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

20th September 2010

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...

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Arcade Fire's Future In Doubt?

17th September 2010

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...

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'Defining Band Of Summer' The Libertines

15th September 2010

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...

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Arcade Fire Worried For Audience

1st September 2010

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...

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Arcade Fire Thrill Fans With Innovative Video

31st August 2010

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...

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Gara's Weight Gain On Arcade Fire Tour

30th August 2010

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...

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Arcade Fire Takes European Number One

14th August 2010

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...

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

13th August 2010

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...

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Fascinating Fact 9790

10th August 2010

Married ARCADE FIRE stars WIN BUTLER and REGINE CHASSAGNE wrote HEADLIGHTS LOOK LIKE DIAMONDS on their first date after meeting in 2001. The song later appeared on the band's first self-titled EP.

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Lady Gaga's Crowd Surf Concert

9th August 2010

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...

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Arcade Fire Scoop U.k. Number One Album

8th August 2010

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,...

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Arcade Fire's Dark Songs

3rd August 2010

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...

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Arcade Fire Album Inspired By Love Letters

30th July 2010

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,...

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Butler Praises Bono For 'Engaging' With Bush

29th July 2010

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...

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Arcade Fire Have 'Artistic' Nature

28th July 2010

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...

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Gilliam To Direct Arcade Fire Webcast

27th July 2010

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...

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Arcade Fire Will Match $1 Million Donations For Haiti Charity

13th July 2010

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...

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Arcade Fire's Compulsive Challenge

7th July 2010

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...

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Lady Gaga Spends $250,000 On Festival Stage

17th June 2010

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...

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Marina And The Diamonds' Headline Act

15th June 2010

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...

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Festival Update

13th April 2010

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...

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Blink-182 Not Flying To England?

31st March 2010

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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Guns N' Roses Headline Reading

30th March 2010

Guns N' Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink-182 have been confirmed as headliners for this year's Reading and Leeds festivals.The US groups will each top the bill on one night of the three-day event - which...

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Guns N Roses Headline Reading

30th March 2010

Guns N Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink-182 have been confirmed as headliners for this year's Reading and Leeds festivals.The US groups will each top the bill on one night of the three-day event - which...

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Guns N Roses Headline Reading

29th March 2010

Guns N Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink-182 have been confirmed as headliners for this years Reading and Leeds festivals.The US groups will each top the bill on one night of the three-day event which takes...

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Fascinating Fact 8794

4th February 2010

Cult rockers ARCADE FIRE will donate the money they make from a new licensing deal with the National Football League in America over the Super Bowl weekend (06-07Feb09) to the Haiti relief effort. NFL bosses...

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Wilco & Stevens Split Top Spot On Decade's Best Albums List

30th November 2009

WILCO's YANKEE HOTEL FOXTROT has beaten albums by ARCADE FIRE and RADIOHEAD to head a serious new music poll to find the best releases of the past decade.The band led the Readers' Poll in Paste...

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The Strokes Rock Decade

17th November 2009

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...

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