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Arctic Monkeys Have Scrapped New Album Plans

Arctic Monkeys have scrapped plans for a new album this year. The "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High" rockers had initially intended to make a quick follow-up to 2013's critically-acclaimed LP AM, but now have no definite plans to return to the recording studio in the near future. "We did have the chat but I don't think it's going to be happening. There are no plans for another record. I think people might …

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Paul McCartney Leaves Hospital

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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Paul McCartney has been released from hospital. The 71-year-old musician was discharged by doctors last night after spending almost a week recovering from a mystery virus at St Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo, Japan. The Beatles legend, who was forced to cancel the Asian leg of his Out There! world tour, was excited about being reunited with his family as he boarded a private jet heading back home. "Paul has really been through the mill. …

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Jack White: I Almost Never Speak to Meg

Jack White admits he "almost never" speaks to his former bandmate Meg White. The ex-White Stripes singer, whose band called it a day in 2011, has since forged his own successful solo career and claims hardly anybody he knows speaks to drummer Meg since the band split. "I don't think anyone talks to Meg. She's always been a hermit. When we lived in Detroit, I'd have to drive over to her house if I wanted …

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Paul McCartney Hospitalized in Tokyo

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Paul McCartney has been hospitalized in Tokyo. The Beatles legend had to cancel two dates of his Out There Japan Tour 2014 in the country's capital and Osaka after falling ill with a virus, which eventually led to him being sent to hospital. "Since contracting a virus last week that led to the postponement of tour dates, Paul received successful medical treatment at a hospital in Tokyo. He will make a complete recovery and has …

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Janelle Monáe Scraps Australian Tour Due to Illness

Janelle Monae is "devastated" she has had to cancel her Australian tour due to illness. The "Electric Lady" singer, who was set to perform a number of dates on her Australian and New Zealand leg of her Golden Electric Tour, had been advised by doctors to scrap the gigs and rest. According to Billboard, a statement issued by promoters, Live Nation Australasia, said, "It has been confirmed that the remainder of the Golden Electric tour …

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Quincy Jones Blasts Michael Jackson Album

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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Quincy Jones has blasted the new Michael Jackson album Xscape. The legendary producer - who masterminded some of the late singer's biggest hits - thinks the posthumous recording was only released to "make money." "It's about money. They're trying to make money. And I understand it. Everybody's after money, the estate, the lawyers. It's about money," he said. Quincy admitted it "bothers" him to see so much of the 'Thriller' star's previously-unreleased music being made …

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Maroon 5 Announces New Album and Tour

Maroon 5 will release their new album V in September. The "Moves Like Jagger" hitmakers have spent the last year recording material for their fifth album in Los Angeles, California and they've now announced that it will be available later this year. The Grammy award-winning band has also confirmed that they will be releasing a new single this summer before the album's release in the autumn. Keyboardist Jesse Carmichael has been reunited with band members …

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Foo Fighters Announce Documentary About New Album

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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The Foo Fighters will star in a documentary following the making of their new album. The five-piece band have announced an eight-part TV series airing on HBO and directed by the band's frontman Dave Grohl. Each episode will follow the "Rope" rockers' journey to a different US city - Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington DC and New York - where they'll visit legendary studios to record tracks for their eighth album. …

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Bob Dylan Working on New Album

Bob Dylan is working on a new album. The 72-year-old singer has treated fans on his website bobdylan.com by posting a cover of Frank Sinatra's Full Moon & Empty Hearts, which will reportedly be featured on his 36th studio album. A spokesperson for the musician told Rolling Stone, "This track is definitely from a forthcoming album due later on this year," which will be the follow-up to Tempest, which was released in 2012. The song …

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Morrissey Posts His First Tweets

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Morrissey has started using Twitter. The "First Of The Gang To Die" singer joined the social media site in June 2009 but only posted his first message last night, writing, "Hello. Testing, 1, 2, 3. Planet Earth, are you there? One can only hope... [sic]." The post has already been re-tweeted more than 14,000 times and he followed the tweet by, "Follow, follow, follow. Twitter is the perfect metaphor for...something. Dunno what [sic]." The 54-year-old …

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