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Song Reader: Beck Plays Album Of Sheet Music At London's Barbican

It is perhaps Beck's strangest album. Song Reader - the record made up entirely of sheet music - was played in full at London's Barbican Theatre on Sunday (July 7, 2013), with a huge cast...

Beck Summons An Army To Help Him Turn 'Song Reader' Into Music

Depending on the way you look at it, Beck's decision to release his last album in the form of sheet music was either incredibly innovative or unforgivably pretentious. Released in December 2012, Song Reader comprised...

Beth Orton Thanks Soccer Star For Help In Missing Guitar Search

British singer/songwriter Beth Orton has heaped praise on soccer player Joey Barton after the sports star helped in the search to find her missing guitar.The Magpie hitmaker took to her Twitter.com page to alert fans...

Cult Soul Hero Terry Callier Dies, Aged 67, Beth Orton Pays Tribute

Terry Callier has passed away at the age of 67. The soul and jazz singer is probably best known for the song 'You Goin' Miss Your Candyman' and with a career than spanned six decades,...

Massive Attack's Albarn Awe

Massive Attack say Damon Albarn is an "absolute genius".The 'Teardrop' duo had a range of guest stars appearing on their forthcoming new album but say working with the Blur and Gorillaz star was the most...

Rockers Gather To Pay Tribute To Disney

A host of rockers including SHANE MCGOWAN, NICK CAVE, BRYAN FERRY, BETH ORTON and PETE DOHERTY are teaming up to pay tribute to the Disney songbook this weekend (17Jun07). Sunday's one-off event, Forest Of No...

Rockers Gather To Pay Tribute To Disney

A host of rockers including SHANE MCGOWAN, NICK CAVE, BRYAN FERRY, BETH ORTON and PETE DOHERTY are teaming up to pay tribute to the Disney songbook this weekend (17Jun07). Sunday's one-off event, Forest Of No...

Posey Tells Of 'Troubled' Ex Adams

Actress PARKER POSEY has blamed RYAN ADAMS' "personal demons" on the breakdown of their relationship. The SUPERMAN RETURNS star split from the singer/songwriter last year (05). Ryan has also dated WINONA RYDER, ALANIS MORISSETTE and...

Pregnant Orton Cancels Tour

Pregnant singer/songwriter BETH ORTON has cancelled her UK tour after doctors warned her about the effect performing live could have on her unborn child. The STOLEN CAR star will still take to the stage for...

O2 Catch Keisha's Rising Star

As if to confirm her status as a soulful rising UK star, KEISHA WHITE has been confirmed to play at this weeks O2 sponsored Wireless. The London born teenager will be performing her June 19th released...

Orton: 'Rave Music Horrified Me'

Singer/songwriter BETH ORTON was convinced the British rave scene in the 1990s was a "government ploy" to pump young people full of drugs to distract them from the grim reality of everyday life. The SHE...

Orton's Grief At Losing Mother Tied Up In Music

British singer/songwriter BETH ORTON didn't realise her music contained unreleased grief at losing her mother, until 14 years after her death. The 35-year-old HEARTLAND TRUCKSTOP hitmaker, whose mother died from cancer when Orton was...

Beth Orton Scared To Sleep

British singer/songwriter BETH ORTON is terrified of sleeping because she has a recurring nightmare in which a killer slashes up her friends. The HEARTLAND TRUCKSTOP singer has been invisible in most of these dreams,...

Stars Board London Eye In Aid Of Fair Trade

A galaxy of stars, including DAMON ALBARN and BETH ORTON hit the London Eye attraction yesterday (21JUN05) to raise awareness of fair trade. SKUNK ANANSIE singer SKIN joined the BLUR frontman and Orton each...

Patti Smith Sought Morrissey's Advice Over Meltdown

Punk icon PATTI SMITH got in contact with morose rocker MORRISSEY for advice when she landed the prestigious position as artistic director of this year's (05) MELTDOWN FESTIVAL in London. The BECAUSE THE NIGHT...

Waits Triumphant Comeback

Legendary singer TOM WAITS has made a triumphant comeback after 17 years away from music industry - playing to a sold out audience which included singers THOM YORKE, BETH ORTON and JAMIE CULLUM. The...

Aguilera And Love Donate For Charity

Music stars CHRISTINA AGUILERA and COURTNEY LOVE are joining forces to benefit an online charity auction which calls on celebrities to donate personal items. The VANITY FAIR IN CONCERT eBAY auction aims to give...

Chemical Brothers Almost Quit

British dance duo THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS almost split up recently - because they feared they'd run out of ideas. The BLOCK ROCKIN' BEATS stars were ready to call it quits after a decade long...

Stars Give Smith Send Off

Tragic singer-songwriter ELLIOTT SMITH was given a fitting send off last night (03NOV03) when nearly 1,000 fans came together in Los Angeles to celebrate his life. Stars including BECK, BETH ORTON and TIM BURGESS...

Beck Plans Elliott Smith Tribute

American rocker BECK will headline a tribute to tragic singer/songwriter ELLIOTT SMITH in Los Angeles next week (begs03NOV03). The LOSER hitmaker is performing alongside other acts including GRANDADDY at the event, which is being...

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'Lost' BBC Session By Led Zeppelin Recovered And Restored

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The 1969 session, including the only known recording of 'Sunshine Woman' by the band, will be included on a re-issue of 'The Complete BBC Sessions'...

Michael J. Fox Joins Coldplay On Stage To Perform 'Back To The Future' Songs

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Bjork Announces Virtual Reality Exhibition In London, Plus Single Live Show

Bjork Digital comes to London's Somerset House in September, along with a single live show at the Royal Albert Hall.

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There's very much a strength of conviction in remaining what you were, but arguably more so in becoming what you want to be.

'Poldark' And 'X Factor' Set For TV Clash In September

'Poldark' And 'X Factor' Set For TV Clash In September

The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.

Guns N' Roses detained for gun possession

Guns N' Roses detained for gun possession

Guns N' Roses were detained at the Canadian border last week for gun possession but they're adamant the weapon didn't belong to them.

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