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23 in 23: The biggest acts to play at the NIA in the venue's 23 year history

on July 21, 2014

As Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena approaches reopening, we take a look at the best acts that have played there in its long history…

Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena reopens in September amid a £26m redevelopment project.

The whole of the venue will be renovated over the coming months, including huge “sky needles” on top of the venue lighting up the Birmingham Skyline at night.

The NIA, due to complete its renovation by December has started The Memory Stage, a social media drive to archive people’s memories of their best experiences at the venue.

With that in mind, we scoured through

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Tré Cool on instagram

on July 21, 2014

On July 19 Tré attended a charity event for Pipeline To A Cure to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis. Read more: HERE

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THE REPLACEMENTS + BILLIE JOE IN KENTUCKY - REVIEW

on July 21, 2014

It seems like the more shows the revamped 2013-2014 lineup of the Replacements play, the better they get at doing what the old Replacements were best at: messing around. Fortunately, Sunday night’s performance at the Forecastle Festival in downtown Louisville, Ky. – the first in a string of three summer gigs leading up to the St. Paul show on Sept. 13 -- never got too messy, and ultimately proved this version of the Replacements is even better at playing it straight. Despite whatever Paul Westerberg has to say.

“We’re the Cements, the world’s greatest Replacements tribute band,” he announced

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Avicii Calls in Rock & Roll Collaborators - ROLLING STONE

on July 21, 2014

Swedish beat chef brings in Billie Joe Armstrong, Chris Martin and more for new LP

Avicii (a.k.a. 24-year-old Tim Bergling) has commandeered a small room as his home studio. He sits surrounded by computer screens and six synthesizers, working on the follow-up to his hit 2013 album, True. Collaborators this time include Jon Bon Jovi, Serj Tankian of System of a Down and Chris Martin of Coldplay. There's a song with Billie Joe Armstrong called "No Pleasing a Woman," and a reggae duet between Wyclef Jean and Matis­yahu.

Full article at Rolling Stone: HERE

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BILLIE JOE ON INSTAGRAM

on July 21, 2014

in Kentucky playing a show. #thereplacements with #thereplacable #canthardlywait #messagetotheboys #holyshitIminthereplacements #billiejoeandtommystinson

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