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Katy Perry tops YouTube most popular video list

We may only be a little more than half way through 2014, but YouTube has released a list of the most popular music videos for 2014 (so far). Read more...

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Festival deaths on the rise in the EDM world

According to Billboard, festival deaths are on the rise in the EDM world: drug-related deaths spike along with casualties of overheating Read more...


Maksim quits DWTS

Dancing With The Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy is 'done dancing'. Read more...


Led Zeppelin deluxe campaign continues

The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign got off to a remarkable start in June as deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II Read more...


Dolly Parton: I'm a nomad

Dolly Parton feels like she's at home on a tour bus, and opts to use them rather than hotels. Read more...


Hale's creepy Hanson love

Lucy Hale used to act really "creepy" about her crush on the youngest Hanson brother. Read more...


Louis 'upset with Zayn's no-show'

Louis Tomlinson was reportedly left upset when Zayn Malik snubbed his mother's wedding in favour of time with Perrie Edwards. Read more...


Paolo Nutini announces new single 'Iron Sky'

Without doubt 2014 is the year of Paolo Nutini. With the announcement of his first UK arena tour and his third album 'Caustic Love' Read more...


Elvis Costello taking solo show to Europe

Elvis Costello will take his acclaimed solo show to Europe this fall. Read more...


50 Keith Urban fans arrested in drunken mob

Keith Urban fans behaved like soccer fans in Mansfield, MA on Monday night. Read more...


Blur to release 1995 Japanese concert

Blur fans will soon be treated to a 1995 concert by the band filmed in Japan. Read more...


Simpson, Bieber working on 'acoustic project'

Cody Simpson and Justin Bieber may be collaborating on more than just one song as the duo has been working on "a bunch of music". Read more...


Beyonce 'shopping for apartment'

Beyonce Knowles is supposedly going flat-hunting in New York City without the knowledge of her husband Jay-Z. Read more...


Brown 'making X killing'

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


Jagger's 'sparkling birthday brunch'

Mick Jagger was supposedly spotted out dining with his family in New York City over the weekend in celebration of his 71-year-old birthday. Read more...


Toby Keith tops Taylor Swift on country rich list

Toby Keith remains the Country Cash King according to Forbes Magazine. Read more...


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...


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...


Paltrow 'feels bad for former flame'

Gwyneth Paltrow's team reportedly don't think it's a good time for her to be working with Donovan Leitch. Read more...


Kim K's dolphin memories for North

Kim Kardashian loves collecting holiday memories for her daughter. Read more...


Paul McCartney preps Venus & Mars, Speed Of Sound deluxe editions

Paul McCartney and Wings next batch of deluxe editions are the classic 'Venus and Mars' and 'Wings At The Speed of Sound'. Read more...


Maggie: Latest role wasn't easy

Maggie Gyllenhaal hopes The Honourable Woman will open up discussion about the conflict in the Middle East. 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...

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Secret Garden Party

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Last weekend we headed to Abbots Ripton for the festival full of bohemian free-loving, where glitter (and lots of it) is a must on entry... we are of course talking about Secret Garden Party! 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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ends: 29 Aug 2014
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ends: 29 Aug 2014
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