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Arcade Fire Opening Haitian Restaurant in Montreal

May 7, 2015

Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Régine Chassagne are opening a new Haitian restaurant, Agrikol, in Montreal this summer with the help of celebrated Toronto restaurateurs (and fellow husband-wife duo) Roland Jean and Jen Agg, The Globe and...

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Megastars Team Up to Launch Streaming Service Tidal

March 30, 2015

A phalanx of chart-topping stars from across genres joined forces in the loading dock of New York City's biggest post office today to launch the newly artist-owned high-definition streaming service Tidal. Like a scene out of a pop-music version of...

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Stream Arcade Fire Member Will Butler's New Album

March 2, 2015

Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Will Butler will release his debut solo LP Policy on March 10th, but before the album hits shelves next week, Butler has offered up a stream of Policy's eight tracks (via Pitchfork). In a statement, Butler describes...

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Arcade Fire Frontman Brews Up Signature Coffee for Charity

December 12, 2014

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler revealed Friday that he has teamed up with La Colombe Coffee to create his own signature brew, RaRa, which is grown in Haiti and roasted in Philadelphia. Sale proceeds from the product – which is currently available...

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Watch Arcade Fire's Guest-Filled Horror Flick 'Festi'

November 1, 2014

While most artists use Halloween as a reason to dress up like a giant Cheeto or poke fun at a current legal situation, Arcade Fire picked October 31st to finally unveil their 24-minute horror flick Festi. The film was recorded during the band's...

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Throat Singer Beats Arcade Fire, Drake for Polaris Prize

September 23, 2014

Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq beat out Arcade Fire, Drake, Mac DeMarco and others to win the Polaris Prize, Canada's annual award for the country's best full-length album of the year. Animism, Tagaq's third album, beat out Arcade Fire's...

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Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Strokes Members Form Supergroup

September 20, 2014

Members of Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and the Strokes formed a one-shot indie supergroup called Pop All Star Band to perform at the third annual Pop Vs. Jock charity basketball game held on Saturday during the Pop Montréal festival. The band, which...

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Arcade Fire, Bon Iver to Play Charity Basketball Game

August 29, 2014

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler is an avowed basketball junkie, and while occasionally, he allows his passions to boil over, he also uses his love of the game for good. Case in point: His annual Pop vs. Jock charity basketball game, held during the...

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VMAs 2014 Winners: Beyonce Dominates MTV's Big Night

August 25, 2014

Did you know that Arcade Fire won an award at the MTV Video Music Awards, or that Beyoncé won three Moonmen in addition to her Video Vanguard Award? Probably not. Even though MTV wrapped up the ceremony 15 minutes early – ample...

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Arcade Fire Bring on Buster Poindexter for 'Hot Hot Hot'

August 23, 2014

Arcade Fire managed to put yet another novel spin on their Reflektor tour hometown covers tradition on Friday night. For their show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, the band doubled up on local references by playing the New York Dolls' "Personality...

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Arcade Fire's Cover Streak Continues

August 20, 2014

Every date of Arcade Fire's North American Reflektor tour has featured a cover song tailored specifically to that city (or, in a pinch, that state), and the Canadian collective continued to deliver the geographic goods Monday night...

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Roots Picnic Snags Erykah Badu, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky

March 10, 2015

UPDATE: Pandora has launched a mixtape with the Roots ahead of their annual Roots Picnic on May 30th. The mixtape features artists appearing at this year's event, including Afrika Bambaataa, Erykah Badu and Phantogram. The Roots have lined up the...

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Will Butler to Write Songs Based on Newspaper Headlines

February 20, 2015

UPDATE: Stream Will Butler's "Clean Monday," about the Greek debt crisis, below. Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Will Butler will release his first solo album Policy on March 10th, and to prep for the event, the brother of Win will sit down...

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See Arcade Fire, Pharrell and Sia's Grammy-Nominated VIdeos

December 5, 2014

Arcade Fire's "We Exist," Sia's "Chandelier" and Pharrell Williams' "Happy" are among the clips nominated to win Best Music Video at next year's Grammy Awards. Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo announced the nominees, which also include Woodkid and Max Richter's...

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Watch Arcade Fire on 'CBS Sunday Morning'

October 19, 2014

Arcade Fire recently wrapped up their long, cover song-heavy Reflektor world tour, but before they said goodbye to the road, the group's Régine Chassagne and brothers Win and Will Butler chatted with CBS Sunday Morning for an introductory...

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Montreal Madness: Arcade Fire's Charity Basketball Game

September 22, 2014

In a hot gymnasium at Montreal's McGill University Sports Centre, a seven-foot tall, retired American basketball player named Luke Bonner is singing a passionate rendition of Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know." The crowd goes wild, fueled by cans...

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Arcade Fire Perform Rollicking Bo Diddley Cover

August 30, 2014

Arcade Fire added a little twist to those geographically inspired covers they've been peppering into the encores of their current Reflektor tour, playing the same song in two cities but for different reasons. During the band's first show at Chicago's...

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Watch David Byrne and Arcade Fire Cover Suicide

August 25, 2014

Arcade Fire added a new dimension to their geographic covers series during their three-night residency at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, recruiting musicians from classic New York City punk bands to join them onstage. Sunday night's gig featured...

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Watch Marky Ramone Sit in With Arcade Fire in Brooklyn

August 24, 2014

Arcade Fire have upped the ante on their regional covers project as the Reflektor tour enters its closing days, not only playing their usual songs by notable locals, but also bringing on musicians from the bands to join them. The night after Buster...

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Metallica, Arcade Fire Reps Rip NFL’s Pay-for-Play Plan

August 22, 2014

The NFL's reported plan to get major pop stars to pay for a coveted halftime appearance at next year's Super Bowl will work only if the pop stars participate. And several outraged music-business sources predict they won't. "Halftime's for sale," says...

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