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How we made Ultravox’s Vienna

From the Guardian ‘We were extremely arrogant and a bit too prog rock. We wanted to sound like Elgar and Grieg’ Midge Ure, singer First and foremost, we weren’t trying to create a hit song, just an interesting piece of music. Ultravox had been dropped by their label, our management […]

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Alice Cooper finds Warhol artwork

From the BBC Alice Cooper’s manager said the singer’s jaw dropped when told of the discovery US rock musician Alice Cooper has found a classic Andy Warhol artwork rolled up in storage after more than 40 years tucked away alongside tour equipment. The singer had forgotten about the work, entitled […]

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Could a new Guns ‘N’ Roses album be on the way?

Following the 30th anniversary of Appetite For Destruction, new music from Guns ‘N’ Roses could arrive in the future, according to guitarist Richard Fortus. “Everyone is excited about (recording a new album),” said Fortus during a recent interview. “There’s a really magical thing now with the band. It feels like […]

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Is the threat of a copyright lawsuit stifling music?

From BBC Artists are being advised not to state publicly who they’re inspired by on their new music, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned. Could this stifle their creativity? “There is no such thing as a completely original composition,” says music producer and songwriter Nile Rodgers. “We learn music by […]

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On this day in 2009…..

…..prior to his show at First Energy Park, Lakewood, New Jersey, Bob Dylan was picked up by a police officer who had been alerted to a man who was seen to be ‘acting suspiciously’. The young Police officer drove up to (yup, you guessed it) Dylan, who was wearing a […]