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(Vocal/instrumental group, 2002–present) After fans posted early demos of theirs online and created a Myspace profile for them (before the band themselves were even aware of the site’s existence), Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys – Alex Turner (vocals), Jamie Turner (guitar), Matt Helders (drums) and Andy Nicholson (bass) – saw their wryly accurate take on northern English life consumed by the public. ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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(Vocal/instrumental group, 2003–present) Canadian performers Arcade Fire – Win Butler (vocals), Regine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, William Butler, Tim Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld and Jeremy Gara (all multi-instrumentalists) – gave the public what they did not think they would like with the 2004 Funeral debut. Essentially a modern gothic masterpiece, the record covered dance, folk ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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The impact of rap on the rock market was everywhere to be seen in the first years of the new millennium. White artists, black artists and rock bands attempting to incorporate the style made this area the biggest musical melting pot since the 1950s. The means by which music was accessed switched from CD to downloading from the internet, ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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January Billie Joe’s DUI ‘Let’s get drunk and go out driving/Let’s see how quickly we can go,’ Tre Cool’s track ‘DUI’ was supposed to be on Shenanigans but did not appear on the CD. Whether or not Billie Joe was listening to ‘DUI’ at 1am on 5 January when powering along in his BMW is unknown but he was stopped ...

Source: Green Day Revealed, by Ian Shirley
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January First US No. 1 When ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ shot to No. 1 in the Cashbox chart on 18 January, having leapt from No. 43 to the top slot, The Beatles were in Paris on a three-week run at the Olympia, staying at the grandiose George V Hotel where they were also writing songs for ...

Source: The Beatles Revealed, by Hugh Fielder
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