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Lorde: My New Material Is Totally Different

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...

Petition To Ban Metallica From Glastonbury

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...

Slash: Rock 'N' Roll Can Save Politics

Slash thinks rock 'n' roll can save British politics. The former Guns N' Roses star previewed his new album 'World On Fire' at London's Houses Of Parliament and MPs rocked out to an acoustic performance,...

Pharrell Adds Extra London Date To Tour

Pharrell Williams has added an extra London date to his tour. The 41-year-old rapper - who will start the European leg of his 'Dear G I R L' tour in Manchester this September -...

Win Butler Responds To 'We Exist' Video Criticisms - Should A "Trans" Actor Have Been Cast? [Poll]

The video for Arcade Fire’s gay rights song, ‘We Exist’ features one of the most talked about actors of the moment, Andrew Garfield. And while the band’s intentions were both clear and admirable, the casting...

Win Butler Responds To Controversy Surrounding Gay Anthem Video

Arcade Fire star Win Butler has responded to criticism from fellow rocker Laura Jane Grace over the band's decision to cast The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield as a transgender woman in a new video.The...

Transgender Rocker Upset With Arcade Fire Over Spider-man Casting

Rocker Laura Jane Grace has attacked Arcade Fire for choosing The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield over an actual transgender woman for their new We Exist video.The Against Me! singer, who is transgender, was upset...

Arcade Fire To Open British Summer Time Hyde Park

Arcade Fire will headline the opening night of British Summer Time Hyde Park 2014.The indie rock group - consisting of Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, William Butler, Jeremy Gara and Tim Kingsbury -...

Video For Arcade Fire's 'We Exist' Stars Andrew Garfield. In A Bra [Video]

The Amazing Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield stars in the video for Arcade Fire's We Exist, the third single to be taken from the band's third album Reflektor. Directed by David Wilson, it was partly shot...

Metallica: Glastonbury Was A 'No-brainer'

Metallica say deciding to headline Glastonbury was a ''no-brainer''.The heavy metal band have been confirmed as the third and final festival headliner, joining Kasabian and Arcade Fire on Worthy Farm's Pyramid Stage, and claim they...

New Orleans Jazz Fest Finishes On A High Note

The New Orleans Jazz Fest finished on a high note on Sunday May 5. Montreal-based band Arcade Fire had local musicians Pinettes Brass Band onstage with them, providing accompaniment and, at one point, a wordless...

Andrew Garfield Dons Drag For New Arcade Fire Video

Canadian rockers Arcade Fire persuaded Andrew Garfield to dress in drag and shave his head for the band's new music video.On Friday (02May14), the same day the actor's new film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hit...

Metallica To Headline Glastonbury

Metallica are to headline Glastonbury festival.The 'Enter Sandman' hitmakers are set to be announced as topping the bill at Worthy Farm, Somerset, South West England on the second night of the iconic music event this...

Michael Eavis: Oasis Not Considered For Glastonbury

Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis insists he never considered asking Oasis to headline this year's festival. The band - who split in 2009 after brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher fell out - were rumoured to be...

Florence Welch And Arcade Fire Donate Goods To Celebrity Yard Sale

British singer Florence Welch, Canadian rockers Arcade Fire, and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson are among the stars who have donated clothing to a yard sale to raise money for Oxfam.The Florence + The MAChine...

Arcade Fire Host Tiny Post-coachella Gig In Los Angeles

Canadian rockers Arcade Fire followed up their festival-closing Coachella performance on Sunday night (20Apr14) with an intimate club gig for just 500 fans on Monday (21Apr14).Radio contest winners and superfans, including actor Aaron Paul, crammed...

Beck Dons Pope Francis Head For Arcade Fire Coachella Set

Rocker Beck followed Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul's example at Coachella on Sunday night (20Apr14) - and donned a giant Pope Francis head for a performance with headliners Arcade Fire.The actor took the stage with...

Coachella Weekend Two: Outkast Pull It Back, Pharrell Brings More Surprise And Arcade Fire Leave Us Confused

The Coachella festival has closed its gates for another year, but not before it got an almighty second weekend send off. Last weekend the festival brought plenty of star performances, special surprises and maybe a...

Breaking Bad Star Masked For Arcade Fire Set At Coachella

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul joined the anonymous celebrities who appear masked onstage with rockers Arcade Fire during the Canadian band's set at the Coachella festival in California at the weekend.The actor has revealed he...

Coachella 2014: Was It The Best Year Yet?

The Coachella Festival has closed its doors for another year, leaving a bunch of sweating Californian hipsters and A-list celebrities to pack up and dream of 2015. Many had described the 2014 line-up as one...

Debbie Harry Performs With Arcade Fire

Blondie's Debbie Harry joined Arcade Fire on stage at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last night (13.04.14). The veteran rocker performed with the six-piece band on the closing night of week one of the...

Arcade Fire Bring Out Debbie Harry At Coachella

Arcade Fire brought Blondie to Coachella on Sunday (13Apr14) by performing with Debbie Harry during their set at the California festival.The rockers headlined the last day of the music event's first weekend (11-13Apr14) and they...

It's Almost Here! 25 Must See Acts For Coachella 2014

Coachella Festival is nearly here, bringing with it one hell of a weekend chock full of great food, exciting entertainment and, most importantly, amazing music.Arguably California's most eagerly anticipated event of the year, Coachella settles...

Glastonbury Line-up Confirmed: Elbow, Kasabian, Arcade Fire, Jack White...And Who Else?

After months of speculation, the official line-up has been confirmed for the 2014 Glastonbury Festival, which will be held from the 27th to the 29th June this year. The festival tweeted this year's snazzy line-up...

Kasabian To Headline Glastonbury

Kasabian will headline this year's Glastonbury festival with Arcade Fire. The 'Fire' hitmakers will close the event at Worthy Farm on Sunday, June 29, joining headliners Arcade Fire on Friday, June 27, while the Saturday...

Michael Eavis: Led Zeppelin Will Reform

Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis thinks Led Zeppelin will reform again one day. The music festival chief would like to see the classic rock band headline the event at Worthy Farm and is adamant they will...

Julian Casablancas Gatecrashes Arcade Fire's Festival Gig

The Strokes star Julian Casablancas stunned fans at Arcade Fire's gig in Argentina on Tuesday night (01Apr14) by donning one of the band's trademark masks and taking the place of the frontman Win Butler.The rockers...

Arcade Fire And Drake Among Pre-show Juno Awards Winners

Arcade Fire, Drake, Bruno Mars and Tegan And Sara were among the early winners at Canada's 2014 Juno Awards on Sunday (30Mar14) after each picking up pre-show honours.Reflecktor won rockers Arcade Fire the Alternative Album...

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