Charlotte Treadaway

Paul McCartney’s theme tune for computer game ‘Destiny’ appears online

Paul McCartney has shared his theme tune for the computer game 'Destiny'. The former Beatle worked on the score for the game and you can now listen to 'Hope For The Future' by clicking above. The first-person shooter is available for Playstation and Xbox now and saw McCartney working with a 120 piece orchestra at London's Abbey Road Studios on the theme, which is set to be released as a single. The orchestra was conducted by Beatles producer George Martin's son Giles and produced by Mark 'Spike' Stent.

Extinct water pig with ‘tactile lips’ named after Mick Jagger

An extinct 'water pig' with 'tactile lips' has been named after Mick Jagger. The 19-million-year-old anthracotheres - a species which has been likened to a kind of 'long-legged pig' - was named in honour of The Rolling Stones frontman because of its "tactile lips". Recently discovered in Egypt thanks to the finding of pieces of fossilised jaw, it has been named Jaggermeryx naida, which means 'Jagger's water nymph'.

Lykke Li reveals Bono told her she ‘blew everyone out of the water’ when recording with U2

Lykke Li has claimed that Bono told her she "blew everyone out of the water" when she recorded vocals for U2's new album. The Swedish singer appears on the band's free album 'Songs of Innocence', contributing vocals on final track 'The Troubles'. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Lykke Li revealed details of the recording process and also the fact that Bono told her that 'Never Gonna Love Again' is his favourite song from her latest album 'I Never Learn'.

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.

PJ Harvey receives honorary degree from Goldsmiths University

PJ Harvey has received an honorary degree from Goldsmiths University. The singer, who was appointed an MBE last year, accepted the accolade from the London institution earlier today (September 10), alongside human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and journalist Neal Ascherson.

Liam Gallager and Tim Burgess pay tribute to former Primal Scream guitatist Robert ‘Throb’ Young

Former Primal Scream guitarist Robert 'Throb' Young has died, according to reports. As yet, there has been no official statement regarding the circumstances of Young's death, but several figures close to the musician have posted messages of condolences on Twitter. Young, who met Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie when the two attended secondary school in Glasgow, was a pivotal member of the band and played on classic albums including 1991's 'Screamadelica' and 2000's 'XTRMNTR'. He left the band to go on sabbatical in 2006.

The Replacements play classic track ‘Alex Chilton’ on ‘The Tonight Show’

The Replacements appeared on The Tonight Show last night (September 9). The cult alt rock band performed 'Alex Chilton' from their fifth album, 1987's 'Pleased to Meet Me', on the Jimmy Fallon hosted show. The performance comes 30 years after the group were banned from 'The Tonight Show' studio at 30 Rockefeller Center, New York after a chaotic performance on Saturday Night Live. Click above to watch their performance. The band are currently on tour in North America, and will play Austin City Limits festival next month.

Swans announce biggest ever UK headline show

Swans have announced plans for their biggest ever UK headline show. The experimental rock band will play London's Roundhouse on May 21, 2015. The band released their most recent album 'To Be Kind' earlier this year. Produced by Swans' own Michael Gira, it has a running time of over two hours and features appearances from St Vincent, Cold Specks, Little Annie and Bill Rieflin.

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