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Labrinth's Classical-electro-punk Single

10th February 2012

Labrinth's new single is inspired by classical music and electro punk.The singer and songwriter said the inspiration behind his third release, 'Last Time', draws influence from unlikely sources which he heard while flicking through the...

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The Prodigy Voted Best Dance Act Of All Time

20th January 2012

The Prodigy have been voted the best dance act of all time. The 'Firestarter' group beat Daft Punk to claim the top spot in the poll, by dance music publication Mixmag, although they only won...

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Mark Ronson's Krafty Tour

24th September 2010

Mark Ronson wants his tour to be "somewhere between Kraftwerk and James Brown". The producer has just made his third album - 'Record Collection', under the name Mark Ronson and The Business International - and...

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Kraftwerk Gets Dre's Creative Juices Flowing

9th April 2010

Hip-hop legend DR. DRE has been turning to 1970s electronica pioneers KRAFTWERK for inspiration as he completes work on his long-awaited album DETOX.The rap icon is putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 1999...

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Kraftwerk Won't Quit

12th December 2009

German electropop pioneers KRAFTWERK are refusing to retire as they approach their 40th anniversary next year (10), insisting they love music too much to quit.The German band were rocked last year (08) by the departure...

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Forever Young Kraftwerk

9th December 2009

Kraftwerk are recording a new album.The 'Model' hitmakers insist they are not worried about getting older and have no plans to stop making music in the foreseeable future.When asked if he plans to make a...

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Kraftwerk Return To The Studio Without Co-founder Schneider

7th October 2009

Electronic pop pioneers KRAFTWERK are set to return to the studio over Christmas (09) to record their first album without co-founder FLORIAN SCHNEIDER, who quit last year (08).The new project will be the Robots hitmakers...

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Fascinating Fact 7625

4th July 2009

German synth-pop pioneers KRAFTWERK were joined by four British Olympic gold medal-winning cyclists during their set at the Manchester International Festival in the U.K. on Thursday (02Jul09). The sportsmen rode around the stage on bikes...

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Massive Attack And Kraftwerk To Headline Bestival

27th February 2009

British legends Massive Attack and electronica greats Kraftwerk are to headline this year's Bestival, it has been announced.The Unfinished Sympathy stars will headline the Isle of Wight event on Friday September 11th with Kraftwerk's Saturday...

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Kraftwerk Co-founder Schneider Quits Band

6th January 2009

Electronic pop pioneers KRAFTWERK's co-founder FLORIAN SCHNEIDER has quit the legendary German band after 38 years. Schneider's departure was confirmed on the group's official website on Monday (05Jan09). There was no reason given. The star...

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Kraftwerk + Radiohead Hit The Road

5th January 2009

Electronic pop pioneers KRAFTWERK will support RADIOHEAD on the British group's upcoming South American tour. Ralf Hutter, the founding member of the German hitmakers, will hit the road with Stefan Pfaffe, Fritz Hilpert and Henning...

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Kraftwerk Lose Legal Battle

21st November 2008

German synth-pop pioneers KRAFTWERK have lost the latest round of their copyright battle against a rap producer who sampled two seconds of their METAL ON METAL track. A state court in Hamburg ruled that Moses...

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Hot Chip Remix Kraftwerk

6th August 2007

UK electro specialists Hot Chip have been chosen to remix two Kraftwerk tracks as part of a special release.Aerodynamik and La Fame, both of which were included on Kraftwerk's Tour De France Soundtracks' album, have...

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Coldplay Reassure Fans With New Album

28th February 2006

COLDPLAY have quashed speculation they are on the brink of splitting by revealing details of a new "edgier" album. The band - who warned at the Brit Awards earlier this month (15FEB06) "People are...

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Kraftwerk Destroy Lift Music

23rd August 2005

German electro-pop pioneers KRAFTWERK once employed an engineer who used to slash the cables pumping 'muzak' into elevators. The AUTOBAHN hitmakers despised the sound of airy pseudoclassical renditions of popular classics and so took...

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Hutter Prefers Silence To Music

12th August 2005

KRAFTWERK frontman RALF HUTTER refuses to put on music at home, because he prefers to listen to the imaginary tunes in his head. The AUTOBAHN star insists on silence in order to fuel his...

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Kraftwerk Thank Bowie

12th August 2005

German rockers KRAFTWERK credit DAVID BOWIE with their success in Britain and America because without the eccentric rocker's championing, they would never have entered the mainstream arena. Frontman RALF HUTTER is eternally grateful for...

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Coldplay: 'We Stole Elbow's Sound'

8th June 2005

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN has admitted the song FIX YOU on the group's new album is a copy of ELBOW's track GRACE UNDER PRESSURE. The CLOCKS group has already confessed their new disc X+Y...

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Coldplay Track Influenced By Kraftwerk

7th June 2005

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN was inspired by German 1970s electronic pioneers KRAFTWERK when he composed the band's new album X+Y. The YELLOW singer confesses he is hooked on the legend's unique melodies - and...

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Coldplay Album Chaos

31st March 2005

COLDPLAY infuriated their record label by insisting on re-recording a track - despite the fact they officially finished their forthcoming album X+Y last month (FEB05). The band's frontman CHRIS MARTIN decided the original recording...

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Williams Kills Himself Off

1st September 2004

Pop hunk ROBBIE WILLIAMS will end his pop career - to make menacing electronic tracks under the name of PURE FRANCIS. The SHE'S THE ONE singer wants to "kill off Robbie Williams" because he...

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Martin: New Coldplay Album Influenced By Rap

20th July 2004

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN has promised the band's next album will surprise fans - because it's influenced by hip-hop star JAY-Z and experimental German outfit KRAFTWERK. And the CLOCKS singer - who grew up...

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Sparta Singer Pays Tribute To The Pixies

4th May 2004

SPARTA frontman FRED WARD was left speechless at the COACHELLA FESTIVAL this weekend (01MAY04) - when he finally saw his idols THE PIXIES perform. The rocker was just 12 when the group released classic...

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Coachella Breaks Records

3rd May 2004

This year's (04) COACHELLA FESTIVAL broke attendance and temperature records at the weekend (01-02MAY04) as fans headed for the California desert to see sets by reformed PIXIES, RADIOHEAD, KRAFTWERK and THE CURE. Two sold-out...

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Kraftwerk Dazzle Coachella

3rd May 2004

German techno-pop pioneers KRAFTWERK brought Saturday night's (01MAY04) COACHELLA FESTIVAL to a colourful climax when they performed MUSIC NON STOP wearing glowing neon suits. The oddball quartet ended the day's activity in the SAHARA...

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The Cure For Coachella

21st January 2004

British goth godfathers THE CURE have been added to the already impressive bill of this year's (04) COACHELLA VALLEY FESTIVAL in California - as headliners. The group will headline the second night of the...

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Pixies To Reunite For Us Festival

15th January 2004

Cult rock band THE PIXIES have a thrill in store for their legions of devoted fans - they're reuniting for a one-off gig in America. The I BLEED rockers are headlining the COACHELLA FESTIVAL...

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The Hives Want A Criminal Record

6th May 2003

Swedish rocker THE HIVES are seeking inspiration for their new album from a school for "criminal youngsters". The well-dressed outfit are hard at work on the follow-up to their debut longplayer YOUR NEW FAVOURITE...

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