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Happy 90th Birthday, The BBC!

Today is the anniversary of the very first broadcast by the BBC, back in 1922. It was just a radio signal at the time, made by what was then called the British Broadcasting Company (it was later incorporated). Since then, no end of astonishing things have happened. I could list them, but you probably have […]

Five Great British Songs Re-imagined By American Artists

Willie Nelson, no shrinking violet in the songwriting stakes himself, has lent his distinctively weathered vocal tones to a cover version of the Coldplay song “The Scientist,” which has been used as the soundtrack to a campaigning animation about sustainable farming. The film, made by the Irish animator Johnny Kelly, was commissioned by Chipotle, to […]

No Sex Please, We’re Coldplay Fans

*Rubs hands together* Oh here we go! There is nothing more fun that a survey which takes two pieces of unrelated information about people, runs them through a number-crunching logarithm and extrapolates a fun theory from the results. Actually, there are probably LOTS of things which are more fun than that, but bear with us […]

Damon Albarn Prepares New Elizabethan Opera

Anyone who still thought that former Blur frontman Damon Albarn was just a showboating mockney popinjay – and bumptious to boot – is probably going to have to give in to the overwhelming body of evidence to the contrary, if not now, then soon. Just look at his workload in the past 10 years: the […]

Music Roundup: ‘All You Need Is’ Duran Duran

Out today is the new album from English new wave legends Duran Duran. All You Need Is Now marks the quartet’s 13th studio album, which is being hailed a solid return to form à la their 1982 classic LP, Rio. English Grammy-winning producer Mark Ronson manned the nine-song set and it’s as slick as you’d […]

Gorillaz Gifts ‘The Fall’ on Christmas Day! For FREE!

Damon Albarn is playing Santa this holiday season, As promised, the new iPad-tweaked Gorillaz album will arrive on Christmas, NME reveals. The LP is entitled The Fall. “I wrote it in October,” Albarn explained to U.S. radio station Triple J. “I didn’t want to call it ‘October’ because U2 had already used that. Although I […]

Music Roundup: Ready Yourself to ‘Rock & Roll’ With Frank Turner

Frank Turner is a surprising diamond in the UK’s mostly pop-laden rough. The London punk-bred songster, educated at Eton, spent much of the new millennium rocking out with hardcore outfits such as Kneejerk and Million Dead. But during the last five years, Turner has scrupulously honed his high-spirited acoustic guitar-driven sound, as heard on his […]

Music Roundup: Killing Joke Reigns Again on ‘Absolute Dissent’

It's getting to be that time of year where the music release schedule stars to wind down with holiday albums and various reissues. But luckily Killing Joke sneaks in their long-awaited Absolute Dissent LP in the U.S. today. The dozen-song marks the Killing Joke's 14th overall studio effort and their first in nearly three decades […]

Roundup: Helen Mirren’s Harsh Words for Her Native Britain

Dame Helen Mirren may have won an Oscar for portraying Queen Elizabeth in The Queen, but she has a few choice words for her homeland's dwindling principles according to The Daily Mail. "I’m under the impression that this notion is disappearing from our society where conflicts are made worse on cinema and on television, where […]

Damon Albarn Embraces the iPad for New Gorillaz Album

In between slagging off Glee and reality TV talent shows like The X Factor, Damon Albarn has kept himself busy making music. That's what he does best, after all. Well that and looking spectacular. In the new issue of NME, the Blur and Gorillaz mastermind chats about his love for the iPad and how the […]

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