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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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Review: High emotions and powerful performances with Russian classics at Warwick Arts Centre

Clive Peacock reviews St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra at Warwick Arts Centre

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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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The Jesus and Mary Chain. Picture: David Jackson

Review: The Jesus and Mary Chain captivate Northampton with Damage and Joy

Yoshe Watson reviews The Jesus and Mary Chain at The Roadmender

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Paul Draper in full voice. Picture: David Jackson

REVIEW: Conviction, intent and wit aplenty as Paul Draper shows how it should be done

Peter Ormerod reviews Paul Draper at the O2 Institute, Birmingham
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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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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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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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Kasabian are playing the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham

Kasabian to play two Midlands gigs as part of UK tour

Kasabian have announced a 12-date UK tour this winter which includes two gigs in the region.

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Daddy Cools in Spon Street will be continuing the party

Eighties music marathon to continue at city club following Ricoh show

Revellers attending the Stepback 80s Concert at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena in October will be able to carry on the party after the headliners have finished when a city nightclub hosts an after show party until the early hours.
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The competition closes on Monday, August 21 at 11.59pm.

Bands given the chance to open for Reel Big Fish on Fuelling The Fire tour

Bands have until the end of August to enter a competition to open for Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag and Mad Caddies at this year’s Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour.
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