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Coldplay: Music of the Spheres review – slipping status prompts a desperate pop pivot

(Polydor)Crafted with one eye firmly on the Spotify stats, the band’s synths-heavy ninth album features BTS and Selena Gomez amid a muddled cosmic conceptIn 2004, Chris Martin wrote a brief essay about U2 for Rolling Stone magazine. They were, he said, “the only band whose entire catalogue I know by heart”, although you didn’t need him to tell you that Coldplay were a band created in U2’s image. Like U2, who spent their early years being sneered at by the post-punk cognoscenti, Coldplay were nev...
Tags: Music, Bono, America, Culture, Pop and rock, Chris Martin, Selena Gomez, Coldplay, Rolling Stone, Glastonbury, Bts

PRS for Music signs new five-year licence agreement with BBC

PRS for Music has signed a new five-year blanket music licence agreement with the BBC. The new licence covers the BBC’s full suite of services including, radio, television, iPlayer, and Sounds in the UK, as well as BBC World Service and BBC Studios internationally. Just last year, PRS for Music processed over 100 billion lines of music data from across the BBC’s platforms whilst more than eight million minutes of music featured on BBC TV programming alone in 2020. PRS says the new licence ag...
Tags: Music, UK, Bbc, Industry, Radio, BBC World Service, Glastonbury, Bbc Studios, PRS for Music, Dan Gopal, Nicky Bignell

Billie Eilish Protested Texas Abortion Law At ACL: “My Body, My Fucking Choice”

Recently, the state of Texas enacted the country’s most restrictive abortion law, banning all abortions after six weeks and allowing individuals to sue abortion providers for $10,000. Artists like Lucy Dacus and Jack Antonoff pledged to donate proceeds from Texas shows to abortion funds. On Saturday night, Billie Eilish headlined the first weekend of the Austin City Limits festival. During her show, Eilish spoke up against that abortion law.
Tags: Music, Texas, News, Glastonbury, Austin City Limits, Lucy Dacus, Billie Eilish, Jack Antonoff

David Bowie’s Lost Album Toy Will Get an Official Release: Hear the First Track “You’ve Got A Habit Of Leaving”

To the serious Bowie fan, the unreleased self-covers album Toy is not a secret. This collection of reworked pre-“Space Oddity” songs recorded with his touring band from his 2000 Glastonbury appearance was bootlegged a year after it was shelved in 2001. And it has been re-pressed illegally nearly every year since, sometimes as Toy and sometimes as The Lost Album. Some of the fourteen cuts popped up as b-sides over the years, but the whole album? Maybe, fans thought…one day. Well, that one...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Beyonce, College, Radiohead, David Bowie, O'leary, Glastonbury, Pete Townshend, Bowie, EMI, KCRW, Davy Jones, William S Burroughs, Beeb, Ted Mills

Here's the first single from the unreleased David Bowie album coming in January

After David Bowie played the Glastonbury music festival in 2000, he hit the recording studio to reimagine a set of songs that he first recorded in the late 1960s. The album, titled Toy, will finally be released on Bowie's 75th birthday, January 7, 2022. — Read the rest
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Public Urination At Glastonbury Festival Blamed For Dangerous Levels Of MDMA And Cocaine In Whitelake River

Researchers have blamed public urination at Glastonbury Festival in 2019 for the dangerous levels of MDMA and cocaine found in the Whitelake River, which runs adjacent to the festival grounds. As the BBC reports, measurements that were taken before, during, and after the festival two years ago found that MDMA concentrations had quadrupled in the water the week following the festival, mainly due to seepage into the river water from the soil on the Glastonbury grounds.
Tags: Music, News, Bbc, Glastonbury festival, Glastonbury, Whitelake River

Watch Miley Cyrus Cover “Nothing Else Matters” With Metallica

Metallica just released an expanded reissue of their self-titled “Black Album” along with The Metallica Blacklist, a covers collection featuring 53 artists’ taking on “Black Album” songs. One of those artists is Miley Cyrus, who played “Nothing Else Matters” at Glastonbury a couple years ago and covered it on The Metallica Blacklist with Elton John, Watt, Yo-Yo Ma, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and Metallica’s own Robert Trujillo on bass. Yesterday, Cyrus joined Metallica on The Howa...
Tags: Music, News, Metallica, Miley Cyrus, Glastonbury, Robert Trujillo, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Howard Stern Show, Cyrus, Chad Smith, Metallica Blacklist, Miley Cyrus Cover, Elton John Watt Yo Yo Ma

