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Chrissie Hynde gets Neil Young in on guitar

Chrissie Hynde will release her new single 'Down The Wrong Way' on September 15. The track, which features Neil Young on guitar, Read more...

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Brown 'making X killing'

Chris Brown is reportedly on the verge of announcing exciting news regarding his highly anticipated new album, X. Read more...


Karen O releases video for 'Rapt'

Karen O is releasing the video for 'Rapt' from her forthcoming Crush Songs, out September 9 on Cult Records, via Pitchfork. Read more...


Erol Alkan to take the helm on FABRICLIVE 77

Renowned DJ and producer Erol Alkan is set to deliver the next instalment of the FABRICLIVE mix series on 22nd September 2014 Read more...


Lea Michele's Anarchic role

Lea Michele will join the cast of Sons of Anarchy. Read more...


Paris Hilton's model man

Paris Hilton's new man is male model Josh Upshaw Read more...


Gary newman new video and Gang Of Four support

Following a storming national UK tour with rave reviews and a rapturously well-received set at Sonisphere festival, Gary Numan Read more...


Timbaland talks MJ album

Timbaland has recalled the challenge of putting together Michael Jackson's second posthumous album, Xscape. Read more...


Arcade Fire share their sound

Arcade Fire's Win and Will Butler have different views when it comes to other band's putting out music that sounds likes theirs. Read more...


Pharrell: The world revolves around women

Pharrell Williams has continued to share his appreciation for females. Read more...


Pulled Apart By Horses reveal 'Lizard Baby' video

With just over a month until the release of their highly anticipated third record, Pulled Apart By Horses have revealed the video for new single 'Lizard Baby'. Read more...


Professor Green returns with 'Lullaby'

Professor Green returns with Lullaby, the first single to be taken from his third studio album, Growing Up In Public. Firmly established Read more...


George Michael talks Wham! reunion

George Michael talked to Andrew Ridgeley earlier this year about a Wham! reunion. Read more...


Lonely The Brave join forces with Marmozets

Yorkshire angular alt-rockers Marmozets and Cambridge anthemic melodic rockers Lonely The Brave join forces to co-headline Read more...


Ryan Adams tour dates and tracklisting

We are very pleased to announce that Ryan Adams will be embarking on UK tour dates in September. Read more...


Lethal Bizzle's #RariWorkOut sees viral buzz

This July, UK grime artist Lethal Bizzle treated his fans to the world's first play of his new track '#RariWorkOut' via PingTune. Read more...


Panic At The Disco battle lunatic church fringe

Panic At The Disco turned a Westboro Baptist Church protest around to their advantage by using the church to help raise funds for the Human Rights Campaign. Read more...


Jagger: Seeing Brown was a learning experience

Mick Jagger was "blown away" by James Brown the first time he saw him perform. Read more...


Fusion Orchestra 2 offer bonus anniversary disc

On July 1st it was one year since the release of 'Casting Shadows' and Fusion Orchestra 2 have announced that they have decided to mark the occasion with a spe... Read more...


Mark Ronson joins Another World festival

Another World Festival taking place in Buckinghamshire from 8th -10th August, has added yet more artists to it's fantastic line-up including Read more...


Virgil & The Accelerators set for 2nd album

Virgil & The Accelerators are set to release a brand new studio album "Army of Three" on Monday 6th October via Mystic Records. The band will support the relea... Read more...


George Michael 'self-conscious over appearance'

George Michael "hasn't been seen out" since collapsing at home and being rushed to a hospital, it is claimed. Read more...


Lionel Richie to ne Named Legend of Live

Billboard names iconic recording artist and performer Lionel Richie its "Legend Of Live" for the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards Read more...


Mick Jagger: James Brown was a trailblazing entrepreneur

In this week's Billboard cover story (issue on newsstands Monday 7.28, image below and here), legendary rockstar turned producer Mick Jagger and Read more...


Neil Young plays set rarity

Neil Young has been performing another unreleased rarity on his current European tour. Read more...


Ted Nugent cancels more shows following controversy

Ted Nugent has had two more shows cancelled from his schedule due to his wild and often controversial comments. Read more...


Garth Brooks breaks own ticket record

Garth Brooks has sold 180,000 tickets in one day for his Chicago shows. Read more...


LiLo 'scared over smitten fan'

Lindsay Lohan is reportedly "shook up" over a fan who wants to marry her. Read more...


Top 100 greatest guitar riffs vote

BBC Radio 2 presenter Simon Mayo (Monday-Friday, 5pm-7pm) has launched an audience vote to find the Radio 2 Top 100 Greatest Guitar Riffs of all time. Read more...

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Eden Sessions - Eden Project
Black/Frank/Charles, whatever he's calling himself these days, leads the band, including new bassist Paz Lenchantin onto the stage and after a stuttering start they launch into a blistering Rock Music....... Read more...



HP Connected, Scala

On what had been one of, if not the hottest week of the year so far, Dan Smith and co played an epic set in Scala, Kings Cross' intimate multi story club. Read more...



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