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Muse celebrate 20 years of Origin of...

On July 17th it’ll be twenty years since Muse released Origin of Symmetry, aka their best album. Fight us. Clearly...

Tim Burton casts his new Wednesday Addams

There’s a new Addams Family series coming… well sort of. The series will be from the perspective of family...

John Lydon kept away from Sex Pistols...

John Lydon has publicly complained he wasn’t asked to help on the forthcoming Sex Pistols biopic, saying it was...

Two festival postponements

With the rise of the variants Covid uncertainty is the order of the day. Sadly, this has meant two festivals have postponed....

Glastonbury given licence for 'small'...

Something is cooking in the fields of Worthy Farm… well apart from the camping and the online festival. Somerset County...

Daoi Freyr can’t perform live at...

Iceland’s Daoi Freyr was our favourite for Eurovision 2020, but Covid denied him and his band the chance to compete as...

Matthew McConaughey is making calls about...

A recent survey said more people would vote for Matthew McConaughey for Governor of Texas than wanted to vote for the current...

Drum and Bass and A Bike

Absolute mad lad Dom Whiting has strapped his decks to the front of a pedal bike and does full length DJ sets while cycling...

Chris Martin wants to use emojis as song...

It’s easy to rag on Coldplay and we try not to, but Chris Martin has an idea which sounds achingly trendy. Here he is...

On 'Billy' John Grant tackles the 'cult...

John Grant is building up to the release of his new Boy From Michigan album, due to be in our earholes June 25th, with Cate Le...

Riot Fest 2022 will see Misfits perform...

  Riot Fest 2022 is going to see something previously ruled out: an original Misfits performance. Yes, although Danzig...

Black Deer Focus: Jordan Mackampa

Jordan Mackampa grew up in Coventry, has Congolese roots and spent a childhood listening to his mother’s favourite US...

Song of the Weekend: Cthulhu calls

So we’re going a bit into the genres for this one, and that genre is cosmic horror. Aviators are a prolific project that...

Over half a million accounts have now...

Call of Duty: Warzone is essentially a game about running round shooting other people online. This brings out the best of...

Download Festival announce free TV event

Download 2021 should have been June 5th to 6th, but obviously with Covid that’s not going to happen. Instead the team...

Louder than Life just announced a...

September 23rd to 26th. Louisville, Kentucky. Four days. Hopefully no Indian variants, monitor your airports. Then it’s...

Joe Exotic asks for release after cancer...

The news that Joe Exotic has asked for a pardon and / or just a release for prison comes along once a month, but this time...

Eskimo Callboy are making their own...

Last year Eskimo Callboy brought much fun to the Covid world with Hypa Hypa, a marvellously bonkers mixture of cheesy pop and...

This makes Ebenezer Goode look at subtle...

If you’re wondering what Aqua would look like in 2021, the answer is the new one from Little Sis Nora and AronChupa...

Racist sends neighbour an actual...

Imagine happily living in your home, when you get a letter from an anonymous neighbour. Not only is this neighbour a closet...

Bono, The Edge and Martin Garrix unveil...

Admittedly, theme songs for sporting events have a spotty past, so the release today of the official theme song for the EURO...

Martha Wainwright releases new song and...

It’s been five years since Martha Wainwright released an album, so we’re overjoyed to bring you the news a new LP...

Enola Holmes sequel news

There’s going to be a sequel to Enola Holmes, and this really shouldn’t be a surprise: the movie was a huge...

Jeffrey Dean Morgan makes plea to be Batman

Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been on our screens recently as Negan, the Walking Dead’s complicated anti-hero, but he’s...

Paul McCartney teaches us all eye yoga

Well this is a new one on us: not only does ‘eye yoga’ exist, but Paul McCartney credits it for his good eyesight...

Janelle Monae joins Knives Out II

Netflix have thrown $450 million to Rian Johnson to make Knives Out 2 and 3, so it makes sense he’d get a stellar cast....

James Corden: Gavin and Stacey doesn’t...

Gavin and Stacey fans rejoice: there’s a non-zero chance of another episode. Co-writer and star James Corden was speaking...

Ellen to end her chat show in 2022

Ellen has made the decision to end her chat show, and she’s pretending it’s due to wanting a challenge and not the...

Smiths inspired Simpsons song officially...

You may recall that a few weeks ago the Simpsons did a spoof of the Smiths, with Lisa liking an 80s British indie band called...

Acts and set times are here for...

