Hear Jack White rap on new song “Blues On Two Trees”

Jack White's new song "Blues On Two Trees" featuring the former White Stripes frontman rapping. The track, which will be released as the b-side to new single "I'm Shakin'", starts off as a typically bluesy garage track White is famous for before the deadpan rhyming starts. “Three trees lying on the side of the road/ One tree barks, ‘Where the hell do we go?'” White raps. Scroll down the page to hear a preview of the song.

Rolling Stones to broadcast New Jersey show on Sky Box Office

The Rolling Stones have confirmed that they will be broadcasting one of their two New Jersey shows live on Sky Box Office in December The band, who are reuniting for two London shows and a further pair of dates in America, will make their December 15 date at Newark's Prudential Centre available to fans in the UK who will be able to pay £14.95 to see the band on TV. The Sky Box Office broadcast will start at 2AM (GMT) on December 16 with viewers also able to download the show to their Sky planner for viewing at a more convenient time.

The Stone Roses announce London and Glasgow dates

The Stone Roses have announced three UK shows in June 2013. The group will play two nights in London’s Finsbury Park on June 7 and 8 followed by a single show at Glasgow Green on June 15. The supports for the Glasgow show are Primal Scream, Jake Bugg and The View. Supports for London will be announced shortly.

Paul McCartney: ‘Yoko Ono didn’t end The Beatles’

Paul McCartney has said Yoko Ono did not split up The Beatles. The singer told David Frost, in a new interview to be aired next month, that Yoko Ono's relationship with John Lennon was not the main reason why the band split up, reports The Guardian. The newspaper, which has seen extracts from Frost's exclusive interview, reports that McCartney admits he had found Yoko sitting in on The Beatles' recording sessions very difficult but did not blame her for the group's demise.

Guy Garvey: ‘Elbow’s UK arena tour will be a farewell party’

Guy Garvey has said that Elbow's upcoming UK arena tour will be the last we hear from the band for a while. The singer revealed to The Sun that the group plan to head off to do other things after the November and December tour, and said they will treat the UK tour as a "farewell party". Garvey said: "We've got our arena tour this November and December, which will be like a farewell party. We've already done six songs for the next album, then we'll come back to finish it next year."

Singer-songwriter Terry Callier dies

The American guitarist and singer-songwriter Terry Callier has died at the age of 67, reports Chicago Sun Times The Chicago-born performer was found dead at his home on Sunday (October 28). Terry Callier's 50-year career began when he signed to Chess Records in 1962, aged just 17. Leaving behind the doo-wop sound of his teenage years, his most famous trio of albums – 1972's Occasional Rain, 1973's What Color Is Love and 1974's I Just Can't Help Myself exemplified the hybrid of funk, soul and jazz that he created.

Bob Dylan, Joe Strummer and Nirvana for Record Store Day “Black Friday”

Bob Dylan, Joe Strummer and Nirvana are among the artists who're releasing exclusive limited editions on November 23 as part of Record Store Day's "Black Friday". A full list of this year's release is available here. Among the highlights are: David Bowie - "The Jean Genie". 7" picture disc in advance of the 40th Anniversary reissue of Aladdin Sane. The b-side is "The Jean Genie (BBC Top of the Pops 1973)".

The Rolling Stones’ Paris show set-list

The Rolling Stones played an hour-long gig in Paris last night as a warm-up for their forthcoming dates in London and New Jersey. The group made the announcement on Twitter yesterday morning [October 25], writing: "The Rolling Stones are playing a short warm-up gig tonight, Thursday 25th Oct, in Paris." The show took place at La Trabendo, a small, 600-seat club in the Parc de la Villette area of Paris. Tickets cost 15 Euros and were available from noon yesterday at the Virgin Megastore on Paris's Champs Elysees.

The Rolling Stones to play Paris warm-up show tonight

The Rolling Stones are to play a surprise gig in Paris tonight as a warm-up for their forthcoming dates in London and New Jersey. The group made the announcement on Twitter, writing: "The Rolling Stones are playing a short warm-up gig tonight, Thursday 25th Oct, in Paris." Newspaper Le Parisien reports that the show will take place at Trabendo. A small, 700-seat theatre in the Parc de la Villette area of Paris.

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