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The Edge Ignores Live 8 Cynics

U2 guitarist THE EDGE has dismissed cynical observers who think the Live 8 concerts will have no lasting effect on reducing poverty in Africa - because the aftermath of Live Aid in 1985 proves otherwise....

Martin Praises Brown And Blair

COLDPLAY rocker CHRIS MARTIN has hailed British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR and Chancellor Of The Exchequer GORDON BROWN as "heroes" for their dedication to fair trade. But the SPEED OF SOUND star, a vocal...

Mccartney: 'I'm A Rock Ex-president'

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is confused by his role at the Live 8 concert in London on Saturday (02JUL05), because he was introduced as a rock veteran at the original Live Aid twenty years ago....

The Beatles Considered Reforming For Shark Show

THE BEATLES once considered reforming for a one-off TV show when they heard they'd be performing after a fishy novelty act. RINGO STARR admits he and his former bandmates did discuss a reunion show...

Cooper Wants To Duet With Mccartney

Rocker ALICE COOPER would love to fulfil his lifetime dream of duetting with SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, despite already having accomplished a drunken singalong with the BEATLE's late bandmate JOHN LENNON. The SCHOOL'S OUT hitmaker...

Mccartney Mini-movie Focuses On Super Bowl Show

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's appearance at this year's (05) Super Bowl has been turned into a mini-movie. American football's governing body the National Football League (NFL) filmed the former BEATLE arriving in Jacksonville, Florida and...

Hilfiger Started Out By Selling Jeans To Pals

Designer TOMMY HILFIGER made his mark in the fashion world by helping his friends look like him. The US fashion mogul-turned-reality show star started his impressive career when he was still in high school...

Jackson's Dad Fears For Star's Finances

MICHAEL JACKSON's father fears he has been left in financial ruin following his trial on child molestation charges. The pop superstar is a free man after being found not guilty of all charges levelled...

Mccartney 'Demanded' Top Spot At Live 8

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY reportedly only agreed to perform at the Live 8 concert in London on Saturday (02JUL05) after organisers agreed to let him open and close the charity extravaganza. The former BEATLE insisted...

Lennon In-law Quizzed Over Child Sex Assault

The future father-in-law of JOHN LENNON's son JULIAN has been arrested over alleged sexual assaults on an eight-year-old girl. Police on the Spanish Balearic island of Majorca are questioning multi-millionaire Robert Bayliss after a...

Jackson's Former Manager Plans Comeback

MICHAEL JACKSON's former manager FRANK DiLEO is rumoured to be planning the pop superstar's singing comeback. DiLeo was sacked by Jackson in 1989 but attended every day of the singer's recent 14 week trial...

Wire Inspired To Write From Childhood

MANIC STREET PREACHERS' bassist NICKY WIRE credits the lyric-writing prowess of THE BEATLES, THE CLASH and the SEX PISTOLS with inspiring him to become a songwriter. The A DESIGN FOR LIFE hitmaker was deeply...

Lennon's Lucy In The Sky Dies

LUCY RICHARDSON, the inspiration behind THE BEATLES' hit LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS, died two weeks ago (01JUN05) following a two year cancer battle. She was 47. Richardson, who became a...

Coldplay Track Influenced By Kraftwerk

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN was inspired by German 1970s electronic pioneers KRAFTWERK when he composed the band's new album X+Y. The YELLOW singer confesses he is hooked on the legend's unique melodies - and...

Martin: 'Apple Isn't A Coldplay Fan'

COLDPLAY singer CHRIS MARTIN's chart-topping hits don't impress his baby daughter - she prefers to listen to obscure Icelandic rock music. The SPEED OF SOUND hitmaker refuses to play one-year-old APPLE his highly anticipated...

Strawberry Field Not Forever

The children's home which inspired THE BEATLES' hit STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER has closed. The Liverpool, England facility, Strawberry Field, has been run by the Salvation Army for almost 70 years. JOHN LENNON left...

Spielberg Voted Best Director

Legendary film-maker STEVEN SPIELBERG has been voted the greatest director of all time. Spielberg - the talent behind huge blockbuster hits including SCHINDLER'S LIST, E.T., CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND and SAVING PRIVATE...

Mccartney Plans Picture Book

Fatherhood has prompted SIR PAUL McCARTNEY to return to his sideline as a children's entertainer - he's penning a picture book inspired by the animated film he helped create. The former BEATLE has signed...

Oasis Beat The Beatles In Best Song Poll

Britpop band OASIS have topped a poll for the 100 best British songs with their huge 1995 hit WONDERWALL. The rockers, whose latest single LYLA was toppled from number one in the UK charts...

Doherty Blasts Franz Ferdinand For 'Rip-off'

BABYSHAMBLES frontman PETE DOHERTY has accused FRANZ FERDINAND of plagiarising a RINGO STARR song for their biggest hit TAKE ME OUT. Doherty has blasted the Scottish group for stealing the same song structure as...

Coldplay Consider Rockumentary

COLDPLAY have so much documentary footage of themselves recording in studios around the world they hope to release a DVD - but frontman CHRIS MARTIN fears it's so boring the film will only last five...

Mccartney's Wife Sued Over Childhood Abuse Story

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's wife HEATHER MILLS is being sued for $95,000 (GBP50,000) by a childhood friend for reportedly inventing a story that they were both held hostage by a paedophile. MARGARET AMBLER has issued...

Carey Overjoyed At Chart Record

MARIAH CAREY is ecstatic she's now the most popular female artist in the history of the US singles charts after scoring her 16th number one. Carey's WE BELONG TOGETHER toppled GWEN STEFANI's HOLLA BACK...

Marsden Rubbished Beatles Hit

GERRY MARSDEN, frontman of 1960s rockers GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS, was given a sneak preview of THE BEATLES' chart-topping 1963 single I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND before it was released - but he dismissed the...

Beatle Devastated His Birthplace Is To Be Destroyed

Former BEATLE drummer RINGO STARR has attacked the British Government for destroying hundreds of Liverpool properties, including the home where he was born and raised. The veteran drummer, who now lives in Los Angeles,...

Mccartney's Royal Gaffe

One of rock legend SIR PAUL McCARTNEY'S bandmembers committed a royal faux-pas at QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Jubilee concert in London in 2003. The former BEATLE was among a number of rock legends invited to...

Clash London's Number One

A CLASH concert in London in 1977 has been voted the best the British capital has ever seen - beating performances by music legends THE BEATLES and THE ROLLING STONES. Hundreds of seats at...

Pink Floyd Plan To Reunite

Legendary rockers PINK FLOYD are to reunite for a performance at charity concert LIVE 8 in London this summer (05). The band's classic line-up of ROGER WATERS, DAVE GILMOUR, RICK WRIGHT and NICK MASON,...

Starr's Peaceful Wristbands

RINGO STARR has designed a peace-promoting wristband especially for his friends and family. Bearing a striking resemblance to SIR BOB GELDOF's "Make Poverty History" brand, the former BEATLE has created his own range of...

Mccartney Releases Dance Debut

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has shocked fans by releasing his first dance record under the secret pseudonym TWIN FREAKS. The 62-year-old former BEATLE is collaborating with DJ and producer THE FREE-LANCE HELLRAISER to record...

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