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Texas Chainsaw director Tobe Hooper has died

Legendary horror director Tobe Hooper has sadly passed away, aged 74. Hooper made the low budget but incredibly effective Texas...

Orlando Bloom to star in fantasy noir TV...

Orlando Bloom is coming to TV, and we mean Amazon Prime in particular. He’s been drawn into the streaming world by the...

Phoebe Waller-Bridge explains how Fleabag...

So, you’ve written a critically acclaimed and popular show, and there’s demand for season2. But what do you do when...

Bastille talk about their new...

Bastille have been speaking to NME, and fans need to know that the third album is well underway: “We never really stop...

This new Taylor Swift single credits...

Taylor Swift dropped a new single today, rendering a fair chunk of the population too busy to do anything but listen. However,...

The XX are going techno

We’ve already had an XX album this year, so we can’t demand more, but a sneaky release might be coming. Romy Madley...

Yet more movies with the Joker in them

So yesterday came the news that DC want to do a Joker movie unconnected to the villain’s appearance in any other film, a...

DC discussing stand alone Joker movie...

You read that right. According to Deadline, no less than legendary director Martin Scorsese is in talks to produce a movie...

Two dark comedy classics returning to the...

Good news for lovers of comedy that horrifies people: The League of Gentlemen and Alan Partridge are coming back to BBC...

Reading Festival sells out!

Reading officially sells out - and the sun looks like it will be celebrating with us Unofficially known as marking the end of...

Porn site offers to bring back Sense8

It’s a bad thing, isn’t it, when your TV show is basically better known for the sex scenes than the writing. No,...

R Kelly in new paedophile allegations

You’ve probably seen the recent accusations aimed at R Kelly, which describe the way he allegedly cultivates lovers as a...

The Game of Thrones hackers are...

When HBO had one and a half terabytes  of data stolen by hackers they knew they were going to be in for a bad time, and lo...

Ryan Adams apologises but not before...

Yesterday Ryan Adams went on a twitter rant about Father John Misty, calling him self important, and a shit Elton John. Well,...

Ryan Adams goes on tweet rant against...

Ryan Adams and Father John Misty have got a history of taking shots at each other, such as when FJM called Adams covering...

Here’s the first trailer for the Punisher...

The Punisher is a very hard character to get right, because he’s basically a damaged lunatic who kills loads of people....

Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89

TV royalty Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone in Britain who didn’t know who he...

Alice Glass just dropped a surprise EP

We were very pleased last week to report on a new Alice Glass single, because she kept on silencing the doubters that she was...

Neil Gaiman is writing Good Omens for TV...

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett once wrote a book together called Good Omens, and it is very good. Now Gaiman will be writing...

Weezer release summery video with a...

Weezer will show a good work rate by following up last year’s LP with another one in October this year, and it’ll...

The war of the politicised music...

After Glastonbury was used as a platform to promote Jeremy Corbyn (and not so much his divided Labour party), a Tory MP decided...

Bonnie Tyler is going to sing Total...

On August 21st American is going to see, or not see, a total eclipse of the sun, and at some point in the build up a wag...

It turns out we need a Gremlins 3

If you’d said to us, name an 80s movie that needs a modern sequel, we wouldn’t instantly gone...

Manchester Arena will reopen with an...

Reopening the Manchester Arena after the terrorist attack which killed 22 people there is a tough gig, but something special...

Thor’s Hammer is for sale

A prop used in the Marvel movies is going on sale… but what a prop. None other than Mjorlnir, the hammer Thor used in...

One Love Manchester has raised an awful...

The aim of the One Love Manchester concert was to raise funds for those affected by the terror attack at an Ariane Grande...

Daniel Craig is still being coy over Bond

Daniel Craig once said he’d rather slit his wrists than play James Bond for a fifth time, and the producers said they...

Tiki Torches had to deny they were linked...

You’ve probably seen the pictures of the Nazis who marched in the US over the weekend, and you might have noticed they...

Someone wants to make a 60 million dollar...

You can buy an awful lot with sixty million dollars, but that’s the sum a US firm are planning to spend on a TV drama...

Amazon end Lovefilm’s postal service:...

You might be sat at home thinking, wait, Lovefilm still have a by-post rental service? And yes, they did, and will do until...

This is the picture of a heroine

That picture up there is Heather Heyer. She was killed opposing a Nazi rally in Charlottesville, USA, and had spent her adult...

