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T in the Park wrapped up another day of their 2014 festival with some big name acts.

Headlined by Calvin Harris, crowds flocked in their thousands to soak in the musical musings on stage. Even the pouring rain wasn’t enough to deter the revellers from having a boogie from within the Scottish fields.

With a line-up which also included Biffy Clyro, Rudimental and Manic Street Preachers, many are already hailing this year’s event as the best ever.

Today’s Main stage: Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg, Paul Weller, Bastille, Kaiser Chiefs, Kodaline, Newton Faulkner, Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Radio One stage: Disclosure, Tinie Tempah, Above & Beyond, London Grammar, Sam Smith, Chance the Rapper, Reverend & the Makers and Inspiral Carpets.

Plus more acts including Example at the Slam Tent and King Tut’s Tent.

For those who weren’t lucky enough to get their hands on tickets, BBC Three is providing coverage of all the goings on over the weekend. Tune in to BBC Three at 10pm tonight to hear tracks from Arctic Monkeys headline performance from T in The Park.

Here’s a playlist of T In The Park’s Performances so far.

Coldplay’s Ghost Stories, best-selling album of 2014 so far


Coldplay’s sixth studio album has been named the biggest-selling album of the year so far.

Ghost Stories has sold over 375,000 copies since its release in May to beat Ellie Goulding’s Halcyon and Arctic Monkey’s AM, according to the Official Charts Company.

The second biggest-selling album is Paolo Nutini’s Caustic Love, which has sold over 329,000 copies since April.

Ellie Goudling’s Halcyon is in third position after the singer reissued an expanded version of her album Halcyon Days, which includes her number one single “Burn”.

Paloma Faith’s A Perfect Contradiction is fourth, while Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour completes the top five with sales of over 228,000 copies since its release in May.

Ed Sheeran’s X has been named the twelfth best-selling album of the year so far after just one week on sale.

The album sold over 182,000 copies during its first week of release and is currently the fastest-selling record of 2014 so far.

One Direction’s Midnight Memories was named the biggest-selling album of 2013, with sales of over 685,000.

The top-selling albums of 2014 so far

1- Coldplay, Ghost Stories

2- Paolo Nutini, Caustic Love

3- Ellie Goulding, Halcyon

4- Paloma Faith, A Perfect Contradiction

5- Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour

6- Pharrell Williams, Girl

7- Bastille, Bad Blood

8- London Grammar, If You Wait

9- Beyonce, Beyonce

10- Arctic Monkeys, AM

Being a frontwoman is not easy – Hayley Williams #Paramore


Paramore’s Hayley Williams has already enjoyed mass success (which doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon) as the frontwoman of one of the coolest bands — completed by members Taylor York and Jeremy Davis. But a decade on, the singer has revealed she still occasionally struggles with the attention that she gets.

«I’m still surprised when I feel uncomfortable with it after 10 years,» Williams told Rolling Stone magazine. «It’s funny when I feel left out, or in the cold, and everyone’s focusing on me. Onstage, it’s so much about the music that I feel comfortable.»

«But being the frontwoman is not an easy job, it’s something I’m really proud to be getting better at; performing really well, singing really well and speaking to the crowd — that’s the part I’m most nervous about, like ‘What do I say that makes me sound cool?’ — but also trying to keep it the same way that it felt when we were in clubs.»

So has being the focal point of the band been an issue for Williams?

«You know, it depends,» she told the mag. «[Sometimes] we do TV spots, interviews, and we spend tons of time talking and you think that it feels very evenly spread out, you think that it feels deep and the questions are nice, and then it gets edited and then it’s just you, and it’s just asking about your hair. That’s the stuff that I get uncomfortable with.»

Despite feeling uncomfortable in certain interviews, the «Still Into You» rockers are still enjoying commercial and critical acclaim, and Williams revealed to the mag that now is the best time to be in Paramore.

«On every level. We keep learning what it means to be a band, both professionally and as friends in a band. It’s a constant learning process. We made a record that we were so proud of, and its success is so far beyond anything that we expected when we were writing it.»

Williams also revealed why 2014 is such a great year for the group.

«So that’s incredibly satisfying, obviously, but on a personal level, I feel like our friendships are just constantly deepening, and becoming really important and vital,» she said.

Josh Homme says it is a ‘misconception’ that he changed Arctic Monkeys sound


Josh Homme has said that the idea that he was behind Arctic Monkeys’ change in sound since their debut album is a «misconception.»

Homme worked with the band on their third album ‘Humbug’ and also provided backing vocals on the song ‘Knee Socks’ on last year’s chart-topping ‘AM.’ However, in a new interview with BBC 6 Music due to air on Sunday (July 13), Homme disputes the idea that he had anything to do with the Sheffield band’s evolution.

