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Noah and the Whale's Equipment Returned

In September we reported on the theft of a trailer full of Noah and the Whale’s equipment. Well, now the instruments have been...

Last Cash American Recordings for Release

In the final years of his life, Johnny Cash experienced a popular rebirth through his American Recordings series, a set of...

Last LCD Soundsystem Album Coming Soon?

James Murphy’s LCD Soundsystem quietly became the dance music it’s okay for indie types to love, a stark and often emotive...

New Joanna Newsome Album in Feb

After sly hints from Drag City, including a cartoon which featured a man looking under a woman’s full length skirt and finding...

Music Campaign to 'honour' Mrs Robinson

The background you need for this story is thus: Mrs Iris Robinson, a sixty year old Northern Irish politician, has been having...

This is glamorous music for deviants, and...

This is glamorous music for deviants, and it has a brain too. Scary enough for you? - Andrew Hawnt - PowerPlay Magazine (UK)

Jay Reatard Found Dead

Modern garage rocker Jay Reatard has been found dead; he was 29 years old. A post by Goner records says he was found dead in...

Ting Tings Name New Album after Massage...

The Ting Tings, one of the more hotly tipped British acts of recent years, have decided upon a title for their sophomore album...

Cowell to inflict X-Factor on America

If you thought Simon Cowell announcing he’s leaving American Idol meant you’d see less of him, you were wrong: he’s signed a...

Lanegan teams up with UNKLE

Given that James Lavell’s UNKLE project recruits a lot of guest artists, and that it’s worked twice with Queens of the Stone...

Rihanna Appeals for Leukemia Aid

We take the piss a lot, and sometimes it’s nice to report on somebody just doing something worthwhile. Rihanna, last seen...

Ellie Goulding wins Sound of 2010

Singer / electrofolk songwriter Ellie Goulding has won the BBC Sound of 2010, a poll of tastemakers to see who’s going to be...

Jack White to Play with Himself?

The much anticipated Jack White solo album is on! In a chat with Rolling Stone, he answered queries as to whether there’d ever...

JENNIE WALKER'S ALBUM REVIEW FOR IT'S MY...

Jennie Walker, a New York based singer, songwriter and charity fundraiser, has received a glowing first pre-release album...

The 'best' of the 2000s. Scrub your ears...

So we’ve entered a new decade, time for those ‘who sold most during the last one’ lists. According to USA Today, the...

Two Nine Inch Nails Albums This Year

When Trent Reznor was packing in touring for the foreseeable future – a move he underlined by selling off all the old equipment...

Jay-Z the Wedding Singer?

Sometimes being the world’s biggest rap star and the head of a multi-million dollar business empire just isn’t enough....

Van Morrison Hacking Mystery

Recently a post went up on Van ‘the Man’ Morrison’s website stating that the elderly singer was the proud father of a new baby....

Kinky Kings of Leon Competition

The weekly Norman Records email has appeared in my inbox, and they’ve got a great Kings of Leon competition. Not because of the...

Muse want to do Film Soundtracks,...

I’ve always thought Muse would make an excellent film score, and their current homage to Queen just underlined this, as Freddie...

Lil Wayne to Voice Jesus

Lil Wayne is going to spend a year in prison for weapons offences, and his rock album keeps being pushed back, possibly because...

ILLI BROMAN SYMPHONYORCHESTRA and Burj Dubai

ILLI BROMAN SYMPHONYORCHESTRA from Finland is one of nominated Orchestra's when they looking for music witch better embody the...

Christopher Lee to record Metal Album

Christopher Lee is 87 years old and a legendary actor, appearing as Hammer’s Dracula, Saruman in the Lord of the Rings, and...

Pavement Best of, Plus Competition

Pavement, who we feel need no further introduce, are to release a career spanning ‘best of’ album in March called Quarantine...

Yorke Writes for Tibet Doc

Radiohead are, according to their drummer, nearing a studio for work on their next album, but Thom Yorke’s been busy...

Travis' Man's Big Collaborations

If we were to tell you that Travis frontman Fran Healy was working on a solo album, we’d expect you to yawn a bit and go onto...

Eminem agrees to Censor Lyrics when in UK

In a rare moment of hip-hop diplomacy, Eminem has agreed to change his lyrics when performing in the UK next year. Faced with...

Andrews WK isn't a Puppet. Or so he says...

Andrew WK has been driven by rumour and innuendo to issue a bizarre denial that he’s some sort of music industry puppet guided...

Soundgarden to Reform

Twelve years ago, American rock band Soundgarden split. Singer Chris Cornell told NME what happened next: “my discussions with...

Musicians who are Desperate Include...

