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Music news and reviews, music videos and tittle tattle, with a lingering look at the past from Anorak. A source for rock, pop, album and live music, new releases, artist interviews and features.

Justin Bieber’s philosophical and spiritual views on space travel and God are top secret

RICH, dickish and young, Justin Bieber has come up with a new way to spunk some of his cash: he’s heading off to space.

Bieber will take on space via a Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo.… READ ON

Posted: 7th, June 2013 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Example reads his new wife a 10-minute poem in Bora Bora

HEARTY congratulations to singer Example (nee Elliot Gleave) on his wedding to Australian model Erin McNaugh. The couple married in Bora Bora.

Said Example:

“I’ve written a poem that was 17 minutes long, like the whole speech, and I’ve whittled

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Posted: 7th, June 2013 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In this 1973 photo Sid Vicious is seen heading to a David Bowie gig

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IN 1973, Sid Vicious – then known as John Simon Ritchie was pictured on his way to watch David Bowie perform in London. He’d have  16 or 17 years old. Four years later he joined the Sex Pistols. What impact … READ ON

Posted: 4th, June 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Unlocking The Truth: the greatest 11-year-old metal band in New York City

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RESTORING our faith in music’s future are Unlocking The Truth, a sixth-grade metal band. It’s not all about Simon’s Cowell’s CD collection (now almost one-shelf long!).  Take it away, Malcolm Brickhouse, Jarad Dawkins and Alec Atkins.

The boys (all 11-years-old) … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, June 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who owns Commander Chris Hadfield’s version of Space Oddity? Copyright issues are trickier than space travel

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SPACE Commander Chris Hadfield sang David Bowie’s Space Oddity as his finale to his International Space Station show. And when he did, he potentially opened a can of worms (and lawyers). You can send a man to live in space. … READ ON

Posted: 25th, May 2013 | In: Music, Technology | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


National Anthem Disasters: Alexis Normand forgets the words to the US anthem

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HERE’S one for the file marked National Anthem Disasters. At the 2013 Memorial Cup game between the Portland Winterhawks and the Halifax Mooseheads, singer Alexis Normand was booked to sing the US national anthems. She forgot the words. French-Canadian … READ ON

Posted: 20th, May 2013 | In: Music, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Smiths’ Girlfriend in a Coma sung to the tune of Tiptoe through the Tulips

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ON Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, Tony Hawks sings The Smiths’ Girlfriend in a Coma to the tune of Tiptoe through the Tulips:

Note: Tiptoe Through The Tulips lends itself to laughs. Scroll to the bottom to hear READ ON

Posted: 18th, May 2013 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The weekend starts with misheard 90s lyrics!

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THERE’S nothing quite like mishearing lyrics is there? Well, good news! Here’s a video, to kickstart your weekend, which looks at the hits of the 90s, which mishears all your favourite lyrics and shares them with you!

2 Become 1READ ON

Posted: 18th, May 2013 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When the Beatles met Yoda Love was all you needed

When The Beatles met Yoda:
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Posted: 17th, May 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Beatles play Sack My Bitch Up at Shea Stadium, 1965

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THE Beatles play Sack My Bitch Up at Shea Stadium, 1965. (It’s what they wold have wanted):

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Posted: 15th, May 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brazil greets Paul McCartney with a plague of grasshoppers in his face

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BEING a Beatle isn’t easy. When you’re trying to do a show, you’re met by most gussets and a wall of screams. However, in Brazil, they like to do things a bit more Biblical.

And so, to Sir Paul McCartney … READ ON

Posted: 15th, May 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fan banned from The Vaccines gig for being unable to name lead singer is lead singer of a band named The Uninvited

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TO the Vaccines gig at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, north Wales. Andy Bellis from Wrexham has been refused entry. The bouncers wanted to know the the name of The Vaccines’ front man and two of their albums. Failure to answer … READ ON

Posted: 11th, May 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brassy Denise Reis is a trumpet (video)

THEY said Denise Reis could be anything… So she became a trumpet. Cue the holiday camp music:

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Posted: 2nd, May 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Going back to Rochdale – can the town’s image be improved with a song?

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ROCHDALE is the town that gave us sex gangs, Cyril Smith and Bill Oddie. Can it recover? Can a song help?

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Posted: 24th, April 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jimmy Kimmel dupes Coachella festival goers to say they have heard of non-existent bands

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HOW goes it with the cool kids at Coachella? Jimmy Kimmel’s  pops along to tell the gang about some great band that don’t exist. Are the festival goers fans? Yep. They are:

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Posted: 23rd, April 2013 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


RIP Richie Havens

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RICHIE Havens had died. Best rememberd as the act that opened the 1969 Woodstock festival in 1969, Havens died of a heart attack in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was 72.

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In this Dec. 1975 file photo, musicians Roger … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, April 2013 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


I was a Led Zeppelin Roadie from 1971-74 – and this is what I remember

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IN I was Led Zeppelin Roadie 1971-74, one man rakes over the coals of his memory. You can almost smell the burning. After Spinal Tap’s roadie has finished recalling this and that, you can wonder about memories of Zeppelin hereREAD ON

Posted: 22nd, April 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cliff Richard’s music kills plants – Black Sabbath makes them thrive

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THE relationship between music and plants has been long muttered about, despite the fact plants don’t have ears. Prince Charlies plays songs to his shrubbery and even Stevie Wonder dedicated an entire LP to our flowering friends.

However, a new … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, April 2013 | In: Music, Reviews | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When Lester Bangs Creemed for Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music

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IN 1976, Lester Bangs (Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung) wrote for Creem magazine an article on Metal Machine Music, the Lou Reed album. Like many other writes, he had hangovers:

When you wake up in the

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Posted: 21st, April 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


“Great music is ‘as good as sex'”: Err, no, no it isn’t

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THE Telegraph gives us this headline:

Great music is ‘as good as sex’

And illustrates it with a picture of a bird in her pajamas grinning at us under her headphones. Subtle, eh?… READ ON

Posted: 15th, April 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The BBC bans Judy Garland: Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead (and so is Maggie Thatcher)

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THE idiotic BBC has decided not to play the Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead, the tune from the Wizard of Oz reinvigorated by the anti-Margaret Thatcher. It will not feature on the Official Chart Show. All 51-seconds of … READ ON

Posted: 12th, April 2013 | In: Music, Politicians | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Simonon: The Clash bassist we all wanted to be and star of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll photo of all time

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Posted: 12th, April 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


One Direction learn a foreign language (video)

ONE Direction has been dubbed into a foreign language. It’s brilliant, gurning lip-synching glory. Who knew the boys could act?

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Posted: 3rd, April 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0