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Releases a Super Creepy Version of “Creep”

Like many bands with a killer, career-launching debut single, Radiohead has had a long, love-hate relationship with 1992’s “Creep”. There’s no way they would have become stadium fillers without it, but they’re also understandably sick of it. According to, they played it over 310 times between 1992 and 1998, and then they kind of dropped it from their gigs once they entered their Kid A phase. Only in 2016, during the Moon Shaped Pool tours did they add it back into the se...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Youtube, College, Radiohead, Npr, Johnson, Thom Yorke, Glastonbury, BBC Radio, Takahashi, KCRW, Yorke, Ted Mills, Jun Takahashi, Radiohead Public Library

‘They thought we were terrorists’: meet Joe Rush, the master of mutoid art and king of Glastonbury

The punky master of outsider art was once a pariah, thrown out of Britain for his anarchist ways. Now, he’s a national treasure. Joe Rush relives 40 years of sticking it to the ‘straight world’“They thought we were terrorists,” says Joe Rush, remembering the day not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall when he and a fellow anarchist took over a patch of no man’s land at the heart of the German capital. They filled it with military hardware: tanks and artillery and the like – along with a MiG-2...
Tags: Art, Music, Television, Documentary, Berlin Wall, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Television & radio, Sculpture, Festivals, Glastonbury festival, Music Festivals, Glastonbury, Joe Rush

Bauer stations back London Music Escapes Festival

Absolute Radio, Magic FM, Jazz FM and Scala Radio are supporting Music Escapes 2021 music festival this weekend. Dubbed as the Capital’s answer to Glastonbury, this festival is headlined by Jack Pepper who also hosts on Scala Radio. Music Escapes Festival will feature 12 live performances in venues including Hard Rock Café, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Transport Museum, Barbican and Southbank Centre. The event is organised by the London Tourism Cooperative [LTC] and supported by Bauer. Tony Mo...
Tags: Music, London, Radio, Jupiter, Glastonbury, St Paul, Southbank Centre, Bauer, London Transport Museum, Magic Radio, Absolute Radio, Station News, Jazz Fm, Jack Pepper, Scala Radio, the Hot Club

BBC Music secures rights to Live At Worthy Farm

The BBC has secured the rights to broadcast footage from Glastonbury’s Live At Worthy Farm livestream concert A film exploring behind the scenes at last weekend’s event has also been commissioned. The special director’s cut of the Live At Worthy Farm stream will be broadcast on BBC television in the coming weeks. In addition, there will be another chance to catch highlights from the livestream across television, radio and online platforms between Friday 25th and Sunday 27th June, as a part o...
Tags: Music, Bbc, Radio, NICK, Glastonbury, BBC Radio, Emily, Emily Eavis, Jo Whiley, Worthy Farm, Bbc Radio 6 Music, BBC Music, Alison Howe, Lorna Clarke, Ryan Minchin, BBC Studios Music Productions Glastonbury

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood form new project, the Smile

Group, which also includes Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner, will make their debut at Live at Worthy Farm, filmed on the Glastonbury festival siteRadiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have formed a new project called the Smile.It is a trio with jazz drummer Tom Skinner, who plays in Sons of Kemet and other groups including solo project Hello Skinny. Nigel Godrich, Radiohead’s longtime producer who also plays with Yorke in Atoms for Peace, is also involved. The Smile are named after a Ted H...
Tags: Music, UK News, Radiohead, Culture, Pop and rock, Festivals, Jazz, Glastonbury festival, Thom Yorke, Glastonbury, Tom Skinner, Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Worthy Farm, KEMET, Nigel Godrich Radiohead

From Beyoncé to David Bowie: 10 of the best Glastonbury sets ever

Ahead of a livestreamed version of the festival, here are some of the biggest and best performances from years gone by Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Culture, Pop and rock, Festivals, David Bowie, Glastonbury festival, Music Festivals, Mary J Blige, Leonard Cohen, New Order, Blur, Glastonbury, Lizzo, Orbital, PULP

Glastonbury live-stream festival: Coldplay, Michael Kiwanuka and Haim to perform

Damon Albarn, Idles, Jorja Smith, Kano, Wolf Alice and Honey Dijon will also appear at Live at Worthy Farm, a ticketed virtual event on 22 MayThe organisers of Glastonbury have announced that Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Haim, Idles, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka and Wolf Alice will perform at Live at Worthy Farm, a ticketed live-stream event to be broadcast on 22 May.The five-hour film, directed by Grammy-nominated film-maker Paul Dugdale, will be presented as an uninterrupted production, trac...
Tags: Music, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock, Festivals, Glastonbury festival, Music Festivals, Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Kano, Livestreaming, Haim, Glastonbury, Wolf Alice, Emily Eavis, Worthy Farm

Documentary: Could It Be Years Before Big Music Festivals Return?