The British people can rejoice, Big Brother is starting its final lap of shame and idiocy with the last celebrity edition....

Metric win Myspace 'Triumph' Award

Canadian alt stars Metric have won the Myspace Music’s Triumph of the Year award for their 2009 album ‘Fantasies’. According to...

Indie Tracks for the Oscars?

The Oscars – the leading film awards – have released a longlist of songs eligible to be nominated for this years ‘Best Original...

Brittany Murphy Planned an Album

The actress Brittany Murphy died at the tragically early age of 32 because of heart problems. She made the news sections of a...

Who's the 'Hardest Working Band' in Britain?

When the Performing Rights Society aren’t collecting royalties from airplay for bands, or whining about filesharing, they’re...

Massive Attack's Sexistential Video

Massive Attack have produced some famous videos over the years, but their latest effort isn’t going to be played on many video...

Hendrix's Lost Weekend Makes it to Film

The movie ‘Slide’ is going to dramatize Jimmy Hendrix’s ‘lost weekend’, where he was (allegedly) the target of a hoax kidnap...

Goodbye Metro Station?

It’s easy to hate Metro Station, after all, they make commercial pop-rock and contain the brother of Miley Cyrus. On the plus...

Kasabian's Ebay Habit

I’m sure we’ve all had the ‘ebay experience’, where you join to get one item you need, and suddenly find everything you wanted...

Animal Collective win Poll of Polls

Ah, the end of year poll. Beloved by music magazines for one last chance to ram their agenda down your throat, or a final...

Ennio Morricone to Play ATP

Ennio Morricone is best known for making film soundtracks, including the Clint Eastwood starring The Good, the Bad and the...

Drummer for Avenged Sevenfold Dies

Jimmy Owen Sullivan, drummer for Avenged Sevenfold, has died aged only 28. Nicknamed ‘The Rev’ (presumably not for conducting...

My Chemical Romance go for Judas Priest.

My Chemical Romance recently talked about the influences affecting their forthcoming album, and dropped respected names like...

Journey: People 'Don't Stop Believin'

Long haired soft rockers Journey released their signature tune in 1981. It was called ‘Don't Stop Believin' (correct, no g),...

Britney Seriously Needs to Let Go

We admit that putting an article on your website listing the ‘Top Bullshit’ stories about you from the past year could be quite...

Iggy Pop wants a Christmas Single

Iggy Pop is at that stage in record production where he’s thinking out loud, and he told someone (I can’t find the original...

Final Fantasy Changes Name

When you name yourself after something, you have to be careful. You can get away with taking a song title, but picking the name...

Anti-Folk Supergroup Release Album

Kimya Dawson was a member of the Mouldy Peaches, the band whose surprising success spearheaded the New York anti-folk scene as...

Kasabian to Channel Nirvana and Floyd

Kasabian are one of the biggest rock bands in Britain, although some people argue it’s by default; personally, we thought the...

Update: Vic Chesnutt has Died

Constellation Records are reporting that Vic Chesnutt has now died. They add "In the few short years that we knew him...

Vic Chesnutt in Coma

According to several reports, now confirmed by his record company, singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt is in hospital in a coma. A...

No More Dresden Dolls

& the creative energy between people have a beginning, a middle, and an end. I’m happy and proud of the way we saw things...

BBC thought Led Zeppelin were Bad

BBC 6 Music is having Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page on for a Christmas Day show, and they’ve had to admit a slightly comical error...

Oh no, Bros for Comeback Gig

If you’re young enough, and lucky enough, to not know who Bros were, then we’ll recap: a terrible but very popular 80s boy band...

Manson Defeats 20 Million Dollar Lawsuit

When Marilyn Manson kicked Madonna Wayne Gacy out of his band, Gacy (real name Stephen Bier), did the trendy thing and sued...

Strokes Man wants to go Weird

Julian Casablancas’ Christmas cover version is getting a surprising amount of airplay this holiday season, and seems to have...

Collaborate with Cuomo

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is asking budding producers to aid him in completing a song, and he’ll pay you for the trouble....

Winehouse thrown out of Children's Pantomime

Amy Winehouse has managed to get herself thrown out of a children’s pantomime. She was at a production of Cinderella in Milton...

Doherty Arrested for Drugs. At a Court.

When you’re in court, as Pete Doherty was yesterday morning, it’s generally a good idea to be on your best behaviour, and not...

The Doups - New Single Now Im Going FREE

The Doups, who recently released their first EP "Six O´clock Shadow" and supported Franz Ferdinand in Campo Pequeno, Lisbon...

Interpol to go Orchestral?

