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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...

Bloc Party Star Accuses Lydon Of Racist Attack

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE has accused SEX PISTOLS singer JOHN LYDON of involvement in a racist attack at a Spanish music festival. Okereke claims the incident took place backstage at the Summercase festival in Barcelona,...

Johnny Rotten In 'Racist Attack' On Bloc Party Frontman

Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon has been accused of an unprovoked racist attack on Bloc Party's Kele Okereke, it has emerged.The incident occurred on Saturday evening backstage at the Summercase festival in Barcelona and left...

By on 21 July 2008

Bloc Party Bassist Takes Paternity Leave

BLOC PARTY bass player GORDON MOAKES has taken a leave of absence from the band - so he can care for his new baby. The rocker and his wife are currently expecting their first child...

Bloc Party Countdown Angers Fans

BLOC PARTY fans have been irritated with the conclusion of a cryptic countdown which appeared on the band's website.It was thought that the band may have implemented the clock as way to give away new...

By on 07 July 2008

Power From Sun In The Sky Makes Lily Allen Smile

Lily Allen has lent her support to a campaign to increase the use of renewable energy around the country.The young star sang: "Sun is in the sky, oh why, oh why, would I want to...

By on 29 April 2008

Arctic Monkeys Take Three Prizes At 2008 Nme Awards

Arctic Monkeys have claimed three prizes at the 2008 NME awards including the best British band prize.The Sheffield indie kids also claimed the best track award for their fan favourite Fluorescent Adolescent while the video...

By on 29 February 2008

Ronson To Team Up With The Chiefs

DJ and producer MARK RONSON is to work with the KAISER CHIEFS on their next album, it has been reported.According to the Mirror, the BRIT AWARD winning star is to produce the band's follow-up to...

By on 28 February 2008

Bloc Party Star Helps Choose Winning Peta T-shirt

BLOC PARTY rocker RUSSELL LISSACK has joined up with People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) to select a new T-shirt design for the animal rights charity. The British guitarist, who is a vegetarian,...

Von Teese And Cullum Design Cards With Blackberry

Stars including DITA VON TEESE, piano prodigy JAMIE CULLUM and British rockers BLOC PARTY have put their name to a collection of self-illustrated Christmas cards. The celebrities have teamed up with the makers of mobile...

Manics Want To Perform With Kylie

The MANIC STREET PREACHERS would like KYLIE MINOGUE to join them on stage when they perform at the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig in February.Speaking to NME, NICKY WIRE, the band's bassist and lyricist, said:...

By on 20 December 2007

Manics Named Godlike Geniuses

The Manic Street Preachers are to receive the Godlike Genius accolade at the 2008 Shockwave NME awards, it has been revealed.The Welsh three-piece will receive the honour in February for their outstanding contribution to music.After...

By on 18 December 2007

Icelander's Hear Bloc Party's New Track

BLOC PARTY performed new material over the weekend at a festival in Iceland.The British band premiered a new track called FLUX at the Iceland Airwaves festival on Saturday (October 20th) during a set at the...

By on 22 October 2007

Bloc Party Singer Victim Of Hate Crime

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE has slammed 'racist Britain' for blighting his childhood and making his life a struggle. The So We Are hitmaker reveals the death of his cousin in a racist attack...

Bedingfield Wins At Digital Music Awards

Natasha Bedingfield has been awarded the best pop artist prize at the BT Digital Music Awards in north London.The Unwritten star picked up the gong at the ceremony in Camden's hallowed Roundhouse venue, before performing...

By on 04 October 2007

Funeral For A Friend Scoop Top Gong At Bt Digital Music Awards

Rockers FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND have scooped the top prize at the BT Digital Music Awards - fending off fierce competition from RIHANNA, RAZORLIGHT and BLOC PARTY. The Welsh band were honoured for their contribution...

Madonna Berates Bloc Party Bodyguard

MADONNA once threatened to "kill" BLOC PARTY's security guards after they put her in a headlock and frogmarched out of a concert. Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke says the pop superstar visited their dressing room...

Lily In Notting Hill 'Scuffle'

Lily Allen was reportedly involved in a minor scuffle at this year's Notting Hill carnival after seemingly wanting to take centre stage at the event.According to the Sun newspaper, the daughter of comedian Keith Allen...

By on 28 August 2007

Chili Peppers Triumph At Reading

Red Hot Chili Peppers triumphed in their headline set at Reading festival, despite reports of slight sound problems.After playing a set mainly formed of greatest hits, the Californian band seemed to be experiencing sound problems,...

By on 26 August 2007

Reading Festival Overcomes Weather

Some camping areas at this year's Reading festival have been closed after the event organisers described the land as "unusable".However, extra camping in the car park areas has been made available to compensate for sites...

By on 21 August 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

Snow Patrol Close T As Fans Prepare For Next Year

Snow Patrol headlined T in the Park with their keyboard player Tom Simpson after the band member had been held by police the day before.He was detained by Middlesex police on Saturday in connection with...

By on 09 July 2007

T In The Park Revellers To 'Cut The Carbon'

Revellers at this year's T in the Park festival are being encouraged to sign up to Christian Aid's Cut the Carbon campaign.In a similar vein to the I Count movement at Glastonbury, Christian Aid hopes...

By on 06 July 2007

Okereke: 'Festivals Remind Me Of School'

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE has a secret confession to his army of supporters - he doesn't like music festivals because they remind him of when he was at school. The British rocker's band performed...

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