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Trailer for The Stone Roses Documentary 'Made of Stone' Released

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Even though everyone (or just about everyone) in America doesn't appear to know who the The Stone Roses are, they're an iconic band in their home country – the U.K. Their reunion meant a lot to the British, especially to documentary filmmaker Shane Meadows (This Is England), who decided to make the four-piece band the main focus of his new film...

News Roundup: Coachella Reveals 2013 Lineup, Adele To Perform 'Skyfall' At...

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It's almost that time of the year again, when hipsters and some ravers pack their bags and head to the desert for a three-day weekend filled with tons of music and celebrity sightings. Coachella is coming up, and the lineup has finally been revealed. Despite the rumors and misleading hints, The Rolling Stones will not be performing at the festival. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, the...

Damon Albarn Hints At Second Blur Reunion In 2011

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Because teasing me and raising my hopes to Herculean levels and then crushing them brutally by never touring America is his cruel game, Damon Albarn has been dropping hint that Blur may be reuniting for the second time in two years.  But, before your hopes start shooting for the sky, according to Spinner, the project will be “small”:

Gorillaz Reveal World Tour Dates, Talk About Transitioning Into 'Human'...

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Gorillaz Reveal World Tour Dates, Talk About Transitioning Into 'Human' Band
Last week we shared the news of Gorillaz's "Escape To Plastic Beach" World Tour which includes a ton of North American dates. However, the when and where details were only recently revealed. As previously mentioned, they'll be kicking it off on October 3rd in Montreal at the Bell Centre and making sure to stop by the major venues such as New York's Madison Square Garden on...

Damon Albarn On New Blur Music: "We've Got Songs!"

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Lifelong revilers of all things Gallagher brothers, rejoice – NME reports that current Gorillaz frontman/ maybe-still Blur frontman Damon Albarn has stated that, given the success of Blur’s reunion 7” single, “Fool’s Day” (recorded as a limited edition track for Record Store Day), he’d like to leave the door open for more new Blur tracks to be recorded and...

Wilco, MGMT Prep Record Store Day Releases

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Vinyl fans it is time to rejoice--Record Store Day is upon us tomorrow, that special day when our favorite artists release a dizzying array of obscure or unreleased material on vinyl for their hardcore fans and record fetishists. Rolling Stone took time out from obsessing/ cultishly worshiping (with goat sacrifices and everything!) every retirement-age rock star within spitting...

Blur Offers Documentary Instead of Permanent Reunion

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When Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon said they'd be more than up for a reunion and perhaps a new album as well, we music geeks who adored the British band in the 90s didn't know what to do with all the euphoria. Blur has had a run of successful concerts, but now it sounds like they'll be following Pavement's footsteps where...

Blur's Graham Coxon Is Up For A New Album

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Blur fans were more than happy to hear about the band's reunion. It seems like Blur was just happy to see them too. Since their reformation late last year, they've been playing tons of comeback shows this summer. However, what's greater than having one of your favorite bands from the 90s reunite? A new album, that's what. According to NME, Blur's Graham Coxon says he'd be...

Glastonbury Festival: Introduction

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If you're anything like us, then one of the reasons you love the summer time is because music festivals overpower the season. Music festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Glastonbury the weather worth it. So what's next on our social calendar? Glastonbury. Being the world's largest music festival, Glastonbury will proudly feature some memorable performers...

Blur Post Rehearsal Clips Online

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With a few days left before Blur make a much-hyped return to live performing, the band have given their fans a treat by posting clips of their rehearsals online. The video clips, presented below, show the band practicing “Song 2,” “For Tomorrow” and “Death Of A Party.” Blur will inaugurate their comeback on June 13 at Colchester's East...

Theory States Listeners Prefer Mp3 Quality over Vinyl and CD

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A theory developed by Jonathan Berger, Professor of Music at Stanford University, California, says that music fans are getting used to mp3 quality on their iPods, even though producers say that the sound quality is lacking. While older fans insist that songs heard through iPods aren't up to standard, compared with the CDs and vinyl, but Professor Berger's...

Glastonbury Plans Historic 40th Anniversary

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The Glastonbury Festival marks its 40th anniversary in 2010, and organizers are planning to book 40 bands from the past 40 years to play live performances at the event. Radiohead, Blur, PJ Harvey, Jeff Buckley, The Cure and Massive Attack are just a few of the thousands of artists that have graced "Glasto's" stages. Michael Eavis founded the event...

Blur Studio Footage of 'Parklife' Recording

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Studio footage of Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree recording Blur’s pivotal album Parklife in 1994 has been released online at producer Stephen Street’s web site. The footage shows the band recording songs 'London Loves' and 'Magic America', and at the beginning of the video Street says: “I came...

Pavement Could Reform for Coachella

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It looks like Pavement could be reforming for Coachella this year. Former guitarist for the band Scott Kannberg has said the band may get back together soon and “has had talks with Coachelle festival chiefs about them performing at the event.” Kannberg also stated however that 2009 might be too early for the band to start performing together again: "2009 would be our 20-year anniversary...

NEWS: Blur To Reunite in 2009

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Damon Albarn has confirmed that Blur will be reuniting next year. The group first hinted at the possibility earlier this month, with Albarn making an official announcement right before a solo performance of his opera "Monkey: Journey To The West" at the BBC Radio Theater in London this past Tuesday.

Damon Albarn Says Blur May Reunite

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It looks like there is another possible reunion to add to the ever-growing list soon. British band Blur may be the next band mend old wounds and make music again. Blur frontman Damon Albarn told the BBC "It's very possible I'll go back to Blur, it really is very possible." Apparently he and guitarist Graham Coxon met for lunch recently and it went well.