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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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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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Motrhead guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke dies

The last surviving member of the British rock bands best-known lineup died after contracting pneumonia Motrhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke has died at the age of 67. His death was announced on Motrheads Facebook page. According to the post, Clarke died peacefully in hospital after suffering from pneumonia. The musician, born Edward Allan Clarke in […]

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Tom Petty: US rock musician dies aged 66

Frontman of the Heartbreakers died on Monday night in Los Angeles after he suffered a cardiac arrest Tom Petty, the rock musician whose hits included American Girl and I Wont Back Down, has died in California aged 66 after suffering cardiac arrest. Petty was reportedly rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica hospital after being found […]

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Taylor Swift: judge dismisses DJs case against pop star

Judge rules David Mueller failed to prove Taylor Swift personally set out to have him fired after 2013 photo opportunity A judge on Friday threw out a Denver radio hosts case against Taylor Swift in a trial that delved into their

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‘We found it rolled up in a tube’: Alice Cooper discovers Warhol classic after 40 years

Silkscreen from Warhols Death and Disaster series, which cost $2,500, sat in storage among singers artefacts The rock star Alice Cooper has found an Andy Warhol masterpiece that could be worth millions rolled up in a tube in a storage locker, where it lay forgotten for more than 40 years. The work in question is […]

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