As much as we’re excited for May 17th’s lockdown relaxation and the chance for people with someone to hug to hug...

There's a trailer for the new Stephen...

Stephen King has written a new TV adaption of his work, and JJ Abrams has produced, so you know episode one will be great and...

Here’s the Wolf Alice song they teased

Earlier this week we had to do one of those annoying ‘there’s a song coming, but they’re teasing us’...

Skrillex is back with some house music

Skrillex is back, and anyone who thinks he’s just about dubstep is in for a shock. The new single is called Butterflies...

David Lynch directs Donovan video

We have fond memories of Donovan, as our Dad used to play his music when we were little and Universal Soldier is still a great...

Donald Glover: cancel culture is making...

Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, aka one of the most exciting stars in multiple media formats, has been speaking about a...

Till Lindemann’s new solo single is not...

Rammstein singer Till Lindemann has a new solo release, and it’s from a movie soundtrack. Now, what are you expecting?...

James to headline London’s first big post...

Lockdown restrictions in England are set to end on June 21st, and Heritage Live are going to start their summer gig series in...

Taylor Swift to be given BRITs Global...

Taylor Swift might still be young, but it feels like she’s already had a long and storied career and has come through...

Song of the weekend: Lyfjaberg

We were introduced to Wardruna over the weekend, a Norwegian group who channel their folk heritage into powerful songs that hit...

Grimes as Princess Peach probably...

If you listen to some people, Elon Musk is the closest we currently have to a Bond villain, and they include a volcano base in...

Wolf Alice announce new single

Bit of a buzzkill this one, because yay, Wolf Alice have announced a new single No Hard Feelings. But normally, in the internet...

Perry Farrell announces new single with...

Perry Farrell has announced a new single from his guise as the Kind Heaven Orchestra. It’s called ‘MEND’, and...

Pearl Jam announce massive bootleg series

How massive does something to be to justify the word? I mean, when you approach the concept of Pearl Jam pulling from the...

Martina Topley Bird returns with new album

When Martina Topley-Bird says “I had to recalibrate/reconfigure my way of relating to music and the music industry in...

Skynd return with new song

Skynd are the murder themed double act who turn true crimes into absolutely brilliant tunes. Their last release tackled...

Festival lineup unite to get Die Antwoord...

The multiple allegations of misconduct towards Die Antwoord… actually let’s be clear here, they’re accused...

NIN announce only headline gigs of the year

To be honest ‘the only headline gigs of the year’ doesn’t sound like such a big thing when simply any gig at...

John Lennon tribute album announced

‘Dear John’ is the name of a new covers album paying tribute to John Lennon. Last year a charity concert was...

Black Deer Focus: William The Conqueror

William The Conqueror have albums called ‘Proud Disturber of the Peace’ and ‘Bleeding on the...

Carole Baskin launches unfortunately...

Tiger King star Carole Baskin has become the latest celeb to jump into the crypto currency trend, but she’s not peddling...

Survey discovers Britain’s feelings about...

A music industry body called LIVE, which handles… well… the live area of music has surveyed Britain and found 75%...

Glastonbury is coming to cinemas

Instead of a real world festival this year, Glastonbury has embarked on a series of initiatives. There’s turning the site...

Radio 1 Big Weekend 2021 details

Radio 1’s ‘Big Weekend’ festival is going to be an online only affair for the second year running, and if you...

Laura Marling’s side project LUMP returns

Laura Marling teamed with Mike Lindsay in 2018 for an album under the bandname LUMP, and now they’re resurrecting the...

Warwickshire’s Bigfoot Festival announce...

Now, when we first heard of Bigfoot Festival we assumed in was in America somewhere. Yunno, where they have Bigfoot. Imagine...

Vue Cineworld and Odeon confirm reopening

So, after Pride, some good news: cinema reopenings. I mean, assuming you’ve had the jab and everything, you’ll want...

Brighton Pride 2021 has been cancelled

A heavy dose of reality today as people start to look to the easing of Covid regulations, with the news that Brighton Pride has...

Ade Edmondson had to be rescued by fire...

Ade Edmondson has made a career out of using absurd situations to make us laugh, and he can’t even stop on his day off....

Roskilde 2021 cancelled due to Covid

Sad news for festival goers today, as Roskilde has had to cancel it’s 2021 edition, after also having to cancel the 2020...

Song of the Weekend: When the Frayed Wind...

