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Singer Alesha Dixon and East 17 have pulled out of Britain's BPop Live event next month (Jun16), insisting they had no idea the gig was so political.
Dixon and boy bands 5IVE and East 17 were booked to appear at the festival organised by campaigners voting for Britain to quit the European Union, but the acts' handlers claim they've only just been informed the gig is "a political rally".
Continue reading: Alesha Dixon Is The Latest Star To Pull Out Of British Political Gig
They have all pulled out of the 'BPop Live' event in Birmingham on June 19th, claiming they weren't aware of its political nature.
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge Alesha Dixon and boybands 5IVE and East 17 are pulling out of an upcoming “Brexit gig” organised by the campaign to vote to leave the European Union, with ‘70s star Rose Royce also reportedly considering doing the same.
The BPop Live event is scheduled to take place at Birmingham’s Genting Arena on June 19th – just four days before the United Kingdom votes on whether to remain within the E.U. However, the company responsible for managing both Dixon and 5ive claimed that they only recently discovered the gig was “more a political rally”.
Alesha Dixon is pulling out of the 'BPop Live' event
Continue reading: Alesha Dixon, East 17 And 5ive Pull Out Of 'Brexit Gig'
Former East 17 Singer Brian Harvey Came Close To Committing Suicide Earlier This Year (15) After His Longtime Battle With Depression Became Too Much To Handle.
In a new radio interview about mental health, the Stay Another Day singer tells Labour MP Simon Danczuk he stormed out of a London hospital, determined to end his life.
The 40 year old says, "I could have walked out of that place that night, walked off and jumped off a bridge. Because, I tell you what: I felt like it."
Harvey's brush with death made him realise there's a huge need for new 24-hour centres, where those contemplating suicide can go for help.
Continue reading: Brian Harvey: 'I Almost Took My Life Last Month'
Slade's 1973 single 'Merry Christmas Everybody' has earned over £500,000 in royalties for frontman Noddy Holder and bassist Jim Lea during the festive season so far.
The band's 1973 single 'Merry Christmas Everybody' has become a firm favourite during the festive season and is set to rake in the huge sum for Noddy and Slade bassist Jim Lea who co-wrote the track.
The song has topped a poll compiled by Prezzybox.com of the top 10 highest earning festive tracks.
Continue reading: Slade Earn Over £500k In Christmas Royalties
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The Big Reunion provided quality viewing when it was first broadcast, pulling in 1 million viewers per episode, so ITV have decided it’s time for more. Get ready for some past-it bands to be given another shot to embarrass themselves.
Nothing is confirmed yet, but the bands rumoured to be making a comeback via the show are Big Brovaz, A1, Eternal and All Saints, S Club 7 and East 17. Of course, not all of them will be, but if we had a choice, we’d see S Club 7 (their recent performances as a threesome are laughable) and East 17 (just because). If they do indeed sign up, they will be follow in the footsteps of Five, 911, Atomic Kitten and Blue, who all starred in series one. A TV source said last night: “The first series did so well, it was always a no-brainer to give it a second run. We are still in the process of approaching bands, but we are confident of getting brilliant names on board. Names should be confirmed within the next two weeks.” The source added, "The follow-up will give viewers a chance to see the first series’ acts again and fill the gap between now and series two."
Of course, there’s something sad and desperate about the last swansongs attempted by these manufactured bands, but then again, we’re not the ones being sad and pathetic, and it makes for funny TV. All aboard!
Continue reading: The Big Reunion Set For A Big Comeback – S Club 7 And East 17 Rumoured
British pop stars East 17 have postponed their comeback tour to allow themselves extra time to complete their new tracks.
The House of Love hitmakers achieved huge success in the 1990s before splitting in 1999. They reunited in 2006, but a bust-up ended their tour and they broke up again.
Singers Brian Harvey, Tony Mortimer, John Hendy and Terry Coldwell decided to regroup last year (10), but Harvey was axed from the band after failing to commit to planned gigs and rehearsals.
Newcomer Blair Dreelan joined the line-up and they planned to hit the road in the U.K. next month (Jul11) - but the dates have now been pushed back so they can spend more time in the studio working on their new album, due for release in September (11).
