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Supergroup The Dead Weather storm Montreux(Reuters) - Alternative rock supergroup The Dead Weather gave a blistering performance of heavy blues in front of a capacity Montreux Festival crowd in the sweltering Miles Davis Hall.

Anchored on drums by White Stripes frontman Jack White, looking like Johnny Depp in 1995 film 'Dead Man' with a feathered black hat sitting atop his shock of dark hair, the performance was in stark contrast to the genteel jazz of Nora Jones, headlining the festival's main hall upstairs at the weekend.

The Dead Weather was formed by White and The Kills' Alison Mosshart after Mosshart filled in as singer for the White Stripes on a joint-tour of the United States in 2008, when White suffered with chronic bronchitis.

Both musicians played Montreux in 2008, but this was their first appearance together at the festival, in an all-star band of multi-instrumentalists, including The Raconteurs bassist Jack Lawrence and Queens Of The Stone Age's Dean Fertita on guitar.

 
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Former featured band Yuck has announced the release of its debut album on February 21st and a supporting tour of the UK. The band has decided that it's first album will be self-titled, so it is Yuck after all!

Details of the band's first LP were revealed on its blogspot on Wednesday.

"We are releasing our first album on 21st February next year," Yuck revealed. "It's called Yuck, which is a massive coincidence because our band is also called Yuck."

The band continued, "You can buy it in just under 3 months which is ages away but hopefully it'll leak soon."

"We'll probably stream it soon anyway," Yuck added.

In support of the album, the band will tour the UK in February next year.

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