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New Jacko Album causes Controversy

When Michael Jackson died, it was reported he’d left over a hundred unreleased songs to provide a legacy for his...

Legendary Bristol venue re-opens: SupaJam...

The grassroots music scene has taken a hammering in recent years with many of our best-loved small venues turned over to the...

Katy Perry's Hypocrisy Grows

Katy Perry’s parents are both Christian pastors, and when it suits her she likes to get on her high horse about religion....

Gilliam: Arcade Fire 'saved me from...

Last week visionary film director Terry Gilliam oversaw a live webcast by Arcade Fire. If it looked a little strange on paper...

Seattle's Art Festival shits on your Art...

I live in a town that has a regular Arts Festival, but it’s totally shat on by the new Seattle City Arts Festival line up...

SEASIDE STEVE SONGS FOR JENNY

Q. So where did the title Jennifer Joy come from and who is she, does Jenny really exist or is it fictional ? A. Steve says...

House records blues album

If you’re in Britain, you probably know Hugh Laurie as the posh comedy buffoon who featured in greats like Blackadder and...

Pink Floyd give Protest Song Permission

Two exiled Iranian brothers have taken Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ and rewritten the lyrics to...

Scooter Rally scrapes barrel with Kaiser...

On August 14th British Scooter clubs – a Scooter is the bike you own if you’re scared of motorcycles – have...

Best Coast are jealous of Klaxon’s cat

Given that the internet is 49% porn and 49% cats, it was inevitable that one of our feline overlords would become an alt. star....

Jack White calls famous crowd MoFos

The pressure of working on six thousand separate projects appears to have finally hit Jack White. On Wednesday his Dead Weather...

Bruce Dickinson: Tickets too Expensive

Iron Maiden wrote the most popular British song about Americans conquering land from the Natives…alright, the only...

Wycelf Announces Haitian Presidential Bid

If you’ve been reading Supajam for the past few weeks, you’ll know of the rumour that former Fugees rapper Wyclef...

Weezer sign with Epitaph

Since its creation by members of Bad Religion, Epitaph records have risen and fallen in the cool stakes. The latest stage of...

Kanye now annoying people at random

If there’s two things Kanye West has proved good at, it’s making music and really annoying people. Now he’s...

Dre to do Planets concept album

An album with a track dedicated to each of the planets of the solar system, using instrumentals to portray their supposed...

Can we petition Lily Allen into Maternity...

The big headline in all the tabloids is that pop mockney Lily Allen is pregnant.  She and partner Sam Cooper are said to...

Richey Edwards' Life to be Novelized

Richey Edwards was the intelligent, passionate rabble rouser in the Manic Street Preachers, and his disappearance in 1995 saw...

The Chapman Family are not a cult

You really should watch this short documentary... Over the past couple of years, England’s Chapman Family have put out a...

Bad Religion hit 30 with 15th album

Bad Religion formed in California in 1979, when punk – and the band – were still young and definitely still angry....

Blogs hosting 'In Rainbows' attacked by RIAA

Back in 2007 Radiohead tried to change the way music was distributed by allowing fans to pay as much, or as little, as they...

New Kings of Leon in October?

When Kings of Leon first broke onto the scene, would anyone have looked at their four heavily hirsute faces and predicted...

Les Savy Fav act Quickly to Beat Torrents

‘Root for Ruin’, the fifth album from Les Savy Fav, started appearing on illegal torrent sites last week, a full...

Ashcroft Quits Gig after 1 Tune

Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft cancelled his set at the ‘Splendour in the Grass’ festival in Australia this...

Morrissey's Wedding Advice: Predictably...

We’ve haven’t covered the impending nuptials between Katy ‘promoting a homophobic insult’ Perry and...

Beady Eye don’t lack confidence, just...

‘Beady Eye’ was chosen by ex-Oasis singer Liam Gallagher to be the name of his new band. That right there is an...

N-Dubz singer reveals battle with mental...

There’s a danger that the other two in N-Dubz will get overshadowed by the repellent antics of prize twat Dappy. But...

Animal Collective man’s solo album

That sound you just heard was ten thousand snobbish music blogs ejaculating. Animal Collective’s Avey Tare (or Dave...

Vampire Weekend inspired by True Blood?

It was only a matter of time before a band named ‘Vampire’ Weekend managed to say something connected with the...

Jay Z spoof storms YouTube

If we say the words Welsh and rapper, you may be running and hiding at the thought of Goldie Lookin’ Chain’s...

