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Reading and Leeds line up news

Liam Gallagher announced himself as a Reading and Leeds 2020 headliner some weeks ago, and if that put you off don’t...

Rage Against The Machine to headline...

The Reading and Leeds lineup is due to drop soon, but one name is already out: and it’s a huge one. The reformed lineup...

Pussy Riot video shoot shut down by...

Pussy Riot were filming a video for a song called Rage this weekend, when Russian cops arrived in mass at the studio to shut...

Billy Clyro are up to something

Biffy Clyro have already said there might be an album of new music in 2020, so everything they do is being analysed for hints....

Stranger Things’ Dustin stars in new...

Green Day are back, but they seem to be taking some time off from making a point to just play songs. Their new song Meet On The...

Black Deer announce more artists:...

Black Deer have already announced some hugely exciting acts for their 2020 edition, including Wilco, The Waterboys and the...

In the Spiral trailer Chris Rock’s horror...

The news that Chris Rock had come up with a new take on the Saw movies was fascinating, because he’s always had an...

Tramlines 2020 announce lineup

Tramlines is a long running festival in Sheffield, and 2020’s edition will be held over July 31st ti August 2nd in...

Stephen Malkmus: probably no new Pavement...

Whenever a band reforms for gigs their fans always hope the chemistry returns and new music follows. Well, look away now...

Anna Calvi will return for Peaky Blinders...

Anna Calvi was one of the most important people in Peaky Blinders last season. Not for acting in it, but because she worked on...

Fresh from the Masked Singer: Skunk...

Your scribe has spent the last few weeks wondering if Skin from Skunk Anansie was really dressing up as a giant duck and...

Americana Music Awards 2020: Not Just...

In the music industry, you'll often hear  ’when are you gonna get a real job’, or at least phrases along a...

AmericanaFest UK: Day Two Part 2

From a young age you’re told not to talk to strangers, but, it seems us journalists, or, at least us aspiring wafflers,...

AmericanaFest UK: Day Two Review

Without warmth and love, a house is just a house, just like music without meaning is an irrelevant melody. With this in mind,...

Elon Musk releases EDM track

Elon Musk is a billionaire visionary for whom boundaries don’t exist. He’s also dating one of the most talented...

AmericanaFest UK: Day One Review Part 2

Well, I think not, or at least I did.   This has been a thought I’ve believed for quite a while, so when I’d...

AmericanaFest UK: Day One Review

Yesterday, night one of The AMA’s showcased Canadian talent which needed to be exhibited.   The AmericanaFest hosted...

Doves have nearly finished a new album

It’s been a long time since the last Doves album, the excellent Kingdom of Rust. There’s been a long hiatus since...

Guns N Roses announce Glasgow gig

If you’ve been reading the MCR at MK stories and thought you’d like something more old school / further up the...

MCR announce 3rd MK show with new sales date

The MCR UK MK reunion shows are both weirdly satisfying to type and now up to a third date: yes, My Chemical Romance have...

Louise vs Peppa Pig: possibly only big if...

There was a time in UK music when Louise meant only one person: she who was formerly in Eternal, and then became a solo star....

Hella Mega Tour’s Glasgow date has moved...

The Hella Mega Tour sees Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy combine together for some nostalgic nights, and they are playing...

In This Moment release new song and LP

In the course of working for Supajam I’ve discovered many great bands I hadn’t previously been aware of, such as...

Joker director baffled’ people can’t tell...

The Joker is one of the best comic derived movies of all time, a powerful character study and about to storm the Oscars. It...

Kirk Hammett on Napster: Metallica’s...

In seems so long ago that people who bought music on physical formats awoke to Napster presenting the possibility of a future...

Ozzy Osbourne reveals Parkinson’s diagnosis

Ozzy Osbourne is not doing well health wise, and he’s now revealed that a Parkinson’s diagnosis is at the middle of...

My Chemical Romance announce UK return

My Chemical Romance haven’t played the UK since, err just checking google, 2011, but they’ve now announced a date...

Creeper release Annabelle

We got emotional listening to Creeper’s new single Annabelle. When a band release an album that means a lot to you,...

George Lucas meeting Baby Yoda is the...

George Lucas invented the Star Wars Universe.   Baby Yoda saved it.   Here are the pair meeting for the first time...

Eminem releases new album and offends...

Eminem is back with a surprise release, and you know what that means: material which offends. Music To Be Murdered By dropped...

