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Freddie Mercury will return to the stage for We Will Rock You anniversary

Freddie Mercury will return to the stage for We Will Rock You anniversary

GregJohnson May 12, 2012 0

Legendary Queen guitarist, Brian May, has announced that Freddie Mercury will “appear” on stage during a special performance of We Will Rock You, the West End show inspired by the band’s music. According to

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Top 10 covers that completely reimagine their original versions

Top 10 covers that completely reimagine their original versions

GregJohnson May 11, 2012 0

Last week we posted up the top ten cover versions of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know. Our list featured a number of re-workings that were quite the departure compared to the chart

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The Shetland Isles set to be invaded by a musical Transformer

The Shetland Isles set to be invaded by a musical Transformer

GregJohnson May 11, 2012 0

Michael Bay’s big budget, blockbuster film series, Transformers, tells the story of an Earth based war between the Autobots and Decepticons; robotic aliens from another world whose battles level entire cities and threaten the

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Write a cheesy British Cheddar anthem and win a weekend with Alex James

Write a cheesy British Cheddar anthem and win a weekend with Alex James

GregJohnson May 11, 2012 0

A page of cheesy lyrics would usually be the last thing a budding songwriter would wish to come up with, but this week a new national competition was launched seeking to find a lyricist

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Win a Fender Telecaster, Fender Jazz bass & Mapex Saturn Snare Courtesy of Rockschool

Win a Fender Telecaster, Fender Jazz bass & Mapex Saturn Snare Courtesy of Rockschool

GregJohnson May 1, 2012 0

To celebrate the launch of their new fourth syllabus, Rockschool are offering three lucky winners the chance to win one of the instruments featured on the cover of their new edition books: a Fender

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Interview: Sweet Billy Pilgrim’s Tim Elsenburg on lyrics, albums and songwriting

Interview: Sweet Billy Pilgrim’s Tim Elsenburg on lyrics, albums and songwriting

GregJohnson April 30, 2012 0

We chat to Tim Elsenburg about the band's new album, his writing process and the challenges faced when working with new collaborators

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What happens during a Songwriting Week?

What happens during a Songwriting Week?

GregJohnson April 30, 2012 0

Songwriting weeks (or boot camps as they’re sometimes known) are an integral part of the music publishing industry and one of the most exciting events on any label or publisher’s annual calendar. A few

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Wibble, wobble: making music with jelly

Wibble, wobble: making music with jelly

GregJohnson April 29, 2012 0

To most people, wobbly basslines are something you’d expect to hear pounding away on a dubstep track, but now, thanks to the work of two French designers and some clever chemistry, the wibbles and

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Adele, XL and 6Music win big at the Music Week Awards 2012

Adele, XL and 6Music win big at the Music Week Awards 2012

GregJohnson April 27, 2012 0

The luminaries of the music industry descended upon the Music Week Awards 2012 last night, which took place at The Brewery, central London. Organised by Music Week, the trade paper for the UK’s recording

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Do musicians have to be entrepreneurs to be successful?

Do musicians have to be entrepreneurs to be successful?

GregJohnson April 26, 2012 0

Being a professional musician is hard work – it always has been – but in a volatile and ever-shifting music industry, more is required of successful musicians than ever. Whether they’re holed up in home

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