The Gaslight Anthem reveal Pearl Jam inspiration on next record

The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon claims that Pearl Jam have inspired his band's plans for their next album. The New Jersey four-piece, who only recently released their fourth album Handwritten, already have ideas for their fifth LP according to frontman Brian Fallon. He told Rolling Stone: "I want to do the No Code record [Pearl Jam's fourth album], that one. They did these three rock records, and [then] they all of a sudden went left turn. And everybody went, 'What the hell?' Then later, five years, they went, 'This is amazing.'"

The Flaming Lips preview ‘Freak Night’ concert film – watch

The Flaming Lips have put a preview of their upcoming concert film online – you can watch it at the bottom of this page. The film, titled Freak Night, chronicles the legendary psychedelic band's free concert in Oklahoma City on October 26, and is reportedly available via the band's website next week. No release date has been officially announced. Tweeting stills from the concert movie, frontman Wayne Coyne wrote: "Freaky shit from Freak Night!!!Comes out next week motherfuckers!! Halloween for Christmas!!"

Paul McCartney teams up with Nirvana members again for ‘Saturday Night Live’

Paul McCartney teamed up again with surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic on Saturday Night Live last weekend [December 16]. The singer had previously performed with the grunge icons at the 12-12-12: Concert For Sandy Relief earlier this week to play their collaboration "Cut Me Some Slack", which will feature on the soundtrack to Grohl's forthcoming documentary Sound City.

Bruce Springsteen, Black Keys and Lady Gaga join The Rolling Stones at New Jersey gig

The Rolling Stones played the final scheduled performance of their 50 And Counting run of gigs at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday night (December 15). The band kicked off with "Get Off Of My Cloud" and then played "The Last Time", "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It)" and "Paint It, Black" before introducing the first of the night's special guests, Lady Gaga, for "Gimme Shelter".

Watch: ten tracks of 2012

While rolling out my Top 112 albums list last week, a couple of people understandably asked what some of those records actually sounded like. Maybe this’ll help: ten of my favourite tracks of 2012…

End Of The Road 2013 headliners announced

The headliners for next year's End Of The Road festival have been announced. The festival, which takes place between August 30 and September 1, 2013 at Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset, have confirmed Sigur Rós and Belle And Sebastian as headliners. Other acts confirmed are: Angel Olsen The Barr Brothers Damien Jurado Daughter Horse Thief John Murry King Kahn & The Shrines Palma Violets Pokey Lafarge Serafina Steer Strand of Oaks Woodpecker Wooliams

Extra Stone Roses Finsbury Park tickets onsale today

A limited number of tickets to see The Stone Roses at their two gigs at London's Finsbury Park in June 2013 went onsale at 10am today, priced at £55 plus booking fee. A statement on the band's website posted earlier this week: "Due to the granting of our license at Finsbury Park a very limited number of extra tickets for both London shows – Friday 7th June and Saturday 8th June – will be going on sale at 10am this Friday."

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