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The official Pirate Bay is back from the dead

The Pirate Bay is back online less than two months after its servers were raided by police in Sweden. Administrators had hinted the site would be …

Paul McCartney Reflects on John Lennon's Death: 'It Was Just So Horrific'

"I couldn't take it in," says McCartney. "Just for days, you just couldn't think that he was gone"<p>During a recent appearance on <i>The Jonathan Ross …

The Libertines, Glastonbury and Wolf Alice amongst winners at UK Festival Awards

The ceremony took place at London's Roundhouse earlier this evening (December 1)<p>The Libertines, Glastonbury and Wolf Alice were amongst the winners …

Powerful Story Behind the Young Protestor Hugging a Police Officer at a Ferguson Demonstration

Amidst the hate, anger, sadness, and turmoil that have swept across the US since a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, this powerful photo of a young, black protestor tearfully hugging a white police officer has captured …


The 11 Most Important Cats Of Science

I can haz scienz?<p>[Special thanks to materials scientist Joe Spalenka for letting us use his photoshopped image of Watson And Crick Plus Chloe The Cat.]


The Ebola Virus Explained — How Your Body Fights For Survival

The xx discuss third album progress following Guggenheim gig – watch

Band have been working on follow-up to 'Coexist' in Texas and Iceland<p>The xx have given an update on their third studio album.<p>The band have been …

Listen to a 12-year-old Lorde cover Kings Of Leon’s ‘Use Somebody’

Singer recorded cover for New Zealand radio station<p>An audio recording of a 12-year-old Lorde covering Kings Of Leon’s ‘Use Somebody’ has surfaced …

Noel Gallagher interviewed by former Manchester United defender Gary Neville – watch

Singer says Oasis were offered chance to invest in beloved Manchester City FC<p>Noel Gallagher was interviewed by former Manchester United footballer …

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …


Kurt Cobain’s ex-girlfriend: ‘He liked to listen to ‘Montage Of Heck’ while stoned or on acid’

Tracy Marander has cleared up details of mixtape circulated widely online yesterday<p>An ex-girlfriend of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has shed light on …

The Libertines plan new material for Hyde Park show

Carl Barât says: "Hopefully we’ll come up with some new songs"<p>The Libertines co-frontman Carl Barât has said that the band hope to write new material …

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Kurt Cobain 'had nowhere to go musically' when he died

Kurt Cobain, who died 20 years ago, is rock's James Dean, says Neil McCormick<p>Twenty years ago, the body of <b>Kurt Cobain</b> was discovered, dead by his own hand in a brutal act of self-destruction, immediately launching Nirvana’s tortured leader into the pantheon of rock’s most iconic and tragic stars. …

The Black Keys experiment with sampling on new album ‘Turn Blue’

US duo reveal details of eighth studio album exclusively to NME<p>The Black Keys have revealed that their new album ‘Turn Blue’ features both their …

Indie Music

Carl Barât announces first date with new band The Jackals

The Libertines man recruited his new bandmates via Facebook<p>Carl Barât has announced the first gig with his new band The Jackals and revealed that a …

Frankie Knuckles: why DJs deserve to be saluted

Frankie Knuckles's musical innovation changed the world of music forever, says Thomas H Green<p>It’s hard to exaggerate the pivotal role DJ and record producer Frankie Knuckles played in the growth and popularity of electronic dance music. In his cheerful, inclusive, gregarious manner he oversaw a …

Review - Harlem hip-hop trio Ratking tell dark tales from NYC's grimy underbelly on impressive debut 'So It Goes'

Temples, "Keep In The Dark" (Live in the Mazda Backseat Studio)

Bipolar Sunshine, "Trouble" (Live in the Mazda Backseat Studio)

Tony Dangler, "No Manners"

Flesh Wounds "Bitter Boy"