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Sam Smith, Janelle Monae - The Unexpected Gems Of Bonnaroo Day 1

By Victoria Pavlova | 14th June 2014

Happy Bonnaroo weekend! The Tennessee-based arts and music festival effectively kicked off the season on Friday. Per USA Today’s recap, he weather was appropriately mild and the rain that threatened for the entire day never...

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Julia Stiles Returning To New York Stage In Phoenix

3rd June 2014

Actress Julia Stiles is set to return to the New York stage for the first time in five years in Phoenix.The 10 Things I Hate About You star has signed up to lead the cast...

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Sofia Coppola To Direct The Little Mermaid

18th March 2014

Sofia Coppola will direct a live-action version of 'The Little Mermaid'.The filmmaker has reportedly set her sights on Hans Christian Andersen's tragic fairy tale as her next project after 2013's 'The Bling Ring', and is...

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Rockers Phoenix Pull Shows Due To Illness

16th November 2013

Rockers Phoenix had to postpone two shows in their native France this week (begs11Nov13) after frontman Thomas Mars experienced problems with his voice.The illness prompted the band to axe a gig in Lyon on Thursday...

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Mel B Is Very Strict Mum

18th October 2013

Mel B is very strict with her children.The former Spice Girl is keen to bring up her daughters Phoenix, 14, Angel, six, and three year old Madison the same way she was raised by her...

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Rockers Phoenix Cancel Itunes Festival Show

6th September 2013

French rockers Phoenix have pulled out of a planned performance at London's iTunes Festival on Saturday (07Sep13) after frontman Thomas Mars fell ill.The 1901 hitmakers were due to follow in the footsteps of fellow festival...

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Music Midtown Festival Continues To Grow After Successful Rebirth

By Holly Williams | 5th September 2013

It looks like Atlanta's Music Midtown festival is on its way back up as 2013 brings us the biggest line-up since its return from a six year hiatus.We are back to where we started with...

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Made In America Festival 2013: One Of The Happier Memories Of The Festival Season

By Holly Williams | 3rd September 2013

The Budweiser Made in America Festival 2013 was jampacked with highlights from some of the most iconic artists of the age, as well as some of the best up-and-coming stars and the hidden talent you'd...

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Austin City Limits 2013 Set To Return With A Stunningly Diverse New Line-up

By Holly Williams | 30th August 2013

Austin City Limits Music Festival is set to hit Texas for its twelfth year, bringing with it two weekends of fabulous live music and family fun.The festival organisers first decided to spread the fun out...

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A Week In News: Batfleck, Miley Cyrus At Vma's, Taylor Swift's F-bomb

By Michael West | 29th August 2013

Batfleck: Well, Warner Bros caught us all off guard last week, announcing Ben Affleck as the new Batman for the Man of Steel 2 - and just as we were winding down for the week....

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Phoenix Claim, "We Can Copy French Songs, People Think We're Geniuses"

By Michael West | 28th August 2013

Remember when everyone thought Phoenix was an American band, or a Scandinavian band? It was probably rather annoying for the Versailles rockers, though it seems as though there's one huge benefit of nobody being quite...

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Weather-worries Are Looking Few For Leeds And Reading Festival 2013

By Holly Williams | 20th August 2013

It may be nearing the end of the summer but Leeds and Reading Festival 2013 goers don't have much to worry about in terms of the unpredictable English weather this weekend (August 23rd - 25th).The...

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Fascinating Fact: 3816678

15th August 2013

R. Kelly is following up his surprise appearance with Phoenix at California's Coachella festival earlier this year (13) by recording a remix to the French rockers' song Trying To Be Cool, which originally featured vocals...

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Phoenix To Record Duet With R. Kelly?

13th August 2013

Phoenix have hinted they are heading into the studio with R. Kelly.The French band and the R&B superstar first teamed up earlier this year when R. Kelly joined them on stage at California's Coachella festival,...

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“This Is Something Different” - Phoenix Close Lollapalooza 2013 In Style

By Jack de Aguilar | 5th August 2013

As Thomas Mars – the lead singer of Phoenix – explained, "Usually on Sunday night people are really tired.” He was talking about festivals, and he was right, bit he and his band had something...

