1. Watch the 2015 Brit Awards Right Here

    February 25, 2015 1:47 PM EST The 2015 Brit Awards -- which are more-or-less the British equivalent of the Grammys -- are here! Even if you're not one of the Queen's subjects, there are plenty of reasons to watch this worldwide livestream of the awards show. Reasons like:  Taylor Swift ,  Kanye West ,  Madonna ,…

  2. Pulp's 'Disco 2000' Inspiration, Deborah Bone, Dies at 51

    January 02, 2015 2:25 PM EST Deborah Bone, a British mental health nurse and the inspiration behind Pulp 's hit single "Disco 2000," passed away at the age of 51 on Tuesday (Dec. 30). According to local newspaper The Comet , Bone moved to Letchworth, a town in Hertfordshire, England, at the age of 10,…

  3. Jarvis Cocker Is Still Alive

    December 22, 2014 4:05 PM EST Joe Cocker , he of that unforgettable rendition of "With a Little Help From My Friends," died today at the age of 70 , reportedly from complications related to lung cancer. Jarvis Cocker , frontman of britpop legends Pulp , is very much alive (he played Vice 's 20th birthday…

  4. Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Karen O Sing Dizzying Set List at Vice Anniversary Party

    December 06, 2014 3:37 PM EST "It's gonna be crazy but it's gonna be fun. There will be covers, originals, spontaneous orgasms -- enjoy yourselves.” To celebrate its 20th year, Vice rented out the Brooklyn Navy Yard's Duggal Greenhouse on Friday night (Dec. 5) for the kind of hybrid, manic, alien…

  5. Watch: Lil Wayne Speaks Publicly About Cash Money & Birdman Battle

    December 06, 2014 2:33 PM EST Two days after tweeting that Cash Money Records and Birdman refuse to release his new album, Tha Carter V , Lil Wayne spoke out in public about the battle on Friday night (Dec. 5). Lil Wayne: Birdman & Cash Money Records 'Refuse to Release' 'Tha Carter V' “I was…

  6. Album Review: Former My Chemical Frontman Gerard Way Graduates to Glossy Britpop on ‘Hesitant Alien’

    September 30, 2014 4:53 PM EDT Those looking for a "Helena," or a return to the opera-rock of My Chemical Romance 's 2006 winner The Black Parade , on former MCR lead singer Gerard Way 's solo debut, Hesitant Alien , should keep the receipt. On the LP, which comes in the wake of My Chemical Romance&…

  7. Gerard Way Forgets My Chemical Romance, Goes Full '80s in New 'No Shows' Video

    August 19, 2014 11:44 AM EDT Solo debut 'Hesitant Alien' drops Set. 30 on Reprise Records. Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way isn’t rocking out like a vampire anymore. He’s gone full-on British rock for his upcoming solo debut and just dropped an awesome new video for a fuzzy pop-rocker called “No…

  8. Beck, Jenny Lewis & Conor Oberst: Watch Their Late Night Performances

    July 29, 2014 10:35 AM EDT Beck puts his comedy skills to the test with Stephen Colbert A trio of indie rock standbys gave their fans reason to flip through the channels Monday night just before bedtime. Grabbing the biggest spotlight was Beck, who appeared on Colbert Report for an interview and a two-song performance.…

  9. Beck Faces Grim Reaper & His 'Loser' Past in 'Heart Is a Drum' Video

    July 29, 2014 9:29 AM EDT Beck 's "Heart Like a Drum" video is a lovely, eerie and meditative clip that finds the master singer-songwriter wandering around an abandoned farm with the Grim Reaper, astronauts (or at least the '50s comic book version of astronauts) and a swagged-out version of himself…

  10. Beck Announces 'Song Reader' Album with Jack White, Jack Black & More

    July 09, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Beck's quirky sheet music project is about to come to life Back in 2012, Beck released a little experiment "album" that existed solely in the form of sheet music. Now, two years later, "Song Reader" is getting a proper release, with an impressive, genre-hopping cast…

  11. Pulp’s ‘Common People’ Declared Top Of The Britpops

    April 14, 2014 6:38 AM EDT Pulp’s classic 1995 song “Common People” has been voted as the No. 1 anthem of the Britpop era.  The Jarvis Cocker-led group came out on top of the BBC Radio 6 Music poll ahead of songs by the Verve, Oasis, Blur, Suede, the Bluetones and Ash. In its heyday, Pulp was everyone’s second-favorite…

  12. Nine Inch Nails' 'The Downward Spiral' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track

    March 07, 2014 4:46 PM EST Before Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor did upstanding things like marry, procreate, get ripped, and win an Academy Award , he made one of the most upsetting, misunderstood, and enduring album of the ‘90s, “The Downward Spiral,” which turns 20 on March 8. With bleak cover art based on a…

  13. Pulp Teams With LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy on 'After You': Listen

    December 27, 2012 11:45 AM EST Alt-rock heroes Pulp have teamed up with their S.S. Coachella shipmate, LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy, for a newly released song, "After You," that was issued online at midnight on Christmas (Dec. 25). According to Pitchfork , parts of "After You" were written by…

  14. Members of The Who, Franz Ferdinand Seek Pussy Riot Release

    August 02, 2012 9:10 AM EDT Some of Britain's leading musicians have published a letter calling for Russian officials to release a punk band that has been jailed following a protest in Moscow's main cathedral. The Who's Pete Townshend, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys, Alex…

  15. Coachella 2012: 12 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    April 14, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Pulp, Mazzy Star, James, Refused... (What Decade Is This?) Also: Scorching Rock From Black Keys & Gary Clark, Jr. on Day 1 More than the dry wit of Pulp , Swedish punk of Refused or the trippy pyrotechnics of Swedish House Mafia , the opening day of the opening weekend of Coachella 2012…

  16. Watch Pulp Make Triumphant U.S. Return on 'Jimmy Fallon'

    April 10, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Although Pulp 's too-short U.S. tour kicks off tonight (Apr. 10) at Radio City Music Hall, the reunited Britpop legends rocked another New York venue -- the set of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" -- with a two-song performance on Monday night. With the dapper Jarvis Cocker…

  17. Pulp Announces More U.S. Tour Dates

    January 23, 2012 11:45 AM EST Although Pulp reunited last year for a string of overseas tour dates, the group never brought their Britpop anthems back to the states. Fortunately, U.S. fans will finally get to see Jarvis Cocker and co. in action this April, when Pulp play a handful of stateside shows for the first time in…

  18. Coachella 2012: Radiohead, Dr. Dre, Black Keys and Punk Reunions Top Lineup

    January 09, 2012 7:07 PM EST The 2012 Coachella lineup has arrived. The SoCal festival's eagerly awaited lineup was posted to its Facebook page on Monday, where it met with a flurry of comments from fans and haters alike. There's plenty to discuss: the festival, which expands to a second weekend this year, will…

  19. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys to Honor George Harrison, Pitchfork Fest Comes to NYC

    October 12, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Alicia Keys' Charity to Honor George Harrison Alicia Keys' charity will pay tribute to late Beatle guitarist George Harrison with a star-studded concert in New York City next month. Her charity, called…

  20. The Strokes & Jarvis Cocker Cover The Cars at Reading Festival: Watch

    August 29, 2011 3:29 PM EDT As if The Strokes covering The Cars was not enough NME cred for one stage, Julian Casablancas and company were joined by '90s Britpop star and Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker at the Reading Festival this past weekend across the pond. In a genuine aww -enducing moment, Casablancas seemed…

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