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Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

View From The Crowd: What Fans Thought Of No Devotion's First Ever Gig

It was one of the most extraordinary gigs of recent times. Not because of the music but because of the circumstance. No Devotion, a fresh group made up of the five remaining members of Lostprophets after lead singer Ian Watkins was jailed in December 2013 for a series of heinous child sex offences, played their first show last night (July 22) at CF10 Cardiff. Having recruited former Thursday member Geoff Rickly as lead singer, they released their debut single ‘Stay’ at the start of July. In interviews they've said they would never be able to listen to, or play, Lostprophets songs ever again.


Al Horner

Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

These Cornflake Portraits Of John Lennon, Michael Jackson And More Are Pretty Awesome

Let's face it, breakfast is probably the least rock 'n' roll meal of the day. Maybe it's something to do with the fact any rock star worth his salt isn't likely to wake up before lunch - and even then, their first meal of the day is more likely to be two aspirins and Bloody Mary. That didn't stop New York artist Sarah Rosado creating these awesome cereal portraits of musicians from Jimi Hendrix to Amy Winehouse, though.


Lucy Jones

Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Chart-Ruling Super Producer Greg Kurstin: 'Guitar Music Is At An All-Time Low'

You may not be hugely familiar with the name Greg Kurstin, but you'll have heard scores of songs he's written and produced over the last decade. The sought-after super-producer has defined 00s chart-pop, working with a real mix of artists, from The Flaming Lips to Beyoncé, Karen O to Kylie and Donna Summer to Devo.


Al Horner

Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014

The Family Rain's 'Hunger Sauce' EP - Exclusive Stream

"Right now, The Family Rain sound like a band whose confidence is swelling," writes Kevin EG Perry in this week's NME, praising the Bath trio's "ripped, pumped-up riffs" and Oasis-like swagger on new EP 'Hunger Sauce'. Most bands would rest on their laurels having just released a widely applauded debut album ('Under The Volcano'). Not William, Ollie and Timothy Walter who, five months after that debut LP, release this new seven song collection next Monday (July 28).


Anne T. Donahue

Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014

'Weird' Al Yankovic: The Timeless Genius Of Music Comedy's 'Novelty Dinosaur'

Let’s get real: you still remember all the words to 'Fat'. You know exactly how many inches Frank’s TV is. And, despite knowing there’s an element of political incorrectness to 'Amish Paradise,' you can rap along to it better than you can to the Coolio original.

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