Queens Of The Stone Age confirm Mark Lanegan’s appearance on new album

Queens Of The Stone Age have confirmed that Mark Lanegan will be singing on their forthcoming new album. The band took to Facebook to reveal the news, writing: 'Lanegan came by. He didn't say much, but he sang good.' This means that the classic line-up of Songs For The Deaf era Queens Of The Stone Age will be appearing on the record, as Dave Grohl will be drumming on the album and the band's former bassist Nick Oliveri has also been recording with the group again.

Dexys announce shows for London’s West End

Dexys are taking their One Day I’m Going To Soar show to London’s West End for a five-night run at the Duke Of York’s Theatre on St Martin’s Lane. The band will play the Duke Of York's on: April 15 April 16 April 18 April 19 April 20 One Day I'm Going To Soar was one of Uncut's Albums Of The Year for 2012. Tickets for the shows are priced between £26 and £41 and are available on Friday February 1st from 10am from www.atgtickets.com/dukeofyorks www.ticketmaster.co.uk www.gigsandtours.com and www.seetickets.com The box office is 0844 871 7623.

Reunited Black Flag recording new album

Recently reunited hardcore group Black Flag are set to record a brand new album. Last week, the 1979-80 line-up of the band - fronted by Ron Reyes - announced that they would be reforming to play the Hevy Fest in Kent as well as Ruhrpott Rodeo in Germany and the Muddy Roots Music Festival in Tennessee. However, on the same day, another incarnation of the band also announced that they would be playing shows in 2013.

The Boomtown Rats reunite for Isle Of Wight festival

Bob Geldof has reformed his band The Boomtown Rats, and announced a performance at this year's Isle Of Wight festival. The Boomtown Rats split in 1986 after releasing six albums including 1979's The Fine Art Of Surfacing, which included the 1979 UK Number One hit "I Don't Like Mondays". They also topped the UK singles chart with 'Rat Trap' a year earlier.

Morrissey hospitalised in Detroit with suspected bladder infection

Morrissey has been hospitalised with a suspected bladder infection, forcing him to cancel US tour dates. He was admitted to Beaumont Hospital on Friday in Royal Oak, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, where he was said to be undergoing further tests. He had already cancelled the show scheduled for Thursday night in Flint, Michigan, and another in Minneapolis on Friday, originally citing an illness in the band as a reason for pulling out.

The Who to play ‘Quadrophenia’ in full on UK arena tour

The Who have announced details of a UK and Ireland arena tour during which they will perform their Quadrophenia album in full. The band will also play a selection of their other classics during the 10-date tour, which kicks off in Dublin on June 8 and wraps up in Liverpool on June 30. Tickets go on sale this Friday (February 1) at 9am.

Iggy And The Stooges finish first album in five years

Iggy And The Stooges have finished recording their new album called Ready To Die. The album is the first studio album from the band since 2007's The Weirdness. It also marks the return of guitarist James Williamson, who left the band after 1973's Raw Power, and who is also believed to have produced the record. Williamson rejoined the Stooges following guitarist Ron Asheton's death in 2009.

My Bloody Valentine debut new song at London gig

My Bloody Valentine debuted a new song at their London gig last night (January 27). Scroll down and hit 'play' to watch fan footage of the performance. According to the band's setlist, the new tune is called "Rough Song". My Bloody Valentine opened the show at Brixton's Electric with the newbie, before playing 14 old favourites including "Only Shallow", "You Made Me Realise" and "Feed Me With Your Kiss". My Bloody Valentine played: 'Rough Song' 'I Only Said' 'When You Sleep' 'You Never Should' 'Honey Power' 'Cigarette In Your Bed' 'Come In Alone'
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