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Spandau Ballet announce World and UK tour dates

One of the most successful and influential British bands of all time return this year.

Vinyl is back, at least when it comes to phonograph records

Record shops are dying out and CD purchases are dwindling, but the love for old-fashioned records is still alive - and the market is thriving.

Leonard Cohen announces world tour

Immediately following his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Leonard Cohen announced his world tour...

Raising hell in the sun: Goths go on cruises

Members of a subculture known more for doom and gloom and pale faces challenge stereotypes (and have a great time) on an annual tropical outing called GothCruise...

Led Zeppelin guitarist fractures finger

The Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert is moved to December after Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page hurts hand...

Indian-born singer set to take UK charts by storm

Singer/songwriter Shayan Italia and his debut self-titled album are tipped to feature big in 2008...

Led Zeppelin cause internet meltdown

Within minutes of the announcement of the Led Zep show in London on Wednesday, an estimated 20 million fans around the world rushed to register for tickets...

Vanessa-Mae: The long journey of a wunderkind

Violinist Vanessa-Mae has often been described as a "child prodigy", here she attributes success to "anal retentiveness"... and her "rocker granny".

Review: Kelly Clarkson, My December

Some artists go through the transitionary process too fast, others get it spot-on. Kelly Clarkson manages the latter with her third album, My December...

Online radio and musicians unite for survival

A new ruling on royalties has put online radio stations and musicians on the offensive...


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