Damon Albarn, who collected the Award For Innovation at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas last night (February 26), says Blur have recorded 15 new songs for a new album, but they won’t see the light of day for years.
Another song this week from what’s rapidly shaping up to be one of my favourite 2014 albums, Hurray For The Riff-Raff’s “Small Town Heroes”. Have a look, too, at the trailer for Lance Bangs’ Slint documentary, “Breadcrumb Trail”, which is the music film I’ve enjoyed most since the Source Family doc.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played their 1973 album, The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle in full at their final show in Australia today [February 26].
The band opened with a cover of the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive", and were joined by Eddie Vedder for a cover of AC/DC's "Highway To Hell" during the encores. Vedder had previously joined the band to play the same song in Melbourne on Saturday, February 15.
The Rolling Stones played the first of three shows at Tokyo Dome today [February 26].
The show was part of the band's 14 On Fire tour, which began in Abu Dhabi on February 21. The band return to Tokyo Dome on March 4 and 6 before heading to Macau on March 9.
The Rolling Stones played:
Get Off Of My Cloud
It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)
Doom And Gloom
David Cameron has commented on David Bowie's Brit Awards speech – which was read by Kate Moss – in which he called for Scottish voters to reject independence.
As reported, Bowie was not at the venue to pick up his award for British Male, and instead sent Moss to pick up the prize on his behalf and read out his acceptance speech.
Sharon Van Etten is set to release her new album, Are We There?, on May 26.
She will support the release of the follow up to 2012's Tramp with a one-off UK show at London's KOKO on June 5, and will play Green Man Festival in August. Scroll down for the Are We There? tracklisting.
The album is self-produced with guests turns from Shearwater's Jonathan Myberg and Adam Granduciel and Dave Hartley from The War on Drugs.