A comedy about Stalin’s Death looks...

A comedy called “The Death of Stalin” looks hilarious. Now, that’s a statement we never thought we’d...

Fiona Apple sends message of support to...

Sinead O’Connor scared many with her off the cuff video talking about mental illness and her own struggles with it, and...

Soundcloud get tens of millions in...

There’s not been much good Soundcloud news recently, what with them sacking 40% of the staff and closing branches. It was...

The new Alice Glass video sounds exactly...

Alice Glass left Crystal Castles with the reputation of being an acerbic, striking lead singer, and she put Stillbirth swiftly...

The Evil Has Landed: aka the new QOTSA SONG

If the idea of Queens of the Stone Age being produced by Mark Ronson still worries you, check out the new cut The Evil Has...

Saudi Arabia banned dabbing and is...

Okay, so Dabbing, the popular arm and body movement started in US hip hop culture and now employed by every tosser near a video...

The Coen Brothers are doing a TV for Netflix

This is not a drill, the Coen Brothers, i.e. the best brothers in all of visual media, are going to make a TV show for Netflix....

David Bowie like Metallica and Lou Reed’s...

When Metallica and Lou Reed announced their collaboration on ‘Lulu’, we were excited. Who wouldn’t want an...

Maccabees to release vinyl career box set

Call us suckers for rebuying material, but we love a stupidly priced career boxset because we are basically idiots, so...

The Killers want to make a 'grown up'...

As we ride through to the end of September and the arrival of a new Killers LP, all signs have pointed to good. The preview...

Sinead O’Connor makes bold and...

This news story could have had a number of attention grabbing headlines, and has in other places on the web by other people....

This is why you don’t post a rap video...

We have to admit, we didn’t know who Jake Paul was until this morning, and presumably that means he’s won. But he...

Last few tickets for LeeFest’s Neverland

The end of this week see’s The Neverland, run by LeeFest. An award winning festival it seems to have an uncanny knack at...

Guardians of the Galaxy’s spoof music...

To promote the ‘home’ release of Guardians of the Galaxy 2, the cast have reunited with a certain old pop star to...

Well Josh Brolin has nailed Cable while...

Can the Deadpool sequel really live up to the titanic original? We sure hope so, because they have both the original writers...

Slayer man speaks out against Trump

Slayer have had a, well, let’s just say ambivalent response to Donald Trump’s ongoing horror show, even appearing...

Martin Shkreli found guilty of fraud

There are three ways you might know of Martin Shkreli. You may know him as the very wealthy arsehole who bought the Wu-Tang...

Thanks to Robert Pattinson we now have to...

Okay, let’s just check to see what the music and movie news is today and… oh. Oh god. Oh good god. We don’t...

LeeFest presents The Neverland: August 10...

At the end of next week LeeFest are holding an event called The Neverland, running from August 10 to 12. The headliners are...

Alan Partridge to return as pro Brexit

Steve Coogan has been looking for the new angle for Alan Partridge, because that’s the role everyone wants him to do, but...

JK Rowling returns to top spot as highest...

Over the two decades of Harry Potter fame, author JK Rowling has made some serious wedge, and she has now returned to the top...

Linkin Park break US chart record

Following the death of Chester Bennington, his band Linkin Park have seen twenty three of their songs enter Billboard’s...

Norwegian racists confuse empty bus seats...

Fedrelandet viktigst is Norwegian for Fatherland First, and they’re a group of right wingers on Facebook, or as...

See Arcade Fire’s spoof rider from The...

Arcade Fire’s new album Everything Now has some good songs on it, some bad songs on it, but is overall a stronger record...

Apple are worth a staggering amount of money

You know the phrase ‘licence to print money’? Well Apple have that licence, and printing they are, because...

Sarah Harding’s career is in trouble: she...

We decided we should watch the start of Channel 5’s 2017 Celebrity Big Brother in case anyone who was once musical...

Netflix arguing over debt levels

Netflix looks like an all conquering juggernaut who found the change in media consumption at the perfect time, because they...

Greggs’ drive throughs are a success and...

Ah, Greggs, the shop that somehow caught the nation’s heart by selling sausage rolls and other bakery delights. Recently...

Hackers threaten to leak Game of Thrones:...

HBO have been hacked. Well they actually said they’d experienced “a cyber-incident, which resulted in the...

