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Rufus Wainwright sings about Sister?

Rufus Wainwright, the thrusting young star of the theatrical pop crossover, is releasing a new album this April. Unlike his...

Sound and Fury is Coming To London

& Fury in a way like never before. Sound

Indie Acts Win a few Brits

The Brits awards are Britain’s answer to the Grammys, only without the worldwide impact. They were once such a terrible...

People are getting killed over Karaoke

Karaoke is usually just drunk people who can’t even sing sober belting out songs you’ve heard a million times...

Jesus says 'give up for your iPod for Lent'

Lent, for our non-Christian readers, is a period of fasting and reflection before the celebration/ commemoration of Easter,...

Blink 182 Drummer teams with Slipknot Singer

We’re not going to joke too much about Blink 182’s drummer Travis Barker and his solo work, because he did survive...

Love Slates Brit Music Scene, and we...

You might expect a news story headlined ‘Courtney Love slates British music scene’ to try and come up with some...

Watch The Strokes in the Studio

The rumours of splits and disagreements are over, and the Strokes are back recording in the studio. Now you can see them...

Limp Bizkit jump on Daft Punk Bandwagon

Trendy people knew about Daft Punk well over a decade ago, and even Kanye West has learnt about them, liked them, sampled them...

Bombay Bicycle Club Unplug

At least one band are breaking the trend for rereleasing your album at the end of its sales cycle with just one or two extra...

White Stripes: The Ballet

We’ll be honest: the ballet featured in this article isn’t new, it premiered in London in 2006. But Supajam...

Kaiser Chiefs got bored, so now they’re...

When Ricky Wilson isn’t busy guest presenting radio shows the BBC, he’s supposed to be a musician. But he was...

Noel Gallagher can’t have day in court

In 2008, Oasis were performing a gig in Toronto when Danny Sullivan, a random punter, attacked Noel and broke three of his...

Fan Power forces Ozzy Rethink

When Ozzy Osbourne, the self titled Prince of Darkness (and generally addled old rocker), released the title for his new album,...

Paramore guitarist drops 'rock' for wedding

The rock touring cycle can be tough if you’re a popular band and going round the world; it can be especially draining on...

Death Row 'Forgot About Dre'

Yes, we’ve been waiting for a chance to use that line since the single came out about fifty years ago. Now, if there used...

Hole Gig Cancelled due to Riot

Yeah, you’re thinking after reading that headline, these Hole fans are taking the comeback a bit too far. But while a...

Rage ATM Free Gig Details

When Facebook campaigners and a British media pleased to get one back on Simon Cowell pushed the Rage Against the Machine for...

John Mayer Apologizes for using the N...

The basic rule of twenty first century life is you’re not, rightly, allowed to use racial slurs. If you do, you have to...

Warner Pulls out of Free Streaming

Advert supported free streaming sites were supposed to be the future of music, especially after their apps made it to phones,...

The Doups Confirmed To Play Canadian...

The Doups, who finished in the Top 5 of Supajam´s Fast Track to FIB 2009 have been confirmed to play Canadian Music Week in...

Blogger Targets MP3 Blogs

Did you get some of your new music from a blog run on Blogger? You might not be able to anymore, as the Google run service has...

Gwar take on Bonnaroo

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is being held in mid June this year in Tennessee, but we’re guessing you’re...

Black Daniel Remix Competition

Have you always wanted to do a remix? Do you think remixes are easy and you’d be able to challenge the experts? Do you...

Jacko’s Family Convinced of Conspiracy

As Dr. Conrad Murray has been charged with the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson – basically accidentally...

Everybody Hurts video premiers here

Now normally us folk at Supajam are a bunch of hard hearted and cynical gits - especially when it comes down to charity singles...

Futureheads to sing about war 'positively'

Everyone’s favourite British art rockers Futureheads are back, with an album out in April and a new tour. Speaking to...

Air Force steal White Stripes Song?

The Super Bowl adverts are causing controversy, and not just the sexist car one or the anti-abortion one. The White Stripes...

We Are Scientists Return with Razorlight...

If you buy into the great rock cliché used by NME as an excuse to justify rudeness and general thuggery, you probably...

Liam Attacks Gingers

You, rightfully, can’t mock anyone for their skin colour anymore. Or their religion. So why is it acceptable to take the...

Jared Leto's Bomb Scare

While fans of Jared Leto’s musical arm Thirty Seconds to Mars were grouped in Hollywood for a documentary screening,...

