February 5th, 2013

Arctic Monkeys return to US for mini tour in May

Posted on 05 Feb 2013 at 4:38pm

Arctic Monkeys have announced another trip across the big pond to play a short run of tour dates at the end of May 2013.

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David Bowie’s ‘Aladdin Sane’ to be reissued on 40th anniversary

Posted on 05 Feb 2013 at 10:01am

David Bowie‘s 1973 album ‘Aladdin Sane‘ is to be remastered and re-released this year to mark its 40th anniversary.

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Interview: Manchester stars discuss new charity compilation album ‘Distant Drums’

Posted on 05 Feb 2013 at 9:23am

Manchester group Paris Angels will release the exciting new ‘Distant Drums‘ compilation album through Stereokill Records on March 4th in memory of their late drummer Simon Worrall.

The likes of The Inspiral Carpets, Supajamma, Mark Burgess (The Sun and The Moon), Proud Mary, Elixa P and many more of Simon’s friends have contributed to the tracklist, with all profits being donated to the Hectors Fund charity set up by Clint Boon in support of the baby ward at St Mary’s Hospital.

‘Distant Drums’ offers one-off tracks and special releases such as former World Of Twist man Tony Ogden‘s ‘Girls In Color‘, and Paris Angels themselves with a gem from their ‘long lost’ album. There’s also a super-cool collaboration between Intastella‘s Spen, MC Tunes and Mani on the outrageous and energetic rap/rock stomper ‘Saturday Night‘.

Simon’s passing last year brought his former bandmates together for two special reunion shows in his memory. Performing for the first time in 20 years, Paris Angels made a triumphant return to the stage supported by a long line of artists and groups who all knew and loved Simon; a big man with an equally big character, his loss was felt by many around the city of Manchester.

Live4ever contributor Carl Stanley recently talked to a selection of artists due to feature on the album. Ex-Fall drummer and Intastella’s Spencer Birtwistle, who features alongside Mani and MC Tunes on ‘Saturday Night’, explains how this unique line up and the monster rap/rock crossover came together:

Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players to perform live at SXSW?

Posted on 05 Feb 2013 at 7:32am

It’s looking more likely that Dave Grohl will bring his Sound City Players to South By Southwest in Texas next month after John Fogerty – who has already joined the collective onstage at the Sundance film festival – confirmed he will be performing live at the event.

Morrissey postpones more US dates on doctor’s advice

Posted on 05 Feb 2013 at 5:10am

Morrissey has been forced to delay his return to the road on doctor’s advice after he was admitted to hospital last month with a bleeding ulcer and Barrett’s esophagus.

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Tribes stream new track ‘How The Other Half Live’

Posted on 05 Feb 2013 at 3:49am

Tribes have premiered the new track ‘How The Other Half Live‘ ahead of the release of their second studio album ‘Wish To Scream‘ on May 20th.

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Biffy Clyro named as second Reading/Leeds headliner for 2013

Posted on 05 Feb 2013 at 2:38am

With their latest album ‘Opposites‘ sitting pretty at the top of the UK Album Chart this week, Biffy Clyro have been unveiled as the second headliner for the 2013 Reading/Leeds festival.

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The Troggs singer Reg Presley dies, aged 71

Posted on 05 Feb 2013 at 2:22am

Former Troggs frontman Reg Presley has died at the age of 71 after battling lung cancer

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