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Lana Del Rey tries to defend herself for...

There is a group of musicians who feel strongly enough about playing in an institutionally racist apartheid state that they...

The Eagles dethrone Michael Jackson

For years Michael Jackson held the title of best selling album in the USA, with Thriller. Now, however, that title is gone and...

RIP Jill Janus who has committed suicide

Sadly we have to report another death, and that’s Jill Janus of Huntress. She has committed suicide aged just 43.  ...

RIP Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has sadly died aged 76. The family have released confirmation that she died of pancreatic cancer,...

The new Cat Power song has Lana Del Rey...

Cat Power has a new song out and the twist is Lana Del Rey is doing the backing vocals… okay it’s not much of a...

100s of BBC Podcasts now on Spotify

The BBC have been putting out great podcasts for a long time now, and hundreds have now appeared on streaming service Spotify....

90s Children Beware: B Witched are going...

Perky Irish pop group B*Witched burned brightly for a few months then vanished, and sadly they haven’t stayed that...

Ticketmaster to shut its resale sites

Nobody likes ticket scalping, and Ticketmaster had faced a growing anger over the fact tickets which sold out in seconds on its...

Simpsons and Family Guy going to the big...

First: the good news. Fox is developing a new Simpsons movie, a Family Guy movie and a Bob’s Burgers movie, with all...

Madonna is officially old: she thinks new...

You know how your gran said all your music sounded the same when it clearly didn’t? Well Madonna is now officially old...

Snoop Dogg the Musical: Really

Snoop Dogg will star and sing his hits in a musical based on his life called Redemption of a Dogg. Really.   Penned by...

Here’s Deadpool’s Baby Hitler scenes

In the Deadpool movie release, a pair of scenes about the time travelling anti-hero and baby Hitler were cut… bad...

6 Music Changes: Lavern gets Breakfast...

Big changes to the lineup of BBC 6 Music, and they’re intriguing. Lauren Lavern gets all the headlines as she takes over...

The Oscars to create new category for...

Given a 19% fall in viewing figures and constant accusations of cultural blindness, the Oscars have shaken things up by...

Wolf Alice are going on Hiatus but be...

After their current touring cycle Wolf Alice are having a party and then a hiatus before album number 3.    The band...

Report shows how poorly paid musicians...

Citigroup have published a report into the finances of the music industry called ‘Putting the Band Back Together’,...

Aphex Twin advert axed over epilepsy fears

Adult Swim was supposed to be showing a five minute advert / film for a new Aphex Twin release, but it was axed and relegated...

Adam Levine attacks MTV over snubbing...

If you’re going to criticise MTV for their VMA nominations, you’ve got a fertile piece of ground, so rich in fact...

OAPs Sneak out of Nursing Home to attend...

Wacken Open Air bills itself as the biggest metal festival in the world, so if you like metal and you’re near you have to...

Interpol announce two in store promo shows

Have you ever wanted to get very close to Interpol? Legally? The band have just announced two intimate in store promo shows to...

Streaming is Killing Music Piracy

The bottom has fallen out of the music piracy market, and streaming is the answer. YouGov is a market research agency which...

Matty Healy is pretty arrogant in new quotes

Matty Healy, frontman of the 1975 and NME frottage hero, has been giving interviews ahead of a new album and wow, he’s...

Andrew Lincoln reveals why he left the...

Andrew Lincoln’s decision to leave the Walking Dead had some weird timing. He’d been the star of the show since it...

Bangor Maine Police Issue Comedy...

Three cheers for whoever in the Bangor Maine Police Department wrote an explanation as to why they cuffed Marilyn Manson at one...

Nostalgia Tornado: Weezer open gig by...

Weezer are touring again, and to kick things off they set nostalgia on fire by taking to the stage in a complete recreation of...

Here’s new Interpol

While the new Interpol single sounds like them, there’s a definite raw quality to it instead of the stately doom...

Today's LOL: Russian 'soldiers' guard...

When Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was destroyed last week, a group of geniuses dressed as Russian...

Woman Festival: musicians are put off UK...

As the UK plunges ever further off a cliff of our own making called Brexit, there’s still a little bit of time before we...

Rosanne says she’s not racist, just a...

Rosanne was fired from her eponymous sitcom in May for making a racist remark, which proved the cherry on a very large cake of...

Neverworld: want some fun in the sun?

Has the glorious summer weather made you dream of being at a festival? It has us, we’ve got some good news for you:...

