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Unlikely Pairings - When Comedians And Musicians Come Together

By Dan Greaves | 19th August 2014

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...

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Everything You Need To Know About Drake's 'Views From The 6'

By Sarah Newman | 16th July 2014

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...

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The 14 Best Beards At The Glastonbury Festival [Pictures]

By Michael West | 27th June 2014

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...

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Glastonbury Festival Goers Told To "Prepare For Rape" By Bbc

By Michael West | 26th June 2014

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...

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Glastonbury Weather 2014: It's Going To Rain. Loads.

By Jack de Aguilar | 23rd June 2014

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...

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

By Michael West | 9th June 2014

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...

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Win Butler Responds To 'We Exist' Video Criticisms - Should A "Trans" Actor Have Been Cast? [Poll]

By Jack de Aguilar | 26th May 2014

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...

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Video For Arcade Fire's 'We Exist' Stars Andrew Garfield. In A Bra [Video]

By Michael West | 16th May 2014

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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New Orleans Jazz Fest Finishes On A High Note

By Sophie Miskiw | 6th May 2014

The New Orleans Jazz Fest finished on a high note on Sunday May 5. Montreal-based band Arcade Fire had local musicians Pinettes Brass Band onstage with them, providing accompaniment and, at one point, a wordless...

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It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With Another Two Weekends Of Music Mythology

By Holly Williams | 24th April 2014

It's that time of year again where New Orleans go all out to prove they are one of the most culturally rich cities in North America with their annual two-weekend event, the New Orleans Jazz...

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Coachella Weekend Two: Outkast Pull It Back, Pharrell Brings More Surprise And Arcade Fire Leave Us Confused

By Stephanie Chase | 21st April 2014

The Coachella festival has closed its gates for another year, but not before it got an almighty second weekend send off. Last weekend the festival brought plenty of star performances, special surprises and maybe a...

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Coachella 2014: Was It The Best Year Yet?

By Michael West | 14th April 2014

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...

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It's Almost Here! 25 Must See Acts For Coachella 2014

By Holly Williams | 10th April 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...

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Glastonbury Line-up Confirmed: Elbow, Kasabian, Arcade Fire, Jack White...And Who Else?

By Lauren James | 4th April 2014

After months of speculation, the official line-up has been confirmed for the 2014 Glastonbury Festival, which will be held from the 27th to the 29th June this year. The festival tweeted this year's snazzy line-up...

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Could This Be The Lineup For Glastonbury Festival 2014?

By Sophie Miskiw | 27th February 2014

Some acts may still be rumours and others are yet to be confirmed, but we have a strong suspicion that this is what the Glastonbury Festival Lineup for 2014 will end up looking like! Eek,...

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Arcade Fire Wear Big Papier-mache Heads At Big Day Out Festival [Pictures]

By Jack de Aguilar | 29th January 2014

Arcade Fire have never been afraid to approach their live shows with unpredictability and finesse. Their latest jaunt – over in Australia for the Big Day Out festival – saw the band sporting oversized papier-mâché...

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Outkast, Muse And Arcade Fire To Headline Coachella 2014

By Joe Wilde | 9th January 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...

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Dom Gourlay's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

By Staff Writer | 23rd December 2013

After an immense year for music, here's reviewer Dom Gourlay's favourites for 2013 - and possibly for a long while after!Arcade Fire 'Reflektor' - Early reviews were ridiculously negative, probably because journos were invited to...

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Contactmusic.com's Top Albums Of 2013

By Joe Wilde | 23rd December 2013

Vampire Weekend 'Modern Vampire in the City' - 'Modern Vampires in the City' makes it three for three for the New Yorkers and their latest release could very well be their best yet. It shows...

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Dolly Parton To Be Announced For Glastonbury 2014

By Michael West | 23rd December 2013

As we speculated back in October, Dolly Parton is to be confirmed to perform at Glastonbury 2014. The "9 to 5" singer is likely to appear in the Sunday Legends slot on the Pyramid Stage,...

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Arcade Fire Confirmed As First Headlining Act For Glastonbury 2014

By Joe Wilde | 22nd December 2013

Arcade Fire are officially headliners at Glastonbury 2014! After much speculation and finger crossing, the Canadian alt-rockers have been confirmed as the first headline act for 2014's outing at Worth Farm in Somerset next June.Arcade...

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Grammy Awards 2014 Nominations: Who Are The Notable Absentees On The Nominee's List

By Joe Wilde | 9th December 2013

The 2014 Grammy Awards will take place in January 2014, with the full list of nominees being revealed over the weekend. Jay-Z was the most capped nominee, with nine nods in total, whilst Macklemore &...

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Noel Gallagher Goes On The Rampage. Arcade Fire, Look Away Now

By Michael West | 6th December 2013

Nobody escaped unscathed from Noel Gallagher's summary of music in 2013, apart from maybe Kanye West and David Bowie. The former Oasis man agreed to phone interview with Rolling Stone magazine to chat about his...

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Arcade Fire Drop Huge Glastonbury 2014 Hint: Will They Headline?

By Lauren James | 20th November 2013

Arcade Fire's lead singer Win Butler has hinted that his band are gearing up to play at UK festivals in 2014. Speaking to BBC Radio 2's Jo Whiley, Butler cryptically advised that Arcade Fire's fans...

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Arcade Fire Jump Straight To No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 'Reflektor'

By Joe Wilde | 7th November 2013

Arcade Fire are at the top of the musical spectrum right now, enjoying critical and now commercial success with their fourth album, Reflektor. Whilst their origins are humble and their rise to international acclaim and...

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Arcade Fire Earn No.1 On Billboard 200 With 'Reflektor'

By Nick Hill | 7th November 2013

Canadian rock band 'Arcade Fire' reach the top spot the Billboard 200 album chart after debuting their latest studio album, 'Reflektor'.According to Nielsen SoundScan, in its first week's sales, 'Reflektor' sold 140,000 copies.This is the...

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The First Ever Youtube Music Awards Get Underway This Weekend - What Can You Expect From It?

By Joe Wilde | 2nd November 2013

The YouTube Music Awards will celebrate the achievements made online by both well-known and some more obscure (outside the world of viral videos) musicians for the first time this Sunday (3 Oct.) and the organisers...

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Quite Simply, Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' Is Brilliant, Say The Critics

By Jack de Aguilar | 30th October 2013

2013 has been the year of the comeback. The Rolling Stones did it, triumphantly. Bowie did it too, shocking everyone with an unannounced renaissance, one that lead to a Mercury nomination. But more contemporary artists,...

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Arcade Fire Evolve On 'Reflektor' But Is It An Advancement Or A Step In The Same Direction Still?

By Joe Wilde | 30th October 2013

Arcade Fire are a band used to receiving widespread praise for their albums and when they released new album Reflektor earlier this week it was more of the same as the critics came out in...

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