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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.

Your favourite rock star is probably about to die

WE’RE getting to a special time in rock ‘n’ roll where the pantheon of Peter Pans is looking more mortal than ever. The music of the babyboomers is finally creaking with age.

Lennon, Joplin, Redding and Gaye all had the …

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


The Real Problem With Musician’s Tax Avoidance

 

 

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THERE’S quite the kerfuffle in musicville, after it turned out that a number of wealthy musicians were ferreting their money away in tax avoidance schemes.

Lazy people are vomiting into their hands about how awful it all …

Posted: 12th, July 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Ultimate Tour De France Playlist

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WITH the Tour De France in full swing, nearly killing riders with wet cobbles and craft ale enthusiasts thrilling at the warring riders like teenage Hollyoaks fans, it got us thinking about cycling music.

Of course, the great music …

Posted: 12th, July 2014 | In: Music, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Insane Clown Posse’s FBI lawsuit is laughed out of town

THE Insane Clown Posse are an odd bunch. For starters, they think magnets are powered by witchcraft or something. And their fans? Well, their fans are VERY devoted (seriously – they make fans of The Smiths look like rational, reasonable …

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


See Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in All Is By My Side Trailer

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ROCK biopics are always fun, even if they’re not always good. There’s been mixed movies, from The Runaways to The Doors, from Ray to What We Do Is Secret. Even the crappy ones are still worth a …

Posted: 8th, July 2014 | In: Film, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


REVEALED: The Music Behind The Worst Album Art In The World

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LESS than ten years ago, bad album covers suddenly became a “thing”. Sure, there had always been people like me: longtime vinyl enthusiasts who cherished these unholy creations; but, it took the Internet to really generate a widespread appreciation …

Posted: 7th, July 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jake Bugg Hates Music Festivals – Doesn’t Mind Sexism

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EVEN though you may have guessed it from his permanently surly face (he’s too cool to smile), Jake Bugg has said he hates music festivals.

And who can blame him? It is filled with people who like watching white …

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


Watch Robbie Williams Break A Fan’s Arm In Newcastle

IT is always nice to watch someone successful make a fool of themselves. It isn’t their fault we’re all pathetically jealous, but they’ve got such nice and unusual lives, it is pleasing to find out their stuttering bozos like the …

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


Oh. A Superhero Film Written by Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane

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HERE’S a thing.

Arctic Monkeys frontdude Alex Turner, and Rascals pal Miles Kane, have stopped work on their Last Shadow Puppets careers to concentrate on… wait for it… a superhero film.

This is a joke, right?…

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


Death Metal Band Unfathomable Ruination To Play Until They Literally Run Out of Oxygen

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ROCK music is in a weird place at the moment, but thank god for metal. Metal is single-handedly dragging rock music’s lifeless body through the streets, refusing to let it die.

Despite what the Arctic Monkeys say, with their …

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


The world needs a bar run by GWAR

GWAR, the greatest band in the whole universe, have had a rough time of it, with key members of the group shrugging off their mortal coil to join the choir invisible.

However, things must continue and they’ve had a truly …

Posted: 1st, July 2014 | In: Music, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Are the Arctic Monkeys ‘indie’ Enough?

INDIE. There’s a funny word. In music terms, it used to mean ‘signed to an independent’ label. That meant bands signed with Stock Aitken & Waterman would be in the weekly indie charts. However, at some point, ‘indie’ meant ‘a …

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


WuBabies: Raekwon Shows Off Baby Wu

WHEN Wu Tang first exploded on the scene, they were smart, funny, dangerous, brutal, angry, fierce and not exactly entry-level hip hop.

However, after a dazzling run of solo LPs and the classic Wu debut ’36 Chambers’, they soon became …

Posted: 1st, July 2014 | In: Music | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


PHEW! Jesus The Jew Would Approve of Gay Marriage, Says Elton John

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MOST people who don’t like gays are religious, or at least, religious sympathetic. They think homosexuality goes against nature or some kind of cosmic order.

Some are violent or abusive toward gay people, because presumably, they feel the need …

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


Lana Del Rey vrs The Guardian: Frances Bean Cobain wins

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YOU may have missed it, because she’s so tragically dull, but Lana Del Rey recently said she was tired of living and basically glamorised singers who had died too young.

She said these words in the Guardian, which …

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


Listen To This Ear-Breaking Collection Of The Worst Demo Tapes From The 1980s

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ROBERT Popprer presntes the world’s greatest dem o tape cioompilations. He explains:

In the late 1980′s, my cousin gave me a cassette that instantly became an obsession of mine. It was a tape, compiled by a UK record company

Posted: 29th, June 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Glastonbury Pain: Help Us Find The Sorrowful Man In These Photos

DO you know this man seen at Glastonbury, looking sorrowful stood in the rain?

What is he looking at?

 

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Posted: 28th, June 2014 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sky Ferreira Defends ‘Uncle’ Terry Richardson

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THERE’S been a lot of talk about Terry Richardson lately. Basically, a number of models have said that he’s a sexual predator, to which the celebrity photographer dismissed.

And now, pop starlet Sky Ferreira has defended ‘Uncle Terry’ in …

Posted: 28th, June 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Guilty Pleasures: 5 Musicians Of The 70s You’re Supposed To Hate (But Secretly Love)

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1. The Carpenters

Everyone remembers that scene in Tommy Boy where Farley and Spade declare their distaste for The Carpenters. After all, The Carpenters are “lame”. Only the biggest loser would actually like The Carpenters.

Fast forward a bit, …

Posted: 27th, June 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Luis Suarez ‘Don’t Bite Me’: Tom Rosenthal’s Songs For Football’s Biggest Entertainer

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PIES has spotted this wonderful tribute tio Liverpool and Uruguay’s highly entertaining Luis Suarez.

Take it away, Tom Rosenthal.

 

Posted: 26th, June 2014 | In: Liverpool, Music, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is Rock And Roll Dead? No. It Just Smells Bad

 

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“ROCK and Roll isn’t dead.  It just smells bad.”

I am, of course, paraphrasing Frank Zappa’s famous response when asked whether jazz was dead.  Who would have guessed that quote would be applicable to rock music just a …

Posted: 25th, June 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comments (13) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Prince Decides He’s Too Good For The Middle-Class Yoghurt Fest Called Glastonbury

 

SOCIAL MEDIA eh? People talking to each other about whatever they want? Dreadful isn’t it? How dare people have another conversational tool to add to the pen and paper, telephone, email and text message canon?

Anyway, social media’s chatter …

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


Gerry Goffin RIP: His Greatest Hits That Never Get Old

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THE songwriting behemoth Gerry Goffin, has passed away, aged 75 in Los Angeles.

If you don’t recognise the name, you’ll recognise some of the songs he’s played a part in – ‘The Locomotion’, ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’ and …

Posted: 20th, June 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Straight Outta Central Casting: First Look At The Cast For The NWA Biopic

HIP HOP royalty, Dr. Dre, has shared details of the forthcoming NWA film ‘Straight Outta Compton’, stating that the biopic will see release on August 14, 2015.

The film will tell the tale of how NWA – Dr Dre, Ice …

Posted: 20th, June 2014 | In: Film, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0