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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...

Goldsmith Torn Between Grief And Greatness At Led Zeppelin Reunion

Music mogul HARVEY GOLDSMITH almost missed out on the one-off LED ZEPPELIN reunion he helped stage in 2007 - because his father-in-law died as the supergroup were about to take the stage.The British promoter put...

Depeche Mode's Music To Be Used In Dark New Play

DEPECHE MODE's back catalogue will feature in a controversial new musical, which tells the tale of two abused boys.The British trio's most famous tracks will provide the musical backdrop for a new production, entitled Playing...

Katy Perry Fulfills Dream

Katy Perry called her album 'Teenage Dream' in tribute to her youthful ambitions.The 'California Gurls' singer picked the title because it is a reminder of her own hopes as a teenager and also because she...

Mel C Denies Spice Girls Tour

The Spice Girls have "no plans" to tour again.Singer Mel C insists the group - who went their separate ways in 2000 and reformed for a string of concerts in 2007 - are far too...

Abba's Record Company To Sue Over Tribute Act Names

Executives at ABBA's record company Universal Music are threatening to sue 15 tribute acts, demanding they change their names.Legal notices have been sent off to the 15 groups who are basing their acts and monikers...

Mamma Mia! Set For Chinese Run

ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! is to become the first major western musical to be produced in Chinese for a theatrical run in the communist country.The project will be the 13th time the hit musical has...

Iran Releases Jailed Director

Award-winning Iranian film director Jafar Panahi was released on $200,000 bail today (Tuesday) from the Evin prison in Tehran, where he had been held since March on charges of producing an "anti-regime" film. The film...

Iranian Director Calls For Release Of Fellow Director

An award-winning Iranian director opened a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival following the screening of his film with a call for the release of a fellow Iranian director, who was jailed for making...

Bjork Wins Sweden's Polar Prize

Icelandic singer BJORK has been awarded Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize.The star will share the honour, which is handed out by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, with Italian composer Ennio Morricone, according to the...

Minogue's Hits To Be Transformed Into A Musical

Australian superstar KYLIE MINOGUE is to follow in the footsteps of ABBA, QUEEN and the SPICE GIRLS by turning her hits into a showstopping musical.ABBA's iconic tracks were transformed into hugely popular stageshow Mamma Mia!,...

Katy Perry Makes Abba Album

Katy Perry's new album has been inspired by ABBA and The Cardigans. The 'Hot N Cold' hitmaker - whose second album is due to be released in the summer - gave songwriter Lukasz 'Dr. Luke'...

Cannes Lineup Announced

British director Mike Leigh, who has already won the Cannes Film Festival's top Palme d'Or award twice, will be going for his third win this year with the announcement that his new film, Another Year...

Seyfried's Crude Body Art

AMANDA SEYFRIED has shown her cheeky sense of humour - the actress has a crude slang term for female genitalia tattooed on her left foot.The Mamma Mia! actress stunned reporters at the London premiere of...

Ozzy Osbourne's Stomach-churning Autograph

Ozzy Osbourne once signed a fan's colostomy bag.The Black Sabbath frontman admits he often gets bizarre requests from his supporters and although he agreed to the autograph, he couldn't "even look" as he did it.Ozzy...

Tom Hanks Reveals Larry Crowne Cast

Tom Hanks has unveiled the cast of his new movie 'Larry Crowne'. The Oscar-winning star - who is directing, producing and starring in the comedy movie - revealed in a message on twitter he will...

Dominic Cooper's Older Fans

Dominic Cooper gets chased down the street by "middle-aged women".The 'Mamma Mia!' actor says he has been bombarded with female attention since starring in the 2008 ABBA-inspired musical movie and says he still can't escape...

Seyfried Started Mamma Mia Sequel Rumours

MAMMA MIA! star AMANDA SEYFRIED has confessed she started rumours movie bosses were planning a sequel to the musical hit - because she's desperate to reprise her role.The actress found fame - and love with...

Natalie Imbruglia Swaps With Moss

Kate Moss and Natalie Imbruglia swapped dresses in the toilets at a charity event.The supermodel and the Australian singer were at the Mummy Rocks fundraiser at London's Bloomsbury Ballroom on Wednesday night (24.03.10) and were...

Abba To Reform?

ABBA may reunite for a one-off performance.The Swedish pop group - made up of Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Faltskog - have always refused to reform, despite many pleas, but Benny has...

Boy George's Prison Nightmare

Boy George thinks his time in prison was like a "bad dream".The former Culture Club singer - who last year served four months of a 15-month sentence for false imprisonment of a male escort, who...

Abba Inducted Into Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame

The Stooges, Genesis, ABBA, The Hollies and Jimmy Cliff were inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll hall of fame last night (15.03.10).The legendary performers were all honoured with a dinner in New York, and representatives...

Abba Star Rules Out Reunion At Hall Of Fame Induction

ABBA star ANNI-FRID REUSS has ruled out a much-anticipated band reunion, insisting it's "too late for that" at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on Monday night (15Mar10).Reuss, formerly...

Class Of 2010 Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

British rockers GENESIS, THE STOOGES and ABBA have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the class of 2010.The ceremony at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Monday night (15Mar10) opened...

Madonna Designs Sunglasses

Madonna is designing her own range of sunglasses.The 'Material Girl' singer has teamed up with Italian designers Dolce and Gabbana to create a collection of eyewear, which bear the letter 'M' on the arm.Gabbana said:...

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