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John Peel: The Legend of British Broadcasting
It has been eleven years since the death of the legendary British radio host and disc jockey John Peale, but so far no one has been able to compare with…

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Thailand for Heroes: An Interview with The Libertines
Miracles do happen. In the second half of 2015, the third album The Libertines will be released. Kevin Perry looked behind a screen of rehearsals in Thailand that “pumped fresh…

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Finding a Job Like It: An Alternative Rock Star Career
Sometimes the crazy and bizarre world of music is not enough. Perhaps that is why some rock stars are engaged in extracurricular activities - anything from agriculture to piloting airplanes.…

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The greatest show on Earth: on tour with Muse

Matt Bellamy jokingly calls his group “worldwide ambassadors of fear and paranoia.” According to Dorian Linsky, who joined Muse on the road and on stage during their stay in Canada, they are also preachers of extravagance and excessiveness. Drones, 360 ° scene, video screens, arrow platforms … Muse is taking the planet’s most bizarre rock show to a city nearby.

Created by General Atomics, the MQ-9 Reaper is a drone used by the U.S. Air Force for reconnaissance and precision strikes. It was such a model that sent Muhammad Emwazi, a member of the Islamic State, known as Jihadi John, into the world.

Muse has its own Reaper. It is a bomber-shaped aerial object hidden behind the scenes of the Quebec Continue reading

12 albums with the most skilled production

Which albums have the best sound? We have compiled a list of 25 albums that have become great thanks to skillful producers.

The Beatles – “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (1967)
Producer George Martin helped the Liverpool Four quit the usual rules of pop when recording their eighth studio album. The result was an orchestra baroque-pop masterpiece, which has almost no equal.

Nirvana – “In Utero” (1993)
After the success of “Nevermind,” Kurt Cobain wanted to create something that MTV ordinary viewers would hate. The producer was Steve Albini, a proponent of an aggressive, lively record that helped the trio achieve the crude, guttural sound they wanted.

PJ Harvey – “Let England Shake” (2011)
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Great rock songs based on classic literary works

Here is a selection of songs that have paid tribute to books, novels, anthologies and short stories.

The Beatles – I Am The Walrus
The name of John Lennon’s meaningless composition of 1967 refers to Lewis Carroll’s Walrus and Carpenter poem, which is included in Through the Mirror in 1871. And if that’s not enough, then the end of the song also includes snippets of Shakespeare’s BBC radio King Lear.

Muse – The Small Print
According to the Muse Supermassive Wiki, this track from the 2003 Absolution album is a retelling of the classic Goethe’s Faust story … but from the point of view of Satan, who carries out a diabolical deal with Student, “Be my slave to the grave, I’m a priest whom God will never didn’t pay. ” Continue reading

Under pressure: interview with Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro is preparing to release their seventh album, “Ellipsis”, in which they managed to ditch the brain-blowing prog rock of their last three records in something even more, hmm, crazy.

Greg Cochran heard the depression, the writer’s crisis and the mentality of the good old gang spilling into a powerful new sound.

At lunch time, after yesterday’s emotional night, Biffy Clyro appear with muddy eyes. They enter Sound Factory, a recording studio a few steps from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located directly opposite the Big Wangs bar. The musicians, dressed in black, follow each other, clutching in their hands glasses of coffee and cigarette self-rolled cigarettes. Continue reading

Make People Happier: An Interview With Nothing But Thieves

Hi james What do you feel about the last concert of the Under My Skin tour today?
It’s nice that the tour ends, but it’s sad. All the concerts were wonderful, I hope, and today, everything will go fine. But, of course, I think that we are all glad that we will have free days to rest. We only have a few days, and then we go on a tour of America for a month. Yes, we are very busy.

I will ask a couple of questions from Russian fans.
OK.

Nikita asks: “Will there be new videos or new recordings of live performances? How about a DVD?”
Will we burn a DVD? Sometime in the future, perhaps, but I don’t know. Now we have nothing of the Continue reading

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Eccentricity and Melancholy: Interview with Florence + The Machine
Two hours before the interview, a call comes in: you cannot drive up early, but is it best right now? Arriving at the Boutique Hotel, located right in the center…

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Mercury Prize Winners - Where Are They Now?
The Mercury Prize '2015 was awarded on November 20 in London, the annual music award for the best album in the UK and Ireland. This year, its owner was the…

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Thailand for Heroes: An Interview with The Libertines
Miracles do happen. In the second half of 2015, the third album The Libertines will be released. Kevin Perry looked behind a screen of rehearsals in Thailand that “pumped fresh…

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10 interesting facts that science can tell us about music
Where would we be without science? Most likely dead. We could be destroyed by some super cholera or busted by another species of primates, who would discover the secrets of…

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