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Gallows Took Pig Sample From Internet

29th April 2009

Rockers GALLOWS have backtracked on their boast they recorded the sound of a dying pig for their new album - admitting they found the clip online. The British band came under fire after announcing plans to...

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Mgmt Settle Spat With French Government

28th April 2009

New York-based rockers MGMT have settled their dispute with the French government after the band threatened to sue it. The country's ruling Union for a Popular Movement (UPM) party allegedly used the song KIDS without...

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Graham Coxon Plays Surprise Show

27th April 2009

People in the Spread Eagle pub in Camden were treated to a surprise over the weekend when BLUR guitarist GRAHAM COXON played an unexpected set as part of the Camden Crawl festivities.The musician took to...

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Brit Band Use Chef As Inspiration

21st April 2009

BRITISH SEA POWER have revealed that the inspiration for one of the songs on their forthcoming album came from an unusual source – famed seafood chef Rick Stein.In an interview with NME, the group's guitarist...

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The Cure Ignore Curfew To Play Out 3hr Set

21st April 2009

THE CURE ignored a midnight curfew as they brought the Coachella Festival in California, it has been revealed. Ignoring requests to wrap up their set, the band had the plug pulled on them during BOYS...

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Franz Ferdinand Singer 'Refuses To Strip'

20th April 2009

FRANZ FERDINAND singer ALEX KAPRANOS has refused to take his shirt off while performing at the Coachella Festival.During the band's set at the California-based event, a enthusiastic fan asked the star to show more flesh...

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Bonehead To Tell All About Oasis

18th April 2009

Former OASIS star PAUL 'BONEHEAD' ARTHURS is to tell all about the time he spent with the Gallagher brothers in a public interview with the band's ex-boss ALAN MCGEE. Creation Records founder MCGee will put questions...

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Smiths Star Pays Tribute To Musical Inspiration

13th April 2009

THE SMITHS drummer MIKE JOYCE has paid tribute to British musician JOHNNY ROADHOUSE, who died at the weekend (11Apr09). Roadhouse, who lost a short battle with illness on Saturday at the age of 88, played saxophone...

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Adams Working Under Werewolph Alias?

9th April 2009

Rocker RYAN ADAMS has sparked reports he is resurrecting his heavy metal band WEREWOLPH, just weeks after disbanding his group THE CARDINALS. The singer/songwriter announced earlier this year (09) he would be taking a lengthy hiatus...

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Does It Offend You, Yeah? Guitarist Quits

6th April 2009

DOES IT OFFEND YOU, YEAH? guitarist MORGAN QUINTANCE has rocked the British band by quitting. Quintance will now concentrate all his efforts on Plugs, the group that was previously his side project. The rocker claims he...

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Lily Allen Hits Out At George W

6th April 2009

LILY ALLEN seems to be taking pop music's obsession with the world of retro into politics with a dig at former US president George W Bush. During her gig at the Wiltern Theatre in Los...

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Klaxons And Florence To Support Blur In Manchester

3rd April 2009

Reunited indie favourites Blur have signed up Klaxons and Florence and the Machine to support them at their Manchester comeback show.The Parklife band are to headline the Glastonbury, T in the Park and Oxegen festivals...

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Kings Nearly Scrapped Hit Track

3rd April 2009

KINGS OF LEON were ready to scrap hit single SEX ON FIRE - before a heavy drinking session helped change the rockers' minds. The smash song claimed top spot in the U.K. singles chart in September...

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Snoop Dogg Remixes Cash Hits With Beyonce's Dad

2nd April 2009

SNOOP DOGG has teamed up with BEYONCE's father and JOHNNY CASH's son to remix the late country legend's hits. Johnny Cash Remixed features the country star's music reworked by modern hip-hop and R&B stars. Snoop even...

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First Instigate Debate Event Attracts Musicians And Politicians

27th March 2009

A London pub was recently the venue for a discussion between former London mayor Ken Livingstone and a host of musicians. FIND THE TIME singer SAM DUCKWORTH of GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY and songstress...