Here are the Mercury Prize nominees

So the nominees for the 2018 Mercury Music Prize are out and… it feels to us like there’s more high profile...

Here are the Mercury Music Prize judges...

The Mercury Music Prize celebrates the best albums of the past year and it’s always been a strange mixture in a world...

London’s Night Tsar tries to apologise...

It looked a good idea: a London Mayor appointing someone dedicated to saving the destruction of nightlife in the face of...

New organiser promises safe, spectacular...

Carnival Village Trust’s subsidiary, Notting Hill Carnival Ltd (NHCL), the official organiser of Carnival 2018, which...

October 13th is National Album Day

It feels like every day of the year is a national day of something and joining Earth Day and Tomato Sauce Day (only one of this...

Frances Cobain explains why she quotes...

Frances Bean Cobain has opened up to the Irish Independent about the impact of Kurt’s suicide on her, and obviously it...

Taylor Swift and Ian McKellen to star in...

Cats has been a very long running musical about the internet’s favourite animal and now it’s getting a star studded...

New Prodigy LP announced and new single...

The world is getting a new Prodigy LP, although not for a few months. We’ll have to wait till November 2nd for ‘No...

Noel Gallagher hires musicians based on...

Touring can destroy a band, as living in someone’s pockets for several weeks (if not months) takes your relationship and...

Dennis Rodman offers to take Kanye to...

One of the unlikeliest friendships in the world is the completely fake interest Kim Jong Un of North Korea has with Dennis...

Oh just an open shirted statue of Jeff...

A TV company decided the best way to promote itself was to create a huge statue of Jeff Goldblum, in an open shirted pose from...

Metric give us a video for Dark Saturday

It’s a bit lazy to just put a huge quote in a news story, but when Metric have perfectly explained the point behind their...

Dia De Los Deftones is the Deftones own...

We didn’t know we needed a festival curated by the Deftones, but now there is one we’re intriqued. Yes, Dia De Los...

Childish Gambino liked London’s Trump...

Given that Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, is making some of the most intelligent and aware culture in a range of genres...

The new Father John Misty video is what...

Date Night is a cut from Father John Misty’s new album God’s Favorite Customer, and the new video is a psychedelic...

Here’s how Charlie Brooker’s writing team...

When Charlie Brooker’s satirical round up of 2017 was cancelled because he was busy with (many) other projects, the world...

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson team for...

Even thought Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are long past their best and now pastiches of themselves, they can still make good...

Childish Gambino has arrived with some...

  This Is America is an absolute banger, but the weather has changed since then and Britain is in the middle of a long,...

Trent Reznor just summed up comment sections

Trent Reznor has had more than his fair share of run ins with internet using fans, and he was once a dominant presence on...

Some people have only just heard Steel...

Steel Panther have been running their 80s hair metal meets 70s porn film pastiche for a few years now, and basically all their...

DJ Khaled angers fans with some holiday...

Dk Khaled had been due to headline Wireless Festival, but his performance was cancelled at the last minute and none other than...

John Lydon scattered a fan’s ashes at his...

What do you want to happen to your body when you die? Apart from being found quickly by a dog walker obviously. Well, one...

Pusha T: MAGA hats are this generations...

Pusha T has been clear about what Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again hats mean to him: he told the Guardian they are...

Nicholas Cage is voicing Spiderman

We’ve seen this piece of news reported as ‘Nic Cage is playing Spiderman’, but while that’s technically...

Stormzy launches his own line of books

Stormzy already has his own record label and music festival, both called #Merky, and now they’re being joined by a...

Funko and Blink 182 throw major shade

Oh great, we thought, Blink 182 are getting their own range of Funko Pops. Your scribe loves the Funko designs and has a range,...

Jar Jar Binks actor nearly committed...

When Phantom Menace came out, Star Wars fans enjoyed tearing into Jar Jar Binks, and he became a huge figure of fun and an...

Insane Clown Posse makeup confuses facial...

Insane Clown Posse are well known for the makeup of them and their fans, the Juggalos. Predominantly black and white, it cakes...

Trump’s trade war is threatening Moog

As Donald Trump destroys America’s position in the world and commences a trade war, one iconic music company has spoken...

Now that Morrissey is a right wing...

Morrissey is a man who didn’t just take his legacy and ruin it, he picked up a beautiful body of songs and then smeared...

Censored by the police, Drill music finds...

Drill music found itself under attack by authority a few weeks ago, when the police conspired with YouTube to delete a series...