Continue reading: East 17 Postpone Comeback Tour To Record Album
The House of Love hitmakers were a huge success in the 1990s, but after a string of controversies, including Harvey advocating drug use, the band split in 1999.
They reunited in 2006, however a bust-up ended their tour and they broke up again.
Bandmates Harvey, Tony Mortimer, John Hendy and Terry Coldwell decided to regroup last year (10), but insist Harvey had to be axed from the line-up after failing to commit to planned gigs and rehearsals.
Continue reading: East 17 Regroup Without Frontman Brian Harvey
Prince Harry, the best-man at tomorrow's Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, has posted a spoof video of the highly anticipated event on his Facebook page. Prince Harry shared the three minute video on his social networking profile, which features 'Royal' lookalikes breaking into a dance at Westminster Abbey.
The video, by mobile phone company T-Mobile, has been circulating around the internet in recent weeks and has gained over 13 million hits on YouTube. The 26-year-old Prince also posted a music video featuring a rowdy Irish wedding, saying the clips gave a taste of "what to expect" at his brother's wedding. In the video, created by advertising giants Saatchi & Saatchi, Prince Harry's lookalike walks down the aisle dressed in ceremonial Army uniform before breaking into a series of disco moves. Dancing to the East 17 track 'House of Love', he is joined by doubles of Princess Beatrice and PRINCESS EUGENIE. The routine has been choreographed by reality television star and 'Pineapple Studios' dancer LOUIS SPENCE.
St James' Palace has announced that Prince Harry will act as a witness for tomorrow's Royal Wedding. He will join the Duchess of Cornwall and Kate Middleton's parents in signing the historic marriage registers.
Plan B started off his musical career while he was a schoolboy, writing the lyrics for a Boyband comprising his friends.
Plan B started off his musical career writing for a boyband.
The soul and hip hop star started in music aged 11 when he wrote a song for his friends after they formed a band at school called E7.
He explained: "I think from age 11 I attempted writing my first song. A group of friends of mine were just starting a boyband up called E7 because East 17 had just had a hit with 'Stay Another Day' so I was like, 'Oh I'll write for you'.
Continue reading: Plan B's Boyband Break
Brian Harvey and East 17 - Brian Harvey from East 17 checks out Irish model, Louise Kavanagh's feet Dublin, Ireland - before East 17 performed at the Dandelion Bar. Brian commented that she had lovely feet Sunday 3rd August 2008
The UK's entrants for the Eurovision Song Contest, Scooch, have been accused of cheating the public in order to make their way to the finals of the continent's music competition.
Controversy had already settled on the unknown band after the veteran host of Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up, Terry Wogan, incorrectly said rival entry Cyndi had won during the live finale of the preliminary stages.
Now, the backbiting about Europe's most recognisable music showpiece has reached new levels, with some of the other contestants hoping to be entrants for Eurovision claiming the winning group did not do all their own singing.
Among those to express their displeasure at being beaten by the primary colour-based four-piece were Justin Hawkins of The Darkness fame and East 17's ex-front man Brian Harvey.
Harvey, also known for his appearance on I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here! and controversial comments about the relative safety of the dance drug ecstasy, said he believed Scooch had used hidden back-up singers to mask their vocal inadequacy.
Rounding on the pop-newcomers, Harvey told the Sun the "public had been conned".
"I was p****d off with the whole Scooch thing," he fumed.
Nor was his fellow ex-hitmaker and another singer with a chequered history with drugs, Hawkins, particularly impressed with their 'underhand' tactics.
Writing on his website, Hawkins, who penned a hit for his friend and collaborator Beverlei Brown called They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To, said viewers must "be either racist or stupid" to have eschewed both Brown and hip-hop act Big Brovaz in favour of Scooch.
For their part Scooch insist they have not broken any rules and the BBC has said they sang live as requested.
Scooch will now take their song Flying The Flag (For You) to Finland to represent the cream of British music on the international stage.
Continue reading: Justin Hawkins And Brian Harvey Slam Scooch
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