Julian Casablancas clarifies Strokes comments: ‘I enjoy playing with them’

Julian Casablancas has explained comments made during a recent interview.

The Strokes frontman was previously quoted as saying that he felt nothing when playing the Is This It band’s songs.

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Big Star share “Daisy Glaze” from upcoming vinyl release of Live in Memphis — listen

As previously reported, Big Star’s only known concert film, Live in Memphis, will be released on DVD for the first time ever on November 4th. The hour-long film chronicles the band’s hometown performance at New Daisy from October 29th, 1994. Today, Omnivore Recordings has offered up a sneak peek of the newly-remastered audio in the form of “Daisy Glaze”.

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Jhene Aiko Cancels Def Jam Concert Performance Due to Assault

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If you were at Def Jam’s 30th Anniversary concert in the Barclays Center last Thursday night (Oct. 16), you may have noticed that Jhene Aiko was completely M.I.A.

The singer, who is viewed as one of the new artists leading the record label into the future, was nowhere to be found once the show began. However, she was at the venue that night but left due to an altercation that occurred backstage. A female member of her management staff was assaulted by a worker at the location.

Jhene explained the situation on Instagram — the post has since been deleted but. Luckily for us, the Fader took a screen shot of the image and posted it here.

“@ladiidestiny unfortunately me and my camp were told to “get the f— out” by ‘workers’ while I was waiting to go on stage,” she wrote to a fan who asked her why she was a no-show. “….after this ‘worker’ (male) physically assaulted a member of my management (female) ….we had to leave due to the disrespect and hostile environment. If there’s one thing I can’t rock with, it’s disrespect…. if me and my band members were any of the rappers that were performing there, we would have never been talked to or treated in such a way. I’m sorry that I was unable to perform for you tonight…. hope to see you soon!”

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Brian Harvey appears at Downing Street, ‘demands to see prime minister’

Brian Harvey has appeared at Downing Street today (October 20), apparently demanding to see Prime Minister David Cameron.

According to eye-witness Twitter posts, the ex-East 17 singer ‘kicked off’ while holding a white ring binder full of ‘evidence’.

Another witness said Harvey was claiming the binder showed that the government owed him money.

Harvey previously clashed with the police when filming the fitting of a pre-pay electricity meter in his home against his wishes.

Harvey accidentally ran himself over in 2005, suffering severe injuries which left him in a coma.

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Zane Lowe curates new Drive soundtrack with Chvrches, Bastille, more

Zane Lowe is curating a new soundtrack for the Ryan Gosling film Drive.

The DJ is collating music from Chvrches, Foals and SBTRKT, who are covering tracks from the 2011 cult hit by the likes of Kavinsky, College featuring Electric Youth and Chromatics.

618w movies drive Zane Lowe curates new Drive soundtrack with Chvrches, Bastille, more

The 1975, Baauer, BANKS, Bastille, Bring Me the Horizon, Eric Prydz, Jon Hopkins, Laura Mvula, The Neighbourhood and ZCC (Simon Neil) will also feature on the new soundtrack. Read more…


Converge and At The Gates team up for 2015 co-headlining tour

Massachusetts hardcore outfit Converge will tour in 2015 with recently reunited Swedish death metal legends At the Gates. The two are hitting the road for the fourth incarnation of Decibel Magazine’s curated metal tour.

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Paul McCartney unearths lost duet with John Bonham, “Beware My Love”

On November 4th, Paul McCartney will reissue a deluxe edition of Wings’ fifth album, Wings at the Speed of Sound. Among the collection’s bonus material is a previously unreleased version of LP track “Beware My Love” featuring Led Zeppelin’s own John Bonham handling the drumming duties. Premiered during a Twitter Q&A with Macca, the long-lost take includes an especially hard-hitting bridge courtesy of Bonham’s percussive prowess.

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