New Bob Dylan touring guitarist revealed?

Bob Dylan has unveiled a new touring guitarist, following the departure of Duke Robillard on June 30 in Nashville. Robillard had joined Dylan's band in April. He played only played 27 shows with Dylan before he was replaced by Charlie Sexton - the guitarist that Robillard had replaced in Dylan's band three month's previously.

Independent record shop sales up 44 per cent thanks to vinyl boost

Independent record shops sales soared by 44 per cent in the first half of 2013 compared with the same period in 2012. According to an analysis of Official Charts Company data by the Entertainment Retailers Association, indies have seen a huge increase in sales, despite an overall decline in the sale of albums over the same period by 1.5 per cent.

James Murphy confirms he has finished work on new Arcade Fire album

James Murphy has said that Arcade Fire's new album has been "the food I eat and the air I breathe" and that he has now finished his work on the record. The band, who teamed up with Murphy to record their forthcoming studio album, will release the new record in October.

Watch Bob Dylan, Jeff Tweedy and Jim James cover The Band’s “The Weight”

Bob Dylan was joined on stage by Jeff Tweedy and Jim James last night [July 24] for a cover of "The Weight" by The Band. The performance took place on the AmericanaramA tour at Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach. You can watch footage of the performance below. This is not the first time The Band's presence has been felt on the AmericanaramA tour.

Atoms For Peace, London Roundhouse, July 24, 2013

At 7pm on the first night of Atoms For Peace’s London residency, the Amok Drawing Room has already sold out of commemorative mugs. The Enterprise pub across the road from the Roundhouse has been rebranded in expressionist monochrome, and an upstairs room has been upholstered in Stanley Donwood wallpaper, the better to sell exquisite £500 prints, t-shirts screenprinted while-you-wait, and a pointedly apocalyptic jigsaw puzzle.

First look – Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

For Steve Coogan, Alan Partridge’s big screen debut represents a pivotal moment in the actor’s relationship with his most famous creation.

First picture released of Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in All Is By My Side biopic

The first picture of Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in the forthcoming biopic has been released. The picture is taken from the website for the Toronto International Film Festival, where the biopic - titled All Is By My Side - will receive its world premiere in September. The festival has also released a new synopsis for the biopic.
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