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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 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...

Why Did Coachella Shut Down Beck's Performance?

Beck's microphone was unplugged as he was about to finish his set on the final night of the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The experimental pop singer was midway through...

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...

Video Choreography Left Beck In Agony, Almost Ended His Career

Rocker Beck sustained a debilitating spinal injury that almost ended his career during a 10-hour video shoot for 2005 track E-Pro.The singer/songwriter appears to float over a series of computer-generated landscapes in the promo and...

Neil Young Crowdfunding Alernative To The Ipod. Think About That.

Nope, we promise we haven't formed a news story from a selection of random rock legends, and musical devices. Neil Young has launched his first 'Pono' music player - an alternative to the iPod -...

Lena Dunham To Host 'Snl' As The National Make Their Musical Debut

Lena Dunham will host the second episode of the new season of Saturday Night Live, which will be broadcast on the 8th March, according to Deadline. The Girls creator will be making her hosting debut...

Sea Change For Beck As 'Morning Phase' Gets Back To Brilliant Basics

Beck's first real album in six years Morning Phase is billed as a companion piece to his 2002 confessional LP Sea Change, which itself was considered the singer-songwriter's best work upon its release. Since the...

Coachella Festival 2014: Your Guide To This Year's Lineup

The Coachella festival always manages to bring out the big names for its annual two weekend spectacular in April. This year, organizers have outdone themselves with a feast of big name acts that will take...

Beck Regrets Albums Gap

Rocker Beck regrets leaving a six-year gap between albums.Devotees of the Loser hitmaker have waited six years for the rocker to release a follow-up to 2008's Modern Guilt.He made his new album, Morning Phase, available...

Beck Turned Down Offers To Create Mad Men Theme Song

Rocker Beck turned down multiple offers to create the theme song to acclaimed Tv series Mad Men.The Loser hitmaker has penned a number of tracks for films and Tv shows over the years, but one...

Beck Unveils New Album Online A Week Before Release Date

Rocker Beck surprised fans on Monday (17Feb14) by allowing his long-awaited new album to stream online for free, a week before its official release date.Devotees of the Loser hitmaker have waited six years for the...

Busta Rhymes To Perform At Bestival 2014

Busta Rhymes is set to perform at Bestival this year. The hip-hop star will mark his first appearance at a UK festival this September when he joins the main stage line-up at the event, which...

Beck Shocked By Flaming Lips Snub

Beck spent a year thinking people hated him. The 'Loser' singer hired The Flaming Lips to support him on tour in 2002 but frontman Wayne Coye criticised him after the gigs, describing him as a...

Beck Wrote Album Using A Toy Guitar

Beck wrote his album using a toy guitar.The 43-year-old rock singer says he was forced to use a plastic instrument when writing his 2008 album ' Modern Guilt' after suffering a serious spinal injury, which...

Bestival Line-up Just Keeps On Getting Better As Beck And Foals Join Outkast

Beck and Foals have been added to the line-up of this year’s Bestival festival, joining fellow headliners Outkast. Beck will headline the main stage on Thursday night, with Outkast on Friday and Foals on the...

Outkast, Muse And Arcade Fire Headline Coachella

OutKast, Muse and Arcade Fire will headline this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Hip-hop act OutKast, featuring Andre 3000 and Big Boi, are reuniting for the event at the Empire Polo Fields...

Outkast, Muse And Arcade Fire To Headline Coachella 2014

Coachella 2014 will be returning to Indio, California, this spring for a two-weekend spectacular that will see some of the world's biggest performers gather in one polo field in the middle of the desert. This...

Beck And Til Schweiger In Legal Battle Over Malibu Mansion

Musician Beck and actor Til Schweiger are embroiled in a legal battle over the state of a rented property.Beck paid $11,000 (£7,333)-a-month to live in a Malibu, California mansion owned by the Inglourious Basterds star...

Beck To Release Two Albums In 2014 Comeback

Rocker Beck is sealing his 2014 comeback by releasing two new albums.The Loser hitmaker announced in October (13) that he was preparing to release his first album in six years, and he later revealed his...

Beck Teams Up With Dad At Star-studded Los Angeles Show

Cult singer/songwriter Beck turned his star-studded Los Angeles show on Sunday (24Nov13) into a family affair when his father stepped up to conduct the orchestra backing him at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.David Campbell conducted...

Beck Secretly Recovering From Severe Spinal Injury

Rocker Beck has blamed a "severe" spinal injury for forcing him to scale back his music output in recent years.The Loser hitmaker, 43, went public his health issues in an interview with Argentina's Pagina/12 newspaper,...

Beck To Release First Album In Six Years

Rocker Beck is set to kick off 2014 with the release of his first album in six years.The Loser hitmaker has announced his 12th album, Morning Phase, will go on sale in February 2014.His his...

Life Is Beautiful Festival Debuts In Vegas - With An Understatement Of A Name

Life Is Beautiful Festival 2013 brings top artists of all walks of life to Downtown Las Vegas this weekend for two days of cracking music, scrumptious gourmet food and breath-taking art.This brand new festival opens...

Treasure Island Music Festival 2013 To Arrive With Another Weekend Of Uninterrupted Musical Fun

Treasure Island Music Festival returns to San Francisco, California this October for two days with an impressive selection of live music and other entertainment at a stunning location on this popular man-made island.Headlining Saturday, October...

Federal Judges Vs. Talent Show Judges: The Pay Gap

If you add up the total salaries of all the approximately 180 top federal judges sitting on the U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court, the combined amount would come to about $32...

Beck Performs Sheet Music Album With Star Guests

Singer/songwriter Beck brought his innovative sheet music album to life on stage in London last week (ends07Jul13) with help from stars including Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and rockers Franz Ferdinand.The Loser hitmaker released his latest...

Song Reader: Beck Plays Album Of Sheet Music At London's Barbican

It is perhaps Beck's strangest album. Song Reader - the record made up entirely of sheet music - was played in full at London's Barbican Theatre on Sunday (July 7, 2013), with a huge cast...

Beck Summons An Army To Help Him Turn 'Song Reader' Into Music

Depending on the way you look at it, Beck's decision to release his last album in the form of sheet music was either incredibly innovative or unforgivably pretentious. Released in December 2012, Song Reader comprised...

Beck Planning Two New Albums

Beck is planning to release two new albums this year.The 'Devil's Haircut' musician is working on a follow up to 2008's 'Modern Guilt' as well as an acoustic album, according to Rolling Stone magazine.One completely...

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