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NME report that Radiohead have almost finished their new album and are pushing for a release date later this year, with the buzz of their 'new direction' discussed with the BBC. Elsewhere with the BBC, the possibility of new material from Public Image Limited is debated. Much to consider, then.

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Hard Rock Calling

With tickets still available for next week's Hard Rock Calling Festival, Planet Rock reveal news that a number of ‘the most iconic rock portraits of all time will grace the walls of the VIP tent’…Click for full list of artist photos confirmed.

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Neu!

Ah, Neu! Rock performed as Techno 15 years before the fact. A band that laid the foundation for every modern day post-rock record and an influence that can be felt in the music of David Bowie, U2, Stereolab, Mogwai and any other hip group you care to mention. This strictly […read more…]

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Bobby Gillespie’s Silver Machine

It’s another one of those iffy propositions, the dreaded ‘supergroup’ idea, full of promise and more often than not wholly embarrassing, but if the material’s good… Playing some of their favourite songs by The Troggs, MC5, Creation, The Flamin' Groovies and The Chocolate Watch Band, the NME confirm that The […read more…]

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Top Of The World

According to The Telegraph, Bon Jovi are the first band to perform live on the roof of London’s 02 Arena. All very rock n’ roll, but whether ‘helped by trained mountaineers to reach the top’ was a compulsory health & safety measure or an age issue remains unconfirmed. We’d have […read more…]

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Boo, and no hiss

Surprise rarity of the day, the aptly titled Boo by Juliet Lawson. This incredibly rare 1972 LP is a FACTORY SAMPLE stickered issue for review ahead of commercial release, with musical aid from such notables as Iain Blair, Lol Coxhill, plus bassist Bias Boshell and guitarist David Costa [here as producer] from […read more…]

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Unofficial World Cup song

'Unofficial' because it's by John Shuttleworth and The Fall's Mark E Smith, but don't let that stop you. Alas, It is the only World Cup 2010 song. Watch the video for 'England's Heartbeat' over at the NME site today. Altogether now…

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New Releases

new PAUL WELLER single

PAUL WELLER 'Find The Torch, Burn The Plans' [Release Date 14/06/2010] 3-track CD single and 2 x 7" Vinyl Singles  Paul Weller releases a new single on June 14th. 'Find The Torch, Burn the Plans' are taken from Paul's massively acclaimed hit album 'Wake Up The Nation' which was released […read more…]

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Stones in Exile

ROLLING STONES 'Stones In Exile' [Release Date 14/06/2010] In the spring of 1971, the Rolling Stones departed the UK to take up residence in France as tax exiles. Keith Richards settled at a villa called Nellcôte in Villefranche-sur-Mer and this became the venue for the recording of much of the […read more…]

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THEY are Devo

DEVO 'Something For Everybody' [Release Date 14/06/2010] 2010 UK 12-track CD album Devo are back with the aptly titled 'Something for Everybody'. The long rumoured, wildly anticipated album (which was launched with a memorable performance in Vancouver at the Winter Olympics) features the band's classic line-up – Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh, Gerald […read more…]

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Manics Pumped Up For New Tour

With material drawn from the forthcoming Postcards From A Young Man, Manic Street Preachers announce their latest autumn tour dates. Nicky Wire gets the fans further excited by claiming the new Dave Eringa produced album, who had previously helped produce the big sound of Gold Against The Soul, will be […read more…]

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Can’t get enough of them Stones!

Following on our recent posts about super-duper Stones items, Universal Japan recently announced a follow-up to their sensational 2008 'Greatest Albums In The Sixties' SHM-CD box set. 30th June 2010 sees the release of 'In Studio: Greatest Albums From The '70s To '00s', a limited edition set compiling 14 SHM-CD […read more…]