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Jay-Z sees sense, scraps Footy Song

The football World Cup might occupy the greater portion of the World’s males for a few weeks every four summers, but it...

Beth Ditto’s a Thief?

It’s hard to write music news stories on April Fool’s Day because the music industry is so bizarre anyway, but we...

Glasvegas lose Drummer

We know what you’re thinking: a drummer quitting a band is hardly essential news. But Caroline McKay, now an-ex member of...

Refused not Reforming

Well, it looks like the music press was wrong: influential punk rockers Refused are not reforming. Or at least, not without...

MGMT: No Singles, but Videos

The MGMT ‘no single’ policy from their new album hasn’t stopped a new music video coming out. It features a...

Banhart Breaks Leg, Cancels Gigs

Oft-bearded indie-folk king Devendra Banhart has broken his leg and been forced into cancelling some of his forthcoming gigs:...

The Libertines paid vast sums for Festival

The Libertines, the most over-rated band of the last decade, or the saviours of British indie (delete whether you’re the...

Reading Headliners, and Album Premiers

Britain’s Reading and Leeds Festival – where the same bands play in two different locations over three days –...

Scott Pilgrim Trailer (Beck)

Erm, a film trailer? On a music news blog? Well, yes, but with good reason. The forthcoming ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the...

Jeff Mangum to Play Live

The benefit gig in Manhatten for Chris Knox, one of New Zealand’s greatest indie stars, just got a lot more exciting (and...

Refused to Reform?

Swedish hardcore / punk legends Refused seem to be on the brink of reforming. A cryptic message on their officialrefused.com...

Dirtblonde Re-Releases Aclaimed Debut Single

& B-sides. The song has been played at BBC Radio One, XFM and has been praised by people such as John Kennedy (XFM) and...

Tom Hanks and Green Day for Movie?

Tom Hanks has been in the news recently, losing all the goodwill he managed to garner from two cracking World War 2 televisions...

Stand by Footy, the Rappers are Coming

The English ‘Premier League’ has a good claim on being the most globally supported football/soccer league in the...

Ben Folds Gigs on Chatroulette

Chatroulette: the web site which connects you at random with other people talking on a webcam. Much nudity ensues. Now Ben...

Alex Chilton Tribute at SXSW

At SXSW, a load of music industry insiders and trendy punters hear now the bands that you’ll be hearing next year. Big...

Wentz didn’t Snub Stump

Recently Patrick Stump, the singer from deceased emo figureheads Fall out Boy, played a solo gig, and bandmate Pete Wentz...

Skunk Anansie continue with new album

British alt. rockers Skunk Anansie caused a stir in the 1990s, thanks to having a black female figurehead – still a...

BBC Introducing Review due to be released...

Great review of Zoidberg's up and coming releases. A band on the rise!

Black Lips Apologise

Does anything say ‘I’m not homophobic’ like snogging the same sex interviewer who just asked you about it? Or...

Pendulum Recruit New Drummer

Pendulum: Drum and Bass act who found the magic key to the mainstream, or a sellout pop act hiding in another genre’s...

Bonnie Prince Billy remixes Hot Chip?

If you only know electro nerds turned indie stars Hot Chip from their dancefloor bangers, you might be totally bamboozled by...

Jim Marshall dies aged 74

Jim Marshall wasn’t in a band, but if you’ve any interest in music you’ve probably seen his work. That iconic...

Liverpool’s John Lennon Festival

Is John Lennon Liverpool’s most famous son? The city is certainly taking time to commemorate him, as they’re...

Phoenix Release Free Live Album

When you’ve won a Grammy, as former under the radar indie stars Phoenix have, you could probably sell a live album, but...

Free Dirty Heads Tune

Some sun has poked through the clouds and your scribe has been able to venture out in less than three layers of clothing. Ah,...

Teenage Fanclub: New Album Details

Scottish indie-pop stars Teenage Fanclub were a fixture of the 1990s with songs like Mellow Doubt, but haven’t released...

Hashell - Worthless (Official Music Video)

Video currently on UK playlist for Stars TV (Sky 371) Toni and Guy TV, GYM TV, Walkabout, Oceana, Screen Media, House of...

The end of Woxy?

WOXY, the online radio station with a sharp line in alternative music, has been forced to shut down its operations because of...

