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The Fall - Acts - 6 Music Festival 2015 - BBC

The line up might regularly change, but The Fall remain an iconic Manchester band with the lynchpin of Mark E. Smith constantly at the helm.<p>Famous for their chaotic guitar sound, repeated melodies and obscure lyrics, they count The Velvet Underground and The Stooges amongst their influences.<p>Having …

Music Festivals

John Peel day: Pink Floyd, PJ Harvey, Roxy Music and more of the bands he broke – in pictures

Saturday 25 October marks 10 years since the death of the DJ who was instrumental in launching the careers of some of music’s most successful acts. From PJ Harvey to Public Enemy, the Pogues to Pink Floyd, here are some of the bands he championed

What the Fuck is Going on With This Year’s Festival Line-ups?

The bubble has burst.<p>The music festival was born out of the human desire to be free, to experience innovative and groundbreaking music while bathing in the detritus of cow shit, paper cup towers, and licked-clean baggies. The first one launched in Reading in 1961 and for a couple of decades, things …

Festivals

Foo Fighters confirm Glastonbury headline slot in NME Awards acceptance speech

US band are first headliner to be confirmed for 2015 festival<p>https://link.brightcove.com/services/player/?bctid=4065945965001<br>Foo Fighters have …

Foo Fighters

Songwriting Magazine

Latest issue features Eels' Mark Oliver Everett, Jethro Tull's Ian...<p>On the 50th anniversary of the band's formation, the enigmatic,...<p>Want to know …

Jethro Tull

YouTube set to delete all independent artistes videos from their site - See Why!!

In only “a matter of days,” some of your favorite videos on YouTube could be gone, possibly for good.<p>YouTube is preparing to radically change the …

Digitisation shrinks markets by two thirds – music industry data

I pulled this chart from Business Insider. As you can see it shows that adjusted for inflation US music spend per capita has dropped 64% from $71 to …

Manufacturing

The Media Column: The Brit awards reflect the state of a music industry in flux

If there is a “conspiracy” to keep rock music out of this week’s Brit awards – a theory advanced by the overlooked band Kasabian – then it has …

The Amazing Story Of Oasis’ ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ – In Numbers

(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, the follow-up to debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’, was released 20 years ago today (October 2). To celebrate the …

12 Candid, Black And White Backstage Photos From The Winner’s Room At The NME Awards With Austin, Texas

The backstage winner’s room at the NME Awards with Austin, Texas is the place everyone wants to be. It’s where musical royalty mingle and hang out – …

Jimmy Page

An independent online publication run by a group of dedicated music and arts journalists and photographers in Australia. It features exclusive Live Music Reviews and Photo Galleries for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Wollongong + Album Reviews, Interviews and much more PLUS Food and Lifestyle, Arts and Film and the new Asian Music and Culture Section!

It’s often an exciting, if not nerve-wracking experience to speak to one of your heroes. Scott Aitken tries to keep his cool as he chats with Joy …

Eric Clapton

Joy Division’s iconic album cover is actually based on a student’s chart from the 1970s

There aren’t many album covers that are as immediately recognizable as Joy Division’s <i>Unknown Pleasures</i>. It’s a minimalistic cover—black and white and somewhere between a seismogram and a topographical map. It has adorned posters, t-shirts, tattoos, and parodies around the world since its release in …

Puerto Rico

Get Involved, Internet: Help turn Ian Curtis’ home into a Joy Division museum

A group of Joy Division fans is trying to turn frontman Ian Curtis’ Macclesfield, England home into a museum. The fans are trying to raise about …

Art Galleries

The Silver Economy: Rock festivals grow old gracefully

Rock festivals are at the frontline of a shrinking youth market. When Glastonbury began in 1970 the UK’s median age was 34. It is now nearly 40.<p>The …

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