Shirley Manson picks her favourite Garbage song and gives advice to young bands

Shirley Manson picks her favourite Garbage song and gives advice to young bands

Grunge queen Shirley Manson has offered some advice for aspiring bands: “Be the biggest and baddest version of yourself”. The Garbage frontwoman was chatting to Digital Journal ahead of the release of This Is The Noise That Keeps Me Awake – an autobiographical coffee table book due out July 4 via Akashic Books – and was also asked to select her favorite song from her own back catalogue. Edinburgh-born Shirley said she has a special…

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Watch heartbreaking video for Grenfell Tower charity single

Watch heartbreaking video for Grenfell Tower charity single

The star-studded video for Simon Cowell’s Grenfell Tower charity single has now been released – and you can watch it here. The A-list collaboration – a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic Bridge Over Troubled Water billed to ‘Artists for Grenfell’ – was released yesterday morning and has already shot to the No.1 spot on the UK iTunes chart. The video features footage of stars including Robbie Williams, Stormzy, Bastille’s Dan Smith, The Who‘s Roger…

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The Libertines announce Scottish shows

The Libertines announce Scottish shows

Indie darlings The Libertines have added three Scottish shows to their upcoming tour – but sadly, no dates in Edinburgh. The London band recently announced details of a 2017 tour of UK seaside towns, and have now added three Scottish dates preceding the tour. The new dates will see them play Dunfermline, Inverness and Kilmarnock in September. Tickets for these latter shows go on sale tomorrow (June 21). Pete Doherty, Carl Barat and co will…

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Listen to unreleased Prince track, Father’s Song

Listen to unreleased Prince track, Father’s Song

Father’s Song, a previously unreleased Prince track from the ‘Purple Rain’ sessions, has been shared ahead of the arrival of the deluxe reissue of the late singer’s 1984 album – and you can listen to it here. Purple Rain will be reissued in both Deluxe and Deluxe Expanded Edition on June 23, and will be available in various formats – including double and triple CD, 180g vinyl and a live DVD. One of the CDs…

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Queens Of The Stone Age announce UK tour – listen to new single

Queens Of The Stone Age announce UK tour – listen to new single

Queens Of The Stone Age have unveiled new singe The Way You Used To Do – as well as details of a UK tour that brings them to Edinburgh. The California rock band, who are gearing up to release long-awaited new album Villains, will visit the Usher Hall on November 23 on a tour that also takes in dates in Manchester, London and Dublin. Speaking about the new album, frontman Josh Homme said:  “The most important aspect of…

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Alan Longmuir rules out Bay City Rollers reunion, saying “hit show is where my heart is”

Alan Longmuir rules out Bay City Rollers reunion, saying “hit show is where my heart is”

Alan Longmuir has ruled out a Bay City Rollers reunion, but says he’s looking forward to turning the Fringe tartan this summer in I Ran With The Gang. The hit show, which captures the nostalgia of a period in musical history forever known as the time of ‘Rollermania’, returns to Le Monde Hotel on George Street this August – and original Roller Longmuir told AAA Edinburgh that he can’t wait to run with the gang again….

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Listen to The Killers’ new single, plus Brandon Flowers interview

Listen to The Killers’ new single, plus Brandon Flowers interview

Las Vegas indie-rockers The Killers have dropped the first song from their eagerly-awaited fifth album – and you can listen to it right here. The band’s new single, The Man, premiered last night on Radio 1’s Annie Mac show. The song was recorded with producer Jacknife Lee during sessions in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The Killers’ new album – titled Wonderful Wonderful – follows on from 2012’s Battle Born as well as Brandon Flowers’…

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Pet Shop Boys reissuing first 11 albums with previously unheard material

Pet Shop Boys reissuing first 11 albums with previously unheard material

British electronic art-pop duo Pet Shop Boys have announced Catalogue: 1985-2012 – a very special series of reissues of all their studio albums released on Parlophone. This definitive edition will feature each album from PSB’s peerless discography on the label, remastered and accompanied by ‘Further listening’ albums of master quality bonus tracks and demos created in the same period of time as each album, as well as the duo’s own remixes of their tracks. Many…

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Review: Dirty Dancing, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Dirty Dancing, Edinburgh Playhouse

For die-hard fans who didn’t exactly have the time of their lives watching last week’s televised remake of the hit 1987 film, Dirty Dancing, the stage production (thankfully) doesn’t disappoint. Raunchy, passionate and fun, this all new record breaking, concept show directed by Federico Bellone has already taken a staggering £10 million since hitting the road last August and looks set to get audiences hot under the collar on its current UK tour. Based on…

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Food review: The Salvation Of Leith

Food review: The Salvation Of Leith

Are you looking for salvation? Is your soul in need of saving? In that case, you might want to take a trip down to the Leith Shore. The latest addition to the Shore’s eclectic selection of restaurants and bars, The Salvation Of Leith has taken over the building which formerly housed the Leith Beer Company, and previous to that, the much-loved Leith Oyster Bar. Yes, folks, those large, light-attracting glass doors are open again and…

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