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Tenacious D are back with a hilarious new music video mini-movie

Tenacious D are back with a hilarious new music video mini-movie

GregJohnson March 27, 2012 0

Six years on from the release of their second album, The Pick of Destiny, Tenacious D have returned! The comedy rock duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gas first burst onto the scene in

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Is Adele’s 21 better than Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon?

Is Adele’s 21 better than Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon?

GregJohnson March 26, 2012 1

We’ve all heard the defensive fan riposte when their favourite act is criticised, especially when the artist is a major chart topping block-buster name. “How can they not be good? They’ve sold seven million records!”

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Learn To Play Day 2012: Rock legends announce their support for National Learn to Play Day

Learn To Play Day 2012: Rock legends announce their support for National Learn to Play Day

GregJohnson March 7, 2012 0

If they hadn’t first picked up an instrument in their youth, the world’s biggest rock legends would not be who they went onto become. Eager to see the next generation of musicians to enter

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Sebastian: the amazing remote-controlled, cyber conductor

Sebastian: the amazing remote-controlled, cyber conductor

GregJohnson March 7, 2012 2

Have you been at a classical concert and thought to yourself: “I really wish I could control this performance with a remote control, from the comfort of my own seat”? Well now you can, thanks

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Violin made from Japanese tsunami driftwood goes on tour

Violin made from Japanese tsunami driftwood goes on tour

GregJohnson March 2, 2012 0

A violin that has been partially made using driftwood from last year’s devastating Japanese tsunami is going on a world tour. It will be played by 1,000 musicians in a ‘musical relay’. Marking the

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Radiohead debut two tracks in Miami to kick off their 2012 world tour

Radiohead debut two tracks in Miami to kick off their 2012 world tour

GregJohnson February 28, 2012 0

Radiohead have debuted two brand new tracks on the first night of their latest world tour in Miami. The first, Identikit, bears some clear parentage to King of Limbs but with a more melodic,

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Birmingham Opera Company and John Peel’s archives to take part in digital arts project

Birmingham Opera Company and John Peel’s archives to take part in digital arts project

GregJohnson February 28, 2012 0

Birmingham Opera Company has become one of 53 organisations, musicians and artists commissioned to take part in The Space, a new experimental digital arts platform in the UK. It will give a multimedia live

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Why does Adele’s Someone Like You get us sobbing?

Why does Adele’s Someone Like You get us sobbing?

GregJohnson February 24, 2012 0

The past 12 months have been a whirlwind success for Adele, topped off with six Grammy Awards and two Brit Awards this month. But why is she so successful and why do people get

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You ask, we answer! “Who was the choral composer I Burnell?”

You ask, we answer! “Who was the choral composer I Burnell?”

GregJohnson February 14, 2012 0

Miriam Grossman Menascé headed to the musicroom facebook with a query: “I would like to have some information about the composer I. Burnell. Our chorus is going to sing his passiontide cantata, “For us

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Tributes pour in for singer Whitney Houston

Tributes pour in for singer Whitney Houston

GregJohnson February 13, 2012 0

The tributes have come pouring in for Whitney Houston, who died at the weekend in Los Angeles. She was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel before she was due to attend a Grammy

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