Grandaddy share new version of ‘Underneath The Weeping Willow’ and tell us about 20 years of ‘The Sophtware Slump’

Long-time listeners of Grandaddy won’t be surprised, but frontman Jason Lytle is not feeling overly optimistic right now. “We’re just going to fucking destroy everything,” he tells NME over the phone from LA, where he’s been sheltering in place since the start of the pandemic. “And end up going the way of the dinosaurs.” Humanity’s […]

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Watch Miley Cyrus’ raucous cover of The Cranberries classic ‘Zombie’

Miley Cyrus has performed a cover The Cranberries ‘Zombie’ for the #SaveOurStages (#SOS) festival. The raucous rendition of the Irish band’s 1993 hit was one of two covers sung by the singer for the festival, which fundraised to preserve US grassroots music venues affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Cyrus, who played a short set with her […]

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David Byrne and Spike Lee share their fears over forthcoming US presidential election

David Byrne and Spike Lee have shared their fears over the forthcoming US presidential election. The pair, who recently teamed up for a film version of Byrne’s show ‘American Utopia’, have said they fear Donald Trump could get a second term despite Joe Biden being ahead in the polls. Byrne said: “I’m scared about the […]

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Billy Bragg announces UK and Ireland tour for 2021

Billy Bragg has announced a UK and Ireland tour for 2021 – you can see the full schedule below. The singer-songwriter and activist will hit the road for a lengthy run of shows next Autumn, taking in dates in Glasgow, Liverpool, Cardiff, Dublin, Manchester and Sheffield throughout October and November. Bragg’s headline tour will conclude […]

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Chris Cornell earns first solo Billboard Number One with Guns N’ Roses cover

Chris Cornell has earned his first solo Billboard Number One with a cover of Guns N’ Roses‘ ‘Patience’. Recorded in 2016, the cover, which is currently sitting on top of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart, was released on July 20, marking what would have been the Audioslave and Soundgarden singer’s 56th birthday. Cornell has had […]

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Beabadoobee shares lo-fi new single ‘How Was Your Day’

Beabadoobee has shared the next taste of her forthcoming debut album ‘Fake It Flowers’ in the form of the acoustic single ‘How Was Your Day’. The track is a throwback to the lo-fi sound of the musician’s early EPs, and was recorded on a four-track cassette recorder in her boyfriend’s garden while her studio was […]

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Foo Fighters launch range of classic merch to mark their 25th anniversary

Foo Fighters have launched a new line of classic merchandise in celebration of their 25th anniversary – check out the images below. Dave Grohl and co, who released their self-titled debut album in 1995, were scheduled to mark their quarter-century milestone with The Van Tour this spring. Due to the coronavirus crisis, however, the dates […]

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Tool’s Maynard James Keenan announces new album and shares single from his side project Puscifer

Tool‘s frontman Maynard James Keenan has announced a new album with his side project Puscifer. ‘Existential Reckoning’, is the band’s fourth album and follows their 2015 LP ‘Money Shot. The album is due out on October 31 and the band have shared their new single ‘The Underwhelming’, which you can listen to below. It will […]

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Watch The Killers play on Las Vegas rooftop for Radio 2 ‘Live At Home’ festival

The Killers performed a special live show from their hometown for Radio 2’s ‘Live At Home’ festival this weekend – watch the full show below. The band, who recently released their new album ‘Imploding The Mirage’, appeared from the roof of Caesars Palace in their native Las Vegas during the festival, which is being hosted […]

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Reading & Leeds boss tells Parliament “festivals can go ahead with adequate testing”

Reading & Leeds boss Melvin Benn has told the UK Parliament that “festivals can go ahead safely with adequate testing”. Benn, the Managing Director of Festival Republic, took part in today’s (September 8) Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) hearing, where he was asked whether next summer’s festivals could go ahead with social distancing […]

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