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Abba's Benny Andersson Announces Piano Album

Benny Andersson has re-imagined ABBA songs for a new solo piano album.The Swedish pop group's chief songwriter, who will release 'Piano' via iconic classical music label Deutsche Grammophon on September 29, has taken the classic...

Arcade Fire Have Abba-sounding Songs Stored Away

Arcade Fire have written ABBA-sounding songs - but they are yet to release them.The American rockers aren't afraid to admit they are fans of the Swedish pop superstars - who won 'Eurovision' in 1974 -...

Abba Announce New Exhibition

ABBA have announced a new immersive exhibition in London.The Swedish pop superstars split up in 1982 after 10 years together, but are still dedicated to keeping the spirit and memory of the band alive for...

Immersive Abba Exhibition To Open In London

A new immersive exhibition celebrating the career and impact of ABBA is set to open in London later this year, finally giving fans some concrete news after years of rumours about a ‘digital project’ the...

Steps Set For 20th Anniversary Comeback With Help From Abba

The British five-piece, who formed back in 1997, released hits including Better Best Forgotten and Deeper Shade of Blue during their heyday before splitting in 2001.They've reunited several times since then, but it was on...

Carly Rae Jepsen Admits Donna Summer Is Her Musical Inspiration

Carly Rae Jepsen's new album is inspired by Donna Summer.The 31-year-old singer is currently in Sweden working on her latest record and has offered fans an insight into what they can expect from the album,...

What Is This Mysterious 'Virtual Reality' Show Abba Are Planning?

In probably one of the most vague reunion announcements in history, best-selling Swedish band ABBA revealed that they are planning a live digital experience with the help of 'American Idol' creator Simon Fuller. However, we've...

Abba Reunite To Launch Virtual Reality Project

The Waterloo singers, who parted ways in 1982, have regrouped professionally for the first in more than 30 years to work on a "groundbreaking venture" that will "utilise the very latest in digital...

Abba Teaming Up With Simon Fuller For New Digital Entertainment Project

All four members of Abba are set to reunite for the purposes of a new digital entertainment project, more details of which will be revealed in 2017.The Swedish pop legends have not officially performed together...

Abba Announce Virtual Live Experience

ABBA have confirmed they are to reunite - in virtual reality form.The Swedish pop superstars split up in 1982 after 10 years together and have been the subject of reformation rumours for years, and now...

Queen Anthem Tops Happiest Song Study

The 1979 hit beat out Abba's Dancing Queen and The Beach Boys' Good Vibrations to land the top spot on the new list, compiled by researchers at the University of Missouri following a...

Bjorn Ulvaeus And Max Martin Founding Music Rights Awareness Organisation

The Swedish stars plus pop songwriter Niclas Molinder have formed Music Rights Awareness (MRA), an educational organisation that will work with musicians to teach them about their rights. “It’s so important...

Muriel’S Wedding Being Made Into A Musical

Global Creatures and Sydney Theatre Company have partnered to produce Muriel’s Wedding The Musical, which will premiere at Roslyn Packer Theatre in Sydney, Australia from 6 November until 30 December next year (17).The production is...

Benny Andersson's Grandson Auditions For Swedish Pop Idol

Charlie Gronvall, the child of Andersson's son Peter, seemed to be following in his musical family's footsteps when he appeared on Monday's (05Sep16) episode of reality show Idol in Sweden. Ahead...

Queen's Greatest Hits Named Best-selling Album In UK

Queen's 1981 'Greatest Hits' is the best-selling album of all time in Britain.The Official Charts Company - responsible for compiling the UK Album Chart each week - has revealed the 60 highest-selling LPs to mark...

Portishead Pay Tribute To Murdered Politician In New Video

Cox was shot and killed earlier this month (Jun16) by a gunman who didn't agree with her stance on Britain staying in the European Union prior to Thursday's (23Jun16) referendum on the 'Brexit'...

Abba 'Perform Together For First Time In 30 Years'

The legendary four-piece, who last sung together on Swedish television in 1986, reunited at a party in Stockholm, Sweden, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of members Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson becoming friends....

Abba Piano Up For Auction

The Lindner upright piano, which was used by bandmembers Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus for composing songs between 1972 and 1979, is set to fetch up to $64,000 (£40,000). The ABBA stars installed...

Abba Piano To Be Sold At Auction

The instrument was housed at the Metronome Studios in Stockholm, Sweden and featured on some of the band's most famous songs including their breakthrough hit Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia and Knowing Me,...

Abba's Bjorn Ulvaeus Supports Euthanasia

ABBA legend singer Bjorn Ulvaeus would rather be euthanised than live in constant pain with an illness.The 70-year-old Swedish star - a co-founder of the pop super-group - has become a supporter of assisted suicide...

Bjorn Ulvaeus Backs Assisted Suicide

The 70-year-old singer revealed that watching his parents and in-laws suffer drawn out deaths made him realise he wants to control how he passes away. His decision was strengthened when he...

Abba Bass Player Rutger Gunnarsson Dead

Gunnarsson, who performed on every album by the Waterloo hitmakers and also joined them onstage, passed away at his home in Sweden on Friday (08May15). In a post on Facebook.com, ABBA paid...

Stereophonics Announce New Album

Stereophonics are releasing a new album.The band have announced that their ninth LP 'Keep The Village Alive' will come out on September 11, 2015, through their own Stylus Records label through Ignition Records.Frontman Kelly Jones...

Bjorn Ulvaeus To Launch Mamma Mia! Eaterie

The eaterie, named Mamma Mia! The Party, will recreate the Greek taverna setting used in the stage musical and 2008 film starring Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried. Patrons of the restaurant will...

Mamma Mia! To Close On Broadway After 14 Years

The curtain will come down on the Abba musical on 5 September (15), just shy of the production's 18 October anniversary, after more than 5,760 performances. The musical opened at Broadway's Winter...

Manager/producer Kim Fowley Loses Cancer Battle

Record producer and musician Kim Fowley has lost his battle with cancer.The former The Runaways svengali, who enjoyed success with a string of 1960s novelty tunes, was 75. The son of actors Douglas Fowley...

Jerry Greenberg Documentary In The Works

A documentary film charting the achievements of music mogul Jerry Greenberg is in the works.Greenberg became the youngest president of a major record label when he was named the boss of Atlantic Records in 1974...

Bob Dylan, Abba And Chic Recordings Join Grammy Hall Of Fame

Recordings by artists including Bob Dylan, Abba and Chic will be added to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015.The list of 27 classic singles or albums, aged 25 years or older, have been chosen...

Bob Dylan Inducted Into Grammy Hall Of Fame

Records from Bob Dylan, Sex Pistols and Lou Reed are among those inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.The 'Like a Rolling Stone' singer's iconic 1975 LP 'Blood on the Tracks' is one of 27...

Abba Turn Down Battle Of Waterloo Exhibition Request

Swedish pop stars Abba have refused to lend the first vinyl of their hit single Waterloo to an exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.The Dancing Queen hitmakers were approached by organisers...

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