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Mark Chapman believes Jesus forgives him...

Mark Chapman has long been in prison for murdering John Lennon, and everyone thinks he’s crazy so this news story...

Here’s a brand new Gorillaz tune

Yes, we’re not lying. There’s a brand new Gorillaz tune out, with Damon Albarn and company meeting Little Simz....

Carrie Fisher’s advice to Adam Driver is...

Carrie Fisher was a naturally funny person, and the great stories about her will keep on coming. Today’s is from Kylo...

You’ve not had a worse day than Prue Leith

Channel 4 have been building their first attempt at Bake Off to a crescendo, with the final tonight. We were promised tension,...

Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park announce...

Germany’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park twin festivals are taking place June 1st to 3rd, and the lineup is looking very...

Small Town Jones and son sing for...

Small Town Jones has been working with a new collaborator… a much smaller town Jones: his nine year old son Reuben....

Fox news wants to ban public playing of...

As the process of investigating links between Trump and Russia moves into indicting people and starting their attack upwards,...

Wiley refutes Dizzee’s paedo accusation

You may remember that recently Dizzee Rascal took aim at Wiley and accused him of… now… what can we say without...

An Interview with Crosstown Concerts

Independent thinking by Steve Slack   “The first time Elbow played arenas it was an entry-level ticket,...

Taylor Swift’s new video is Ghost in the...

The Ghost in the Shell remake was a great, great film infairly maligned. Tayor Swift obviously thinks so because in her new...

Flight of the Conchords tickets sell out...

A lot of people were excited for Flight of the Conchords playing their first gigs in the UK in a long time, and they, like us,...

Roskilde announced first acts for 2018

Roskilde Festival 2018 is happening from June 30th to July 7th, and we’ve been promised over 170 acts over the course of...

Fever Ray announces new album: for tomorrow

After an eight year gap between studio recordings, Fever Ray is now rushing us into things. She surprised us with her come back...

Royal Blood bring us a war for bunnies

In their new LP Royal Blood asked the question ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’, and now the song of the same name has a...

Alice Glass accuses former bandmate Ethan...

Crystal Castles were a confrontational band built around a close knit pair who fought the world. At least, that was what was...

RIP Fats Domino

Fats Domino, one of the modern musical greats, has died. He was 89, and went peacefully with his family around him.   Fats...

Noel Gallagher: No Oasis reunion and no...

As Liam Gallagher promotes a solo album and verges on begging for Oasis to come back, Noel Gallagher has taken a different...

Kid Rock isn’t running for Senate

Stand easy, the world isn’t as utterly appalling as it could be: Kid Rock isn’t running for Senate. When speaking...

Glastonbury reveal 2019 dates if your...

We’re still planning Christmas this year, let alone 2019, but the Eavis family have one eye on the future. They have to,...

DJ Mag names the year’s top DJ

Every year DJ Mag present a list of the Top 100 DJs in the World, and last year Martin Garrix became the youngest ever winner....

R Kelly accused of pretty much everything

Do you remember that Buzzfeed report where they accused R Kelly of running a “controlling cult” of sex victims?...

Stop everything: Flight of the Conchords...

The world’s best comedy folk duo, Flight of the Conchords, are coming to the UK for a tour. If you haven’t heard...

RIP Daisy Berkowitz

Scott Putesky was a founding member of Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, where he took the name Daisy Berkowitz. Now, sadly,...

Chris Hemsworth thought about turning...

Thor has done very well in his cinematic guise, so it’s hard to imagine that his actor Chris Hemsworth ever considered...

Fever Ray’s comeback is amazing in all...

As a music writer I’m supposed to introduce and describe the songs and videos I’m bringing to you, but sometimes I...

Make this happen: Nicolas Cage’s...

There was a time when Tim Burton looked like moving from the Batman franchise to Superman, because a Superman Lives project was...

Gerard Butler basically can’t be trusted...

Gerard Butler was on ITV this morning, specifically the good bit with Lorraine and not the shit bit with Piers Morgan, when he...

Radiohead get passive aggressive over Fox

The Greg Gutfeld Show on Fox had a discussion about the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, where Kat Timpf took aim at Radiohead. They...

Yes you do want to hear Bruce...

What’s more bizarre, the fact that Bruce Springsteen was such a massive Harry Potter fan (after reading it to his kids)...

Brian Molko talks cross dressing and...

