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Blur Argue Over Set List

Blur have been arguing over the set list ahead of their Hyde Park show.The reformed group perform at the outdoor London venue on Sunday (12.08.12) as part of an Olympic closing ceremony concert - their...

Paul Weller's Praise For Bradley Wiggins

Paul Weller praised Gold medal-winning cyclist Bradley Wiggins at a London gig last night (01.08.12).The rocker performed an intimate show at London's 100 Club as part of the Converse Represent series of concerts and told...

Animal Collective Launches Single On New Radio Show

Animal Collective release the first single 'Today's Supernatural' from their forthcoming tenth studio album debuting last night live on the radio.The Baltimore psychedelia 4-piece will release the track tomorrow (July 31st 2012) ahead of the...

Arctic Monkeys Beatles Cover Soars Up Itunes Singles Chart

Arctic Monkeys' cover of 'Come Together' by The Beatles is quickly climbing up the UK singles chart, according to Nme.com today (July 30, 2012). The band played the track as part of the Olympics opening...

Skrillex Inspires New Muse Song

Rockers Muse have hailed Skrillex as their new inspiration, citing the DJ as the influence behind one of their latest tracks.The Hysteria hitmakers were so impressed by the 24-year-old dubstep star after watching him live...

Frank Turner Hits Out At Olympics Critics

Singer Frank Turner has hit back at critics who claim he sold out by performing at the Olympics opening ceremony.The songwriter performed at the Olympic stadium in London's Stratford on Friday (27Jul12) before the official...

Mumford & Sons Lose Innocence

Mumford & Sons' new album shows they have lost their ''innocence''.The folk-rock group will release 'Babel' in September - the follow-up to the huge album 'Sigh No More' - and think the record is an...

Green Day Have No Idea Of Their Future

Green Day ''don't have a f**king clue'' what the future holds.The group are preparing to release three albums, '¡Uno!', '¡Dos!' and '¡Tre!' and they think the move could either be the ''greatest'' or ''dumbest'' thing...

The Killers Inspired By Elton

The Killers' new album is inspired by Sir Elton John's hits.The group's frontman Brandon Flowers recently met the 'Crocodile Rock' star's songwriting partner Bernie Taupin and took some tips from him on creating ''epic'' tracks.Speaking...

Chris Wolstenholme Records Tracks About Alcoholism

Rockers Muse took inspiration from bassist Chris Wolstenholme's alcoholism battle for two tracks on their new album.Wolstenholme came clean about his drink demons in 2010, revealing he decided to sober up after turning 30 and...

Chris Wolstenholme Feared Death From Drinking

Muse's Chris Wolstenholme feared he would die if he didn't quit drinking.The 33-year-old bassist has been sober for some time because, after undergoing cognitive behavioural therapy, he realised his alcohol consumption was getting out of...

Lady Gaga Lends Support To Kristen Stewart And Robert Pattinson

Lady Gaga has shown her support for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and called for the press to leave the couple alone, whilst they work through their relationship problems. Mother Monster was so moved by...

Matt Bellamy Samples Baby's Heartbeat For Album

Matt Bellamy sampled his baby's heartbeat for his new album.The Muse frontman's fiancee Kate Hudson gave birth to their son Bingham in July 2011 and the rocker decided to record the tot's heart rhythm for...

Green Day's Amy Winehouse Tribute A Warning

Green Day's Amy Winehouse tribute is a reminder of ''the consequences of the party.''The second of the group's forthcoming three albums, '¡Dos!', ends with a song called 'Amy' - written for the late singer following...

Paul Mccartney Planning New Album

Sir Paul McCartney is recording a new album before the end of the year.The 'Yesterday' hitmaker has a number of songs ready, and is hoping to get into the studio after his appearance at the...

Muse's New Album Is Inspired By Skrillex

Muse are challenging electronic musicians on 'The 2nd Law'.The 'Supermassive Black Hole' rockers claim sixth studio album is their most far-out to date, with first single 'Unsustainable' written after seeing a show by dubstep star...

Amy Winehouse Foundation To Help Launch Kids' Hospice

Bosses at The Amy Winehouse Foundation have announced plans to open a children's hospice in the tragic star's hometown.The charity will help staff at the Noah's Ark Children's Hospice build a medical centre in north...

Bbc Introducing Stage Line-up Announced

Festival Republic have confirmed their line-up for the Bbc Introducing Stage at the LEEDS & Reading Festival this August.It's an army of diverse upcoming talent from acts such as heavy rockers Hawk Eyes, LA alternative...

'Old Bluesman' Nas

Nas wanted to create an ''old bluesman vibe'' on his new album. The 'Cherry Wine' rapper poses with the wedding dress of his ex-wife, Kelis - who divorced him in 2009 - draped over his...

Amy Winehouse's Charity Funds New Orleans Music Lessons

Amy Winehouse is helping to set up music classes for disadvantaged children in New Orleans from beyond the grave.The Back to Black hitmaker, who died a year ago on Monday (23Jul12), was heartbroken by the...

Stars Pay Tribute To Jon Lord, Deep Purple's Pioneering Organist

Jon Lord has passed away at the age of 71, prompting a number of high profile rock musicians to pay tribute to the man who helped to make Deep Purple one of the most successful...

Nas' Tenth Album 'Illmatic' Shows A Pleasing, Mature Edge

The anticipation has been high for the return of Nas, the 38 year-old breaking out as one of the finest MCs in the game during hip-hops golden age of the early 90s with his 1994...

Bat For Lashes Star Natasha Khan Apologises For Benicassim Axe

Bat For Lashes star Natasha Khan has blamed a "nightmare" bus journey for the cancellation of her slot at Spain's Benicassim festival on Thursday (12Jul12).The singer was scheduled to play the event's Trident Senses Stage...

Tom Meighan Always Drinks Before Shows

Tom Meighan can't perform a concert sober.The Kasabian frontman thinks he will eventually quit alcohol, but at the moment can't imagine going on stage without having had a few of his favorite alcoholic beverages.He said:...

Tom Meighan Always Drinks Before Shows

Tom Meighan can't perform a concert sober.The Kasabian frontman thinks he will eventually quit alcohol, but at the moment can't imagine going on stage without having had a few of his favourite alcoholic beverages.He said:...

Elijah Wood Likes Gollum Best

Elijah Wood's favorite 'Lord of the Rings' character is Gollum.The 31-year-old actor portrayed Frodo Baggins in the movie series and though he was always a fan of the J. R. R. Tolkein novels the films...

Elijah Wood Likes Gollum Best

Elijah Wood's favourite 'Lord of the Rings' character is Gollum.The 31-year-old actor portrayed Frodo Baggins in the movie series and though he was always a fan of the J. R. R. Tolkein novels the films...

Blur To Play Live On Bbc Radio 2 And 6 Music At The End Of The Month

Recently reunited British Indie Rockers Blur are set to perform a live gig on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music on July 31st at the BBC's historical Maida Vale studios.The concert will air between 8pm...

Lily Allen Reports 'Racist' Soldier To The British Army

Lily Allen 's been known to often spout her mouth off on Twitter, but this time round she was trying to attract her fans attention for a wholly more worthy cause - kicking an alleged...

Example's Diverse Guitar Album

Example's fourth album features ''every kind'' of guitar music.The rapper has a strong rock influence on the record, to be released in November, and is promised fans it will be ''very good''.He told NME magazine:...

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