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Boy George Wishes He'd Got Sober Years Ago

Boy George wishes he had quit drink and drugs "20 years ago".The 49-year-old singer has been sober for just over two years and has recently even given up smoking and he now wishes he could...

Glee Up For Glaad Award

'Glee' has been nominated for a Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Award. The US musical comedy show - which saw cast member Chris Colfer, who plays openly-gay Kurt Hummel, receive a Golden...

Daltrey Looking For Teenage Cancer Trust Show Successor

Noel Gallagher and Kelly Jones have been asked by Roger Daltrey to take over organising the Teenage Cancer Trust charity gigs.Stereophonics headlined this year's concerts at the Royal Albert Hall - which conclude with a...

By on 28 March 2009

Gavin And Stacey Stars In Teenage Cancer Trust Lineup

James Corden and Mathew Horne among the special guests signed up for the 2009 Teenage Cancer Trust concerts.The Gavin and Stacey actors will host an evening of comedy to bring a week of charity shows...

By on 12 February 2009

Antony And The Johnsons Shoot To Top Of European Chart

ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS' new album THE CRYING LIGHT has catapulted to the top of the European music charts in its first week of release. The U.S. rockers have triumphed in the European Top 100 Albums...

Elbow's Seldom Seen Kid Wins 2008 Mercury Music Prize

Elbow's fourth album The Seldom Seen Kid has won the 2008 Mercury Music Prize.The northwest quintet had been second favourite to claim the prize behind the secretive dubstep producer Burial but took the prestigious award...

By on 09 September 2008

Mercury Music Prize Nominees Await 2008 Verdict

Radiohead, the Last Shadow Puppets and Elbow are among acts waiting to discover if they have won the 2008 Mercury Music Prize.The winner of the prestigious award will be unveiled at around 22:00 BST on...

By on 09 September 2008

Klaxons: It Was Right We Won

Mercury Music Prize-winning Londoners Klaxons have said that their winning of the renowned award was the right choice.The band, dubbed new-rave, were the surprise winners at a glitzy awards ceremony in London last night, their...

By on 05 September 2007

Benicassim To Get Underway

Benicassim festival will get underway tonight as four days of live music in the Spanish sunshine begins.Iggy and the Stooges lead tonight's headliners along with fellow US act Bright Eyes and Swedish band Mando Diao.The...

By on 19 July 2007

Jamie T To Challenge Monkey Fever

Amy Winehouse and Jamie T have emerged as the bookies' favourites to win this year's Nationwide Mercury prize.The judging panel announced its shortlist yesterday and previous winners Arctic Monkeys were among those nominated.But according to...

By on 18 July 2007

Shakespeare's Sonnets Get Musical Makeover

The sonnets of British playwright WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE are to be given a musical makeover with a show of rock 'n' roll interpretations. The SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER'S DAY bard's most famous verses...

Boy George Attacks Contemporary Bands

Former CULTURE CLUB frontman BOY GEORGE launched a scathing attack at contemporary bands at last night's (15FEB06) Brit Awards - branding them all "boring". George, real name GEORGE O'DOWD, claimed there were only three...

Young Slams 'Gorillas' Williams And Blunt

British pop star WILL YOUNG has slammed his fellow Brit Award nominees ROBBIE WILLIAMS and JAMES BLUNT, labelling the singers "puffed-up gorillas". The EVERGREEN musician, who recently made his movie debut in MRS HENDERSON...

Cult Acts Fight For Pantheon Prize

FIONA APPLE, KINGS OF LEON, SUFJAN STEVENS, MIA and ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS are among the acts who will fight it out for the 2006 New Pantheon Music Prize next month (FEB06). The honour,...

Hegarty: 'I'm Not Original'

Singer ANTONY HEGARTY is bemused when his unique talent is likened to the voices of NINA SIMONE and ELVIS PRESLEY - he claims he is simply a blend of every musician that has ever influenced...

Hegarty In Rock 'N' Roll Tug-of-war

Singer ANTONY HEGARTY hails BOY GEORGE and LOU REED as his musical muses, and he was stunned when both his heroes were keen to work with him. Torn between his two favourite hitmakers, the...

Arctic Monkey Turner Voted Coolest Man

Rock newcomer ALEX TURNER of British band ARCTIC MONKEYS has been voted coolest man on the planet, beating out competition from superstars like LIAM GALLAGHER and KANYE WEST. The 19-year-old I BET YOU LOOK...

Franz Ferdinand: 'Antony And Johnsons Are Worthy Successors'

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND were overjoyed when ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS controversially won this year's (05) prestigious Mercury Music Prize, because they were the most original group. The successful indie group, who won the...

Antony And The Johnsons Attacked Over Mercury Triumph

The decision to honour ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS with British award the Mercury Music Prize 2005 has come under fire - as the band is American. British contenders for the coveted gong were livid...

Kaiser Chiefs Award Nomination Cursed By Betting Shops

British rockers THE KAISER CHIEFS insist they were destined to miss out on the Mercury Music Prize last night (06SEP05) after being made favourites to win. British bookmakers William Hill tipped the group to...

Antony And The Johnsons Win Mercury Music Prize

ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS have won the Mercury Music Prize 2005 beating off competition from BLOC PARTY, COLDPLAY, THE GO! TEAM, HARD-FI, KAISER CHIEFS, KT TUNSTALL, M.I.A, THE MAGIC NUMBERS, MAXIMO PARK, POLAR BEAR and...

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