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Win Butler To Help Pay Late Pal's Medical Bills

The 36-year-old rocker played alongside former Senegal international basketball star Mouhamadou Moustapha in amateur leagues in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mouhamadou, who had suffered with the rare heart defect non-compaction cardiomyopathy (NCC), passed...

Arcade Fire Star Win Butler Outscores Celebrities In Big Basketball Game

The singer snagged 22 points and 11 boards as the East picked up a dominant 88-59 win at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana as part of the NBA's 2017 All-Star Weekend....

Nick Cannon And Master P To Face Off In Celebrity Basketball Game

The wannabe basketballers will represent the West and the East in the big game in New Orleans, Louisiana on 17 February (17). Rapper Fat Joe will serve as sportscaster Jemele Hill's assistant...

Arcade Fire And Mavis Staples Boost Morale With Charity Single 'I Give You Power'

Arcade Fire have teamed up with Mavis Staples to release a brand new charity single entitled 'I Give You Power'. It's been unveiled as a kind of morale boost, showing solidarity between citizens as the...

Arcade Fire's Win Butler Hopes Musical Return Can Help Heal America

The Canadian-American indie rockers released I Give You Power, their first new music in two years on Thursday (19Jan17), the day before controversial billionaire Donald Trump is inaugurated as U.S. president. Revealing...

David Guetta And Run-dmc To Co-headline Isle Of Wight Festival

David Guetta and Run-DMC will co-headline the Isle of Wight Festival on Friday June 9.The superstar DJ and the legendary hip-hop outfit - comprised of Joseph 'Run' Simmons and Darryl 'D.M.C.' McDaniels - will take...

Rod Stewart To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival

Sir Rod Stewart will headline the Isle of Wight Festival 2017.The 'Maggie May' hitmaker is to close the legendary music extravaganza on Sunday, June 11 at Seaclose Park in Newport, Isle of Wight, for what...

Regine Chassagne Receive Honorary Doctorate From Alma Mater

The Reflektor artist headed back to Concordia University in her native Montreal, Canada 18 years after receiving her Bachelor of the Arts degree in Communications Studies back in 1998. This time around,...

Arcade Fire To Headline 2017 Isle Of Wight Festival

The Reflektor stars will headline the main stage of the British music festival on Saturday 10 June (17) - their only U.K. festival appearance in 2017 and their first since they played Glastonbury...

Arcade Fire To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival

Arcade Fire are the first headliners confirmed for the Isle of Wight Festival 2017.The 'Afterlife' hitmakers - fronted by Win Butler - will top the bill at the annual music event held at Seaclose Park...

Neil Young And Leonard Cohen Pick Up Polaris Heritage Honours For Classic Albums

Two albums were selected from four 15-year time periods, beginning in 1960, by both a panel of experts and the Canadian public. Neil Young's After the Gold Rush, Cohen's Songs of Leonard...

Arcade Fire: 'Donald Trump Will Never Be President'

The Canadian stars were headlining the inaugural Panorama Festival on New York's Randall's Island over the weekend, when they began talking politics to the crowd, Billboard.com reports. After performing their 2013...

Arcade Fire To Be Honoured For Philanthropy At Junos

The Reflektor stars will be presented with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the ceremony on 2 April (16), one day prior to the annual Canadian music prizegiving. Win Butler and...

Arcade Fire Stars Shut Down New Orleans For David Bowie Tribute Parade

The Reflektor stars joined forces with members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to celebrate the Let's Dance legend's legacy with a musical event they called Pretty Things, named after Bowie's 1971 track,...

Arcade Fire Organise Memorial Street Parade For David Bowie

The group teamed up with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to create the parade to honour Bowie, who passed away on Sunday (10Jan16) aged 69 after a battle with cancer. Bowie...

Rocker Win Butler: 'Tidal Launch Was Poorly Managed'

The rocker and his bandmate and wife Regine Chassagne are co-owners in the online app and they joined fellow investors including Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Daft Punk and Madonna at the programme's...

Jack Ü Made 'Album' With Arcade Fire Members

Skrillex and Diplo have recorded ''an album worth of material'' with members of Arcade Fire.The duo - who go by the name of Jack Ü - popped into the studio with singer Win Butler and...

'The Reflektor Tapes' Explores Meaning Behind Arcade Fire's Number One Album [Trailer]

Arcade Fire are set to hit the big screen for the first time this Autumn with their unique upcoming documentary entitled 'The Reflektor Tapes', which comes two years after the release of their worldwide acclaimed...

Arctic Monkeys Named Top Live Act Ahead Of 2015 Silver Clef Awards

Alex Turner and his bandmates beat out Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift and Arcade Fire to land the coveted title. A joint statement from the band reads: "Thanks to everyone who voted for...

Arcade Fire Couple To Open Restaurant

The couple has teamed up with restaurateurs Roland Jean and Jen Agg to open Agrikol, which they hope will become a space for Caribbean and Haitian art, culture and food in their hometown....

Arcade Fire Star To Greet Fans With Coffee On Valentine's Day

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler will celebrate Valentine's Day with fans in New York on Saturday (14Feb15) by serving them coffee.The singer will play barista for the day and greet fans with his own range...

Win Butler Launches Coffee Brand

Arcade Fire star Win Butler has created his own coffee brand.The singer announced signature brew RaRa, his new venture with La Colombe Coffee, on Friday (12Dec14). The beans are grown in Haiti and roasted...

Beyoncé Up For New Mtv Award

Beyoncé has been nominated for the Best Song with a Message prize at this year's MTV European Music Awards.The R&B superstar is up for the accolade for her track 'Pretty Hurts' and the other shortlisted...

Arcade Fire's 'Neon Bible' Recording Studio Set To Re-open

Arcade Fire's 128-year-old renovated church recording studio is to be reopened next month after being bought by Emery Street Records. The old red brick church is located in Farnham in Canada, and also saw artists...

Tanya Tagaq Wins Canada's Polaris Prize

Canadian folk star Tanya Tagaq has beaten out Arcade Fire and Drake for this year's Polaris Music Prize.The singer's Animism earned her Canada's album of the year trophy and a $30,000 (£18,750) cash prize, and...

Strokes And Arcade Fire Stars To Form Supergroup

Rockers The Strokes, Arcade Fire and Bon Iver are to form a supergroup for a one-off performance on Saturday (20Sep14).The Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture and Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon will join brothers Win and...

David Byrne Joins Arcade Fire As Dracula At Final New York Gig

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne surprised concert-goers at Arcade Fire's gig in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday (24Aug14) by dressing up as Dracula to perform a spooky collaboration.The Canadian rockers have been paying tribute...

Marky Ramone Joins Arcade Fire To Cover Ramones

Punk music icon Marky Ramone joined forces with Arcade Fire for their New York concert on Saturday night (23Aug14).The drummer surprised fans at Brooklyn's Barclays Center by joining the Canadian rockers to cover two Ramones...

Unlikely Pairings - When Comedians And Musicians Come Together

Following surprising reports that Las Vegas rockers The Killers invited British comedian Jimmy Carr to join them onstage at V Festival, Contact Music looks at five of the most unlikely pairings from the worlds of...

Arcade Fire Confused By Fans' Love For Free Downloads

Arcade Fire have been left baffled by the avalanche of online file-sharing because music fans will regularly buy expensive coffee but expect to get records for free.The Canadian rockers insist they are not bothered about...

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