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Travis & Franz Ferdinand's Frontmen Join Midlake Star's New Supergroup

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Banquet are working on Volume I, their debut album, which will be released next year (16).

Midlake's Eric Pulido launched the band and tells the Dallas Observer he simply emailed famous friends and people he admired and asked them if they would be interested in joining a collaborative group.

"I was surprised people said yes," he says.

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End Of The Road Festival 2012 Adds Further Names

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Dorset's The End Of The Road Festival confirms fifteen more acts for the line-up on 31st August to 2nd September 2012 including Graham Coxon, Patrick Watson and WOODS.

Blur's lead guitarist Graham Coxon will make his debut appearance at the festival as will unique cabaret pop artist Patrick Watson and folk rockers Woods. Leading the line-up are indie New Yorkers Grizzly Bear, the return of Grandaddy in one of their few comeback gigs, Nottingham's Tindersticks and instrumental trio Dirty Three.

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Grandaddy On Tour This Summer 2012

Posted on 13 June 2012

Grandaddy On Tour This Summer 2012

The Strokes Rock Decade

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The Strokes' 'Is This It' has been named album of the decade.

The American rockers' 2001 debut LP topped a list compiled by British music magazine NME made up of votes from record producers, label bosses and musicians, including members of Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys who both rank highly.

Troubled rocker Pete Doherty saw three of his albums make the list, with his former band The Libertines coming in second place with their debut effort 'Up The Bracket'.

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Rockers Contribute Tracks To Male Cancer Album

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Paul Weller, Grandaddy and Stereophonics are among a host of bands who have donated a song to an album raising money for testicular cancer research in the UK.
Other groups appearing on BOLLOCKS TO CANCER include Dave Matthews Band, Elbow, The Rakes and hundred Reasons.
The album, which is raising funds for British male cancer charity Everyman, was released on Monday at branches of Virgin Megastore, where it can be picked up for GBP4.99 ($8.99).

Grandaddy Split


American rock band Grandaddy are splitting up after 14 years of making music, it was announced today (27JAN06).

The Californian stars admit shunning the commercial spotlight was a mistake, as despite having a cult following, they have gained nothing financially.

The NOW ITS ON hitmakers have promised fans a farewell album titled JUST LIKE THE FAMBLY CAT, but there will be no final tour.

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Beck Plans Elliott Smith Tribute

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American rocker Beck will headline a tribute to tragic singer/songwriter Elliott Smith in Los Angeles next week (begs03NOV03).

The LOSER hitmaker is performing alongside other acts including Grandaddy at the event, which is being held to pay homage to cult star Smith - who died of a self-inflicted knife wound on 21 October (03).

Another tribute - featuring acts including Beth Orton, RADAR BROS and BRIGHT EYES - will be staged on Monday night (03NOV03) at the Henry Fonda THEATRE in Los Angeles.

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Grandaddy Star Hit By Bus


Grandaddy guitarist JIM FAIRCHILD is recovering after being run over by his own tour bus.

Before the Californian indie rockers set off for a show in Phoenix, Arizona last week (ends30MAY03) Fairchild decided to indulge in a spot of drinking, which led to him falling under the wheels of the moving coach.

The wheel met with Fairchild's shoulder, but, despite some broken bones, he was able to continue playing guitar after only missing one of the group's shows.

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