Glastonbury might have to limit the...

America’s greatest source of satire, The Onion, once described festivals as fields for people to take drugs in, and that...

Demi Lovato is singing the US National...

Demi Lovato will be singing the US National Anthem at Superbowl LIV this February and this is notable for two reasons:  ...

Slipknot release bonkers 20 min video

Today we’re going to test your toleration for crazy, because Slipknot star Shawn Clown Crahan has released a surreal...

Our scepticism was wrong: Billie Eilish...

Okay, your scribe holds his hands up, he was wrong. I was sceptical yesterday that Billie Eilish was doing the new Bond theme...

Dave Gahan adds vocals to Humanist’s new...

Dave Gahan has been doing some great work in recent years, including trips out from Depeche Mode to appear in Soulsavers and,...

This is probably nonsense but Billie...

A website devoted to the world of James Bond has dropped a strong rumour and it’s making people sit up. They think the...

Creeper announce second LP and we...

Creeper’s debut LP Eternity in Your Arms was one of the best debuts for years, and we still spin it regularly. We were...

If you’re a weirdo you can buy the car...

Rapper and actor Tupac Shakur was shot four times in 1996 while travelling in a vehicle belonging to Suge Knight (who was also...

Aretha Franklin’s son shouts for biopic...

Jennifer Hudson was handpicked by Aretha Franklin to play the soul legend in a biopic about her, and ‘Respect’ is...

Tom DeLonge has sold his Blink 182...

There is an old phrase in music, born from years of struggle, that you should always keep your masters. Well, copyright is the...

Fox open to Firefly revival

Firefly sure has hung around. Cancelled partway through its only season in the early noughties and followed by a singular (but...

Sonos sues Google over speaker tech and...

Imagine being Sonos. You’re confidant Google and Amazon have infringed on your patents and face a series of punishing...

Hans Zimmer to score Bond film

Hans Zimmer is one of the leading composers of soundtracks, having produced a career full of powerful, moving scores. We spent...

Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers will return in...

Fans of Jack Antonoff might be forgiven for thinking his Bleachers guise would never return seeing as he’s spent the last...

X-Men horror flick The New Mutants might...

The New Mutants was a fascinating concept: a story set in the world of the X Men, about, well, some young new mutants who are...

Faith No More: there won’t be new music

Faith No More have a series of gigs planned for 2020, oh, right, we can this year now about that can’t we. So the band...

A Quiet Place 2 is coming and this teaser...

A Quiet Place is one of the most underrated of recent horror movies, a film in which making the slightest sound gets you eaten...

Ja Rule has released a track about Fyre...

Fyre Festival was a musical clusterfuck which became a metaphor for the whole influencer culture we might one day escape from....

Nic Howden reviews Jon Spencer

Another kind of blues   “Fuck this orange piece of shit”, Jon Spencer spits into the microphone at the Dome,...

Early Christmas Present: John Frusciante...

John Frusciante’s periods in Red Hot Chili Peppers have produced some brilliant music, and some of the long running...

Grimes knows a few thing about horrible...

So in thr last 24 hours a few things have happened in the UK rendering a substantial part of the population stunned, and an...

Sting pays tribute to JuiceWRLD and says...

Juice WRLD sadly died recently, and the tributes have been justly pouring in. Among them was Sting, he of the Police, whose...

The 2019 Keanu Reeves love in now has a...

Look, we do like Keanu Reeves, he seems like a cool guy, but we are perplexed at how an internet configured to rant about...

Purple Rain added to US National Film...

Every year the US Library of Congress adds twenty five films to the National Film Registry, which ensures they will be...

Greta Thunberg is Time Person of the...

In our daily lives we have to put up with people ridiculing Greta Thunberg, which just marks them out as arses. She has shown...

RIP Marie Fredriksson of Roxette

For a while in our youth we thought the lady singer in Roxette was called Roxette because it was all about her, but she was in...

Lewis Capaldi gives Glasgow gig goers a...

Lewis Capaldi continues to show he’s a man of the people with a good eye for funny PR by giving everyone who went to his...

Ed Harcourt’s supergroup drop new tune

Okay, supergroup is overstating it. Ed Harcourt is a big name, but Loup GarouX are essentially his bands as he’s backed...

Aerosmith just announced a Glastonbury...

Often, a band will go to great lengths in their ‘we’re playing Glastonbury’ announcement, maybe tying in with...

