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Verve For the past fortnight, The Verve have been rehearsing in a Stockport studio in preparation for their live return next month. Now, the band have expanded their comeback tour to include an extra date at Nottingham Arena on December 11.

Click MORE for those new Verve dates and the rest of today's news.

The complete tour now looks like this:

Glasgow Academy (November 2, 3)
Blackpool Empress Ballroom (5, 6)
London Roundhouse (8, 9)
Nottingham Arena (December 11)
London O2 Arena (13)
Glasgow SECC (15)
Belfast Odyssey Arena (17)
Manchester Central (20)

- New York Magazine has published a rare interview with Levon Helm, in which the former Band sticksmith reveals the secrets behind his new album Dirt Farmer and how, following a treacherous battle with throat cancer, the Woodstock veteran managed to rediscover his voice. Read the article here.

- A new documentary charting the rise and fall of former Beach Boy/actual surfer Dennis Wilson, is to premiere online on November 5. Dennis Wilson Forever will be shown in two parts (40 minutes a-piece) on Flasher.com. The movie comes 24 years after Wilson - by then a chronic alcoholic - drowned off the Californian coast. If you can get your hands on a copy of his currently unavailable 1977 solo LP, Pacific Ocean Blue, then more power to you - it's excellent.

- Nirvana’s classic performance for MTV Unplugged will be available on DVD from November 20. It will include the tracks Something In The Way and Oh Me, which did not appear in the original broadcast, as well as previously unreleased footage of the band.

- And finally, here's Gordon Terry showing just how rocking rockibilly can get:

Posted by Ross_Bennett at 11:59AM | Categories: News