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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...

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...

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