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Madonna Hints At Stage Musical

Madonna looks set to follow in the footsteps of Abba and Queen by allowing a musical featuring her hit songs to hit the stage.The Material Girl is open to having her songs written into a...

Alice Cooper Tried To 'Destroy' Audiences

Alice Cooper used to try and "destroy" his audience.The 'School's Out' hitmaker said his self-titled band didn't understand hippy culture when they first moved to California in 1967, they would purposefully go out of their...

Westlife To Split After 14 Years, Announce Farewell Tour

Westlife, the best-selling Irish boy band, have announced they are to split after 14 years together. The group, who have sold over 44 million albums worldwide, plan to split after a Greatest Hits record this...

Benny Andersson Opens Up About Alcoholism Battle

Abba star Benny Andersson sought help for his alcoholism after hitting a low point and realising he would "lose everything" unless he gave up drinking.The Mamma Mia hitmaker decided to turn his life around by...

Sugababes Pay Tribute To Abba At Theatre Show

Pop group Sugababes donned replicas of Abba's flamboyant stage costumes to perform a rendition of Dancing Queen in London's West End on Thursday night (15Sep11).The Push the Button hitmakers appeared at the close of the...

Meryl Streep Honoured At Kennedy Centre Honours

Meryl Streep is set the be awarded a Kennedy Centre Honour which is the highest honour for defining American culture through the arts. President Obama will greet the receiptants at the show on December 4th...

Secret Abba Fan Dominic Cooper

Dominic Cooper used to dress up as ABBA and dance around to their songs.The actor - who starred in 'Mamma Mia!', a big-screen version of the musical based on the hits of the Swedish group...

Kylie And Dannii Minogue To Duet

Kylie Minogue is set to duet with sister, Dannii.The Australian siblings - who recorded a cover of the ABBA classic 'The Winner Takes It All' for UK TV show 'Beautiful People' in 2008 - want...

Patti Smith Wins Sweden's Polar Music Prize

Punk icon Patti Smith has been selected to receive Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize.The rocker will share the honour, which is handed out by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, with the Kronos Quartet. The...

Streep Sang Abba Songs On Movie Set

Meryl Streep struggles to shake off her role in Abba musical Mamma Mia! - she entertained actor Richard E. Grant by singing the band's songs on a movie set.The Hollywood veteran takes the role of...

Dave Grohl Not Guilty For Success

Dave Grohl has never felt guilty about his success. The Foo Fighters frontman started off as a punk rock drummer before rising to superstardom in grunge band Nirvana, and said he dislikes the purist attitude...

Amanda Seyfried: 'Mamma Mia! Sequel Will Never Happen'

Amanda Seyfried is adamant a Mamma Mia! sequel will never make it to the big screen because script writers have nowhere to take the story.The Abba stage show became a box office phenomenon when it...

Take That Track Gives Greatest Boost

British band TAKE THAT's feel-good anthem GREATEST DAY has come top in a study of songs which give listeners a lift.Scientists concluded that the 2008 chart-topper is the best tune for a morning boost, beating...

Robbie Williams: The Musical?

ROBBIE WILLIAMS is set to follow in the footsteps of ABBA, QUEEN and the SPICE GIRLS - he's reportedly agreed for his hits to be transformed into a West End musical.The Angels hitmaker is said...

Dominic Cooper: 'Mamma Mia 2 Is Very Unlikely'

Dominic Cooper is "unlikely" to reunite with ex-girlfriend Amanda Seyfried for a second 'Mamma Mia' movie. The British actor - who portrayed love interest Sky in the 2008 musical comedy - admits he is not...

Abba Reunion Talk Sparks British Betting Frenzy

News suggesting ABBA star AGNETHA FALTSKOG is keen to reunite with her MAMMA MIA! bandmates for a series of special concerts have sent Britain's bookmakers into a frenzy.Oddsmakers at William Hill are accepting bets on...

Abba To Reform For One-off Show?

Abba could reform after more than 30 years apart. Agnetha Faltskog - one fourth of the group alongside Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson - has confirmed she would like to "chat" with her...

Faltskog Wants Abba Reunion

Fans of beloved pop supergroup ABBA have been given a New Year boost - singer AGNETHA FALTSKOG is keen to meet up with her three former bandmates and discuss a possible reunion.The reclusive Swedish star,...

Seal Set For Movie Marathon

Seal plans to make time to watch movies over the festive season.The 47-year-old singer - who raises daughters Leni, six, and 14-month-old Lou, and sons Henry, five, and Johan, four, with wife Heidi Klum -...

Colin Firth Happy To Play The Fool

Colin Firth "relished making a fool" out of himself when filming 'Mamma Mia'. The British actor appeared alongside other A-list stars including Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep in the romantic musical film - based on...

Abba Star Reuss Loses Legal Battle With Swedish Resort

Former ABBA star ANNI-FRID REUSS has lost her legal battle to recover a multi-million dollar loan from a Swedish health resort.The singer, better known as Frida, filed suit against the executives of the Yantorp Qigong...

Cher Turned Down Mamma Mia! With Streep

CHER had to turn down the chance to reteam with SILKWOOD co-star MERYL STREEP on the big screen - because she was too busy to sign on for ABBA movie musical MAMMA MIA!The pop superstar...

Abba Star Reuss Embroiled In Financial Dispute With Swedish Resort

A lawyer for former ABBA star ANNI-FRID REUSS is threatening to sue the bosses of a martial arts centre in Sweden if they fail to return a $6.9 million (£4.6 million) investment the singer insists...

Abba To Reunite?

ABBA are reportedly considering a reunion. Anni-Frid Lyngstad - best known as Frida - said she and Agnetha Faltskog, who made up the female half of the band, have discussed singing together again for the...

Abba Stars Keen To Reunite

Swedish supergroup ABBA is moving closer to reforming - the band's two female stars have confirmed they are keen to work together again.Earlier this year (10) singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad, known as 'Frida', ruled out the...

Abba Stars Sue Over Song Use

ABBA stars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS are taking legal action to stop a controversial Danish political party using their hit song MAMMA MIA.The Swedish musicians have filed suit against executives at far-right group the...

Abba Singers Starring In Tribute Show

BJORN ULVAEUS and ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD are appealing to fans to vote for their favourite ABBA song as part of an upcoming U.K. TV tribute - which will see them reveal all about their time in...

Bjork & Morricone Honoured With Polar Music Prize

BJORK and Italian composer ENNIO MORRICONE accepted the 2010 Polar Music Prize in Sweden on Monday (30Aug10).King Carl XVI Gustaf honoured the pair at a lavish ceremony. Both musicians were handed $136,000 (£90,600). The Polar...

Ulvaeus: 'Reality Shows Are Killing Music'

ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS has hit out at SIMON COWELL's music reality shows, branding the TV contests "cruel" and guilty of producing "mainstream" acts.The singer/songwriter is not a fan of the music mogul's shows, including...

Streep Belted Out Abba At Blunt's Wedding

MERYL STREEP joined in the celebrations at EMILY BLUNT's recent wedding by teaming up with the bride and groom's mums to sing ABBA songs.Blunt tied the knot with actor John Krasinski in a lavish ceremony...

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