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Guardians Of The Galaxy 2’s OST Is Now Available On Cassette. Yup, Cassette

Other than Dave Bautista's delightfully deadpan banter, there's nothing that makes Guardians of the Galaxy such an intergalactic hoot more than its soundtrack. The second installment in James Gunn's rollicking superhero franchise is a brilliantly affectionate throwback to '80s action movies, so it's only appropriate its nostalgic OST has just been released on cassette. You heard. Read More >>

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Simon Cowell’s Grenfell Tower Charity Hits the Streams Today

Simon and Garfunkel's musical milestone Bridge Over Troubled Water has been chosen by Simon Cowell and his consortium of celebrities as the charity record to benefit the families hit by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, with Robbie Williams, Louis Tomlinson, Brian May, Rita Ora and Stormzy among the top-tier talent to have contributed their verses to the ensemble recording. Read More >>

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Leaked Data Reveals Just How Freaking Expensive It Is to Put Spice Girls and Coldplay Songs in Crappy Movies

One of Hollywood’s top contract management firms was sent scrambling this week after informed of a breach involving a wealth of confidential and proprietary data. Contained in the leak was invaluable information about the earnings of some of the world’s biggest musical talent during the era of Now That’s What I Call Music! 45 through 74. Read More >>

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Gene Simmons Wants to Trademark Spider-Man’s ‘Thwip’ Hand Gesture

I want you to stop what you’re doing, raise your dominant hand, and imitate Spider-Man shooting webs from his wrists. Look at your hand. See that “thwip, thwip” gesture you’re making? Gene Simmons of KISS fame wants to trademark that gesture. Read More >>

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Batman and Spider-Man Composer Danny Elfman Will Now Score Justice League

Did you like the superhero music in films like Batman, Batman Returns, Spider-Man, and Spider-Man 2? Well, that composer, Danny Elfman, has taken over the duties writing music for Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Read More >>

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A 15-Piece Orchestra Played Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Than Daft Punk Themselves

When you see a 15-piece orchestra full of trumpets, violins, and cellos, you’re probably expecting to hear a little Chopin, or Mozart. But the Rundfunk-Tanzorchester Ehrenfeld (or Radio Dance Orchestra of Ehrenfeld, in english) plays a near perfect rendition of Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger in this delightful clip. Read More >>

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Doctor Who Theme Arranger Gets the Blue Plaque of Immortality

Delia Derbyshire, the innovative soundsmith of the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop and creator of the sounds of the Doctor Who theme tune is to be celebrated via the medium of the blue plaque, with the iconic memorial to be stuck on the wall of her childhood home in Coventry. Read More >>

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The Real News Today: Taylor Swift Is Back On Spotify

Taylor Swift withdrew her back catalogue from all music streaming services back in 2015, with the exception of Apple Music, which had the exclusive rights to steam 1989 and Swift's other albums. Now though, Swifty is back on Spotify and other streaming services. Read More >>

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The Stranger Things Soundtrack Cassette Contains Potentially Lethal Amounts of ’80s Nostalgia

Stranger Things already has multiple soundtrack albums pressed on fancy coloured vinyl, packaged with all the extras you’d expect. But if you’re looking to experience the sounds of the Netflix hit via a slightly more nostalgic and obscure format, a cassette version will soon be available too. Read More >>

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4,000 Google Earth Photos Were Edited and Assembled Into This Dizzying Race Across the Earth

You don’t always need a wealthy record label to create a memorable music video. As YouTube’s Adnaan demonstrates, all you need is access to the massive archive of satellite photos on Google Earth, and enough time to painstakingly assemble over 4,000 of them into a frantic race across the Earth. Read More >>

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Here’s Where Gorillaz Get All Their Unusual Samples

Daft Punk isn’t the only musical group who packs its hits full of obscure and eclectic samples. Gorillaz have been borrowing funky beats and catchy rhythms from other artists for over 16 years now, and YouTube’s Kirima Nagi has found the source of almost every last one in this comprehensive quarter-hour video. Read More >>

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Harvard A Capella Group Honours John Williams With Medley Of His Best Scores

John Williams was recently presented with an honorary doctorate in music from Harvard University, and since they couldn't sneak an entire orchestra onto the stage, one of the school's most famous a cappella groups took it upon themselves to pay musical tribute to Hollywood's most iconic composer. Read More >>

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Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Score Sounds All Sorts of Arachnid Incredible

Talk about sweet, sweet ear ambrosia. On Friday, renowned film composer Michael Giacchino shared a brief 37 second snippet of the main theme from Sony's upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. Not only is said theme instantly more memorable than any of the cues from Andrew Garfield's super forgettable Incredible Spider-Man movies, but it honours the classic '60s Spidey animated series in supremely epic style. Read More >>

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We Got Prince’s FBI File

The world was shocked when Prince died of a prescription drug overdose back in April of 2016 at the age of 57. As I often do after celebrities die, I filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation for any files it might have on the music legend. After months of delays — we were originally told that it would be released back in September 2016 — it’s finally here. Read More >>

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Chris Cornell’s Last Tweet Shows Just How Surprising His Death Was Last Night at 52

When a celebrity dies unexpectedly, there’s a strange new ritual that fans partake in as we remember the person’s contributions to our lives. We scour the internet for the social media posts for a glimpse of their last moments. In the case of Chris Cornell, the lead singer for Soundgarden who died last night at the age of 52, we have his last tweet. Read More >>