Howard Marks reveals he has inoperable cancer

Howard Marks, the notorious former drug smuggler known as “Mr Nice”, has told the Observer he has been diagnosed with inoperable bowel cancer.

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese has died

Edgar Froese of the innovative and prolific German electronic group Tangerine Dream passed away this week.

He was 70 years old.

First Bands announced for Camden Rocks Festival

The first 45 bands playing at this year’s Camden Rocks Festival in London on May 30th have been announced, including 3 sets by Funeral For A Friend.

Kärbholz : Karma Tour 2015

Dates and ticket information for the Kärbholz “Karma” Tour 2015.

Impericon Festivals 2015

Dates & info for the 2015 Impericon Festivals, featuring The Ghost Inside, Suicide Silence, Deez Nuts, Comeback Kik, Malevolence, Madball, Adept + more.

Laibach : Spectre World Tour 2015

Laibach’s Spectre World Tour begins next month in Germany and includes 4 UK dates & a performance at the Kampnagel / Krass Festival in Hamburg on Feb 14.

Feb 13-14 : Sónar Stockholm 2nd edition

Feb 13-14: Sónar Stockholm will take place on 3 stages at Stockholm Waterfront, with headliners such as SBTRKT, Paul Kalkbrenner, Jamie XX and Nina Kraviz.

Sónar Reykjavík 3rd edition

The full line-up for the 3rd edition of Sónar Reykjavík, taking place February 12-14, is now completed, with a total of 64 live bands, solo artists and DJs.

One Little Indian rush-release Bjork album after online leak

Record label One Little Indian are forced to release Bjork‘s “Vulnicura” album two months early in response to an online leak.

Band-Brand Digital Relationships

A new report by Next Big Sound, aimed at bands, presents the state of the music industry in the USA from a data point of view.

Teenage Engineering unveil $59 pocket synthesizers

Teenage Engineering unveil a set of incredible pocket synthesizers that cost $59 each.

John Lydon to appear in Lego version Of ‘Batman v. Superman’

John Lydon is appearing in a new all-Lego edition of “Batman vs Superman” from BrickFlix, in which he provides the voice of Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred.