Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor” hits the web, appears to feature David Bowie & James Murphy + MORE Sep 8th

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Chris Brown is accused of battery in Las Vegas + MORE

Police investigating report from woman who says singer took her cellphone.         .... More »
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Review: New Albums From Midnight Ramble Veterans, Including Amy Helm + MORE

Both Ms. Helm’s “Didn’t It Rain” and “Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams” were recorded at Levon Helm’s barn studio in Woodstock, N.Y..... More »

Country legend Ray Price dies at 87 + MORE Dec 17th

Two family friends acting as representatives for Price's wife, Janie, confirmed his death. Price was one of the last of the stars from country music's midcentury golden era. Record labels have a need to do that for commercial purposes, so they can market what we do. The Texas native was an iconoc.... More »

Miley Calls EMA "One Of My Favourite Performances" + MORE Nov 10th

Miley Cyrus has revealed that her set at the 2010 MTV EMA was one of her 'favourite performances ever'. The starlet was at a very different stage in her career when she hit the stage in Madrid, performing....... More »

Joey Feek spends Christmas surrounded by family at home + MORE

Joey Feek got the gift she wanted this holiday season.The country singer’s husband, Rory Feek, shared a special moment Friday from their Christmas gathering on Friday, showing Joey smiling ear-to-ear as she's seated with her loved ones around her..... More »
Bruno Mars set to sing at Super Bowl halftimeGrammy-winner Bruno Mars will sing at halftime of the Super Bowl in February, a person familiar with the NFL’s entertainment plans told The Associated Press on Saturday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made.    

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Bruno Mars 'to play Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show' in New JerseySource says singer will perform show at 2 February game, which will be hosted at MetLife Stadium in East RutherfordA person familiar with Super Bowl entertainment plans has told The Associated Press that the Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will perform at halftime of February’s NFL championship game. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Saturday, because the league had not yet made a formal announcement…

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Whether on stage or the radio or television, the percussionist, vibraphone player and band leader knew how to entertain

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Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor” hits the web, appears to feature David Bowie & James Murphy
Arcade Fire’s new single “Reflektor” prematurely leaked onto the web Saturday ahead of its Monday night premiere. Though a representative for the band refused to comment on the song’s veracity, a reader who has heard the 12″ vinyl confirmed to Consequence of Sound that it is, in fact, the real McCoy…

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The singer-songwriter, playing the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Sept. 15, says giving up drinking has freed him up.Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell, who carved out a solo career after a stint with Alabama’s Drive-By Truckers band, is on tour for his new album, “Southeastern.” Accompanied by his musician wife, Amanda Shires, Isbell plays the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Sept…

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Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”


Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”Yesterday we posted what is believed to be the artwork for the new album by the Arcade Fire, Reflektor, out 10/29 via Merge. The band has announced that on Monday 9/9 at 9pm they will release the album’s title track. Earlier today, Pitchfork posted a Bandcamp stream to a song that a reader sent them, which they believed to be the single…

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New Bombay Bicycle Club album to be released in February 2014?Bombay Bicycle Club have revealed that their new album is likely to be released in February 2014.
BBC were playing Bestival on Friday (September 6), where the Crouch End four-piece played two spanking new songs (‘Feel’ and ‘You Carry Me’), resulting in the band revealing from the stage when the follow-up to 2011′s A Different Kind of Fix is expected to be released…

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Graham Nash: 'I've been a hellraiser since The Hollies'BRITISH rock legend Graham Nash has done enough drugs, hung enough women off hotel balconies, fought enough band-mates and earned enough money in his five decades of stardom to have retired – or died – years ago.

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