Klaxons talk cats. Space cats.

As you know, Vampire Weekend recently got in trouble for featuring a less than willing cover star. Now Klaxons have come out to...

TV Talent show gets sued. Sadly will stay...

Anyone who’s watched the auditions section of Britain’s Got Talent knows what’s going to happen: a few people...

Kings of Leon quit gig... over pigeon poo

For once it wasn’t the audience throwing things that were the problem for Kings of Leon. You see, the Verizon...

Pendulum pledge to play Final Countdown

Frequently dissed dance /rock crossover specialists Pendulum have a treat in store for the crowd at the Sonisphere Festival...

Ozzy regrets the Osbournes even more than us

From 2002 to 2005 MTV made an addled rock star and his neurotic family stars of a reality show. This was the Osbournes, and it...

Gorillaz Stream Groundbreaking Gig

Amazingly, given the global reach of music, Gorillaz became the first British band to play a gig in Damascus, the capital of...

Kanye no longer doing a 'Good Ass Job'

Kanye West’s fifth album is coming out in September, and he’s currently trying to persuade the world that...

Die Antwoord lass offered next big film role

Die Antwoord are a South African rap project placed somewhere between crude internet cresting comedy meme and culture skewing...

The Spyro releases their debut single

The Spyro, up and coming masters of Findie Rock releases their debut single We're The Libertines, including songs Waterfall and...

Manics rope in Michael Sheen

Michael Sheen is one of the great underappreciated actors. He’s done strangely chameleon like stints as Tony Blair...

MIA slates Gaga, Winfrey and offers free gig

This week we got to see both sides of talented firebrand MIA. On the one hand we saw her childish petulance and apparent...

The Klaxons at last come out of their...

Yup finally the wait is over. The Klaxons have at last released some new material. The band who's Debut album 'Myths Of...

Nick Cave to rewrite the Crow?

The Crow is either a laughably over the top mock-goth wankfest or a suitably brooding tribute to the star who died while...

Emmy tries, fails, to be imaginative

Emmy the Great’s first album had an awful lot of songs where you’d think ‘hmm, I wonder if she’s...

Wyclef for President?

In an idle moment, you may wonder what happened to Wyclef Jean, the talented but non-racist member of the Fugees (as opposed to...

Arcade Fire enlist Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam is the former Monty Python animator who’s made a name by directing a string of highly imaginative, if...

Elton John helps Eminem

Because of the content of his lyrics, Eminem has been dogged with accusations of homophobia throughout his career. He recently...

Broken Social Scene endorse fan made video

We’ll be honest, Pitchfork ran with the political angle, but to us the most amazing thing about this story is that a band...

Actor's Hip Hop Odyssey comes to Film

When previously successful film actor Joaquin Phoenix announced his retirement from the screen in 2008 to concentrate on a...

Manic's Man wants to do Doctor Who

The comeback of Doctor Who, which saw a much derided Saturday afternoon kids TV show miraculously bought back to coolness,...

Gorillaz to tour the world

It appears Gorillaz have taken the nautical theme and sailor’s hats seriously, and are about to embark on a world tour....

Killers to record with Tom Jones

Former sex bomb and still swinging oldie Tom Jones recently earned the ire of his record label by putting out a set of serious,...

Love Parade will never be held again?

The death toll of people crushed to death when panic broke out at Germany’s Love Parade has risen to eighteen. Police are...

U2 biggest earners of 2010

Forbes have put out their list of the biggest earning bands of 2010, and U2 top it despite having had to cancel a slew of gigs...

15 Dead at Germany’s Love Parade

Germany’s ‘Love Parade’ is a massive festival of dance music, which used to be held in Berlin until the...

Wiley explains 203 song giveaway

Recently ‘Wearing my Rolex’ rapper Wiley managed to shock his fans – and a fair few music executives –...

Lydon slags off funeral he didn’t even...

John Lydon is no stranger to controversy – indeed he seems to have a pathological need to cause it – and now...

Courtney Love: kooks don’t get sex

If you started your career as a female rock icon and ended it talking about the condition of your hair, that marks a pretty sad...

Contra Model Speaks about Lawsuit

Vampire Weekend are having to keep quiet about the lawsuit from the woman on the cover of their recent album, but that...

Pumpkins organise Medina Lake Benefit

When Medina Lake bassist Matthew Leone tried to prevent a husband beating his wife he received the beating himself, and had to...