“If, like me, you happened to watch the documentary mere hours after hearing that statement, the Glastonbury scene took on a whole different kind of emotional meaning. All of a sudden, it wasn’t so much, “I can’t wait to get back to that,” as, “is that now gone forever?” – Chicago Tribune
Tags: Art, Music, Glastonbury, 02.15.21

10 songs that bring back memories of my travels: Tom Ravenscroft's playlist

From Sheffield to Tokyo via New York and rural France, the DJ recalls his adventures with friends and family – and the music that accompanied themWe didn’t travel as kids, partly because my dad hated flying and also because it was festival season and his job meant our summer holidays were spent being dragged off to muddy fields. It sounds like I’m complaining. I am a bit. This was long before it was commonplace to see kids at festival: we got cold, and drunk people pointed at us. On the odd occa...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Music, New York, France, Germany, Sheffield, Tokyo, Top 10s, Cultural Trips, Playlists, Glastonbury, Lonnie Donegan, Tom Ravenscroft

Paul McCartney & Taylor Swift Would’ve Sung “Shake It Off” Together At Glastonbury This Year

This year’s Glastonbury festival was cancelled, for obvious reasons. It would’ve marked the UK festival’s 50th year. Along with Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift would’ve both headlined the festival. Today, we learn that they would’ve probably taken the stage together to sing Swift’s 2014 hit “Shake It Off.” Today, Rolling Stone ran a conversation between McCartney and Swift. It’s part of the magazine’s Musicians On Musicians issue, in which a bunch of different artists talk to e...
Tags: Music, UK, London, News, Taylor Swift, Paul Mccartney, Swift, Mccartney, Glastonbury, Mary, Aaron Dessner, McCartney III, Kendrick Lamar Paul McCartney, McCartney Swift, Swift McCartney

King Princess – “Only Time Makes It Human”

Mikaela Straus, the young pop upstart better known as King Princess, released her debut album Cheap Queen last year. Since then, she's gone on SNL and Colbert and played at huge festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury (remember those?). And today, she's back with a new single called "Only Time … More »
Tags: Music, Colbert, Mark Ronson, Coachella, Glastonbury, King Princess, Mikaela Straus, Quinn Wilson, Mike Malchicoff

We’ve Got A File On You: Suzanne Vega

We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc. More »
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Dna, Sparklehorse, Second Life, Lou Reed, 50 Cent, Glastonbury, Philip Glass, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Danger Mouse, Sister Act, Mike Doughty, Joe Jackson, Suzanne Vega, Lenny Kaye

Taylor Swift: Folklore review – bombastic pop makes way for emotional acuity

Released with little fanfare this move to more muted songwriting is proof Swift’s music can thrive without the celebrity dramaTaylor Swift announced the existence of her eighth album an uncharacteristic 17 hours prior to its release: “Most of the things I had planned this summer didn’t end up happening,” she said – among them, a headline slot at Glastonbury – “But there is something I hadn’t planned on that DID happen.” Swift only released her last album, Lover, last August. If she was surprised...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Culture, Pop and rock, Swift, Glastonbury, Aaron Dessner

From Bowie to Beyoncé: Glastonbury's 50 greatest moments

Although Covid-19 scuppered Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary, organisers Michael and Emily Eavis discuss the moments that made it the world’s greatest festival – from the healing fields to StormzyGlastonbury festival’s first ever booking came from Michael Eavis serenading his cows with the Kinks. “I was playing Lola to them through a sound system in the milking parlour,” he says. “I’d been to Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music at Shepton Mallet showground, wandering in on the Sunday beca...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Culture, Festivals, Glastonbury festival, Music Festivals, Lola, Michael, Glastonbury, Bowie, Jean, Shepton Mallet, Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Tor, Emily Eavis, COVID

