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Win Butler and Reed Parry of Arcade Fire perform at the 2014 Big Day Out Festival.

Arcade Fire confused by fans’ love for free downloads

Arcade Fire are baffled by the avalanche of online file-sharing because fans will regularly buy expensive coffee but expect to get records for free.

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

The Beatles wanted to film ‘Lord of the Rings’

Peter Jackson reveals John Lennon could have played Gollum in a Stanley Kubrick directed LOTR adaptation.

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Paul McCartney recording with Alice Cooper, Joe Perry

The Beatle is recording new material with fellow rockers and a movie star.

Musician Courtney Love attends a screening of "Rush" hosted by Ferrari & The Cinema Society on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 in New York.

Courtney Love wants a Kurt Cobain biopic

The rocker says she wants to start production in the next year, adding "It's time to do this."

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Weird Al parodies his way to top of Billboard chart

"Weird Al" Yankovic, the parody singer and cult figure, earned his first No. 1 album on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart.

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These middle school kids might be the next big metal band

These Brooklyn boys don't need junior high talent shows, they've just signed a million-dollar deal.

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Michael Jackson’s hometown to name school for him

A school in Michael Jackson's Indiana hometown will be named for the late pop star.

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Jack White launches publishing house

The rocker is getting literary.

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Sam Smith’s inspiration? Unrequited love

The chart-topping debut album, "In The Lonely Hour," is a reflection of a love that wasn't reciprocated.

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George Harrison memorial tree killed by actual beetles

A tree planted in honor of the late Beatle has been devoured by bugs.

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Slash, Billy Corgan honored at inaugural Alt Press awards

Joan Jett was also among the rockers recognized at the first Alternative Press Music Awards.

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In this undated photo, Jimi Hendrix performs with a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. The Stratocaster, used by countless professional and amateur musicians, celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2014.

Jimi Hendrix’s early session recordings to get long-awaited release

Jimi Hendrix's early recordings as a member of Curtis Knight and the Squires is set for a proper release after years of legal roadblocks.

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Sia snags her first Billboard No. 1

Singer-songwriter Sia, the writer behind several pop hits, grabbed her own No. 1 spot on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart for the first time.

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Kristen Stewart outacts Anne Hathaway in new music video

Who would have guessed that Kristen Stewart would outshine Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway in the new Jenny Lewis music video?

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Radiohead is heading back to the studio

Radiohead is reportedly preparing for a ninth studio album.

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Tommy Ramone dead at 62

Tommy Ramone, the drummer for the iconic 70s punk group and its last surviving original member, has died.

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top alternative tracks

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Brazilians blame World Cup blowout on Mick Jagger

Soccer fans are calling the Rolling Stones rocker a "jinx."

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President Barack Obama fist bumps the cashier after paying for his order at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas on July 10, 2014.

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