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Modest Mouse Give Fans Boost For Christmas With New Album News

16th December 2014

Rockers Modest Mouse have given fans a Christmas treat by serving up a new single and unveiling plans to release their first new album since 2007 in March (15).The band has been performing the song...

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Modest Mouse Cancel Summer Shows

6th June 2013

Rockers Modest Mouse have cancelled all their upcoming summer (13) shows to concentrate on recording their new album.The band's axed tour of Europe and the U.K. includes an appearance at Scotland's T In The Park...

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Kraftwerk To Headline Latitude

20th March 2013

Kraftwerk will headline this year's Latitude festival.The German electro pioneers will take to the Obelisk Main Stage in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, on the second night of the event, July 20, bringing a 3D show...

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Nme Awards Johnny Marr 'Godlike Genius' Title, 2013

By Hayley Avron | 11th February 2013

Johnny Marr will be crowned Godlike Genius of the Year at this year’s NME Awards. Marr, whose distinctive guitar licks were combined with Morrissey’s song-writing skills to make The Smiths the legendary band that they...

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What, No Holograms? Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headline Coachella 2013

By Hayley Avron | 25th January 2013

How do you top having a dead man headline your festival? Well, in all honestly, you’re not going to. Coachella’s talent bookers must have been scratching their heads in bewilderment when it came to topping...

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Johnny Marr: I Didn't Want To Be In 'Someone Else's Band'

31st October 2012

Johnny Marr doesn't want to be a part of ''someone else's band'' anymore.The guitarist - a former member of The Smiths, Modest Mouse and The Cribs - is working on his debut solo album 'The...

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Outkast's Big Boi Launches Sock Range

5th July 2012

Big Boi has launched his own sock range in the United States.The Outkast rapper revealed that he has teamed up with Crooks & Castles to release the line of clothing in Atlanta, Georgia.He also called...

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Governor’S Ball 2012 Suffers Latest Stage Collapse

26th June 2012

There have been reports of another stage incident in North America, as the Governor's Ball Festival on Randall Island apparently saw one of its two stages fall down. The firmest report seems to have come...

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Fiona Apple And Beck Close Governor's Ball With A Bang

26th June 2012

Beck's nostalgic set was one of the highlights of the closing day of this year's Governor's Ball (June 24, 2012), according to Rolling Stone. Now something of an elder statesman of the alternative music scene,...

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Arctic Monkeys Are 'Heavy Metal In Disguise'

6th June 2012

Metallica think Arctic Monkeys are a ''heavy metal band disguised as an indie band.''The 'Enter Sandman' group have signed the British rockers to appear at their Orion festival in the US, and while some think...

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Big Boi's Indie Album

15th May 2012

Big Boi has renamed his next solo album to reflect a more indie direction. The rapper - who is also a member of Outkast - has decided against his working title of 'Daddy Fat Sax:...

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Metallica Want To Headline Glastonbury

23rd April 2012

Metallica want to headline Glastonbury. The 'Enter Sandman' heavy metal group would love to headline the British festival - one of the biggest in Europe - but have never been invited by organisers Michael and...

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Johnny Marr Glad He Left The Smiths

7th October 2011

Johnny Marr is glad he left The Smiths. The 'This Charming Man' band's legendary guitarist is proud of what they achieved, but also glad he left in 1987 - causing the end of the group...

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Cee Lo Green To Feature On Buddy Holly Tribute Lp

3rd May 2011

Cee Lo Green, Florence Welch and Patti Smith are among a group of musicians who are contributing to a Buddy Holly tribute album.The 'Peggy Sue' singer - who died in 1959 at the age of...

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Fascinating Fact 11361

29th April 2011

Outkast star Big Boi and Modest Mouse have teamed up for a new studio project.

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Johnny Marr Leaves The Cribs

12th April 2011

Johnny Marr has left The Cribs.The guitar legend - most famous as a member of The Smiths - has left the group ahead of this summer's live shows so he can concentrate on his solo...

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Buffalo Springfield And Neil Young Reunite - For What It's Worth

25th October 2010

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD and NEIL YOUNG reunited on Saturday (23rd October 2010), at the 24th annual Bridge School benefit concert held at Mountain View's Shoreline Amphitheatre. The annual event is organised by Young and his wife...

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The Cribs Take New Direction

24th May 2010

The Cribs' new album will be keyboard-driven.The group are currently in the studio working on the follow-up LP to 2009's 'Ignore the Ignorant' and guitarist Johnny Marr is impressed by how hard frontman Ryan Jarman...

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Ledger Video Premieres

4th August 2009

HEATH LEDGER's hard-hitting animated video for indie rockers MODEST MOUSE has debuted online 18 months after the movie star's death.The actor started work on King Rat before his death in January 2008 and the promo...

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Johnny Marr's Singing Holiday

18th June 2009

Johnny Marr ruined a family holiday by writing a song.The guitarist was so preoccupied with remembering a tune he began writing at the beginning of a trip, he made everyone else "miserable" by refusing to...

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Johnny Marr's Morrissey Invite

12th June 2009

Johnny Marr has paved the way for a reunion with Morrissey.The guitarist - who quit The Smiths in 1987 because of differences with the singer - admits the legendary band are unlikely to reform, but...

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Johnny Marr Planning 'Mavericks' Lecture At Salford Uni

23rd October 2008

Ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has announced his first lecture as a visiting professor of music at the University of Salford.The 43-year-old will discuss "mavericks" and "innovators" at his debut lecture on November 4th.Marr's appointment to...

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Marr Joins The Cribs

22nd August 2008

Johnny Marr has confirmed that he is now a full time member of THE CRIBS.The former SMITHS guitarist has said he is now committed to writing material for the band's new album, following his spell...

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Smiths Star Made Music Professor

20th October 2007

Ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has been made a visiting professor of music at the University of Salford.The 43-year-old, responsible for the innovative guitar lines on hits such as How Soon is Now?, This Charming Man...

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Arctic Monkeys Named World's Best Act

8th October 2007

The Arctic Monkeys have been named the best act in the world today at the 2007 Q Music awards.The Sheffield band beat some heavyweight competition for the prize, scooping the gong ahead of the Killers,...

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Pearl Jam And Iggy Conclude Lollapalooza

6th August 2007

Legendary surf rockers Pearl Jam concluded Chicago's Lollapalooza festival yesterday with a two-hour set.The band played a huge number of tracks from their extensive back catalogue to a tired and somewhat groggy crowd.Chicago's mix of...

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Coffee/whisky Concoction Led To Brock's Bloody Mess

19th July 2007

MODEST MOUSE frontman ISAAC BROCK blames a pre-show concoction of coffee and whisky he drank to soothe a sore throat for his recent chest-slashing stage antics. The singer stunned bandmates and fans during a March...

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White Stripes Announce London Show

8th June 2007

The White Stripes have announced a special one-off show at London's Rivoli Ballroom next week.Jack and Meg White will be playing on Tuesday June 12th in one of London's last remaining ballrooms with original 1950s...

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Modest Mouse Added To O2 Wireless

25th May 2007

Modest Mouse and the Thrills have been added to the ever-expanding line-up at the O2 Wireless Festival.Johnny Marr's new band scored a number one album in the US with We Were Dead Before The Ship...

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Marr Impressed Modest Mouse With Pipe-laying Stories

24th May 2007

Former THE SMITHS and THE PRETENDERS guitarist JOHNNY MARR impressed his new bandmates in cult U.S. act MODEST MOUSE by recalling his days as a gas pipe fitter. The group, led by Isaac Brock, were...

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