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Soundcloud sacks 40 of its staff

Let us begin with a quote from Alex Ljung, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of music streaming service Soundcloud: “By...

50 Cent thinks Jay Z’s new album is too...

Jay Z’s new LP 4:44 has certainly got people talking, or at least people who have Tidal, because Jay Z is trying to...

Grotbags had died

This news story is unashamedly for anyone who was young in the 80s and early 90s, because we have to bring you sad, sad news:...

Kent’s Wheels and Fins Music Festival...

Glastonbury has quite a hold on the festival imagination, given that they don’t just have great bands, they have acres of...

Marcus Mumford is helping pick the...

There are twelve judges for this year’s Mercury Music Prize, and there’s some interesting names. Mistajam of Radio...

Thanks to Love Island we have to talk...

Love Island is an ITV reality show where lots of vapid, horrible people we’re encouraged to think are attractive act like...

Peace to headline Grenfell Tower benefit gig

A little while ago we had to report on a benefit night for Grenfell Tower which was cancelled after some very dubious behaviour...

Futurama is returning: but the mystery is...

Futurama was the second great project of Simpons’ creator Matt Groening and David Cohen, a science fiction animated...

US Impressionist Stevie Ryan has taken...

Stevie Ryan was only thirty three, and was a rising talent and actress. She had a big audience on YouTube, had her own show on...

Festival King Explains Why Drug Testing...

This news story could have been called ‘Reading and Leeds haven’t got government clearance for drug testing...

Rag N Bone Man Announces Tour

The best joke about Rag N Bone Man came from Popjustice, who christened him Raging Binman, and we can’t beat that, but we...

Adele’s London cancellation cost a DVD...

This weekend was building to a climax for Adele fans. It wasn’t just the last two nights of a world tour, it might have...

Kanye quits Tidal

The news headline ‘Kanye has hissy fit and quits something’ isn’t exactly groundbreaking, and this...

Fyre Festival’s clusterfuckathon...

You may remember Fyre Festival, the event aimed at up the upper end of the market, with top glamping, top bands, top food and...

Jay-Z’s mother comes out on his new album

So you put on Jay Z’s new album 4.44 (or rather you don’t if you just have Spotify), and you get to Smile,...

Kings of Leon threatened MTV over bad review

Thanks to streaming, reviews are now pointless. Sorry Pitchfork, but your postmodern essays aren’t needed, as anyone can...

Dodgy music plugger sends Annie Lennox...

Annie Lennox, realty very famous. So famous, there’s a legend the Brit Awards had a complete revamp because she was...

The new XX video has some famous people...

There’s a new video from the XX, and wouldn’t you know it, there’s some famous people inside. So,...

R2D2 just sold for over two million quid

Alright, not the real R2 unit, because that would be too busy saving the world, but a model dating from the original Star Wars...

Adele doesn’t know if she’ll tour again...

There’s been a lot of chatter that Adele hates touring and might give it up now she’s set for life, and plenty of...

Well now we might now why the Han Solo...

It’s been obvious something is wrong with the forthcoming Han Solo movie because the two directors, Phil Lord and Chris...

The XX have to cancel their Night and Day...

The XX were due to curate a festival, and with the setting of a beautiful waterfall in Iceland, three days of quality acts like...

Ed Sheeran announces stadium tour

Ed Sheeran has a chart record, some bestselling albums and the exposure of a massive Glastonbury headline gig, so what better...

Father John Misty skewers Glasto's Corbyn...

You can rely on John Tillman, aka Father John Mystery, to be stood behind the Roman emperor whispering in his ear you’re...

Did Ian Brown reveal the Stone Roses have...

At a Stone Roses gig in Hampden Park this weekend, Ian Brown said to the masses “Don’t be sad it’s over, be...

Nintendo are going full Nostalgia: a new...

This story on the new Classic Edition SNES would have been sooner, but we were too busy trying to order it. So, full...

Grenfell Tower fundraiser axed because of...

#CXLTURE was a fundraiser due to take place at the Trapeze Bar in Shoreditch this Thursday, aiming to raise a grand for...

Ed Sheeran will hold a singles chart...

Ah, the Official Singles Chart, once a must read for the pop fan wanting to know what’s hot and what’s not, now...

Netflix continues to swing the axe

It’s not all champagne, chocolate and changing the way visual media is consumed at Netflix, because they have their axe...

The Killers are strongly rumoured for...