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Ronson Teams Duran Duran With Kaiser Chief

26th March 2009

MARK RONSON has enlisted extra help while recording with pop stars DURAN DURAN - he has brought one of the KAISER CHIEFS on board. The superproducer called on Kaiser Chiefs drummer and songwriter Nick Hodgson to...

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Gallagher: 'I Won't Model My Clothes'

26th March 2009

LIAM GALLAGHER will never walk the runways to model his fashion designs - despite dreaming up the line to solve his own clothing problems. The Oasis rocker announced last week (begs16Mar09) he is preparing to launch...

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Rockers Late Of The Pier Spark Security Guard Tussle

23rd March 2009

British rockers LATE OF THE PIER saw their performance at the South By Southwest music festival descend into chaos after security guards threw the group off-stage for overunning their time slot. The musicians were thrilled when...

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Blur Star Denies Split Rumours

9th March 2009

BLUR drummer DAVE ROWNTREE has dismissed rumours he is set to leave the group after their upcoming summer (09) shows - insisting he will fit his legal career around his time in the band. The percussionist...

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Razorlight's Burrows Quits

5th March 2009

Drummer ANDY BURROWS has quit British rockers RAZORLIGHT, citing "personal reasons". Burrows failed to show for Razorlight's U.K. show in Wolverhampton on Monday (02Mar09) and had to be replaced by David 'Skully' Sullivan-Kaplan. And now the...

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Oasis Hit Back Over Scrapped Gigs

5th March 2009

British rockers OASIS have fuelled a war of words with Chinese authorities over their scrapped gigs in the country - calling reports the shows were cancelled over money issues "nonsense". The Wonderwall hitmakers were due to...

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Razorlight Confirmed As Eden Session Headliners

4th March 2009

Razorlight have joined the Kooks, Kasabian and Oasis as headliners of this summer's Eden Sessions.Johnny Borrell and co will take the stage at the Cornish ecological park on July 9th, it was announced today.Having been...

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Mongrel's Lowkey Detained And Interrogated By Israeli Forces

3rd March 2009

MONGREL rapper LOWKEY has been left "frustrated" and disturbed by a recent trip to Israel - after he was detained at an airport and subjected to "paranoid mind games" by the country's police force. The British...

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Killers And Oasis To Head 'Eclectic' V Festival Lineup

3rd March 2009

The Killers and Oasis have been announced as the headline acts for this summer's V Festival, with tickets on sale on Friday.Brandon Flowers and bandmates, as well NME award-winners Oasis, will take to the stage...

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Blur Confirm Glastonbury Show

1st March 2009

Britpop giants Blur have confirmed they are set to reunite ahead of this summer's Glastonbury festival, where they will play as one of the headline acts.Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, lead singer Damon Albarn...

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Blur In Frame For Glastonbury Headline Slot

27th February 2009

The recently reformed Blur are likely to play a headlining set at this year's Glastonbury festival, according to organiser Michael Eavis.Bruce Springsteen was announced last week as the Saturday headliner for the Somerset event this...

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Dizzee Rascal's Unexpected Award

26th February 2009

British rapper DIZZEE RASCAL was stunned when he was named a winner at the Shockwaves NME Awards on Wednesday (25Feb09) - because he didn't realise he was nominated for a prize. The Fix Up, Look Sharp...

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Doherty: I Can Convince Carl Barat To Reform Libertines

26th February 2009

Pete Doherty has claimed he will be able to convince ex-bandmate Carl Barat to reform the Libertines eventually.The Can't Stand Me Now band split in 2004, six months after Doherty performed with the band for...

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Oasis Named Best British Band At Nme Awards

26th February 2009

Mancunian group Oasis have been named the best British band at the Shockwaves NME awards.The Dig Out Your Soul stars led the way at this year's ceremony at Brixton Academy, with seven nominations, but were...

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Mystery Jets Mobbed In Mexico

25th February 2009

British rockers MYSTERY JETS were stunned with the reception they received in Mexico - after fans mobbed their first ever live gig in Latin America. The group jetted to the capital Mexico City to play their...

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