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Kesha Most Scrobbled Artist Of 2010

KESHA MOST SCROBBLED ARTIST OF 2010In the year that KESHA launched her music career, she became the most scrobbled artist on Last.fm in 2010 with over 15 million plays. The singer broke onto the music...

Arcade Fire Build Albums To Last

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler hopes the band's latest album doesn't end up becoming a "memo". The 'We Used To Wait' hitmaker said he appreciates in the digital age how easily records can bypass people,...

2011 Grammy Award Nominations Sees Eminem Lead The Way

The nominations for the 53rd annual GRAMMY AWARDS have been announced, and it looks likely that American rapper EMIMEM will do battle with singer LADY GAGA come the ceremony in February, after the acts won...

Arcade Fire Pull Show Over Nato Security Fears

Cult Canadian group ARCADE FIRE have been forced to scrap an upcoming show in Portugal - because their visit coincides with a NATO summit.The band was billed to perform in Lisbon on 18 November (10),...

Serge Pizzorno Serenading Baby With New Tracks

Serge Pizzorno has been serenading his baby with new Kasabian songs.The rocker has revealed his two-month-old son Ennio - his child with his partner Amy - is already showing an interest in music and loves...

Butler Going Back To School

ARCADE FIRE frontman WILLIAM BUTLER is heading back to university to give a lecture to students.The rocker will appear at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois on 2 November (10) to give a talk about how...

John Legend And The Roots Gig To Be Directed By Spike Lee

JOHN LEGEND AND THE ROOTS are set to get a live webcast of their upcoming concert directed by the Oscar winning filmmaker SPIKE LEE, reports The Epoch Times. The show, which will go ahead on...

Arcade Fire's Future In Doubt?

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler isn't sure how much longer the band will continue.The singer and guitarist said he doesn't see himself being in a band and touring in a decade's time, because he's worried...

'Defining Band Of Summer' The Libertines

The Libertines have been named the defining band of the summer in a new poll.The British indie rockers' reunion at Reading and Leeds festivals at the end of August was voted as 2010's Defining Festival...

Arcade Fire Worried For Audience

Arcade Fire are worried about being able to "connect" with fans when they perform at arenas on their present tour. The Canadian alternative group said they are conscious of losing the intimate atmosphere of their...

Arcade Fire Thrill Fans With Innovative Video

Canadian rockers ARCADE FIRE have released an innovative new music video which allows fans to incorporate pictures of their own hometown into the promo.The band has teamed up with bosses at internet search engine Google...

Gara's Weight Gain On Arcade Fire Tour

Rockers ARCADE FIRE refuse to indulge in excessive boozing on tour, preferring to snack on sweet treats instead - but drummer JEREMY GARA is sporting a 30 pound (13.6 kilograms) weight gain as a result.The...

Arcade Fire Takes European Number One

ARCADE FIRE have replaced EMINEM at the top of the European albums chart to score their first number one in the continent with THE SUBURBS.The Canadian band have landed a trans-Atlantic double by taking charge...

Arcade Fire Steal Top Spot On U.s. Albums Chart

ARCADE FIRE have taken over the U.S. albums chart - THE SUBURBS has replaced AVENGED SEVENFOLD's NIGHTMARE to debut at number one.The Canadian rockers bump Avenged Sevenfold's latest release to number three, while rapper Eminem...

Lady Gaga's Crowd Surf Concert

Lady Gaga has delighted fans by diving into the crowd at a festival this weekend.The 'Alejandro' hitmaker - who was performing at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago - launched herself into the audience wearing see-through...

Arcade Fire Scoop U.k. Number One Album

Canadian rockers ARCADE FIRE have landed their first U.K. number one after their album THE SUBURBS rocketed to the top of the charts.The band dethroned rapper Eminem, whose hit album Recovery fell to second place,...

Arcade Fire's Dark Songs

Arcade Fire's new album comes from a "darker place".The group have just released 'The Suburbs' and admit they can't understand some of the comparisons that fans have made to the record's predecessor 'Neon Bible' .Drummer...

Arcade Fire Album Inspired By Love Letters

ARCADE FIRE star WIN BUTLER has based the band's new music on a series of love letters he wrote to his childhood sweetheart in high school.The Canadian rockers are set to release their fourth record,...

Butler Praises Bono For 'Engaging' With Bush

ARCADE FIRE frontman WIN BUTLER has praised U2 rocker BONO for "engaging" with GEORGE W. BUSH over the plight of AIDS sufferers in Africa - despite the former U.S. president's unpopularity.The Irish activist met with...

Arcade Fire Have 'Artistic' Nature

Arcade Fire want to be as "artistic" as possible with their music. The indie rockers - who are set to headline at this summer's Reading and Leeds festivals - are happy to record and release...

Gilliam To Direct Arcade Fire Webcast

MONTY PYTHON mastermind TERRY GILLIAM has signed on to direct a live webcast of rock band ARCADE FIRE's concert in New York next month (05Aug10).The band will kick off American Express' new Unstaged concert series...

Arcade Fire Will Match $1 Million Donations For Haiti Charity

Rockers ARCADE FIRE have pledged to give almost $1 million (£666,670) to a Haiti charity if donations from the public reach the same amount.The band has teamed up with Kanpe.org, an organisation which aims to...

Arcade Fire's Compulsive Challenge

Arcade Fire found recording their new album difficult because they are "so compulsive" about getting everything right.The group's frontman Win Butler - who is married to fellow band member Regine Chassagne - said despite having...

Lady Gaga Spends $250,000 On Festival Stage

Lady Gaga's Lollapalooza set cost $250,000.Organisers of the three-day Chicago music event were so desperate to keep the `Poker Face' hitmaker happy they shelled out $100,000 on a giant stage and an additional $150,000 on...

Marina And The Diamonds' Headline Act

Marina and The Diamonds, British Sea Power and Ash are to headline the Festival Republic Stage at this summer's Reading and Leeds festivals. The groups join the likes of Guns N' Roses, Arcade Fire and...

Festival Update

More acts have been added to The Reading and Leeds festival line ups, including Mystery Jets, New Young Pony Club and System Of a Down singer Serj Tankian.The UK festivals - which take place over...

Blink-182 Not Flying To England?

Blink-182 are not thought to be flying into Britain when they play the Reading and Leeds festivals. The band were announced as one of three headliners of the UK festivals, which surprised many fans who...

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