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So there’s a new Avril Lavigne song

Avril Lavigne has grown up. No, not a dodgy Daily Mail headline, but a reaction to her new song Head Above Water. You could say...

Here’s Florence singing Cornflake Girl

Florence and the Machine have covered Tori Amos’ classic Cornflake Girl for a Spotify session and excuse us if we need a...

Stranger Things star to gig in UK

How would you like to see the star of Stranger Things, in person, gigging before you? Okay, not her, but Finn Wolfhard, he...

Wolf Alice explain their Israel Boycott

Wolf Alice are part of an increasing number of artists taking part in the cultural boycott of Israel, and they explained to the...

Kaiser Chiefs announce tour and album

In 2016 Kaiser Chiefs released an album called Stay Together, and you know what, they have, as they’ve just announced a...

Cranberries announce final LP

With a judgement coming from the coroner in the death of Dolores O’Riordan (drowning while intoxicated with alcohol), her...

Details of the inevitable 20th...

Massive Attack’s Mezzanine is a mighty, mighty album, so we don’t mind that we’re going to have to buy it...

New Lana Del Rey: Mariners Apartment Complex

Lana Del Rey is releasing two end of summer songs for us all, and we have the first one. Titled Mariners Apartment Complex,...

The Distillers unveil new song

The Distillers are back!   What, who are they? Cast your mind back fifteen years to when Brody Dalle was all over the...

Nicki Minaj lampoons modern rap with puppets

When Nicki Minaj first released Barbie Dreams she went to lengths to avoid shade: “I only mentioned people in...

Childish Gambino delivers heartfelt Mac...

Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, can always be relied upon to hit the nail on the head, whether he’s being serious or...

The 1975 announce new tour

While they might not be our cup of tea, we’re aware that The 1975 have a sizable following and they’ll want to know...

Life is Beautiful: The Top 5 Acts We Want...

Life is Beautiful isn’t just a declaration of optimistic intent, it’s also a major festival in Las Vegas. For three...

Review: Oh Sees at the Forum

Flip your week…   San Francisco four piece Oh Sees’ guitarist/keyboard player/frontman/main man John Dwyer...

Lily Allen explains why she slept with...

Lily Allen recently rushed out a confession from her last tour, doing so to beat the terrible spin of the Daily Mail. She...

Thom Yorke releases first song from...

That breaking sound you just heard was our afternoon’s coming to a halt as we stopped doing everything to listen to...

Lana Del Rey postpones Israel gig

Lana Del Rey has listened. When an occupied people ask you not to play in the land of your apartheid oppressors, it turns out...

Ozzy: tour dates and retirement wisdom

Ozzy Osbourne is doing a final tour. This doesn’t mean he won’t play one off gigs and shows, just that the current...

Fatboy Slim announces Arena tour

If you’re free in February but you don’t fancy the Ozzy Osbourne dates we’ve mentioned today then why not...

Eminem just dropped a new LP: Kamikaze

The latest act to just produce an album out of nowhere is Eminem, who has dropped an entire new LP overnight. It’s called...

New Muse single streaming inside plus LP...

Muse are releasing a new album, and ‘Simulation Theory’ will be out November 9th. We’re excited, but really...

Lauren Lavern to substitute teacher...

Desert Island Discs is one of the grandparents of mainstream media, and its host for the last twelve years, Kirsty Young, is...

Mark Ronson mashes up Michael Jackson

Today would have been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday, but whether he’d have spent it in prison we’ll never...

Taylor Swift’s deal is about to end: the...

It might be hard to believe, but Taylor Swift is still under the terms of the deal she signed when she was fifteen… and...

Theresa May dances like she’s already...

British Prime Minister Theresa May has taken some time out of not solving the Brexit conundrum to visit South Africa. In a rare...

Sega have done some major necromancy:...

Sorry for the diversion into video games, but your scribe is 41 and spent many hours in his youth playing the Streets of Rage...

Prodigy Announce Tour

As we wait to see if the next Prodigy release is as surprisingly boring as the last one, they’ve announced tours of the...

Big Bang Follow Up: Reason for Show Ending

The decision to end the Big Bang Theory after a final season in 2019 seems to have been greeted mostly with relief, but one...

Kiesza and Phantom Of The Dance Floor

Have you ever wondered what Phantom of the Opera would sound like if it was produced as modern pop? We have, and wonderfully we...

Annoyed Church of Satan feel the need to...

So, curious news, but in a Twitter discussion the Church of Satan, yeah, the actual group calling themselves that clarified...

The Big Bang Theory will end in 2019...

It has been confirmed that the Big Bang Theory will finish in 2019, having notched up 279 episodes of laughing at geek...

Here’s Don McLean and Ed Sheeran singing...

As well as being a fantastic tribute to artist Vincent van Gogh, Don McLean’s Vincent is one of the all time great songs...

Madonna’s Aretha Franklin tribute is all...

Madonna took some time out of presenting an award (‘Video Of The Year’ to Cambila Cabello) to give a tribute to...

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...