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Inspiring Collaborator Eminem

Eminem is an "inspiring and intimidating" collaborator.Skylar Grey - who penned the rapper's duet with Rihanna, 'Love the Way You Lie', as well as 'I Need A Doctor' for Dr. Dre - enjoys working with...

Harvey Urges U.k. Government To Head Off Further Riots

Singer/songwriter Pj Harvey has predicted Britain faces the risk of further riots as there is a "tinder keg" of frustration across the U.K.The cult rocker insisted in an interview earlier this year (11) that the...

Lady Gaga Designs A Printer

Pop star Lady Gaga has designed a high-tech portable printer for camera company Polaroid.The multi-talented Bad Romance hitmaker quietly took up a role as a creative director for the corporation last year (10) and she's...

Blink 182 Recroded Album In Separate Studios

Blink 182 recorded their forthcoming album 'Neighborhoods' in separate studios.singer and bass player Mark Hoppus explained how all three members of the 'All the Small Things' rockers - who went on an indefinite hiatus in...

Pj Harvey Stunned By Mercury Win

Pj Harvey was shocked to scoop Britain's coveted Mercury Prize for the second time earlier this month (Sep11) because she was convinced organisers would refuse to award it to the same artist twice.The singer/songwriter became...

Primal Scream Recording New Material

Primal Scream will release a new album next year.The group have been performing the whole of their iconic 1991 record 'Screamadelica' in full on tour for almost a year, but still managed to find time...

Aggro Santos Charged With Rape

British rapper Aggro Santos has been charged with two counts of rape, stemming from an arrest in May (11).The 22 year old, real name Yuri Santos, and his friend Tyrelle Richie were taken into custody...

Jessie J Plans Oasis Tribute On Tour

Jessie J is to pay homage to her fellow British stars Oasis on her upcoming tour by performing a rendition of their classic track Don'T Look Back In Anger.The Price Tag hitmaker is looking forward...

The Vaccines Reassure Fans Over Sickly Singer

The Vaccines rocker Freddie Cowan has played down fears their rapidly blossoming career could be torpedoed by frontman Justin Young's throat problems, insisting the singer will be "absolutely fine".The band has risen rapidly over the...

Arctic Monkeys Had To Resist Nirvana

Arctic Monkeys had to resist covering Nirvana tracks when recording at the same studio.The British group recorded their latest album 'Suck It And See' at Sound City - the Californian studio where Nirvana made their...

Happy Birthday, Chrissie Hynde

She has been the Talk Of The Town for decades and now we get to salute the great Pretender herself - Chrissie Hynde turns 60 today (07Se011).The Ohio-born rocker was a big part of the...

New Order To Reunite On Stage For Benefit Shows

New Order are to reunite without bassist Peter Hook for two benefit shows in Europe this autumn (11), to honour ailing filmmaker Michael Shamberg.The British group, who last took to the stage in 2006, will...

Manic Street Preachers Think Singles Are Over

Manic Street Preachers think releasing singles is a thing of the past. The Welsh rockers believe the music industry has changed massively since their inception in the late 1980s and they no longer think bands...

Nicky Wire's Despair Over U.k. Riots

Welsh rocker Nicky Wire has lost "complete faith in humanity" following the sickening riots in the U.K. last month (Aug11).The Manic Street Preachers star looked on in despair as looters and arsonists ran amuck in...

Manic Street Preachers Worried About Musical Return

Manic Street Preachers are worried there will be no music industry left when they return from their hiatus.The 'Motorcycle Emptiness' group are to take a break for at least two years from 2012 after playing...

Wire Casts Doubt On Future Of Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers rocker Nicky Wire has cast doubt on the future of the band, revealing its latest album was a "wave goodbye".The Welsh group has announced it will be releasing a greatest hits package...

Way Befriended Queen Star May Over Bad Gig Stories

Queen star Brian May agreed to join My Chemical Romance onstage at the Reading Festival on Friday night (26Aug11) after learning his classic rock group had inspired frontman Gerard Way to return to the event...

