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Foo Fighters Abandon Gig Due To Storm

The rockers took to an open-air stage in Quebec City, Quebec during the storm, and managed to play just four songs - Everlong, Monkey Wrench, Learn to Fly and Something from Nothing -...

The Nme, The Oldest Music Weekly Publication, To Become 'Free Sheet' In September

It’s the end of an era for music journalism as NME, the last music weekly newspaper in circulation, has announced that it is changing format to become a ‘free sheet’ publication as of September 2015....

Keith Flint: 'The Prodigy Must Retire Soon'

The frontman admits he and his bandmates, who are all in their forties, recently discussed retiring the dance band and he is convinced the end is now in sight. He tells NME...

Sia Tempted To Sell-out For Lucrative Tour Offers

Australian singer/songwriter Sia is tempted to break her no-touring policy as she is receiving increasingly lucrative offers to perform live.The notoriously camera-shy star, whose full name is Sia Furler, announced in 2012 she was renouncing...

Russian Punks Release Eric Garner Protest Song

Pussy Riot stars Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina have been filmed getting buried alive while wearing official Russian riot cops' uniforms in a promo for a protest song about police brutality.The singers were jailed for...

Noel Gallagher Turns Down Offer To Work On Libertines Album

British rocker Noel Gallagher has turned down an invitation to produce The Libertines' first album in 11 years because the band wants to record in Thailand.The British rockers headed to Thailand to be with their...

Gaz Cobain Knew Noel Gallagher Album Was Doomed

Amorphous Androgynous musician Gaz Cobain knew the duo's collaboration with Noel Gallagher was doomed when the rocker was constantly absent from their recording sessions.The former Oasis star announced the team-up in 2012 but continued to...

Suede To Collect Godlike Genius Prize At Nme Awards

Suede are to be the latest recipients of the Godlike Genius prize at the 2015 Nme Awards.Brett Anderson and his bandmates will join the likes of The Clash, Paul Weller, The Cure, Manic Street Preachers,...

Alan Mcgee: 'London's Music Culture Is Facing Shutdown'

British music mogul Alan Mcgee fears rock culture in London is facing a life-or-death battle as developers attempt to "close down culture" by bulldozing historic venues in the city.The former boss of Creation Records is...

Gaz Coombes: 'I Couldn't Listen To Final Supergrass Recordings'

Former Supergrass rocker Gaz Coombes abandoned the group's final album because it was so bad he couldn't bear to listen to it.The Alright hitmakers split in 2010 during the recording of their seventh record Release...

Tony Visconti: 'David Bowie Has No Interest In Singing Old Albums'

Musician Tony Visconti avoided asking his close pal David Bowie to join him on an upcoming tour as he knew the veteran star would refuse.Visconti has worked as a producer on several Bowie albums, including...

Morrissey Meat Row Deepens As Venue Boss Denies Receiving Menu Request

Bosses of a music venue in Iceland have hit back at Morrissey over his claims they refused to ban meat from sale at his concert, insisting the issue was never even discussed.The former The Smiths...

Tv On The Radio Scrap European Tour As Drummer Is Hospitalised

Cult rockers Tv On The Radio have scrapped a series of European shows after the hospitalisation of drummer Jahphet Landis.The Wolf Like Me hitmakers released a statement on Thursday (05Feb15) announcing they have been forced...

Ed Sheeran Offers Noel Gallagher Concert Tickets

Ed Sheeran has offered Noel Gallagher tickets to one of his upcoming stadium shows in London after the rocker blasted the pop star in a recent interview.The former Oasis star recently suggested that he can't...

Rockness Festival Axed For Second Year In A Row

The 2015 RockNess festival in Scotland has been called off for the second consecutive year.Organisers of the three-day music event cancelled the festival last year (14), blaming scheduling issues around a handful of sporting events,...

Noel Gallagher: 'Amorphous Androgynous Album Will Never See Light Of Day'

British rocker Noel Gallagher has vowed never to let his collaborative album with psychedelic collective Amorphous Androgynous "see the light of day" because he can't be bothered to re-mix the whole record.The former Oasis star...

London's Top Gig Venues Ban Selfie Sticks

Bosses of London's leading concert venues have banned 'selfie sticks' over fears they block the view of the stage and could injure other gig-goers.Staff at top music halls including Wembley Arena, the O2 Arena, and...

Paul Weller: 'Noel Gallagher Has No Need To Reform Oasis'

Rocker Paul Weller has confirmed he regularly orders his pal Noel Gallagher not to reform Oasis because his solo career is soaring.Gallagher revealed earlier this week (ends18Jan15) that the former The Jam frontman has threatened...

Michael Chabon Stunned By Mark Ronson Request

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Chabon was stunned when superproducer Mark Ronson asked him to pen lyrics for his new album.The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay author has never written song words in his life...

Noel Gallagher Re-wrote Lyrics To Avoid Liam Reunion Rumours

Rocker Noel Gallagher re-wrote the lyrics to a track on his new solo album to avoid suggestions it was a desperate bid to make up with his estranged brother Liam.The warring siblings have barely spoken...

The Libertines Record New Album In Thailand After Pete Doherty's Rehab

British rockers The Libertines are recording their first new album in 11 years at a studio in Thailand just weeks after Pete Doherty left a rehabilitation clinic in the country.The singer/guitarist spent almost three months...

Noel Gallagher Put Off Oasis Reunion By Paul Weller

Noel Gallagher is determined never to reform his old band Oasis because it would wreck his friendship with fellow rocker Paul Weller and force him to move out of London.The Wonderwall hitmakers split in 2009...

Noel Gallagher Has A Dig At Beady Eye

Rocker Noel Gallagher has taken a swipe at his former Oasis bandmates, blaming their failure to forge a successful career on their lack of songwriting skills.Gallagher parted ways with his brother Liam, guitarists Gem Archer...

Kurt Cobain Suicide T-shirts Pulled From Sale

Bosses of online auction house eBay.com have agreed to remove listings for T-shirts printed with Kurt Cobain's suicide note after a campaign by outraged Nirvana fans.A petition was launched on social media calling for the...

Noel Gallagher: 'I Can't Live In A World Where Ed Sheeran Is Headlining Wembley'

Noel Gallagher has slammed fellow Brit Ed Sheeran, insisting he can't "live in a world" where the singer is headlining London's Wembley Stadium.The Sing hitmaker has sold out three summer gigs at the fabled venue,...

Ian Watkins To Pick Up $220,000 From Sale Of Touring Company After Prison Stint

Convicted rocker Ian Watkins will come into a small fortune when he is finally released from prison following the sale of the touring company he co-owned with his former bandmates.The ex-Lostprophets frontman, who was convicted...

Noel Gallagher Attacks Modern Bands For Being "Scared Of Social Media"

Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher has launched a stinging attack on modern music and today’s bands, stating that if you score a Number 1 single it “automatically means you must be s**t.”In an interview with...

Sean Lennon Takes British Band Under His Wing

John Lennon's musician son Sean is playing mentor to fledgling British punk band Fat White Family by putting them up at his New York home, giving them free use of his recording studio, and allowing...

Spanish Band Deers Changing Name To Hinds

Spanish rock newcomers Deers have been forced to change their name after they were threatened with legal action from a rival group.The four-piece, founded by Ana Garcia Perrote and Carlotta Cosials, broke the news to...

Arctic Monkeys' Am Named Album Of The Decade

Arctic Monkeys' latest record Am has been named the album of the decade so far by editors of Britain's Nme magazine.The acclaimed release came top of the publication's poll to find the best music of...

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