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Lou Reed Criticises Mp3 Format At South By South-west

Lou Reed has said the rise of downloadable music and MP3 players has taken music "backwards".The Velvet Underground legend, speaking at the South by South-west (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas, said he believes that...

By on 14 March 2008

The Killers Win With Tyson On Their Side

U.S. rockers THE KILLERS surprised the audience at Thursday's (28Feb08) NME Awards - after securing a bizarre cameo from boxer MIKE TYSON for their acceptance speech. The Mr Brightside stars were named Best International Band...

Arcade Fire And Lcd Soundsystem Named In Shortlist Ten

Arcade Fire, Feist and LCD Soundsystem have been named among the final ten acts for this year's Shortlist Prize.The award, thought of as a US equivalent to the Mercury Music Prize, has previously been given...

By on 29 January 2008

Glastonbury Deadline Confirmed

The deadline for fans to register for tickets to this year's Glastonbury festival has now been confirmed by organiser Michael Eavis.Hopefuls must submit their contact details and a passport picture during February if they are...

By on 09 January 2008

Shortlist Nominees Announced

Klaxons, Kings of Leon and Feist have been named among the nominees for the 2007 Shortlist Prize.The award, thought of as a US equivalent to the Mercury Music Prize, has previously been given to Damien...

By on 03 January 2008

The Killers Fight Former Manager

U.S. rockers THE KILLERS have mounted a legal battle to avoid paying a former manager $3 million (GBP1.5 million) in unpaid commission. The Mr Brightside stars appeared in court in front of the California State...

Killers Rock Christmas Tune

THE KILLERS have recorded a quirky new Christmas tune as a thank you to their fans. Don't Shoot Me, Santa marks the second time the group have hit the studio to record a festive song....

Leona Sells Over 100,000

X Factor winner Leona Lewis has translated her singles success into album sales, with her debut Spirit selling 130,000 copies in a day. After reigning supreme at the top of the UK singles chart for...

By on 13 November 2007

The Killers Target Elton For Collaboration

Rockers THE KILLERS are turning to music legend SIR ELTON JOHN for help on their next album. The Las Vegas band have spent the past year touring their album Sam's Town, but are eager to...

Arctic Monkeys Named World's Best Act

The Arctic Monkeys have been named the best act in the world today at the 2007 Q Music awards.The Sheffield band beat some heavyweight competition for the prize, scooping the gong ahead of the Killers,...

By on 08 October 2007

Winehouse Up Against Monkeys And Kaisers At Qs

Amy Winehouse's Back to Black has again been nominated for a best record of the year award.The troubled singer's album has been put up for a gong at this year's Q Awards, for which nominations...

By on 13 September 2007

The Killers + Arctic Monkeys Lead Q Award Nominations

THE KILLERS and the ARCTIC MONKEYS lead the nominations for this year's (07) Q magazine music awards. The bands have been nominated for three awards each, and will go head to head in the Best...

The Killers And Lou Reed Record Duet

Rock band THE KILLERS have recorded a song with music icon LOU REED. The Las Vegas rockers worked on the track Tranquillize with the former Velvet Underground star - and is expected to be released...

New Killers Record This Year

Las Vegas band the Killers are set to release a new record this year as well as another Christmas single.Singer Brandon Flowers has revealed that after a year of touring second album Sam's Town, the...

By on 24 August 2007

13 Arrests On Rail Network During V Festival

Figures released by the British Transport police have revealed that 13 arrests were made on the rail network during V festival.Many festivalgoers chose to travel by train, with a free shuttle bus from Chelmsford rail...

By on 21 August 2007

Rainy Finish For V

The Chelmsford leg of this year's V festival concluded with the odd shower or two, but the crowd continued to lap up the Killers' hit-packed set.Playing an opening sequence of tracks from their latest album...

By on 20 August 2007

Foo Fighters Surprise Sleepy V

A chirpy Dave Grohl entertained Weston Park, Staffordshire, in an unexpected gig this lunchtime, ahead of their headline act later today.The Foo Fighters appeared on the Channel 4 stage to perform softer versions of their...

By on 19 August 2007

V Kicks Off In The Sunshine

V festival 2007 kicked off in Essex and Staffordshire today, with fans enjoying a happily rain-free start to the two-day event.The festival has been hit by a number of big-name withdrawals, with Amy Winehouse, The...

By on 18 August 2007

Manics Legend Lays Into Snow Patrol

Manic Street Preachers guitarist Nicky Wire has laid into fellow V Festival headliners Snow Patrol, calling them "utterly deplorable".The Manics will play the Channel 4 stage at V this weekend, but Wire is not planning...

By on 17 August 2007

V Festival Shuffles Line-up

V Festival organisers are busy trying to shuffle the line-up for this year's event after high-profile pulls-outs from Amy Winehouse, Bright Eyes and the Bravery.After it was revealed that Mexican acoustic duo Roderigo Y Gabriela...

By on 17 August 2007

V Festival Advocates Sexual Health

V Festival will this year spearhead a sexual health and awareness campaign through goody bags handed out around the two sites.In coalition with the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), 40,000 goody bags will be dished out...

By on 07 August 2007

Flowers Welcomes Baby Son

THE KILLERS frontman BRANDON FLOWERS is celebrating after becoming a father for the first time. The Sam's Town singer's wife-of-two-years, Tana, gave birth to a son on Saturday (14Jul07). The couple, both 26, has yet...

Glastonbury Organiser Wants To Attract More Kids

The organiser of Glastonbury festival has unveiled plans to attract more teenagers to next year's event.Michael Eavis claims that too high a proportion of the 180,000 people who attended last month's festival were in their...

By on 13 July 2007

Killers 'Gutted' By Glastonbury Sound Issues

American rockers THE KILLERS are "gutted" sound problems ruined their headlining set at England's Glastonbury Festival last month (Jun07). The band were honoured to be one of three headliners at the Somerset event, but their...

Flowers' Famous Doppelganger

THE KILLERS frontman BRANDON FLOWERS is suffering an identity crisis after being mistaken for SPIDER-MAN actor TOBEY MAGUIRE too many times. The rocker admits he's always getting stopped in the streets - but rarely recognised...

Flowers Horrified By Ice Cube's Filmography

THE KILLERS frontman BRANDON FLOWERS was horrified when rapper ICE CUBE turned from hip-hop pioneer to Hollywood actor, branding his move "hypocritical". The Las Vegas singer, 26, admires eighties rap collective N.W.A., which was founded...

Sunny End To T In The Park

After a miserable start festival-goers in Kinross have been rewarded with excellent weather for the second half of this year's T in the Park.Heavy rain made car parks so boggy on Friday night they had...

By on 08 July 2007

Muddy Reckoning For T In The Park

This year's T in the Park festival has been doing its best to prove that Glastonbury doesn't have a monopoly on vast quagmires of mud.Last night saw tailbacks stretching back12 miles on the approach to...

By on 07 July 2007

T In The Park Revellers To 'Cut The Carbon'

Revellers at this year's T in the Park festival are being encouraged to sign up to Christian Aid's Cut the Carbon campaign.In a similar vein to the I Count movement at Glastonbury, Christian Aid hopes...

By on 06 July 2007

Killers 'Win Glastonbury'

The Killers have enjoyed a bigger boost to sales of their latest album after performing at Glastonbury than any other artist, a retailer said today.HMV claims that in direct comparisons between the Las Vegas band's...

By on 02 July 2007

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