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After last week’s article lambasting Record Store Day we revert to RSD type with Josh Nicol telling us about his pick of the bunch of reissues and special releases.

On Saturday April 18th, music lovers will again head to Britain’s independent stores for Record Store Day. Now in its eighth year, Record Store Day is an annual event which celebrates independent record shops through the release of limited edition vinyl, CD’s and cassettes – exchanged for actual money. Despite becoming the target of recent criticism, Record Store Day should still...

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Let's dance guys! Check out the latest episode of David Jones' I Love DJ radio show! It features music by Axwell & Ingrosso, Sick Individuals, and many more! Enjoy!

Chuckie - Let The Bass Kick (Liberty Remix) JJ Mullor - The Bass Chunks & I.N.H. - Winning (Original Mix) Holl & Rush - Sonar (Original Mix) Eric Morillio & Eddie Thonieck Ft Shawnee Taylor - Live Your Life (Mr Thomas 2015 You&Me Remix) Danny Howard - Bullet (Original Mix) Jewels & Sparks - Parade 98 (Original Mix) Promise Land - Love I...

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Lou Reed was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday night. As she did two decades before when The Velvet Underground were inducted in 1996, Patti Smith was on hand to welcome Reed into the Hall as a solo artist.

Smith told stories of her interactions with the man she considered both friend and mentor. She recalled one time when they were in his hotel room together, him dress in black and sitting in the bathtub, talking for hours. “He recited the great poets — Rupert Brooke, Hart Crane, Frank O’Hara. He spoke of the poets’...

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Much has been made of David Bowie’s chameleon-like ability to remake himself, but Let’s Dance actually had more to do with the constancy of Chic’s hitmaking formula.

Often derided as a disco band, Chic certainly sent its share of soul-lifting hits up the charts — from “Dance, Dance, Dance” and “Le Freak” to “Good Times” and “Everybody Dance.” But there was always something more to this band, which started out focused on rock before catching a ride on the dance-floor zeitgeist.

Let’s Dance, released this week in 1983, simply proved it on a grand scale.

“Before we became Chic, we...

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A Family Affair: “Cocaine”

We are beyond psyched to have the opportunity to bring to you A FAMILY AFFAIR, the long-gestating idea of our friend, the hilarious and punk-as-fuck ED SCHRADER of Baltimore MD. The animated serial was born as an audio-only sitcom about a homeless David Bowie and the family he lives with. Oh yes. With the help of the animation skills of Kevin Sherry and John Voigt, the idea has now mutated into a still-rapid-fire and even more hilarious animated expansion of the original audio. (Ed’s incredible duo with Devlin Rice, ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT, was also spawned...

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Legendary singer-songwriter David Bowie has hailed “Lulu”, METALLICA‘s controversial collaborative album with former THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman Lou Reed, as a “masterpiece,” calling it “Lou‘s greatest work.”

Bowie‘s opinion of “Lulu” was revealed during the speech Reed‘s widow, Laurie Anderson, gave last night (Saturday, April 18) at the the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, where her late husband was being posthumously inducted as a solo performer.

Despite the fact that Anderson could not fully appreciate “Lulu” at the time of its November 2011 release, she has an opportunity to re-evaluate it in the 18 months since Reed‘s Ocober 2013 death from liver...

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It might be one of the most polarising albums ever made, but it turns out that David Bowie is a fan of Lulu, the 2011 collaborative album between Lou Reed and Metallica. He’s even labelled it “a masterpiece”.

In her speech at this weekend’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, as reported by Rolling Stone, Lou Reed’s widow, artist and musician Laurie Anderson revealed Bowie’s admiration of Lulu, and his claim that it was Reed’s “greatest work”, comparing it to his 1973 album Berlin.

Lulu was the last studio album released by Lou Reed before his death in...

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David Bowie described Metallica's controversial collaboration with Lou Reed as "genius", according to Reed's widow Laurie Anderson.

<p>Anderson accepted her late husband's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a solo artist at the weekend, where she said Bowie told her after Reed's death that Lulu – his 2011 album with the heavy metal giants – would one day be seen as his masterpiece.</p>

Bowie added that the record would grow on people, much like Reed's 1973 effort Berlin, which was initially branded a flop.

Anderson said: "One of his last projects was his album with...

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It was reviled by critics on release and baffled fans of both acts, but Lou Reed and Metallica’s collaborative album Lulu has at least one high-profile fan: David Bowie.

At Lou Reed’s posthumous induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 19 April, his widow Laurie Anderson told the audience at the ceremony about Bowie’s regard for the record. “One of [Reed’s] last projects was his album with Metallica,” she said. “And this was really challenging, and I have a hard time with it. There are many struggles and so much radiance. And after Lou’s death, David Bowie...

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