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Sigur Rs drummer quits band following rape allegations

Orri Pll Drason accused of sexually assaulting fan while she was asleep Orri Pll Drason, drummer with Icelandic post-rock band in an Instagram post, and said it involved being penetrated without my consent during a deep slumber after falling asleep in the same bed; the pair had met at a club in Los Angeles. It […]

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Colin Lane’s best photograph: the cover of the Strokes’ Is This It

The day the album came out, theres a photo of me grinning in front of a rack of them in Virgin Records. I think my ex-girlfriend was pleased too. Ive never revealed her identity It was late 1999 or 2000. I had spent the day on a fashion shoot, and my apartment was littered with […]

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25+ Worst Classic Album Art According To Vintage Everyday That Will Leave You Asking Why?

None of these albums covers look cool. Surely they didn’t even in the darkest days of the 70’s and 80’s, when fashions in clothing and facial hair were at their most questionable. These are, according to Vintage Everyday, some of the worst and creepiest examples of album cover art ever dreamed up. They are so […]

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Aretha Franklins Firstand GreatestLive Album Turns 50

The Queen may be dead, but in Aretha Franklins case, the Queen also lives forever more. This would be, of course, on account of the recordings Franklins musical style: She owned things, in the emotional sense. Which is what aided her in her cause to then bring those things home to you, the listener. Then […]

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The Cure’s Robert Smith: ‘I was very optimistic when I was young now I’m the opposite’

The singer and songwriter has been curating the Meltdown festival, and is planning to record the first Cure album in 10 years. But will it be fuelled by magic mushroom tea? The first thing Robert Smith does is apologise for the makeup. He hasnt worn it since his last concert with the Cure, in December […]

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Abba announce first new songs for 35 years

Swedish four-piece take to Instagram to announce two releases that will form part of an avatar tour project Abba have announced that they have written and recorded their first new songs since they split in 1983. The Swedish four-piece, who had nine No 1 hits in the UK between 1974 and 1980, and who have […]

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Who are EXO the boyband about to thrill the Winter Olympics?

Sundays closing ceremony will feature one of K-Pops biggest acts, who fans say will deliver The worlds eyes will be on Pyeongchang on Sunday for the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics and they are about to be introduced to South Koreas boyband sensation EXO. Fans say the EXO Official Instagram (@weareone.exo) on Feb 21, […]

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Mark E Smith, founder and lead singer with the Fall, dies aged 60

Famously fractious singer had been suffering from ill health throughout 2017 Mark E Smith, founder and lead singer with the Fall, dies aged 60 Famously fractious frontman had been suffering from ill health throughout 2017 The final interview: I can clear a pub when I want to Ben Beaumont-Thomas First published on Wed 24 Jan […]

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Tributes paid to South African musician and activist Hugh Masekela

Father of South African jazz, who had career spanning more than five decades, dies aged 78 Tributes paid to South African musician and activist Hugh Masekela Father of South African jazz, who had career spanning more than five decades, dies aged 78 Hugh Masekela obituary: jazz pioneer who fought the evil of apartheid Jason Burke […]

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Eric Clapton Apologizes for Racist Past: I Sabotaged Everything

The British guitar legend Eric Clapton has told of the self-disgust he felt at seeing old footage of she was married to George Harrison. I knew it was wrong, George was my best friend, he says, But I felt the compulsion toward her. She was the most incredible woman I had ever met. Even though […]

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