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Streep To Star In Film Version Of Mamma Mia!

LATEST: Academy Award winner MERYL STREEP is putting her vocal talents to the test in the Hollywood adaptation of ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA star, 57, is set to play DONNA, whose...

Mamma Mia! Abba Musical Set For The Big Screen

ABBA musical MAMMA MIA is the latest stage musical to head for the big screen - and it's all thanks to TOM HANKS. Hanks, his wife RITA WILSON and Abba stars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN...

Minogue Seals Comeback By Topping Gay Icon Poll

Pop princess KYLIE MINOGUE has cemented her comeback after being hailed the greatest gay icon of all time. Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 in the middle of the Australian leg of her...

Mamma Mia For Abba Star

A member of Swedish pop group Abba is being chased by the tax office for unpaid taxes for the second time in as many years. According to the Swedish tax office, Abba star Bjorn Ulvaeus...

By on 05 January 2007

Mamma Mia To Close As A Record Breaker In Las Vegas

Beloved ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! is to end its run in Las Vegas next summer (08) after scoring 2,300 performances in over five years at the Mandalay Bay Theatre. The production is the longest-running and...

Abba Star Ordered To Pay Gbp1.1 Million In Tax

Former ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS has been order to pay 16 million kronor (GBP1.1 million/$2.1 million) in undeclared royalties by Swedish tax officials. The DANCING QUEEN hitmaker is accused of tax evasion, with officials believing...

Feeling Blue? Turn To The Verve

If you're feeling down and want to indulge in feeling sorry for yourself, then listening to The Verve's The Drugs Don't Work could help things along nicely. According to research, the track is the saddest...

By on 11 December 2006

Leona And Ray Through To X Factor Final

TV viewers were shocked to discover that Simon Cowell has both acts in next week's final after Ben Mills was voted off the show last night.The gravely-voiced charge of judge Sharon Osborne polled fractionally less...

By on 10 December 2006

Abba Museum For Stockholm

A museum dedicated to Swedish pop sensations ABBA will open in Stockholm in 2008. The interactive exhibition will include outfits worn by the four-piece, instruments used by the group, awards they won and a collection...

Queen Top All Time UK Album Chart

QUEEN'S Greatest Hits LP has been named the UK's best selling album of all time. The disc has sold a staggering 5,407,587 copies since its release in 1981. In second place is THE BEATLES' SGT...

Madonna And Abba Unite?

MADONNA is set to go into the studio with ABBA stars AGNETHA FALTSKOG and ANNI-FRID ' FRIDA' LYNGSTAD after holding talks with the Swedish pop legends. The DANCING QUEENS agreed to record material with Madonna...

Madonna's Abba Tribute

MADONNA has paid tribute to 70s pop superstars ABBA, in the sleevenotes for their new Greatest Hits album. The MATERIAL GIRL credits the Swedish fourpiece with inspiring her and a generation of artists. She writes,...

Williams To Team Up With Abba?

British pop hunk ROBBIE WILLIAMS is planning a collaboration with pop superstars ABBA. The former TAKE THAT star has held secret talks with ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD, a member of the Swedish band. The 60-year-old reveals, "Robbie...

Abba To Join Cowell's X Factor

ABBA legends BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS have reportedly agreed to guest judge for music mogul SIMON COWELL's UK talent show THE X FACTOR. The Swedish songwriters have been invited by the AMERICAN IDOL judge...

Embarrassed Abba Star Draws Her Own Raffle Ticket

Former ABBA singer ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD was left embarrassed at a London charity auction last Thursday (14SEP06) when she drew her own winning raffle ticket. The WATERLOO star was at an event in aid of the...

Universal Threatens Abba Fansite With Legal Action

The Universal record label has threatened an ABBA website based in Australia with legal action over "illegal" live recordings distributed or purchased by fans. The website Abbamail.com - which is owned by GRAEME READ and...

Hanks Plans Abba Movie Musical Again

TOM HANKS and executives at his production company, Playtone, are in talks to turn ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! into a new movie. Hanks approached producer JUDY CRAYMER with a view to putting the stageshow on...

Beatles Top Gay Album

THE BEATLES' first album PLEASE PLEASE ME is a shock entry in a new poll of the top 50 gay albums of all time. JOHN LENNON, PAUL MCCARTNEY, GEORGE HARRISON and RINGO STARR's 1963 album,...

Mamma Mia! The Book

ABBA founders BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS have teamed up with the brains behind hit musical MAMMA MIA! to pen a new book about the production phenomenon. The show's creator/producer JUDY CRAYMER came up with...

Elton Wants 'Adventurous Musical'

SIR ELTON JOHN wants to make an "adventurous" musical based on his life, because he is bored of the "bad" stage shows about other singers. QUEEN, ROD STEWART, ABBA and BILLY JOEL all have musical...

Led Zeppelin Pick Up Pioneer Award From Swedish King

The king of Sweden has presented LED ZEPPELIN with a prestigious award honouring them as "great pioneers" of popular music. Surviving band members ROBERT PLANT, JIMMY PAGE and JOHN PAUL JONES picked up the Polar...

Abba Musical To Hit The Big Screen

The hit ABBA musical MAMMA MIA is set to be made into a film produced by Oscar winner TOM HANKS. Hollywood publication Daily Variety reports Abba songwriters BJORN ULVAEUS and BENNY ANDERSON will work alongside...

Abba Get Phone-friendly

ABBA are the latest stars to join the ringtone revolution - allowing mobile phone customers the chance to hear their hits every time a call comes through. The Swedish superstars have agreed a deal with...

Abba Stalker Arrested

A long-term stalker of former ABBA blonde AGNETHA FALTSKOG has been arrested near the singer's estate in Sweden. Faltskog's ex-lover GERT VAN DER GRAAF, 40, was apprehended by police on Tuesday (04APR06) before later being...

Gallagher Loves Abba

British rocker NOEL GALLAGHER has confessed a soft spot for Swedish pop band ABBA. The OASIS guitarist, usually a fierce critic of music industry colleagues, has hailed the WATERLOO quartet's songwriting genius and owns up...

Roxette Announce Comeback

Swedish pop duo ROXETTE are heading back to the studio later this year (06), singer and guitarist PER GESSLE has announced. THE LOOK stars took a break from music-making when singer MARIE FREDRIKSSON was diagnosed...

Wenn Music Review 2005

By Stephen Cunningsworth From marriage to divorce, natural disaster to fundraising, and convicted criminals to falsely accused superstars, 2005 gave us another non-stop 12 months of music industry mayhem. Michael Jackson had the world on...

Eurovision Imported To Us

Europe's biggest music competition is being adapted for American viewers by US TV network NBC. The EUROVISION SONG CONTEST, an annual multi-nation battle of bands and singers, launched the careers of mavericks including ABBA...

Hucknall Hits On West End Stage

SIMPLY RED frontman MICK HUCKNALL is following in the footsteps of ROD STEWART, QUEEN and ABBA by creating a musical for the London stage, using all of his biggest hits. The FAIRGROUND singer is...

Steps Star Eyes Eurovision

Struggling British pop star LISA SCOTT-LEE is vying to replicate the success of ABBA and CELINE DION by having a shot at the Eurovision Song Contest next year (06). The singer, who previously found...

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