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New Foo Fighters Offshoot

We all know Dave Grohl has been in more than a few bands, and his Foo Fighters drummer has also been out recently with a solo...

Jackson Computer Game by Year’s End

Ubisoft, who’ve had a relatively long career in the computer gaming industry, have announced they’ll be putting out...

Adidas, Daft Punk, Shocking Lack of...

Adidas are ready to sell a volcano sized pile of world cup branded merchandise, and they’ve decided to desecrate whatever...

Ryan Adams Digs in his Crates

Fresh from releasing his first metal album, Ryan Adams has announced three more albums worth of releases. The first is a double...

Slash gets flattened, goes like a trooper

When former Guns’n’Roses guitarist Slash was onstage in Italy, he was knocked down by an over excited audience...

Flowers first solo release streaming tonight

Brandon Flowers has been acting like a total cock tease and playing little bits of his forthcoming solo single on his website,...

Skream: Dead Weather don’t get Dubstep

Skream shot to the front rank of dubstep producers with his remix of La Roux’s ‘In For The Kill’, which both...

The Vaselines are back

You can tell how much of an indie nerd someone is by gauging their reaction to the news that The Vaselines are releasing a new...

United Nations of Sound

When you hear the name ‘United Nations of Sound’, you might think it’s some woolly, tree hugging peace...

Pixies Cancel Israel Gig

Grunge spawning alt godfathers the Pixies have cancelled their first ever gig in Israel because of “events beyond our...

Palmer covers Radiohead

Amanda Palmer - ex-Dresden Dolls singer, queen of dark cabaret and one of the leading exhibitionists on Twitter – is to...

Jacko gets 300 Million Dollar Museum?

There’s already at least one museum dedicated to Michael Jackson, but now his family are getting one organized. As...

Abba Tribute Acts under IP Fire

There’s a lot of Abba tribute acts in the world, and many of them have names with Abba somewhere in them (e.g. Abba...

Weezer release US World Cup Song

If any US readers felt shunned when We Are Scientists released a football ‘anthem’ for England, you can rest easy:...

Band has Immigrant Problem

Obviously there’s nothing funny about trafficking people over borders, but if we’re being honest there’s...

The Strokes retire Venison

Last night stars and fans crowded into a small London venue to see what of the indie world’s biggest bands: Venison....

Britain loves the Killers’ Human

It’s taken six months to get the information sorted, but now details of Britain’s ‘most played song’ of...

Thom Yorke: Prophet of Doom

If you’re a young teenager, you might soon have to read ‘The Rax Active Citizen Toolkit’, a school textbook...

Futureheads rope in Fan

The Futureheads campaign to conquer the art rock parts of America nearly came a cropper this week, when a sore throat looked...

We Are Scientists do Footy Song... For...

It seems like everyone is doing a song to tie into the World Cup, but it’s a relief to hear a band with some indie...

Eminem Recovers 2 Weeks Early

When Eminem was writing his ‘Relapse 2’ album, he realized the songs had a totally different tone and feel to the...

Lily Allen bites hand that feeds

Earlier this year pop singer Lily Allen won a Brit award, which is basically Britain’s version of the Grammys. As a...

Jive clings to OutKast and won’t let go

Big Boi, one half of OutKast, is about to release his new solo album on Def Jam. He recently explained why it wasn’t...

Dio inspires Acoustic Adams

Singer songwriter Ryan Adams recently released his take on metal in the form of sci-fi concept album ‘Orion’. But...

Loose Tweets sink Fleets

We’re bookmarking this headline to sell to the government for propaganda use during the next world war, just to let you...

Dandy Warhols Best Of

It’s almost a clear decade since the heyday of the Dandy Warhols, when they were putting out great tracks like ‘Not...

Klaxons pick up new live member

The much delayed Klaxons album is soon to be with us, and the band have decided to expand their number for the forthcoming...

Free Apparatjik EP

Apparatjik are a band featuring the ‘dream’ line up of Coldplay’s Guy Berryman, A-Ha’s Magne Furuholmen...

Ex-Stereophonics man Cable Dies

At the height of their fame, the Stereophonics were essentially a band with two key figures: vocalist Kelly Jones, and wavy...

Dizzee answers sold out accusations

Dizzee Rascal was once one of Britain’s most promising rappers, but over the past year he’s turned into something...

Is MIA getting paranoid?

