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Arcade Fire Blaze A Trail At Canadian Awards

Canadian band ARCADE FIRE are celebrating after a double triumph at the Canadian Independent Music Awards last Week (01MAR06). The band's sombre 2005 release FUNERAL was honoured as Canada's favourite album. The indie stars also...

V Festival Sells Out In Three Hours

Britain's V Festival has sold out in record time with all 130,000 tickets going in under three hours. Tickets for the annual weekend summer (06) music event went on sale on Saturday morning (04MAR06) and...

Gallagher Slams Bloc Party's Intellectualism

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has levelled another broadside at British chart rivals BLOC PARTY, insisting the HELICOPTER rockers over-intellectualise music. Bloc Party have already come underfire from the SUPERSONIC guitarist's brother LIAM, who branded...

Kapranos Labels Gallagher A 'Girl'

FRANZ FERDINAND singer ALEX KAPRANOS has branded outspoken OASIS frontman LIAM GALLAGHER a "neurotic girl" in response to the rocker's bitter attacks on British groups last year (06). Gallagher dismissed the Scottish art school...

Noel Seconds Liam's Unpatriotic Stance

Outspoken OASIS guitarist NOEL GALLAGHER has backed his brother LIAM's attack on the current crop of groups garnering critical acclaim in the UK. The DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER rocker, who has enjoyed more...

Gallagher Struggles To Be Musical Patriot

OASIS frontman LIAM GALLAGHER struggles to be an international ambassador for British bands, because he hates the current crop of groups garnering critical acclaim in the UK. Speaking to US magazine Filter, the outspoken...

Coxon And Bloc Party Join UK Version Of 'Desert Sessions'

Ex-BLUR guitarist GRAHAM COXON and BLOC PARTY are taking part in a British collaboration project modelled on QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman JOSH HOMME's DESERT SESSIONS albums. Cult rockers YOURCODENAMEIS:MILO are organising the...

Obereke Wishes He Could Block British Writers' Questions

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OBEREKE has hit out at the British press for being more interested in titillating details than the history of his up-and-coming band. Obereke 23, has no complaints at the way...

Bloc Party Slam Music Elitism

British band BLOC PARTY have hit out at music 'snobs' for sneering at boybands and girl bands. The outspoken group, whose indie-punk album SILENT ALARM has earned them critical acclaim, insist they show respect...

Antony And The Johnsons Win Mercury Music Prize

ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS have won the Mercury Music Prize 2005 beating off competition from BLOC PARTY, COLDPLAY, THE GO! TEAM, HARD-FI, KAISER CHIEFS, KT TUNSTALL, M.I.A, THE MAGIC NUMBERS, MAXIMO PARK, POLAR BEAR and...

Bloc Party Singer Silenced

British rockers BLOC PARTY have been forced to cancel a number of gigs because frontman KELE OKEREKE risks losing his voice. The 23-year-old singer has damaged his vocal cords and has been ordered by...

Skinner Apologises For Thievery

British singer MIKE SKINNER has repented for stealing a microphone - by writing an apologetic song about the incident. THE STREETS frontman has confessed all about his criminal episode on the track, which...

Bands Rally For War Child Cause

RADIOHEAD, RAZORLIGHT and THE CORAL are among a galaxy of stars planning to record the fastest album ever made in an effort to raise money for War Child - a charity which aids children whose...

Bloc Party Slam Feuds

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE has slammed bands who feud in public and urges artists to put their artistic differences aside to peacefully co-exist. The BANQUET singer is determined to behave like his idols...

Bloc Party Star Keen To Strip For Gay Site

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE is desperate to strip off and pose in his pants for a pornographic gay website. The BANQUET rocker, who is currently on tour in America, has no qualms about...

Bloc Party Send Condolences To London Bomb Victims

British rockers BLOC PARTY have sent their condolences to the victims of last Thursday's (07JUL05) London bombings. The SO HERE WE ARE stars were playing at the Accelerator Festival in Stockholm, Sweden when the...

Eavis Snubs U2

Irish rockers U2 have been snubbed by Glastonbury Festival organiser MICHAEL EAVIS for a future appearance at the legendary music event, because he would rather champion new acts. Eavis has tried and failed to...

Jones Praises Fellow Guitar Bands

STEREOPHONICS frontman KELLY JONES loves to turn on the radio at the moment - because there's so much quality music for him to be inspired by. The HAVE A NICE DAY rocker is enjoying...

Oasis Slammed By Bloc Party

British rockers OASIS have come under fire from newcomers BLOC PARTY as they prepare to release their eagerly anticipated sixth studio album. Oasis guitarist NOEL GALLAGHER has hailed his band's upcoming disc as their...

Kelly: 'Coachella Is Better Than Ozzfest'

KELLY OSBOURNE has upset her parents by insisting their OZZFEST touring festival is the second best rock show in America. The reality star-turned-pop singer insists California's COACHELLA FESTIVAL is the best show in the...

Cocteau Twins Ditch Coachella

Eighties pop icons THE COCTEAU TWINS have abandoned plans to reunite for a headline slot at California's COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL. The Scottish stars were set to reform at the festival's opening night (30APR05),...

Eminem Triumphs Over The King

ELVIS PRESLEY fans hoping for the King's fourth UK number one this year (05) have been dealt a blow - after rapper EMINEM claimed the top spot yesterday (06FEB05). Presley's record label are releasing...

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