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Gilberto Gil Honoured In Sweden

Brazilian music star-turned-Culture Minister GILBERTO GIL was honoured with the POLAR MUSIC PRIZE in Sweden last night (23MAY05). KING CARL GUSTAF bestowed the honour on the 62-year-old at an official ceremony in Stockholm....

Agnetha Plagued With Fears After Abba Split

ABBA blonde AGNETHA FALTSKOG refused to sing for years after the break up of the hit Swedish band - as she had terrifying visions and memories of the darker side of life on the road....

Slated Beach Boys Musical To Close

The musical based on the music of THE BEACH BOYS is being abandoned just three months after opening on New York's Broadway. GOOD VIBRATIONS, which opened in February (05) and closes on Sunday (24APR05),...

Abba Planned Musical With Cleese In 1980

ABBA teamed up with British comedian JOHN CLEESE to write a musical based around the Swedish legends' songs, years before the hit stage show MAMMA MIA. Abba songwriters BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVANEUS met...

Abba Reunite For The First Time In 20 Years

The four members of Swedish pop sensations ABBA have reunited for the first time in 19 years. BENNY ANDERSSON, BJORN ULVAEUS, ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD and AGNETHA FALTSKOG sent fans "crazy" by attending the premiere...

Former Eurovision Stars Compete For Anniversary Special

Music stars including ABBA and CELINE DION are to compete against each other to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST. Viewers will pick fourteen acts from the show's past five decades...

Dj Read Composes Slade: The Musical

British radio DJ MIKE READ has written a musical about seventies glam rockers SLADE. The former BBC presenter, who is organising a tsunami charity single with SIR CLIFF RICHARD, BOY GEORGE and former BEE...

Faltskog Slams Lyngstad Rift Rumours

Pop legend AGNETHA FALTSKOG has slammed reports of a long-running feud with her former ABBA bandmate ANNIFRID LYNGSTAD. The blonde singer spoke about her former collaborator in a rare interview with TV presenter LASSE...

Earth, Wind + Fire Musical Planned

Disco supergroup EARTH, WIND + FIRE are set to become the latest act to have their hits immortalised in a new stage musical. The BOOGIE WONDERLAND hitmakers are working with choreographer MAURICE HINES to create...

Gallagher : I'm An Abba Fan

OASIS songwriter NOEL GALLAGHER is a secret fan of '70s pop group ABBA, and would love to record a cover version of one of their songs. The DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER star wishes...

Stipe: Law Should Play Me In A Musical

Rocker MICHAEL STIPE wants to sign up JUDE LAW or KYLIE MINOGUE to play him in a musical based on the life of his band REM. The SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE singer would love it...

Duran Duran Plan Musical

British rockers DURAN DURAN are to follow in the footsteps of QUEEN, ROD STEWART and ABBA by having their own musical on London's West End. Plans have already begun to set the group's hits...

Abba Video Was Faked

Film-makers have devastated ABBA fans by admitting their reunion video was faked. The Swedish DANCING QUEEN stars - who split in 1983 - have always shunned lucrative offers to reform, but thrilled music lovers...

Prince Charles Attends Abba Musical

British royal PRINCE CHARLES enjoyed a gala performance of ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! in London last night (10JUN04) - and he confessed to knowing the lyrics to all the songs. The heir to the...

Abba Celebrates Nine Year Chart Stint

Defunct Swedish pop stars ABBA are celebrating after learning their greatest hits album GOLD has spent almost nine years in the British charts. The 19-track compilation enjoyed its 466th week on the UK charts...

Genesis Plan Musical

Eighties rockers GENESIS are planning a London stage musical based on their songs. The group's former guitarist MIKE RUTHERFORD wants to follow in the footsteps of QUEEN, ROD STEWART and ABBA and turn Genesis'...

Abba Studios Forced To Shut

The Swedish studio where pop supergroup ABBA recorded has been forced to close-down - after it's current owners could no longer afford the rent. LED ZEPPELIN, THE BEASTIE BOYS and ROXETTE were among other...

Zombies Star Loses Cancer Battle

THE ZOMBIES' original guitarist PAUL ATKINSON has lost his battle with cancer, according to Internet sources. The rocker, who celebrated his 58th birthday last month (MAR04), died at home in Santa Monica, California, last...

Abba Star Checks Up On Mamma Mia!

Former ABBA frontman BJORN ULVAEUS is still actively involved in smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! - and regularly drops by unannounced to check up on the performances. The WINNER TAKES IT ALL star,...

George Michael Snubs Musical Offer

GEORGE MICHAEL has been offered a fortune to create his own musical - based on his early days in eighties pop group WHAM!. The AMAZING singer, 40, has been approached to write a production...

Sir Cliff Richard Crowned The Best Selling British Singles Artist Ever

Veteran singer SIR CLIFF RICHARD has been named the best selling singles artist in his native Britain - beating out THE BEATLES and ELVIS PRESLEY. The SUMMER HOLIDAY hitmaker has a huge devoted following...

Abba Recluse Returns After 17 Years

Reclusive former ABBA star AGNETHA FALTSKOG has fuelled rumours the 70s supergroup are on the verge of reforming after signing up to record her first album in 17 years. The Swedish singer has signed...

Cat Stevens Musical On The Way

Singing legend CAT STEVENS is planning a London West End musical based on his songs. The 55-year-old star - who changed his name to YUSUF ISLAM in 1979 after converting to Islam - will follow...

Abba To Reunite For Show Anniversary?

Producers of the hit ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! are hoping to reunite the Swedish quartet as part of the show's fifth anniversary celebrations. The WINNER TAKES IT ALL seventies supergroup have so far resisted...

Elvis Is Set For Broadway

ELVIS PRESLEY's music will be the centrepiece of a new Broadway, New York, musical, set for 2005. Twenty of THE KING's tunes will feature in ALL SHOOK UP, the tale of a magic jukebox....

Abba's Agnetha Plans Chart Comeback

Reclusive ABBA legend AGNETHA FALTSKOG is busy recording her first album for 16 years, after bowing out of the public eye. The blonde singer - who was married to former bandmate BJORN ULVAEUS for...

Sinead O'connor Delays Retirement Plans

Irish singer SINEAD O'CONNOR has given her latest musical collection a suitably long title - SHE WHO DWELLS IN THE SECRET PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH SHALL ABIDE UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY....

Abba Star Hates Idol - But Loves Eminem

The man behind phenomenally successful pop group ABBA has lashed out at the state of modern pop music - but admitted he's an EMINEM fan. Swedish songsmith BJORN ULVAEUS is disgusted by the state...

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