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James Murphy Files Lawsuit Against Record Label Co-Founder

3/5/2013 5:31pm EST
James Murphy
Former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy has filed a lawsuit against the co-founder of his record label, British music producer Tim Goldsworthy.

Murphy, who launched DFA Records with Goldsworthy in 2001, claims the DJ owes an outstanding amount of money. He also accuses his former partner of improperly using the company credit card and making unauthorized withdrawals from bank accounts.

On Friday, Murphy filed legal papers at the Manhattan Civil Supreme Court in New York seeking punitive damages, the cost of his attorney fees, and $93,899 for breach of contract and unjust enrichment...

James Murphy Releasing His Own Coffee Blend

2/1/2012 9:01am EST
James Murphy
LCD Soundsystem star James Murphy has become the latest celebrity to launch his own coffee blend.

The musician is a coffee enthusiast and recently took a training course to learn more about beans and blends from an expert - and now Murphy is developing his own espresso.

He tells food blog, "I make a lot of coffee. For my birthday, my girlfriend got me a training course with the world champion. That's what I'm going to do when I get back to London (make my own brand). I thought it would be fun. I have beans that I like. I like this sometimes and that sometimes. Sometimes i...

Zach Galifianakis Dominates The 2011 Webby Awards

6/14/2011 11:33am EDT
Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis was the toast of the online community at Monday's 15th annual Webby Awards, which celebrate the best of the net.

The Hangover star Galifianakis picked up four trophies - including Best Web Personality and Best Online Variety Show - for his comedy internet series, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, a cable-show styled skit which appears on

Lisa Kudrow, who hosted the ceremony at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, was also a winner and picked up her own trophies including Best Individual Performance in an Online Video for her show Web Therapy.

LCD Soundsystem To Stream Farewell Show Online

3/26/2011 3:32pm EDT
LCD Soundsystem
LCD Soundsystem are giving fans one final chance to see them in concert - they will stream their last ever gig live online.

The electronic band will bow out of the music industry with a sold out farewell show at New York's Madison Square Garden on April 2nd.

Tickets for the gig were snapped up as soon as they went on sale in February, but devotees struggled to get through to websites to make their purchases and the group soon discovered scalpers had taken advantage of the opportunity to make big bucks by reselling tickets at extortionate prices online.

Now, LCD Soundsystem have come u...

Who Had The Best Album Of 2010?

12/24/2010 4:00pm EST
Kanye west
Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" has topped another important end-of-year albums poll after landing the honor from Spin magazine's editors.

The acclaimed album was named the best of 2010 ahead of Deerhunter's "Halcyon Digest" and "The Suburbs" by Arcade Fire.

LCD Soundsystem's "This is Happening" and Jamey Johnson's "The Guitar Song" round out the Spin top five, while albums from M.I.A., Kid Cudi, Janelle Monae, Grinderman and Robyn make the top 10.

Cee Lo Green's R-Rated Hit Tops Spin Magazine's 2010 Pop Poll

12/9/2010 9:51pm EST
Cee-Lo Green
Cee-Lo Green's naughty hit "F--- You" has topped music magazine Spin's poll of 2010 hits.

The quirky tune beat out Arcade Fire's Ready To Start and Power by Kanye West in the first definitive end-of-year pop poll.

Rapper West's Runaway also makes the top 10, as does LCD Soundsystem's All I Want and Helicopter by Deerhunter.

The top 10 is:

1. "F--- You" by Cee Lo Green
2. "Ready To Start" by Arcade Fire
3. "Power" by Kanye West
4. "All I Want" by LCD Soundsystem
5. "Hitchhiker" by Neil Young
6. "Helicopter" by Deerhunter
7. "Runaway" by Kanye West
8. "Cry When You Get Older" by Robyn
9. ...

Anna Kendrick Stars In LCD Soundsystem's Latest Video

10/1/2010 1:20pm EDT
Anna Kendrick
Twilight star Anna Kendrick has swapped vampires for electro-dance music - she is the star of LCD Soundsystem's latest video.

The Oscar-nominated actress appears in the band's promo for new single Pow Pow and although she admits she is a "pretty lame dancer" she had a lot of "fun" making her music video debut.

She tells, "I didn't have their new album, but this song is really cool, too... I can hear it every time we do a take, in my head. I'm kind of grooving. I can't help but groove to this song. It sort of came out of nowhere. (Director) David (Ayer) came up with this idea and...

LCD Soundsystem Halt Set Over Bottle Throwers

7/5/2010 1:30pm EDT
LCD Soundsystem
LCD Soundsystem halted their set during a music festival in London over the weekend to chastise aggressive revelers who were throwing bottles onstage.

The band was performing at the Wireless Festival in the British capital on Saturday but frontman James Murphy was left fuming when crowd members kept propelling items at them.

Murphy stopped the set to tell the crowd, "Hey anonymous a**hole throwing stuff, do that to my face and I'll kick your face in... And then I'll pay your medical bill."

After ranting at the audience, Murphy continued the show and began to enjoy the set, telling one...

LCD Soundsystem Frontman: 'I Took Lots Of Steroids!'

5/26/2010 12:30pm EDT
LCD Soundsystem
LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy took steroids to help him complete the band's latest album, because he couldn't hit the high notes.

The rocker was working on the band's final album This Is Happening, which was released earlier this month, when his voice started to deteriorate.