Spector Battered in Prison?

When legendary but eccentric gun-toting producer Phil Spector was locked away for murder we couldn’t help but think...

Strokes record without Julian

Strokes’ singer Julian Casablancas has revealed how the band are going about recording their new album, and it’s...

Musicians start to fight Downloads

The music industry has been suspicious of downloads since the start, while normal people have been keen to use the web for...

Dead Weather Album Details

We don’t want this music news section to become ‘all Jack White, all the time’, but he puts out so much music...

America: Graham Coxon doesn’t like you

Americans, there’s a minor British musician who’s got some quite xenophobic comments about you. There’s no...

MGMT stream album, can’t give it away free

MGMT’s forthcoming sophomore album ‘Congratulations’ has leaked onto the web, so it’s been made...

See PiL live to fund Album

John Lydon has made it clear before now how appearing in truly credibility killing butter adverts and other ventures are just...

Gorillaz Accused of Theft

Sadly, not a story about a bunch of simian beings who popped out of the jungle and into a local bank, but accusations by Eddy...

'Most Musical City' named by people who...

The Performing Rights Society of Britain, who spend most of their time either collecting royalty cheques for bands or moaning...

Now Green Day get the Rock Band Treatment

At first we thought, Green Day can’t have enough songs for an entire Rock Band release surely? But then we remembered...

Mountain Goats Live’ DVD for Record Store...

Record shops need a helping hand in this day and age, as sales of physical music decline in favour of the download (legal or...

Downloads Start to Pay Off

Now, we only have the UK statistics for this news article, but we’re sure the trend must be continuing elsewhere....

'Meg Isn’t Crap': Jack White

Meg White, the drumming half of the White Stripes, has been out of commission recently after a fake sex tape contributed to...

Hot Chip kill a Boy Band with Lazer Beams

The new Hot Chip video is below and yes, it really is a Hot Chip video, despite the first section being a boy band dancing in...

Paranoid Rail Cops react badly to Killers

This is the best news story we’ve ever heard about the Killers, and the band aren’t even in it. Tom Shaw was sat on...

Metallica tour to blow your mind’

Metallica: one time best metal band in the world, then fan hunting anti download crusaders, now reborn metallers. At a recent...

Jay-Z and Jack White Team Up

So we have Jay-Z, a super talented businessman and songwriter who can rap a little bit, and Jack White, a man in so many indie...

Big Star Singer Dies

Big Star wrote the saddest song ever sung. Seriously. Look up ‘Holocaust’ by them and get ready for some pretty...

SHE'S NOT HERE TO BE NICE, NO THAT NOT...

Harmonydekya has to be seen live, she and her music are magnetically, riveting in performance. she has everything bundled into...

50 Cent needs to Back off Ashley Cole

British footballer Ashley Cole is famous for being a spoilt, whining brat who managed to get himself divorced by Cherly Cole (a...

Unknown Led Zep Bootleg Found at Car Boot

We’re not sure if you have Car Boot sales in the US, so a brief bit of background: you take all the junk you don’t...

Bjork and Gondry for Scientific Musical’

Michel Gondry makes great if strange music videos, and Bjork makes great if strange music, so any more collaborations between...

'One of the North-East's best new bands'...

Dave Lord formed AMBERSHIFT in Jan 2007 as a new years resolution to get his act together. The name came from drinking sessions...

Jedward get Dropped, Nation Rejoices

Unless you’ve been able to see Jon and Edward perform, and we don’t advise it, you can’t really understand...

Folk music kicked up the arse

...with two brand new tracks online now for your listening pleasure!

Jacko gets biggest record deal ever...

It’s something of a cliché that death is no bar to a successful career, and Michael Jackson is proving this to be...

Linkin Park Release 100 Live Albums

Ah, rap-rock specialists Linkin Park, how rarely we get to mention you without some mockery involved. But this time, they...

Unfolds need video ideas help

Hey guys we are unfolds !! We are making a video for our good song At the end of the day ! Now listen up..we need you to give...

Time to get arty with DIY muso craft

Do you want to own a guitar decorated with art by the fairs hands of Conor Oberst himself? How about a set of robots with arty...

Someone allows Amy Winehouse to Design...