Brian Molko has always been famous for his gender crossing appearance, but it turns out there was more to it than just...

Oasis: Liam defends Be Here Now and...

Oasis’ Be Here Now LP shifted so many copies it was the fastest selling in UK history, but many years later it...

Weezer: Foo Fighters our are friendly...

If you’re not into muso beefing don’t panic at that headline, it’s a jest. Basically, Weezer’s Rivers...

Frank Ocean beats father in lawsuit

It’s safe to say Frank Ocean doesn’t get on with his father, and the latter sued the former for over $14 million...

This Billy Corgan clip is legendary

Billy Corgan, the Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan, was talking to Howard Stern and… look it’s hard to convey...

Morrissey: pop up shops and Joey Barton

To promote the release of his new LP ‘Low In High School’, Morrissey is opening two pop up shops, one in London and...

Bon Iver adds more dates to epic London...

Bon Iver, aka Justin Vernon, already has a strong of dates booked in London, on February 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th, 27th and March...

Reading Festival founder Harold Pendleton...

The founder of Reading Festival, Harold Pendleton, has sadly died, but in a year filled with terribly young deaths it’s...

Ed Sheeran knocked down by car

We know it’s trendy in indie circles to knock Ed Sheeran, but we really like his work. Unfortunately he’s suffered...

Sean Hughes has died

Comedian Sean Hughes has sadly died aged just 51. He reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest after struggling with cirrhosis of...

Scandroid’s Thriller cover is here for...

If you’d like to hear a version of Thriller straight from the greatest eighties movie never made, or just want one not...

Craig David replies perfectly to...

Let’s leave it to The Sun to still be asking people about their sexuality in 2017, but they’ve always been slow to...

The Streets tickets sold out in seconds...

Today was the day when you could buy tickets for the Streets massive comeback tour, or rather it wasn’t, because all...

A Greggs in Birmingham hosted a rave

Nikki Gardner has the persuasive skills of a crate of champagne, because when she asked a Greggs in Birmingham to host a party...

Don’t panic this Halloween: you can buy...

Halloween has turned into a bizarre festival. I mean obviously it was always a little bizarre because carved turnips were...

The new Major Lazer channels South Africa

Major Lazer have taken the cultural appropriation critics and shot them into orbit where they belong on...

Linkin Park have released their Carpool...

Following the suicide of Chester Bennington, no one knew if the Carpool Karaoke his band had filmed would ever be released....

Olly Murs joins the sexist line up of the...

We awake today to the news that Olly Murs will be the fourth judge on The Voice UK, alongside will.i.am, Tom Jones and Jennifer...

Rian Johnson is the hero Star Wars needs...

The director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi has done a few endearing things in the last few days, and we don’t mean the...

Malcom Tucker is going to discuss Brexit

The Thick of It was one of those political comedies you hoped wouldn’t be true, even though it probably was true, and the...

IAMWHOLE mental health campaign launched...

Today, October 10th is World Mental Health Day. We want to take a moment to talk about how people with mental health are...

We’re culturally obliged to link to the...

Hi there. As a website dealing with movies, music and cool stuff we are culturally obliged to feature the trailer for Star...

Mike Skinner is taking the Streets on...

The Streets last toured in 2011, before Mike Skinner nixed the act and went down a different path. However, he’s just...

Amy Winehouse’s family want to create a...

Amy Winehouse’s life and music is simply perfect for a West End show: you’ve got great talent, great songs, and a...

The Last Jedi’s director says not to...

So, the first full trailer for Star Wars The Last Jedi drops tonight, and a million words of web bile drops ten minutes later....

Star Wars fans will be late to bed...

While your scribe isn’t keen on spoilers and trailers which show the whole film or anything like that, he’s unable...

McDonalds is trialling a vegan burger: in...

Previously, the only vegans you’d find in McDonalds were very liberal ones, and the burger err, king had little to offer....

Young People are going to gigs alone

The good news: UK Music’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ survey found that more people are going to gigs this year than...

The Icarus Line announce passing of...

Guitarist Alvin Deguzman was a founding member of post-hardcore legends The Icarus Line, who birthed eight albums before...

Tove Lo goes Disco Tits with a puppet

Tove Lo’s new single is a triumph, and not just because it’s called Disco Tits. Now it’s got a video...

Vegas Terrorist had booked rooms...

Police are tearing apart the life of Las Vegas terrorist Stephen Paddock, to try and discover why he fired modified and now...

