Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne's New Album Set For March 2011 Release

Two years in the making, singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne’s fourth studio album, 'Goodbye Lullaby', will be released by Columbia Records on March 7th 2011. Lavigne will debut the first single 'What the Hell' on New Year’s Eve during “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve.”

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2010

Pantera

"Getcha Pull!" - RIP Dimebag Darrell Abbott

It was today, December 8th, six years ago that one of the greatest ever metal guitarists, former Pantera axe man, “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was killed by a deranged fan while onstage gigging in Ohio with Damageplan. He was 38. “He was next in line after Eddie Van Halen,” says Scott Ian, Anthrax guitarist. Korn frontman, Jonathan Davies, claims “He was one of the last three great traditional metal guitarists.” To quote here just two tributes from fellow artists, sums up the legend that Dimebag leaves behind.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2010

The Book Club

The Book Club Reveal Details Of New EP 'The Fantastical Misadventures of Mr K'

Introducing The Book Club, three cousins and one spiritual brother. Honest and uncontrived, this talented posse are rapidly gaining momentum and taking their brand of new indie into a new decade.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2010

Take That

Take That: Howard Donald’s Mistress Speaks Up Over Their Affair

Howard Donald’s mistress Adakini Ntuli has managed to get her story out to the British press after months of fighting a court-imposed super-injunction. The Take That star took extensive legal precautions to restrict Ntuli from confessing the details of their nine-year affair, however after months of bitter legal dispute she has won the right to speak out.

Written by: James Conlon | Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2010

The X Factor

Ofcom To Investigate The X Factor Over Music Downloads Promotion

Ofcom have confirmed they will launch an investigation of ITV's The X Factor for breaching broadcasting code rules. The ITV talent show are reported to have encouraged viewers to download tracks by guest acts, including Diana Vickers and Michael Buble.

Written by: Brad Norris | Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2010

John Lennon

30 Years On - RIP John Lennon

It’s hard to believe it was 30 years ago today that crazed fan Mark Chapman shot John Lennon dead outside his home at the Dakota building in New York. The 25 year-old had earlier asked Lennon for an autograph and remained outside the building, waiting for his return. After the crime, Chapman waited for police at the scene, pleaded guilty to murder and remains jailed, having had parole applications refused on six separate occasions.

Written by: Dave Ball | Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2010

Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas Will.i.am Confirmed To Produce U2's New Album

R&B star Will.i.am has confirmed that he will be co-producing U2’s next full-length release. The Black Eyed Peas singer is set to work on tracks for the Irish band, who will also be using the talents of Gnarls Barkley genius Danger Mouse.

Written by: James Conlon | Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2010

The Kooks

The Kooks Admit Beck Has Influenced Their New Album

The Kooks have revealed that Beck, hailed by critics as one of the most creative and idiosyncratic musicians of the past two decades, has had an influence on their up-coming album.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Tuesday, 07 December 2010

Gorillaz

Damon Albarn May Stop 'Huge Gigs' For Gorillaz

Gorillaz' visionary Damon Albarn has spoken to media saying that he can not "keep going at this size and pace", suggesting the band's current tour may be their last of this magnitude.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Tuesday, 07 December 2010

Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas Will.I.Am Praises Cher Lloyd With Confusing Coffee Bean Analogy

Cher Lloyd has been the centre of British attention recently – making headlines up and down the country with her X-Factor breakdowns and controversies.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Tuesday, 07 December 2010

Morrissey

Morrissey Furthers Johnny Marr's Criticism Of David Cameron

Morrissey has backed his former band member’s condemnation of Tory Prime Minister David Cameron.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Tuesday, 07 December 2010

Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl: Krist Novoselic's Foo Fighters Song Is 'Dark'

Foo Fighters vocalist Dave Grohl has shed light on his recent collaboration with former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic. In a recent interview with Q magazine, the singer declared that working with Novoselic was a comfortable process, but he announced that the material recorded together was the ‘darkest’ on the new album.

Written by: James Conlon | Date: Tuesday, 07 December 2010

Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney Praised At 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honours

Sir Paul McCartney received further praise for his glittering career on Sunday at the 33rd annual Kennedy Centre Honours, adding to the star’s huge list of acheivements. The former Beatles member was one of many guests at the event, appearing with not only American TV superstar Oprah Winfrey and President Obama, but with fellow musical legends Dave Grohl, Norah Jones and Steven Tyler.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Tuesday, 07 December 2010

Neon Indian

Neon Indian Releases Video For 'Mind Drips' Using Analogue Video Synthesiser

Neon Indian's debut album 'Psychic Chasms' UK release in 2010 (almsost a whole year after it's US release), the psychadelic indie dance band have now created a pioneering new video for track 'Mind Drips'. After touring around the world for nearly two years playing tracks from Psychic Chasms far and wide, Neon Indian aka Alan Palomo will be returning to the studio to record tracks for a follow up.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Tuesday, 07 December 2010

Wonderland

Wonderland Unveil Debut Video 'Not A Love Song'

