Did You Know? ☆ Rag N’ Bone Man

Did You Know? ☆ Rag N’ Bone Man

DID YOU KNOW?At the age of 15, Rag’n’Bone Man began MCing with a drum and bass crew using the handle, “Rag N Bonez”, inspired by watching repeats of the classic 1970’s British sitcom “Steptoe and Son”. Rory Charles Graham, known professionally as Rag’n’Bone Man, is an English singer and songwriter and is known for his deep, bass baritone voice. Born in Uckfield, East Sussex. After finishing school he moved to Brighton, East Sussex, and in…

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Paul McCartney says the future of music is in danger

Paul McCartney says the future of music is in danger

Sir Paul McCartney and many rock and pop legends – among whom Chrissie Hynde, Craig David, Sandie Shaw, Ray Davies, Billy Bragg, Feargal Sharkey and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason – are backing a move in Parliament to protect music venues from closure. Senior Labour MP John Spellar is introducing a bill in the Commons to change planning laws in an effort to implement the “Agent of Change” principle into UK law. If implemented, the…

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Motorhead guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke dies at 67

Motorhead guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke dies at 67

Motorhead guitarist and speed metal pioneer ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke has died after a battle with pneumonia. The official Motorhead Facebook page announced on Thursday 11th January that the rocker had passed peacefully while in hospital. Clarke was known for being the guitarist of Motorhead during what many consider to be their golden years (1976-1982), helping to create albums such as Overkill and Ace Of Spades, the latter of which propelled the band to an international…

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Paramore invite Stranger Things star on stage

Paramore invite Stranger Things star on stage

Paramore have invited Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo to perform with them live after having seen him and his band cover their song ‘Misery Business‘. Last month a video went viral showing Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo playing with his band, Work in Progress, to Fall Out Boy’s classic “Sugar We’re Going Down” and Paramore’s hit “Misery Business” before a crowd in Asbury Park, NJ. After seeing the video, Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams took to…

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Neil Young shares musical archive

Neil Young shares musical archive

Neil Young – free world rocker, Vietnam-era icon, godfather of grunge. It is indisputable that his work has inspired millions, and helped shape the entire music industry in the 20th century. Young’s influence spans across decades – from having a whole verse dedicated to him in Lynyrd Skynyrd’s epic “Sweet Home Alabama” in 1974, to being the last thing mentioned in Kurt Cobain’s suicide note, 20 years later. Fitting, then, that he has released an…

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Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies aged 46

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies aged 46

The lead singer of Cranberries Dolores O’Riordan has suddenly died aged 46 in London. The Irish singer had been in London for a recording session and her publicilst sadly announced the news. The cause of death has yet to be announced however the death has been described as ‘sudden’ by the publicist who also went on to say that “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very…

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S Club 7’s Paul puts his BRIT Award on Ebay

S Club 7’s Paul puts his BRIT Award on Ebay

A post-fame life isn’t an easy one. ‘Special Appearances’ and character diminishing Club Nights aren’t how you wish to be dolling out your talent, but it pays the bills. It isn’t, however, the only way to stuff a bit of cash in to your back pocket, as demonstrated by S Club 7’s Paul Cattermole. Cattermole’s BRIT Award, which he one during his time with the pop super-group, is currently on Ebay. At the time of…

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Four early Nirvana demo tapes have surfaced online.

Four early Nirvana demo tapes have surfaced online.

Four early Nirvana demo tapes have surfaced online. They were posted on YouTube by a musician who stated he had received them by Kurt Cobain. The raw audio track was uploaded by John Purkey, a musician from Washington and it also covers ‘Bleach’ demos that were presumably recorded during Nirvana’s first ever session at Seattle’s Reciprocal Studios back in 1988. The recording dates back to before the arrival of Chad Channing, the first Nirvana drummer,…

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Lana Del Rey comments about Radiohead lawsuit

Lana Del Rey comments about Radiohead lawsuit

Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey over her song Get Free, which they say is similar to their 1993 hit Creep. The singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey tweeted about her legal problems with Radiohead this week, when she confirmed the British band were suing her for copyright infringement after they alleged that it copied the melody and chord progression of their song Creep and were asking for 100% of the publishing royalties to her track Get…

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Slaves have launched their own record label

Slaves have launched their own record label

Slaves, the English punk rock duo from Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent have launched their own record label. Girl Fight Records is a new venture for the two artists this year, and they’ve already unveiled the first signing as Lady Bird, a three-piece punk band from Kent. The record label, Girl Fight Records, is named after a 15-second track Slaves’ debut mini-album. “The label has been launched by Slaves as a way of them being able…

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