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Music stars launch their silent protest against Cowell

3816 days ago
The IndependentRehearsals had been brief. A single page of sheet music was passed around the packed recording studio at the last minute, as musicians clutching their instruments were abuzz with the camaraderie of rebellion. Lined up on a grand piano were phones lin... more info

John Cage cover aims for Christmas No 1 with the sound of silence

3816 days ago
Guardian MusicRecording of an orchestra not playing may yet be the most serious competition the forthcoming X Factor winner will haveIn a small, stuffy Soho recording studio, the musicians were poised to begin. Headphones on, guitars slung, drumsticks raised, fing... more info

Watch Cage Against The Machine record live!

3816 days ago
Guardian MusicShhh! Follow our Ustream to watch stars including Pete Doherty and Billy Bragg record a cover of the John Cage composition, 4'33"You've got to admire the cheek. Today in a London recording studio musicians including Pete Doherty, Billy Bragg, the Koo... more info

Doherty and Kooks record silent X Factor protest

3816 days ago
Yahoo! Music UKworld entertainment news - Artists including Pete Doherty, The Kooks and Imogen Heap are recording a track of silence in a bid to topple music mogul Simon Cowell's The X Factor winner and score a Christmas number one. more info

Cage Against the Machine: pop stars to stage silent X Factor protest

3816 days ago
Guardian MusicPete Doherty and Billy Bragg among those teaming up to record John Cage's silent composition in a bid for Christmas No 1Later today, Pete Doherty, the Kooks, Billy Bragg, Imogen Heap, Orbital and many more will gather in a London studio, collaboratin... more info

Pete Doherty - Doherty And Kooks Record Silent X Factor Protest

3816 days ago
ContactMusicArtists including PETE DOHERTY, THE KOOKS and IMOGEN HEAP are recording a track of silence in a bid to topple music mogul SIMON COWELL's THE X FACTOR winner and score a... more info

Imogen Heap – The Walk (Mt Eden Remix)

3821 days ago
We All Want Someone To Shout ForA few days back my friend showed me this pretty crazy remix that Mt Eden did for Imogen Heap’s “The Walk”. Mt Eden is a dupstep artist who adds some drum and bass fury to the original version. This is one of those songs that you need to play lo... more info

Imogen Heap: 'Unless somebody else hears it, music is like a joke without a punchline' | Q&A

3846 days ago
Guardian MusicThe innovative singer-songwriter on her first DVD, the joys of blogging and using her bare bottom as an instrumentYou are a Grammy award-winning musician with three solo albums and hits such as Hide and Seek to your name, and yet you are famously c... more info

Gig review: Imogen Heap

3849 days ago

Hey, what's that sound: Thumb piano

3851 days ago
Guardian MusicFrom Björk to Konono No 1, a variety of modern artists have embraced the ancient spirit of mbira musicWhat are they? "Thumb piano" is a generic, westernised name for a range of different sub-Saharan lamellophones (instruments played by plucking tune... more info

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