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Pixies Consider New Album

28th August 2008

Cult rockers the PIXIES are considering plans to record an album of new material. The Debaser band reunited for a world tour in 2004 and released the single Bam Thwok, but no new album was...

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Syd Barrett 'Never Wanted Fame'

27th August 2008

PINK FLOYD legend Syd Barrett "never wanted fame" and consciously withdrew from the music industry, according to his sister Rosemary.Barrett became a cult figure after leaving PINK FLOYD to live as a recluse in Cambridge,...

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Zack De La Rocha 'Planning Stunt For Republican Convention'

26th August 2008

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE'S Zack De La Rocha reportedly arranged his band's appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals around this week's Republican Convention.It is thought the singer wanted to be free for the meeting...

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Homme To Produce Arctic Monkeys Tracks

26th August 2008

British rockers the ARCTIC MONKEYS have landed a big name to produce their third album - QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE star JOSH HOMME. Homme has told NME.com he will hit the studio with the...

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Jane's Addiction 'Not Reforming'

21st August 2008

After much speculation about the possibility of a JANE'S ADDICTION reunion, frontman Perry Farrell has said it is definitely not going to happen.The original line-up of the band recently got together for a one-off show...

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Lennon's Killer Regrets Murder

20th August 2008

JOHN LENNON's killer MARK CHAPMAN admits he is ashamed of murdering the former BEATLE. The confession came during his failed parole hearing last week (12Aug08), the transcripts of which were released on Tuesday (19Aug08). The...

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Knowles Partied To Woo Producers

18th August 2008

Singer SOLANGE KNOWLES persuaded superproducer MARK RONSON and GNARLS BARKLEY's CEE-LO GREEN to work on her new album - by impressing them with her hard partying. Beyonce's sister cornered the pair at an aftershow for...

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Solange Suffers From Add

16th August 2008

BEYONCE KNOWLES' sister SOLANGE suffers from attention deficit disorder (ADD). The singer admits she didn't believe her doctor when she was first diagnosed with the condition and went back to get a second opinion. ADD...

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Morrissey Urges Dvd Boycott

15th August 2008

British rocker MORRISSEY is urging his fans not to buy a new DVD of his live shows - insisting it has been released without his permission. Morrissey Live at The Hollywood Bowl features a 22-song...

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Way Plans More Comics

15th August 2008

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE star GERARD WAY is planning a follow-up to his recent series of graphic novels. The rocker, 31, published his first set of comics when he was just 16 and relaunched his career...

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The Kills Talk Abbey Road

14th August 2008

THE KILLS have been talking about the experience of recording at Abbey Road studios for a US television show.The band played a session in the legendary studio made famous by THE BEATLES which will be...

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Ronson Signs The Rumble Strips

13th August 2008

Superproducer MARK RONSON has signed British rockers THE RUMBLE STRIPS to his record label and promised to produce the band's second album. The Grammy-winner courted the English group after hearing their cover of a track...

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The Verve Deny Guitarist Was Hospitalised

13th August 2008

British rockers THE VERVE have dismissed reports their guitarist NICK MCCABE was hospitalised following an appearance at a music festival in Japan. Online reports surfaced at the weekend (09/10Aug08) reporting MCCabe was forced to seek...

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Starkey Forms Family Band

12th August 2008

RINGO STARR's drummer son ZAK STARKEY has formed a new band with his girlfriend and daughter, three months after quitting British rockers OASIS. The 42-year-old walked away from the Wonderwall hitmakers after a bust-up with...

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Singing Dentist Banned From Covering Purple Rain

12th August 2008

PRINCE has banned a dentist who performs opera versions of modern songs from covering his hit Purple Rain.Sony BMG offered NHS employee Andrew Bain a record deal after he sent them operatic version of the...

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Skinner Scrapped Entire Album

12th August 2008

THE STREETS star MIKE SKINNER ditched an entire album's worth of new material while recording his latest LP. The British rapper was so tormented by making his fourth album, Everything Is Borrowed, that he scrapped...

