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Yes sell rights to Atlantic catalogue in deal with Warner Music Group
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Yes sell rights to Atlantic catalogue in deal with Warner Music Group

Yes have sold the rights to their recorded music catalogue under Atlantic Records – comprising their first 12 studio albums, as well as various live recordings and compilation albums – to Warner Music Group (WMG). As reported by Variety, the legendary prog-rockers’ deal comprised a total of 29 albums. It spans all of their studio efforts from 1969’s self-titled debut through to 1987’s ‘Big Generator’, as well as live albums like ‘Yesterdays’ (1975) and ‘Yesstory’ (1992), and a handful of compilations like ‘Highlights: The Very Best of Yes’ (1993) and ‘Yes Remixes’ (2003). In a statement, the band said of the occasion: “The entire Yes family came together and worked enthusiastically with Warner Music Group to secure this historic deal, ensuring that these iconic recordings will continue to ...
Tom Grennan shares new single ‘Here’, tracklisting and release date for ‘What Ifs & Maybes’
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Tom Grennan shares new single ‘Here’, tracklisting and release date for ‘What Ifs & Maybes’

Tom Grennan has shared a new preview of his upcoming third album, ‘What Ifs & Maybes’ – an emotive and triumphant number titled ‘Here’ – alongside a release date and tracklisting for the full record. READ MORE: Tom Grennan on his US attack and “different chapter” of a new album In a statement, Grennan said of the new single (via Virgin Radio): “With what’s going on in the world, with so many people struggling, affected financially, by COVID, by loads of different things, it’s one of those songs that helps you believe there is somebody in your life that is going to be there for you in the struggle.  “There’s the battle of everything. But when it’s shared with somebody else, you’re doing it together, not just on your own. So that’s what it’s about, if I’m here for you, then please be her...
Sheffield’s iconic The Leadmill releases build-your-own venue model
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Sheffield’s iconic The Leadmill releases build-your-own venue model

Iconic Sheffield venue The Leadmill has announced details of a “build-your-own Leadmill” model, with a Willy Wonka-style golden ticket hidden inside one of the packs. READ MORE: Sheffield locals on The Leadmill eviction: “It’s the cultural heart of our city – don’t rip it out” “Create your own piece of historic Leadmill memorabilia with a 3D model of the venue,” reads the item’s description. Priced at £20 and available to pre-order now from The Leadmill’s website, the model – which comes with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity – has been designed by “unique and captivating illustrator” James Fisher, and features “illustrated cameos of venue staff and regular customers”. “The 3D model is accompanied by a booklet that gives a never before seen, informative overview of the history of...
Kim Petras remixes Meghan Trainor’s viral hit ‘Made You Look’
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Kim Petras remixes Meghan Trainor’s viral hit ‘Made You Look’

Meghan Trainor has released an official remix of her viral hit ‘Made You Look’ featuring “icon” Kim Petras – check it out below. ‘Made You Look’ originally featured on Trainor’s fifth studio album ‘Takin’ It Back’ which was released at the end of last year and has gone on to rack up over 250million streams on Spotify. Yesterday (January 27) an official remix was released, featuring Kim Petras. “I had ‘Made You Look’ stuck in my head for months. It’s just so catchy and I felt like the song was like a warm hug. So I loved it right away,” said Petras in a statement. “Then when I got asked to jump on it, I was really, really excited.” “I think Meghan is such a great pop songwriter, so it was an incredible experience. I’ve never worked with an artist who wanted to track me and comp my vocals an...
Fatboy Slim, Years & Years, Andy C and more announced for Love Saves The Day 2023
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Fatboy Slim, Years & Years, Andy C and more announced for Love Saves The Day 2023

The team behind Love Saves The Day have announced the full line-up for this year’s edition, headlined by Fatboy Slim and Years & Years. READ MORE: Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Fatboy Slim The two-day festival will return to Bristol this May, taking over the Ashton Court estate on Saturday May 27 and Sunday 28. Fatboy Slim will headline the former date, topping a bill of 53 acts including Andy C, Groove Armada, Hybrid Minds, Skream, Sub Focus, Yemz and more. Years & Years will then close the festival out on Sunday, following sets from the likes of Eats Everything, Four Tet, Knucks, Overmono, Romy, Saintè, SG Lewis and Spicy Ivy. Tickets for Love Saves The Day 2023 are on sale now – find them here – with both weekend passes and single-day tickets available. Last year’s edit...
Pete Waterman says there’d be no Oasis without him, after gifting equipment to a young Noel Gallagher
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Pete Waterman says there’d be no Oasis without him, after gifting equipment to a young Noel Gallagher

