar Man has about 30 songs to be considered for the album. As he told Q last year, his new material has been informed by his experiences, including his unlikely fame in South Africa: "You're affected by everything. In South Africa I've woken up on mountain range and wondered where I was! That kind of feeling I write down, and remember the words."
Watch Yo La Tengo's new video for I'll Be Around.
Rihanna has confirmed she and ex boyfriend Chris Brown are an item again. "I decided it was more important for me to be happy," she explained. "I wasn't going to let anybody's opinion get in the way of that. Even if it's a mistake, it's my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I'd rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it."
Jay-Z has signed Timbaland to his Roc Nation label.
Radio 1's annual Big Weekend will take place in Londonderry between 24 and 26 May. Two Door Cinema Club are among the first acts to be confirmed.
The National Theatre are to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a series of events this year, including a new musical written by Tori Amos.
Heaven, the first track from Depeche Mode's forthcoming album Delta Machine, has leaked online.
Noah And The Whale will release new album Heart Of Nowehre on 6 May. The band will also stage a residency at London's Palace Theatre, playing every Sunday at the venue for a month starting from 28 April. Tickets are on sale next week (8 February).
Watch Tame Impala's video for new single Mind Mischief (out 4 March).
The Smashing Pumpkins are to tour latest album Oceania this summer. The band play a trio of dates in July, including London's Wembley Arena on 22 July. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9am (GMT)
Johnny Cash is set to feature on a new stamp issued in the US. The man in Penny Black, anyone?
Bingo Players look set to stay at Number 1, while Biffy Clyro are on course for their first chart topping album with Opposites according to the official midweeks.
Today's Track Of The Day is Baxter Dury with Trellic
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