Biffy Clyro are the latest rock act to have success roping in violins and other classical instruments to build their sound, and...

Rage Fallout: Bookies Lose, Organisers Win

So now we know that Rage Against the Machine sold 50,000 more copies than the X-Factor’s Miley Cyrus cover, a solid lead to put...

Rolling Stone Lose Plot

U2 as the best album of 2009? Someone tell Pitchfork...

Rage win UK Christmas Number 1

Good god, a campaign has actually achieved something. Mediocre talent show goon Joe McElderry has been beaten to the Christmas...

Kurt's Daughter given new Guardian

We weren’t going to report this, because it’s not really music news, but other music sites are mentioning it and we didn’t want...

Allen Investigated over Drugs. But not...

Well Lily Allen has finally got in trouble over her drug taking. But given that this is Britain in the twenty first century,...

Is Yorke the Indie Bono? Plus Hijinks

The rich nations of the world are trying to explain to the developing nations of the world why the latter shouldn’t be allowed...

Fatboy Slim's Concept Album is Ready

Do you remember us telling you about a concept album by Fatboy Slim and former Talking Head David Byrne? The one about Imelda...

Indie Stars Vogue It Up

When you look at the Horrors, you don’t exactly see style icons, more a load of goths in need of a haircut. And when did capes...

Lil Wayne gets Leaked... by Amazon?

Lil Wayne’s rock album has been put back repeatedly, leading to rumours that it isn’t any good. Luckily for some Lil Wayne...

Morello Joins Rage Campaign

& The X Factor's goofy Christmas single are neck and neck for num one spot on UK chart. England! Now is your time." We know...

Unreleased Elliot Smith Track Free

Elliot Smith was one of those people who, when you played his records back after learning he killed himself, you wondered how...

Green Day to get own Rock Band

Bands have had mixed success when signing up to Rock Band or Guitar Hero: Courtney Love regretted giving up Kurt’s rights once...

Axl Denies Denial

Last week reports came in that Guns n’ Roses singer Axl Rose was involved in a tussle with photographers at Los Angeles...

Coldplay Launch 'End of Decade' Auction

Coldplay have announced their ‘End of the Decade Clearout Sale’, where they’re auctioning on ebay instruments, stage equipment,...

Has Frusciante left Chili Peppers?

Reports are coming in that John Frusciante, the talented but occasionally troubled guitarist, has left the Red Hot Chili...

Karen O Replaces Cyrus at the Grammys

At the Grammys, a Miley Cyrus track has been deemed ineligible for an award (perhaps they’ve heard it), and a Karen O track...

No Third Series for the Conchords

There will be no third series of the comedy show Flight of the Conchords, which followed two spoof musicians on their...

50 Cent wants Susan Boyle?

The Susan Boyle cashing making juggernaut has well and truly hit, with her debut album landing atop the charts on both sides of...

Cat Power to go solo again

Cat Power’s recent work has seen her backed by The Dirty Delta Blues Band, but Cat is pining for those early days in her career...

Brits Campaign for Rage Number 1

The Christmas number one single used to be a fairly big thing in Britain, but that was before talent show tosh X-Factor...

Marilyn Manson Dropped

It must be hard being the number 1 hate figure to Christian America. I mean, you call yourself the God of Fuck, pretend to be...

Flaming Lips Sell Crazy Ornament

Most of us have decorated Christmas trees as kids, some of you probably still do. So what do you really need among the baubles...

Springsteen Campaigns for Gay Marriage

Bruce Springsteen has long been associated with blue collar America, so his presence in a campaign speaks to people politicians...

Granddaddy Man's Free Crimbo Album

Granddaddy are surely one of the most sorely missed alternative acts, so it’s sort of good news that their ex-frontman, Jason...

She and Him Return

Zooey Deschanel’s doe eyed acting in kooky dramas made her a favorite among males of a certain esoteric interest, but raised...

Muppet’s Rhapsody to be Released

By now, surely everyone on the web has seen the YouTube video of the Muppets playing their version of Queen’s Bohemian...

DJs Want to Soundtrack Real Space Flight

& Beyond have made a direct appeal to Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic project to be the soundtrack to their space...

Jay-Z Lyrics Explained

The Awl examines Jay-Z's popular 'Empire State of Mind' and explains that some lyrics aren't about bastkeball players, but...

Fleet Foxes 'Definitely' back for 2010

Fleet Foxes have revealed that they’re back in the studio working on material, and have promised that the new album will be out...

Leona Lewis doing us a Favour?

James Cameron, the man behind the Titanic movie, will soon be releasing his new film ‘Avatar’. It’s rumoured to have cost a...