Dave Grohl confirms Foo Fighters hiatus

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has released a statement concerning rumours that the rock titans were to split. On Saturday (September 30), during the band's set at the Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park, Grohl told the 60,000 strong crowd: "This is it, man. We don't have any [shows] after this."

Damon Albarn plays secret show with Bobby Womack

Damon Albarn last night [October 1] performed a secret, last-minute show with soul singer Bobby Womack at the Notting Hill Arts Club. The impromptu gig was announced via the XL Recordings Twitter account on Friday evening [October 29], and followers were invited to email for the chance to win tickets.

Metallica: ‘Our new album’s happening soon’

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has confirmed that the metallers will start work on their new album "soon". The band, who are currently working on a 3D film project, which is helmed by Predators director Nimród Antal, will start work on the follow-up to 2008's Death Magnetic soon, Hammett told Rolling Stone. Following drummer Lars Ulrich's comments that the band already had "tons of ideas sitting around", he said:

The Smiths reunion denied by Johnny Marr’s manager

Johnny Marr's manager, Joe Moss, has flatly denied any truth in the latest Smiths reunion rumours, telling NME: "It isn't happening. We are fully focused on preparing Johnny's new album for release and booking shows for 2013." Yesterday (October 1), celebrity gossip site Holy Moly created an online buzz by posting an article claiming "several credible sources" had confirmed that The Smiths would reform for four 2013 shows, including Glastonbury Festival.

Led Zeppelin announce ‘Celebration Day’ film premieres

Led Zeppelin have announced four film premieres for their Celebration Day concert film. The film, which documents the band's 2007 reunion show at London's O2 Arena, will make its cinema debut at the Ziegfield Theater in New York on October 9 before similar premieres in London, Berlin and Tokyo. Prior to the New York premiere, founding members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones will be joined by Jason Bonham, the son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, at a press conference at New York's Museum of Art.

Black Keys: “A new album’s definitely gonna happen in 2013”

The Black Keys have confirmed that a new album is "definitely gonna happen next year". The duo will start work on the follow up their eigth album, 2011's El Camino, early next year. In an interview with CBS Local, drummer Patrick Carney, who recently married his long-term girlfriend, said: "It [an album] is definitely gonna happen in 2013. It’s just a matter of how long it takes us to make the album and deciding when we want to get back on the road."

Jack White angers fans with short New York gig

Jack White angered fans at his show at Radio City, New York last night (September 29) by ending his set after 1 hour. The former White Stripes man was playing the first of two nights at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall when he abruptly cut his set short, walking off stage an hour before his gigs have usually finished on his current tour. According to Buzzfeed, once fans realised White was not just talking an extra-long break before an encore set, the scene at the venue turned "ugly" and fans took to Twitter to vent their anger towards the singer.

Watch Foo Fighters, The Black Keys join Neil Young on stage in New York

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach joined Neil Young on stage on Saturday [September 29] at a free concert in New York. The Global Citizen Festival, which took place in Central Park, was a five-hour concert featuring performances from Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band Of Horses and K'naan, with Neil Young & Crazy Horse capping off the evening.

Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme debuts new track ‘ Nobody To Love’ – listen

A new track from Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, titled 'Nobody To Love', has hit the internet – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen. The song, which was co-written by composer and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds producer Dave Sardy, is featured in the new film End Of Watch featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, but has now also surfaced on YouTube.

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