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Ed Sheeran Wants Game Of Thrones Role

Ed Sheeran wants a role in 'Game of Thrones'.The 'Thinking Out Loud' hitmaker has revealed he's in talks to appear in the HBO fantasy series after missing out on the chance to be an extra...

Ed And Rudimental Team Up For Single

Ed Sheeran and Rudimental have collaborated on new single 'Bloodstream'.The six-time Grammy Award nominee teamed up with the drum and bass foursome - made up of DJ Locksmith, Piers Agget, Amir Amor and Kesi Dryden...

Homesick Gary Lightbody

Gary Lightbody misses home. The Snow Patrol frontman has spent almost 20 years in the US in order to better his career and gain more opportunities for his band, but he insists he will be...

Snow Patrol Stretch To 'The Far Reaches Of The Universe' With New Album

Contactmusic interviewed Gary Lightbody's side-project Tired Pony recently, and the Snow Patrol frontman revealed we may not have long to wait for a new Snow Patrol offering.When it came to talking about the next Tired...

Tired Pony Take 'Stripped Down' To A New Level

Despite having only ever played 'like 5 shows and 4 TV shows' and not having 'had the same line up at any of them', Tired Pony have honed their own take on 'stripped down' sets.Gary...

Snow Patrol To Release New Album In 2015

Snow Patrol are to release a new album next year. The alternative rock group - consisting of Gary Lightbody, Jonny Quinn, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson and Johnny McDaid - are ''gutted'' their next LP won't...

One Direction Pen Most Of New Album

One Direction have written the majority of songs on their third album. The 'Little Things' hitmakers - Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik - admit it is a risk being...

New One Direction Single Leaks

One Direction's new track 'Best Song Ever' has leaked.The teen heart-throbs have been teasing fans with images from the upcoming video for the song - due out on Monday (22.07.13) - but they can...

Harry Styles & Snow Patrol: A New 'Direction'?

It's hardly the most obvious collaboration in British music - One Direction's Harry Styles joining forces with 'Chasing Cars' songwriter Gary Lightbody to pen some siogs together. Snow Patrol frontman Lightbody has spoken of his...

Harry Styles Pen Tracks With Snow Patrol

Harry Styles has been writing music with Snow Patrol front man Gary Lightbody.The One Direction hunk - who has previously worked with Burning Beaches' singer Sam McCarthy - has been penning songs with the indie...

Nadine Coyle And Gary Lightbody To Launch Derry Celebrations

Northern Irish stars Nadine Coyle and Gary Lightbody will return home over the weekend (19-20Jan13) to kick off a series of cultural celebrations in Derry.The Snow Patrol frontman and the Girls Aloud star will lead...

Gary Lightbody Apologises To Fans Over Ticket Touts

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has issued an apology to fans after many fell victim to unscrupulous touts in a scramble to see the band perform two intimate Christmas charity gigs next month (Dec12).The Northern...

James Corden Marries

James Corden married fiance Julia Carey yesterday (15.09.12).The British comedian tied the knot with the 32-year-old blonde during a star-studded ceremony at the exclusive Babington House in Somerset, South West England.Guests - who included comics...

Ed Sheeran Sings With Gary Lightbody At Itunes Festival

Ed Sheeran was joined onstage by Gary Lightbody for a special performance of 'Chasing Cars' at the iTunes festival last night (02.09.12). The 'Lego House' hitmaker was joined by the Snow Patrol frontman at London's...

Paolo Nutini To Kick-start Hyde Park Olympics Concert

A special Olympic concert will take place in Hyde Park today, to celebrate the start of the 2012 Olympics. The show will coincide with Danny Boyle's elaborate opening ceremony, which will be shown on big...

Gary Lightbody Lands Game Of Thrones Cameo

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has filmed a cameo in hit TV series Game Of Thrones.The singer took to his Facebook.com page on Monday (23Jul12) to share a photograph of himself in his medieval costume...

Snow Patrol's ''Unique' Bushmills Show

Snow Patrol played a ''unique'' gig in a whiskey distillery last night (21.06.12).The 'Run' rockers played an intimate show in a distillery as part of Irish whiskey festival 'Bushmills Live', which drummer Jonny Quinn claims...

Gary Lightbody To Auction Guitar For Sick Fan

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody is auctioning a guitar to raise money for a little girl battling cancer.The rocker offered up the signed Gretsch guitar after meeting 11-year-old cancer patient Vanessa Riddle backstage at a...

Sober Gary Lightbody Refuses To Ban Alcohol

Rocker Gary Lightbody avoided banning alcohol from his life after spiralling out of control with a booze problem - because he'll "never say never" to drinking again.The Snow Patrol frontman binged on booze and became...

Gary Lightbody Eyeing Fatherhood

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody wants to tone down his rock 'n' roll lifestyle and become a father.The singer has devoted the past 18 years to his group but now he's keen to step away...

Snow Patrol Predicted R.e.m. Split

Snow Patrol "sort of knew" R.E.M. were going to split. The 'Chasing Cars' group are close friends of singer Michael Stipe and guitarist Peter Buck from the American indie band, and they had a feeling...

Gary Lightbody Was Writing 30 Songs A Day

Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody used to write 30 songs a day before he got writer's block. The group's singer-and-guitarist suffered from serious setbacks when writing songs for the band's sixth album, which left his bandmates...

Snow Patrol To Record On The Road

Snow Patrol will record while they're on tour to ensure they stay focused on writing new material. The 'Called out in the Dark' band suffered a huge setback to the recording of their sixth album...

Michael Stipe Cured Snow Patrol Writer's Block

Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody was lifted by Michael Stipe while suffering writer's block. The singer and songwriter of the 'Chasing Cars' group was writing "a lot of rubbish" as he struggled to come up with...

Snow Patrol Have Finished Next Album

Snow Patrol have already written their seventh studio album before releasing their sixth effort.Singer Gary Lightbody and his bandmates are getting ready to bring out their latest LP 'Fallen Empires' - the follow-up to 2009's...

Snow Patrol Taken Under U2'S 'Wings'

Snow Patrol feel very fortunate to have been taken under the "wings" of U2.The 'Chasing Cars' group have been supporting the Irish rockers on their '360 Degree' tour - which ends on Saturday (30.07.11) -...

Snow Patrol Announce New Single

Snow Patrol have announced their new single, 'Called Out in the Dark'.The track is a preview of the 'Chasing Cars' group's sixth album, which has been written and recorded in Los Angeles with producer Jacknife...

Michael Stipe Helped Lightbody Find Fresh Inspiration

Rockers Snow Patrol have Michael Stipe to thank for their new collection of songs - he pulled frontman Gary Lightbody out of a bad period of writer's block.The Chasing Cars hitmakers were working on tracks...

Gary Lightbody Has Writer's Block

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has been suffering writer's block.The singer and songwriter with the 'Chasing Cars' group has been working on the band's sixth album in Los Angeles, but admitted he has struggled to...

Gary Lightbody Has Writer's Block

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has been suffering writer's block.The singer and songwriter with the 'Chasing Cars' group has been working on the band's sixth album in Los Angeles, but admitted he has struggled to...

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