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ZAPPATiKA's newest assets

Since the end of 2009, ZAPPATiKA live shows have regularly featured the talents of Dutch violin-lady KE, who also has appeared...

Peter Gabriel spies on Collaborators

Peter Gabriel is something of a rock legend, and few people could get away with his latest project: an album of doom laden...

Abbey Road up for Sale

In the unlikely event that you’re a multi-millionaire (those Euro millions tickets might come through for you one day),...

Black Francis Film Score Coming Soon

Pop down to Black Francis’ website and you’ll see a lovely new box set on offer. It’s not the Pixies...

Pubs win Legal Battle for Music

Bad news for old sods who complain that pubs play music too loudly, as the battle in Britain between workplaces, shops and pubs...

Calvin Harris Launches Label

DJ, remixer, and chart topping dance star Calvin Harris is to launch his own label later this year. Called ‘Fly...

EMI lose Two Billion

Do you remember when, just a few years ago, the economy was booming and a British politician said we’d seen the end of...

The EMPIRE battle on.

The EMPIRE battle on in the Unsigned and Live contest. Watch their rockumentary and get ready for the Revolution.

Jay-Z 'record labels need to release less'

If there’s one thing Jay-Z knows, it’s how to compensate for an average flow and become a rap king-pin. If...

10 Billionth iTunes Download Contest

iTunes, the software which really helped turn internet music from flat out piracy to a new model for music purchasing, are...

Stiff Liquid. Are you ready?

Stiff Liquid have just recorded their first EP 'Goosenecks and Cameltoes' check out some of the tracks from this totally fresh...

No Doubt inspired by 'Bad 80s Music'

At what point in writing songs is listening to what you admit is bad music going to help you? This is what No Doubt are doing....

Inevitable Evelyn Evelyn Shitstorm blows in

A few weeks ago, we pondered aloud how Amanda Palmer and company had got away with pretending to be a pair of conjoined twins...

Peaches’ Jesus Musical Turned Down

Peaches, the electro-shock legend, planned to do a one woman version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s early musical Jesus Christ...

Liam Gallagher a 'Knobhead'

Not our words, but those of comedian Peter Kay; we’d have called Liam a twat. Kay came up with the off the cuff remarks...

Screamadelica to be Played Live

Despite once being called a Rolling Stones rip-off, Primal Scream’s ‘Screamadelica’ is one of the all time...

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...