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Bloc Party's Tong Hints At Departure

BLOC PARTY's drummer MATT TONG has hinted he will not return to the band following its upcoming hiatus - because he's considering "trying something else for a while".The Helicopter hitmakers are set to take a...

Bloc Party Axes Show Over Health Fears

British rockers BLOC PARTY cancelled a gig in Wales on Friday (16Oct09) after guitarist RUSSELL LISSACK was forced to undergo a medical procedure.The Helicopter stars were set to play in Newport, Wales as part of...

Bloc Party Ignore Videos

Bloc Party don't care about their videos.Frontman Kele Okereke says he never watches their promotional clips back as they never turn out the way they were initially envisaged.He said: "With the video making process I...

Okereke's 'Inbred' Jibe At Gallaghers

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE branded NOEL and LIAM GALLAGHER "inbred twins" just minutes after the pair's bust-up at a festival in France.The Helicopter hitmakers were onstage at Rock en Seine on Friday (28Aug09) when...

Bloc Party's Doubtful Future

Bloc Party don't know if they will release any more material.The 'One More Chance' rockers - whose most recent album, 'Intimacy' was released last year - admit their future is uncertain and they have no...

Okereke Unsure Of Bloc Party Future

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE has hinted the band's 2008 LP INTIMACY may be its last - insisting he doesn't know what the future holds for the Brit four-piece.The Helicopter hitmakers released their third album...

Prodigy And Cave Confirmed As Glastonbury Line-up Leaked

The Prodigy and Nick Cave have been confirmed for Glastonbury 2009, as the festival lineup was leaked early.Blur, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young are headlining this year's festival, which takes place between Wednesday June 24th...

By on 25 May 2009

Glastonbury 2009 Line-up To Be Announced

The full line-up for next month's Glastonbury festival will be announced later today.Blur, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young are headlining this year's festival, which takes place between Wednesday June 24th and Sunday June 28th.A host...

By on 25 May 2009

Arctic Monkeys To Return At Leeds/reading 2009

Sheffield four-piece Arctic Monkeys are to play their first set in the UK for two years as headliners at Leeds/Reading Festival 2009, it has been announced.Alex Turner's band are expected to showcase material from their...

By on 30 March 2009

Bloc Party Cancel Festival Appearance

British rockers BLOC PARTY scrapped an appearance at a Miami musical festival after its lead singer was struck down with throat problems. The band were set to play at the Ultra Music Festival on Saturday (28Mar09),...

Killers To Headline T In The Park And Oxegen

The Killers have been announced as the latest act to headline the T in the Park and Oxegen festivals this summer.The Day and Age stars will make their fourth appearance at the Scottish shindig and...

By on 18 February 2009

Bernard Butler Honoured At Music Producers' Awards

Producer and former guitarist Bernard Butler has won the top prize at the Music Producers' Guild awards.The ex-Suede member was named producer of the year and also took the Brit award for best producer.Butler produced...

By on 13 February 2009

Oasis Lead Nme Nominations, Go Head-to-head With Obama

Oasis have received seven nominations for next month's NME awards, although the band will have to overcome Barack Obama to claim a clean sweep.The Britpop pioneers are nominated in the vest British band, best live...

By on 27 January 2009

Festival Doctors Nurse Fans Through Texting

Sending a text message to your friends after being hurt at a music festival can signify that you're free to leave treatment, a new report states.Staff from the Festival Medical Services charity found that the...

By on 18 December 2008

Crystal Castles And White Lies Confirmed For Nme Big Gig

Rising stars Crystal Castles and White Lies have been added to the lineup for the Shockwaves NME awards Big Gig, it has been announced.Having been announced as the next recipients of the Godlike Geniuses prize...

By on 15 December 2008

Bloc Party's Kele: We Did Something Right On Album Three

Kele Okereke says he is proud of the third album Bloc Party album as he is still capable of listening to it.The lead singer explained that with his band's releases, he has begun to 'hate'...

By on 10 December 2008

Singer Slams Sex Pistols Frontman

Punk legend JOHN LYDON has been labelled "the devil" by furious BLOC PARTY singer KELE OKEREKE. Okereke had accused Lydon's entourage of involvement in a racist attack on him at a Spanish music festival in...

The Cure To Headline Nme Awards Big Gig At O2

Robert Smith will take to the stage at London's O2 Arena as the Cure headline the Shockwaves NME awards Big Gig, it has been announced.Having been announced as the next recipients of the Godlike Geniuses...

By on 05 November 2008

X Factor Finalists Storm To Number One

As expected, this year's X Factor finalists performed charity single heroics by taking the number one spot in the singles charts with their Mariah Carey cover.Hero entered at the top spot, outselling the rest of...

By on 02 November 2008

Bloc Party 'Unconcerned With Hits'

BLOC PARTY have claimed that scoring a hit single is no longer of any importance to them.Bassist Gordon Lissack has even suggested that the band may stop releasing singles in the future and just concentrate...

By on 28 October 2008

Bloc Party Play Airport Gig

British rockers BLOC PARTY have played their most surreal gig to date - beside the runway at a German airport. The band performed in the dining lounge at the Tempelhof International Airport on Thursday (23Oct08)...

Sugababes Confirmed For Bt Digital Music Awards Line-up

Sugababes are to open the 2008 BT Digital Music awards, it has been confirmed.The girl trio will kick off the awards at the Roundhouse venue in north London while Mercury nominees British Sea Power -...

By on 26 September 2008

Script Debut Tops Charts

Irish band The Script's debut album has entered the charts at number one, but Katy Perry prevented them taking the top spot in the singles stakes.Her track I Kissed A Girl stayed at number one...

By on 24 August 2008

Soggy Final Day At Reading

Heavy overnight showers meant music fans at the Reading festival faced a soggy final day.But with the rain holding off day three highlights are set to include Pendulum, Conor Oberst and Last Shadow Puppets before...

By on 24 August 2008

Rage Against The Machine Steal Show At Reading

Los Angeles foursome Rage Against The Machine proved real crowd-pleasers on Friday night at the Reading festival.Killing In The Name Of proved a particular favourite thanks to its familiar swearing-based refrain.Despite making clear in the...

By on 23 August 2008

Bloc Party Aim To Beat The Leaks With Sneak Release

British rockers BLOC PARTY have stunned fans with a sneak album release. In a bid to avoid leaks, the band's new album, Intimacy, will be available as a download on Thursday (21Aug08) - more than...

Fan Proposes At Bloc Party Show

British group BLOC PARTY's Los Angeles show on Tuesday night (29Jul08) turned into a love-in when one fan used the gig to propose to his girlfriend. The group was in the middle of its Mayan...

Rocker Backs Lydon 'Assault' Claim

Welsh rocker GRUFF RHYS has backed up allegations JOHN LYDON was involved in an assault on BLOC PARTY singer KELE OKEREKE. Rhys, frontman of cult bands the Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon, agrees with...

Lydon Denies Racially Abusing Bloc Party Singer

Sex Pistols' lead singer John Lydon has denied that his entourage racially abused and attacked the leader singer of Bloc Party, Kele Okereke, at a festival in Spain....

By on 22 July 2008

Lydon Denies 'Racist Attack' Claim

Punk legend JOHN LYDON has furiously denied allegations he was involved in a racist attack on BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE. Okereke has alleged he was in a fracas with Sex Pistols singer Lydon and...

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