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Coldplay's new 'A Sky Full of Stars' video -- watch it here

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Hey there, busking millionaire! Chris Martin, playing the guy you really hope doesn’t get on your subway car, surprises the citizens of Sydney, Australia, with a wandering one-man-band act in the new clip for Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars.”

Oh but hark, here are the rest of the ‘Players, joining him for a semi-spontaneous (the band put a callout to fans on Twitter) street parade that ends in a crowning town-square glory of confetti and  singalongs and a thousand camera-phone snaps.

Watch it here: READ FULL STORY

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner talks Bonnaroo

Nearly a decade after they achieved buzz-band status in America with arch Britpop ditties like “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” and “Fake Tales of San Francisco,” Arctic Monkeys have become bona fide stadium stars—literally.

Armed with a fuller, Josh Homme-assisted sound and a long-nurtured fan base, the band has graduated to sell-out crowds at venues like Madison Square Garden and L.A.’s Staples Center, both of which they’ll be playing on a massive tour this summer that includes a stop at Tennesee’s Bonaroo Music & Arts Festival this weekend.

We tracked down frontman Alex Turner, 28, on the road in Germany and got him to talk tequila, two-way pagers, and how .
EW: How have the Germans been treating you?
Alex Turner: I just got here. Did a sound check. Then a very nice German lady served me some beef stroganoff, and I was absolutely famished, so that went down a treat. I’m going to talk to you, then take a nap, and I’m going to go play a rock show. It’s not that bad a day, really. READ FULL STORY

Kinks to reunite for new album and tour

You really got them — or you will soon. Brit rock icons the Kinks have reportedly reconciled and are returning with a new album and tour, nearly 20 years after their last split.

Frontman Ray Davies told London’s Sunday Times that he and his bandmate/brother Dave Davies — famously the most volatile sibling duo this side of the Gallaghers – have mended fences enough to begin collaborating again on new material. (The recent marking of the band’s 50th anniversary and the homeland success of biographical musical Sunny Afternoon may have helped.) READ FULL STORY

Adele tweet sparks rumors of new album this year

Adele celebrated her 26th birthday today — by tweeting this photo and caption of herself:

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Jake Bugg's 'Lightning Bolt' live for Record Store Day - hear it here EXCLUSIVE

Next Saturday, April 19, is Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent music retailers and the glory of vinyl.

One of the 400 exclusive special releases belongs to breakout Brit Jake Bugg, who is releasing the EP Live at Silver Platters. It’s a four-track collection of unplugged tunes performed at Seattle’s Silver Platters, including an acoustic rendition of his hit “Lightning Bolt.” Listen here:

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Lily Allen's new 'Our Time' video is all about her

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Lily Allen has (somewhat literally) thrown up the video for her latest single “Our Time,” off her forthcoming album Sheezus to be released May 5th. I was super behind her album title, especially considering the shade she threw at pretty much everyone with her “Hard Out Here” video. Shade for the ageist, sexist music industry. Shade for Miley. Shade for rap videos. Shade for all!

And then she said in an interview with Shortlist that she thinks we don’t need feminism anymore and that women hate each other more than men hate us…so yah, Lily has been scoring big in the racy statements department. But then after all that delicious rabble-rousing, she said that Sheezus was actually an homage to Kanye. Hmm.

After her scandalizing streak, her newest clip seems kind of… blah. Instead of partying with her girlfriends, she’s in the back of a cab with three other versions of herself–and then she stiffs the poor cabbie after his long and messy night chauffeuring her around. It left a bad taste in my mouth. (Pun intended.): READ FULL STORY

Brit Awards 2014: Watch live here! -- VIDEO

UPDATE: The stream is now live.

The Brit Awards are just moments away from kicking off at London’s famed O2 arena, and for the first time, you’ll be able to stream the U.K.’s annual pop music awards on YouTube and also help pick one of this year’s winners through social media.

At 3 p.m. ET, the show starts here: READ FULL STORY

Hear Little Barrie's new single 'Sworn In' -- EXCLUSIVE

Little Barrie have some big news for ya.

The U.K. band, fronted by Primal Scream member Barrie Cadogan, will be releasing their fourth effort Shadow this May, and you can hear the album’s first single “Sworn In” exclusively here:

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One Direction tops album chart, makes history

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If you see the One Direction boys dancing all night to the best song ever tonight, be sure to raise a pint: The British boy band has landed Midnight Memories atop this week’s album charts and made history along the way, Billboard reports.

The quintet’s latest sold 546,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan, making them the first group to see all of their first three albums bow at No. 1. Notably, the numbers have grown with each effort: Up All Night and sophomore effort Take Me Home, both of which saw stateside release just last year, sold 176,000 and 540,000 respectively.

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One Direction announce North American tour and which members are still single on 'Good Morning America'- VIDEO

Hold onto your knickers and industrial sculpting paste — One Direction is coming to North America.

Well technically, they’re already here. The British boy band appeared on Good Morning America to announce their North American tour in a dusky Central Park. The air was thick with what looked to be simulated fog… or the collective vaporized breath of a thousand screaming teenage girls.

“This is how you roll,” said anchor Robin Roberts. “We usually don’t roll this early,” replied Harry Styles.

Their “special announcement” was that they’re bringing their “Where We Are” tour to North America. Tickets go on sale in December, with the first stop in Toronto on Aug. 1. Roberts also asked the question that was undoubtedly pulsating throughout the wall of girlish shrieks, “Who’s still on the market?”

Harry Styles raised his hand and that other bloke that isn’t Harry Styles (Niall Horan) did too. They also performed “Best Song Ever,” “Story of My Life,” and “What Makes You Beautiful.”

Watch 1D and Robin Roberts chat here: READ FULL STORY

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