Black Deer Festival round up review

Last weekend, Black Deer freed Country and America at their first ever festival. Sarah Darling, Jess and the Bandits, as well...

Danny Dyer’s Brexit Analysis is swearily...

Imagine, if you will, a situation where Piers Morgan and Jeremy Corbyn are on a programme tackling world issues, but so is...

Black Deer Festival - Sarah Darling

A Black Deer Interview with Sarah Darling.   Last weekend, I was honored to interview Country Star Sarah Darling and get...

Belly Review by Nic Howden

Watching David Byrne shred the performance rulebook with his American Utopia show meant resurgent Rhode Islanders,...

Black Deer Festival: Early Bird Tickets...

If you’ve been following the Black Deer Festival across these pages, you’ll know this new event celebrated...

Young Fathers invited back to festival...

It takes a brave band to criticise the apartheid policy of Israel, a state that is currently engaged in the mass murder of...

Frightened Rabbit bandmate and brother...

Grant Hutchison wasn’t just in a band with Scott Hutchinson, they were brothers. Now Grant has given his first interview...

Tulisa beats Will I Am in court

Does anyone remember N-Dubz? There’s no reason why you should, but they spawned singer and contest judge Tulisa....

The singles chart is still going and now...

In a world of ever changing media consumption, the idea of a chart which records the most purchased songs is long outdated, as...

Photo's from Day 1 at Black Deer Festival

As some of you know , our amazing SupaJam students had been running their own stage at this years Black Deer Festival. This has...

The Wandering Hearts Live at Black Deer

  London based rising country folk act The Wandering Hearts took to the second stage yesterday at this years Black Deer...

RIP Pantera co-founder Vinnie Paul

Sad news on the metal scene today as a representative of Pantera has confirmed drummer and co-founder Vinnie Paul has died....

Black Deer Festival kicks up a storm

  As the Black Deer gate opened festival goers flooded in and the talented did to. The sun is out and that can only mean...

Disney pauses work on Star Wars spin-offs

Solo: A Star Wars Story hasn’t done very well as a cultural shift has taken place, turning the IP from something...

Gotti takes back the PR Rotten Tomatoes...

Rotten Tomatoes has had a PR gaining field day by giving Tom Travolta’s Gotti a 0% grade, with the inexplicably...

Alan Sugar ensures we now have to clarify...

Apprentice boss and businessman Alan Sugar has criticised Britain’s Labour party for a perceived Anti-Semitism problem,...

Will Ferrell to make Eurovision comedy

Netflix has announced a deal with Will Ferrell to write and star in a comedy about the Eurovision Song Contest.   ...

Billy Corgan speaks out against suicide

After a string of musicians have committed suicide, Billy Corgan has spoken about his own battles and why killing yourself is...

SZA announces she will make a recovery

When SZA cancelled gigs because of swollen vocal cords people feared the worst. Would she ever be able to perform again?...

As I Lay Dying try and defend comeback

As I Lay Dying are trying to mount a comeback, and they face an uphill struggle because their returning singer tried to have...

Chris Cornell’s daughter publishes duet...

Chris Cornell committed suicide in May 2017, and the Soundgarden and Audioslave singer is greatly missed. Now his daughter has...

Convicted murderer and Eastenders actor...

In 1966 Leslie Grantham shot and killed a taxi driver during a robbery in Germany; he was convicted of murder and served ten...

Meet Supajam Alumni Thoma

We’ve spoken about how students of the Supajam educational programme are curating a stage at Black Deer Festival, and now...

Call Me By Your Name soundtrack is...

Call Me By Your Name: modern classic. The soundtrack is just as good, and it’ll be coming out on vinyl…  ...

Young Fathers kicked off German Festival...

The BDS Movement is a peaceful boycott by cultural groups who think Israeli’s apartheid state and murdering of protestors...

18 year old threatened with prison over...

People of my generation had an easier life, because when we got annoyed with people at school we wrote shitty poetry in a...

Robert Smith: goth was a pantomime he...

The Cure’s Robert Smith is one of the most famous goth musicians of all time. His look, his music, his approach: he...

As I Lay Dying Comeback: friendly...

As I Lay Dying are attempting a comeback, and many in the metal community appear to have forgiven them for past indiscretions,...

Spiritualised make triumphant return

Jason Pierce once said the next Spiritualised album would be his last, so it’s with some trepidation we bring you the...