The blood has barely dried on the first series of HBO's True Detective talk has already turned to Season Two. At the time of writing, it's hard to think of an A-list actor or actress who, at some point over the last few months, hasn't had their name bandied around in connection with future series of the show.
We interviewed Eric Idle about the recent Monty Python's Total Rubbish: The Complete Collection for the August 2014 issue of Uncut. We only had room in the issue for a small chunk of the interview; so here it is in full...__________Did making records allow Monty Python to express or try things out that you didn't do in your tv shows? Or was it a sensible marketing opportunity that you made the best of?
Jarvis Cocker is set to judge a Pulp karaoke competition in New York next week.
Cocker will be in New York to preside over the contest, which is being held at the Industry City venue in Brooklyn. Would be entrants can tweet their plea to perform for Cocker to the event organisers with those who don't want to sing "Common People" told they stand a better chance of being selected.
Eric Clapton is competing with Ed Sheeran in the race for this week's Number One on the Official UK Albums Chart.
Sheeran is currently ahead of The Breeze by Eric Clapton & Friends at today's midweek stage and is on course to spend his sixth straight week at the top with his second album X. The final chart placings will be revealed on BBC Radio 1 on Sunday (August 3).
Damon Albarn has said that Blur may never finish the album they began working on in 2013.
Albarn recorded new music with his Blur bandmates in Hong Kong in May last year.
However, in an interview published in this week's NME which is on newsstands tomorrow (July 30) and available digitally, Albarn says that because he likes to work in shorter, more concentrated periods of time he fears that he may never return to the tracks the band made while in Asia.
Big Star's first two albums are to be remastered and reissued, according to a report on Rolling Stone.
#1 Record and Radio City, which have been bundled together as a two-for-one album for years, will be available as separate albums again on September 2 with liner notes by R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills.
Beck has unveiled a video for his track "Heart Is A Drum".
The track features on the singer's 2013 album Morning Phase . For the video, Beck worked with British music video director Sophie Muller, who is best known for her collaborations with Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Blur, Garbage and a host of others.