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Oasis Is 'Overrated' And They 'Make Stupidity Hip' Says Block Party's Okereke

March 28th, 2007 3:11pm EDT
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Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has branded rockers Oasis as "over-rated" and claims the band have "made stupidity hip". Okereke has hit back at the Manchester group after Noel Gallagher made disparaging comments about Bloc Party earlier this year, comparing the band to geeky contestants on UK TV quiz show, University Challenge.

He says, "I think Oasis are the most over-rated and pernicious and of all time. They had a totally negative and dangerous impact upon the state of British music.

"They have made stupidity hip. They claim to be inspired by the Beatles but, and this saddens...
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Calvin Harris Trashes Bloc Party

March 22nd, 2007 2:47pm EDT
Bloc Party
Pop newcomer Calvin Harris has slammed British rockers Bloc Party for being "rubbish" and "boring the s**t out" of fans.

Harris - who is working on Kylie Minogue's forthcoming album - is disillusioned with the current state of the music industry and is fed up with artists taking themselves too seriously.

He says, "A lot of these people think they're changing the world with their music, but actually they're just boring the s**t out of everyone.

"Like Bloc Party - they are rubbish. They make very tedious music. What kind of person is going to make all this music and not make on...
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R.E.M. Prepare To Record 14th Studio Album

March 9th, 2007 9:59am EST
R.E.M.
R.E.M. -- singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, and bassist Mike Mills -- will record their fourteenth studio album this Spring with Grammy Award-winning producer Jacknife Lee. Lee, most noted for his production on U2's "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," has also produced albums by Snow Patrol, The Hives, and indie stalwarts Kasabian, Aqualung, and Bloc Party.

"R.E.M. are consistently one of the Great Bands, if not the greatest," Lee says. "The new songs they've written are some of their most exciting and visceral yet. They're a beacon for any band wishing to remain honest and ch...
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Bloc Party May Be Forced To Cancel UK Tour

February 9th, 2007 10:15am EST
Bloc Party
British rockers Bloc Party could be forced to disappoint fans on their current UK tour due to drummer Matt Tong's ongoing life-threatening respiratory condition.

The band cancelled a series of gigs supporting Panic At The Disco in the US after Tong suffered a collapsed lung in November, and frontman Kele Okereke admits the band are searching for a stand-in musician in case Tong falls ill again.

He says, "It was a frightening moment, and the most worrying thing is there is a high chance it might occur again so we have to find a replacement for parts of the tour.

"We are keepin...
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Starpulse.com's Music To Look For In 2007

January 4th, 2007 2:21pm EST
50 Cent
Once again, it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming year in entertainment. A long list of distinguished music acts will be releasing albums this year, with some great releases just weeks away. It looks to be quite an interesting selection, no matter your tastes in music. Here’s some of the music you need to look for in 2007:

50 Cent prepares his third full release, after an unsuccessful dip into the pools of the video game and movie industries.

Jennifer Lopez will have an all-Spanish album for her sixth release.

Rap/R&B group Pretty Ricky tries out their sophomore album.

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'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' Stuns 'Gears of War' At Spike TV Video Game Awards 2006

December 12th, 2006 11:26am EST
Oblivion
In a result that will surely send fanboys into a rage, action-RPG The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion beat out favorite Gears of War for Game of the Year at Spike TV Video Game Awards 2006. You can watch the star-studded event on Spike TV this Wednesday, December 13, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. List of nominees below, winners in bold:

GAME OF THE YEAR

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda)

Okami (Capcom/Clover Studio)

Gears of War (Microsoft/Epic Games)

Guitar Hero 2 (Red Octane/Harmonix)

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft)

CRITIC'S CHOICE

(game to be release...
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UK Band Vega 4 To Be Featured On "Grey's Anatomy" This Thursday

October 30th, 2006 12:56pm EST
Vega 4
Vega 4's latest single, "Life is Beautiful" will be featured on the November 2 episode of Grey's Anatomy and will also be available online October 31 for digital download.

The Track is taken from the UK band's new album, "You And Others," and was produced by Garret "Jacknife" Lee (Bloc Party, Editors, U2, Snow Patrol).

Check it out here:

Vega4 - "Life is Beautiful": Quicktime | Windows Hi | Windows Lo | Real Audio

(Streaming audio and/or video links may expire without notice)
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Danish Band Mew To Tour US

October 7th, 2006 8:26am EDT
Mew
After gaining momentum on tours with Bloc Party and Kasabian (including sold-out headlining shows in NY and LA), the award-winning band Mew is embarking on their first American headlining tour beginning October 17 in Portland, Oregon (see itinerary following).

Earlier this year the band won four major awards at the annual Danish Music Awards, including Best Band, Best Singer, Best Album, and Best Rock Album. In 2005, Mew was honored with Best Breakthrough Act at the Nordic Music Awards. They were also awarded with Best Album, Best Song and Best Male Singer at Denmark's Zulu Awards. MTV...
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Coachella 2006 Line-Up Announced

February 1st, 2006 4:11pm EST
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The official line up for the 2006 Coachella music festival has been announced! Tool, Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Blunt and dozens of other bands & artists will converge April 29th and 30th in Indio, California. Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 4th at Noon (PST). The complete line-up is below...

Saturday, April 29th

Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Common, Atmosphere, Carl Cox, My Morning Jacket, TV on the Radio, Ladytron, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Tosca, Cat Power, Animal Collective, HARD-Fi, De...
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