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Van Dyke Parks Risks Outrage Over Nixon And Margaret Thatcher Deaths

11th December 2013

Veteran musician Van Dyke Parks has risked causing outrage by insisting controversial world leaders Richard Nixon and Margaret Thatcher should have died sooner.The songwriter/producer, who is best known for his groundbreaking work with Beach Boys...

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Kim Shattuck: 'The Pixies Sacked Me In Phone Call From Band Manager'

11th December 2013

Rocker Kim Shattuck was told she had been fired from the Pixies in a shock phone call from the band's manager, and she fears her exit from the group was sparked by a stage-diving incident...

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Keisha Buchanan Denies Label Split

10th December 2013

British trio Mutya Keisha Siobhan have dismissed reports suggesting they have been dropped from their record label after their comeback release failed to set the U.K. singles chart alight.The original members of the Sugababes, Mutya...

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The Pixies Appoint Paz Lenchatin To Replace Kim Shattuck

9th December 2013

Rockers Pixies have appointed Argentine/American musician Paz Lenchatin to replace bassist Kim Shattuck, who left less than six months after joining the band.Shattuck joined the group in July (13) following the departure of Kim Deal,...

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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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Paul Mccartney Sponsors Sumo Wrestling Tournament

29th November 2013

Singer Sir Paul Mccartney has thrown his support behind a Japanese sumo wrestling event by sponsoring it.The former Beatle has been a fan of the sport for several years and he recently paid for the...

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Lostlost Prophets Music Pulled From Stores

29th November 2013

Lostprophets' music has been removed the shelves of a major British retail chain following Ian Watkins' child abuse admission.The now-defunct band's singer pleaded guilty to a number of charges, including attempting to rape a baby...

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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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Bobby Gillespie Backs Russell Brand Over Revolution Call

27th November 2013

British funnyman Russell Brand has received a further boost in his campaign for a global uprising against democracy after Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie threw his support behind the star.The Get Him to the Greek...

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Black Lips' Cole Alexander Pays Tribute To The Yellow Dogs

20th November 2013

Black Lips guitarist Cole Alexander took to the stage at a concert in New York on Tuesday (19Nov13) to pay tribute to two members of The Yellow Dogs, who were murdered earlier this month (Nov13).Guitarist...

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Drew Mcconnell Issues Warning Over Gig Thefts

20th November 2013

British rocker Drew Mcconnell is urging fans to keep cell phones safe at concerts after a recent spate of thefts during gigs in the U.K.Police have launched inquiries amid fears specialist gangs of crooks are...

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Lily Allen Wanted Scandalous Comeback

20th November 2013

Singer Lily Allen deliberately planned a controversial comeback, and she was not surprised when her racy new promo racked up 2.5 million hits on YouTube.com in just two days.The Smile hitmaker has been on hiatus...

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The Futureheads Star Barry Hyde Training To Be A Chef

20th November 2013

The Futureheads frontman Barry Hyde is trading in his guitar to pursue a long-held dream of becoming a chef.The British rocker became interested in the culinary field after working with Juniper's Pantry owner David Gill,...

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M.i.a. Opens Up About Shoplifting Past

14th November 2013

British rapper M.I.A. has confessed she used to shoplift from high-end department stores as a youngster.The Paper Planes hitmaker claims she indulged her passion for designer clothes during her troubled upbringing by stealing items from...

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Joy Division Slam Sale Of Ian Curtis Kitchen Table

13th November 2013

Rockers Joy Division have criticised the "distasteful" sale of a table from the kitchen where the band's tragic singer Ian Curtis hanged himself in 1980.The wooden table is going under the hammer on eBay.com, but...

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The Killers Drummer Announces 2014 Hiatus

8th November 2013

Rockers The Killers are planning another hiatus just weeks after speculation about the band's future surfaced after bassist Mark Stoermer's chose to sit out the group's Asian tour.Fans feared the worst when guitarist Dave Keuning...

