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Arctic Monkeys: It's Good Guitars Aren't Popular

10th January 2014

Arctic Monkeys think it's a good thing guitar bands aren't as popular as they used to be. The 'R U Mine?' hitmakers are nominated for Best British Group and Album of the Year at this...

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Arctic Monkeys Most Streamed Act Of 2013

6th January 2014

Rockers Arctic Monkeys have been named the most streamed act of 2013.Thanks to their fifth album Am, which was also nominated for Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize, the rock quartet had a landmark 2013 and ended...

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Music Streaming Services Record Their Biggest Year To Date In 2013, As Cd Sales Continue To Decline

By Joe Wilde | 2nd January 2014

Music streaming services such as Spotify and Deezer experienced their most successful year to date during 2013, as online streaming continues to rapidly ascend past traditional means of music sales. Membership and usage of online...

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Constant Writer Tinie Tempah

28th December 2013

Tinie Tempah can't stop writing.The 'Pass Out' hitmaker is inspired by his everyday life, and even when he is having fun with his friends, he is always using his phone to make notes for new...

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Hayley Fox's Top Albums Of 2013

By Staff Writer | 23rd December 2013

Darkside 'Psychic' - After an EP in 2011, Darkside released their debut album this year. The duo - the project of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington - gave as good as they got on 'Psychic',...

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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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Bruno Mars, Rudimental And Bastille At Brits

19th December 2013

Bruno Mars, Rudimental and Bastille will perform at the Brit Awards next year. They will join previously announced artists, Arctic Monkeys and 'Roar' hitmaker Katy Perry at the annual ceremony, which takes place at the...

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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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Fascinating Fact: 3982385

5th December 2013

Arctic Monkeys' acclaimed record Am has been named Best Album of 2013 by rock magazine Nme. It finished ahead of Kanye West's Yeezus, which came in second place, and Queens Of The Stone Age's ...Like...

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Blink 182 To Headline Reading And Leeds

4th December 2013

Blink 182 are to headline Reading and Leeds Festival 2014. BBC Radio 1 presenter Zane Lowe revealed on his show last night (03.12.13) the 'What's My Age Again' hitmakers - Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and...

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Arctic Monkeys Win Top Festival Prize

3rd December 2013

Arctic Monkeys' headlining set at the Glastonbury festival has won the band a top prize at the UK Festival Awards.The group scored the Headline Performance Of The Year at the London ceremony on Monday night...

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Arctic Monkeys' R'n'b Influence

30th November 2013

Arctic Monkeys wanted to record 'AM' in the way Timbaland works.The 'Crying Lightning' hitmakers were inspired by R'n'B production values but still wanted to keep their traditional rock sound.Frontman Alex Turner explained: ''We had this...

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Alex Turner Focuses His Mind By Playing Darts

29th November 2013

Arctic Monkeys rocker Alex Turner stayed focused while writing tracks for the band's new album by spending hours playing darts.The Cornerstone hitmakers released their fifth record Am in September (13) and frontman Turner has previously...

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Arctic Monkeys & Katy Perry First Acts Confirmed For Brit Awards 2014

By Joe Wilde | 28th November 2013

The Arctic Monkeys and Katy Perry have been announced as the first acts to be confirmed for the 2014 Brit Awards, due to take place in February next year. The awards showcase will be held...

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Arctic Monkeys Clear Up Jimmy Kimmel Axe Reports

27th November 2013

British rockers Arctic Monkeys have denied they were shunted from the schedule of a U.S. Tv chat show to make way for Kanye West, insisting their performance had already been recorded days in advance.The Cornerstone...

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Arctic Monkeys To Headline T In The Park 2014

20th November 2013

Arctic Monkeys are headlining T in the Park 2014 festival.The 'R U Mine?' hitmakers have been confirmed as the first bill-topping act playing at the Scottish festival in Balado, Perth and Kinross, next July.The band...

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Arctic Monkeys First Act Announced To Headline T In The Park 2014

By Nick Hill | 20th November 2013

English rock group Arctic Monkeys have been announced as one of the headlines acts at the 2014 T in The Park concert.They are the first act to be announced for next year's event which is...

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Jared Leto Leads Silence For Typhoon Haiyan Victims

10th November 2013

Jared Leto led a minute's silence at the MTV EMAs for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.The rocker - whose band 30 Seconds To Mars won the award for Best Alternative act -...

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Arctic Monkeys Return To The Road After Frontman's Laryngitis Battle

5th November 2013

British rockers the Arctic Monkeys have returned to the road after frontman Alex Turner was sidelined with laryngitis last week (ends01Nov13).The band was forced to reschedule a handful of U.K. concerts to allow Turner time...

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Arctic Monkeys Axe Germany Gig

4th November 2013

Arctic Monkeys have axed another concert on their European tour as frontman Alex Turner continues to suffer from a throat infection.The Cornerstone hitmakers cancelled three U.K. dates last week (ends03Nov13), including a show in their...

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Rudimental Praise James Blake On Mercury Win

2nd November 2013

Rudimental's album of the year is James Blake's 'Overgrown'.The 'Waiting All Night' hitmakers were beaten to this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize by the singer's album 'Overgrown' on Wednesday night (30.10.13), however, they have no bad...

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Arctic Monkeys Delay Another Show Due To Illness

1st November 2013

British rockers the Arctic Monkeys have postponed a third date on their U.K. tour as frontman Alex Turner continues to battle laryngitis.The I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor hitmakers were forced to pull...

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Alex Turner Battling Severe Writer's Block

1st November 2013

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has sparked concern among fans by admitting he's battling a severe bout of writer's block.The 27 year old rocker is a prolific songwriter, penning almost all of the band's five...

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Alex Turner's Laryngitis Prompts Arctic Moneys To Scrap Shows

1st November 2013

British rockers the Arctic Monkeys have been forced to scrap two shows on their current U.K. tour to allow frontman Alex Turner time to recover from laryngitis.The band postponed a Halloween night gig in Birmingham,...

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Is Laura Mvula The Winner Of The Mercury Music Prize 2013?

By Michael West | 30th October 2013

Laura Mvula's debut albumSing To The Moon, one of the contenders for the BBC Sound of 2013 title, could claim a far more lucrative and career-defining prize at London's Roundhouse tonight.Laura Mvula Is The Favourite...

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Alex Turner Defends Image Overhaul

24th October 2013

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has hit back at critics of his smart new look.Following the band's headline slot at Britain's Glastonbury festival this year (13), some critics accused the band of betraying their working...

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Alex Turner Continues To Channel Elvis As Arctic Monkeys Play Newcastle

By Michael West | 23rd October 2013

Arctic Monkeys kicked off the first night of their UK tour at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena on Tuesday evening (October 22, 2013), reports NME.com.Supported by buzz band The Strypes, the band played to a sell-out...

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Robbie Williams Triumphs At Q Awards

21st October 2013

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...

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Lars Ulrich Makes His Kids Rock

19th October 2013

Lars Ulrich introduced his children to rock music at a young age.The Metallica drummer is tired of his kids - Miles, 15, Layne, 12, and five-year-old Bryce - fighting over the same favourite band, but...

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Retro Rocks: Vinyl Sales Highest Since 2003 Thanks To Daft Punk & Arctic Monkeys

By Lauren James | 17th October 2013

Annual sales of vinyl LPs has benefitted from a surge in sales in the past year, pushing the sales of records over the half million mark for the first time since 2003, reports The Independent....

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