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Ben Walton's Top Albums Of 2014

By Staff Writer | 23rd December 2014

10) Grant Nicholas - Yorktown HeightsFeeder's Grant Nicholas went down the familiar lead-singer-does-a-solo-album route this year, and the results weren't too bad in the end. Yorktown Heights is a more sombre and acoustic take on...

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Beck's Morning Phase Tops Amazon 2014 Album Poll

1st December 2014

Rocker Beck has topped one of the first best album polls of the year - his Morning Phase has been selected the best release of 2014 by bosses at online shopping site Amazon.co.uk.Beck’s 12th album...

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We Defy You To Keep A Straight Face With Sia's Rendition Of 'Annie' Song 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile' [Video]

By Holly Williams | 24th October 2014

If anything's going to cheer you up today, let it be the heartwarming video for Sia's rendition of 'Annie' song 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile'. Released ahead of the movie re-boot, it's got...

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Bob Dylan Named Musicares Person Of The Year

24th September 2014

Jack White, Sir Tom Jones and the Black Keys are among artists who will perform at a Bob Dylan tribute concert.The 'Like a Rollin Stone' singer has been named MusiCares Person of the Year by...

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Dhani Harrison To Lead Tv Tribute Week To His Dad

16th September 2014

George Harrison's son Dhani and stars like Beck and Norah Jones will honour the late Beatle as part of a 'Harrison Week' on U.S. late-night host Conan O'Brien's show.The Tv personality will turn his Conan...

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Fascinating Fact: 4306441

30th July 2014

Rocker Beck has teamed up with eyewear company Warby Parker to design a limited-edition pair of frames in honour of the release of his new album, Song Reader. The glasses come in a two-tone Black...

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Jack White's Surprise Performance At Beck Gig

28th July 2014

Jack White made a surprise appearance at a Beck concert in Providence, Rhode Island on Saturday (26.07.14). After headlining the Newport Folk Festival the same night, Jack rushed over to Providence to play acoustic guitar...

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Jack White Makes Surprise Appearance At Beck Concert

28th July 2014

Rocker Jack White made a surprise appearance to join his pal Beck onstage at the Newport Folk Festival on Saturday night (26Jul14).The Loser hitmaker served as the headliner at the Providence, Rhode Island music event,...

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Beck To Release Studio Version Of Sheet Music Album

9th July 2014

Singer/songwriter Beck is finally releasing a full studio version of his innovative sheet music album Song Reader.The Loser hitmaker's 2012 record was only available in sheet format with instructions so fans could play the tracks...

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Beck Performs Two-part Gig After Support Act Cancels

30th June 2014

Rocker Beck pulled double duty at his concert in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday (28Jun14) by opening the show himself after Sean Lennon's group cancelled their supporting gig at the last minute.Lennon's The Ghost of a...

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Beck Dons Pope Francis Head For Arcade Fire Coachella Set

21st April 2014

Rocker Beck followed Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul's example at Coachella on Sunday night (20Apr14) - and donned a giant Pope Francis head for a performance with headliners Arcade Fire.The actor took the stage with...

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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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Why Did Coachella Shut Down Beck's Performance?

By Lauren James | 14th April 2014

Beck's microphone was unplugged as he was about to finish his set on the final night of the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The experimental pop singer was midway through...

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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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Video Choreography Left Beck In Agony, Almost Ended His Career

16th March 2014

Rocker Beck sustained a debilitating spinal injury that almost ended his career during a 10-hour video shoot for 2005 track E-Pro.The singer/songwriter appears to float over a series of computer-generated landscapes in the promo and...

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Neil Young Crowdfunding Alernative To The Ipod. Think About That.

By Michael West | 12th March 2014

Nope, we promise we haven't formed a news story from a selection of random rock legends, and musical devices. Neil Young has launched his first 'Pono' music player - an alternative to the iPod -...

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The Things They Say: 4093295

3rd March 2014

"I have to say, I feel bad for the audience, because the real show would be what was happening backstage when that song was playing. Couches were getting upturned, people were doing flips over each...

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Lena Dunham To Host 'Snl' As The National Make Their Musical Debut

By Lauren James | 25th February 2014

Lena Dunham will host the second episode of the new season of Saturday Night Live, which will be broadcast on the 8th March, according to Deadline. The Girls creator will be making her hosting debut...

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Sea Change For Beck As 'Morning Phase' Gets Back To Brilliant Basics

By Michael West | 25th February 2014

Beck's first real album in six years Morning Phase is billed as a companion piece to his 2002 confessional LP Sea Change, which itself was considered the singer-songwriter's best work upon its release. Since the...

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Coachella Festival 2014: Your Guide To This Year's Lineup

By Stephanie Chase | 24th February 2014

The Coachella festival always manages to bring out the big names for its annual two weekend spectacular in April. This year, organizers have outdone themselves with a feast of big name acts that will take...

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Beck Regrets Albums Gap

21st February 2014

Rocker Beck regrets leaving a six-year gap between albums.Devotees of the Loser hitmaker have waited six years for the rocker to release a follow-up to 2008's Modern Guilt.He made his new album, Morning Phase, available...

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Beck Turned Down Offers To Create Mad Men Theme Song

20th February 2014

Rocker Beck turned down multiple offers to create the theme song to acclaimed Tv series Mad Men.The Loser hitmaker has penned a number of tracks for films and Tv shows over the years, but one...

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Beck Unveils New Album Online A Week Before Release Date

18th February 2014

Rocker Beck surprised fans on Monday (17Feb14) by allowing his long-awaited new album to stream online for free, a week before its official release date.Devotees of the Loser hitmaker have waited six years for the...

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Fascinating Fact: 4066938

14th February 2014

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons is set to make his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live on 1 March (14). The Emmy winner will be joined by musical guest Beck, who will make...

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Busta Rhymes To Perform At Bestival 2014

10th February 2014

Busta Rhymes is set to perform at Bestival this year. The hip-hop star will mark his first appearance at a UK festival this September when he joins the main stage line-up at the event, which...

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Beck Shocked By Flaming Lips Snub

8th February 2014

Beck spent a year thinking people hated him. The 'Loser' singer hired The Flaming Lips to support him on tour in 2002 but frontman Wayne Coye criticised him after the gigs, describing him as a...

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Beck Wrote Album Using A Toy Guitar

7th February 2014

Beck wrote his album using a toy guitar.The 43-year-old rock singer says he was forced to use a plastic instrument when writing his 2008 album ' Modern Guilt' after suffering a serious spinal injury, which...

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Bestival Line-up Just Keeps On Getting Better As Beck And Foals Join Outkast

By Stephanie Chase | 4th February 2014

Beck and Foals have been added to the line-up of this year’s Bestival festival, joining fellow headliners Outkast. Beck will headline the main stage on Thursday night, with Outkast on Friday and Foals on the...

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Outkast, Muse And Arcade Fire Headline Coachella

9th January 2014

OutKast, Muse and Arcade Fire will headline this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Hip-hop act OutKast, featuring Andre 3000 and Big Boi, are reuniting for the event at the Empire Polo Fields...

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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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