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After five years away, La Roux is back with a soul-purging epic new single. Read our track review: http://nmem.ag/wNrJY

Eminem will become the first rapper to play Wembley Stadium

Marshall Mathers was shunned by Hyde Park, so will play at Wembley Stadium in July instead<p>Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, will play Wembley Stadium in July after he wasn't approved to play a concert in London's Royal Parks. The Real Slim Shady singer will become the first rapper to headline the …

Wembley

Passenger busks on London's South Bank

Passenger, the singer best known for the song Let Her Go, performed an impromptu public gig at lunchtime<p>Singer-songwriter Michael David Rosenberg, known by his stage name Passenger, has performed a surprise gig on London's South Bank.<p>Hundreds of fans crowded round as Mr Rosenberg, 29, performed …

South Bank

Barack Obama’s Letter To Frankie Knuckles’ Friends And Family Is Just Right

Barack and Michelle Obama have written a letter to the friends and family of Frankie Knuckles, the dance music revolutionary who died on March 31. …

Albums Of 2014: Which Will Blow Up and Which Will Bomb?

In this week’s NME, we round up the most exciting albums heading our way in 2014. With new albums due from everyone from Friendly Fires to Foster the …

Outkast's musical chemistry is forever, ever

Two may be company, but in music that's rarely the case. Duos are one of the hardest formats to get right, as one half (George Michael, Elly Jackson, that guy from Dollar) often tends to dominate the other. But with Outkast, who have reunited for the Coachella festival after years apart, the …

The Kinks to reunite for 2014?

The Kinks may reunite to mark their 50th anniversary, as frontman Ray Davies says a reunion is "as close as it's ever been to happening"<p>With 2014 marking 50 years since The Kinks first formed in North London, speculation is growing that a <b>reunion for the band may be in the offing</b> this year.<p>Frontman …

Soul Music

Jay Z joined on stage by 12 year old fan to perform ‘Clique’ – watch

The boy is plucked from the crowd after holding up a sign reading "Can I rap for you?" in North Carolina<p>Jay-Z was joined on stage by a 12 year-old …

Vinyl sales highest for 15 years

BPI figures show that vinyl album sales for 2013 were the highest since 1997, with Arctic Monkeys' AM the bestselling vinyl<p>Vinyl sales are at their highest level for 15 years, <b>according to figures from the British Phonographic Industry</b> (BPI) and the Official Charts Company.<p>Just over 780,000 vinyl …