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

13th February 2015

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...

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Win Butler Launches Coffee Brand

14th December 2014

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...

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Beyoncé Up For New Mtv Award

4th November 2014

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...

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

By Stephen Caswell | 17th October 2014

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...

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Tanya Tagaq Wins Canada's Polaris Prize

23rd September 2014

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...

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Strokes And Arcade Fire Stars To Form Supergroup

20th September 2014

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...

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

25th August 2014

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...

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Marky Ramone Joins Arcade Fire To Cover Ramones

25th August 2014

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...

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Unlikely Pairings - When Comedians And Musicians Come Together

By Dan Greaves | 19th August 2014

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...

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Arcade Fire Confused By Fans' Love For Free Downloads

29th July 2014

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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Fascinating Fact: 4290394

17th July 2014

Arcade Fire have added Devo, Television and Pulp star Steve MACkey to their ongoing Reflektor tour. Devo will support the group at dates in California and Illinois, while punk icons Television will perform at an...

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Everything You Need To Know About Drake's 'Views From The 6'

By Sarah Newman | 16th July 2014

The world’s favorite Canadian rapper has announced another album. “Views From The 6”, Drake’s fourth offering so far, will be released under the emerging OVO Sound, Drake’s own label. Although he’s announced the album, according...

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Arcade Fire And Drake To Compete For 2014 Polaris Prize

15th July 2014

Arcade Fire's album Reflektor and Drake's Nothing Was The Same are among the top nominees for Canada's prestigious Polaris Prize.MAC DeMarco (Salad Days), Basia Bulat (Tall Tall Shadow), Jessy Lanza (Pull My Hair Back) and...

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Arcade Fire Kick Off British Summer Time Hyde Park

4th July 2014

Arcade Fire opened this year's Barclaycard British Summer Time at Hyde Park with a rousing performance on Thursday (03.07.14).The indie rockers followed up their headline slot on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury last week with...

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Michael Eavis: Glastonbury 2015 Headliners Are Booked

30th June 2014

Michael Eavis has already booked next year's Glastonbury headliners.The 78-year-old festival promoter has closed deals with three big acts for next year's event, including a non-British band whose manager signed a contract while watching Metallica...

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Ticker Tape Parade For Arcade Fire At Glastonbury

28th June 2014

Rockers Arcade Fire brought the curtain down on the opening day of the 2014 Glastonbury festival with a spectacular ticker tape parade and fireworks display as frontman Win Butler declared the gig the "highlight" of...

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The 1975 Stop Surprise Glastonbury Performance Due To Fight

27th June 2014

The 1975 stopped their secret Glastonbury performance after a crowd member threw a can on stage.The indie rock band halted their set as the music festival got under way on Thursday (26.06.14) when a fight...

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The 14 Best Beards At The Glastonbury Festival [Pictures]

By Michael West | 27th June 2014

Thousands of Glastonbury Festival revellers turned out to watch the Kaiser Chiefs launch the first full day of music at the event, on the Other Stage early on Friday morning. "Glastonbury sing along if you...

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Glastonbury Festival Goers Told To "Prepare For Rape" By Bbc

By Michael West | 26th June 2014

Glastonbury Festival goers were warned to "prepare for rape" by a subtitle blunder during the weather report on BBC News at Ten. The weatherman told the audience to "prepare for rain" but the caption instead...

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Metallica Tried To Play Glastonbury For Years

25th June 2014

Metallica have asked to play Glastonbury festival every year.The heavy metal band will make history by headlining the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night (28.06.14) and have apparently been asking to perform at the Worthy Farm...

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Glastonbury Weather 2014: It's Going To Rain. Loads.

By Jack de Aguilar | 23rd June 2014

Glastonbury festivalgoers are famously robust whatever the weather, packing willies, umbrellas and waterproof ponchos to ensure their heads don’t drop should the heaven decide to open. It Could Be A Muddy Glastonbury Festival. Photo: Getty...

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Prince Pulled Out Of Glasto Because Of Rumours

23rd June 2014

Prince decided not to headline Glastonbury festival after becoming upset over ''social media rumours''.The 'Raspberry Beret' hitmaker, who is still rumoured to be making a surprise appearance at the event later this week, was discussing...

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Prince In Talks For Surprise Glasto Set

23rd June 2014

Prince is reportedly in talks to play a surprise set at Glastonbury festival this week. The 'Raspberry Beret' hitmaker, who was rumoured to be headlining the event at Worthy Farm, was ruled out after Metallica,...

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Kasabian Don't Know Much Metallica

21st June 2014

Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno admits he doesn't know any of Metallica's music. The 'Eez-eh' hitmakers will be headlining the Glastonbury festival alongside Arcade Fire and the legendary heavy metal band next week and they think...

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Fascinating Fact: 4251941

20th June 2014

Arcade Fire and Drake are on the long list of nominees for Canada's Polaris Music Prize. The shortlist of 10 albums will be announced on 15 July (15) and the winner will be unveiled on...

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Arcade Fire Cover The Smiths, Echo And The Bunnymen At Earl's Court Show

By Michael West | 9th June 2014

Arcade Fire treated fans to a cover of London by the Smiths and Echo and the Bunnymen's classic track The Cutter during their second show at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre in London on Sunday (June...

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Arcade Fire Cover The Smiths

9th June 2014

Arcade Fire covered a rare Smiths track on Saturday (07.06.14) night.The 'Ready to Start' hitmakers sang 'London' - the b-side of the 12'' release of the 1987 single 'Shoplifters of the World Unite' - during...

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Ian Mcculloch Joins Arcade Fire At London Show

7th June 2014

Echo And The Bunnymen star Ian Mcculloch joined Arcade Fire to perform at the Canadian band's show in London on Friday night (06Jun14).The group played the first of two concerts at London's Earls Court venue...

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Lorde: My New Material Is Totally Different

5th June 2014

Lorde claims she's working on a new album which is ''totally different'' to her debut record. The 17-year-old singer, who achieved global success with her album 'Pure Heroine', feels she has grown as an artist...

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Petition To Ban Metallica From Glastonbury

5th June 2014

Animal rights activists have launched a petition to ban Metallica from headlining this year's Glastonbury festival.The 'Enter Sandman' band are set to be the first heavy metal act to top the bill at Worthy Farm...

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