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Florence + The Machine Join Eagles Of Death Metal Drive

The U.S. rockers launched the Play it Forward initiative to raise money for the victims of last month's (Nov15) terror attacks in Paris, France following the massacre at their gig which killed nearly...

The Maccabees' 'Difficult' Album Process

The Maccabees find it ''hard'' making an album.The 'Unknow' hitmakers are nearly ready to drop their latest album 'Marks To Prove It' and singer Orlando Weeks has revealed the process reminded them just how difficult...

Kanye West's Glastonbury Guestlist So Big That Other Bands Have Had To Cut Theirs

With a matter of hours to go before he takes to the stage for his controversial Glastonbury headline show on Saturday night, it seems as if Kanye West is already making his presence felt. He’s...

Libertines To Headline Reading And Leeds

The Libertines will headline the Reading and Leeds festivals this year.The 'Don't Look Back Into the Sun' hitmakers - who reunited to perform at the event in 2010 - have been unveiled as the final...

Bobby Womack To Perform At Latitude Festival

Bobby Womack has been added to the line-up of this year's Latitude festival.The 69-year-old soul singer is set so appear on the Obelisk Main Stage in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, on Sunday July 21 -...

Will Alt J Add An Ivor Novello Award To Their Mercury Gong?

Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J could well be adding an Ivor Novello award to their collection of gongs, NME announced today (April 17, 2013). The band have been nominated in the Best Contemporary Song category...

Pictures: The Black Keys European Tour Calls Into Lisbon With The Maccabees In Tow

The Black Keys playing Lisbon last night (November 27)An old-school type of success story, The Black Keys' rise to prominence has been solely down to hard work and a lot of gigging, the band putting...

The Maccabees Misplace Mercury Prize Statuette

Rock band The Maccabees have appealed to fans for help after misplacing the statuette awarded to them on Thursday (01Nov12) in recognition of their Mercury Prize nomination this year (12).The band's album Given To The...

A Brief Run Down Of The Mercury Prize Favourites

The Mercury Prize is set to be awarded tomorrow (1st Nov. 2012), and true to form and tradition, many of the artists in the nomination lists are ones that you may never have heard, or...

Is It A Sign? Spotify Users Vote Alt-j Favourites For Mercury Music Prize

This Thursday (November 1, 2012), the winner of the Mercury Music will be announced. As a precursor to the official event, Spotify have taken a look at the streaming figures for all of the nominees,...

Plan B Wants To Change Lives With Barclaycard Mercury Prize

Plan B hopes to change people's lives if he wins the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The 28-year-old rapper - real name Ben Drew - has been nominated for the prestigious prize for his album 'Ill Manors'...

Plan B Up For Mercury Prize

Plan B's 'Ill Manors' and Jessie Ware's 'Devotion' are among the albums nominated for the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The two artists face stiff competition from LPs by Django Django, Alt-J, Ben Howard, Field Music, Lianne...

Nominees For The 2012 Mercury Music Prize Announced

The Mercury Music Prize nominees have been announced, among a pretty predictable list (we predicted eight of the eventual 12 correctly if you’re interested), we are doffing our caps to Sunderland lads Field Music, whose...

Mel Gibson Shares Pension With Ex-wife

Mel Gibson's ex-wife Robyn received a huge chunk of his pension in their divorce.While it was previously revealed that Mel gave Robyn half of his estimated $850 million Fortune when they divorced in 2011 after...

Mel Gibson: Hollywood Won't Forgive Me

Mel Gibson doesn't think Hollywood is ready to forgive him for a number of controversial incidents that have occurred in the last few years.The 56-year-old actor was caught in an expletive and racist tirade against...

Liam Payne Wants To Settle With Girlfriend Danielle Peazer

One Direction's Liam Payne is keen to settle down and have children before he is 25.The pop star is current with dancer girlfriend Danielle Peazer.And they were happy to admit at JLS member Marvin Humes...

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...

The Maccabees Slept In Airport

British rockers The Maccabees spent an uncomfortable night sleeping at an airport in Germany last weekend (07-08Jul12) after technical problems grounded more than 100 flights.The band was due to fly out from Munich Airport ahead...

Friendly Fires Close Beach Break Live

Friendly Fires brought Beach Break Live festival to a close yesterday evening (17.06.12). The 'Jump in the Pool' group concluded the music event by blasting out hits including 'Hawaiian Air', 'Live Those Days Tonight' and...

Festival Republic Confirm Exciting Leeds And Reading Line-up

Festival Republic's 2012 LEEDS & Reading Festival confirm their mind-blowing line-up for Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2012.From rock to pop to electro and everything in between, these diverse festivals bring together...

Mel Gibson Rant Footage Emerges Online

Mel Gibson's rant to scriptwriter Joe Eszterhas has emerged online. The 56-year-old actor launched a foul-mouthed tirade at his home in December, which can be heard on the tape released by Joe, where he questions...

Tape Reveals Mel Gibson Rant At Joe Eszterhas

Mel Gibson terrified scriptwriter Joe Eszterhas with a foul-mouthed rant at his home in December.Joe has released an audio file taken while at the troubled actor's home in December where he is heard shouting about...

Mel Gibson Denies Anti-jewish Claims

Mel Gibson has denied claims he refused to make movie 'The Maccabees' because he is anti-Semitic. Screenwriter Joe Eszter has claimed the film - which he wrote - would not be made because the 56-year-old...

Mel Gibson Said John Lennon Deserved To Be Shot?

Joe Eszter has claimed Mel Gibson is ''glad'' John Lennon is dead.According to a letter by the screenwriter obtained by The Wrap, it alleges Mel was happy when the Beatles legend was shot and killed...

Mel Gibson Accused Of Hating Jews

Mel Gibson has been accused of ''hating Jews'' by the writer of 'Basic Instinct'. Joe Eszter has launched a scathing attack on Mel claiming he sabotaged a movie they had planned together, 'The Maccabees' -...

Reading And Leeds Festival 2012: Foo Fighters To Perform In Their Only UK Appearance Of 2012

LEEDS & Reading Festival have announced the first wave of acts at this year's festivals. Playling the opening day at Leeds and closing at Reading on the Main Stage will be the Foo Fighters, playing...

Leeds Reading Festival Line Up 2012: The Cure, Kasabian, Foo Fighters

The line-up for the Leeds and Reading Festival 2012 has been announced, with The Cure, Foo Fighters and Kasabian set to headline the three-day event over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Tickets also go on...

Florence And The Machine To Join Stone Roses At T In The Park 2012

Following the announcement that The Stone Roses were set to headline T IN THE PARK Festival this year, the organisers have revealed a number of acts set to play at the three day event in...

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