Black Sabbath Guitarist Suffering from Lymphoma

Very little to go on here, but the breaking news on Black Sabbath's Facebook page is that Tony Iommi is suffering from 'lymphoma'. Whether or not this refers to the condition...

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Primus to play two special RAH shows.

After returning to the UK for the first time in 14 years in 2011, for 2 special sold out shows, the band will play 2 special nights, 2 different shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall on April 4 +...

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Into the Unknown: Sharon Van Etten

As it’s the new year it seems right and proper to look forward, and how nice it is too. What’s even nicer is to get your teeth into some blood-bubbling new music. We look forward to...

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Dragonforce – intimate 100 club performance

Metal heroes Dragonforce have announced their first UK headline show with new singer Marc Hudson at London's 100 Club in Oxford Street on 16th Feb.  Get your tickets now for the power metal...

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Real-Life Laser Tricorder Developed

But will it work on green-blooded goblins? Star Trek Tricorder revisited: Toward a genre of medical scanners A hand-held scanner, reminiscent of the fictional Star Trek medical Tricorder, images...

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Loitered Lens: Joel Sarakula [Pics]

Hipster Folk and laid back dirt rave, gypsy funk with a grow-mo pomo comb-over…  Vicariously talented wunderkind Joel Sarakula has been a collectors item  for a number of years...

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Dillinger Escape Plan and Mastodon UK Tour

Seriously intense music is heading this way!  Mastodon have released wagon burning, World or Warcraft Psych-rock masterpiece after masterpiece! Dillinger Escape Plan are in a rare league of...

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Woods of Ypres frontman David Gold was tragically killed

Woods of Ypres frontman David Gold was tragically killed in a road traffic accident on 21st December, outside Barrie, in his home country of Canada.  In accordance with the wishes of David's...

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Lubomyr Melnyk’s Debut UK Performance

Continuing their eclectic and frankly fascinating programme of musical events, London's Cafe OTO hosts superfast 'continuous music' pioneer Lubomyr Melnyk in his debut UK performance. A...

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OWS 2012: Still Resisting

In my opinion, when people opine that the OWS movement is about — or should be about — the airing of this particular grievance or that it must bandy this or that particular demand —...

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Nano-Wires, Quantum Electrics

Quantum-scaled nano-cables.  Pretty nifty, no doubt whatsoever. But until someone figures out how to make a molecular plug, socket, or screwdriver, the applications are somewhat murky. Enough...

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The Free Music Mirage

Putting an End to a Persistent Illusion Steadily, over the course of the last 10 years, the idea that recorded music "has" to be free has been transformed from a radical stance taken by...

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Multitasking Bats

Driving whilst listening to a partner yelling instructions? Hardly ideal. Luckily, bats are pretty good at it. Although perhaps not the one in the video…. Washington, D.C. – Imagine...

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Cockroaches, Clubs and Clocks: An Academic in Africa

I have missed being here, and it is good to be back.  I think I have missed the life and the people rather than the place itself though.  The familiarity which has made it so easy to settle...

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Wobble and Levene Team up to perform Metal Box!

In perhaps the best news we've heard in a while it seems that P.I.L founder Jah Wobble and Keith Levene are teaming up to perform Metal Box in Dub in Tokyo.  For many this may mean close to...

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Trace Elements: Screamer

Back in the sixties, teenage girls in their thousands would cram into concerts given by The Beatles and scream hysterically from first note to last. The songs were seldom heard. Those teens could...

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Pulling Faces to Survive

If you've spent any of the last few days with family, or a partner's family, you've very likely had to resist the urge to pull faces. You've probably also had to resist the urge to...

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Loitered Lens: Intense [Pics]

UK Metal's Ronseal Band… Intense struggle against adversity and finally give the audience what they want: Drama and penicillin.  Reading through the history of the band it becomes...

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