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Illegal Downloaders buy more Music. Fact.

Research by a British ‘think tank’ (some ‘experts’ all giving their opinions) has revealed that people who illegally download...

Fiery Furnaces Attack Radiohead

Fiery Furnaces are no stranger to avant garde song torturing and interesting promotional ideas, so you’d be forgiven for...

Shy Child Back: Album and Free Track

Shy Child, they of Noise Won’t Stop and other half formed synth sketches, are to release a new album next march. It’s called...

No Doubt Suing over Band Hero

After Gwen Stefani’s sideline in slick pop, No Doubt are back together, touring, and suing a computer game. Yes, the band is...

Kele from Bloc Party's Solo Album

Kele Okereke, the lead singer of Bloc Party, is working on a solo album, although there’s not been an official announcement....

Beatles come to Digital via USB

The recently released remasters of the Beatles albums are finally coming to digital, but not in the way many thought. Instead...

New Hot Chip Album

Hot Chip made looking like nerds trendy again – because, with the best will in the world, they did look like the blokes you’d...

Girls Make Gay Porn. This is a Music...

Hip indie darlings Girls have been speaking about their recent video. There’s a cut with two young chaps looking in love, and...

The Creepiest Star? We don't think so.

Music website Muzu.tv ran a Halloween poll to find out who people thought was the creepiest star, and Lady Gaga won for her...

Green Day Play Same Song 6 Times

So, how many times can you get away with playing the same song at a gig? Sometimes overexcited DJs put the same track on twice,...

Los Campesinos have Swine Flu?

Tweecore act Los Campesinos! told fans via their Twitter that they’ve got swine flu (and they did it all in capital letters,...

Jarvis Cocker Gets Radio Show

It was the news every Pulp fan thought they’d never hear: Pulp were reforming, possibly playing Glastonbury. Unfortunately, it...

Oasis Rolls in Grave as Leona Covers Them

Talent show winner and bafflingly popular number 1 artist Leona Lewis is continuing to cover indie tunes by doing a version of...

Billy Corgan's Swine Flu Paranoia

Billy Corgan doesn’t have swine flu, but he does have a take on both the vaccine and the possible mass vaccination program. A...

Some Jackson Fans call for Film Boycott

It’s not all mad love, short term memories and faith in the legal system in the Michael Jackson fan community. A group of...

Indie Charity Record Raises Nearly Half a...

Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear. All big names in alternative music, and all contributors to the ‘Dark was the Night’...

Young Folk Singer Killed by Coyotes

Those of us who live in urban environments might not think people could still be killed by wild animals in the west, short of...

ZAPPATiKA next UK tour set for April 2010

ZAPPATiKA bring their wacky 'zappa-esque' live show to the UK again from 15-20 April 2010,visiting ,among others...

Lily Allen is a Raging Hypocrite

Lily Allen recently became the poster child for the anti-file sharing brigade in Britain, reigniting a debate about what’s...

Someone is taking Christmas Too Far

I assume everyone has heard the Christmas tune ‘Little Drummer Boy’, yunno the one that goes ‘pa rum pa pum pum’ an awful lot....

British File Sharing cut off Timings...

As long term readers of Supajam will know, the British government is intending to force you to stop downloading music without...

Depp to gig with Babybird?

The ‘Johnny Depp is to play guitar for a band’ rumour isn’t that farfetched, because he does play the instrument and has...

Liam Gallagher will start new band

Several days after former Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher revealed he’d be releasing solo material, his estranged brother – and...

U2 Disappointed by only a Million Sales

U2’s lead singer Bono has expressed his disappointment that their recent album ‘No Line on the Horizon’ only sold a million...

Lil Wayne Guilty, Sent to Prison

The biggest selling rap act of 2008, Lil Wayne, is going to spend most of 2010 in prison after pleading guilty to gun...

Musicians team up for Anti-US Torture...

Prominent rock acts like Pearl Jam, REM and Rage Against the Machine have joined a campaign to support the closure of the US...

Noel will release Solo Work

To be honest, most people thought Noel Gallagher would continue making music now Oasis have split up, rather than retire to a...

Jan Moir Fails to Adequately Apologise...

The Daily Mail has published what they believe passes for an apology by Jan Moir, the hateful writer whose homophobic article...

Morrissey Collapses Onstage

Morrissey, the former Smiths singer and now cantankerous solo artist, collapsed during a gig Saturday night. He was only...

Pop Stars in Favour of Illegal Downloads

You wouldn’t have thought mainstream acts like Norah Jones, Shakira and Nelly Furtado would ever come out with anything...

Prodigy Re-Release Album as Box Set

& Statues, and a DVD of eight music videos. The best bit is the whole package only comes for a few quid more than the...

Jack White Starts Treasure Hunt

Yeah, we know, it’s Jack White again. He recently took a short break from touring to appear before the Philosophical Society at...

Old Sugababes versus New Sugababes?

The Sugababes helped transform pop music from bland pap you instinctively turned off into something you could (just about)...

ILLI BROMAN SYMPHONYORCHESTRA- Atlanta...

Suomalainen Illi Broman symphonyorchestra listattu amerikassa, mukava huomata taalta amerikasta kasin että suomalainen...

Record Label to Stage Interventions

You don’t have to follow the music world much to see that, for better or worse, taking drugs is very common amongst musicians,...

Run DMC the Musical?

If you think about bands who have had their music put into musicals, you probably think of Abba in Mamma Mia, maybe Queen,...

Spice Girls in Irony Free Talent Search

When you see a news report about the Spice Girls, a five strong pop act from the 1990s, and the possibility that they’ll be...

Animal Collective Team with PETA to Save...

Every year, tens of thousands of Canadian seals are killed for their furs, a process which is often as crude as beating them to...

U2 Free Global Webcast

Have you always wanted to see U2 play live but were too embarrassed to buy a ticket and ask your friends if they’d come with...

No Twitter, Kanye West Isn’t Dead

The latest rumour to sweep the internet, gaining top place on the Twitter trending topics list, is that Kanye West has died in...

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...