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James Bond villain actor Richard ‘Jaws’ Kiel dies at 74

James Bond star Richard Kiel, who played 007’s iconic foe Jaws, has died aged 74. The actor had broken his leg and was being treated in hospital in California where he died on Wednesday afternoon. According to TMZ the cause of death has not yet been revealed. The imposing actor stood over seven feet tall and appeared opposite Roger Moore in the 1977 James Bond adventure The Spy Who Loved Me. Due to his popularity Jaws returned as a more sympathetic character in 1979’s Moonraker. His face-offs with Bond were among the spy series’ most memorable.

Listen to Bob Dylan’s “Nothing To It” performed by Jim James, Elvis Costello and more

A track, "Nothing To It", has been released from the forthcoming Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes project. The album features lyrics that Dylan wrote while recording the original Basement Tapes in 1967 that have been put to music by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James, T Bone Burnett and Marcus Mumford. The first song from these sessions, "Nothing To It" is accompanied by an animated video that overlays abstract cartoons and Dylan's original hand-written lyrics.

James confirm new album details

James will release a new album, La Petite Mort, on June 2. It is the band's first full-length studio album since 2008's Hey Ma. The album has been produced by Max Dingel (Killers, Muse, White Lies) and will be preceded by a single, "Moving On". Other confirmed tracks include "Curse Curse" and "Frozen Britain". The band have been announced as headliners for Summer In The City, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, on July 11 and Camp Bestival on August 1. More festival dates and a UK arena tour are to be announced shortly.

James Taylor announces tour dates

James Taylor has announced a 10 date UK tour with his band to take place in September/October 2014. Taylor, who last toured the UK in 2011, will play: SEPTEMBER 5 - Plymouth Pavilions 26 – Birmingham LG Arena 27 – Leeds First Direct Arena 29 – Glasgow SSE Hydro 30 – Manchester Phones 4 U Arena OCTOBER 2 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena 4 – Brighton Centre 5 – Bournemouth BIC 7/8 – London Royal Albert Hall Book from www.ticketline.co.uk / 0844 888 9991 or from the venue direct.

James Blake wins 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize

James Blake has won the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize with his album Overgrown. The album, his second, was picked above competition from Arctic Monkeys, Disclosure, Villagers, Rudimental and David Bowie and the bookies favourite Laura Mvula. Upon winning the award, the 22nd Mercury Prize, he delivered a short speech, and said: "Thank you to my parents for showing me the importance of being independent."

Video for James Murphy’s David Bowie remix to premiere on October 30

David Bowie will premiere the video for the James Murphy remix of his song "Love Is Lost" during the Mercury Music Prize ceremony on Wednesday (October 30). Visuals for the 10-minute long reworking of The Next Day album track will be unveiled during the Mercury Music Prize show on More 4 in the UK at 9.30pm. The full video will then be made available to watch on Vevo from November 1.
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