MIA: outspoken? Yes. Opinionated? Yes. Tin foil hat wearing paranoiac? Very possibly. In a recent magazine interview with...

International Day of Slayer

Do you remember the big internet rumour that so many people put Jedi on the religion section of a census that the state had to...

Orbital’s return includes new music

Six years ago Orbital played their final set at the Glastonbury Festival and then effectively split. This year they’re...

Touts Earning Thirty K a Year?

For some reason, a security group called G4S has done some research into ticket touting, the dubious blokes you see hanging...

Folk Against Fascism

The British National Party is a right wing political group / bunch of bigots who want to expel Muslims and immigrants from...

Goldfrapp merge 80s dance with vampires

We once saw Alison Goldfrapp do an entire gig wearing a fake horses tail, so we expect her music videos to include a certain...

If this wasn’t for charity we’d shred it...

What happens when you get pop rapper Dizzee Rascal, chronically unfunny comedian James Corden, and bland pop mastermind Simon...

Maximum Balloon: 10,000 blogs just...

Will anything get blogs foaming at the mouth faster than news that TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek is releasing a solo...

Fabric For Sale

Fabric turned themselves from being a big London nightclub into an international dance star thanks to their line of mix CDs....

Noel Gallagher looks back without anger

In past interviews, Noel Gallagher has spoken about his experiences with Oasis’ 1997 album ‘Be Here Now’, one...

Dizzee Rascal and err, Marilyn Manson?

Dizzee Rascal’s move from roots rapper to pop dance act has surprised a few people, but that’s nothing compared to...

Lopez and Frusciante Team for Charity Again

Last month two of alternative music’s leading guitar abusers teamed up for a charity album. Named 'Omar Rodriguez...

Campbell and Lanegan to do Third Album

One of indie’s oddest couples are returning for a few rare tour date and a third album. Twee British indie princess...

How to Destroy EP up for Free Download

Ex-Nine Inch Nails Frontman Trent Reznor is trying to change the paradigm again, as the forthcoming EP from his new band is up...

Skeletal 50 Cent Explains All

50 ‘have I mentioned I’ve been shot nine times?’ Cent is known for his muscular physique, so it was a shock...

Richard Cheese Appeals, may be Deluded

If you’ve ever wanted to hear a rock or indie classic sung in a lounge style, Richard Cheese is your man. His blend of...

Major Lazer’s Daggering 101

Dry humping someone in a nightclub might make you look like a dick, but it’s got its own nickname: daggering. Sociologist...

Quitting Panic like 'splitting with...

Last year half of former emo stars Panic at the Disco quit to form a new group. Now one of these, Ryan Ross, has spoken about...

Poison Singer Wins Apprentice

We’ve recently reported sad news about ex-Poison singer Bret Michaels, from his recent trips into hospital with a brain...

MIA puts out diss track

As MIA continues to prove that she can dish it out but can’t take it, she’s stopped acting like a twelve year old...

The Cribs use Keyboards

Alright, so that headline isn’t up there with ‘Bob Dylan plugs in an electric guitar’, but it’s still a...

Limp Bizkit cancel tour over seating

If you were unlucky enough to have tickets to Limp Bizkit’s forthcoming US tour, you’re going to have to...

Germany Wins Eurovision, Feels Wanted

No one should take the Eurovision song contest seriously, but in 2008, after Germany was largely ignored in the scoring, German...

Ash’s Slasher Film Rereleased

In 2002 former teenage prodigies Ash made a homemade slasher film on a cheap camcorder. It was filmed behind the scenes of a...

Want to sleep in a Jacko Museum?

Ever since Michael Jackson’s untimely death, it’s been inevitable there’d be some sort of permanent...

Eurovision Curbed by the Economy

If you’re one of our non-European readers, you might not be aware of the Eurovision song contest. It’s largely as...

Arcade Fire talk Suburbs’

If you’re one of those people who love reading deeply into the meaning of songs, Arcade Fire have just done all your...

MIA has Hissy Fit, Tweets Journo’s Phone...

For someone who goes out of their way to appear provocative, MIA has revealed something of a thin skin. The New York Times...

Did Hayley Williams get Hacked?

Last night a generation of ‘thinking they’re alternative but actually into mainstream pop’ fans had one of...

Rage Organize Boycott of Arizona

The US state of Arizona recently passed a set of ham fisted laws aimed at stopping illegal immigration. Basically, police in...

