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The Decemberists To Launch New Board Game

The indie musicians have made it "a ritual" to play a few rounds of a quick game before shows, and they recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on to bring their idea for...

The Decemberists' Colin Meloy Writing Children's Book

The singer/songwriter counts the beloved artist as one of his musical heroes, and now he's creating a picture book biography called The Golden Thread about Seeger. The book will include illustrations by...

Five Examples Of Pop Stars Becoming Authors

Eagle-eyed indie fans will have seen the hilarious news that Morrissey has been nominated for the ‘Bad Sex Award’ by The Literary Review this week. His first fictional work ‘List of the Lost’, arriving two...

Fall Out Boy Score Third U.s. Number 1 Abum

Rockers Fall Out Boy have scored their third US Number 1 album, the latest Billboard 200 chart reveals. The group’s sixth studio album American Beauty / American Psycho shifted 218,000 units across all formats during...

Anticipation Builds Ahead Of 'The Hunger Games' Opening Weekend

The news today that 'The Hunger Games' will feature a soundtrack including the likes of The Arcade Fire, Taylor Swift, The Decemberists, Kid Cudi and others has merely added credence to the notion that the...

The Decemberists Star Jenny Conlee Winning Cancer Battle

The Decemberists star Jenny Conlee is winning her battle against breast cancer - the disease is in remission.The keyboard player was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year (11) and she has undergone five months...

Rocker Meloy Writes Children's Books

The Decemberists rocker Colin Meloy has teamed up with his wife to write a trilogy of children's books.Meloy has taken a break from his pursuits with the band to pen The Wildwood Chronicles for publisher...

Meloy's Son Has Asperger's

The Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy's son has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome.The rocker and his wife Carson Ellis welcomed little Hank five years ago and the family has recently been told of the boy's disorder,...

The Decemberists Have No Plans To Split

The Decemberists' frontman Colin Meloy has dismissed rumours the cult folk act is splitting up, insisting the speculation couldn't be "farther from the truth".The star recently sparked fans' fears the group was set to disband...

The Decemberists Keyboard Player Diagnosed With Cancer

Jenny Conlee, the keyboard player with cult indie act The Decemberists, has been diagnosed with breast cancer.The musician and band leader Colin Meloy have taken to the group's website to break the bad news to...

Meloy Opens Up About Autistic Son

THE DECEMBERISTS frontman COLIN MELOY has told how his son's battle with autism inspired a track on the band's hit album THE KING IS DEAD.The rocker is father to four-year-old Henry 'Hank' Meloy with his...

The Decemberists Lead All New Top Five In U.s. Album Chart

THE DECEMBERISTS have debuted at the top of the U.S. album chart thanks to their best sales week ever.The King Is Dead is the group's first U.S. number one. It debuted atop the Billboard 200...

Mystery Illness Forces Decemberists To Cancel Dates

Cult rockers THE DECEMBERISTS have scrapped the remaining dates on their U.S. tour to allow an unnamed band member to recover from a serious illness. All 28 shows in cities like New York, Los Angeles,...

Celebrities Asked To Pick Shortlist Prize Finalists

SNOW PATROL's GARY LIGHTBODY, KT TUNSTALL and the FLAMING LIPS frontman WAYNE COYNE have been invited to select the 10 albums which will compete for the 2007 Shortlist Music Prize. The celebrity panel must select...

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