At first glance, Wonderland's arrival on the pop scene seems almost rocket-fuelled. The part-Irish, part English quintet - Sharon Condon, Corrina Durran, Jodi Albert, Kasey Smith and Leigh Learmont - were hand-picked by chart impresario and X Factor judge, Louis Walsh and Westlife's Kian Egan from a 2008 audition featuring 3,000 hopefuls. Since then they've since sashayed before primetime TV shows and stadium audiences of nearly 85,000 and spent the past two years making their hotly anticipated debut album.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Tuesday, 07 December 2010

Lloyd Banks

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks Reveals New Album Title 'Hunger For More 2'

For almost a decade Southside Queens native Lloyd Banks has been revered as line-for-line one of the most preeminent emcees in hip-hop. Banks - aka The Punch Line King - returns with H.F.M. 2 (Hunger For More 2), a sequel to his 2004 classic debut.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Tuesday, 07 December 2010

Judas Priest

Judas Priest And Dream Theatre Revealed As High Voltage Festival 2011 Headliners

Following the launch of the UK’s new prestige rock festival, in 2010, High Voltage returns in 2011 with the announcement of the two headline acts.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Tuesday, 07 December 2010

Rob Zombie

Linkin Park and Rob Zombie Confirmed For Download 2011

Grammy award winning musician and producer Rob Zombie returns to Donington Park for the first time in 16 years! Also joining the line-up is Californian rockers Linkin Park.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Monday, 06 December 2010

Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro Join Slipknot As Sonisphere 2011 Headliners

Scots rock heroes Biffy Clyro will bring their famously energetic live performance, award-winning rock outs and catchy singalong anthems to Sonisphere for the first time, for an exclusive headlining set on the Saturday night.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Monday, 06 December 2010

V Festival

Exclusive Pre-Christmas V Festival 2011 Presale Tickets

V Festival, sponsored by Virgin Media, is releasing presale tickets before Christmas for next year's festival.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Monday, 06 December 2010

Justin Bieber

Help Justin Bieber help Great Ormond Street Hospital

Justin has teamed up with Great Ormond St hospital for an exclusive e-bay auction to help raise money for the charity.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Monday, 06 December 2010

The Cordelier

The Cordelier Club Release New Single and Video

‘Don’t Let It Go By’ is the fantastic debut single from hugely talented newcomers The Cordelier Club. Released on the 29th November, it’s packed to the punch with infectious melodies, cool synths and great vocals, fizzing with energy. It has that vital ingredient missing from so much contemporary music – a killer hook.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Monday, 06 December 2010

Natalie McCool

Natalie McCool Releases New Christmas Single

Natalie McCool releases her brilliant new Christmas single 'At Christmas Time (with friends around)' produced by legendary producer Steve Levine's and harking back to the 70's classic Christmas sound the single is also backed up with cover versions of 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day' & 'Wonderful Christmas Time'

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Monday, 06 December 2010

The Goodness

The Goodness Single Featured On Roundhouse 30/30 Album

In September of 2010, The Goodness were invited to contribute to the 'Roundhouse 30/30' album – a collaboration between Roundhouse Records and EMI – whose mission was to record 30 original songs in 30 days, featuring some of the most exciting unsigned talent in the country.

Written by: Elliott Batte | Date: Monday, 06 December 2010

Sonisphere

Sonisphere 2011 Headliners Announcement Tonight!

Last week Slipknot were announced as the first headliners of next year's Knebworth-based, three-day rock extravaganza, Sonisphere Festival. The next two headliners look set to be revealed tonight, in a special announcement on BBC Radio 1 at 8.30PM.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Monday, 06 December 2010

Megadeth

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine: 'Huge Announcement Is Coming For Next Summer In The States And In Europe'

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has revealed some interesting news via his Twitter acount (Dave Mustaine Tweets!?), hinting that a huge tour might be announced very soon!

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Monday, 06 December 2010

Frightened Rabbit

Frightened Rabbit Play Snow Show for Scottish Fans (And You!)

Frightened Rabbit, who are currently finishing up a whirlwind UK tour, played Glasgow's Barrowlands and London's Shepherd's Bush Empire last week. Due to weather mucking up transport in those corners of the world, a number of fans couldn't get to the shows.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Monday, 06 December 2010

Beady Eye

Beady Eye Announce Album 'Different Gear, Still Speeding'

Beady Eye release their eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Different Gear, Still Speeding' on 28th February 2011 on Beady Eye Records. The album features 13 brand new songs written by the band and was recorded at RAK Studios in autumn 2010 with producer Steve Lillywhite.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Monday, 06 December 2010

Slipknot

Slipknot to Headline Sonisphere 2011

Masked metallers Slipknot have announced that they will be headlining next year's Sonisphere festival at Knebworth. The performance will be the band's first UK festival headlining show since Download 2009, which was recently immortalised in the DVD '(sic)nesses'. The announcement is also Slipknot's first confirmed date since the death of bass player Paul Gray in May this year.

Written by: Rob Sleigh | Date: Sunday, 05 December 2010

You Animals

Introducing You Animals - Free Download Available!

You Animals formed on New Year's Day following the violent breakup of a previous band. They mash guitars in to keyboards to make scrappy pop anthems.

Written by: Jon Stickler | Date: Saturday, 04 December 2010

 
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