Ed Macfarlane Recalls 'Dark' Pukkelpop Stage Collapse

Friendly Fires star Ed Macfarlane witnessed first-hand the terrible injuries sustained by revellers as a storm hit Belgium's Pukkelpop Festival earlier this month (Aug11) - because the band was sheltering next to the first-aid tent.The...

Jane's Jane's Addiction Cancel U.k. Festival Slot

Jane's Addiction axed their headline set at Britain's Reading Festival on Saturday night (27Aug11) after frontman Perry Farrell lost his voice.The veteran rockers were due to top the bill on the event's Nme/Radio 1 Stage...

Florence And The Machine's Hangover Cure

Florence Welch wanted to find the "ultimate hangover cure" in song.The Florence and the Machine singer has been working on her as-yet-untitled second album - the follow-up to 2008's 'Lungs' - and is proud of...

The Vaccines Team Up With Hammond Jr.

British rockers The Vaccines are adding some star power to their next album - they recruited The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. to play a song.The Post Break-Up Sex hitmakers teamed up with Hammond Jr....

Muse Performances Could 'Go Either Way'

Muse are nervous about performing 'Origin of Symmetry' at the Reading and Leeds festivals as it could "go either way".The 'Knights of Cydonia' group are playing their second album in full to celebrate 10 years...

Glasvegas Vow To Carry On After Label Split

Scottish rockers Glasvegas have promised fans they will remain a group despite no longer having a record label.The band has revealed that they were dropped by Columbia earlier this year (11) after originally signing to...

Carl Barat Silences The Libertines Reunion Rumour

Carl Barat has spoken out to quash rumours he's set to reunite with his former The Libertines bandmate Pete Doherty, insisting they recently met up only for a "hug and a coffee".The cult British band...

Gallows Name Macneil New Frontman

Celebrated British punk group Gallows have a new frontman - former Alexisonfire star Wade Macneil has replaced Frank Carter, who quit the band earlier this summer (11).Carter has since formed a new group, called Pure...

Pj Harvey Finds Modern Pop Unoriginal

PJ Harvey finds contemporary music "largely unoriginal". The 'Words That Maketh Murder' hitmaker - who is joint favourite to win the Barclaycard Mercury Prize this year for her album 'Let England Shake' - does not...

'Etta James Is Dead' Rumor Exposed As Hoax

The legendary soul singer Etta James is not dead - despite being the subject of an online hoax on Thursday (4th July 2011) that suggested she had passed away in Southern California, reports Nme.com.The hoax...

Krist Novoselic Puts Dave Grohl In Nirvana

Krist Novoselic makes Dave Grohl feel like he's in Nirvana again. The Foo Fighters frontman feels his former bandmate still carries the "soul" of their previous group - which was brought to an end by...

The Killers Broke Into University To Rehearse

Rockers The Killers broke into a university to work on songs for their bestselling debut album, 2004's Hot Fuss.The Human hitmakers first began rehearsing in drummer Ronnie Vannucci's garage but their complicated work schedule meant...

Noel Gallagher's Roller Prediction

Noel Gallagher thought Beady Eye song 'The Roller' would be a "mega" hit for Oasis.The 44-year-old rocker believed the track - which reached number 31 in the UK singles chart after being released by his...

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A$AP Rocky - At. Long. Last. A$AP. Album Review

His journey has not come without hard work and hustle, and 'At. Long. Last. A$AP.' is certainly his best work so far.

See Mariah Carey's Match.com Profile In The Vegas Set Video For 'Infinity'

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Lawson - Interview

With the recent release of the first single from their highly anticipated second album, Lawson's vocalist, Andy, took some time to talk to Contact...

Lifehouse - Interview

Lifehouse released their seventh studio album, 'Out of the Wasteland' on 22nd June 2015. Lifehouse's Jason Wade took some time to talk to Contact...

Muse Lead Lollapalooza 2015 Line-Up For The Berlin Premiere

Muse take their last European date of the year to Lollapalooza.

Is Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Gearing Up To Star In 'Big Trouble In Little China' Remake?

The ‘San Andreas’ star is said to be in talks to take on Kurt Russell’s 1986 role.

Snoop Dogg - So Many Pros With Pharrell Williams [Live] Video

Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams perform a live rendition of 'So Many Pros' from Snoop's funk-filled new album 'Bush'.