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Penn Badgley bags title role in Jeff Buckley biopic?

Penn Badgley bags title role in Jeff Buckley biopic?

Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley has been reported by HollywoodLife.com to have been cast in the lead role in a new forthcoming biopic about the late singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. If it’s true, Robert Pattinson must be mighty pissed off with the decision, as apparently he was desperately hoping to bag the role, but Penn is alleged to have fought off stiff competition […]

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The Chili Peppers announce their new album

The Chili Peppers announce their new album

It’s difficult to pin-point the exact moment that the world fell out of love with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Was it after their double-album Stadium Arcadium landed with a thud in 2006? Or did their constant radio rotation wear out its welcome? Whatever the reason, they’ve been quiet on the record front for five years. NME reports that their […]

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Metallica get monopolised

Metallica get monopolised

Sometimes, a bit of merchandise just rubs me the wrong way. The world doesn’t need a Metallica version of Monopoly. The very thought of it is ridiculous, especially when the band in question has enough money to fund small countries. I guess their platinum-selling albums and Guitar Hero: Metallica just wasn’t enough. Lest we forget their line of Christmas baubles. […]

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AWESOME ALBUMS: Pixies – Bossanova (1990)

AWESOME ALBUMS: Pixies – Bossanova (1990)

One of the most underrated rock albums ever?

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Weezer take on “Paranoid Android”

Weezer take on “Paranoid Android”

Covering Radiohead is not an easy task. Many have tried and failed miserably (although I’m fond of Streetlight Manifesto’s take on “Just”). So, I give Weezer full credit for their efforts, and this recording of OK Computer‘s “Paranoid Android” is a worthy rendition. I don’t think the American indie rockers have been this energised in a long time, and while […]

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MUSIC ROUND-UP: Arctic Monkeys, Frank Turner, a Led Zeppelin cover by Reznor & Karen O, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan

MUSIC ROUND-UP: Arctic Monkeys, Frank Turner, a Led Zeppelin cover by Reznor & Karen O, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan

Could someone explain to me why the Arctic Monkeys are still a big deal? Don’t get me wrong, they are one of the better mainstream rock acts in Britain at the moment, but I can’t be the only person to express disappointment over the band’s creative direction since their much-lauded debut. Whatever People Say I Am… is a masterpiece. So […]

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AWESOME ALBUMS #3: Metallica – …And Justice for All (1988)

AWESOME ALBUMS #3: Metallica – …And Justice for All (1988)
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AWESOME ALBUMS #2: Black Sabbath – Sabotage (1975)

AWESOME ALBUMS #2: Black Sabbath – Sabotage (1975)
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Witness the last days of Black Flag in this full-length documentary

Witness the last days of Black Flag in this full-length documentary

Few bands are as synonymous with a genre as Black Flag. The hardcore punks defined that sound with their 1981 classic Damaged, and despite constant personnel changes – Greg Ginn being the only constant member – their music has stood the test of time. You might not understand their appeal, but you should be able to chart the influence they […]

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MUSIC ROUND-UP: The Killers, Alkaline Trio, Rise Against, Snoop Dogg, Hugh Laurie and Johnny Depp?!

MUSIC ROUND-UP: The Killers, Alkaline Trio, Rise Against, Snoop Dogg, Hugh Laurie and Johnny Depp?!

Remember The Killers? Of course you do. Hot Fuss is a classic to this day. Sam’s Town was a hit but nowhere near the standards of their debut. They followed that up with 2008’s marginal improvement Day & Age, before falling silent. The “Somebody Told Me” rockers are finally going back to the studio, according to XFM. Drummer Ronnie Vannucci spoke […]

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