Amy Winehouse released a blinding album of modern soul, and then spent a few years looking like a decaying drugs wreck. So what...

Holy Fuck Unveil new Album on Chatroulette

Chat Roulette is fast becoming a student party craze. The idea is simple: you sit, webcam on, and the servers connect you...

JLS Condoms?

Get the Daily Mail on the line, they’re about to get offended. Talent show losers turned chart topping r’n’b...

Franz Ferdinand Aren’t Writing a Musical

When Franz Ferdinand singer Alex Kapranos was talking to an Australian radio station recently, he did more than plug his...

New Kinks Album of Old and New

How The Kinks’ live favourite ‘I'm not like everybody else’ isn’t the touchstone for angst ridden...

Jared Leto is just Playing at Music

Whenever a film star tries to move into music, there’s always the feeling they’re really there for the ego trip,...

Scannable Wristbands to Beat Conmen?

A few weeks ago we reported on the new double headed scheme conmen are using at festivals, first selling you a forged ticket,...

Twilight Most Downloaded Soundtrack of...

A survey carried out by Nokia – a mobile phone company, of all people – has concluded that the most downloaded...

Metallica Riot gets Tanks

Yes, actual tanks. Police were expecting trouble when Metallica played a gig in Bogota, Columbia this week, and alongside 1,500...

Snow Patrol Man's Eight Year Broken Jaw

Do you remember when Snow Patrol were just a minor band with a line in moaning indie pop? No, of course, they’re a very...

Prodigy to take break after Bestival

The Prodigy, the long running hard dance act, have been announced as the headliners for the final night of the Isle of...

North East Band Spark Police Man-Hunt

ESPIONAGE OF THE LOC As the Sun Rises WATCH THE VIDEO NOW http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDrTB2wXTj8 *The filming of the video...

Volcanoes Erupt

Our way of saying thank you to the venues hat have supported us over the years.

Queens of Leon (Spoof Video)

At least one news site has been reporting on a Kings of Leon video which shows the band messing about during a festival gig. Of...

Take That Star 'Did a Tiger'

Not eating posh white people hunting them from the back of an elephant, but everyone’s favorite new euphemism for having...

Pumpkins hold more Open Auditions

Last year Billy Corgan held open auditions to find a new drummer for the Smashing Pumpkins, and managed to find Mike Byrne, now...

MGMT offer Free Download

We’ve all learnt by now that there won’t be any singles off the new MGMT album…well, that’s the...

Atari Teenage Riot come back for one show

Atari Teenage Riot have always been an acquired taste, drowning their pop abilities in ear shredding noise and hardcore sounds,...

Tom Morello aiding Iron Man 2 Soundtrack

The Iron Man 2 soundtrack cd is going to feature no less than fifteen AC/DC songs (and how many cannons?), but now we’ve...

Shush announce UK tour dates for March 2010

After nearly 7 months of snatching studio time at every possible free turn Shush are now putting the finishing touches to our...

Dragonforce Looking for New Singer

Dragonforce are known for their extreme guitar shredding, but they do have a vocalist. At least, they did have a vocalist,...

When campaigning, don’t mention the Nazis.

There are two basic rules when it comes to campaigns involving the internet. One: the first person to mention the Nazis loses....

Zitek and Zinner in Bieber Spoof

Normally, there’s no way we’d ever mention singing foetus Justin Bieber on Supajam, unless he managed to get his...

Radiohead Album Hoax

We’d love to tell you that Radiohead have picked the not-at-all politically suspicious name ‘Tehrangeles’ for...

Poison star in trouble for corrupting Cyrus

At what stage did a collaboration between forty-six year old Poison singer Bret Michaels and seventeen year old tween idol...

Gang Gang Dance speak out over Florence

Gang Gang Dance are going to be getting a tidy sum after Florence Welch and her record company admitted to lifting part of the...

I Kissed a Smurf?

We know this story is about Katy Perry, but we couldn’t resist. Basically, there’s a set of children’s...

THE RISING SUN EXPERIENCE officially...

We're thrilled to annouce that we're officially endorsed by HIWATT! Both Nuno Cardinho (guitar) and Tiago Jónatas (5 string...

Kasabian Plan to Resurrect Footy Song

Kasabian were the band chosen by England’s Football Association to promote their new shirts, and there’s a World...