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Lollapalooza 2013: The Best New Bands Worth Checking Out

By Michael West | 1st August 2013

You, being a seasoned festival-goer, will know that it’s Lollapalooza 2013 in Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend (August 2 – 4, 2013), which promises to play host to some of the biggest acts in the...

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Outside Lands Festival 2013 To Bring You Much More Than Music This Year

By Holly Williams | 29th July 2013

The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is back on August 9th - 11th 2013 bringing us the best in art and music as we see the likes of Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails and...

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Iheartradio Festival To Welcome Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars And Err, Queen

By Michael West | 16th July 2013

Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry are among the names confirmed for the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas in September. The two-day festival, set to be held on...

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Kings Of Leon And Rizzle Kicks Join Itunes Line-up

19th June 2013

Kings of Leon and Rizzle kicks have joined the iTunes Festival line-up.The US 'Sex on Fire' rockers and the pop duo will take to the stage along with Sigur Ros, Paramore, Vampire Weekend, Bahamas and...

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R. Kelly Drove Cross-country For 10 Minute Stage Appearance With Phoenix

4th June 2013

R&B star R. Kelly spent three days driving across America to join French rockers Phoenix onstage for just 10 minutes at California's Coachella festival in April (13).Frontman Thomas Mars reveals they invited the Chicago, Illinois...

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Justin Timberlake And Jessie J To Headline London Itunes Festival

30th May 2013

Justin Timberlake and Jessie J are headlining the London iTunes festival 2013.The 'Suit & Tie' crooner and the 'Wild' singer will be joined by an all-star line-up of acts including Thirty Seconds to Mars, Jack...

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A Week In Music - Daft Punk Get Lucky, Lana Del Rey Soundtracks Gatsby And Rod Stewart Shocks Us All

By Contributor | 20th May 2013

This Week In Albums... There was only album anyone was really talking about wasn't there? Daft Punk's much anticipated fourth LP Random Access Memories was streamed early after it leaked on the internet allowing the...

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Phoenix Thrill Fans Once Again As They Hit London On Their World Tour [Photos]

By Holly Williams | 23rd April 2013

Phoenix performs at London's Shepherds Bush EmpirePhoenix took to London's Shepherds Bush Empire last night (April 22nd 2013) as part of their major world tour which is set to continue until the end of the...

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Phoenix Stun Coachella With Live R. Kelly Collaboration

By Contributor | 15th April 2013

We love Phoenix here at Contactmusic but we certainly couldn’t have predicted this: the French band, making their much-anticipated comeback this year with new album Bankrupt!, played the first weekend of Coachella on Saturday night...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Close Coachella

15th April 2013

Red Hot Chili Peppers brought Coachella festival to a close last night (14.04.13).The 'Scar Tissue' band are celebrating 30 years together in 2013 and celebrated with a greatest hits filled set, bringing the three-day festival...

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Phoenix And R Kelly, Not Daft Punk, Rock Coachella

By Victoria Pavlova | 14th April 2013

Coachella is pretty much in full swing now and one of the headlining acts this year is the French indie rock band Phoenix.The Grammy award-winning band were joined onstage by none other than R&B singer...

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R. Kelly Joins Phoenix At Coachella

14th April 2013

R. Kelly was a surprise addition to the Saturday (13Apr13) line-up of California's Coachella festival when he joined French rockers Phoenix onstage during their set.The indie rock band played a hits-packed gig as they drew...

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Phoenix Frontman Thomas Mars Having Coachella Nightmares

12th April 2013

Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars has been suffering nightmares for eight months about his band's headlining slot at the Coachella festival in California on Saturday (13Apr13) because he fears it could be a repeat of a...

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Fascinating Fact: 3564184

20th March 2013

Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, the Killers and Vampire Weekend will headline the 2013 Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, Illinois in August (13).

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Ahead Of Coachella, Phoenix Announce New Album, 'Bankrupt'

By Hayley Avron | 19th February 2013

The French alt rock band Phoenix are planning to release their new album Phoenix and have revealed to NME that it was recorded on the very same console upon which Michael Jackson recorded his 1982...

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