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MGMT Congratulate Themselves

MGMT’s new album, to be released at an unspecified point next year, is to be called ‘Congratulations’, a title they can get...

Changing of the Guard in Bloc Party?

Comments by Matt Tong, aka the drummer in Bloc Party, have reignited fans worries over the future of the band. Tong told a...

Gately Attack Breaks British Complaint...

Last week Boyzone vocalist Stephen Gately died. A few days after, an article in Britain’s most right wing newspaper - the Daily...

Flaming Lips do Dark Side of the Moon

Fresh from releasing a new album of dark psychedelia, Flaming Lips have revealed what their next project is going to be: a...

P-Diddy has Audience Frisked

When P-Diddy was making a typically humble and not at all crazily ostentatious display of wealth by throwing money into an...

Bono: Obama Deserves Hype, Peace Prize

Maybe Obama can deploy Bono to Afghanistan?

British Politics Hit Spotify

There’s going to be a ‘general election’ in Britain next year, and the right wing, led by a posh toff, allied with SS...

Dead Weather Half-way’ Through Second Album

Jack White doesn’t hang about. His second alt supergroup, Dead Weather, are halfway through their second album despite only...

New Streaming Service

Murdoch owned Sky are entering the streaming music market with Sky Songs, a new subscription service offering paid for access...

Jackson’s Glove Sold for 44,000, Hair to...

A signature white glove worn by Michael Jackson on his 1984 ‘Victory’ Tour has sold at auction for £44,000. Now, I know what...

Sufjan Stevens has Existential Crisis

Sufjan Stevens is undergoing some sort of philosophical trauma and reflecting on life, music and everything, as revealed in an...

Another Actor Launches A Band

Alert! Alert! An actor is singing in a band. But don’t panic, because the actor is Paddy Considine, a gritty chap who has...

Weezer Team Up With Katy Perry?

If you thought Kanye West and Lady GaGa was an unusual team up for a tour, wait to you see who Rivers Cuomo of resolutely...

There’s a Precious Chance Mika might give...

Given that Mika is only slightly more irritating then getting to the front of a McDonalds queue and finding that you’re naked,...

JLS JLS Targeted in Revenge Song

Alternative music isn’t known for diss tracks, where wronged/narky singers get verbal revenge on another group, but the genre...

Barat Narrates Film

When Carl Barat – aka the talented one from the Libertines - said he was too busy to reform the band, we assumed he meant he...

Leona Lewis Gets Punched in the Face

We know Bleeding Love was awful and the repeated radio play was enough to drive you to violence, but that’s really no excuse...

Queen Like Muse’s Queen Tribute, Err, Album

Put Muse’s latest album on for a spin, and if you’ve ever heard Queen you’ll instantly be reminded of them; it’s not really a...

Matt Groening and Pavement to Curate UK ATP

ATP - the trendy acronym of the All Tomorrow’s Parties music festival - gets famous people in to ‘curate’ the festivals, which...

New Michael Jackson Song Released

Well, it’s happened, the first of many posthumous releases from Michael Jackson is here, streaming at his website...

Strokes’ Man: New Album Like Ah-Ha?

There are some things a band just shouldn’t mention when talking about what their next album might sound like. One of those...

Liam: Oasis Are Over

It’s the question we’ve all, err some of us, err their mums, wanted an answer to: will Oasis carry on without Noel Gallagher....

Brian Wilson to work with Gershwin

If you think classical music is just something you give your Gran for Christmas, you best move on to the next news story. For...

Boyzone’s Gately Dies at 33

Reports are coming in that Boyzone star Stephen Gately has died while in Majorca aged just 33. Police are saying there are no...

Bombay Bicycle Club Dislike Own Name

So you’re young, you’re creative, and you need a name for your band. If you’re Bombay Bicycle Club, you take inspiration from a...

Devendra Banhart Teams up with Wu-Tang...

Ah, Devendra Banhart, kooky, pastoral folk artist who loves rappers Wu Tang Clan and is now going to work with them. No,...

Conservative uses Muse for Publicity

Normally, you want all the praise you can get from the radio and other media, but a story broke last week alleging that Muse...

Wentz and the Death of Emo Haircut

It’s hard to hate Emo given that it replaced the infinitely worse Nu-Metal, but perhaps it is time for a change. Panic at the...

DJ Hero Tracklist Released

The music you might be getting sick of soon...

Bono gets even more Political. Will no...

In Britain at the moment it’s party conference season, when the main three political parties get together, give speeches and...

New Radiohead Album after all?