Broken Bells do understated Sci-Fi Video

Sci-fi nerds: Christina Hendricks has gone back to space for the new Broken Bells video! Everyone else: the red haired...

Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Reunion

Exciting news if you’re nearing retirement or have an interest in music released earlier than 2001: Brian Wilson is to...

Plan B’s reversion to rap rejected

Plan B’s transformation from extremely angry rapper to smooth soul singer is probably the surprise of the year (well,...

Arcade Fire to stream gig online

The indie world is gearing up for the release of Suburbs, Arcade Fire’s third album. What better way to promote this than...

Tea companies want Gaga endorsement?

According to the Sun newspaper, all the major British tea manufacturers have approached Lady Gaga to help them advertise their...

The XX are decent people

Yesterday The XX were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. This is one of the most credible awards in Britain, although...

Metallica: Documentary was 'Stupid'

The ‘Some Kind of Monster’ documentary filmed heavy metal masters Metallica as they recorded their early noughties...

Mercury Shortlist Announced

The Mercury Music Prize is supposed to go to the best British album of the past year, and winning can have a major effect on...

Vampire Weekend talk about being sued

Last week, the cover star of Vampire Weekend’s second album sued them for a cool two million dollars, alleging that the...

FIB 2010: Full Review

Yup! So getting out of bed for giving the daily FIB review was never gonna be easy -  "why don't you just combine...

Amy Winehouse back in January

Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black’ album bought a (sold out) soulfulness back to mainstream pop and shifted a...

Pink Floyd Reunion is Piffling

In some quarters of the web, Pink Floyd fans are besides themselves in joy at the thought of former bandmates Roger Waters and...

2 Teenagers Raped at Latitude?

What on earth is happening at British festivals this year? First two people are nearly murdered at T in the Park, and now two...

Boyband stars do Brokeback Mountain?

Normally the news that one barely talented ex boy band star whose career was never the same after he ditched his songwriter has...

Tom Jones gets blasted, blasts back

Good old Tom Jones, he may be seventy but he can still put on a hell of a gig for your parents, and he’s even confidant...

Alice Glass punches molester

You shouldn’t be molesting anybody, but certainly not Crystal Castle’s singer Alice Glass because she’ll kick...

Arab Strap get great rereleases,...

Right from their first single in the middle of the 1990s to their break up in 2006, Arab Strap peddled a form of lo-fi,...

Outkast plan to jump you. In a nice way.

We all know the frustration of an album being pushed back, and back (and in the case of Lil Wayne, so far back it was...

No Snoop, Beckham is not a good reviewer

One candidate for this week’s strangest musical couple is Snoop Dogg and David Beckham, the whiny voiced, underpant...

Muse: Twilight gig was 'selling their souls'

If you’ve missed the Twilight saga, then you’ve missed one of the world’s most convoluted chastity metaphors....

FIB Review: Day 1

We always  knew getting in at 6.30 in the morning was going to lead to this review being posted up late... Day 1 I know...

Guided by Voices doing full tour

If the announcement by Robert Pollard that late eighties / nineties indie heroes Guided by Voices were reuniting for a one off...

Review Kele T in The Park Festival, Balado

“I used to play...I still do…in a band called Bloc Party”, Kele Okereke corrects himself to yelps from his...

Vampire Weekend: Getting Sued

The mysterious ad campaign for Vampire Weekend’s sophomore album involved an unnamed woman being plastered across parts...

T Murder Follow Up, plus New Appeal

After appealing for eyewitnesses and camera footage of two attempted murders at the T in the Park festival, Tayside Police have...

MAX POWER Magazine presents Ouzo the band...

MAX POWER Magazine presents Ouzo the band VS The B Bug - Need for speed ! A musical circuit of the two bands on one CD! only...

317 GHOST BAR Closing Summer Party with...

Saturday 31st of July, Ouzo the band Live at Ghost House Bar Closing Summer Party (Ghost House - downstairs - Lepeniotou 26,...

Florence goes back to 'Primary School'

Our first exposure to Florence and the Machine was small acoustic gigs, so her hyper produced – but still album of the...

Lydon: Butter buffoonery equals new records?

John Lydon used to be the lead singer of the epoch changing cultural napalm which was the Sex Pistols, a band who sang about...

Laura Marling covers Needle

Fans of Laura Marling’s passionate but modern folk have already been very excited by the news she’s putting out a...