May 11th, 2011

Review: Lykke Li – ‘Sadness Is a Blessing’

Posted on 11 May 2011 at 2:24pm

When the melody for ‘Yesterday‘ first came to Paul McCartney in a dream, he spent a month taking it round the houses, playing it to anyone who’d listen. He was half-convinced he’d heard it somewhere before, long ago. Nobody yet has claimed Yesterday’ as theirs, but every once in a while, a song with that déjà vu factor comes along, and music lovers everywhere spend hours staring at Google result pages, looking for that one song that sounds like this other one.

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Identity Of The Modern Weepers Revealed?

Posted on 11 May 2011 at 11:36am

A mysterious booking at New York’s Mercury Lounge from a new band called The Modern Weepers has had the internet buzzing over recent days, with everything from the launch of Noel Gallagher‘s new solo career to a collaboration between Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr being rumoured to be the source of the previously unknown group.

Mercury Lounge’s website didn’t give much away after announcing the May 27th show, describing The Modern Weepers as ‘a three piece band from Manchester, England…led by Mancunian frontman Gary Dibble and co frontman “Hugh,” they are backed up by the American Chet Skinship on keyboards.’

Now, website thestrut.com has claimed to have identified the real members of the band, creating a possible link to a new Keith Moon biopic.

“Reputable sources confirm it is some sort of comedy supergroup featuring Mike Myers and Fred Armisen,” the site claims. “Details beyond that remain unclear at this point. Who else will be in the band? What will they play? Will they ask any musician friends to join them? Waynes World reunion? It may have something to do with Mike Myers’ upcoming “Untitled Keith Moon Project.”

A connection with the late Who drummer Keith Moon would certainly explain the sixties Mod-inspired logo but, as yet, any concrete details remain unconfirmed.

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Muse To Join Rage Against The Machine At LA Rising

Posted on 11 May 2011 at 7:57am

Rock band Muse have confirmed they will join Rage Against The Machine for a mouth-watering show in Los Angeles this summer.

Interview: Paul Ryder On Life With The Happy Mondays

Posted on 11 May 2011 at 7:01am

All the way from LA the funky half of the Ryder Brothers and now ex-pat Paul Ryder recently gave Carl Stanley the chance to throw a few questions at him. Questions like: how life is state-side, his rehabilitation and the reason he picked a bass guitar up in the first place.

Sounding very happy and settled, plus quite busy with a recent house move and wedding, Paul took time out to give his thoughts on what it was like watching brother Shaun in the jungle, and his time with the Happy Mondays.

we7 Offers First Listen Of New Pirates Of The Caribbean Soundtrack

Posted on 11 May 2011 at 7:00am

we7, the free UK streaming service, is offering fans an exclusive opportunity to listen to five exclusive tracks from the forthcoming motion picture Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides before their official release on May 16th.

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The Killers Ready To Begin Work On New Album

Posted on 11 May 2011 at 6:02am

The Killers are ready to begin work on a new studio album, claimed drummer Ronnie Vannucci during an interview with XFM‘s Steve Harris’ The O2 Evening Show.