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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...

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

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...

Arcade Fire Cover The Smiths

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...

Ian Mcculloch Joins Arcade Fire At London Show

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...

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...

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