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Updated: Radiohead disaster in Toronto as drum technician Scott Johnson dies in stage collapse

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June 17, 2012
Radiohead Toronto cancelled - picture of Toronto subway station television monitor

Editorial Radiohead’s concert at Downsview Park, Toronto tonight was cancelled after a stage collapse pre-show left one man dead and three other people injured. Update: 17/06/2012, 11.33 am – The man killed has now been named as Scott Johnson, a drum technician from South Yorkshire. Sources including the BBC have confirmed...
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Tom Gabel to begin living life as a woman

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May 9, 2012
Tom Gabel to begin living life as a woman

Tom Gabel performing with Against Me! in Toronto, 2008 – photo Brian Banks, Music Vice Against Me! singer Tom Gabel has revealed she is transgender and plans to begin living as a woman under the name Laura Jane Grace. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Tom reveals how he has been...
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Levon Helm, 1940-2012

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April 20, 2012
Levon Helm - photo Ahron R. Foster, from LevonHelm.com

Everybody has their favourite member of The Band. Mine was always Levon Helm. “Levon Helm” always seems like a cheap answer to the question of “Who’s your favourite member”; there’s something about saying that the guy who sang lead on a group’s three undeniably most famous songs is your favourite that...
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The Flaming Lips to play free Yonge-Dundas Square show at NXNE 2012

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April 17, 2012
The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne at Osheaga music festival 2011, Montreal - photo by Liz Keith, Music Vice

Flame on! THE FLAMING LIPS have been announced as Saturday night headliners for this year’s North By North East (NXNE) music festival in Toronto this June. Wayne Coyne and his fantastic band of merry-makers will light up Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto on Saturday, 16 June at 22:00 with a free show....
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Scottish Album of the Year Award nominees announced

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April 12, 2012
We Were Promised Jet Packs - photo Nic Shonfield

Edinburgh We Were Promised Jetpacks are one of 20 bands nominated for the inaugural Scottish Album of the Year Award Support for music in Scotland has been given a much needed boost with the creation of The Scottish Album of the Year Award and a £20,000 grand prize. The Scottish Music...
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UK release list annouced for Record Store Day 2012

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March 20, 2012
Record Store Day 2012

350 bands have announced special vinyl records in the UK release list for Record Store Day 2012. Saturday 21st April 2012 is the date of this year’s international Record Store Day and the UK list is the first to be announced. Thousands of record stores all over the world participate in...
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Listen to Jack White’s new single “Sixteen Saltines”

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March 14, 2012
Listen to Jack White’s new single “Sixteen Saltines”

Jack White – photo Brian Banks Jack White has released has made his new single “Sixteen Saltines” available for online play — listen below using the embedded music player. “Sixteen Saltines” is the first single from Jack White’s forthcoming debut solo album Blunderbuss. Blunderbuss is available for pre-order via Amazon with...
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Plan B brings the London riots to music and film with Ill Manors

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March 13, 2012
Plan B - ill Manors album artwork

Brit Award-winning artist Plan B (aka Ben Drew) has announced details of his forthcoming album, Ill Manors, which is set for release through Atlantic Records on Monday, May 7th. The album is the follow to Plan B’s quadruple platinum-selling album The Defamation of Strickland Banks. Speaking album the new album, Plan...
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Garbage announce east coast North America dates – Toronto tickets on sale Friday

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March 13, 2012
Garbage - photo Autumn DeWilde

Garbage – photo Autumn DeWilde Scottish-American rock band Garbage have announced east coast US and Canada tour. Glasgow-born singer Shirley Manson will join bandmates Butch Vig, Duke Erikson and Steve Marker on the road as the band tour in support of their forthcoming fifth studio album Not Your Kind Of People. ...
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Radiohead Toronto and Montreal presale has sold out – General sale still to come

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March 8, 2012
Radiohead - The King Of Limbs album artwork

The RADIOHEAD presale for Toronto, Montreal and remaining US 2012 tour dates went live sometime after 10.15 am EST today. The presale for Toronto and Montreal via Radiohead’s W.a.s.t.e. website has sold out. The general sale is still to come. Some people have messaged me on Twitter to say that were...
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