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First bands unveiled for TV On The Radio and Deerhunter’s 2013 ATP festivals

The first bands on the bill for TV On The Radio and Deerhunter's 2013 ATP festivals have been unveiled. The first weekend, which will be curated by TV On The Radio (May 10-12, 2013), will see performances from TV On The Radio, Spank Rock, El-P, Saul Williams, Tinariwen, Shabazz Palaces, Thee Oh Sees, CSS, Daniel Higgs (Lungfish), Celebration, Talibam! and North America.

Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock performance for cinematic release

Jimi Hendrix's set from the 1969 Woodstock festival is set to receive a cinematic release. The performance will be shown on November 29 and December 4 at more than 30 cinemas across the UK, and in movie theatres globally. The gig is being released to celebrate the 70th year of Hendrix's birth and will play alongside the film Live At Woodstock, which features interviews with band members Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell, as well as engineer Eddie Kramer and Woodstock promoter Michael Lang. Live At Woodstock is directed by Bob Smeaton [Festival Express].

Dave Grohl joins Queens Of The Stone Age for their new album

Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has revealed that Dave Grohl will be drumming on the band's forthcoming new album. Grohl is filling in for Joey Castillo, who has left the band according to Homme, who broke the news yesterday evening [November 6] on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show. Grohl has long had close ties with Queens Of The Stone Age, drumming on the band's 2002 album, Songs For The Deaf. The band also posted a picture on their Facebook page, showing Grohl's name on the mixing desk.

Bob Dylan posts his first ever Facebook status update

Bob Dylan has embraced social media for the first time in the wake of Barack Obama's victory in the US election. Dylan, who has over 4 million "likes" on his official Facebook, posted a status update prior to the confirmation that Obama would serve a second term as US President. Taking a slightly less enthusiastic tone than you may expect, Dylan delivered a sobering message and said he was not expecting a landslide victory for the Democrats.

Jay-Z: ‘I’ve got 99 problems but Mitt ain’t one’ – watch

Rapper Jay-Z performed a special version of his hit "99 Problems" at a rally for Obama's re-election campaign in Columbus, Ohio, changing the lyrics to reference Obama's Republican opponent Mitt Romney. Jay-Z's new version swaps the line "I've got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one" for "I've got 99 problems but Mitt ain't one". Watch the clip by clicking the link below.

Kings of Leon announce 2013 UK arena tour

Kings Of Leon have confirmed a run of UK arena tour dates for 2013. The band, expected to release a new album next year, will play shows in London, Manchester and Birmingham in June and July. Tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday (November 9) at 9am. Starting in London, the Nashville-based band will play the O2 Arena on June 12 and 13 before playing Manchester Arena on June 24 and 25. The short tour then runs to Birmingham's LG Arena on July 9/10.

Stephen Stills opens up about cancelled Buffalo Springfield reunion

Stephen Stills says spoken about the aborted Buffalo Springfield reunion, which was planned for 2012 but cancelled when Neil Young decided to work on new projects with his band Crazy Horse instead – including the new Psychedelic Pill album.

Johnny Marr announces debut solo album details

Johnny Marr has announced details of his debut solo album. The Messanger will be released on February 25, 2013. It was recorded in Manchester and Berlin and features the former The Smiths guitarist on vocals, guitar and production. The LP was mastered at Abbey Road studios by Frank Arkwright who recently worked with Marr on the remastering work for The Smiths' box set Complete.

‘Kurt Cobain musical will never happen’, says Courtney Love

Courtney Love has denied rumours that a Broadway musical based on Nirvana's Kurt Cobain is currently in the works. Last month, Sam Lufti revealed that he is currently co-managing Courtney Love and working with her on a project about the life of her late husband. However, Love has scotched the rumours in an interview with The Observer, telling the newspaper "there will be no musical" as "sometimes it's best just to leave things alone".
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