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Arcade Fire Are Kung Fu Fighting in New Mash Up from Go Home Productions

It only takes a few seconds of “Kung-Fu Reflektor” to demonstrate just how much fun Mash ups can be, when they are done well.

Think It’s Easy Running Brixton Academy? Think Again…

Think It’s Easy Running Brixton Academy? Think Again…

Simon Parkes Live at the Brixton Academy book

Simon Parkes Live at the Brixton Academy book

Simon Parkes’ hilarious and revealing story of The Brixton Academy tells you all you need to know about why running a music venue is not for the faint-hearted.

From an opening story involving booking a band to play the Academy using a coke dealer as a secret weapon, to being the subject of tear gas attacks, IRA bomb threats and being put on a neo-Nazi hit list for putting on reggae and Artists…

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Elvis Costello plays Kew Gardens last night: photo

Elvis Costello plays Kew Gardens last night: photo

More Crowd Chaos As “Tray of Pimms Upset” at Costello Kew Gardens Gig

More Crowd Chaos As “Tray of Pimms Upset” at Costello Kew Gardens Gig

Elvis Costello Kew Gardens 2014 IMG_2016

Elvis Costello Kew Gardens 2014 IMG_2008

Just a week after 38 people were left injured with eight needing hospital treatment at The Libertines’ Hyde Park concert, crowd control has once again hit the news, this time at Elvis Costello’s Kew Gardens concert as part of the “Kew The Music” series of concerts. After just one song the show was stopped by security after a fish slice in the VIP area was misplaced. Costello pleaded with the…

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The Am-Azing (Moltmaker’s) Beatles Museum, Alkmaar

The Am-Azing (Moltmaker’s) Beatles Museum, Alkmaar

Beatles statues dolls
The Beatles Museum, Alkmaar, Netherlands

The Beatles Museum, Alkmaar, Netherlands

Alkmaar in Holland is perhaps best known for its traditional cheese market. Burly men have paraded the streets of Alkmaar for hundreds of years, all dressed in costumes whilst selling their wares.

And there’s also a cheese market.

Perhaps less well known, however, is Alkmaar’s Beatles Museum.

Beatles Museum Alkmaar Holland

The obvious question is “Why Alkmaar?” Although the Beatles…

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#Beatles meet #Batman on this classic cover. Courtesy of the Alkmaar Beatles Museum

#Beatles meet #Batman on this classic cover. Courtesy of the Alkmaar Beatles Museum

See, the original #beatles #RubberSoul album…not Jewish enough…

See, the original #beatles #RubberSoul album…not Jewish enough…

I have a strong suspicion this #Beatles album might not be official. Can anyone confirm?

I have a strong suspicion this #Beatles album might not be official. Can anyone confirm?

Rom the ERTAS photo archive: Eoin Loveless of #Drenge at Glasto the other week…

Rom the ERTAS photo archive: Eoin Loveless of #Drenge at Glasto the other week…

*Adopts Eastenders voice* 
Ricky? 
#KaiserChiefs

*Adopts Eastenders voice*
Ricky?
#KaiserChiefs

A User Guide To Napster (Before It Became Legal)

A User Guide To Napster (Before It Became Legal)

Napster logo

Napster logo

Napster. An invidious presence which contributed to the decline of the music industry and facilitated mass piracy and the collapse of album sales, not to mention being responsible for our having to see Justin Timberlake onscreen in the film “Social Network”. All guilty as charged.

But this enabler of free file-sharing also allowed great numbers of music fans access to rare and unreleased tracks.…

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Jul 8

Classic Lost Tracks: The Black Crowes: Feathers

You know when you hear a song that stops you in your tracks? Let me tell you about The Black Crowes’ track “Feathers”…..

Jul 6
The legend that is #Lemmy with his thousand yard stare….

The legend that is #Lemmy with his thousand yard stare….

Jul 6
Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath at Hyde Park on Friday

Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath at Hyde Park on Friday

Jul 6
Mike Patton of Faith No More returns to stage after 2 years…dressed as a vicar

Mike Patton of Faith No More returns to stage after 2 years…dressed as a vicar