It Was Twenty Years Ago Today

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My Life Story Splits

MY LIFE STORY are the latest casualty in the ever-changing world of indiepop. NME is reporting that the band are to split following a series of farewell shows in both the UK and US. Following the disappointing sales of this year's album, "Joined Up Talking," MLS frontman Jake Shillingford has decided to put the band the rest and commence on a new project with the group's former orchestral arranger Aaron Cahill. The group was recently signed in the US by Le Grand Magistery, and it's because of that commitment that they'd like to play a few final shows Stateside as well.


Smashing Pumpkins and Select Bit the Big One

Not a great weekend for music, in general... Beyond the Smashing Pumpkins playing their last 4 1/2 hour gig at the Metro in Chicago on Saturday night (some of us Chicago-area admins of this site actually hold a bit of respect for Corgan & Co. for putting Chitown back on the music map,) we've now been informed thanks to the BBC that SELECT magazine is folding.


Great, Another Liam Kid

In case you haven't heard, a UK tabloid article has actually proven true: LIAM GALLAGHER has knocked up an All Saint! Liam and his girlfriend, All Saint Nic Appleton, are expecting. The child will be Liam's second. Oasis' live album, Familiar to Millions, hits stores tomorrow.

Martin Carr's Online Chat

By now you should know that a certain fella named MARTIN CARR, who was once in THE BOO RADLEYS, has a new project called BRAVE CAPTAIN, and has just released one heck of a debut record. What you might NOT know is that now he's chatting with YOU... Thursday night... over at INSOUND. The chat starts at 9 p.m. EST, 2 a.m. GMT - and you should go.

Unreleased Astralwerks Compilation, Rarewerks

Rarewerks from ASTRALWERKS? The label has just announced the release of a collection of rare, hard-to-find, and previously unreleased tracks from Astralwerks artists entitled "Rarewerks". Most of the tracks have not been available commercially anywhere in the world. Artists to be included are Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream, Beta Band, and Basement Jaxx. The release is scheduled to be released January 23, 2001.

Badly Drawn Boy on Conan

BADLY DRAWN BOY will be making his U.S. television debut tonight on Conan O'Brien. Set those VCR's, kids...

An American Release Date for Sigur Ros

SIGUR ROS set for American Release. Well...maybe. Interscope is trying to win over the anti-major label band. We'll keep you posted of the results.

Richard Ashcroft US Tour

The tour is back on! RICHARD ASHCROFT rescheduled his US tour for January/February 2001. And he even added a few dates just to make up for it. Check out the dates here.

Ashcroft Postpones US Tour

RICHARD ASHCROFT has postponed his entire US tour due to illness. No more details are being offered at this time, other than a statement to NME that Ashcroft is currently "at the doctor's." If/when the dates are rescheduled, we'll have 'em.