«I think there’s a misconception that I slowed them down or weirded them out when we worked together,» Homme said. «They’ve been playing this dangerous game of changing on every record, reaching like a rock climber for their next grip. I just love them as people.»

Earlier this year Homme revealed that his band will record the follow-up to 2013’s ‘…Like Clockwork’ later this year, commenting that they have «more than enough songs» for a new LP.

Paramore, Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Blink-182 will headline Reading and Leeds Festivals 2014. It will be both Queens Of The Stone Age and Paramore’s only UK festival appearances of the summer.

«Metal Zone» by The Vines and Details From Upcoming Album «Wicked Nature»


The Vines are staging a major comeback, releasing a brand new video for «Metal Zone» — the vicious first single from their upcoming double album, Wicked Nature — and offering three new songs as an instant download to those who donate approximately $9 or more to the band’s PledgeMusic page.

Check out the trippy clip below, which finds the Australian outfit ripping and roaring through «Metal Zone» as their black-and-white world slowly gets warped and twisted into something far more kaleidoscopic.

Wicked Nature will see release on September 2nd, and while a minimum donation will secure you a digital copy and downloads of «Out the Way,» «Anything You Say» and «Everything Else,» the Vines also have a number of CD and vinyl packages available. You can also purchase an original lyric sheet pack or snag one of the few remaining copies of a signed test pressing of the LP.

«The record is the heaviest the band have released,» writes Todd Wagstaff — who discovered and signed the group back in 2001 — on the PledgeMusic page. «All funds raised from these pre-orders will go into recording and financing a new team of radio, publicity and online agents we have engaged around the world to promote The Vines’ music.»

Wagstaff also noted that the Vines won’t embark on a big tour behind Wicked Nature, but they will play select shows; and while they’ll also keep interviews and press to a minimum, Nicholls and Co. will continue communicating with fans through social media.

10 Best Songs of 2014 So Far: Critics’ Picks


Check out the songs that Billboard’s staff has been blasting so far this year, from «Good Kisser» to «Problem.»

With six months past in 2014, it’s already extremely difficult trying to cobble together a best-of songs list for the year. Seriously, how can the thousands of great songs released since January be whittled into a master 10-song list? Although there were dozens more we would have liked to include, the following 10 songs are the tracks have been on repeat the most in our office, and if you haven’t heard any of these yet, it’s time to start paying attention. Behold: the 10 indispensable songs released thus far in 2014.

10 Best Songs of 2014 So Far: Critics' Picks | Billboard.

#BangBang, it’s Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj + Jessie J!


Jessie J has shared a snippet from her upcoming collaboration with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.

The ‘Domino’ star uploaded a short clip from ‘Bang Bang’ to her Instagram.

The clip features Jessie J singing the lyrics: «She got a body like an hourglass but I can give it to you all the time/She got a booty like a Cadillac but I can send you into overdrive.»

‘Bang Bang’ will premiere worldwide on July 29.

Ariana Grande is currently at number 3 in the midweek chart with her single ‘Problem’, featuring Iggy Azalea.

Meanwhile Minaj’s third studio album The Pink Print will drop later this year.

AC/DC reveal new album details


AC/DC have revealed that they have completed work on their new album. Frontman Brian Johnson, who collected an honorary doctorate from Northumbria University today, has said that the band have finished work on the LP, which they have been working on in Vancouver. It is likely to be released later this year or early next year. «It was brilliant over there. We’re done. I’m very excited and we’ve got some great songs,» he told Metal Hammer. It was reported in April that founder member Malcolm Young would step down from the rock group due to ill health. Rumours had circulated that the band might be forced to call it quits, but a statement published on AC/DC’s Facebook page on April 16 said instead that Young will take a break from the group after four decades as a member. Speculating on possible album titles, he revealed: «I wanted to call the album ‘Man Down’. But it’s a bit negative and it was probably just straight from the heart. I like that.» Read more at

Lineup for Global Citizen Festival 2014 features Jay Z


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The third annual Global Citizen Festival will feature performances from Jay Z, No Doubt and other big names when it returns to the Great Lawn in New York’s Central Park on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Carrie Underwood, fun. and others will also be heading to Central Park’s Great Lawn in September.

Coinciding each year with the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, the Global Citizen Festival will once again be a free ticketed event, with the aim of helping to achieve a world without extreme poverty by 2030. Free tickets are now available at the Global Citizen website, where users can take action by signing petitions and emailing world leaders (among other choices) to help earn admission.

Along with Jay Z and No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, fun., the Roots and Tiesto will be performing at this year’s event. Last year’s Global Citizen Festival included performances from Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and John Mayer.