Sam Smith has opened up about their experience with transphobia in the UK, admitting that they face more instances of public abuse at home than they do abroad. READ MORE: Sam Smith – ‘Gloria’ review: the most vital work of their career To celebrate the release of their fourth album, ‘Gloria’, Smith sat down with…

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Korean-American singer Sam Kim’s father was killed in a robbery in Seattle. Antenna Music, Kim’s management agency, confirmed the news in a statement released January 26. “We would be grateful if you could convey your condolences to Sam Kim who lost his father and pray for the deceased,” the agency’s statement reads, as translated by…

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Harry Styles has once again made waves accidentally during a show on his ‘Love On Tour’, splitting a pair of custom Gucci trousers mid-song in Los Angeles. READ MORE: Harry Styles – ‘Harry’s House’ review: grounded star finds home is where the heart is The moment happened during Styles’ show at the Kia Forum on Thursday…

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U2 have shared the second preview of their upcoming ‘Songs Of Surrender’ compilation – an album of “reimagined and re-recorded” songs from across their catalogue – putting a modern spin on their classic hit ‘With Or Without You’. READ MORE: Bono live in London: U2 frontman brings his memoir to life with songs and fascinating stories…

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Depeche Mode have begun teasing the imminent release of new music – likely the first single from their upcoming 15th album, ‘Memento Mori’ – with a cryptic countdown published on their website. READ MORE: Depeche Mode tell us about emotional new album ‘Memento Mori’ and losing Andy Fletcher Plugged with a post on their official…

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Faithless have shared their first online message since the death of Maxi Jazz, paying tribute to their late friend and former bandmate.  Real name Maxwell Fraser, the founding Faithless member – who sung, played guitar and produced in the band – died on December 24, 2022 at the age of 65. He fronted the band…

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Jane’s Addiction have shared an update on their touring plans without guitarist Dave Navarro, who was sidelined last year due to his continued struggles with long COVID (the sustained illnesses one can suffer after recovering from COVID-19). READ MORE: Jane’s Addiction and Smashing Pumpkins live in New York City: ’90s legends stage a hit-filled fiery…

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The Reytons have landed their first Number One album with ‘What’s Rock And Roll?’. The group, from South Yorkshire, is made up of Jonny Yerrell, Lee Holland, Joe O’Brien and Jamie Todd. They’ve reached the Number One slot today (January 27) with their third, independently released album. Previously, the band had Top 40 success with…

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An investigation into the recent crowd crush at O2 Academy Brixton – where two women died as a result of overcrowding – has a “strong possibility of [leading to] criminal charges”, according to the case’s senior investigating officer, Metropolitan Police detective chief inspector (DCI) Nigel Penney. On December 15, 2022, Brixton Academy was swarmed by…

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Concert promoters in Vienna have cancelled an appearance by Pantera scheduled for this summer. It comes just days after festival organisers in Germany cancelled two performances by the band after a backlash to their planned appearance at Rock Im Park and Rock Am Ring 2023. The reformed band, featuring Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown, Zakk Wylde…

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