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Bloc Party To Audition Singers To Replace Kele Okereke

British singer Kele Okereke has been dropped as the frontman of Bloc Party and his bandmates are making plans to audition for a new singer, according to guitarist Russell Lissack.The group announced a hiatus in...

Kele Okereke Uncertain About Bloc Party Future

Kele Okereke doesn't know if he has been thrown out of Bloc Party.The New York-based singer was astonished recently when he saw his bandmates entering a rehearsal studio without him, and has no idea whether...

Kele Okereke Fears He's Been Fired From Bloc Party

British singer Kele Okereke fears he has been dropped as the frontman of Bloc Party after his bandmates held a recording session without him.The Helicopter hitmakers announced a hiatus in 2009, while Okereke worked on...

Russell Lissack Confirms Bloc Party Reunion

British rockers Bloc Party are reuniting to record a new album after guitarist Russell Lissack ended his stint with Ash to rejoin his bandmates.The Helicopter hitmakers have been on hiatus since 2009 when frontman Kele...

Ash Looking For New Guitarist

Ash have their "eyes peeled" for a new guitarist.The 'Girl From Mars' rockers will soon lose their second guitar player, Russell Lissack, when he rejoins his main band, Bloc Party, and frontman Tim Wheeler says...

Okereke Turns Author

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE has found a new creative outlet - he's writing his first book.The British rocker is putting his music career on hold to move to New York and finish the project,...

Bloc Party End Hiatus For Christmas Snapshot

British rockers BLOC PARTY served up a festive treat for fans over Christmas - the quartet ended its 16-month hiatus.The celebrated band, fronted by Kele Okereke, posted a studio snapshot of the get-together on the...

Bloc Party Star Bitten By Lion

BLOC PARTY and ASH guitarist RUSSELL LISSACK was hospitalised during a recent trip to South Africa after he was bitten by a lion.The British musician, who is playing with Ash while Bloc Party are on...

Kele Okereke's Liberating Album

Kele Okereke found writing and recording his first solo album a "liberating" experience. The Bloc Party frontman - who has taken a hiatus from the group to pursue a solo career - has admitted he...

Lydon Accuses Okereke Of Inventing Brawl

JOHN LYDON has spoken out about his infamous bust-up with KELE OKEREKE - alleging the BLOC PARTY frontman "fabricated" the incident to promote a new album.The former Sex Pistols frontman hit the headlines in July,...

Okereke Gig Marred By Technical Problems

BLOC PARTY star KELE OKEREKE was plagued by technical problems at a solo gig in London on Saturday night (17Jul10) - a glitch forced the star offstage to boos from the disgruntled crowd.The singer, who...

Kele Okereke's Solo Confidence

Kele Okereke claims going solo has made him more confident.The Bloc Party frontman - who recently released his debut solo LP `The Boxer' under his first name only - was able to do much more...

Okereke May 'Close The Door' On Bloc Party Reunion

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE has cast doubt over the band's future after confessing there's no set timeline to reunite.The singer sparked reports the Helicopter hitmakers were heading for a split last year (09), after...

Kele Okereke Reveals His Secret

Kele Okereke kept his solo career a secret from his Bloc Party bandmates. The 28-year-old 'Flux' star admits he had been working on a solo album while his band were playing big festival gigs throughout...

Okereke Slams Bloc Party Split Rumours

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE has silenced rumours the band is over - by confirming plans to record a new album.The singer sparked gossip the Helicopter hitmakers were heading for a break-up last year (09)...

Okereke Buys Fans Drinks At Solo Show

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE marked his solo stage debut in Ireland on Friday night (14May10) by buying every fan in attendance a drink to toast his achievement.The singer took to the stage at Dolan's...

Okereke Has 'Problems' With Nigerian Culture

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE finds it difficult to relate to his Nigerian heritage - because of the country's stance on women's rights and homosexuality.The openly gay singer was born in Britain, but both his...

Okereke Had Meltdown During Solo Album

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE suffered a breakdown because of the stress of recording his solo album - comparing his mental state to BRITNEY SPEARS' infamous meltdown in 2008.The singer's band has been on hiatus...

Kele Okereke's 'Meltdown'

Kele Okereke admitted "having a meltdown" after making his debut solo album. The Bloc Party frontman blamed his recent decision to shave his head came on stress after recording album 'The Boxer', and likened himself...

Kele Okereke Plans New York Move

Kele Okereke is moving to New York.The Bloc Party frontman fell in love with the city while recording his debut solo LP 'The Boxer' and is determined to relocate within the next few months.He said:...

Kele Okereke Boxing Solo

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke is releasing a dance album.The 'Helicopter' singer - who will perform solo under his first name only - says his debut LP 'The Boxer' is inspired by his love of...

Guns N' Roses Headline Reading

Guns N' Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink-182 have been confirmed as headliners for this year's Reading and Leeds festivals.The US groups will each top the bill on one night of the three-day event - which...

Guns N Roses Headline Reading

Guns N Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink-182 have been confirmed as headliners for this year's Reading and Leeds festivals.The US groups will each top the bill on one night of the three-day event - which...

Guns N Roses Headline Reading

Guns N Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink-182 have been confirmed as headliners for this years Reading and Leeds festivals.The US groups will each top the bill on one night of the three-day event which takes...

Bloc Party Guitarist Joins Ash

Bloc Party guitarist Russell Lissack will join Ash on their forthcoming UK tour. The musician told how he was once in a tribute band to the Irish pop rockers, and can't wait to play with...

Bloc Party Star Joins Ash

BLOC PARTY guitarist RUSSELL LISSACK is making the most of the band's hiatus - he's joining 1990s rockers ASH for their upcoming tour.The Helicopter hitmakers stepped away from the spotlight at the end of last...

Liam Gallagher Angry At Indie

Liam Gallagher thinks indie music is a "f***ing disease".The singer - whose brother Noel quit Oasis last August - has blasted British bands like Bloc Party branding their music "nonsense".He said: "I really despise this...

Epworth Named Music Producer Of The Year

PAUL EPWORTH, who has worked with U2, SEAN COMBS and BLOC PARTY, has been named Producer of the Year at the Music Producers' Guild Awards.The musician took the top prize at the ceremony in London...

Bloc Party Singer Goes Solo

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke is reportedly making a solo record.Producer Hudson Mohawke announced the news the 'Banquet' singer is reportedly starting working on a solo album during an interview with BBC Radio1Xtra about his...

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