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Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

 
Someone In Korea Built A Working Turntable Out Of Lego And It's Brilliant

Finally, a fitting way to listen to your Bloc Party vinyl collection. A Korean Lego enthusiast, known on YouTube as Hayarobi, has put together a working turntable using over 2400 Lego pieces. Hot on the heels of a dancing Lego version of Spongebob Squarepants, his creation uses a traditional phono cartridge but, other than that, is pure Lego. Impressive, right? Check it out below.

 

Lucy Jones

Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

 
10 Of The Most Eccentric Gigs Of All Time

It's not unusual for things to go wrong during concerts. I'm thinking of Paul McCartney's grasshopper attack, the frontman of NY deathcore band Emmure getting electrocuted and rogue fans bum-rushing the stage at Justin Bieber's concert in Dubai. Random attacks can't be predicted, nor can technological malfunctions or natural disasters.

 

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Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014

 
Watch Soundgarden's Hypnotic New Video For 'Storm' - NME Exclusive

Remember when you used to make ink blots at school? Symmetrical butterflies and the like? Soundgarden's new video will make you feel nostalgic for those primary school art lessons - though their patterns are predictably darker. Spiders, sheep heads, creatures with rifles, thorns, that kind of thing. The video is for 'Storm', an unreleased track from the band's three-CD rarities collection, 'Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path', out this week.

 

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Posted on Friday, November 21, 2014

 
Hear The Smashing Pumpkins' Compelling New Track 'Drum + Fife' - NME Exclusive

'Drum + Fife' is the fourth track from the band’s forthcoming album ‘Monuments To An Elegy’, out December 8. The band's eighth album was recorded in Chicago and Tommy Lee plays drums on every track. Billy Corgan was surprised that 'Drum + Fife' became a single but by the sounds of it, it'll become an anthem for fans - and a live favourite. Here's Corgan with more info: [quote]'Drum + Fife' was originally a folk song. We really had a problem getting it off its almost dour Irish balladeer aspect. And I must give a lot of credit to Tommy Lee, because he’s the one who turned the corner.

 

Matthew Horton

Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014

 
Queen: 20 Things You Probably Never Knew About 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

39 years ago this week, Queen's ‘Bohemian Rhapsody' - a masterful, if ludicrous, six-minute suite of operatic cock-rock about a lad who’s killed someone, sold his soul to Beelzebub and wants to know if Scaramouche can do the Fandango - hit number 1 in the UK singles chart, where it then stayed for nine weeks. Is it a rejigged myth? A metaphor for a failed Mercury relationship? Well, your guess is good as ours. It was a mammoth undertaking for a band about to become one of the biggest in the world – and these are the facts.

 
 
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