Matt Pless’s protest song ‘When the Frayed Wind Blows’ is not new, but every year it seems to get more...

Addams Family does Bad Guy

Okay, let’s be up front, Whitney Avalon picked the same weekend to upload her Bad Guy spoof as Billie Eilish picked to...

Black Deer Focus: Jake Bugg

At Black Deer Focus we’ve tended to, err, focus on bands lower down the bill than headliners, because let’s face it...

This advert is great

Is the below advert good? Not in the sense of making us want to buy chewing gum, so no.   But is it a brilliant and timely...

Danzig says "woke bullshit" will stop...

Glenn Danzig, former frontman of the misfits and purveyors of classic disaffected horror punk, doesn’t think...

George Romero’s last zombie film will be...

George Romero was the all time master and father of zombie cinema, and when he died in 2017 he was planning a “concluding...

Ringo Starr names favourite Beatles track

Poor Ringo, the butt of endless jokes about his talents, and oddly beloved a generation of British kids for Thomas the Tank...

Harrison Ford telling David Blaine to get...

Harrison Ford reacting like every classic Harrison Ford character when David Blaine does one of his ‘magic’ tricks...

Garbage unveil title track from new album

Garbage have been dripping us great songs for a while now, but June 11th is the date for their new album ‘No Gods, No...

Lord of the Lost’s Priest: streaming now

A few days ago we brought you the first teaser from Lord of the Lost’s new album, a cinematic track called The Death of...

Glastonbury announce one year conversion...

Ever wanted to camp at Glastonbury Festival, just without the bands? And most of the people? And with easier access to nappy...

Black Deer announce day splits and even...

Black Deer is going to be your first chance to stand in a field full of music with complete freedom this summer, assuming Boris...

Russia threatening to jail activist by...

Let’s be clear, Russia’s interest in jailing Andrei Borovikov has got nothing to do with music videos, and...

Spotify founder repeats intention to buy...

Billionaire Spotify founder Daniel Ek has repeated his intention to try and buy Arsenal football club from the Kroenkes, who...

The original lineup reunion no one asked...

Our title is perhaps too snarky, because Razorlight did record a few great songs, but really how many of you clicked through...

Manchester International Festival...

The 2020 version of the Manchester International Festival has announced some big names, both on stage and screen. So, between...

Florence Welch to contribute to Great...

There’s going to be a new Broadway adaptation of classic American novel The Great Gatsby, with music and lyrics from...

Nine year old becomes youngest competitor...

What did your kids do during lockdown? We ask, because DJ Michelle from Dubai has become the youngest ever competitor in the...

Covid may have robbed Marianne Faithfull...

In March 2020, cultural icon Marian Faithful was admitted to hospital with Coronavirus, remaining there for twenty two days....

Plastic Nazis Britain First conned into...

Last year, thick as two short plank racists Britain First attacked a series of hotels to harass the migrants being kept safe...

Oscar bosses refused to let Anthony...

At the weekend, Anthony Hopkins became the oldest man ever to win the best actor Oscar for a brilliant piece of work.. but...

Ted Nugent calls Democrats a Satanic Cult

Ted Nugent has made some comments, and boy are they a roller coaster straight down. Ted was once famous for being a rock...

Coldplay are teasing Alien Radio

Coldplay are up to something, and so far it’s glorious. They used their social media to publish some curious visuals with...

John Lydon complains about people who...

John Lydon continues to rant and rave, much as he as ever done publically, and this time has taken sight on modern popular...

Woman hit with embezzlement charge after...

Imagine, if you will, that you’ve just got married and you go to the relevant government office to change your name on...

See the trailer for Spielberg’s West Side...

You’ve got to be a brave director to take on a remake of the iconic musical West Side Story, but Steven Spielberg is that...

Macklemore speaks about relapse during...

Covid lockdowns and chaos has been tough on everyone’s mental health, and Macklemore has opened up about his relapse into...

Comedian of the weekend: Alasdair...

A first for the ‘of the weekend’ series, as we didn’t spend as much time listening to music as normal…...

Manics reference Clash and Abba for new...

The Manic Street Preachers have always given good quote, even if the music never recovered from their early loss. They’ve...

John Lydon threatens to sue Sex Pistols...

Esteemed filmmaker Dany Boyle is helming a TV biopic based on Steve Jones’ memoir: Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex...

Black Deer Focus: Orange Goblin

To be honest, if you’re like us you’d have read the name Orange Goblin and hoped for a metal band, ideally...