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Arcade Fire Give Update On Intense New Album

Arcade Fire's writing for their next album has ''intensified'' during the coronavirus pandemic.Frontman Win Butler has given an update on the progress of the Canadian group's first LP since 2017's 'Everything Now' and revealed they...

Win Butler Hints At New Arcade Fire Music With Brief Track Teaser

Win Butler has hinted new Arcade Fire music is in the works. The Canadian band's frontman posted an eight-second clip of a track on his Instagram Story, which is no longer available to view, but...

'Quiet River Of Dust': Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry Inspires With New Project

Almost a year after Arcade Fire dropped their latest album 'Everything Now', the band's own Richard Reed Parry has revealed that he's about to drop not one but two new solo records of his own...

Arcade Fire Split From Manager

Arcade Fire have split from Maverick Management's Scott Rodger after more than a decade working together.The 'Reflektor' rockers' 13-year partnership with Rodger has come to an end, and he has praised the innovative multi-instrumentalists for...

Nickelback: We're A Guilty Pleasure

Nickelback see themselves as a ''guilty pleasure''.Frontman Chad Kroeger says the band isn't a ''cool indie'' one like Arcade Fire but thinks they still have a place in the music industry.He told Canada's CBC Radio:...

Arcade Fire Announce New Album 'Everything Now' And Detail 'Infinite Content' Tour

After a week of cryptic activity on Twitter, indie-rock legends Arcade Fire have announced a brand new album titled Everything Now. The follow-up to 2013’s Reflektor, their fifth studio album, will be released on July...

The Ten Most Anticipated Performances Of Primavera Sound Festival 2017

Now on its seventeenth edition, the festival has expanded to become one of the most celebrated and renowned festivals in the world, as well as becoming a hub for the industry to explore ideas and...

Arcade Fire And Mavis Staples Boost Morale With Charity Single 'I Give You Power'

Arcade Fire have teamed up with Mavis Staples to release a brand new charity single entitled 'I Give You Power'. It's been unveiled as a kind of morale boost, showing solidarity between citizens as the...

Rocker Win Butler: 'Tidal Launch Was Poorly Managed'

The rocker and his bandmate and wife Regine Chassagne are co-owners in the online app and they joined fellow investors including Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Daft Punk and Madonna at the programme's...

Jack Ü Made 'Album' With Arcade Fire Members

Skrillex and Diplo have recorded ''an album worth of material'' with members of Arcade Fire.The duo - who go by the name of Jack Ü - popped into the studio with singer Win Butler and...

'The Reflektor Tapes' Explores Meaning Behind Arcade Fire's Number One Album [Trailer]

Arcade Fire are set to hit the big screen for the first time this Autumn with their unique upcoming documentary entitled 'The Reflektor Tapes', which comes two years after the release of their worldwide acclaimed...

Beyoncé Up For New Mtv Award

Beyoncé has been nominated for the Best Song with a Message prize at this year's MTV European Music Awards.The R&B superstar is up for the accolade for her track 'Pretty Hurts' and the other shortlisted...

Arcade Fire's 'Neon Bible' Recording Studio Set To Re-open

Arcade Fire's 128-year-old renovated church recording studio is to be reopened next month after being bought by Emery Street Records. The old red brick church is located in Farnham in Canada, and also saw artists...

Tanya Tagaq Wins Canada's Polaris Prize

Canadian folk star Tanya Tagaq has beaten out Arcade Fire and Drake for this year's Polaris Music Prize.The singer's Animism earned her Canada's album of the year trophy and a $30,000 (£18,750) cash prize, and...

Strokes And Arcade Fire Stars To Form Supergroup

Rockers The Strokes, Arcade Fire and Bon Iver are to form a supergroup for a one-off performance on Saturday (20Sep14).The Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture and Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon will join brothers Win and...

Unlikely Pairings - When Comedians And Musicians Come Together

Following surprising reports that Las Vegas rockers The Killers invited British comedian Jimmy Carr to join them onstage at V Festival, Contact Music looks at five of the most unlikely pairings from the worlds of...

Everything You Need To Know About Drake's 'Views From The 6'

The world’s favorite Canadian rapper has announced another album. “Views From The 6”, Drake’s fourth offering so far, will be released under the emerging OVO Sound, Drake’s own label. Although he’s announced the album, according...

Ticker Tape Parade For Arcade Fire At Glastonbury

Rockers Arcade Fire brought the curtain down on the opening day of the 2014 Glastonbury festival with a spectacular ticker tape parade and fireworks display as frontman Win Butler declared the gig the "highlight" of...

The 14 Best Beards At The Glastonbury Festival [Pictures]

Thousands of Glastonbury Festival revellers turned out to watch the Kaiser Chiefs launch the first full day of music at the event, on the Other Stage early on Friday morning. "Glastonbury sing along if you...

Glastonbury Festival Goers Told To "Prepare For Rape" By Bbc

Glastonbury Festival goers were warned to "prepare for rape" by a subtitle blunder during the weather report on BBC News at Ten. The weatherman told the audience to "prepare for rain" but the caption instead...

Glastonbury Weather 2014: It's Going To Rain. Loads.

Glastonbury festivalgoers are famously robust whatever the weather, packing willies, umbrellas and waterproof ponchos to ensure their heads don’t drop should the heaven decide to open. It Could Be A Muddy Glastonbury Festival. Photo: Getty...

Arcade Fire Cover The Smiths, Echo And The Bunnymen At Earl's Court Show

Arcade Fire treated fans to a cover of London by the Smiths and Echo and the Bunnymen's classic track The Cutter during their second show at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre in London on Sunday (June...

Ian Mcculloch Joins Arcade Fire At London Show

Echo And The Bunnymen star Ian Mcculloch joined Arcade Fire to perform at the Canadian band's show in London on Friday night (06Jun14).The group played the first of two concerts at London's Earls Court venue...

Petition To Ban Metallica From Glastonbury

Animal rights activists have launched a petition to ban Metallica from headlining this year's Glastonbury festival.The 'Enter Sandman' band are set to be the first heavy metal act to top the bill at Worthy Farm...

Win Butler Responds To 'We Exist' Video Criticisms - Should A "Trans" Actor Have Been Cast? [Poll]

The video for Arcade Fire’s gay rights song, ‘We Exist’ features one of the most talked about actors of the moment, Andrew Garfield. And while the band’s intentions were both clear and admirable, the casting...

Win Butler Responds To Controversy Surrounding Gay Anthem Video

Arcade Fire star Win Butler has responded to criticism from fellow rocker Laura Jane Grace over the band's decision to cast The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield as a transgender woman in a new video.The...

Arcade Fire To Open British Summer Time Hyde Park

Arcade Fire will headline the opening night of British Summer Time Hyde Park 2014.The indie rock group - consisting of Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, William Butler, Jeremy Gara and Tim Kingsbury -...

Video For Arcade Fire's 'We Exist' Stars Andrew Garfield. In A Bra [Video]

The Amazing Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield stars in the video for Arcade Fire's We Exist, the third single to be taken from the band's third album Reflektor. Directed by David Wilson, it was partly shot...

New Orleans Jazz Fest Finishes On A High Note

The New Orleans Jazz Fest finished on a high note on Sunday May 5. Montreal-based band Arcade Fire had local musicians Pinettes Brass Band onstage with them, providing accompaniment and, at one point, a wordless...

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