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Mumford & Sons are all smiles alongside Elvis Costello. (photo by Larry Busacca/Getty)

Mumford & Sons’ Big-Name Endorsements: Robert Plant, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Ray Davies

Like fellow folkies Dawes, Mumford & Sons seems to be one of the most predominant new acts to be name-checked by rock’s royalty. Let’s take a look at which other musical icons have endorsed Marcus Mumford and his mates.

09/21/2012

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New Releases: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kiss, The Kinks & Joe Strummer

Let’s take a look at this week’s albums, reissues and other musical goodies from classic artists making musical waves yet again.

08/24/2012

Olympics Closing Ceremony performers (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The Olympic Effect: The Kinks, John Lennon & More Re-enter UK Charts

Though the U.S. charts don’t show the same influence, the Olympics effect is out in full force on on the U.K. charts this week.

08/22/2012

(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

NBC Pushes The Who’s Olympic Performance Past Midnight

With all the issues NBC has had during their broadcast of the London Olympics – from tape delaying, to spoiling results in their news coverage – it seems fitting that they saved their biggest fail for Olympics Closing Ceremony.

08/13/2012

(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Your Guide To Olympic Closing Ceremony Music: The Who, The Beatles & What NBC Didn’t Air

The ceremony featured a “Symphony of British Music” over the last 50 years, which included a mega-set by The Who; a touch of Queen, Pink Floyd and The Kinks; five songs by the Beatles (though no Beatles performed in the ceremony); and the first performance in years by the reunited Spice Girls.

08/12/2012

Kinks Schoolboys Album Turning Into Film

[lastfm]The Kinks’ [/lastfm]1976 album Schoolboys in Disgrace will reportedly be adapted into a feature length film.

07/09/2010

Ray Davies Tributes Late Kinks Bassists At Glastonbury

[lastfm]Ray Davies[/lastfm] used his set at last weekend’s [lastfm]Glastonbury Music Festival[/lastfm] to pay tribute to his former [lastfm]Kinks[/lastfm] bandmate [lastfm]Peter Quaife[/lastfm], who died last week at age 66.

06/29/2010

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