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Futureheads and Field Music musicians produce Christmas track with primary pupils

Primary school pupils have created a cracker of a Christmas track after enlisting the help of a Mercury Music Prize-nominated artist.

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What's your favourite Christmas song? Help us find the best one!

Vote: Help us decide on the best Christmas song of all time

You came in your hundreds to help us draw up a shortlist of Christmas songs - but there can only be one winner.
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Black Francis of Pixies at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. Pic: Gary Welford.

REVIEW: Pixies, O2 Academy, Newcastle

Pixies are one of those bands who have gone down in music history as real game-changers.

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Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro in action at the Metro Radio Arena.

REVIEW: Biffy Clyro, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

If ever you needed evidence that a band can come back better after taking time out, look no further than Biffy Clyro.

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Emeli Sande will play a date in the North East next October.

Emeli Sandé announces North East date for 2017 arena tour

Sunderland-born singer Emeli Sandé is embarking on an arena tour next year.

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What's your favourite Christmas song?

What's the best Christmas song of all time?

Now that December has arrived there's only one thing to do - get the Christmas CD on and turn up the volume!
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Dead Men Walking performing at The Cluny 2. Pic: Gary Welford

REVIEW: Dead Men Walking, The Cluny 2, Newcastle

With a combined age of about 240, it’s easy to see where 'supergroup' Dead Men Walking got their name.
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Cheryl says researching her family history has shown that northerners are made of tough stuff.

Cheryl hails 'tough, northern Geordie women' as she finds out about ancestors

North East-born pop star Cheryl was full of northern pride after discovering her Geordie roots run deep on BBC genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are?.

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Muse have been announced as the first headliners of the 2017 Reading and Leeds Festival.

Muse announced as first headliners for Reading and Leeds 2017

Rock group Muse have been announced as the first headliners for next year's Reading and Leeds festivals.

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Little Mix have added a fourth Newcastle date to their Glory Days tour.

Little Mix announce FOURTH North East date on Glory Days tour

Little Mix, the world's biggest girl group, have added a fourth North East date to their 2017 Glory Days tour.

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Wintertide Festival in the town square, Hartlepool Headland.

Review: Wintertide Music Festival

Amid the lantern parade, illuminating the Christmas tree lights and exciting firework display the Wintertide Festival boasted an impressive line-up of live music.

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What's your favourite band t-shirt? Picture: Shutterstock.

Tomorrow is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day - dig out your favourite!

Note to self: tomorrow is Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day, so get rummaging through the closet tonight to check for armpit stains and moth holes.

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Freddie Mercury pictured in 1985

Freddie Mercury’s death 25 years on: Can you remember his last Queen concert in the North East?

It was arguably the best performance by a frontman at St James’s Park all year.

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A Queen ticket for the 1986 concert.

Freddie Mercury’s death 25 years on: Can you remember Queen’s set at Newcastle in 1986?

So what did Queen play on their last appearance in the North East with original frontman Freddie Mercury?

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Massa Confusa - Two Man Machine (self-released)

ALBUM REVIEW: Massa Confusa - Two Man Machine

Although they're not a household name, Newcastle-based duo Massa Confusa rank among our region's most important outfits.

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Slaves' Laurie Vincent struts his stuff at the O2 Academy. Pic: Gary Welford.

REVIEW: Slaves, O2 Academy, Newcastle

Take a cursory look at the charts, and you'd be forgiven for thinking today's youth gorge on an exclusive diet of Drake, Little Mix and Taylor Swift.
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The Lake Poets

Sunderland’s The Lake Poets announces UK tour - with Hartlepool and Sage dates

Sunderland singer The Lake Poets is looking forward to raising the roof on the North East stage as part of a UK tour.

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Leonard Cohen.

The five best Leonard Cohen cover songs

Canadian songwriter Leonard Cohen has died, aged 82.

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Blink-182 have announced an arena tour, including a date in Newcastle.

Blink-182 announce arena tour, including North East date

One of the biggest pop-punk bands in the world, Blink-182, have confirmed a huge UK tour for 2017.
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The Dead Daisies

Former Motley Crue member is ready to rock the region

WOW 24/7 speaks to John Corabi, former Mötley Crüe member and current member of rock supergroup The Dead Daisies - made up of former members of White Snake, Thin Lizzy, Foreigner and more - ahead of their Newcastle show next week.

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