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Ezra Koenig Too Shy To Play Music To Quincy Jones

Ezra Koenig is too intimidated to play his music to his girlfriend Rashida Jones' father, Quincy Jones.The Vampire Weekend frontman confessed although he's shared previews of his latest album 'Father of the Bride' with friends...

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig Still Doesn't Have His Own Amp

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig still doesn't own an amplifier for his electric guitar.The 35-year-old frontman has released the band's fourth album 'Father of the Bride' - their first in six years - on Friday (03.05.19)...

Upcoming Releases: What's In Store For May 2019

With two eagerly anticipated debut albums, some epic returns plus a long-awaited comeback, May is already shaping up to be another incredible month for good music whether your an indie lover or a die-hard metalhead....

Vampire Weekend Find Success Bizarre

Ezra Koenig finds Vampire Weekend's continued success ''bizarre''.The 'Harmony Hall' hitmaker thought it was ''improbable'' anyone could like his group when they first started out, so is amazed they have kept their fans for over...

The Killers And The Cure Will Headline Glastonbury 2019

The Killers and The Cure will headline Glastonbury festival.Brandon Flowers and co and the 'Friday I'm In Love' hitmakers join grime star Stormzy as the 2019 bill toppers for the world renowned music extravaganza at...

Vampire Weekend To Release 6 New Songs Before New Album

Vampire Weekend are to release two songs a month in the run up to dropping their first album for six years. The band's frontman Ezra Koenig has confirmed the group's hotly-anticipated fourth studio album will...

Ten Huge Albums We're Looking Forward To In 2019

Happy New Year, music lovers! 2018 was a cracker for great albums, and the coming 12 months also promises to shape up. Here’s just ten of the most exciting new album releases scheduled for 2019.LANA...

Music News Round-up: Elton John UK Tour Dates, Long-lost Aretha Franklin Film And Vampire Weekend Album Four

ARETHA FRANKLIN FILM TO BE RELEASED AFTER NEARLY 50 YEARS A documentary film about Aretha Franklin, capturing the power of her live performances, is to see the light of day after nearly 50 years in...

Rashida Jones Gives Birth

Rashida Jones has reportedly given birth to her first child.The 42-year-old actress and her boyfriend Ezra Koenig welcomed their baby into the world ''months ago'', sources told US Weekly magazine.The couple have yet to confirm...

Sony Confirm Vampire Weekend Signing, Hint At Imminent New Album

After more than five years, Vampire Weekend look like they’re on the cusp of releasing new music, with Sony announcing that the band had officially signed to their roster and suggesting that a new project...

Vampire Weekend Announce First Show In Four Years, Headlining End Of The Road Festival

Vampire Weekend have announced that they are to headline this year’s End of the Road festival, a show that will mark their first live performance since 2014.Set over four days from August 30th to September...

Charlie Puth, Vampire Weekend, Iggy Azalea And More - Five Huge Albums Set For 2018

We preview some of the prospective albums by major artists who are due to release a new record in 2018.Charlie Puth looks set to dominate againCharlie Puth American songwriter and performer Charlie Puth was one...

Rostam Batmanglij Working On Haim Album

Haim have collaborated with former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij on their new album.The pop rock trio - comprised of sisters, Este, Danielle and Alana Haim - have given an update on their hotly-anticipated second...

Vampire Weekend Turned Down Shrek Soundtrack Song

The Oxford Comma singer reveals he often boasts about his role on the Shrek album but now confirms his band never actually recorded a song because he "refused to capitalize on Weezer's misfortune"....

Vampire Weekend Still On The Bill At Political Rally Following Guitarist's Shock Departure

The musician announced his decision to leave the group after 10 years on Tuesday (26Jan16), but Koenig and company have no plans to disband - and a scheduled performance at a Bernie Sanders...

Rostam Batmanglij Leaves Vampire Weekend

The musician took to Twitter.com on Tuesday (26Nov15) to inform fans he is exiting the band he helped form in 2006, but he assured fans he would continue to work with lead singer/guitarist...

Diplo Working With Ezra Koenig

The creator of EDM group Major Lazer told Rolling Stone he has recorded "a lot of songs" with Koenig, and the pair has also been writing tracks together for other artists, according to...

Diplo: Justin Bieber Is A 'Jerk'

Diplo thinks Justin Bieber is a ''jerk''.The pair recently collaborated on hit single 'Where Are Ü Now' and while they got on well in the studio he admitted he doesn't think the 21-year-old star is...

Carly Rae Jepsen Records 'Fav' Song

Carly Rae Jepsen is recording a new song with Dev Hynes and Ariel Rechtshaid.The 'Call Me Maybe' hitmaker has been in the studio with British musician Dev - also known as Blood Orange - and...

Sam Smith, Janelle Monae - The Unexpected Gems Of Bonnaroo Day 1

Happy Bonnaroo weekend! The Tennessee-based arts and music festival effectively kicked off the season on Friday. Per USA Today’s recap, he weather was appropriately mild and the rain that threatened for the entire day never...

Betty Who, Tegan And Sara And Foster The People - Big Guava Music Festival 2014 Is Definitely Worth A Visit

Arguably what could be Florida's most fun-packed 3-day event of the year, Big Guava Music Festival makes its debut today (May 2nd 2014) with an impressive line-up headlined by Outkast, Vampire Weekend and Foster The...

Pharrell, Karen O And U2 Perform At The Oscars

Pharrell Williams, Karen O and U2 took to the stage to perform at Oscars last night (02.03.14). 'Happy' singer Pharrell brought the house down with his Oscar-nominated song from 'Despicable Me 2'. He was...

Kanye, Elton, Jack And Lionel: Say Hello To Bonnaroo Festival's Line-up 2014

The line-up for this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been announced and looks to be more impressive than ever with Elton John, Kanye West, Lionel Richie, Jack White and Vampire Weekend all gracing...

Lady Gaga Nominated For Glaad Media Award

Lady Gaga has been nominated for the Outstanding Music Artist prize at the GLAAD Media Awards.The 'Applause' singer has been recognised by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organisation for her long-standing support of gay...

Vampire Weekend Rework Andrea Bocelli Classic For Valentine's Day Album

Rockers Vampire Weekend have recorded an odd cover of Andrea Bocelli's romantic tune Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) for a new Valentine's Day compilation.Bosses at Coffee giants Starbucks asked a number of artists...

Jim Pusey's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

It's been a year of truly brilliant sounds even if there may have been a few disappointments along the way. Take hip hop, for example: unlike 2012's records by Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan...

Joe Wilde's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

Hookworms 'Pearl Mystic' - Few albums released this year let you step inside to a whole new world of colour and sound as 'Pearl Mystic' has. The Leeds band's immersive debut might not be for...

Hayley Fox's Top Albums Of 2013

Darkside 'Psychic' - After an EP in 2011, Darkside released their debut album this year. The duo - the project of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington - gave as good as they got on 'Psychic',...

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