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UK music industry braced for Brexit?

April 24, 2017 Tim Card 0

From BBC Whether you consume music digitally or collect vinyl records, Brexit has the potential to affect you. The UK music industry, like its counterparts in other countries, has had a tough time adapting to the technological shake-ups of recent years. But now it also has to plan for the […]

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Kraftwerk announce new live album and 3D concert film

April 23, 2017 Tim Card 0

From NME The iconic German outfit have performed a number of their albums at lavish live shows – recordings of which feature on the new collection Kraftwerk have announced a new live album and 3D film collection. The pioneering German electronic outfit have toured a number of their classic albums […]

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On this day in 1971…..

April 23, 2017 Tim Card 0

….The Rolling Stones released their classic album Sticky Fingers in the UK. The band’s first release on their own label via Atlantic Records, the cover was designed by Andy Warhol, who was paid $15,000 for his efforts. The LP sleeve featured a close-up of a pair of jeans with a working […]

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Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie to release an new album together

April 19, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie to release an new album together Fleetwood Mac legends Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are to release their first ever album as a duo, in June. Called simply Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie, recordings for the 10-track long-player started a few years ago, before rehearsals for Fleetwood Mac’s 2014/5 On […]

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Jack White Files Tax Return on Vinyl

April 18, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Militant renaissance man Jack White filed his 2016 tax return on vinyl in a move that’s thrilling high-fidelity taxpayers, according to sources within the IRS. Officials confirmed White’s 2016 return was prepared in mono, on a translucent crimson hand-numbered (1/1) 180-gram 12” LP, with a “Federal” A-side […]

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Labyrinth: sequel to David Bowie fantasy film in the works

April 18, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

From Gwilym Mumford at the Guardian Don’t Breathe’s Fede Alvarez to write and direct the long-rumoured follow-up to the cult musical, but the film will not feature Bowie’s Goblin King character. A follow-up to Labyrinth, the 1980s musical fantasy film that starred the late David Bowie as a villainous Goblin […]

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Universal may seek $30m refund from Prince estate

April 18, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

Universal may seek a $30 million refund from Prince estate over recordings deal Universal Music was feeling well smug earlier this year after securing all three of the big deals that had been put on the table by representatives of the Prince estate: getting the rights to rep the late […]

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On this day in 1969…..

April 16, 2017 Tim Card 0

….Desmond Dekker and the Aces were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Israelites’, making Dekker the first Jamaican artist to have an UK No.1 single. Here’s a little refresher…. The record was a big hit with the UKs skinhead fraternity and has since gone down as a […]

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Morrissey cancels show due to ill health

April 13, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

Morrissey cut short a show this week, and cancelled another – which had already been twice rescheduled – because of ill-health. The first gig, in Tuscon, Arizona on Monday night, ended after Morrissey had struggled through six songs despite having lost his voice. Raising his vocal issues with the Tuscon […]

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John Geils Jr, founder of The J Geils Band, dies aged 71

April 12, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

Leader of band that found fame with hits such as Love Stinks and Centerfold dies at his Massachusetts home. John Geils Jr, the founder of the J Geils Band, whose hits included Centerfold and Freeze Frame, has died in his Massachusetts home. He was 71. Police in Groton confirmed Geils’s […]

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Has the holiday-camp indie festival had its day?

April 12, 2017 Tim Card 0

From the Guardian Safe as Milk, which was set for Prestatyn Pontins, was cancelled last week. In the wake of All Tomorrow’s Parties’s demise, what is the outlook for such leftfield events? There’s perhaps little appeal in the idea of spending a weekend at a desolate holiday camp listening to […]

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On this day in 1973….

April 9, 2017 Tim Card 0

….new EMI signings Queen played a showcase gig for their new record label at the Marquee in London….. Here’s the story from udiscover Queen have been a worldwide rock institution for so long that it’s strange to think of the day that EMI Records launched them, but that date was 43 years ago […]

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May the 40th Be With You: Limited Edition Star Wars 40th Anniversary Record Player announced for Record Store Day in the US

April 8, 2017 Tim Card 0

From Syfy Wire Check out this superb limited-edition Star Wars 40th Anniversary record player from Crosley Radio cruising into your galaxy just in time to celebrate Record Store Day The cover showcases the iconic Hildebrandt Brothers poster artwork from the original Star Wars, re-created in a flair of cosmic colors. Inside the vintage […]

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Muse are back in the studio recording new music

April 7, 2017 Tim Card 0

From the Independent Instagram video shows frontman Matt Bellamy playing out some eery guitar notes Muse have announced that a new song is “coming soon” after frontman Matt Bellamy shared a video of the band in the studio. They have been sharing photos of songwriting and recording work for the past […]

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What are the 10 biggest selling vinyl records of 2017 so far?

April 7, 2017 Tim Card 0

From the Independent Albums by Ed Sheeran and Amy Winehouse made the list, along with some classics from David Bowie and The Beatles….. Ed Sheeran has topped the list of the biggest-selling vinyl records of 2017 so far, to the surprise of approximately no one. The singer-songwriter continues to dominate […]

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Roland founder and music pioneer Ikutaro Kakehashi dies aged 87

April 3, 2017 Tim Card 0

From the Guardian Tributes paid to Japanese engineer who created drum machines and synths used throughout music scene in 1980s and 90s Tributes have been paid to the man behind the synthesiser and drum machines that revolutionised electronic music in the 1980s and 90s, Ikutaro Kakehashi, who has died aged […]

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On this day in 1990…..

April 2, 2017 Tim Card 0

…..Nirvana went into Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin and started work on demo versions of ‘In Bloom’, ‘Dive’, ‘Lithium’, ‘Pay To Play’, ‘Imodium’, ‘Sappy’ and ‘Polly’ with Butch Vig producing…. If you’re looking for Nirvana rare vinyl, CDs and more, be sure to check the Nirvana Collectors Store at eil.com, […]