Kings Of Leon have been nominated in five categories at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2009


Kings of Leon cap a fantastic 12 months with being nominated for 5 MTV awards although those who saw them at Reading may wonder about the Live Act and Stage Performance categories.

BTW what is the difference between Live Act and Stage Performance? Is it so that the likes of Britney Spears can get an award for miming?

The categories are:

Best Song for Use Somebody
Best Live Act
Best Group
Best Rock
Best World Stage Performance

A 'complete' REM album free with The Times on Saturday


A atatement today from REM announce

In the first giveaway of its kind by a British newspaper, The Times is offering you a complete R.E.M. album on iTunes. Simply use your iTunes card from The Magazine on Saturday and be the first to own five songs from their new live album, plus five R.E.M. classics including Losing My Religion and Man on the Moon.


Ash to release 26 songs in 1 year!


Ash who, earlier this year, claimed that 'albums are dead' and that they will, in future, only release songs are keeping to that pledge with their A-Z series subscription.


Win tickets to see Biffy Clyro live at BBC have teamed up with the BBC to give you the chance to be part of the audience at Maida Vale. TEAM BIFFY members have an exclusive opportunity to register for one of 5 pairs of audience tickets for this special show!

To register please email your name, age, address and contact phone number with BIFFY TICKET GIVEAWAY in the subject box to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday 8th October 9pm at the latest.

All names entered will be drawn from a ballot on Friday 9th Oct with the selected applicants notified that day

Please click here for full terms and conditions.

Don't forget that Biffy Clyro are on Later with Jules Holland on Friday BBC2 11.35 along with Echo and the Bunnymen and Calvin Harris.

Vampire Weekend Free Download of Horchata


Vampire weekend release their 2nd Album called Contra on the 11th January in the UK. You can download the track Horchata free from their website here.

You don't even need to sign up to get the free download.

They've also announced a series of (small) gigs around the world including one at Kings College London on 15th October

Full tour details


Live streaming
The Editors New Album
In This Light And On This Evening


The Editors new album, In this light and on this evening, is released on the 12th October 2009 but you can listen to it in full now for free

Listen to it here

PRE-ORDER THIS CD FOR £6.79 inc shipping



Register today for Glastonbury 2010 Tickets on sale Sunday


The tickets for next year's Glastonbury Festival go on sale at 9 am on Sunday but you must be registered by tonight to be elegible.

Tickets cost £185 + £5 booking fee + £4.95 P & P and, as last year, you can pay a £50 deposit with the balance due by the end of February 2010.

You can get tickets here from 9 am Sunday 4th October

and pre-register here


My Dad Rocks Debate - Lily Allen and the IFPI Vs Radiohead and FCA on file sharing

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“Home Taping Is Killing Music” — A 1980s campaign by the BPI, claiming that people recording music off the radio onto cassette would destroy the music industry. Nearly 30 years later the debate still goes on.

Lily Allen, Gary Barlow and James Blunt have declared war on illegal file-sharing.

Forty billion music files were downloaded without payment in 2008, global music industry body the IFPI said, meaning 95% of all digital music was downloaded illegally.


The XX on Later with Jools Holland


The XX make their TV debut on Later with Jools Holland tonight. The foursome from Putney self titled debut album was released in August 2009 to critical acclaim. Also performing are The Cribs with their new recruit Johnny Marr. BBC 2 Tuesday 22.00

The extended version of the show is this Friday on BBC 2 at 23.40

Watch out next week for Biffy Clyro and Echo and the Bunnymen.



Thom Yorke and Flea from Red Hot Chilli Peppers form band


From Thom Yorke on the Radiohead website today

In the past couple of weeks I've been getting a band together for fun to play the Eraser stuff live and the new songs etc.. to see if it could work!
here's a photo.. its me, Joey Waronker, Mauro Refosco, Flea and Nigel Godrich.


Noel Gallagher to join Kasabian on the Stadium tour


Noel Gallagher is to join Kasabian on their UK Stadium Tour 'kicking off' at Newcastle on10th November.

Noel had been quoted as saying that Kasabian were "Gobby Litle F*ck*rs" when they first came on the scene but has recently remarked that they are "Right up there with Primal Scream", which one assumes is a compliment.


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