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Stars Sign Up For Lennon Tribute

AVRIL LAVIGNE, BLACK EYED PEAS, SUM 41 and DURAN DURAN are among the artists recording classic JOHN LENNON tunes for a new Amnesty International fundraising project. The recordings will be sold as downloads through...

George Michael Laughs Off Wham! Comeback

British pop star GEORGE MICHAEL has laughed off rumours of a WHAM! comeback tour, insisting his former bandmate ANDREW RIDGELEY would never agree to perform again. The TOO FUNKY singer and Ridgeley split in...

Duffy Hails Williams As A Genius

ROBBIE WILLIAMS is a misunderstood creative genius, according to his songwriting partner STEPHEN 'TIN TIN' DUFFY. Duffy, a former member of DURAN DURAN, co-wrote Williams' new album INTENSIVE CARE - but insists the...

Streisand Stuns Las Vegas With Surprise Show

BARBRA STREISAND battled her famous stagefright to thrill guests at tennis ace ANDRE AGASSI's Grand Slam For Children charity gala at the weekend (01OCT05). The diva joined DURAN DURAN, USHER, ROBIN WILLIAMS, MARY J...

Usher Joins Agassi's Grand Slam

R+B star USHER has joined the line-up for tennis ace ANDRE AGASSI's Grand Slam For Children concert tomorrow night (01OCT05). The YEAH! singer joins CELINE DION, DURAN DURAN, EARTH, WIND + FIRE, GEORGE LOPEZ,...

Blondie, Carey And David To Rock Monaco

MARIAH CAREY and BLONDIE will be among the stars bringing even more glamour to Monaco with the Fashion Rocks concert next month (17OCT05). Only weeks after the New York City's Fashion Rocks gig (08SEP05),...

Le Bon Feared For Bowie

Singer SIMON LE BON was so shocked by DAVID BOWIE's stage make-up at Thursday's (08SEP05) Fashion Rocks event in New York, he visited the star in his dressing room to check he wasn't hurt....

Mcgraw Opens Fashion Rocks Show With New Orleans Tribute

Country star TIM McGRAW was a last minute addition to last night's (08SEP05) Fashion Rocks show in New York because organisers felt he'd be the best person to pay tribute to flooded New Orleans, Louisiana....

Duran Duran Embarrassed By Princess Diana

Eighties rockers DURAN DURAN were deeply embarrassed by their most famous fan DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES. The RIO rockers were the late Princess' favourite group and she went to great lengths to see them...

Mcgrath Takes On Hosting Duties At Fashion Rocks

Rocker-turned-TV presenter MARK McGRATH and WITHOUT A TRACE star POPPY MONTGOMERY have signed up to share hosting duties at 8 September's (05) Fashion Rocks concert. The show, which will take place at New York's...

Duran Duran Prefer Older Groupies

Eighties rockers DURAN DURAN are revelling in their comeback - because their groupies look better than in their 1980s heyday. The band have made a successful return to the music scene and recently completed...

Destiny's Child To Bow Out At Fashion Show

The members of DESTINY'S CHILD will put on their final televised performance together on 8 September (05), when they take to the stage at the 2005 Fashion Rocks concert. In June (05), BEYONCE KNOWLES,...

Numan Drives Cars To The Top Of New Wave Poll

GARY NUMAN's 1980 hit CARS has topped a new US poll of new wave tunes. As the genre makes a comeback with the likes of THE KILLERS, FRANZ FERDINAND and THE BRAVERY, US magazine...

The Bravery's Rock 'N' Roll Coming Of Age

THE BRAVERY knew they had finally made it as rock 'n' roll stars when they were ferried to their support slot for DURAN DURAN in Birmingham, England last month (MAY05) by helicopter. The AN...

Geldof Announces Five Live 8 Concerts

LATEST: SIR BOB GELDOF has announced the LIVE 8 charity concerts will consist of eight star-studded gigs around the world - crushing speculation Edinburgh, Scotland and Washington DC will host the huge events. At...

Le Bon Missed Out Yasmin's Nude Photo

DURAN DURAN frontman SIMON LE BON still hasn't seen his model wife YASMIN's nude picture in aid of the ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION - even though the raunchy shot has caused a stir throughout the...

Motley Crue Attack Duran Duran

MOTLEY CRUE's VINCE NEIL has smashed reports of tension between band members - and blames DURAN DURAN for fuelling the rumours. The hellraising GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS singer was furious to hear the RIO stars...

Le Bon: 'Be Cool Is Appalling'

DURAN DURAN frontman SIMON LE BON has damningly branded BE COOL one of the worst films ever to hit cinema screens. The 1980s pop icon admits he is a huge fan of screen siren...

Duran Duran Heading Back To America

The members of reunited British band DURAN DURAN are returning to the shores of America for a summer (05) tour. The RIO rockers will start off their tour in Nashville, Tennessee on 15 July...

Duran Duran In Turmoil After Taylor Quit

LATEST: DURAN DURAN's reunion tour has been put to the ultimate test after guitarist ANDY TAYLOR left his bandmates to tour America without him. The rocker was forced to head back home to Britain...

Beck Slams Sudden Eighties Obsession

BECK fails to comprehend the sudden surge of 1980s-sounding bands in the charts - because the bygone musical era is regularly labelled the worst in history. The maverick American singer admits he's always been...

Le Bon Chose Model Wife From A Catalogue

DURAN DURAN frontman SIMON LE BON fell in love with his wife YASMIN's face when he spotted her in a modelling agency's book. The RIO singer cites that moment as one of the most...

Le Bon: 'Timberlake Presenting Award Was Finest Moment'

DURAN DURAN frontman SIMON LE BON has no doubt what his proudest professional musical moment is - when JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE presented the band with an award at the BRIT AWARDS in 2004. The ORDINARY...

Le Bon's 'Chocolate Lubricant' Disaster

DURAN DURAN frontman SIMON LE BON's declaration of his love for orange Smarties took a sinister turn when he found himself bombarded by the sweet treats onstage. The ORDINARY WORLD star became the prime...

Yasmin's Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

SIMON LE BON's model wife YASMIN owes her eternally youthful appearance to her calm disposition, according to her husband. DURAN DURAN frontman Le Bon believes the model's anti-ageing secret is down to her naturally...

Downey Jr: 'Music Career Is Impractical'

Movie star ROBERT DOWNEY JR is desperate to pursue his burgeoning music career - but hasn't got enough money to cover performance and recording fees. The 39-year-old recently released an album called THE FUTURIST...

Smashing Pumpkins Shun Reunion Tour

SMASHING PUMPKINS drummer JIMMY CHAMBERLAIN has shattered hopes the DISARM band will reunite for a lucrative tour - because they've never been interested in making money. While Chamberlain understands why groups like the PIXIES...

Geldof: 'I'm A Musician As Well'

SIR BOB GELDOF has slammed allegations he only deserves his forthcoming BRIT AWARD for his charity work. The 50-year-old campaigner and former BOOMTOWN RAT is being awarded the Outstanding Contribution To Music gong...

Duran Duran Play It Safe

Veteran rockers DURAN DURAN decided to play it safe with current album ASTRONAUT - by making a conscious effort to sound contemporary while avoiding groundbreaking songs. The RIO icons were more focused on bringing...

Duran Duran's Musical 9/11 Tribute

British supergroup DURAN DURAN have credited the September 11th (01) tragedy with inspiring their last album, ASTRONAUT. The GIRLS ON FILM stars scrapped the uplifting tunes they'd penned for the disc, after watching horrific...

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