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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.

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.

Posted: 25th, May 2013 | In: Music, Technology | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our 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

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Posted: 20th, May 2013 | In: Music, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

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Posted: 18th, May 2013 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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!

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Posted: 18th, May 2013 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our 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 | Follow the Comments on our 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

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Posted: 15th, May 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

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Posted: 15th, May 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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’

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Posted: 11th, May 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brassy Denise Reis is a trumpet (video)

THEY said Denise Reis could be anything… So she became a trumpet.

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Posted: 2nd, May 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

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Posted: 24th, April 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

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Posted: 23rd, April 2013 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

Posted: 23rd, April 2013 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our 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

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Posted: 22nd, April 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

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Posted: 22nd, April 2013 | In: Music, News | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our 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 :

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Posted: 21st, April 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

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Posted: 15th, April 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

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Posted: 12th, April 2013 | In: Music, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our 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 | Follow the Comments on our 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

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Posted: 3rd, April 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1977: when Droids made cosmic Star Wars music

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IN 1977, the world was going batty for Star Wars . Over in France, Yves Hayat, Jean-Paul Bataille and Richard Lornac formed Droids. In ’77,  two of the trio (whish we can’t say) dressed as robots and shook the

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Posted: 3rd, April 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1969: Pink Floyd play live at the BBC as Neil Armstrong sets foot on the moon

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Posted: 2nd, April 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Plagiarism is nothing new in this brave new digital world

THE Washington DC-based website Brightest Young Things   has removed  all of its content for an audit. Why? Because Logan Donaldson, the site’s managing editor plagiarized whole sections of a 13,000-word music guide  from other publications.” The article, “BYT Music

Posted: 30th, March 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Beach Boys sing without autotune

SO. How did the Beach Boys sound without

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Posted: 24th, March 2013 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0