And Murphy has now admitted he resorted to taking performance enhancing drugs to "cheat" as he recorded the track Dance Yrself Clean.

He tells Britain's NME, "It was (the) last song I finished, I lost my voice trying to do it. It's the highest register I've ever sung in. I had to sing it with a voice that ...

LCD Soundsystem To Split Up

4/30/2010 8:32am EDT
LCD Soundsystem
LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy has confirmed the band's upcoming album will be their last - because he has no desire to stay in the spotlight and become "wildly famous".

The band's third studio album, This Is Happening, is set to hit stores next month and Murphy is sure it will be LCD Soundsystem's final record - because he's ready to pursue other projects.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "I guess there's a million reasons to keep going with the band. It would be a good career choice because we're in a good position - but it was never about that for me. I don't want to be wildly famo...

LCD Soundsystem Beg Fans Not To Leak Album

4/13/2010 4:00pm EDT
LCD Soundsystem
LCD Soundsystem star James Murphy dropped to his knees during a gig in New York on Monday night to make an impassioned plea to fans - urging them not to leak their upcoming album on the internet.

The band played a secret show in Manhattan ahead of the release of their third record, This Is Happening, which will hit stores on May 17th.

And frontman Murphy used the opportunity to address any fans who are in possession of an advance copy - begging them to resist uploading the tracks onto the web until after the album's official launch.

He told the crowd, "If you got a copy of the record ...

Feist Wins Shortlist Music Prize

2/5/2008 4:12pm EST
Canadian singer Leslie Feist is the winner of the Seventh Annual Shortlist Music Prize for her album The Reminder. Feist is the second female artist to win the prize, following Cat Power who won the award last year. Feist was chosen by a panel of five Listmakers: recording artists Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) and Ronnie Vannucci (the Killers), journalist Rev. Moose (CMJ), radio DJ Chris Douridas (KCRW) and the hosts of Hunnypot Internet Radio.

In a statement, Listmaker Gary Lightbody called The Reminder “the album of the year for 2007 or any year I can think of: it’s modern and classic...

British Invasion: Check Out Jamie T, Hot Chip & Bat For Lashes

1/28/2008 2:35pm EST
Hot Chip
In the interest of keeping our readers' fingers on the pulse of the latest British wave, Starpulse gives you the 411 on the newest batch of hot songwriters from across the pond.

Joss Stone's early 2007 release, Introducing Joss Stone, was the highest debut for a female act from the United Kingdom. And with Amy Winehouse racking up Grammy nominations and tabloid coverage that out-Britneys even Britney, the newest incarnation of the British Invasion looks a heck out a lot different than the Beatles or even Oasis a mere 10 years ago.

Jamie T

The Skinny: In his cockney Brit accent, ...

The B-52's To Release First Studio Album In 16 Years, Feb 2008

11/4/2007 9:00am EST
The B-52's, pioneering dance-rock stars, are exploding on the scene once again with the February 26th, 2008 release of 'Funplex', the band's first studio album in 16 years and the first with the Astralwerks label.

The influential band - who bridged a gap between punk and new wave with a sound that was uniquely their own - along with producer Steve Osborne (New Order, Happy Mondays, Doves, KT Tunstall) have created a new album as cutting edge, distinctive and danceable as their self-titled debut album and hit single "Rock Lobster" were in 1979.

Recorded in their native Athens, GA...

Microsoft Launches 'Ignition' Program To Help Recording Artists Reach An Audience Of Millions Of Zune, MSN And Xbox Fans

6/5/2007 11:00pm EDT
LCD Soundsystem
REDMOND, Wash. -- June 4, 2007 -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the launch of Ignition, a new program that gives recording artists with new releases a unique channel to reach tens of millions of consumers, whether they are browsing music online, playing games or catching up on the latest news. For the first time, Microsoft has packaged promotional opportunities across Zune(TM), Xbox® and MSN® to help artists more efficiently reach consumers in all three audiences.

In a world where high-impact promotional opportunities for new music can be limited, artists look for ways to make direct...

Lollapalooza 2007 Lineup Announced

4/12/2007 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—...

Aesop Rock Latest Artist In 'Nike + Original Run' Series

3/8/2007 9:18am EST
Aesop Rock
Joining the ranks of renowned artists The Crystal Method and LCD Soundsystem, MC/Producer Aesop Rock has joined forces with Nike to release an original composition in the third installment of the "Nike + Original Run" series, available exclusively in the Nike Sport Music store on the iTunes Store.

All Day: Nike + Original Run (click for review), a 45-minute continuous mix, was created specifically with runners in mind and reflects Aesop Rock's distinct and unique style. "I wanted to create something that evolved enough that the sound was constantly fresh and attractive, as if the runne...

LCD Soundsystem Returns With 'Sound of Silver'

3/1/2007 12:23pm EST
LCD Soundsystem
James Murphy, aka LCD Soundsystem, returns with new album "Sound of Silver" March 20 on DFA/Capitol Records. "Sound of Silver," the follow-up to the massively acclaimed and eponymous 2005 debut, was recorded over the summer of 2006 in a farm in upstate New York by Murphy and visitors from the big city including live band members Nancy Whang, Pat Mahoney and Tyler Pope. There, between silver foil-covered walls, nine tracks were crafted into one of the pinnacle albums of 2007.

"Sound of Silver" finds LCD Soundsystem further expanding its sonic palette, taking its experimental impulses to...
READ MORE's Music To Look For In 2007

1/4/2007 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.