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Supergrass Quit Record Label

British rockers SUPERGRASS have left their record label of 12 years and appointed bassist MICKEY QUINN managing director of the band. The trio has walked away from their deal with EMI-owned Parlophone records, which has...

Florence And The Machine Scoop Brits' Critics Choice Award

Singer-songwriter Florence and the Machine has been handed the prestigious Critics' Choice prize for the 2009 Brit awards.The quirky act - headed by Florence Welch - deflected competition from Little Boots and White Lies to...

By on 12 December 2008

Blur: 'Reunion Is Not About Money'

The members of newly reformed British band BLUR have denied they only scheduled a reunion tour to boost their bank balances. The Britpop pioneers announced their return on Tuesday (09Dec08) following a six-year hiatus that...

Mgmt Beat Glasvegas And Kings Of Leon In Best Album Poll

Brooklyn duo MGMT's debut album has been voted the best of 2008 in a music magazine poll.Oracular Spectacular topped NME's list of the top ten albums of the year, beating big-selling artists such as Glasvegas...

By on 11 December 2008

Martin Dreamed Up Viva La Vida

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN has hit out at accusations the band stole an idea for their track VIVA LA VIDA from guitarist JOE SATRIANI - and insists he dreamed up the song "in the middle...

Stars Honour Late Pr Legend

All four members of U2 gathered on Tuesday (09Dec08) to pay their last respects to the music boss who gave them their first big break. Irish music executive Rob Partridge, who handed the Beautiful Day...

Gaslight Anthem: We've Been Incredibly Lucky

New Jersey quartet the Gaslight Anthem have admitted luck has played a huge role in their sudden success.Despite forming just two-and-a-half years ago, the four-piece have become one of the most acclaimed acts currently touring,...

By on 10 December 2008

Blur Confirm They Will Reunite For Hyde Park Summer Show

Blur will perform as a four-piece for the first time in nine years next summer, at a huge concert in Hyde Park.The full line-up - Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree -...

By on 09 December 2008

Blur Confirm Reunion

British rockers BLUR have confirmed they will be reuniting for a one-off gig in London next summer (09). The Britpop pioneers have been on hiatus since 2003, after guitarist Graham Coxon quit during the recording...

Mccartney Denies Stealing Song

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's band THE FIREMAN has brushed off claims they copied a song by BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON, insisting the blues star's track was merely used as "inspiration" for their own work. MCCartney and collaborator...

Morello: 'There Will Be No More Rage Records'

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE star TOM MORELLO is adamant the rockers will not release any more new material - because he wants to concentrate on his solo project. Rumours of a new record have dogged...

Gallagher Brands Albarn Feud 'Pathetic'

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has heaped praise on rock rival DAMON ALBARN - branding the former BLUR frontman a "great artist". The pair famously swapped insults during their 1990s Britpop heyday, with the feud boiling...

Ramone: 'Spector Gun Story Is A Myth'

THE RAMONES drummer MARKY RAMONE has exposed one of rock's most famous stories as a myth - legendary producer PHIL SPECTOR never pulled a gun on the band. According to rock 'n' roll folklore, the...

Rocker Frank To Be Buried In Native England

Late PUSHERMAN singer ANDY FRANK is to be remembered in a funeral ceremony next week (begs01Dec08) - more than a month after his sudden death. The British rocker passed away at the age of 42...

Fall Out Boy Flexible For Baby Bronx

FALL OUT BOY are to change the way they work - so bassist PETE WENTZ can balance performing with caring for his newborn son. The rocker and his wife Ashlee Simpson-Wentz welcomed Bronx Mowgli into...

Franz Ferdinand To Open Shockwaves Nme Awards 2009

Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand are to open the 2009 Shockwaves NME awards shows, it has been confirmed.The art band will headline the first show of the tour at the Heaven nightclub on January 20th,...

By on 25 November 2008

Manic Guitarist Richey Edwards Officially 'Presumed Dead'

A Manic Street Preachers spokesperson has confirmed that missing guitarist Richey Edwards has been officially declared "presumed dead".The Welsh musician disappeared on February 1st 1995, aged 27.Though numerous supposed sightings have been reported across the...

By on 24 November 2008

Orbital Reunite For U.k. Festival

Dance music duo ORBITAL are to reform to headline 2009's Big Chill festival in England next summer (Aug09). The Satan hitmakers split in 2004 after performing at that year's Glastonbury festival. In a statement, Orbital's...

Glasvegas Caught Up In German Security Scare

British rockers GLASVEGAS found themselves at the centre of a German police drama on Friday (21Nov08) when armed officers charged onto their tourbus in a security false alarm. The four-piece, currently on tour in Europe,...

Novoselic Reveals All About Awards Show

Former NIRVANA bass player KRIST NOVOSELIC has spoken out for the first time about the infamous 1992 MTV Video Music Awards - admitting he faked unconsciousness when a guitar smashed into his head. The rocker...

Singer Slams Sex Pistols Frontman

Punk legend JOHN LYDON has been labelled "the devil" by furious BLOC PARTY singer KELE OKEREKE. Okereke had accused Lydon's entourage of involvement in a racist attack on him at a Spanish music festival in...

Biffy Clyro Air New Song

BIFFY CLYRO showcased a new song on Wednesday (November 12th), as part of their Mencap Little Noise Session in London.However, the band refrained from giving away the title of the song, GOD AND SATAN, given...

By on 14 November 2008

Obama 'Good For Rock N Roll'

BILLY BRAGG has lauded the presidential victory of Barack Obama, saying his win is "good for rock n roll".Writing on the NME Radio's In The Studio blog after returning from the US, the veteran singer-songwriter...

By on 13 November 2008

Grohl Contributes To The Prodigy Album

British dance group THE PRODIGY have scored a guest appearance from FOO FIGHTERS frontman DAVE GROHL for their upcoming album - their first in five years. The Firestarter hitmakers' last LP, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned,...

Little-known Rocker Glass Tops Nme 'Cool List'

CRYSTAL CASTLES singer ALICE GLASS has been honoured as the coolest person in the music industry by NME magazine. The little-known Canadian rocker beat rap superstar Jay-Z and MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden into second and third...

The Cure To Headline Nme Awards Big Gig At O2

Robert Smith will take to the stage at London's O2 Arena as the Cure headline the Shockwaves NME awards Big Gig, it has been announced.Having been announced as the next recipients of the Godlike Geniuses...

By on 05 November 2008

Crystal Castles Frontwoman Tops Nme Cool List

Alice Glass, the frontwoman of Canadian electro duo Crystal Castles, has topped the NME Cool List 2008.The diminutive singer, famed for her crazed onstage antics, was a new entry into the influential list, headed last...

By on 04 November 2008

Gallagher Disappointed By Kings Of Leon

OASIS frontman LIAM GALLAGHER is bitterly disappointed by KINGS OF LEON's new album - insisting the rockers have "sold out." The British singer admits he is a fan of the Tennessee-based band, but after hearing...

Babyshambles Drummer To Release Christmas Song

BABYSHAMBLES drummer ADAM FICEK has announced he is getting into the festive spirit and releasing a Christmas single.The musician, who recently released a solo album as ROSES, KINGS, CASTLES, is making a bid for the...

By on 31 October 2008

Fans Slam Led Zeppelin Comeback

Fans of rock legends LED ZEPPELIN have hit out at the band's plans to tour without frontman ROBERT PLANT The legendary rockers' bassist John Paul Jones admitted this week (begs 27Oct08) that the group is...

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