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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...

Abba Star Hits Out At Reunion Snubs

Reclusive former ABBA star ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD has blasted her bandmates for snubbing offers to reform. The singer, known as FRIDA, reveals she has often considered a reunion of the Swedish supergroup but her ex-husband...

Madonna Officially The Queen Of Europe

Pop superstar MADONNA has cemented her position as the queen of pop in Europe as she sits atop both the continent's singles and albums charts. The 47-year-old's dance anthem HUNG UP, which samples ABBA's...

Madonna Continues To Reign Over The UK Charts

Superstar MADONNA continues to prove she's the queen of pop as she rules the UK singles and album charts for a second and third week respectively. The 47-year-old's dance anthem HUNG UP, which samples...

Madonna's Double Success

Queen of pop MADONNA is celebrating as single HUNG UP enjoys a second week at the top of the UK singles chart - and her album went straight to number one too. The disco...

Madonna Labelled 'A Transvestite' At Emas

Superstar MADONNA was shocked at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) last night (03NOV05), when the ceremony's Kazakhstani host BORAT SAGDIYEV labelled her a "transvestite". The singer opened the Lisbon, Portugal ceremony with a...

Waterloo Wins Best Eurovision Hit

Eurovision Song Contest fans have voted ABBA's hit WATERLOO as the best song ever to win the show. The Swedish band, who split over 20 years ago, swept the boards at the 1974 Eurovision...

Madonna Thanks Abba For The Music

Pop queen MADONNA wrote a begging letter to Swedish supergroup ABBA asking for permission to sample their hit GIMME GIMME GIMME on a new track. And the shameless grovelling paid off when the 47-year-old...

Abba To Earn Millions From Madonna Sample

Swedish pop sensations ABBA will earn millions in royalties from MADONNA's new single HUNG UP, because it heavily samples their 1979 hit GIMMIE, GIMMIE, GIMMIE. The new track will premiere simultaneously on national radio...

Robbie Williams: The Musical?

British pop star ROBBIE WILLIAMS is planning a musical based on his own life. The former boyband star is convinced the show will be a hit and emulate the success of similar musicals about...

Ub40 Jump On Musical Bandwagon

The songs of UB40 are set to be immortalised on stage when a musical based on the group's hit tunes opens next year (06). The RED RED WINE band have given permission for 12...

Bee Gees Musical Set To Rock Broadway

A BEE GEES musical is set to hit New York's Broadway early next year (06). The stage show - which has been given the working title YOU WIN AGAIN - will include all the...

Manson's Abba Crush

GARBAGE star SHIRLEY MANSON was desperate to have a lesbian relationship with ABBA's brown-haired beauty ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD when she was a teenager. The WHY DO YOU LOVE ME? singer disgusted by her classmates' obsession...

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