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.

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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.

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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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Twones lets you tie all your music from across the web to one place, and share it with friends in real-time.

It is currently in Pre Beta and is only available to join by invitation but here is a special invite for the first 10 to link to it from here.

BIFFY CLYRO TO SUPPORT MUSE - RESCHEDULE UK AND EUROPEAN SHOWS!


Biffy Clyro are delighted to announce that they have been invited by Muse to be their main support on 14 massive dates across Europe through November and December.

Unfortunately because of these support dates it has meant that several of the band's UK and European headline shows have been rescheduled. The UK dates being rearranged are Southampton Guildhall moving to 24 October and Cardiff University to 25 October.

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Check out Later with Jools Holland tonight - BBC2 10 pm and the extended version on Friday night.

Appearing Muse, Florence and the Machine and Gossip.

It promises to be a good one!

Later with Jools Holland

It'll all make sense when you see the 'video'

Click here - it's quite old but still fun

Small select gig at Fabric in London - tickets on sale 9 am today! Not available to the general public

 

get tickets here

 

Download a free copy of Warsaw, the 1st track from the forthcoming album Black Light. Featuring vocals of Nick Littlemore from The Empire of the Sun

Download here

A former keyboard player with Echo and the Bunnymen has been killed in a motorbike crash on the Isle of Man.

Jake Brockman, who was 53 and married, lived in Bristol. He died when his bike was in collision with a converted ambulance near Kirk Michael on Tuesday.

Known to fans as the "Fifth Bunnyman", he had been associated with the Liverpool band since its 80s heyday and became a full-time member in 1989.

In 1989 the band's first drummer Pete De Freitas died in a similar crash.

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