Michael Eavis: Glastonbury could go bankrupt if it can't be staged in 2021

Exclusive: Founder says another cancellation would ‘be curtains’ for festival and has hopes for testing scheme, with daughter Emily saying they will ‘mutate to survive’Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis fear they could be in serious financial danger if the festival was cancelled again due to coronavirus.Speaking exclusively to the Guardian to mark the festival’s 50th anniversary, Michael said: “We have to run next year, otherwise we would seriously go bankrupt … It has to happen for ...
Tags: Music, UK News, Music Industry, Culture, Festivals, Glastonbury festival, Music Festivals, Arts funding, Michael, Glastonbury, Emily, Michael Eavis, Emily Eavis, Glastonbury 2020, Coronavirus outbreak

Abort, retry, fail? How coronavirus is jeopardising music festivals

The 2020 festival season is over – or is it? Some events are trying to postpone until autumn, but the odds aren’t looking goodCoronavirus and culture – a list of major cancellationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor many in the live music industry, 2020 is over. Big festivals in the UK such as Glastonbury and Download are cancelled. London’s month-long Meltdown festival has shifted to 2021 and the entire lineup – featuring hard-to-obtain stars such as Solange and als...
Tags: Europe, Music, UK, London, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Culture, Festivals, Music Festivals, Grace Jones, Solange, Glastonbury, David Gray, Coronavirus outbreak

Kenny Rogers: the genre gambler who always came up trumps

Whether making country, psychedelia, pop or folk, Kenny Rogers brought charm, emotional insight and brilliant storytelling to American musicKenny Rogers dies, aged 81Seven years ago, Kenny Rogers was interviewed by the Guardian. He was about to play Glastonbury, a turn of events by which he seemed utterly perplexed. He suggested the audience might know his music because their parents had played it when they were kids, “which,” he chuckled, “probably counts as child abuse”.But by then he’d got us...
Tags: Music, US, Country, Culture, Pop and rock, Psychedelia, Rogers, Glastonbury, Kenny Rogers, Radiohead Skrillex Bon Iver, Kendrick Lamar Rogers

'I'm trying to keep the panic down' – the coronavirus impact on music

From singers to a record shop owner and a festival organiser: people in the music business on their struggles in a time of crisis See the coronavirus impact on filmThere isn’t a single part of the music industry that won’t be affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The most obvious are the high profile festival cancellations like Glastonbury and Coachella, and the big stars who are having to postpone tours. But beneath them there is an entire infrastructure of aspiring musicians, session players, ...
Tags: Business, Music, Country, Music Industry, Culture, Pop and rock, Indie, Boris Johnson, Coachella, Glastonbury

Glastonbury Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

Right now, the raging coronavirus pandemic has basically shut down live music across the planet. This is not likely to change anytime soon. We've just had our first major late-June cancellation. The UK's gargantuan annual festival Glastonbury, set to go down 6/24-28, will not happen this year. More »
Tags: Music, UK, News, Glastonbury

Glastonbury 2020 Still On For Now, Kendrick Lamar To Headline Friday

The behemoth English music festival Glastonbury is set to celebrate its 50th annual installment this June. Although COVID-19 containment efforts have resulted in the cancellation or postponement of many festivals and concerts, including every Live Nation show in America through April, Glasto is holding fast for now in hopes that circumstances … More »
Tags: Music, News, America, Kendrick Lamar, Glastonbury

Stormzy Postpones Asian Tour Due To Coronavirus Concerns

The massively popular London rapper Stormzy is coming off of a truly triumphant year -- a rapturously received headlining performance at Glastonbury, a hit album, a massively entertaining feud with grime godfather Wiley. Next month, Stormzy was planning to extend that winning streak, playing a series of shows in Malaysia, Singapore, … More »
Tags: Music, London, News, Wiley, Glastonbury, Stormzy, Malaysia Singapore

Taylor Swift Headlining Glastonbury 2020

Taylor Swift is taking on a significantly lighter touring load in support of her new album, Lover. She's only performing a pair of stateside shows -- two in Massachusetts and two in Los Angeles -- for what's being dubbed Lover Fest and West. More »
Tags: Music, News, Taylor Swift, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, Glastonbury

Stormzy – “Own It” (Feat. Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy) Video

Right now, the London grime veteran Stormzy is one of the biggest pop stars in the UK. This year, Stormzy headlined Glastonbury and released the singles "Vossi Bop" and "Crown," and he's got a new album called Heavy Is The Head coming out next month. Today, he's unleashed the new jam … More »
Tags: Video, Music, UK, London, Ed Sheeran, Glastonbury, Stormzy, Burna Boy, Vossi Bop, Nathan James Tettey

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