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Metallica And Kasabian Added To London Live Earth

Metallica, Kasabian and Pussycat Dolls have been added to the line-up for London's Live Earth concert.They will be joined by Terra Naomi, completing the final roster of acts performing at Wembley Stadium on July 7th.The...

By on 20 June 2007

Acts Added To Carling Weekend

A number of new acts have been added to the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals including Brakes and Devendra Banhart.Brakes will play the Radio 1/NME Stage on August 25th in Reading and the following...

By on 12 June 2007

Okereke: 'Drug-taking Isn't A Big Deal'

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE remains defiant over his frank approach to cocaine and ecstasy on the band's latest album, because he believes drug-taking isn't "a big deal". The British rocker has previously spoken about...

Carling Stage Line-ups Announced

The full line-ups for the Carling stage at the Reading and Leeds festivals have been announced, with some surprising additions.Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr will be headlining the stage, bringing his solo offering Yours to...

By on 22 May 2007

Carling Weekend Expands Further

A number of new acts have been added to the Carling Weekend bill, including a few old favourites alongside newer bands.Jimmy Eat World and Eagles of Death Metal will play the main stage, along with...

By on 01 May 2007

Arctic Monkeys Confirmed For Aussie Festival

Arctic Monkeys have been confirmed as one of the headliners at the Splendour in the Grass festival in Australia.The New South Wales festival boasts an impressive line-up this year including Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs, the...

By on 18 April 2007

Bloc Party Almost Turned Down Live Earth Gig

British rockers BLOC PARTY nearly turned down the opportunity to play at this year's (07) Live Earth concert, because they are wary of charity gigs. Bassist Gordon Moakes says the decision to play at the...

Bloc Party Frontman Slams Doherty

Singer KELE OKEREKE has poured scorn over the theory that the more troubled you are, the better the music you make. The BLOC PARTY frontman insists troubled singer PETE DOHERTY isn't a tortured artist, and...

Bloc Party Want Timbaland

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE is desperate to work with hip-hop superproducer TIMBALAND. The English singer admits he's been impressed by Timbaland's latest production efforts, include the highly successful JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE album FUTURE SEX/ LOVE...

Madonna Heads UK's Live Earth Concert

Madonna is one of 17 acts to headline this summer's Live Earth concert in the UK.She will be joined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snow Patrol, the Beastie Boys and Duran Duran.Taking place at Wembley...

By on 10 April 2007

Richards Blasts Modern Bands

Rock legend KEITH RICHARDS has attacked the current crop of British guitar bands, dubbing them a "load of crap". The ROLLING STONE insists his band of sixty-somethings face no threat from modern rock groups. He...

Bloc Party's Okereke: 'Oasis Are Over-rated'

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE has branded rockers OASIS as "over-rated" and claims the band have "made stupidity hip". The SO HERE WE ARE star has hit back at the Manchester group after NOEL GALLAGHER...

Harris: 'Bloc Party Are Rubbish'

Pop newcomer CALVIN HARRIS has slammed British rockers BLOC PARTY for being "rubbish" and "boring the s**t out" of fans. Harris - who is working on KYLIE MINOGUE's forthcoming album - is disillusioned with the...

Razorlight Headline Leeds And Reading Festivals

Razorlight and The Smashing Pumpkins are among the bands headlining the Reading and Leeds festivals this year.The Carling Weekend events will run simultaneously, with both Reading and Leeds featuring a host of British and American...

By on 20 March 2007

Bloc Party Regret Signing With Vice

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE regrets signing to US record label Vice - claiming the company cares more about consumption and profit than art. Okereke claims the Vice brand name - which includes a music...

Jones And Furtado The Queens Of Europe

Singer NORAH JONES' new album NOT TOO LATE has held on to its spot at the top of the European Album chart. The jazz star's LP held off a challenge from MADONNA's THE CONFESSIONS TOUR,...

Bloc Party Forced To Suspend Gig Over Coin

British rockers BLOC PARTY were forced to stop a gig last night (18FEB07) when an audience member threw a coin at frontman KELE OKEREKE. The band's performance in Aberdeen, Scotland, was interrupted when the metal...

Okereke: 'I'm Bored Of Politics'

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE is bored with politics in the UK because all politicians are the same. British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR is expected to step down later this year (07), and the main...

Bloc Party Glad Tong's Lung Forced Them Off Panic! Tour

BLOC PARTY star MATT TONG's collapsed lung couldn't have come at a better time for the British rockers - because it gave them a reason to pull out of PANIC! AT THE DISCO's US tour....

Mika King Of The Charts

Mika's debut album has entered the UK album chart at number one.The Lebanese-born singer's glam effort beat off competition from other new entries on the album chart. Bloc Party's A Weekend In The City entered...

By on 12 February 2007

Mika Tops UK Album And Singles Charts

British pop sensation MIKA has scored a rare musical double, simultaneously topping the UK album and single charts. The Lebanon-born singer's single GRACE KELLY celebrated its fourth week at number one today (11FEB07) - and...

Bloc Party Forced To Cancel UK Tour?

British rockers BLOC PARTY could be forced to disappoint fans on their current UK tour due to drummer MATT TONG's ongoing life-threatening respiratory condition. The SO HERE WE ARE stars cancelled a series of gigs...

New Milestone For Album Chart

Britain's album chart registered its 800th number one this week.Norah Jones' Not Too Late entered at the top, dislodging The View's Hats Off To The Buskers off the number one spot to win a little...

By on 05 February 2007

Mika Stays On Top Of UK Music Chart

Eccentric pop star MIKA tops the British singles chart for the third week in a row with his debut single GRACE KELLY. The pop sensation beat off strong competition from guitar stars FALL OUT BOY's...

Arctic Monkeys Top 2006 Album Poll

Sheffield group Arctic Monkeys have triumphed in a poll choosing the best album of 2006.Their debut effort, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, was a number one hit earlier in the year.The...

By on 10 December 2006

Bloc Party Cancel Tour

British rockers BLOC PARTY have cancelled their entire American tour, following drummer MATT TONG's collapsed lung last week. Tong was hospitalised last Thursday (9NOV06) shortly after the band had come off stage in Atlanta, Georgia,...

Bloc Party Drummer Collapses

Rising guitar band BLOC PARTY have pulled out of their forthcoming American concerts after drummer MATT TONG suffered a collapsed lung last night (09NOV06). The incident happened shortly after the band wowed crowds at the...

Kasabian Hit Out At British Music Scene

Rockers KASABIAN have slammed the contemporary British music scene for being depressing and miserable. The REASON FOR TREASON stars took out their wrath on a handful of bands, including the "whingeing" BLOC PARTY. Guitarist SERGE...

Bloc Party Inspired By 7/7 Bombs

British rockers BLOC PARTY were so horrified by the 7/7 bombings on London's transport network last summer (05), they wrote a song about the experience. Frontman KELE OKEREKE admits he was stunned to find his...

Arcade Fire Blaze A Trail At Canadian Awards

Canadian band ARCADE FIRE are celebrating after a double triumph at the Canadian Independent Music Awards last Week (01MAR06). The band's sombre 2005 release FUNERAL was honoured as Canada's favourite album. The indie stars also...

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