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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.

A One Man Band Plays Europe’s The Final Countdown

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TO Uppsala, Sweden, where former Europe’s lead singer Joey Tempest, aka Rolf Magnus Joakim Larsson, is performing a one-man version of his group’s classic, back-combed tribute to space

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Posted: 10th, November 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


I Can See The Music: Vinly Records At 1000 Magnification

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EVER wonder what a needle on a vinyl record looks like at 1000x magnification?

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Here’s what it looks like

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Posted: 8th, November 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music, Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Artist Turns Heavy Metal T-Shirts Into Hadnmade Quilts

IN San Francisco, artist  Ben Venom  recycles heavy metal t-shirts into handmade quilts.

Metal fans hould enjoy looking for familiar looking

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Posted: 6th, November 2014 | In: Fashion, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Too Funny: House Music Dancers v A Wurlitzer Theatre Organ

YOUTUBER jonofthesouth showcases the house music dancers moving to the beat of holiday camp music:

Take it away, Reginald Dixon and the Wurlitzer

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Posted: 2nd, November 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watching UB40 Is ‘Like Waiting For A Coffin To Turn Up

 

STUART MacBeth reviews UB40 for the Oxford Mail :

You may, at this point, wonder when I’m going to tell you what the UB40 gig was like.

For the first 90 minutes this gig was like being at a

Posted: 31st, October 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Catwalk Pop: Models who sashayed to the microphone

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THE news today is that supermodel Cara Delevingne has hired Pharrell Williams to give her what she needs as she makes her musical bow.

A source told The super soaraway Sun: “They’re going

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Posted: 22nd, October 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scott Ian of Anthrax Recalls Meeting Lemmy For The First Time (Much Swearing)

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SCOTT Ian of Anthrax on meeting Lemmy for the first

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Posted: 21st, October 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Highlight From Iggy Pop’s John Peel Lecture for BBC Music

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HIGHLIGHTS from Iggy Pop’s  John Peel Lecture for BBC Music at the Lowry theater in Salford, Manchester.

On Apple and U2:

“The people who don’t want the free U2 download are trying to say, ‘Don’t try to force me.’ And

Posted: 14th, October 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


World’s Got Talent: Movii Go H Make The (Hair) Cut

WORLD’S Got Talent presents four-piece ensemble novii god h:

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Posted: 11th, October 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Slipknot Sack Their Drummer By Singing Telegram

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SLIPKNOT sacked drummer Joey Jordison,  by singing telegram . As he says:

“I was sitting in my living room playing Skyrim, when there was a knock at my door. I wasn’t expecting anyone, so I was like, ‘Who could that

Posted: 3rd, October 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Charles Manson: Summer of Hate – The Musical: First Look

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LIFE mirrors The Produers :

Charles Manson: Summer of Hate – The Musical  just opened at Hamburg, Germany’s Thalia Theater. 

The Los Angeles Times calls it “musical trip between L.A. and the Death Valley”.

The songs are in English

Posted: 2nd, October 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hear The Original Village People Sing YMCA Without The Music

 

YOU can strop the music….

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Posted: 30th, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jason Orange Quits Take That To Spend More Time With His Knitwear

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BIG news from the world of showbiz big enough to take over the Sun ‘s front

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Posted: 25th, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Find Out Who Will Win at the MOBO Awards 2014

THE MOBO Awards have doled out their nominations, inevitably prompting spectacularly thick people to say “WHY DON’T WE GET A MOWO AWARDS EH?” Classical music awards are exactly that, you berk.

Anyway, Sam Smith and Krept & Konan lead this

Posted: 24th, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jake Bugg: Everything That’s Wrong in Modern Music

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ONCE upon a time, rock and pop lived together in perfect harmony and music fans didn’t feel the need to pick sides. Then, at some point in the ’80s, indie music came and spoiled it all, taking up the

Posted: 22nd, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Erase U2 From Your Apple Cassette Player

 

THERE’S been much chatter about Apple’s move to give away U2’s new album  Songs of Innocence to 500 million iTunes customers in 119

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Posted: 17th, September 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Before They Were Famous: The Music of Pop and Rock

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IN September 1994, a reel-to-reel tape emerged and was put up for auction. Sotheby’s were all over it because this wasn’t any old recording they had on their hands.

What had arrived was a reel to reel tape of

Posted: 16th, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Remembering Throb: Primal Scream guitarist is gone, but his riffs not forgotten

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Posted: 11th, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


FZZZZZZ: In Celebration of the Fuzz Pedal

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THIS week, in ’65, The Rolling Stones crash-landed at the top of the pop charts with a song that would become the band’s signature tune.

(‘I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ gave the group their 4th no.1 single in the

Posted: 9th, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Your 100% British Soul Extravaganza!

 

BRITISH soul music is in a very, very good place at the moment and one of the leading lights of the scene is the wonderful Sam Smith, who has just announced a big ol’ UK tour for Spring 2015.

Posted: 8th, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Your Vital Beginners Guide to Aphex Twin

 

 

THERE’S a lot of excitement about Aphex Twin at the minute, as he’s back to release a new LP ‘Syro’ and, for fans of awkward electronic music (which are, ostensibly, the new prog generation), any appearance

Posted: 5th, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Letters of Wilf Turnbull and Derek Philpott (Best Of)

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WILF Turnbull and Derk Philpott are two pensioners living in Bournemouth, Dorset. They “write to popstars about their song lyrics, and they often reply.”

Letter Number 1:

Dear Republica
Re: Ready To Go

As you may be aware, the

Posted: 5th, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival 1972: Possibly The Worst Music Gathering in History

AFTER The Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock and Isle of Wight captured rock ‘n’ roll’s attention, everyone was soon trying to get in on the action by putting on their own festivals.

England got Bickershaw and Glastonbury started to stretch out,

Posted: 2nd, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lou Alder Is Missing: The Strange Story of the Kidnapped Music Mogul

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MUSIC legend, Lou Adler, is an inductee of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and responsible for a frightening amount of hits and given the world so much music that he should be beatified.

Adler founded and co-owned

Posted: 1st, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0