The Strokes releasing new album this year, Glastonbury announce first names, Wilko Johnson to play farewell gigs, Beyonce for Barack & the Brits... Music News Daily
Friday, 18 January
The Strokes will release an album this year. A US radio station revealed yesterday it had heard new track All The Time - which has a "classic" Strokes sound - and another "synthy"-led song. Q understand that a full album has nearly been completed and will be released later this year, although the band have yet to confirm anything... so watch this space.
The Glastonbury Festival has announce its first act for 2013, Malian musician Rokia Traore. In "solidarity with the musicians of Mali" an artist from the country will open the Pyramid stage each day at the festival after music was banned in the north of the country by Islamists.
Meanwhile Rodriguez has said he too will play the festival this year, as well as making appearances at the Coachella in America and Spain's Primavera.
Interpol drummer Sam Forgarino is to release a solo album under the name EmptyMansions. snakes/vultures/sulfate will be out in April and features Secret Machines Brandon Curtis and Duane Denison from Tomahawk. The record will include a cover of Neil Young's Down By The River.
Watch Laura Mvula's new video for single Green Garden (out 24 February). The singer is one of our tips for new acts who will shine at this year's festivals, check out the full list now.
Brian Wilson has given his approval to actor Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) playing him in upcoming Beach Boys biopic, Love And Mercy. "I'm thrilled," declared the veteran. "I still can't believe how cool it is that my life will be portrayed on the big screen."
N-Dubz' Dappy has been found guilty of affray after a brawl at a petrol station by a jury at Guildford Crown Court. He was cleared of charges of common assault following allegations he spat at two women. Dappy will be sentenced on 15 February.
Could Skrillex's famous undercut be 'under' threat? The EDM maestro accidentally set his hair alight on Tuesday while blowing out a candle on his birthday cake. Watch the disco 'inferno'.
Beyonce will perform at this year's Brit Awards on 20 February.
Watch Dinosaur Jr's Pierce The Morning Rain video.
Bill Bragg will release his first studio album in five years later this year. Tooth & Nail is out on 18 March.
John Cale celebrated the music of former collaborate Nico with a show at New York's Brooklyn Academy Of Music this week. The Velvet Underground man staged the tribute show which featured the likes of Kim Gordon, Sharon Van Etten, Alison Mosshart, Yeasayer and more on Wednesday.
Elvis Costello has contributed a voice over for a TV advert for Linda McCartney Foods. It's the first time in 15 years the brand has advertised on television and features and animated version of the McCartney family.
U2's Adam Clayton has applied for planning permission to build a security lodge at his Dublin mansion so he can station guards there around the clock.
Stevie Wonder and Beyonce feature on Barak Obama's inauguration playlist. Listen now.
Sigur Ros Jodrell Bank observatory on 30 August. Tickets go on sale today.
Following his diagnosis with terminal cancer of the pancreas last week, Wilko Johnson has announced a series of farewell concerts in March. He will play London Koko (6), Bilston Robin 2 (7), Holmfirth Picturedrome (8) and Glasgow 02 ABC (9). Tickets are on sale from Monday from the link below.
Today's Track Of The Day is Unknown Mortal Orchestra with So Good At Being In Trouble
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