What better way to start 2013 than with the return of David Bowie? On January 8 the legend celebrated his 66th birthday by surprising fans with his first album in 10 years. The success of ‘The Next Day’ was followed by an Arcade Fire collab, a Mercury Music Prize nomination and a new role as the face of Louis Vuitton.
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Prince revealed his stance on free music streaming on 11 February 2013. The pop icon unveiled a new track titled ‘Boyfriend’ on his 3rdeyegirl website, but charged fans 57p to listen to it. He also wouldn’t allow fans to watch the video for single ‘Screwdriver’ online, instead making them pay £1.13 to download it.
My Chemical Romance
The black parade finally ended on 23 March 2013 when we said goodbye My Chemical Romance. Gerard Way posted a poetic blog post to announce their split. “My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die. It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you,” he wrote.
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