Flaming Lips' "crazy family" celebrating 30 years together, Scott Weiland surprised by Stone Temple Pilots sacking, Jack Bugg bored by Brits... Music News Daily
Thursday, 28 February
Wayne Coyne says he's surprised by how long The Flaming Lips have kept it together. The band are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, and release new album The Terror on 1 April. "We think about it all the time: Why are we still together?" admitted Coyne. "It's become sort of a testament to my personality and my sense of family. The longer we're together, the more I see the way our road crew sees it - as a crazy sort of family. Because in the beginning you're just making music with some weird dudes."
Scott Weiland has apparently been fired from Stone Temple Pilots, something that confuses him no end. "I learned of my supposed 'termination' from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press. Not sure how I can be "terminated" from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that's something for the lawyers to figure out," he suggested.
Here's an exclusive, Public Service Broadcasting's new video for Signal 30. It's taken from the band's album Inform - Educate - Entertain out 6 May.
Jake Bugg didn't have a good time at this year's Brit Awards. "I enjoyed the free alcohol of course but I thought the actual ceremony was boring," he declared, though all was not lost, noting: "The party was brilliant, however."
Toy, East India Youth, Jagwar Ma and Stealing Sheep are among the acts to join the bill for this year's Field Day. The event takes place in London's Victoria Park on 25 May.
The Temptation's Richard Street has died. He was 70.
Want to see One Direction's Harry Styles get hit in the groin by a shoe (who throws a shoe)?
Watch Melody's Echo Chamber's new video for Crystalized (out 18 March).
The Rolling Stones, Florence + The Machine and Palma Violets were among the winners at last night's NME Awards. Johnny Marr was proclaimed Godlike Genius and played live at the ceremony in London along with Foals, Biffy Clyro, Paul Weller and Miles Kane.
Bono lobbied an audience including Bill Gates to fight global poverty on Tuesday. "Forget the rock opera, forget the bombast, my usual tricks," he declared at the TED conference in California, "the only thing singing today will be the facts. I have truly embraced my inner nerd. Exit the rock star. Enter the evidence activist. The factivist."
Kasabian are set to play an acoustic gig at this year's Snowbombing festival in the Alps. The band will play the Barclaycard Arctic Disco (4 April) at the event which takes place 1-6 April in Mayrhofen, Austria.
Jimi Hendrix will be the face of this year's Record Store Day. The event, which sees artists creating bespoke releases for independent record shops, takes place internationally on 20 April.
Warpaint and Dinosaur Jr have joined the line-up for this year's End Of The Road Festival (30 August - 1 September).
Primal Scream, The Charlatans and Basement Jaxx are headlining this year's Kendal Calling (26-28 July).
Justin Timberlake and Bastille are both in the running for the Number 1 single this Sunday, while Emeli Sande looks odds on to enjoy her tenth week at the top of the UK album charts. Atoms For Peace are currently Number 2 according to the official midweeks.
Today's Track Of The Day David Bowie week continues with Sound And Vision
That's it for today. Music News Daily returns tomorrow at lunchtime.
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