Monthly Archives: July 2012

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The Top Five Craziest Things We’ve Ever Done

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Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme has come out in the NME today confessing to his recent battle with alcoholism. He was smashed all day every day, apparently, his habit soon taking its toll on his health, his family and on the band. He’s now fixed the problem – and even penned

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Titanium unlocked at Project LYs

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No, not the lustrous white metal (we’re not building a corrosion-resistant battleship, honest) but rather our live acoustic version of the David Guetta hit from his recent album ‘Nothing But The Beat’. The track was unlocked when we hit 25,000 views at www.ProjectLightyears.com. Massive thanks to everyone who has been

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Paul McCartney disses the establishment…

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I love Paul McCartney because, for a man who is theoretically one of the coolest human beings who has ever lived, he’s also kind of… uncool? You’ll see what I mean if you check out this video of Paul and his band rehearsing for the opening ceremony of the Olympics

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[Resisting the pun ‘folking genius’]

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Some years back, after our second performance at Glastonbury 2008, two of my brothers insisted I come and join them at the Park Stage to watch a set by a then relatively unknown band called Mumford & Sons. It was a great gig (although for some reason one that I neglected

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Life as a musician – we’ve never had it better…

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There was a time when it was basically impossible to launch a band without a record label. Then there was a time when everybody knew the labels were buggered, and we all felt we should probably leave them twitching in the gutter, but it wasn’t yet clear how on earth

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LYs win Telegraph Arts Award for Olympic Project

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We recently collaborated with the Voyager Academy on a community project to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Peterborough, and we found out last week that the project had been nominated in the city’s 2012 Evening Telegraph Education Awards. The news from last night’s ceremony at Peterborough’s Key

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My Top Ten Lyrics from Graceland

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So even thought he’s kinda short and these days looks a bit like a potato, I’d still probably bloody marry the guy. – She makes the sign of the teaspoon, he makes the sign of the wave Reminds me of my good friends Emily & Skinny (from our song, Emily),

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“Nothing really matters…”

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Today we awake to the news that Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody has been voted the nation’s favourite Number 1 single as part of an ITV series called, um… well, called The Nation’s Favourite Number 1 Single. First off, let’s spare a thought for all those fans of The Ketchup Song, Shaddap

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Beware… incoming music rant.

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I’m hacked off. That’s right, hacked off. (AKA: a hare’s whisker away from writing a snitty e-mail to the Guardian.) On Saturday night, at the climax of an epic concert, two of the greatest performers in rock history – Springsteen & McCartney – joined forces onstage at Hyde Park. This

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Never judge a book by its cover

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It’s emerged in the press that Katy Perry‘s insurance agents are concerned that, one of these days, she’s going to come a cropper on one of her bizarre stage outfits. The Pezmeister has upset her insurance company by insisting on wearing a¬†mechanical rotating bra during live gigs, and now they’re

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