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The Strokes To Start Work On Album Four In February

26th January 2009

The Strokes are to begin working on their first album in three years next month, according to drummer Fabrizio Moretti.Speaking after a concert with his side project Little Joy, Moretti confirmed that Strokes frontman Julian...

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Squire Art Blocks Roses 'Reunion'

21st January 2009

Former STONE ROSES guitarist JOHN SQUIRE has cast doubt on rumours the British band is set to reform by lining up a series of exhibitions to showcase his art. The Fools Gold hitmakers were said...

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Franz Ferdinand Complete Lineup For Nme Awards Big Gig

20th January 2009

Scottish indie rock act Franz Ferdinand have been confirmed as the final addition to the lineup for the Shockwaves NME awards Big Gig.The Glaswegian fourpiece will join White Lies and Crystal Castles in supporting the...

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The Killers Born Out Of Recession

9th January 2009

Las Vegas rockers THE KILLERS have credited financial problems with bringing the band together - calling the 2001 U.S. economic downturn a "blessing in disguise". The 9/11 terrorist attacks, including the destruction of the World...

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West Is A Judge On Design Panel

9th January 2009

Rap superstar KANYE WEST has been making use of his eye for design - by joining the judging panel for an innovation magazine's annual awards. The Stronger rapper served alongside architects, fashion icons and film...

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The Killers' Car Wash Calamity

9th January 2009

Rockers THE KILLERS once narrowly avoided causing a traffic accident - when they fled a filling station after breaking a drive-thru car wash. The band, formed in 2002, were touring in the early days of...

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Guitarist Leaves Reverend And The Makers

8th January 2009

Guitarist TOM JARVIS has quit British rock group REVEREND AND THE MAKERS. Frontman Jon 'The Reverend' MCClure claims the axeman had "had enough" and recently left the band. But MCClure isn't waiting around - he's...

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Kuti Calls Off International Tour

8th January 2009

Nigerian musician FEMI KUTI has scrapped his entire North American tour after falling sick with an mystery illness. Earlier this week (begs05Jan09), the star had announced he was postponing the opening night of his tour,...

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Matlock And Gillespie Add To Asheton Tributes

8th January 2009

SEX PISTOLS guitarist GLEN MATLOCK and PRIMAL SCREAM frontman BOBBY GILLESPIE are the latest rockers to pay tribute to THE STOOGES star RON ASHETON, who died on Tuesday (06Jan09). The 60-year-old's body was discovered by...

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Followills' Festive Woes

29th December 2008

Rockers KINGS OF LEON are relieved to see the end of the festive season - they insist Christmas Day is the most depressing 24 hours of the year. The moody musicians dread Yuletide every December...

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Doherty Scraps London Shows

22nd December 2008

Rocker PETE DOHERTY has been forced to cancel three shows in London following an arm injury. The Babyshambles rocker was due to play three nights of solo shows at the city's Rhythm Factory venue from...

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Illness Threatens Gallows Album

19th December 2008

The lead singer of British rockers GALLOWS has been diagnosed with an incurable stomach condition - which has thrown the recording of their new album into jeopardy. The band's frontman Frank Carter is suffering from...

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Johansson Will Write Second Album

16th December 2008

Hollywood actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON has decided she wants to write her own songs for the follow-up to her album of TOM WAITS covers. The Lost In Translation star released Anywhere I Lay My Head in...

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Abba Exhibition To Go On Tour

16th December 2008

A museum of ABBA costumes, instruments and memorabilia will tour the world in 2009. The 750-piece exhibition, which comes compete with music and multimedia displays, will leave its Stockholm, Sweden home and trot the globe....

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Marr Rules Out Smiths Reunion

15th December 2008

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has blasted reports the legendary 80s band are planning a comeback - because he doesn't want to "go back in time". The influential rockers, fronted by singer Morrissey, dominated...

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Crystal Castles And White Lies Confirmed For Nme Big Gig

15th December 2008

Rising stars Crystal Castles and White Lies have been added to the lineup for the Shockwaves NME awards Big Gig, it has been announced.Having been announced as the next recipients of the Godlike Geniuses prize...

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Supergrass Quit Record Label

13th December 2008

British rockers SUPERGRASS have left their record label of 12 years and appointed bassist MICKEY QUINN managing director of the band. The trio has walked away from their deal with EMI-owned Parlophone records, which has...

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Florence And The Machine Scoop Brits' Critics Choice Award

12th December 2008

Singer-songwriter Florence and the Machine has been handed the prestigious Critics' Choice prize for the 2009 Brit awards.The quirky act - headed by Florence Welch - deflected competition from Little Boots and White Lies to...

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Blur: 'Reunion Is Not About Money'

11th December 2008

The members of newly reformed British band BLUR have denied they only scheduled a reunion tour to boost their bank balances. The Britpop pioneers announced their return on Tuesday (09Dec08) following a six-year hiatus that...

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Mgmt Beat Glasvegas And Kings Of Leon In Best Album Poll

11th December 2008

Brooklyn duo MGMT's debut album has been voted the best of 2008 in a music magazine poll.Oracular Spectacular topped NME's list of the top ten albums of the year, beating big-selling artists such as Glasvegas...

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Martin Dreamed Up Viva La Vida

10th December 2008

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN has hit out at accusations the band stole an idea for their track VIVA LA VIDA from guitarist JOE SATRIANI - and insists he dreamed up the song "in the middle...

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Stars Honour Late Pr Legend

10th December 2008

All four members of U2 gathered on Tuesday (09Dec08) to pay their last respects to the music boss who gave them their first big break. Irish music executive Rob Partridge, who handed the Beautiful Day...

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Gaslight Anthem: We've Been Incredibly Lucky

10th December 2008

New Jersey quartet the Gaslight Anthem have admitted luck has played a huge role in their sudden success.Despite forming just two-and-a-half years ago, the four-piece have become one of the most acclaimed acts currently touring,...

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Blur Confirm They Will Reunite For Hyde Park Summer Show

9th December 2008

Blur will perform as a four-piece for the first time in nine years next summer, at a huge concert in Hyde Park.The full line-up - Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree -...

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Blur Confirm Reunion

9th December 2008

British rockers BLUR have confirmed they will be reuniting for a one-off gig in London next summer (09). The Britpop pioneers have been on hiatus since 2003, after guitarist Graham Coxon quit during the recording...

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Mccartney Denies Stealing Song

9th December 2008

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's band THE FIREMAN has brushed off claims they copied a song by BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON, insisting the blues star's track was merely used as "inspiration" for their own work. MCCartney and collaborator...

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Morello: 'There Will Be No More Rage Records'

8th December 2008

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE star TOM MORELLO is adamant the rockers will not release any more new material - because he wants to concentrate on his solo project. Rumours of a new record have dogged...

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Gallagher Brands Albarn Feud 'Pathetic'

8th December 2008

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has heaped praise on rock rival DAMON ALBARN - branding the former BLUR frontman a "great artist". The pair famously swapped insults during their 1990s Britpop heyday, with the feud boiling...

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Ramone: 'Spector Gun Story Is A Myth'

2nd December 2008

THE RAMONES drummer MARKY RAMONE has exposed one of rock's most famous stories as a myth - legendary producer PHIL SPECTOR never pulled a gun on the band. According to rock 'n' roll folklore, the...

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Rocker Frank To Be Buried In Native England

27th November 2008

Late PUSHERMAN singer ANDY FRANK is to be remembered in a funeral ceremony next week (begs01Dec08) - more than a month after his sudden death. The British rocker passed away at the age of 42...

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