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Daventry boy John’s journey from the drums to working in Hollywood

The name John Shearer might be familiar to those who have long memories from the Daventry area.

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Five Star

Tickets on sale for 80s Live summer show at Ricoh's indoor arena

Tickets have gone on sale this week for 80s Live which heads to the region next summer.

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Good Charlotte

Good Charlotte join Jimmy Eat World as Slam Dunk joint headliners

Slam Dunk has revealed pop-punk titans Good Charlotte as joint-headliners of this year’s festival.

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Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Any music fan will be aware of how vinyl records have become strangely fashionable again, with the retro format enjoying a resurgence as an alternative mp3 downloads and streaming.

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Alexisonfire

Alexisonfire, Body Count and Parkway Drive among latest additions to Download line up

Post hardcore legends Alexisonfire, Body Count, Parkway Drive and Marilyn Manson are among the latest additions to the Download Festival which returns to the region next year.

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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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