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10 Years On: What Are The Stars Of 2005 Indie Doing Now?

2005 was a boom year for British indie. Inspired by The Strokes, The Libertines and Franz Ferdinand, the revival of sharp-edged, skinny-jeaned guitar music was in full swing. Bloc Party were thrust into the limelight with their thrilling debut 'Silent Alarm'; Kaiser Chiefs enjoyed one of the biggest-selling albums of the year with 'Employment'; Pete Doherty managed to behave himself long enough to record Babyshambles’ 'Down in Albion'; and fuelled by the new phenomenon of social-media sharing, Arctic Monkeys exploded on to the scene.

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Why The Decline Of Western Civilization Is The Greatest Rock Doc Series Ever

The greatest rockumentaries ever made are a series of films that you may never have heard of. Even if you have heard of them, it’s unlikely that you’ve seen them all. Thankfully, as of August 31, that’s set to change. Directed by Penelope Spheeris – who went on to shoot Wayne’s World – The Decline of Western Civilization trilogy is getting a long-awaited boxset DVD release, despite the fact that the films were originally released in 1981, 1988 and 1998.

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Dr Dre's 'Compton' Album – His New Collaborators On What It's Like Working With A Master

Dr Dre's long-awaited new album 'Compton' has been hailed in all quarters as a storming return to form for the veteran rap super-producer. But he might still be lost in 'Detox' hell were it not for the input of a phalanx of hungry young rappers, singers and producers who helped realise Dre's vision. Dean Van Nguyen talks to some of them about the making of a modern-day masterpiece.

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Rage Against The Machine's Triumphant And Anarchic Free Gig At Finsbury Park Revisited

Rage Against the Machine will release 'Live At Finsbury Park' on DVD on October 16. It documents the band's epic free show, promised to fans after they made 1992's 'Killing In The Name' 2009's Christmas Number One in an anti-X Factor display of punk rock solidarity and a celebration of smashing Simon Cowell's chart stranglehold. We sent reporter Dan Martin down to the show on June 9, 2010, where the band told him the event was a "cultural revolt". Read his archive feature below

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