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The Enemy Horrify Fans After Frontman's Stage Injury

7th August 2008

Rockers THE ENEMY shocked fans at a recent concert after frontman TOM CLARKE sliced off the end of his finger - and proceeded to splatter blood across the stage. The British band was performing at...

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Ronson's Bizarre Recording Methods With Kaiser Chiefs

6th August 2008

THE KAISER CHIEFS were left stunned after a recent studio session with MARK RONSON - because the producer forced them to wear sunglasses while recording. Ronson employed several unconventional techniques while recording the LP, and...

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Kaiser Chiefs To Release Album In October

5th August 2008

KAISER CHIEFS have revealed they will release their new album Off With Their Heads on October 13th.The follow-up to last year's hugely successful YOURS TRULY, ANGRY MOB will feature contributions from LILY ALLEN, NEW YORK...

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Arctic Monkeys 'Going Heavy' On New Album

1st August 2008

The ARCTIC MONKEYS forthcoming album will have a rockier feel than their previous efforts, drummer Matt Helders has said.Work on their third album is due to commence when frontman Alex Turner finished his tour with...

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Farrell Denies Jane's Addiction Reunion Rumours

31st July 2008

Former JANE'S ADDICTION frontman PERRY FARRELL has dismissed rumours the band are to stage a reunion gig at his upcoming Lollapalooza music festival. Farrell rejoined the rockers on stage at the U.S. NME magazine awards...

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Gnarls Barkley Hit Hollywood Bowl

29th July 2008

GNARLS BARKLEY played at the Hollywood Bowl for the first time on Sunday (July 27th) and even threw in a RADIOHEAD cover for good measure.Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse, who have recently released their second album...

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Primal Scream Album 'Inspired By Last 12 Years'

25th July 2008

PRIMAL SCREAM frontman Bobby Gillespie has said he channelled his life experiences into material for new album BEAUTIFUL FUTURE.According to the 46-year-old singer, the new album was borne out of everything he has learned over...

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U.k. Rockers Joe Lean Scrap Album

23rd July 2008

British rockers JOE LEAN AND THE JING JANG JONG have scrapped plans to release their debut album - because it was recorded so long ago. The band were set to release the LP on 4...

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Karen O Unveils Side Project

23rd July 2008

YEAH YAEH YEAHS frontwoman Karen O has unveiled her new side project NATIVE KOREAN ROCK.The singer performed two gigs with the new outfit at the Union Pool in Brooklyn on Monday night (July 21st).Around 100...

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Replacements Albums To Be Re-released

22nd July 2008

Legendary alternative rockers THE REPLACEMENTS are set to have several of their albums remastered and re-released in the US this summer.The albums will feature some previously unreleased gems, such as a TOM WAITS collaboration called...

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Lydon Denies 'Racist Attack' Claim

21st July 2008

Punk legend JOHN LYDON has furiously denied allegations he was involved in a racist attack on BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE. Okereke has alleged he was in a fracas with Sex Pistols singer Lydon and...

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Damon Albarn 'Was Tired Of Blur'

21st July 2008

Damon Albarn was tired of fronting BLUR when he decided to focus on other projects, according to his GORILLAZ partner Jamie Hewlett.Speaking to the Observer, Hewlett revealed that his ex-partner Jane Olliver introduced him to...

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Now Farrell Hints At Jane's Addiction Reunion

18th July 2008

Perry Farrell has added weight to recent comments by Dave Navarro by hinting that that a JANE'S ADDICTION may be in the pipeline.According to Farrell, the band are in discussions to reform after performing for...

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Perry Farrell 'Welcomes Glasto Competition'

17th July 2008

Lollapalooza organiser Perry Farrell has said he would welcome competition from Glastonbury should he choose to bring his festival overseas.After starting out as a festival which toured the US, the event currently stays in Chicago...

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