Pete Waterman has revealed that there would be no Oasis without him, after he supplied a young Noel Gallagher with guitar strings. READ MORE: Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Pete Waterman Taking part in NME’s Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! quiz, Pete Waterman, music impresario and one third of ‘80s/’90s hit factory Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW), revealed that the most surprising fan of his back catalogue was probably Noel Gallagher. “I’ve had some absolutely unbelievable conversations with him,” Waterman said. “When he was a gas fitter in Manchester, my studio was across the road from him, so he’d nip over at lunchtime and steal my guitar strings because he couldn’t afford them. “He always credits me with giving him his start. Without my free guitar strings, he couldn’t have car...
Listen to Ben Gibbard’s theme song for new Harrison Ford comedy ‘Shrinking’
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Listen to Ben Gibbard’s theme song for new Harrison Ford comedy ‘Shrinking’

Ben Gibbard has shared the theme song he wrote for new AppleTV+ comedy Shrinking, which stars Harrison Ford and Jason Segal – check it out below. READ MORE: ‘Shrinking’ review: this sickly sweet psych-sitcom will give you a headache The Postal Service frontman co-wrote Shrinking’s theme song ‘Frightening Fishes’ alongside composer Tom Howe (Ted Lasso, The Great British Bake Off). According to a synopsis, Shrinking “follows a grieving therapist who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives … including his own.” The show stars Segal as the grieving therapist, with Ford playing a senior colleague. The first two episodes of Shrinking are out now on AppleTV+ while yo...
Listen to Green Day’s previously unheard ‘Nimrod’ demo ‘Black Eyeliner’
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Listen to Green Day’s previously unheard ‘Nimrod’ demo ‘Black Eyeliner’

Green Day have released ‘Nimrod XX’ – a deluxe reissue of their fifth album, ‘Nimrod’, celebrating its 20th anniversary – featuring a previously unheard demo titled ‘Black Eyeliner’. READ MORE: The Big Read – Green Day: “We live our lives as if we have nothing” The last of 14 bonus tracks on the record, ‘Black Eyeliner’ is significant because it went on to be repurposed into two different songs: ‘Church On Sunday’ from Green Day’s ‘Nimrod’ follow-up ‘Warning’ (which itself arrived in 2000), and ‘Kill Your Friends’ from 2018’s ‘Love Is For Losers’, the debut album by Billie Joe Armstrong’s side-project The Longshot. ‘Black Eyeliner’ and ‘Church On Sunday’ both feature the same pre-chorus, with Armstrong singing: “Bloodshot, deadbeat / Lack of sleep / Making your mascara bleed / Tears down y...
Sam Smith opens up about transphobia in the UK: “I’m being abused in the street more than I ever have”
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Sam Smith opens up about transphobia in the UK: “I’m being abused in the street more than I ever have”

Sam Smith has opened up about their experience with transphobia in the UK, admitting that they face more instances of public abuse at home than they do abroad. READ MORE: Sam Smith – ‘Gloria’ review: the most vital work of their career To celebrate the release of their fourth album, ‘Gloria’, Smith sat down with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe for an exhaustive interview; in addition to the album itself, the pair dove deep into topics like mental health, Smith’s recent trip to the White House, their appearance on Saturday Night Live, and their return to the touring circuit. At one point in the chat, Lowe asked Smith how they’ve felt since their coming out; the singer first opened up about their transness in 2017, identifying theirself as genderqueer in an interview with The Sunday Times, before la...
Priscilla Presley “truly overwhelmed” by support after Lisa Marie Presley’s death
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Priscilla Presley “truly overwhelmed” by support after Lisa Marie Presley’s death

Priscilla Presley has taken to Twitter to thank fans for their overwhelming support following the death of her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. Lisa Marie Presley, the singer-songwriter and only child of Elvis, died at the age of 54 earlier this month following her sudden admission to hospital for a medical emergency. A memorial service for the late singer took place on the front lawn of the Presley family’s Graceland home and museum in Memphis, Tennessee earlier this week (January 22). Following the service, Priscilla Presley thanked fans for their support. Priscilla Presley speaks at Lisa Marie Presley’s memorial service. Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ABA “Thank you all for your condolences, you have touched me with your words. It has been a very difficult time but just knowing your...
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