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The Fratellis Kaput?

April 22nd, 2010 3:00pm EDT
The Fratellis
Scottish rockers The Fratellis have sparked rumors of a split after frontman Jon Lawler confirmed the band has "no plans to work together right now."

The Chelsea Dagger hit-makers released their last album, Here We Stand, in 2008 and haven't performed together since last summer. Lawler has been singing with another group, Codeine Velvet Club, and he admits the future is unclear for The Fratellis.

In a post on the band's website, he writes, "We have no plans to work together right now. Sometimes things just work out that way. Mince, Baz and I are working on music but not with each other f...
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'Live From Abbey Road' Episode 9 Premieres Tonight At 10 On Sundance

August 14th, 2008 5:00pm EDT
The Kills
The acclaimed Sundance series, Live From Abbey Road continues to feature performances and interviews with popular musicians but adds a cultural twist to episode 9. Kicking off the episode is rock duo, The Kills performing songs from their latest album, Midnight Boom. Vocalist, Alison Mosshart and guitarist, Jamie Hince combine their backgrounds to create an electronic groove with their first song, "Getting Down." The set continues with "Last Day of Magic," a song written by Hince during a time of loneliness and heartbreak. To wrap it up, the post-punk band says goodnight and reflects quietl...
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Tonight's 'Live From Abbey Road' Features Black Keys, Manu Chao

July 24th, 2008 5:31pm EDT
The Black Keys
Live From Abbey Road, the Sundance original music series, reaches its halfway point in episode 6 of the twelve part series.

The episode begins by featuring British self-described "Odd Pop" band, The Hoosiers. After recording their first album, The Trick To Life and securing two top ten hits on the UK charts, The Hoosiers are currently touring. They stop by the legendary recording studio Abbey Road to perform their hits "Goodbye Mr. A" and "Run Rabbit Run" off of their debut album along with Billy Joel's classic hit "We Didn't Start the Fire".

Blues-rock duo The Black Keys will al...
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Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan Returns With 'Hourglass,' Out Oct. 23

October 11th, 2007 7:10pm EDT
Dave Gahan
"I feel this record has been an amazing opportunity to push the artist in me," says Dave Gahan of his second album Hourglass, due October 23 via Mute/Virgin Records. The record follows the Depeche Mode front man's acclaimed 2003 solo albut Paper Monsters that marked his debut as a full-fledged songwriter.

The album's first single-- the soaring and pulsating "Kingdom"-- hit radio waves August 27. "It's this idea that there's a better place, and it's not up there in the clouds, it's right here," says Gahan. "And it's about becoming more accepting of life and the way it is. I would be lyi...
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Lollapalooza 2007 Lineup Announced

April 12th, 2007 12:13pm EDT
Pearl Jam
Tickets are now officially on sale for Lollapalooza 2007, August 3-5 in Chicago’s Grant Park. Among the 120-plus artists are behemoths Pearl Jam — in their sole U.S. show this year — as well as Daft Punk, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Muse, Iggy and the Stooges, Interpol, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party, Snow Patrol, The Roots, Paolo Nutini, Femi Kuti and The Positive Force, and many more.

The 2006 edition of Lollapalooza filled Grant Park with more than 166,000 attendees of every stripe—figuratively and literally—...
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Arctic Monkeys And The Killers Win Big At BRITS

February 15th, 2007 10:26am EST
Arctic Monkeys
The Arctic Monkeys and The Killers were the big winners at last night's BRITs winning two awards each. The Arctic Monkeys scooped British Group and MasterCard British Album, for Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not but were not present to collect their statuettes. Full List of Winners Below!

Instead they recorded two video messages, dressed as characters from The Wizard of Oz in one and as the members of 70s band The Village People in the other, thanking organizers for their prizes.

The Killers won International Group and International Album, for Sam's Town, and also perf...
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Mika Tops UK Singles Chart For Second Week

January 29th, 2007 9:32am EST
Mika
Pop sensation Mika tops the UK singles chart for the second week in a row with his hit Grace Kelly. The newcomer beat Just Jack's Starz In Their Eyes and Mason's Exceeder to second and third place. The View and JoJo finished fourth and fifth with Same Jeans and Too Little Too Late.

Scottish rockers The View's debut album Hats Off To The Buskers shot straight to the top of the albums chart at the expense of Damon Albarn's new band The Good, the Bad & the Queen. Amy Winehouse came in third, James Morrison fourth and the The Fratellis fifth.
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BRIT Awards Announces Nominees

January 17th, 2007 11:18am EST
Muse
Muse, Lily Allen and Gnarls Barkley lead the nominations at this year's BRIT Awards. The trio of acts are up for three accolades each. Muse have been named in the British Group, MasterCard British Album, for Blackholes and Revelations, and British Live Act categories.

Gnarls Barkley are up for International Group, International Breakthrough

Act and International Album, for stunning debut St. Elsewhere. Lily Allen - who took the music scene by storm in 2006 - has been put forward for British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act and will also compete with Muse for MasterCard Br...
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