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Mumford & Sons Thrill Glastonbury With Ensemble Encore

Mumford & Sons wowed the crowd at Glastonbury on Sunday night (30Jun13) by performing a Beatles track with fellow festival stars including Vampire Weekend and The Vaccines.The folk rockers were closing out the iconic British...

The Rolling Stones At Glastonbury Vs. Die Hard- And The Winner Is...?

The Rolling Stones headlined at Glastonbury on Saturday (29th June) but the viewing public were more interested in watching Bruce Willis' 1988 classic action film, Die Hard, according to The Daily Mail. 2.54 million tuned...

Ezra Koenig Praying For Rainy Glastonbury

Vampire Weekend rocker Ezra Koenig is hoping it pours with rain during the band's set at Glastonbury festival as he loves performing in the U.K.'s notoriously volatile summer weather.The New York native is adamant playing...

Glastonbury Festival Weather 2013: Get Your Wellies On

The weather forecast for the Glastonbury Festival this weekend does not look brilliant: expect a lot of cloud. However, those visiting the Glastonbury Festival this year may be pleased (or rather not depending on your...

A Mighty Itunes Festival Line-up

Since yesterday's (19 June) mega announcement that superstar 'Sex on Fire' rockers Kings of Leon,had been added to the bill, along with 'A-Punk' New Yorkers Vampire Weekend, there's a palpable excitement in the air as...

Kings Of Leon, Vampire Weekend And More Confirm Itunes Festival Gigs

Kings of Leon and Vampire Weekend have rounded out the lineup for this year’s iTunes Festival. The two bands will rock Camden’s Roundhouse during the September festival. Kings of Leon are set to perform on...

Vampire Weekend And Kings Of Leon Added To Itunes Festival Bill That Keeps Getting Better

Vampire Weekend and Kings of Leon will join a rapidly growing list, already peppered with fellow rock royalty, including Queens of the Stone Age, Sigur Rós, 30 Seconds To Mars and Primal Scream.It won't be...

Kings Of Leon And Rizzle Kicks Join Itunes Line-up

Kings of Leon and Rizzle kicks have joined the iTunes Festival line-up.The US 'Sex on Fire' rockers and the pop duo will take to the stage along with Sigur Ros, Paramore, Vampire Weekend, Bahamas and...

A Week In Music - Vampire Weekend Album Is Tops, Daft Punk Break Records, Kelly Rowland Breaks Down

A Week In Albums... Vampire Weekend have been getting some much deserved props for their comeback LP, Modern Vampires Of The City and our man Jim Pusey was more than happy to join in the...

Vampire Weekend's Billboard No.1 Is A Triumph For Independent Music

Indie rockers Vampire Weekend have topped the Billboard 200 chart with their latest record 'Modern Vampires of the City,' besting commercial efforts from the likes of X-Factor judge Demi Lovato, Lady Antebellum and the Great...

Vampire Weekend Beat George Strait To The Top Of The U.s. Album Charts

Vampire Weekend are back at the top of the U.S. album charts after debuting their new album Modern Vampires Of The City at number one.The XL Recordings release becomes the first independently-distributed album to reach...

Vampire Weekend Top The Us Billboard Album Charts

Vampire Weekend have stormed the top of the Billboard album charts for the second time in their career, with Modern Vampires Of The City soaring in at number one in the Top 200.The group have...

Abba Edge Past The Beatles To Claim The Second Biggest Selling Album In UK

ABBA's greatest hits collection, Gold, edged past the The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band this weekend to become the second highest selling album in UK history. The band have now sold over 5.1million...

A Week In Music - David Bowie Blasphemes, Daft Punk New Album Comes Early, Low Still Set The Bar High

A Week in Videos… Gary Oldman AND David Bowie in one video? It’s happened, with the Thin White Duke revealing his controversial new video for his comeback album’s title-track, The Next Day. There’s plenty of...

Vampire Weekend Return To 'Saturday Night Live' In Triumphant Style (Video)

The last episode of Saturday Night Live (May 11, 2013) was also the last episode of the current series, but luckily the show's producers managed to bring in a truly impressive line-up that included musical...

Vampire Weekend: Pop Music Is Avant-garde

Vampire Weekend think modern pop music is ''incredibly avant-garde''.The 'Diane Young' band think people are quick to write off mainstream hits because of their popularity, but if they looked a little deeper they would see...

The Evolution Of 'Vampire Weekend' Brings A Whole New Outlook, But What About The Music?

New York rockers Vampire Weekend are at that defining stage in their career – the third album. The eagerness to take their place in the musical landscape is gone and so is that excitement of...

Ezra Koenig 'More American Than Ever'

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig feels ''more American than ever before''.The 'Diane Young' singer surprised even himself with how he has embraced his home country, even though the band's new album, 'Modern Vampires of the City',...

Saturday Night Live Is Betting On Familiar Faces Kristen Wiig And Ben Affleck For Final Two Episodes

Kristen Wiig is an SNL favorite and she’s coming back for another hosting turn on May 11th. The news if very exciting, since we already know Wiig can do it and do it well. She...

Ezra Koenig Wanted To Quit Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig wanted to quit the band last year (12) and launch a movie career instead.The singer/guitarist has confessed he felt trapped by the group's success as the rockers prepared to head...

Steve Buscemi Goes Bowling With Vampire Weekend [Video]

The second episode in the Steve Buscemi/Vampire Weekend series of comedy clips - in support of their American Express-sponsored collaboration at New York's Roseland Ballroom on April 28 - is now online. It sees Buscemi...

Ezra Koenig: 'I Was Naive To Rely On Barack Obama'

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig has been left disappointed by U.S. President Barack Obama, admitting he was "naive" to believe the politician could change America.The New York-based rockers were vocal advocates of the Democrat prior...

Vampire Weekend's More Mature Sound

Vampire Weekend's new album has less ''smart-ass'' lyrics.The indie band's third offering, 'Modern Vampires of the City', has seen them ditch sarcastic lyrics to explore deeper and more sincere feelings. Singer Ezra Koenig explained: ''I've...

Vampire Weekend's Road Trip Inspiration

Vampire Weekend took a road trip for their new album.The indie band packed up their gear and travelled to Martha's Vineyard, an island South of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, to pen new tracks for their...

Steve Buscemi Meets Vampire Weekend, Says He Doesn't Understand Their Songs [Video]

Boardwalk Empire actor Steve Buscemi met New York band Vampire Weekend for the first time, to discuss their upcoming collaboration for American Express' Upstaged concerts. Buscemi will direct a live stream of the quartet's upcoming...

Vampire Weekend's New Album Completes Trilogy

Vampire Weekend think their new album forms a trilogy.The indie rockers feel they have come full circle with their third record 'Modern Vampires of the City', which is a perfect complement to their first two...

Vampire Weekend Compare N-dubz To The Beatles

Rockers Vampire Weekend have expressed their admiration for defunct British hip-hop group N-Dubz and compared the band to music legends The Beatles.Lead singer Ezra Koenig confessed his bizarre obsession with the I Swear hitmakers during...

Steve Buscemi Directing Vampire Weekend Concert

Steve Buscemi is teaming up with his newfound cousin, Vampire Weekend star Chris Baio, to direct a live stream of the band's upcoming New York gig.Baoi was researching his family tree when he recently discovered...

Steve Buscemi Spends Easter With New-found Cousin Chris Baio

Actor Steve Buscemi spent his Easter Sunday (31Mar13) getting acquainted with his new-found cousin, Vampire Weekend rocker Chris Baio.The 28-year-old bassist was researching his family tree when he recently discovered he was a distant relative...

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