Britain Reaches Musical Nadir

Britain produced the Beatles. Britain produced the Stones. Now Britain has produced tv talent show puppets John and Edward, who...

Who are the Scottish Band of the Decade’

Biffy Clyro have been one of the surprise acts of recent years, a group who were a few albums into their career before some...

Black Grape Reforms

The craze for bands reforming has reached the post-baggy era, and Black Grape, Shaun Ryder’s follow up to his Happy...

Taylor Confusion Cancels Concert

Taylor Swift’s sappy line in countrified pop has a lot of young fans who would happily rush to see her play. So when the...

Amnesty Campaign for Missing Music Journos

And now, something pretty bloody serious. Earlier this month two Iranian music journalists  - Behrang Tonekaboni and...

Chili Peppers Unveil New Guitarist (Video)

Late last year it was reported that once troubled guitar master John Frusciante had left funk-rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers,...

Noel to start Solo Career for Charity

Noel Gallagher has played solo shows before, but he’s now announced his first since Oasis officially split. He’s...

Cypress Hill Release Trailer, Aim to Save...

There was a time when music videos where simply promotional tools for music, before the videos became almost movies in...

Glasto Asks Bans Flags?’

Yesterday we reported on how Download became the latest festival to ban flags, and resisted the temptation to explain how we...

Hot Web Cast - Tonight

With the release of their new album 'One Life Stand' last Monday, Hot Chip have announced that their gig tonight,...

Cobain and Love’s Daughter Sings

 Given that the US is supposed to be the home of political correctness, we’re amazed that former Dresden Doll and...

Doherty 'an antillectual, egotistical...

Not our words, but part of a rant posted online by the Subway’s Billy Lunn. The alleged behavior of Pete Doherty and...

Men At Work guilty of plagiarism

That's right! The song "Down Under" that drove us all criminally insane in the early 80's (and still...

Now Download ban flags, even from your arse.

Flags at festivals: ways to stand out of the crowd and spread some much needed humour and local charm, or bloody annoying ego...

Arcade Fire Sell Out for Charity

Licensing your music for major sports events can be a money spinner, but is generally considered on a par with selling out to...

Fall out Boy Split?

A set of quotes by the two leading members of Fall Out Boy suggest the emo act may have split. Which might cause more than a...

Garbage to Return?

With their last album released in 2005, and singer Shirley Manson last spotted moonlighting in the Sarah Connor Chronicles (we...

Them Crooked Vultures go for Seconds this...

The titanic rock team up between the Queens, Foos and Zeppelin may not have changed the face of music, but they did put out a...

Mark Ronson lines acts up for new album

Mark Ronson scored a hit in 2007 with an album of dubious horn led cover versions, doing for the Zuton’s Valerie what the...

Final Glastonbury headliners revealed

Well no shock horror with Muse who will be headlining on the Sunday night however its a bit of a surprise they are wheeling out...

Dave Grohl admits he has become a pussy

Well OK not quite however the Foo Fighters frontman (damn I like how those words came out - loads of FFF's) has admited...

Leftfield to Play Live Again

In the 1990s, Leftfield were the kings of alternative dance, their bass heavy beats leading the way. Unfortunately, they...

Magnetic Fields' Man in High Concept...

Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields is to write and perform a film soundtrack. But that’s clearly not high concept...

Cypress Hill give away MP3 single It...

Here is your chance to get a brand new Cypress Hill joint off their upcoming record Rise Up, due out on April 6. The song is...

Hail Animator Release Debut E.P 'We Live...

Alternative indie outift Hail Animator will be releasing their debut EP, We Live in Boxes, on Friday 5th March 2010. The...

Nirvana and Pumpkins Playing Twister (Video)

Before the members of Smashing Pumpkins became so po-faced, and before Kurt Cobain’s depression became so crippling he...

Beyonce Sets Grammy Record, Kings and Day...

Beyonce – who, if you’ve managed to never hear of her, is probably the most famous pop/r’n’b star in...

Panda Bear to be a TOMBOY

Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, one of the still achingly hip Animal Collective, has revealed that his next album will be called...

Supergrass try Instrument Swapping

How does a far past its commercial peak indie band try and keep things fresh? Why, some keys in the fruitbowl instrument...

Susan Boyle Assassination Paranoia

The inevitable descent of the Susan Boyle camp into batshit crazyness took another step this week, after she found an intruder...