Radiohead are up for the Rock N Roll Hall...

The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame doesn’t attract that much interest in the UK, but it’s still a surprise when you find...

Promiseland has a video for his...

You might have heard of Promiseland, as he’s signed to Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records and his song ‘Take...

Sharon Van Etten's debut to be remastered...

Another day, another album being re-released. But what’s odd about Sharon van Etten putting out a remastered and extended...

The Walking Dead's Andrea calls her exit...

In the Walking Dead comic, the character of Andrea survives much longer than she did in the TV show, and has a much greater...

Rock legend Tom Petty has died

Tom Petty, rock n roll hall of famer and a man who had just completed a 40th anniversary tour of his band the Heartbreakers,...

Terrorist kills dozens at Vegas music...

There have been tragoc events in Las Vegas overnight, as a lone terrorist opened fire at a music festival crowd. As of writing...

Morrissey appears to back anti-Muslim...

Last week, UKIP voted itself a new leader, who will no doubt appear on question time a lot despite having no political mandate...

Marilyn Manson injured by falling stage prop

Yesterday Marilyn Manson was performing at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York when a stage prop fell on him, He is reported...

Radio 1 launch Vintage celebration station

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Radio 1 are taking a look to the past. Given that they’ve been relentlessly youth...

There’s two new Tim Buckley live albums...

Tim Buckley was only 28 when he died, but his music has proved enduring and endlessly inspiring. Now two live albums are...

Josh Homme’s bedtime story looks so good...

It looks like Tom Hardy has started something by reading out a series of bedtime stories on CBeebies, because Josh Homme has...

Miley Cyrus explains why she didn’t...

Before most elections someone sort of famous usually says they’ll leave the country if their desired winner...

Two great actors have joined the Freddie...

The Freddy Mercury biopic looks better and better with every piece of news, when once it looked doomed. So, we already have...

50 Cent: Trump offered me half a million...

Donald Trump had a great deal of difficulty attracting black votes during his election campaign thanks to the fact he was a...

V Festival might drop a site for a year

V Festival has long been held in two parts, one in Weston Park, Staffordshire and the other in Hylands Park, Chelmsford. Now...

Russian Burger King wants to ban IT for...

If you’ve seen Stephen King’s IT, did Pennywise at any point at all remind you of Ronald McDonald, the clown who...

Damon Albarn wants Gorillaz holograms...

Gorillaz mainman Damon Albarn has been taking to Q about the band, and dropped some clues. Firstly, he’s thinking of...

Yeah Yeah Yeahs to do obligatory album...

Fever To Tell by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs introduced the world to some very good music sung by one of the worst dressed people in...

The time David Bowie hid from Roger Moore

Dylan Jones has written a book about much missed musical legend David Bowie, and the stories he’s dug up are beginning to...

Game of Thrones concerts are coming to...

Ramin Djawadi is the man behind the Game of Thrones soundtrack, and he’s bringing his concert experience to Europe,...

Noel Gallagher announces new album

Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds are coming back, with new LP Who Built The Moon? It’ll be out November 24th, and...

Paolo Nutini will play his local record...

Paolo Nutini has done some awful songs, but he’s done some amazing ones too, and now he’s putting on his own...

X Factor don’t deny that all successful...

It’s long been known that X Factor scouts and producers invite acts to appear on the show, and recently some figures...

Wu Tang Clan miss chance in Martin...

Imagine our excitement when we learned that both a new Wu Tang Clan song was out, and it mentioned Martin Shkreli, the drug...

Former Mercury winner with album out soon...

Benjamin Clementine won the Mercury Music Prize in 2015, and you might be forgiven for asking ‘who?’ Well,...

Let’s put aside our interest in good...

One of this year’s surprising news stories was how Taylor Swift’s comeback single Look What You Made Me Do gave a...

This Wes Anderson trailer is the anti...

Wes Anderson.   Stop motion dogs.   New trailer.   No more words are necessary, except release date of March...

Here’s who writing for the first Black...

It’s weird to think that Black Mirror was once a weird little sci-fi drama on Channel 4 written by a clever critic, and...

We’ve woken up twenty years ago: there’s...

I was sure when I went to sleep last night that it was 2017, but perhaps Trump as president and Britain leaving the EU were all...

Live Review: The Psychedelic Furs

Singles night at the Forum by Nic Howden   It's sick the price of medicine Stand up, we'll put you on your...