When is a rumour not a rumour? This entire news story is based on slightly more on a whisper we heard in a field, because the...

Katy Perry just pissed off Scotland while...

The flags at Glastonbury are a combination of national pride, references to in jokes only a few people will get, and outright...

Corbyn trumps Parton: biggest Glastonbury...

Jeremy took to the stage at Glastonbury this afternoon as an introduction for Run the Jewels. The band were not mentioned, but...

One big superstar appearance at...

Some secret appearances are so secret that no one is around for the reveal. This was the case at the post-midnight premiere of...

The secret Glastonbury set was Elbow

Picture the scene: you know the Park stage at Glastonbury is having a special guest who hasn’t been announced,...

Strong rumours of Elbow or Arcade Fire...

The Park stage at Glastonbury has a large hole in its schedule, with 7.30pm tonight labelled ‘To Be Announced’....

Someone has done a survey about sex and...

Lovehoney are a purveyor of your finest kinky toys, so who better than to cash in on the biggest festival weekend of the year...

The Arcade Fire and Everything Now Co...

We’ve already brought you a video for Arcade Fire’s new song Creature Comfort, and we don’t really like...

Glastonbury weather news and advice

Britain needs to have been at a certain temperature for five days for it to be a heatwave, and that happened yesterday....

George Clooney just sold his Tequila firm...

This isn’t a bitter story. This is a story going George Clooney: great actor, good director, great businessman. If...

BBC’s News At Ten shows up what the...

On Tuesday night, BBC’s flagship news programme gave us a look into a version of the apocalypse, a perfect BBC version of...

There are long queues at Glastonbury so...

The gates of this year’s Glastonbury Festival opened at 8am this morning, but so keen are people to escape the reality of...

Legoland have built a model Glastonbury

We love Glastonbury, but we also love Lego, and we never expected the two to mix because we weren’t going to take a...

TV Nirvana? The team behind Sherlock are...

Benedict Cumberbatch’s incarnation as Sherlock might be coming to an end. Sherlock showrunner Steven Moffat is coming to...

Nickleback think they’re a guilty pleasure

Nickleback have been striking back after years of jokes about how rubbish they’re meant to be. Singer Chad Kroeger took a...

Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood to perform...

People are raising money for Le Marche, a region in Italy suffering from natural disasters, and Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood...

Hear a new Haim studio recording

Haim are ramping up to their second album, and it feels weird to say that given how hyped they are because it feels like...

UNKLE return with first new LP for seven...

It’s been seven years since James Lavelle and his rotating band of associates released an UNKLE album, and quite frankly...

Grenfell Tower charity single details

Simon Cowell is organising a charity single to raise money for those left devastated by the Grenfell Tower fire, an event whose...

It’s Father’s Day so fuck it here’s a...

It turns out Dave Grohl is a fantastically fun father. Who knew. So what makes him fun? His daughter started to learn the...

Josh Homme avoided guests on new LP to...

You’re Josh Homme, and you’re a pretty big deal. You can call on just about anyone to guest on your LP, and...

Lorde’s new album was going to be about...

Lorde may have written the break up classic LP of the year, but the creative process is a strange thing and in the early stages...

Glastonbury talk Johnny Depp and how you...

This Thursday Johnny Depp will be appearing at Glastonbury to introduce a choice of films at the new Cineramageddon part of the...

Here’s the new Arcade Fire song: it might...

It’s time for the cereal advert teaser to go away, because the new Arcade Fire single is here and… wow. It’s...

Jake Bugg to sponsor a football team

Notts County is a modestly performing football club, located in League 2 of the British football system, although it’s...

Here’s the new Killers single: it’s...

The Killers debuted a new song last night on BBC Radio 1, but we couldn’t find a stream of it to bring you until the...

Adele visits Grenfell Tower families

On Wednesday night and morning, a fire consumed a London tower block at unprecedented speed. Grenfell Tower was home to up to...

Glastonbury explain how they’re dealing...

Glastonbury is happening in a few weeks, and obviously as a concentrated gathering of people involved in a western cultural...

Radiohead announce much expanded...

Your only chance to see Radiohead in the UK outside a festival was meant to be at the Manchester Arena on July 4th and 5th....

Arcade Fire tease us with spoof cereals...

Can you imagine living in Arcade Fire land? Thinking, we’ve got an album to release, what random stuff can we do now that...

Here’s a new PVRIS song and video

August 4th see’s PVRIS unleash their sophomore effort, and the title is superb: All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of...

