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Vampire Weekend Turned Down Shrek Soundtrack Song

The Oxford Comma singer reveals he often boasts about his role on the Shrek album but now confirms his band never actually recorded a song because he "refused to capitalize on Weezer's misfortune"....

Vampire Weekend Still On The Bill At Political Rally Following Guitarist's Shock Departure

The musician announced his decision to leave the group after 10 years on Tuesday (26Jan16), but Koenig and company have no plans to disband - and a scheduled performance at a Bernie Sanders...

Diplo Working With Ezra Koenig

The creator of EDM group Major Lazer told Rolling Stone he has recorded "a lot of songs" with Koenig, and the pair has also been writing tracks together for other artists, according to...

Diplo: Justin Bieber Is A 'Jerk'

Diplo thinks Justin Bieber is a ''jerk''.The pair recently collaborated on hit single 'Where Are Ü Now' and while they got on well in the studio he admitted he doesn't think the 21-year-old star is...

Robbie Williams Triumphs At Q Awards

Arctic Monkeys, Robbie Williams and Ellie Goulding all scooped prizes at the Q Awards this afternoon (21.10.13). A host of rockers, indie artists and music industry figures appeared at the Grosvenor Hotel in central London...

Ezra Koenig Praying For Rainy Glastonbury

Vampire Weekend rocker Ezra Koenig is hoping it pours with rain during the band's set at Glastonbury festival as he loves performing in the U.K.'s notoriously volatile summer weather.The New York native is adamant playing...

Vampire Weekend: Pop Music Is Avant-garde

Vampire Weekend think modern pop music is ''incredibly avant-garde''.The 'Diane Young' band think people are quick to write off mainstream hits because of their popularity, but if they looked a little deeper they would see...

Ezra Koenig 'More American Than Ever'

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig feels ''more American than ever before''.The 'Diane Young' singer surprised even himself with how he has embraced his home country, even though the band's new album, 'Modern Vampires of the City',...

Ezra Koenig Wanted To Quit Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig wanted to quit the band last year (12) and launch a movie career instead.The singer/guitarist has confessed he felt trapped by the group's success as the rockers prepared to head...

Ezra Koenig: 'I Was Naive To Rely On Barack Obama'

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig has been left disappointed by U.S. President Barack Obama, admitting he was "naive" to believe the politician could change America.The New York-based rockers were vocal advocates of the Democrat prior...

Vampire Weekend's More Mature Sound

Vampire Weekend's new album has less ''smart-ass'' lyrics.The indie band's third offering, 'Modern Vampires of the City', has seen them ditch sarcastic lyrics to explore deeper and more sincere feelings. Singer Ezra Koenig explained: ''I've...

Vampire Weekend's Road Trip Inspiration

Vampire Weekend took a road trip for their new album.The indie band packed up their gear and travelled to Martha's Vineyard, an island South of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, to pen new tracks for their...

Vampire Weekend Complete Third Album

Vampire Weekend have completed their third album. The 'A-Punk' band said today they have finished work on the follow up to 2010's 'Contra', which has been almost two years in the making.They simply tweeted: ''LP3...

Vampire Weekend Ready Third Album

Vampire Weekend have ''many songs'' ready for their third album. The 'Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa' group are working on their next album and plotting to take their sound into uncharted territory. Bassist Chris Baio -...

Ezra Koenig Has No Christmas Traditions

Ezra Koenig doesn't have any festive traditions.The Vampire Weekend singer has not yet made any definite plans for Christmas Day (25.12.10) or New Year's Eve (31.12.10) this year as he likes to make more spontaneous...

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