A few months ago Thom Yorke seemed to slam the door on the chance of a new, traditional album from Radiohead, but another...

New N.E.R.D Singers Auditioned over Web

N.E.R.D, the rap-rock outfit fronted by super-producer Pharrell Williams, has recruited a new singer for their next album, and...

Guns N’ Roses Accused of Copyright Theft,...

You’d have thought that after many years of gestation, and still more millions of dollars in fees, the remainder of Guns N’...

Daft Punk to Appear in Tron Legacy?

Making a sequel to day-glo computer band-wagon hopping kid’s film Tron might not have been the best idea, but getting Daft Punk...

Jay-Z: I’d like to work with Liam Gallagher

After Noel Gallagher quit Oasis, his brother and band singer Liam was left at something of a loose end, and it’s not clear yet...

Public Enemy ask fans for Album Funds

Legendary rap outfit Public Enemy has become one of the most high profile acts to search for new ways of funding. They are...

Credit Crunch? Old Acts? Glastonbury...

Last year’s Glastonbury Festival – a key date on the English musical calendar - took four months to sell out, and featured a...

Metallica to do their own Bootlegs

Who hasn’t been to a concert and wanted a copy of the gig to relive those memories. You rarely get lucky and attend one the...

Fatboy Slim's New Concept Album.

So, the musical Evita turned the life of a president’s wife into a hit packed show tune standard. Can this magic happen twice?...

New Moon heads for the stars Grace Solero...

Grace Solero’s music possesses certain raw energy that few artists can convincingly convey. Picture a bubbling cauldron of...

The Vampire Weekend Timer was...

The mystery timer has ticked down and gone, and instead you’ll find a download for the opening track of the new Vampire Weekend...

Vampire Weekend Countdown Finishes Tonight

Cosmopolitan indie outfit Vampire Weekend are using a few different web campaigns to promote their forthcoming album. First...

Manager Speaks up for Filesharers, Slams...

In 1995, Edwyn Collins had a major hit with the song ‘A Girl Like You’. If you haven’t heard it, we’d recommend you check it...

Great Quotes we saw this Weekend

On any normal weekend, comedy site Something Awful would have provided the comedy highlight with their commentary on Hyper...

Dear Lily... Possibly the Finest Word on...

Dan Bull has recorded an open letter to Lily Allen and put it on YouTube. Oh, and he’s made the mp3 available for free. That’s...

Kate Moss the Songwriter?

Anyone can write songs, but if you’re in the UK you need to register with the Performing Rights Society in order for them to...

Lady Gaga Pre Fame Footage

Are we the only people who listen to the chorus in Lady Gaga’s Love Games (it was on the radio, we were in a car) and instead...

Kanye pulls Lady gaga's its

Hits your perverts HITS! He's only gone and pulled the tour they were supposed to be doing together. Asshole

Ian Brown and Jonny Marr to Work Together

Jonny Marr, once a member of key British band the Smiths, and recently in both Modest Mouse and the Cribbs, is rapidly taking...

Lucy in the Sky Dies

If you believe John Lennon, the Beatles song ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ wasn’t written about LSD – as some conspiratorial...

Thom Yorke LA Show Alert: Act Now

Thom Yorke’s unnamed solo band, which includes Flea from Red Hot Chilli Peppers, is playing a small warm up gig tonight in Los...

Tinchy and Chipmunk for World Cup Song?

The England team have defied the odds of their own overpaid ineptitude and lived up to a small amount of their talent and...

Nick Cave: Statue Plans or Joke at Time?

Nick Cave, the fierce but talented Australian songwriter, author, scriptwriter and probably anything else he wants, recently...

Britney Sings About Threesomes.

The forthcoming Britney Spears ‘singles collection’ includes some new songs, as all best ofs do these days, and some of the...

The EU Wants to Limit Your MP3 Player

If you’re in the EU and listen to an MP3 player regularly you might have a problem. The European Commission have decided that...

Have you seen a van full of stolen gear?

Seriously, if you live in Manchester have you seen some geezers flogging music suspiciously cheap equipment? Noah and the Whale...

Reverend Attacks Allen for Insignificance

Jon McClure, the Reverend part of indie pop band Reverend and the Makers (he isn’t a real Reverend), has spent the last year or...

Portishead Back in Studio for New Direction?

Portishead fans waited over a decade for their third album to appear, and might have thought they’d be waiting even longer for...

Marilyn Manson is a Big Girl's Blouse?

You know how when men have a cold they tend to exaggerate? Marilyn Manson’s promoter is now saying that, despite the singer...