Frightened Rabbit have a new song...

Theresa May still hasn’t stopped saying Strong and Stable, which suggests she doesn’t actually grasp what’s...

Eddie Vedder paid 25 grand to keep...

On Friday night Eddie Vedder played a definitely getting your money’s worth 32 song set in Dublin, during which he left...

The Killers: new songs news

Friday will see the release of a new Killers single, and it’s called ‘The Man’. Any other indie band might...

Forbes 100 Highest Paid Entertainers:...

Now maybe we’re out of touch, but Puff Daddy hasn’t had a mega banger in a good few years, yet look who’s...

Lord Buckethead goes international

If you’ve watched the political situation in Britain in the last week, you might have taken some comedic refuge in the...

Harlem is getting a museum of hip hop

Harlem, New York: a place of great cultural birth, a tag name for a group of basketball players, and soon home to a museum of...

Batman has died: RIP Adam West

Sorry Christian Bale, but to many people Batman was Adam West, the actor who played him in what we’re going to call a...

Tom Hardy’s eulogy for his dog is better...

Tom Hardy, a man of many sides, from the muscled hero to the guy who reads bedtime stories with kids. One of them is a...

Muse to livestream gig this weekend and...

Muse have made great capital from dystopian views of the future, drones and scenarios of political control and chaos, so the...

Britain’s gone to hell but here’s a new...

Today, it became apparent that British Prime Minister Theresa May has made the greatest political error since… well...

Anthony Keidis 'doesn’t judge' Chris...

People are quick to judge and condemn, but one of those who isn’t is Anthony Keidis of Red Hot Chilli Peppers.  He...

Here’s the Lorde tour details plus new...

Hi, I’m Media Monkey, and I have a confession to make: I’m the only person in the world who didn’t like...

Audioslave’s Chris Cornell tribute is...

Audioslave have their critics, including plenty of people who can’t see past parent bands Soundgarden and Rage Against...

Would you buy more at Record Store Day if...

Put the needle back on the record by Nic Howden   The only true advantage of CDs over vinyl LPs, when the shiny little...

The Guardians of the Galaxy 2 mix is...

Cassettes were an absolute nightmare. No they were, because while you could hand craft a marvellous mix tape for your beloved...

Bodger from Bodger and Badger has died

Sad news for people of a certain age: Bodger from Bodger and Badger has died, aka the human one in a show about a puppet that...

Death From Above 1979 are teasing us

There’s new Death From Above 1979 coming very soon, probably this Friday, and we are very excited. So excited we’re...

Noel Fielding told to avoid black so he...

First things first: this report comes from The Sun, who are claiming a source told them, so it’s probably made up. But...

Liam Gallagher takes back everything he...

The One Love Manchester concert had some remarkable sights, but right up there was Liam Gallagher playing with Coldplay, a band...

Aphex Twin has a month long countdown to...

Richard D James, aka Aphex Twin, is up to something. There was some mystery last month when he released a strange video,...

This is why Clean Bandit got censored at...

One Love Manchester was a truly remarkable concert. People wounded in the Manchester attacks attending a massive concert just a...

The new Placebo vid is worth a look even...

We still like Placebo and were pleased to hear their cover of Talk Talk’s Lifes What You Make It. It’s not going to...

The Childish Gambino persona will be...

Donald Glover is a busy man, and we mean ‘starring in a Star Wars movie busy’ man, as he’s going to be no...

Arcade Fire are having fun with anagrams...

Arcade Fire have an album to promote, so we can expect some strangeness. We’ve already had surprise vinyl and a pretend...

Snarknado might be awful but they’re very...

SyFy’s b-movie franchise ‘Sharknado’ might not get any rewards in a technical sense, but somehow...

Radiohead’s OK Computer was inspired by...

We’ve recently had towel day, where fans of sci-fi humourist Douglas Adams carry a towel around in homage to his greatest...

Well that was quick: here’s the new...

When we joked about keeping an eye on the weird Arcade Fire ‘live’ stream, we weren’t being serious in...

Arcade Fire are doing something weirdly...

There’s probably going to be an Arcade Fire album out this year. We’re only guessing, but what makes us say...

Prophets of Rage announce album: listen...

In a way, Rage Against the Machine let us down, not being around for the George W Bush disaster. But nothing makes Bush look...

Here’s the new Liam Gallagher single

Well, if you’re a fan of 90s nostalgia here’s the new single from Liam Gallagher. It’s perfectly functional,...