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Producer Will Producer Will | 13:15 UK time, Tuesday, 3 May 2011


Buddy Holly


Over a weekend which read like a fairytale with a girl becoming a princess and the baddy being captured, there has still been an awful lot going on in the world of music which has brought the blogs, zines and discussion board to life. 

Details of a Buddy Holly tribute album have surfaced, featuring a number of huge acts including Florence and the Machine, Paul McCartney, Cee Lo Green, Julian Casablancas, Lou Reed and many more.

The legendary singer passed away in 1959 at the age of just 22 and the album will be released on June 28 – for full list of collaborators and more details go to Room Thirteen.

Wild Beasts’ new album, Smother,  is available now to stream ahead of its full release on May 9. New Zealand site, Under the Radar, have it up as well as an interview with lead singer Hayden Thorpe.

Spinner have been talking to Joey Santiago and David Lovering of the Pixies, and musings of a new album came out of their chat. Not only this, but it seems Bono has even pleaded with them for new material – read the full interview.

The Franz Ferdinand EP which was released for Record Store Day featuring their favourite artists – like LCD Soundsystem and Peaches - covering their own songs is now up on Soundcloud.

The Quietus received news from record label Cherry Red, informing them they have signed The Fall for some new material.

Calvin Harris is back, and this time has teamed up with US star Kelis - Details of My Life So Far has more information.

Both teen-bopper Justin Bieber and techno DJ Deadmau5 have been attacked in Australia (details); while also down under, Katy Perry’s cover of YouTube sensation Rebecca Black has become, well, a YouTube sensation


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