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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...

Musician Raphael Ravenscroft Dead At 60

Baker Street saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft has died, aged 60.The musician passed away at a hospital in Exeter, England on Sunday (19Oct14) after suffering a heart attack. He had been recovering from a stroke which he...

Mick Jagger Eyeing Rolling Stones Museum

The Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger paid a visit to the Abba museum in Sweden on Monday night (30Jun14) in search of inspiration for a similar attraction dedicated to his own band.The Paint It...

Mick Jagger Plans Rolling Stones Museum

A Rolling Stones museum is set to open in London.Frontman Sir Mick Jagger was so inspired by the interactive tribute to pop group ABBA in their home town of Stockholm, Sweden, that he plans to...

Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' And The Five Best Breakup Albums Of All Time

Coldplay’s new album Ghost Stories has been released, to quite a mixed bag of reviews. When just three weeks after the album’s track listing had been announced Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow announced their “conscious...

The Book Of Mormon Is Quadruple Winner At Olivier Awards

The Book Of Mormon has officially been deemed a West End hit after winning four prizes, including Best New Musical, at the 2014 Olivier Awards in London.The Tony Award-winning stage show, from South Park creators...

Abba Stars To Join Mamma Mia! Cast Onstage At Olivier Awards

Abba stars Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus will perform with the cast of hit stage musical Mamma Mia! at the Olivier Awards.The Swedish superstars shot to fame in 1974 after winning the Eurovision Song Contest...

Anni-frid Lyngstad Hints At New Abba Material

Abba star Anni-Frid Lyngstad has given fans hope of a musical reunion by revealing the bandmembers have discussed working together on new material.Devotees have long hoped the Swedish pop group would get back together for...

Abba Celebrate 40 Years Since Their Victorious 'Waterloo' Performance At The Eurovision Song Contest

In 1974 the virtually unknown foursome got on a Brighton stage to compete for their home nation of Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest, and they left victorious after performing their now famed track 'Waterloo'.Bjorn...

Tim Rice Hints At Retirement From Musical Theatre

Acclaimed lyricist Sir Tim Rice fears he will never write another stage musical as the public seems to prefer shows featuring well-known pop songs to original material.The songwriter helped create hugely successful musicals including Joseph...

Bjorn Ulvaeus: 'Abba Will Not Reform'

Abba star Bjorn Ulvaeus has ended hopes the legendary pop act will reform for a 40th anniversary celebration.The Swedish superstars shot to fame in 1974 after winning the Eurovision Song Contest with their track Waterloo,...

Queen Album Makes Chart History In U.k.

Queen's Greatest Hits has become the first album to sell over six million copies in the U.K.It took the 1981 release almost 33 years to reach the milestone, and guitarist Brian May is thrilled with...

Bruce Springsteen Back At No. 1 With 'High Hopes'

Bruce Springsteen released his latest album, High Hopes, in the UK last week and at the first time of asking the latest collection of songs from The Boss soared straight to the top of the...

Chloe Moretz's Brothers Are Like Spice Girls

Chloe Moretz says her family is like the Spice Girls.The 'Carrie' actress grew up in a single parent household with her four older brothers doting on her and she claims her siblings are all so...

Agnetha Faltskog Makes Live Return At Charity Concert

Abba star Agnetha Faltskog stunned fans by hitting the stage for a surprise performance at a London charity concert on Tuesday (12Nov13), marking her first high-profile gig in 25 years.The Swedish singer, who has reportedly...

Abba To Mark 40th Anniversary Of Waterloo

Swedish pop stars Abba have raised fans' hopes of a reunion by confirming plans to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of their hit single Waterloo.The group, which released its last album in 1982,...

Kylie Minogue's Catchiest Song Aids Dementia Research

Kylie Minogue's hit Can't Get You Out Of My Head has topped a poll to find the world's catchiest song.Scientists at the Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health in Manchester, England carried out a...

Abba Superfan Auctions Off Collection Spanning 40 Years

An Abba superfan has banked $86,000 (£57,334) after auctioning off his collection of rare memorabilia.Thomas Nordin's 40-year stash went up for sale in Stockholm, Sweden over the weekend (10-11Aug13) and devotees from around the world...

Producer: 'Spice Girls Musical Will Return'

The producer behind the Spice Girls' flop musical Viva Forever! is convinced the show can be brought back to life with a little hard work and a few alterations.The West End musical, based around the...

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