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Gem Archer: 'I'm Match Fit For Beady Eye Tour After Fracturing My Skull'

7th November 2013

Former Oasis star Gem Archer has assured fans of his new band Beady Eye that he's fit and well as the group kicks off its autumn tour after recovering from a fractured skull and a...

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Radio Bosses Baffled By Dizzee Rascal Rant

6th November 2013

Bbc bosses have been left baffled by Dizzee Rascal's Twitter.com rant against their track selection, insisting three of his new songs are on their playlist.The British rapper slammed Radio 1 chiefs in a furious tirade...

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Lee Ranaldo Dedicates Music Lesson To Lou Reed

6th November 2013

Sonic Youth rocker Lee Ranaldo dedicated his recent guitar workshop to the memory of Lou Reed.Ranaldo held a day of free music lessons at a store in New York City last week (28Oct13), and the...

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William Orbit Blacklists Blur

5th November 2013

Music producer William Orbit has vowed never to work with Damon Albarn again after the Blur frontman walked out of a recording session last year (12).The reunited British band headed into a studio with Orbit...

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M.i.a.'S Daredevil Producer Hospitalised During Studio Sessions

25th October 2013

Rapper M.I.A.'s time in the studio for her new album almost ended in tragedy when her producer fell off a cliff while trying to dive into the sea during a break in recording.The Paper Planes...

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Oasis Star Bonehead Loved Stage Reunion With Liam Gallagher

24th October 2013

Former Oasis rocker Paul 'bonehead' Arthurs has praised his ex-bandmate Liam Gallagher after they reunited onstage at a tribute to late The Charlatans star Jon Brookes.The guitarist, who quit the Wonderwall hitmakers in 1999, joined...

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Tim Burgess Forms Supergroup For Jon Brookes Tribute Gig

21st October 2013

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess formed a rock supergroup with members of New Order, Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines and The Pretenders on Friday (18Oct13) to pay tribute to his late bandmate Jon Brookes.The gig...

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Childish Gambino Attempts To Explain Seven-page Online Rant

18th October 2013

Rapper and actor Childish Gambino has assured fans he's Ok after a seven-page letter he posted on Instagram.com earlier this week (14Oct13) led many to believe he was quitting music.The online post listed the star's...

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The Killers Halt Split Rumours With Mtv Awards Set

16th October 2013

Rockers The Killers have dismissed split rumours by announcing they will be performing at the MTV European Music Awards in Amsterdam next month (Nov13).Reports of the band's demise started swirling around the media last week...

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Dave Lovering Saddened By Kim Deal's Departure

16th October 2013

Pixies drummer Dave Lovering has opened up about his heartache after bassist Kim Deal quit the band.Deal announced in June (13) she had left the group she helped to create in 1986, and she was...

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Freddie Cowan Designs Signature Instrument

16th October 2013

British rocker Freddie Cowan has built a signature model guitar.The Vaccines musician, who spent a year helping to design the instrument, will join iconic guitarists including Eddie Van Halen, Santana and Kurt Cobain in the...

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Future Of The Killers In Doubt As Bassist Sits Out Asian Tour

11th October 2013

The Killers appear to be on the verge of splitting up following news suggesting bassist Mark Stoermer has quit the band.The former philosophy student pulled out of the Asia leg of the group's Battle Born...

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The Pogues Pay Tribute To 'Remarkable Colleague' Chevron

11th October 2013

Guitarist Philip Chevron's former bandmates in The Pogues have released a heartfelt tribute to mark the musician's death.Chevron died on Tuesday (08Oct13), aged 56, just over a year after he was diagnosed with an inoperable...

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M.i.a.: 'Middle Finger Salute Is Ancient Meditation Pose'

9th October 2013

Controversial rapper M.I.A. has defended her obscene gesture during a performance at the U.S. Super Bowl, insisting raising the middle finger is a harmless meditation technique dating back 5,000 years.The Paper Planes star caused outrage...

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