Some New Faces for the Faces

Classic rockers the Faces are touring again, but they’ve got some surprising new names on board. Their singer Rod Stewart...

Grinderman Return, go Camp

Nick Cave’s Grinderman side project is returning for more dates and a new album, which is great news for anyone who likes...

Arcade Fire White Labels out there

This evening radio DJ Zane Lowe gave the first radio plays of the new Arcade Fire record. If you’re handy with the blogs,...

Gorillaz Replace U2 at Glasto

When U2 announced they had to withdraw from this year’s Glastonbury because of back issues, the search was on for a...

Liam Gallagher’s band gets a new name

When Noel Gallagher walked out of Oasis last year, his brother (and singer) Liam Gallagher declared he’d still be making...

Weller to Stream gig Online

If you’re fans of the Jam or singer Paul Weller’s later solo work (or even if you’re one of the rare few who...

The Paris Riots - Live at Liverpool Sound...

The Paris Riots have arrived in Liverpool. Lead singer Toby Connor is a brilliant lead singer, taking over the front room of...

Who’ll Save Glastonbury?

U2 were due to headline the Glastonbury Festival, but last week singer Bono had to have surgery on a serious back problem. Two...

Slipknot Bassist Found Dead

Paul Grey, the bassist for metal’s finest mask wearers Slipknot,has been found dead. He was 38. The body was discovered...

US over counter sales slump

According to statistics released by SoundScan, last week 5.3 million albums were sold over the counter in the US. This might...

Brand and Barat: Together

A band combining Marmite comedian Russell Brand and a member of the Libertines brings up the terrible image of Pete Doherty....

Dead Weather do Vinyl Secrets

Back in the days when vinyl duked it out with cassette, people used to hide things in the run out grooves and middles of...

Surprising Sales Figures?

The NARM conference, a gathering of music industry types, has revealed some interesting statistics about record sales in 2009:...

Just get over it Keane

This week Keane celebrated their fourth number one album in Britain, which begs the question “who exactly is buying this...

Metallica man remembers Dio

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich was once the poster boy for bands suing fans who’d downloaded their albums, although he...

Marilyn Manson for Slasher Movie

What sort of movie do you think Marilyn Manson would star in? Well, we’ve seen his cameo in Jawbreaker, and that was a...

It’s the Internet: Inevitable Furry Music...

Sometimes we feel a little bit sorry for furries – wearers of life size anthropomorphic animal costumes – because...

Talent Show Judge attacks Talent Show...

We’ve done our fair share of criticising talent(less) show barnpot Susan Boyle, but we have to defend her on this one....

Ryan Adams and the sci-fi metal album

Metal has always had an overblown, fantastic element within it, so Ryan Adam’s new project should fit in well. The former...

Ivor Novello Spins in Grave

The Ivor Novello awards are named after one of the finest early practitioners of the popular song, and used to be a fairly...

Now Bret Michaels has a Stroke

Former Poison singer and latter day reality TV star Bret Michaels recently suffered a brain haemorrhage which almost killed...

Black Keys Fight over Women (Video)

The new Black Keys video is out, and they’ve put together another slyly amusing piece. We start by following two children...

Broken Bells will do a Second Album

Great news indie fans, Broken Bells will be doing a second album. James Mercer, the half of Broken Bells whose day job is indie...

Elvis Costello in Protest at Israel

Geek rock survivor Elvis Costello has cancelled two gigs in Israel because he can’t, in all conscience, play in the...

REM reissue Fables

REM are going to release a special edition of their third studio album ‘Fables of the Reconstruction’ to celebrate...

Lou Reed to play for Dogs. Really.

There are some things you really can’t make up. One is Velvet Underground legend Lou Reed hosting a high pitched concert...

McCartney: Beatles would win Idol and X...

One of the criticisms levelled at television talent shows is that classic bands from ages past would never have made it, just...

Glastonbury Announce 2011 Headliner?

Traditionally, you only announce who’s headlining your next festival, but Glastonbury has announced someone’s who...

Tired Pony Supergroup to tackle dark...

Alright, if we said ‘Gary Lightbody and other members of Snow Patrol have formed an indie supergroup!’, you might...

Today’s Crimes against Music include...

A few years ago, two stand up comedians teamed with a bland songwriter to produce ‘Three Lions’, a song about...