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Andrew Fletcher, R.I.P.

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Andy Fletcher aka Fletch has died.

Suede announce new LP 'Autofiction'

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Suede will return with a new album in September.

Classic Alternative - Episode #257: Disarray

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Classic Alternative - Episode #257: Disarray

Robert Smith gives update on new album from The Cure

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Robert Smith has given an update on Songs Of A Lost World , the new album from The Cure . Talking exclusively with NME , he revealed that the follow up to 2008's 4:13 Dream still isn't finished but will be out by the time The Cure's tour kicks off in October. Smith called the whole process "quite harrowing" and explained: "Essentially it’s a 12 track album. It’s there, it’s kind of half-mixed and half-finished. It’s a weird thing. It’s kind of evolved over the last two years. It hasn’t always been a good thing to have been left alone with it. You pick at it, like picking at seams, and everything falls apart." Smith blames himself for the delay, stating that "a lot of the songs are difficult to sing," which is why it has taken so long. Musically Smith says that the album is the best thing The Cure has done and the band's hardcore fanbase should love it. He described the album's sound as dark and relentless, and says the album i

The Cure, Cocteau Twins, Peter Gabriel, and Paul Heaton honored at The Ivors

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The Ivor Novello awards aka Ivors took place Thursday night in London.

The Cure photo book 'Stills' coming this fall

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A new photo book collecting pictures of The Cure has been announced.

The Chills announce North American tour

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The Chills are heading to US and Toronto this fall. The New Zealand legends have announced a fall tour in support of their 2021 album Scatterbrain . The Scatterbrain Storms tour kicks off October 16th in New York and includes a Detroit area stop at the Magic Bag in Ferndale on October 19th. Tickets for the tour are on sale now. For more details on the tour visit the Chills here . The Chills - North American tour Oct 16 - New York, NY @ City Winery Oct 18 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern Oct 19 - Ferndale, MI @ The Magic Bag Oct 21 - Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village Oct 22 - Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club Oct 24 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre Oct 27 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey Oct 28 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios Oct 30 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapet Nov 01 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo Nov 02 - Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer Nov 04 - Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress Nov 06 - Austin, TX @ Antone's Nov 07 - Fort Worth, TX @ Tulips Nov 09 - Nashville, TN @ City Winer

Ian Curtis, R.I.P.

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Ian Curtis , R.I.P.

Echo & The Bunnymen bring '40 Years Of Magical Songs' to North America

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Echo And The Bunnymen bring their 40th anniversary tour to North America this summer.

Sun's Signature featuring Elizabeth Fraser premiere "Underwater"

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Sun's Signature premiered a new single.

Gorillaz announce North American tour

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Gorillaz will tour North America this fall.

Classic Alternative - Episode #256: Pastime

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Classic Alternative - Episode #256: Pastime

Morrissey delivers more phenomenal performances

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Morrissey brings more brilliance and joy to fans at his shows.

Bono releasing memoir 'Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story'

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Bono is releasing a memoir this fall.

Smashing Pumpkins + Jane's Addition tour, plus watch vintage 'Siamese Dream' era show

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Smashing Pumpkins and Jane's Addiction hit the road together in North America this fall.

Nine Inch Nails headlining Riot Fest; Bauhaus also to perform

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Nine Inch Nails are set to headline Riot Fest in September.

Video/setlist: Morrissey rocks out in Phoenix for first show of 2022

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Morrissey returned to the stage in fine form last night.

Wire to officially release bootleg 'Not About To Die'

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Wire announced plans to officially release Not About To Die .

The Cult announce North American tour

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The Cult announced a North American tour.

Ash reissue '1977' on vinyl

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Ash will reissue 1977 in July.

Paul Heaton throws 60th birthday celebration with a free round for fans across the UK and Ireland

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Paul Heaton turns 60 years old today and he's throwing a party in the UK and Ireland.

Classic Alternative - Episode #255: Rumpled

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Classic Alternative - Episode #255: Rumpled

Ride launch archival series with live album 'Albert Hall Manchester 2015'

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Ride launched a new archival series.

Cabaret Voltaire limited edition vinyl releases coming in June

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Three of Cabaret Voltaire 's albums will be reissued next month.

Paul Weller + Suggs release new collaborative single

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Paul Weller and Suggs of Madness have issued a new single.

Luna releasing expanded, limited edition of debut LP 'Lunapark'

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Luna 's debut album Lunapark will be expanded and reissued on vinyl.

Kraftwerk legend Karl Bartos to release memoir 'The Sound of the Machine'

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Karl Bartos will release his memoir in July.

The Afghan Whigs announce new LP 'How Do You Burn?' + fall tour

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The Afghan Whigs return with a new album and tour. The new album How Do You Burn? is the band's 9th studio album to date and their first new album in 5 years. The album contains 10 tracks including the previously released single "I'll Make You See God," and also features two songs with Mark Lanegan on backing vocals. Greg Dulli also revealed that it was Lanegan who came up with the title of the record. How Do You Burn? arrives September 9th and is available to pre-order here . The band will kick off a previously announced run of dates in the US next week and announced a more expansive US tour for the fall. The new set of dates kicks off September 9th (record release day) in Minneapolis and includes a Detroit stop at Saint Andrew's Hall on September 12th. Pre-sales for the fall tour kick off tomorrow (May 4th) followed by the general onsale May 6th. Head here for details on the tour. Along with the album and tour news, The Afghan Whigs unveiled a new so

Classic Alternative - Episode #254: Stylings

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Classic Alternative - Episode #254: Stylings

Robbie Grey of Modern English launches new project Man A Monster

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Modern English vocalist Robbie Grey launched a new side project Man A Monster .