Thom Yorke Teams Up With Flea

Thom Yorke is going to play his solo material live, and to do that he’s going to need a band to play it. But when you’re...

Indie Stars in Punch Up

Jared Swilley, a member of Black Lips, and Nathan Williams of Wavves have been involved in a punch up at the Market Hotel in...

FAC Support Speed Limits for Illegal...

The Featured Artists Coalition, which aims to campaign on all matters digital and musical, has responded to criticism from Lily...

Jackson Thought He Could Change Hitler

If I told you there was a story about Michael Jackson, a Rabbi and Hitler, you’d think there was a bad joke on the way. But...

The Doups Six Oclock Shadow EP OUT NOW

The Doups "Six O´clock Shadow EP" is OUT NOW and available on itunes and many other digital stores. Tour News for Portugal will...

Another Ten Years of Hendrix

You don’t have to be a chin stroking Mojo reader to appreciate the skills and music of Jimi Hendrix, probably the greatest rock...

Avril Lavigne is Single Again

We weren’t going to report this, as it’s not really music news and more dating information, but we did some research (err, we...

Almond and Empire to Guest with Wolf

The strangest partnership in indie is to continue this winter as Patrick Wolf – flamboyant indie-pop artist – will be joined...

Goldfrapp to Score Lennon Film

Goldfrapp have had an interesting career, starting off as purveyors of chilled out soundscapes, then switching to electronic...

Local Festivals Help Local People

The Association of Independent Festivals has released some statistics which show how much local, often small scale, festivals...

Reznor and Numan to Work Together

Gary Numan was a synthpop pioneer, albeit one with a cold, semi-robotic persona, and although he hasn’t been relevant for at...

Albarn for the Olympics?

When China wanted a director for its all singing, all dancing, massively choreographed Olympic opening, they hired Steven...

Ace Dan Deacon Comp

Ready for a boring afternoon at work trying to pretend you’re busy? Dan Deacon has just sorted it out for you. He’s currently...

Kanye and GaGa’s Nude Promo

So Kanye West and Lady GaGa are touring together, but how best do you promote the tour? Boobs obviously! Yes, after Kanye got a...

Marilyn Manson gets Swine Flu

Is there anything less shocking for a shock rock singer than to get everyone’s winter excuse from work, swine flu? He recently...

Age of Stupid Follow Up

Climate change awareness film Age of Stupid had its premiere, and Thom Yorke performed at the end as promised, a version of...

The Polaris Music Prize Winner is...

Fucked Up have won the Polaris Music Prize, an annual award for the best album by a Canadian band (although words like ‘best...

Retro Alert: Chas and Dave Split

Which Chas and Dave do you know? The cockney pub duo who sang such rubbish as “snooker loopy” and “rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” (we...

Samples of Bob Dylan's Christmas Album

Sounds just like you'd imagine. But is that good or bad?

Praise You Can Do Without

Being praised by someone (relatively) famous can help publicize you and give you a leg up; it’s common in the book world, but...

Muse for 'Twilight' Sequel?

New Moon, the sequel movie to teenage girls’ favourite Twilight, has already got Thom Yorke and Death Cab for Cutie on board,...

Sugababes Update

The recent rumours that a Sugababe had left were partly true, but they named the wrong babe. Rather than Amelle Berrabah...

Kimmel’s Killers Stage Invasion

After Kanye West’s stage invasion at the MTV VMAs last Sunday, a new Kanye mocking meme exploded across the internet, and at...

Guitar Hero Chief Brings the Fire

NME have interviewed Guitar Hero CEO Dan Rosensweig about the controversy which has erupted/the extra publicity about the...

Sugababes a Singer Down? Replacement Ready?

It’s been a while since the Sugababes – who, along with Girls Aloud, helped change pop from utterly terrible into camply...

Leonard Cohen Collapses on Stage

Poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen collapsed onstage on Friday. He was immediately attended to by his band and taken to...

Europe (Final Countdown) to Tour UK

Many of our readers will have grown up in the 1980s, and as such will have fond memories/been badly scarred by the music from...

Radiohead Drummer’s Solo Album

When you think of solo albums you’d love to hear from Radiohead members, you think Thom Yorke or Jonny Greenwood. You probably...

American Idiot: The Musical Report

The next Mamma Mia or the next Moby Dick?

Lily Allen to Quit Music for Theatre

Oh thank god. Lily ‘I think you’re really mean’ Allen is taking a long break from releasing her records to go and perform in...

Stipe Eyes Up Manilow as Film Hit

Mamma Mia has a lot to answer for, including Pierce Brosnan attempting to sing. And failing. But there’s no getting away from...