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Courtney Love Inspires Lana Del Rey

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Gossip, Pop, Rock,

Lana Del Rey is inspired by Courtney Love. The "Summertime Sadness" hitmaker has always looked up to the Hole frontwoman and rock 'n' roll legend, so feels proud to count her among her friends these days: "Courtney Love's a big inspiration. I like her, I talk to her a lot. I just went her show ... when she was playing in London. I like people who are similar to her, like Joni Mitchell types or …

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Morrissey Pulls Out of Second Gig Due to Illness

Morrissey has had to pull out of a second gig due to illness. The former Smiths star, who is midway through his US tour, canceled a date earlier this week and had been forced to postpone another gig at Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel last nigt. The legendary singer, who will release his new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business this month, is adamant he will be back on stage tonight. "The tour …

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Beastie Boys Awarded $1.7 Million

Beastie Boys have been awarded $1.7 million in a copyright lawsuit. The surviving members of the hip-hop group - Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz - have been handed the payout after winning their legal case against Monster Beverage Corporation, which they sued for the unauthorized use of their music in a video advert. The commercial featured five of the "Fight For Your Right" hitmakers' songs in a "Beastie Boys Megamix" and a …

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Johnny Marr Announces New UK Tour

Johnny Marr has announced a UK solo tour. The former Smiths musician is embarking on a series of live gigs this autumn, starting on October 13 in Lincoln and finishing up in Leeds on October 29. The guitarist is expected to play songs from his 2013 solo debut, The Messenger, as well as from his second album, which is due for release around the time of the tour. He will also no doubt be performing …

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Morrissey and Pamela Anderson in New Video

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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Morrissey appears with Pamela Anderson in a spoken word video for his latest song "Earth Is The Loneliest Planet." The singer, who will release his new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business on July 14, has unveiled the video for his latest single from the LP exclusively on NME.com. The companion film, directed by Natalie Johns, features lyric narration while Morrissey and Pamela admire the Hollywood sunset standing on the roof of the …

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Chris Martin: I Don’t Care That Coldplay Isn’t Cool

Chris Martin doesn't care that people think Coldplay isn't "cool." The "Magic" singer admits the group - also made up of Johnny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion - have never been seen as fashionable but after scoring the fastest-selling album of 2014 with Ghost Stories, they have proved they have longevity. "We have never been the coolest thing or the most fashionable thing. Well, maybe for a period. It just feels like we're able …

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Christopher Lee Releases Metal Abum to Celebrate 92nd Birthday

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Artist News, Rock, New Releases,

Christopher Lee has released a heavy metal album to celebrate his 92nd birthday. The legendary actor reached the enviable age yesterday, and to mark the special occasion has brought out Metal Knight, a seven track collection which features two covers from the Man Of La Mancha musical which is based on the fictional character Don Quixote. Speaking about the inspiration for the LP, Lee revealed, "As far as I am concerned, Don Quixote is the …

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Kings of Leon Are Closer after Their Meltdown

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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Kings of Leon are closer after hitting rock bottom in 2011. The "Sex on Fire" hitmakers were forced to take a year long break due to exhaustion, coupled with rumors frontman Caleb Followill was drinking too much, and the family band believe their time out of the limelight has made them stronger. During an interview with Fearne Cotton on UK station BBC Radio 1, Caleb said, "We're brothers and that's never going to change. We'll …

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Queen Releasing New Songs with Freddie Mercury

Queen will release new tracks featuring Freddie Mercury singing later this year. The legendary "We Will Rock You" band's frontman died in 1991, but drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May have since carried on with the group and are currently putting together a new album including recordings made with Freddie before he passed away. "We found a few more tracks with Freddie singing and all of us playing and they are quite beautiful. It …

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Rolling Stones Play First Gig Since L’Wren’s Death

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Categories: Concerts / Tours, Performances, Rock,

The Rolling Stones have played their first gig since the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott. The "Brown Sugar" hitmakers, also made up of Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts, resumed their 14 On Fire Tour after giving Mick time to grieve following fashion designer L'Wren's suicide two months ago. They took to the stage in Norway Monday night playing in front of 23,000 people at Oslo's Telenor Arena, the band's first show …

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