Graham Coxon in hotel fire drama

Graham Coxon was forced to evacuate a hotel Falmouth earlier today (April 30) after it caught fire. The Blur guitarist, who is staying at the Beach Hotel ahead of his gig in the Cornish town tonight, spoke about the drama in a series of tweets. He wrote: "We have rooms at the Beach Hotel and had to leave when the smell the smell of smoke for [sic] a little much." Coxon then tweeted pictures of the burning hotel, before adding: "We watched it... We had to leave the foyer and then watch it get worse and worse...rather sad."

New ‘Prometheus’ trailer unveiled – watch

The film, which stars Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace and Idris Elba, has been previewed by several trailers already, but none as lengthy as this one. The trailer was unveiled last night (April 29) and features a number of previously unseen clips, including a more detailed introduction to Theron's character Meredith Vickers, who has been billed as the film's villain.

Beach Boys and Bruce Springsteen headline New Orleans Jazz Festival

The Beach Boys, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Bon Iver headlined the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this weekend [April 27 - 29]. The Beach Boys, whose 50th anniversary tour kicked off in Tuscon, Arizona on Tuesday, April 24, played a 29 song-set on Friday night [April 27]. Bruce Springsteen, meanwhile, played a two and a half hour set on Sunday [April 29], and was joined on piano by Dr John for two songs, "Something You Got" and "Oh Mary Don't You Weep". Tom Petty and Bon Iver also played at the festival this weekend.

Simone Felice Band, London Bush Hall, April 27, 2012

Simi Stone was a member of the now apparently retired The Duke & The King, alongside Simone Felice. Tonight she’s opening for Simone at the Bush Hall, a solo turn that starts with Simi on fiddle, playing a lament that sounds like it may have been first heard a century ago, a keening in the Appalachians or somewhere similarly remote and steeped in mystery and drizzle.

Damon Albarn: “Dr Dee”

In 1570, a few years before he became preoccupied with alchemical quests, heretical visions and attempts to divine the language of angels, Dr John Dee was commissioned to write a government report on the state of England.

Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold to write film soundtrack

Fleet Foxes' frontman Robin Pecknold is to score a new film, titled The Internet – A Blog Cats WTF Universe. The film, which will be directed by Pecknold's brother Sean and Matt Daniels, will tell the story of a character named Matt who has made a successful living as a "LOLcat caption writer", but who suffers an existential crisis and decides to decamp to Berlin in search of a life that provides more than "just viral internet cat humor."

Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard: “Our life is surreal”

Alabama Shakes' frontwoman Brittany Howard has spoken about how her life has changed since her band have become more well known. The "Hold On" singer says her life has taken a "surreal" turn since her band began to get noticed, and she explains that she finds it a bit strange having celebrity fans.

Jack White tops the UK album chart

Jack White has entered the Official UK Album Chart at Number 1 with his debut solo album, Blunderbuss. The White Stripes/The Raconteurs/The Dead Weather man has toppled Adele's 21 to take the Number One spot, outselling the "Rolling In The Deep" singer two copies to one, according to the Official Charts Company.

Black Sabbath announce intimate UK show

Black Sabbath have announced an intimate show for next month. The band, who will headline this summer's Download Festival along with The Prodigy and Metallica over the weekend of June 8-10, will play a small show at Birmingham's O2 Academy on May 19 to warm up for the festival. The show will be the metal legends' first since they reunited with their original line-up late last year and may see them preview some of the new material they have spent the last nine months working on.
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