Dear Moz, Please Help Me: Singer Comes to Elderly Woman’s Aid


In an incident which could provide an album’s worth of material for the singer, former Smiths frontman Morrissey came to the aid of an elderly woman who collapsed in New York City’s Strand bookstore. An onlooker said to LGBT website, Queerty: “Morrissey, who was there alone, immediately rushed to her side and crouched on the [...]

John Lennon Victorious In NME ‘Ultimate Icon’ Poll

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Former Beatles co-frontman John Lennon has triumphed in a readers poll to find the ‘Ultimate Icon’ across British music magazine NME‘s sixty year history. Overcoming a raft of iconic artists such as David Bowie, Morrissey, Kurt Cobain and protegé Paul McCartney, Lennon’s placing stands as testament to, not only his seminal work with The Beatles, but [...]

Siouxsie & the Banshees: A Brief History


It is rather troubling to realise that very few people are aware of the influence that punk/post-punk/goth/post-goth/post-pop group Siouxsie & the Banshees has had over many of the artists that we listen to regularly today – Garbage, PJ Harvey, Björk, Marilyn Manson and LCD Soundsystem to name a few. Without them, the world of rock [...]

“Call Me, Cohen??”: Jepsen Says Veteran Singer Should Cover Her Hit

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‘Call Me Maybe’ singer Carly Rae Jepsen has dispensed of all irony and disclosed that she would love Leonard Cohen to perform a cover version of her international hit. In conversation with The Guardian, Jepsen said: “I suspect it’s not totally his genre, but it would be a hoot to watch him perform it! Although, [...]

Fiancées Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger to Record Album…Together


If ever an atheist needed complete proof that there is indeed no God, along comes this horrifying news – Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger are to record an album together and release it later this year. Boss of Epic Records, LA Reid, confirmed when speaking to Billboard that:  ”We’re in the mixing process now [...]

Sigur Ros Apologise for Bestival Appearance


Icelandic ambient gurus, Sigur Ros, have apologised to their fans following their Sunday evening show at this year’s Isle of Wight festival. The band have claimed the set to be a “miserable” experience, which has been blamed on Stevie Wonder demanding the group’s time be changed to a daylight slot, forcing them to scrap plans [...]

Green Day to Play ‘Dookie’ in Full at Reading Festival


In news that will please a plethora of punk personalities, Green Day have confirmed that they will indeed be playing at this weekend’s Reading festival. Not only that, the trio will also be playing their seminal 1994 album Dookie in full. Billie Joe Armstrong wrote a not-so-cryptic tweet to break the news, saying: “Hello England! What [...]

Stars Turn Out for Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ Soundtrack


Massive names in music – such as Robert Smith (The Cure), Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and The Flaming Lips – have contributed to the soundtrack of Tim Burton’s latest offering, the 3D remake of his own 1984 film Frankenweenie. Karen O has penned new track ‘Strange Love’, which she says is “…quirky, good vibes [...]