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Peter Hook Recalls Trying To Rip Off Kraftwerk In Tribute To The Late Florian Schneider

Peter Hook has paid tribute to the late Florian Schneider and revealed Joy Division and New Order were ''very tied'' to Kraftwerk.The 64-year-old musician - who co-founded the legendary rock groups - was devastated by...

Kraftwerk Co-founder Florian Schneider Dies Aged 73

Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider has died.The 73-year-old multi-instrumentalist played synthesiser, vocoder, flute, sax and performed vocals in the pioneering electronic music group, until his departure in 2008.Florian sadly lost his battle with cancer a week...

Albums Of The Week: Top Seven Albums Released On This Day Over The Last 50 Years [Special]

As it turns out, May 10th has been a pretty lucky day for the world of music. There's been nothing of note this year, but in the last 50 years, there have been a string...

Kraftwerk To Release Trailblazing Collection '3-D The Catalogue' This Summer

Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk are bringing their trailblazing 3-D concert to the whole world with their brand new all-encompassing DVD release 'Kraftwerk 3-D: The Catalogue'. Plus, they'll be embarking on a 17-date UK tour this...

Solange Knowles Writes Essay On Race After Suffering Abuse At Kraftwerk Concert

Solange Knowles has penned an essay on race and being a minority in predominately white spaces, after her recent experiences at a Kraftwerk gig. Knowles had previously tweeted about being told to “sit down” by...

Kraftwerk To Be Examined At University Conference

Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk will be the subject of a high-profile academic conference examining their influence and legacy later this month (Jan15).Wolfgang Flur, a former member of the groundbreaking music collective, will attend the event...

Moogfest 2014 Gets To The Heart Of Electronic Music With Shows From Kraftwerk And Pet Shop Boys

Named after America's main pioneer in the world of electronic music, Robert Moog, Moogfest is finally back after a brief sabbatical which saw them miss 2013 - to much disappointment from electronic lovers everywhere.The much-adored...

Latitude Festival 2013 In Pictures - Suffolk's Finest Gathering Of The Arts Ends In Triumph Again [Photos]

Within it's scenic woodland surroundings, Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk, was once again the place to be this past weekend (19 - 21 July) as the worlds of music, arts, comedy, cabaret and more all...

Latitude Festival Closes It's Gates After Another Successful Year In Southwold [Pictures]

Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk once again held the coming together of music, comedy, arts and more in it's scenic woodland surroundings to a rapturous reception from the many revellers who travelled to see the...

As Fans Gather For 'T In The Park,' Police Crack Down On Drugs

The sun is shining, the line-up is terrific; T in the Park 2013 is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary with thousands of fans and seven stages. Performers during the three day festival will include...

Jay-z 'Secretive' About New Album

Pharrell Williams says Jay-Z is ''secretive'' about his music.The 'Blurred Lines' hitmaker dispelled rumours the rapper is a member of the Illuminati - a secretive group whom conspiracy theorists believe have power and influence over...

Kraftwerk Denied Chinese Work Visas

Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk have been denied visas necessary to perform in China because the group was billed to be part of a Tibetan Freedom Concert in Washington, D.C. 15 years ago.Ironically, bad weather forced...

Kraftwerk To Headline Latitude

Kraftwerk will headline this year's Latitude festival.The German electro pioneers will take to the Obelisk Main Stage in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, on the second night of the event, July 20, bringing a 3D show...

Johnny Marr Learns To Love Guitar Again

Johnny Marr has learnt ''if it sounds better on a guitar, just go with it.''The musician played lots of synthesisers and keyboards after quitting as The Smiths' guitarist in 1987, but came back around to...

Kraftwerk At The Tate Modern Fry The Critic's Hard Drives

Moody electro-pioneers Kratwerk are proving their brand of electronic music is deserving of the title, visionary. Their 8-day Tate Modern stint is 5 days old today, and critics have been lavishing praise over the German...

Kraftwerk At The Tate: One Original Member Left, So Is It Just A Tribute Band? Does It Matter?

Kraftwerk's 8 day stint at the Tate Modern is a perfect tribute to the band's legacy, but with only one original member left, are the people performing actually just a tribute band? The Tate is...

A Week In Music - My Bloody Valentine Make Victorious Return, Mumford And Sons Take Home Top Grammy Award

A Week in Videos...The popularity of Unknown Mortal Orchestra has been on a slow burning rise for some months now. Taken from their forthcoming second album, helpfully entitled II, ‘So Good At Being In Trouble’...

Kraftwerk Wow On 'Radio-activity' Second Night Of Eight

Kraftwerk got onto the second night of their eight night residency at the Tate Modern Art Gallery in London, with the praises of the first night’s show still ringing in their ears. How could they...

Special Kraftwerk Autobahn Show Kicks Off London Tate Modern Residency

Kraftwerk kicked off the first night of their Tate Modern residency in London last night, playing material off their debut 1974 seminal album Autobahn, as well bringing out some other material to thrill the 800...

Was Kraftwerk's Tate Modern Show Worth The Ticket Price?

When tickets went on sale for Kraftwerk’s show at Tate Modern, the flurry of excited ticket buyers was so fierce that the venue’s website failed to cope under the pressure. Angry fans directed their ire...

Former Kraftwerk Star Baffled By Concert Snub

Former Kraftwerk star Karl Bartos felt snubbed when he wasn't asked to take part in the band's retrospective gigs in New York last year (12).The musician, who was part of the German band from 1975...

Kraftwerk Emerge Victorious In 12-Year Copyright Battle

German synth-pop pioneers Kraftwerk have won a long-running copyright battle relating to a brief sampling of their 1977 song Metal On Metal.The electronic group filed suit against rap producers Moses Pelham and Martin Haas in...

Unprecedented Demand For Kraftwerk Tickets Crashes The Tate Modern Website

The Tate Modern’s servers have crashed and scores of Kraftwerk fans are furious. This is the aftermath of tickets for the legendary electronic act’s upcoming shows going on sale. Kraftwerk are scheduled to perform four...

Frohlocken! Kraftwerk To Play Their Albums At Londons' Tate Modern Gallery

In a feat of mild hypocrisy, we found ourselves pretty excited indeed to discover the news that German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk are to perform all eight of their seminal albums on consecutive nights in...

15 Nominees Up For The 2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: A Look At The Candidates

There have been no less than 15 nominees put up for a spot in the 2013 class of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, including some real heavyweights -as you'd expect - like Rush,...

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Public Enemy Head Eclectic List Of Nominees

Public Enemy may not be the first band that you think of when you think of the phrase ‘rock n roll’ but the ground-breaking hip-hop group have been nominated as one of 2013’s potential inductees...

Deep Purple, N.w.a And Procol Harum Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2013

Deep Purple, N.W.A and Procol Harum are nominated for induction to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.The acts - along with 12 others - have been shortlisted for inclusion in the Hall of Fame,...

The Prodigy Voted Best Dance Act Of All Time

The Prodigy have been voted the best dance act of all time. The 'Firestarter' group beat Daft Punk to claim the top spot in the poll, by dance music publication Mixmag, although they only won...

Kraftwerk Gets Dre's Creative Juices Flowing

Hip-hop legend DR. DRE has been turning to 1970s electronica pioneers KRAFTWERK for inspiration as he completes work on his long-awaited album DETOX.The rap icon is putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 1999...

Kraftwerk Won't Quit

German electropop pioneers KRAFTWERK are refusing to retire as they approach their 40th anniversary next year (10), insisting they love music too much to quit.The German band were rocked last year (08) by the departure...

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