Billie Eilish’s directorial debut is awesome

Billie Eilish has directed her own video for song Xanny and it’s amazing. By which we mean it might trigger the fuck out...

Ed O’Brien releases solo song and...

The long awaited solo album from Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien is coming, and he’ll go by the name EOB to do it. We...

Sharon Ven Etten covers Silent Night

Sharon Van Etten has released a cover of Silent Night, and you know what that means: transforming a long time Christmas classic...

Latitude announce first names and there’s...

Latitude 2020 is in Henham Park, Suffolk from July 16th to 19th, and if it’s going to be a banger they’re going to...

Here's the new Bond Trailer

Daniel Craig is taking his last turn as James Bond in No Time to Die, and we now have a first trailer. It’s a direct...

Ed Sheeran and Drake dominate most played...

One of the benefits of Spotify as a dominant streaming service is it can provide a very good idea of what people have been...

Daft Punk tried to work with George Michael

There’s lots of promo going on for the musical comedy Last Christmas, which features the tunes of George Michael, and...

New Deadmau5

Deadmau5 has been dropping some new tracks, and there’s something old, something new… actually that’s...

Faith No More announce new UK tour

If you’re a Faith No More fan you know how hard it is to see them live without travelling, because while they are back...

People Just Do Nothing are making a...

People Just Do Nothing was one of the comedy highlights of the last decade, a mockumentary following Kurupt FM. It lasted for...

Hungary turns homophobe and quits...

Hungary has competed in the Eurovision Song Contest a lot since the Cold War ended and Russian style communism fell away, but...

Liam Gallagher to play Heaton Park and...

Liam Gallagher is to play his largest solo shows to date when he plays at Heaton Park in Manchester in 2020. It’s a huge...

Pete Townshend apologies and puts it down...

Yesterday we brought you comments by Pete Townshend which we really hoped were caused by something other than how he actually...

Let’s hope these Pete Townshend quotes...

It must be a difficult time to be Pete Townshend, because you’re still releasing material as The Who, but you’re...

Grimes muses on role of AI in art and...

We live in an age when technology has changed how we live our lives more than at any other moment in history, and it can be fun...

Finneas says Billie Eilish’s next album...

Billie Eilish came to prominence with an album of great tunes, but they already felt like a bold direction, which makes us...

Mabel is here for everyone depressed over...

Christmas events are in full swing, and that means lights, mince pies, spending more money than you have on items which will...

This is the greatest interview ever given...

An interview about Harlequins rugby shouldn’t really be one of the greatest things you’ll ever see, but – and...

Courtney Love releases new song: from the...

Henry James’ classic spooky tale The Turn of the Screw is getting a new movie adaption in the form of The Turning. Finn...

Walking Dead due to end after season 12?

The Walking Dead multi-media franchise was started by a comic which has finished, and that was at least one story arc too late....

Coldplay release their Christmas advert

It’s festive advertising season in Britain, during which the alleged season of goodwill which should really be about...

Jon Spencer taking Bellbottoms to the...

‘Thank you very much ladies and gentlemen. Right now, I got to tell you about…the fabulous, most...

Paul McCartney is a Glastonbury 2020...

Emily Eavis has confirmed that former Beatle Paul McCartney will play Glastonbury in 2020, as part of the 50th anniversary...

Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot call for Snyder...

When something goes badly, people will turn to unknowns for help. With the cinematic release of Justice League being given a...

Grimes releases two versions of new single

As we get ever closer to the release of Grimes new LP, she continues her run of flawless singles. Today’s release is...

Taylor Swift has the receipts and she’s...

When Scooter Braun spent hundreds of millions of dollars on a record label he acquired years and years’ worth of content...

The Death Stranding soundtrack is great

In a world of streaming services, music reviews are pointless. There’s no need to try and find a reviewer on NME,...

Klaxons man announces solo album and single

Klaxons founder member James Righton has released music outside of the band he’s best known for, but now it’s going...

Joker director now just outright trolling...

Todd Phillips’ Joker movie is right up there with the best the comic book movies have produced, stripping back the silly...

Extinction Rebellion now have their own...

As Extinction Rebellion continue to divide people into three groups (we don’t care, we do care, we do care but ER are...

Brand New Music: Kevin Lake and Way Too Hard

Chill out often gets associated with the summer and beaches, but in these dark autumnal days there can be nothing nice than...