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To The End: Was Olympic Concert Blur's Final Gig?

As the last few notes of an emotional 'The Universal' faded into the night air, what was going through the minds of Blur ? The group played a storming set at Hyde Park in London...

Razorlight Thrilled With Fourth Album

Razorlight are thrilled with their forthcoming fourth album.The 'Golden Touch' hitmakers have almost completed work on the record and frontman Johnny Borrell says the process has made him fall ''in love with making music'' again.He...

Blur Argue Over Set List

Blur have been arguing over the set list ahead of their Hyde Park show.The reformed group perform at the outdoor London venue on Sunday (12.08.12) as part of an Olympic closing ceremony concert - their...

Paul Weller's Praise For Bradley Wiggins

Paul Weller praised Gold medal-winning cyclist Bradley Wiggins at a London gig last night (01.08.12).The rocker performed an intimate show at London's 100 Club as part of the Converse Represent series of concerts and told...

Animal Collective Launches Single On New Radio Show

Animal Collective release the first single 'Today's Supernatural' from their forthcoming tenth studio album debuting last night live on the radio.The Baltimore psychedelia 4-piece will release the track tomorrow (July 31st 2012) ahead of the...

Arctic Monkeys Beatles Cover Soars Up Itunes Singles Chart

Arctic Monkeys' cover of 'Come Together' by The Beatles is quickly climbing up the UK singles chart, according to Nme.com today (July 30, 2012). The band played the track as part of the Olympics opening...

The Killers Inspired By Elton

The Killers' new album is inspired by Sir Elton John's hits.The group's frontman Brandon Flowers recently met the 'Crocodile Rock' star's songwriting partner Bernie Taupin and took some tips from him on creating ''epic'' tracks.Speaking...

Matt Bellamy Samples Baby's Heartbeat For Album

Matt Bellamy sampled his baby's heartbeat for his new album.The Muse frontman's fiancee Kate Hudson gave birth to their son Bingham in July 2011 and the rocker decided to record the tot's heart rhythm for...

Green Day's Amy Winehouse Tribute A Warning

Green Day's Amy Winehouse tribute is a reminder of ''the consequences of the party.''The second of the group's forthcoming three albums, '¡Dos!', ends with a song called 'Amy' - written for the late singer following...

Muse's New Album Is Inspired By Skrillex

Muse are challenging electronic musicians on 'The 2nd Law'.The 'Supermassive Black Hole' rockers claim sixth studio album is their most far-out to date, with first single 'Unsustainable' written after seeing a show by dubstep star...

Amy Winehouse Foundation To Help Launch Kids' Hospice

Bosses at The Amy Winehouse Foundation have announced plans to open a children's hospice in the tragic star's hometown.The charity will help staff at the Noah's Ark Children's Hospice build a medical centre in north...

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...

Amy Winehouse's Charity Funds New Orleans Music Lessons

Amy Winehouse is helping to set up music classes for disadvantaged children in New Orleans from beyond the grave.The Back to Black hitmaker, who died a year ago on Monday (23Jul12), was heartbroken by the...

Elijah Wood Likes Gollum Best

Elijah Wood's favorite 'Lord of the Rings' character is Gollum.The 31-year-old actor portrayed Frodo Baggins in the movie series and though he was always a fan of the J. R. R. Tolkein novels the films...

Lily Allen Reports 'Racist' Soldier To The British Army

Lily Allen 's been known to often spout her mouth off on Twitter, but this time round she was trying to attract her fans attention for a wholly more worthy cause - kicking an alleged...

Example's Diverse Guitar Album

Example's fourth album features ''every kind'' of guitar music.The rapper has a strong rock influence on the record, to be released in November, and is promised fans it will be ''very good''.He told NME magazine:...

The Strokes Clean Up For New Album

The Strokes have quit drinking and smoking to record their new album. The 'Last Nite' band are recording their fifth album in New York, and have cleaned up their act so they can concentrate on...

Bernard Butler Lays Into Beyonce And Jay Z On Twitter

Bernard Butler, one time Suede guitarist and current producer, has come out on in a scathing attack on Twitter, laying into the pop royalty Beyonce. Solo albums and a collaboration with British singer David MCalmont...

Paris Hilton Mocked For Shambolic Dj Set

Paris Hilton 's foray into the world of deejaying doesn't appear to be going as planned. The former reality star played an hour-long set at the Pop Music Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, over the...

Two Door Cinema Club Set To Release Second Album ‘Beacon’

Irish rockers Two Door Cinema Club have already caused stir among music fans across the world with the successful live shows and platinum certified debut album 'Tourist History', but now they are set to really...

Billy Corgan Writing Autobiography

Billy Corgan is writing his autobiography.The Smashing Pumpkins frontman has promised to give a truthful account of his life in the band - of which he is the only remaining original member - including addressing...

Mumford & Sons' Glastonbury Dream

Mumford & Sons want to headline Glastonbury.'The Cave' group insist they don't yet have enough material to take the top slot at the legendary festival, but dream of one day topping the bill.Keyboard and accordion...

Morrissey Settles Libel Lawsuit

Veteran rocker Morrissey has settled his libel lawsuit with editors at British music magazine Nme following their publication of a formal apology on Tuesday (12Jun12).The former The Smiths star sued the publication last year (11),...

Beastie Boys' Fun In The Studio

Beastie Boys ''had fun'' in the studio shortly before Adam 'MCA' Yauch's death.The musician passed away last month following a battle with cancer and despite being ill, he told his bandmates he wanted to make...

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...

Kanye West Halts Concert To Berate Laser Wielding Fan

Kanye West and Jay Z have been the recipients of nothing but good will on the European jaunt of their Watch the Throne tour, however things took a turn for the worse as the rap...

Guns N' Roses Fans Stripped Of Slash Shirts

GUNS N' ROSES reportedly banned fans wearing T-shirts sporting former bandmate Slash's logo and image from their London gigs on Thursday and Friday (31May-01Jun12).Reporters representing British music magazine Nme uncovered the truth when one fan...

Liam Gallagher: Roses Comeback 'Better Than Sex'

Liam Gallagher says the Stone Roses' comeback show was ''better than sex''.The Beady Eye frontman - who is married to former All Saints star Nicole Appleton - was in the 1,000-strong audience for the reunited...

Alexandra Burke's 'Colourful' Album

Alexandra Burke wanted to add ''colour'' to her career with her second album. The 'Elephant' hitmaker wanted to represent the leaps forward she has made musically on the cover of her new album 'Heartbreak on...

Damon Albarn To Perform At Poetry Festival

British rocker Damon Albarn has signed up to perform at a poetry festival in London next month (Jun12).Organiser Michael Horovitz reveals the Blur frontman will be a special guest at his Poetry Olympics Enlightenment Marathon...

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