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REVIEW: Rock duo Royal Blood captivate 15,000 fans in Birmingham

David Jackson reviews Royal Blood, At The Drive-In and Black Honey at Arena Birmingham
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Guns 'N Roses' debut album sold 30 million copies

Guns N’ Roses revealed as final Download Festival headline act

The legendary Guns N’ Roses have been revealed as the final headliners for next year’s Download Festival.

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Avenged Sevenfold

US metallers Avenged Sevenfold announced as second Download headliners

Avenged Sevenfold have revealed as the second headliners for next summer’s Download Festival.

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Ozzy Osbourne

Midlands metal icon Ozzy revealed as first Download Festival headliner

Ozzy Osbourne has been revealed as the first act to headline next year’s Download Festival.

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REVIEW: Metallica rock the Midlands with a heavy-hitting spectacular

John Steven reviews Metallica at the Genting Arena, Birmingham

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Jason Donovan

Thousands enjoy '80s extravaganza at the Ricoh Arena

Generations united at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday night to see some of the biggest 1980s music stars roll back the years.
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Amy Macdonald, who had sold more than 12 million records worldwide by the age of 30

Amy Macdonald speaks ahead of intimate acoustic show at Royal & Derngate

In 2007, Amy Macdonald was asked where she saw herself in a decade. Her answer then remains the same as it does today – as long as she’s writing music and playing live, she’s happy.

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Do you have a fortune hiding in your vinyl collection?

Could you have vinyl worth thousands in your collection?

A rare vinyl recording of cellist Jacqueline Du Pre originally being sold for £1.99 by an Oxfam shop in Thornbury, S Glos is now being offered online by the charity for £2,000.

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Nick Cave. Picture: David Jackson

REVIEW: Nick Cave conjures a night of searing ecstasy at arena show

Peter Ormerod reviews Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at the Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

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Shane Filan

Westlife man returns to headline the Derngate

Former Westlife man Shane Filan is back in the county next week to headline Royal & Derngate.

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New ITV game show is looking for the worst singers around

New ITV game show is looking for the worst singers around

A new television game show is aiming to find the country’s worst singers - and giving them the chance to win a major cash prize.

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Simon Standage

Simon stands with Fiori for Aynho concert

Baroque chamber group Fiori Musicali will perform alongside violinist Simon Standage for a concert in Aynho.

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Beyond the Tracks festival

Editors close inaugural Beyond The Tracks Festival with career spanning set

With the annual festival season coming to an end, it was down to the inaugural Beyond The Tracks to ensure the UK’s second city ended the summer in style.

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Orbital

10 acts to see at new festival in the region

Inaugural Beyond The Tracks festival heads to region this weekned

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Paul Draper

Draper brings Spooky Action tour to Midlands next week

Former Mansun man Paul Draper heads out on his first solo tour this week following the release of his debut album.

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VIDEO: Bucks reggae star launches new song he hopes will be a surefire hit

Gospel reggae star Christopher Grant aka Chris Da Ambassada has launched a new single and video called Leave It Alone and says he wants to keep spreading positive vibes.

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Paramore

Tickets on sale today for Paramore’s Midlands gig next year

Grammy award winning alternative pop superstars Paramore will head to the region next year as part of a five date UK tour.

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Jools Holland

Jools Holland and Grammy Award winner José Feliciano to headline Royal & Derngate

Musical virtuoso Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra return to the Royal & Derngate this winter as part of a mammoth 33-day tour.

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Pig & Applestock Festival

Fun day for all the family as music festival returns

The Pig & Applestock Festival returns to Naseby Reservoir for its sixth year this bank holiday weekend.

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Fairport celebrate 50 years in style at their annual Cropredy Convention

Folk stalwarts Fairport Convention celebrated their 50th anniversary with a mammoth three-hour headline set on Saturday night at their annual Cropredy Convention.

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