Anarbor drummer takes own life aged just 17

America’s Anarbor have announced that their drummer, Tyler Hedstrom, has taken his own life. He had joined them this year...

This is the fire pit you have been...

Do you have nearly two thousand Canadian dollars to spend on a fire pit? If yes, you probably shouldn’t be reading this...

Albert Hammond Jr has to shoot his dad...

For a glorious moment we thought The Strokes were recording new music, because Albert Hammond Jr’s Dad told The West...

Mike Shinoda writes to Linkin Park fans

A week after the suicide of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, the other famous face from the band has written a letter to...

Apple have retired the iPod Nano and...

Technology and time do not mix well, and when you add Apple in the mix you have more than a tsunami of planned obsolescence,...

When the Westboro Baptist Church picketed...

You know the Westboro Baptist Church, the American extremist group who protect the funerals of dead squaddies and think every...

It turns out Wet Wet Wet were still a...

As I read the headline ‘Marti Pellow has left Wet Wet Wet to pursue a solo career’, I naturally imagine it was ten...

Wolf Alice don’t try anything clever in...

Wolf Alice have released a video for Yuk Foo, and it’s basically just them playing in a basement… however, it...

Lana Del Rey is considering a new album:...

We’ve just had a new Lana Del Rey album, aka Lana gets a bit happier, but things are moving quickly because there could...

Here are the Mercury Prize nominations

The Mercury Music prize still manages to fascinate and upset, and is the perfect way to start a Twitter argument with someone...

Rick Ross is really quite arrogant

I suppose the headline ‘Rick Ross is awfully arrogant’ isn’t a surprise to anyone who’s ever seen any...

Trent Reznor: 'Trump is everything I hate...

Anyone who’s followed the career of Trent Reznor and his Nine Inch Nails knows he’s got a lot of anger inside, so...

Jason Manford is releasing an album: Yes...

Do you remember Jason Manford, the comedian who was sacked from the One Show for, well, texting issues? He’s been doing...

The Simpsons’ Creator Signs to Netflix...

Given that Matt Groening created both The Simpsons and Futurama, we don’t need anything besides the news he’s got a...

BBC to replace Glastonbury shaped hole in...

If you’re old enough to remember the Radio 1 Roadshow, don’t worry, the pain was a long time ago and you can move...

Daniel Craig will be Bond again

Daniel ‘I’d rather slash my wrists than be Bond again’ Craig is going to be Bond again, presumably because he...

'Expert': Kid Rock will win a Senate seat...

So Kid Rock has been tweeting that, yes, he really does want to enter politics and run for a Senate seat. This might sound...

Linkin Park publish open letter to lost...

Today the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office announced the official cause of death for Chester Bennington: he had hanged...

The Alien sequels are in jeopardy

Long-time fans of the Alien franchise weren’t thrilled with Prometheus, but it looked to have breathed new life into the...

The Thor Ragnarok trailer is fun

Our interest in Thor Ragnarok was not peaked by the way the Marvel CU has managed to keep its whole cast together and deliver...

Here’s a sparse and beautiful EP from...

We don’t normally repeat whole emails in these posts, but Luke De-Sciscio has explained his new project very well, so...

Linkin Park’s new video was uploaded the...

Yesterday saw the tragic death of Chester Bennington, singer of Linkin Park. But such was the surprise and disconnect of events...

Tower Hamlets fine 5 year old girl...

You know how in every American comic and show from our childhood there would be someone selling lemonade from a home made...

Alice Cooper: rock stars shouldn’t tell...

In the recent UK and US elections, musicians of all stripes got involved by telling their fans who they should vote for, and...

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington...

The Los Angeles County coroner has announced today that Chester Bennington has died, he was just 41. Chester is best known as...

Arcade Fire Announce 'In The Round’ tour

We still don’t know whether the new Arcade Fire LP is any good, and while some signs are promising so was the Reflektor...

BBC Promise Jodie Whittaker will get same...

Yesterday the rivals of the BBC continued their attack on the excellent broadcaster by trying to show how over paid and poorly...

The KLF are back: tickets on Sunday

The KLF are back! Err, don’t start thinking of gigs and singles and stuff, because this is the KLF, it’s more...

The internet is discussing OJ Simpson's...

You can understand where the click bait demand for a made up rumour about Donald Trump or Jay-Z comes from. That’s low...

Lana Del Rey not happy with leakers:...

We’ve all seen them, posts where people get very excited about catching an illegal first look of an album, and post...