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Whitestripes2007 The White Stripes have joined forces with Beck to record two new B-sides. A post on the band's official site explained: "Jack and Meg recently recorded the new tracks with Beck, who co-produced all three tracks during a recording session in his living room and also contributed vocals and piano to It's My Fault For Being Famous and slide guitar on Honey, We Can't Afford To Look This Cheap".

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The tunes will be available on the flipside of new single Conquest which wil be released on 3 seperately coloured 7-inch vinyls. The black record will include It's My Fault For Being Famous, while the white will feature Honey, We Can't Afford To Look This Cheap and the red, Cash Grab Complications On The Matter.

- Paul McCartney has hinted that The Beatles back catalogue may be available online in 2008. Speaking to Billboard, the ex-moptop/new mandolin evangelist revealed: "It's all happening soon. Most of us are all sort of ready. The whole thing is primed, ready to go - there's just maybe one little sticking point left, and I think it's being cleared up as we speak, so it shouldn't be too long. It's down to fine-tuning, but I'm pretty sure it'll be happening next year, 2008."

- The thunderous sound of Black Mountain is set to return to the UK later this year, as the band embark on a new European tour. The dates will culminate in a show at All Tomorrow's Parties in sunny Minehead. For the full list of dates and ticket details head over to http://www.blackmountainarmy.com/

- Here, for your comedy viewing pleasure, is a palindrome-filled take on Bob Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues. Give it up for Weird Al Yankovic.

Posted by Ross_Bennett at 10:07AM | Categories: News