MGMT influenced by Gaga and West?

If I were to tell you that the new MGMT album ‘Congratulations’ – which has been mixed, mastered and is ready...

Chinese Mimers Face Fine

China is more than a little harsh. In fact, you probably can’t read this in China due to censorship restrictions. But one...

Sigur Ros Scrap New Album

Sigur Ros, purveyors of the finest Icelandic dreamscapes, have scrapped their new album. Frontman Jonsi told Spinnermusic:...

Simon Cowell to Patronize Haiti

In the US, they raised money for Haiti by having a starstudded telethon. In Britain, they’ve got Simon Cowell to organise...

Massive Attack are okay on Depressing...

No one can really deny that Massive Attack make powerful and emotive music, even if those emotions do seen to be full of doom,...

Fever Ray accepts award, says arty Fuck...

Fever Ray, aka Karin Dreijer Andersson of the Knife, doesn’t mess about when it comes to aesthetics. So who better to...

Animal Collective film trailer now live

Animal Collective stormed the ‘best of 2009’ charts and became the band of the moment. So would any other group...

Why you should have heard of Sunny Day...

A band called ‘Sunny Day Real Estate’ are to play their first live dates in over fifteen years, and their first...

The Spyro releases new material

In December 2009 The Spyro recorded three songs with a known Finnish producer Jyri Riikonen. These three songs are now ready to...

First confirmations due for FIB 2010

Thank the lord for that! - After seeing a bunch of predictable headliners in the UK festival market, our very own favourite FIB...

AC DC do Iron Man 2 Soundtrack

In all the excitement over Daft Punk doing music for the Tron 2 soundtrack, and Muse in talks to work on Clash of the Titans,...

SOAD's Serj Releases Live Album

System of a Down’s Serj Tankian is to release a live album based on tracks from his 2007 solo record. Now, you don’t normally...

Albarn offers to write you a Song. If...

Albarn offers to write you a Song. If you’re rich. The brains behind Britain’s Glastonbury Festival have long supported charity...

New Digital Format: MusicDNA

Digital music put a rather hungry cat among the music industry’s corpulent pigeons, and now the war between the future and the...

Sony are 'pig-brained arseholes'

Sometimes, when a record company is giving permission for a track to be used, they speak to the artist. Sometimes they don’t....

Childish Childish Burns Books

If you’re going to take somebody else’s design and put it on your own book, even in a slightly comedy way, you can expect a...

This is the Worst Talent Show Ever

American Idol bestrides the American television network like a talentless colossus, while X-Factor pushes track after track to...

DJ Plays Jump to Suicidal Woman

When a suicidal woman threatened to jump from a bridge crossing over Britain’s M60 motorway, the Police closed it off and tried...

Laura Marling to go Double

In the week that Luke Steele announced he’ll be releasing three albums this year, Brit nu-folk singer Laura Marling said she’ll...

Shakira's Vacuous Economic Solution

Pop stars like to shop, but what they don’t normally seem to do is feel guilty about shopping. So step forward Shakira, who has...

Non Ironic Vanilla Ice Sighting

We’ve been nice over the past two days because of musicians supporting the Haiti relief efforts, but now it’s time to point...

La Roux Changes her Style?

No, not the stupid quiff (which fortunately hasn’t spawned a new hipster trend of people looking like they’ve slept in front of...

Brit Prisons Ban Music

In Britain, if you’re playing a radio or similar device in a communal area, you need to pay for a licence. This has led to...

Madonna and Illi Broman symphonyorchestra

Madonna and Illi Broman symphonyorchestra has some plans together, tells technician who working in Madonna Sticky and Sweet...

Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit

If there is one nugget of comfort to take in the world’s reaction to the Haiti disaster, it’s how generous people have been in...

Rock Band Uploader Goes Live with 'Big' Acts

We reported a few months ago on the ‘Rock Band Network Store’, through which any band can upload their music and sell it to...

Music for Haiti Relief

I’m sure you all know about the tragedy unfolding in Haiti. If you don’t, turn on the bloody news channel. Everyone else,...

Empire's Steele goes for the Triple

Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun isn’t resting this year; instead, he’s putting out three whole albums. There’ll be a follow up...

MGMT: No Singles from Next Album

MGMT have put the cat among the management pigeons by insisting to NME they wouldn’t release any singles from their next album....