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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...

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

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...

Arcade Fire And Drake To Compete For 2014 Polaris Prize

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...

Arcade Fire Kick Off British Summer Time Hyde Park

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...

Michael Eavis: Glastonbury 2015 Headliners Are Booked

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...

Ticker Tape Parade For Arcade Fire At Glastonbury

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...

The 1975 Stop Surprise Glastonbury Performance Due To Fight

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...

The 14 Best Beards At The Glastonbury Festival [Pictures]

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...

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

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...

Metallica Tried To Play Glastonbury For Years

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...

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

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...

Prince Pulled Out Of Glasto Because Of Rumours

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...

Prince In Talks For Surprise Glasto Set

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,...

Kasabian Don't Know Much Metallica

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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