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  1. Metallica's Lars Ulrich and Mick Jagger

    Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich has credited The Rolling Stones for getting the metal giants back on track after furious arguments almost tore them apart. The US band say that a support slot with The Stones helped them get back to their best, after the 2004 documentary Some Kind of Monster captured the huge rows that surrounded […]

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  2. The producer was 50.

    Philippe Zdar DJing in 2015.

    French producer/DJ and Cassius member Philippe Zdar has died. He was 50. According to Resident Advisor, the musician – born Philippe Cerboneschi – had accidentally fallen from a high floor of a building in Paris yesterday, his agent Sebastien Farran told the Agence France-Presse.  Cassius, Zdar’s duo with Hubert Blanc-Francard, was initially called La Funk Mob, found mainstream […]

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  3. They will also no longer support Bombay Bicycle Club in North America

    Ben Gregory of Blaenavon.

    Blaenavon have announced they will no longer perform at Community Festival in London (June 30) and Reading & Leeds due to “ongoing health issues”. They are also pulling out of their support slot on Bombay Bicycle Club’s upcoming North American tour, which runs from late September to early October. Transgressive Management announced the show cancellations […]

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  4. The Philadelphia band chart a tour of North America, the UK and Europe

    Sheer Mag.

    Sheer Mag have announced their sophomore album, ‘A Distant Call’, with a new single, ‘Blood From a Stone’. Hear it below. On the fist-pumping track, vocalist Christina Halladay sings of poverty and struggle: “It’s hard luck living and I just make do/But if one thing goes the rest follows suit/What do you expect when you’re […]

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  5. The funky summer vibes are strong

    Michael Kiwanuka/ Tom Misch
    Michael Kiwanuka/ Tom Misch

    Michael Kiwanuka and Tom Misch have joined forces on a new track called ‘Money’. Check it out below. The Mercury Prize-nominated singer dabbles with falsetto on the summer-ready single, accompanied by Misch’s signature guitar sound and disco-inspired beat. In terms of its lyrics, Kiwanuka revealed that the song delves into the perils of a cash-hungry world. “The premise of […]

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