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The Strokes Bassist To Play First Solo Show

The Strokes Bassist To Play First Solo ShowNikolai Frature to play a one-off gig in London next week

Dylan Chooses Robert Burns As Inspiration

Dylan Chooses Robert Burns As InspirationBob to be 100th artist to appear in music store advertising campaign

Rufus Wainwright's First Ever Opera To Premiere In The UK

Rufus Wainwright's First Ever Opera To Premiere In The UKPrima Donna commissioned for Manchester International Festival

Bryan Ferry Honoured With Songwriting Award

Bryan Ferry Honoured With Songwriting AwardThe Roxy Music man confirms he's working on new material

Keane To Play Trio of Free Gigs Next Week

Keane To Play Trio of Free Gigs Next WeekThe band announce surprise intimate shows

Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs Special - Online Exclusive! Part 3

Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs Special - Online Exclusive! Part 3Mark Howard tells the story behind The Man In The Long Black Coat, and more

Smiths Singles To be Reissued On Limited Edition Vinyl

Smiths Singles To be Reissued On Limited Edition VinylPlus a special singles 'box' to come with two extra rare replicas

Kaiser Chiefs Launch Video Channel

Kaiser Chiefs Launch Video ChannelThe band upload a brand new album track with artwork created by fans

Arctic Monkeys Premiere New DVD In London

Arctic Monkeys Premiere New DVD In LondonBand also confirm recording with Josh Homme for third studio album

Oasis Joined By Ricky Hatton At Start Of UK Tour

Oasis Joined By Ricky Hatton At Start Of UK TourNoel Gallagher performs despite orders to rest his injured ribs

Buzzcocks To Perform Classic Albums Live!

Buzzcocks To Perform Classic Albums Live!Pete Shelley and the gang hit the road to support deluxe reissues

Coldplay To Release 'Lost' Jay-Z Track

Coldplay To Release 'Lost' Jay-Z TrackBand put out two new singles prior to mammoth UK arena tour

War Child 'Heroes' Album Delayed

War Child 'Heroes' Album DelayedMore artists want to join McCartney and Dylan on charity project

70s Music Man Documentary Screens In London

70s Music Man Documentary Screens In LondonFind out what happened to Paul Weller's inspiration Jesse Hector

The Killers Announce Full UK Tour

The Killers Announce Full UK TourThe Las Vegas rockers hit arenas early next year

Bob Dylan Tell Tales Special: Online Exclusive!

Bob Dylan Tell Tales Special: Online Exclusive!Part 2 of our extended transcripts with those behind the Bootleg Vol 8 recordings

Depeche Mode Announce Tour of the Universe!

Depeche Mode Announce Tour of the Universe!HUGE venues as Dave Gahan and co hit the road in 2009

Free Arctic Monkeys Download

Free Arctic Monkeys DownloadThe band preview new film with track giveaway

The Killers Reveal Tracklisting For Day And Age

The Killers Reveal Tracklisting For Day And AgeThe band's third album is due in November

The Hold Steady Confirm New UK Dates

The Hold Steady Confirm New UK DatesRescheduled dates announced after band cancel recent tour

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