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This List Of The 100 Greatest Guitar Riffs Of All Time Will Confuse You

What are the most iconic guitar riffs of all time? That was the question put to the UK as part of BBC’s celebration of the instrument in a week-long series of special broadcasts, documentaries, and live performances – culminating in a listener poll of the 100 greatest riffs ever. Spanning over half-a-century...

You’ll Never Guess What The Top Selling Vinyl Albums Of The Last 23 Years Are

Jack White’s tricked-out Lazaretto Ultra LP has already been named as the best selling vinyl album of 2014 with its record-breaking first-week sales. But now nearly two months on from its June release, Lazaretto has been crowned the biggest-selling vinyl LP of any year in the last two decades. According to Billboard, White has now shifted 60,000 vinyl copies of Lazaretto...

Musicians Implicated In Tax Scam & 9 More Industry Updates You Should Know

All four members of Arctic Monkeys, George Michael, Take That’s Gary Barlow, and Katie Melua have all been implicated in a tax avoidance scam. The high profile musicians have been listed among a list of over 1,600 British celebrities, power brokers, and prominent cultural figures who collectively have attempted to shelter £1.2...

The 7 Things You Should Do At Montreal’s Osheaga

If NXNE is Canada’s answer to SXSW then the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival is Montreal’s Coachella. While that statement holds true to this festival’s ability to piece together large scale lineups it doesn’t stand for the event’s audience capacity. Coachella’s 75,000 crowd capacity easily dwarfs the Canadian festival’s 40,000 limit,...

Arctic Monkeys Perform A World-Class Set Full Of Swagger & Rock

Pond came in with scorching guitar effects and all synths blazing. Supporting the Arctic Monkeys is not an easy ask, but the psychedelic rockers handled it with style. Their mighty sound coalesced with cleverly induced feedback, intense looping, and delayed effects seemed to signal the apocalypse. Anticipation was seething as...

This Arctic Monkeys Cover Of Tame Impala Will Blow Your Mind

Arctic Monkeys are currently in the middle of their biggest headline Australian tour to date, and after rocking audiences in New Zealand, Sydney, and Brisbane, the Sheffield rock four-piece checked into Triple J this morning for the station’s Like A Version segment. Frontman Alex Turner (rocking his 50s greaser look)...

Rock en Seine

Few festivals can boast that their location was designed by André Le Nôtre. If that name means nothing to you than perhaps the landscape architect’s work on the park of the Palace Of Versailles might ring a few bells. Designed in the 17th century the location was the first park...

Aussie Tour Spoiler Alert: Arctic Monkeys

It would be fair to say that New Zealand was well overdue for a visit from Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys. It was way back in 2009 for the Big Day Out tour that Auckland last got a chance to see Britain’s all conquering four-piece. After the release of last year’s critically...

6 Albums That Changed The Jungle Giants’ Lives

The Jungle Giants boast an impressive CV. Since the release of their first single ‘Mr Polite’ in 2011, the Brisbane four-piece have enjoyed extensive Triple J play, performed at Splendour In The Grass and Big Day Out, sold out tours across the country, and supported indie-pop heavyweights Two Door Cinema...

Watch Lorde & Disclosure Perform Live Mash-Up At BRIT Awards 2014

The BRIT Awards 2014 are happening right now (watch the live stream here) with a range of live performances from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Rudimental, Beyoncé – and closing the night – a super-medley between Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams (wearing that Grammys hat). Also teaming up at the British...

Rock Stars Imagined Wearing Tees Of Bands They Inspired

What if rock’s most celebrated and profoundly influential figures had survived – or at least were in their heyday – to meet those they had inspired? We’re talking Thom Yorke flailing uncontrollably on stage with Pink Floyd to one of their space trips, or witnessing a moody croon-off between Interpol...

Pond Join Arctic Monkeys Australian Tour 2014

The Arctic Monkeys Australian Tour 2014 has added Pond as the main support act. The Perth psychedelic rockers will opening for Arctic Monkeys on each date of their much anticipated visit this May, presented by Frontier Touring. Formed in 2008 by Nick Allbrook, Jay Watson and Joseph Ryan, Pond started...

Check Out Jagwar Ma’s Incredible Arctic Monkeys Cover

Say what you will about Triple J (and people have been saying a lot) but it’s hard to fault the Like A Version series. The national youth broadcaster’s long-running tradition of getting bands to cover their favourite songs and artists on air has already helped Triple J make ARIA chart history,...

Arctic Monkeys Say “It’s A Good Thing” Guitars Aren’t Popular Anymore

It might be stating the obvious, but Arctic Monkeys had a banner comeback with the release of their latest album, AM, last year. The Sheffield quartet’s fifth full-length release was a major hit with the Australian public, not only hitting #1 on the ARIA charts and reaching Gold sales status, but more...