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Glastonbury Founder To Quit

Michael Eavis is to step down from running the Glastonbury festival.The farmer has been arranging the world-famous music event at his Worthy Farm in Somerset, England, since it began in 1970 but says he plans...

Sean Lennon Slams Springsteen

John Lennon's son is furious Bruce Springsteen is headlining the Glastonbury Festival.Sean Lennon - the son of Beatles legend John and Yoko Ono - thinks the 'Born to Run' singer is an "outrageous" choice to...

Adele's Housework Songs

Adele is writing an album about chores.The 'Chasing Pavements' singer is currently in the studio working on the follow-up to her 2008 debut '19'and says she is using the things that annoy her about men...

Maximo Park's Customised Crotch

Maximo Park's Paul Smith has to have his suits altered at the crotch.The singer is so scared his energetic stage movements will split his trousers, he has hired a tailor to reinforce the fabric between...

Glastonbury 2009 Line-up To Be Announced

The full line-up for next month's Glastonbury festival will be announced later today.Blur, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young are headlining this year's festival, which takes place between Wednesday June 24th and Sunday June 28th.A host...

By on 25 May 2009

Kanye West Set For Glastonbury 'Guest Appearance'

Rap star Kanye West could follow mentor Jay-Z in appearing at this year's Glastonbury Festival, reports claim.While the Stronger rapper is not set to headline the Pyramid Stage like the Roc-A-Fella mogul, West is likely...

By on 11 May 2009

Glastonbury Swine Flu Could Spell End Of Festival

The fate of this summer's Glastonbury Festival could rest on the spread of swine flu, it has been claimed.Organisers of the long-running Somerset event are to hold talks to outline the best approach to managing...

By on 06 May 2009

Glastonbury's Eavis 'One Of The Most Influential People On Earth'

MICHAEL EAVIS, founder of the Glastonbury Festival, is one of the most influential people on Earth, according to Time magazine. Eavis, who divides his time between farming and putting on one of the world's most...

By on 01 May 2009

Glastonbury Chief Joins Obama On Time 100 List

Michael Eavis has been named on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world alongside the likes of Barack Obama and actor Zac Efron.The Glastonbury Festival founder said he was "flattered...

By on 30 April 2009

Springsteen Denies Affair Claims After Divorce Citing

Bruce Springsteen has been forced to deny claims of adultery for the second time in three years after he was named in a couple's divorce proceedings.Arthur Kelly filed divorce papers last month which claimed his...

By on 11 April 2009

Lady Gaga For Glasto?

LADY GAGA may be set to perform at this year's Glastonbury Festival, it has emerged.The US singer has seen a swift rise in her popularity in the UK, recently scoring her second number one with...

By on 25 March 2009

Graham Coxon Previews New Album

Graham Coxon has previewed material from his new album at the South by Southwest festival.The former Blur guitarist played an acoustic set at the event in Austin on Thursday including a number of songs from...

By on 20 March 2009

Merriweather Talks New Album

DANIEL MERRIWEATHER has been discussing his forthcoming album, claiming that he aimed for a "stripped back" sound.The Australian singer enjoyed chart success last year when he recorded a version of THE SMITHS song Stop Me...

By on 13 March 2009

Blur Shows 'May Be Last For Drummer'

BLUR drummer Dave Rowntree has claimed he may leave the band when they finish their summer tour.The Britpop legends recently announced they will be performing several dates in the UK, including two at London's Hyde...

By on 05 March 2009

Neil Young Confirmed As Isle Of Wight Headliner

Rock legend Neil Young has been announced as the final headliner for this year's Isle of Wight festival.The Heart of Gold star, whose career spans four decades, joins a line-up for the June event which...

By on 05 March 2009

Blur Confirm Glastonbury Show

Britpop giants Blur have confirmed they are set to reunite ahead of this summer's Glastonbury festival, where they will play as one of the headline acts.Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, lead singer Damon Albarn...

By on 01 March 2009

Blur In Frame For Glastonbury Headline Slot

The recently reformed Blur are likely to play a headlining set at this year's Glastonbury festival, according to organiser Michael Eavis.Bruce Springsteen was announced last week as the Saturday headliner for the Somerset event this...

By on 27 February 2009

Bruce Springsteen To Headline Glastonbury Festival

Rock legend Bruce Springsteen is to headline this year's Glastonbury Festival, it has been announced.The New Jersey musician, known as the Boss, will take to the Pyramid Stage at the Somerset event on Saturday June...

By on 23 February 2009

Reunited Blur To Headline T In The Park And Oxegen

Blur are to headline this summer's T in the Park and Oxegen festivals, it has been announced.The reunited Parklife stars will join Kings of Leon, Katy Perry and Snow Patrol at the Scottish and Irish...

By on 05 February 2009

Glastonbury 2009 Tickets Sell Out Five Months Early

Tickets for this summer's Glastonbury festival have sold out, despite no headline acts having been confirmed for the Somerset event.Some 90 per cent of tickets were snapped up via an early deposit scheme, with fans...

By on 03 February 2009

The Boss Announces European Tour Return

Bruce Springsteen has announced his 2009 world tour, which includes 19 European shows.The Golden Globe-winning singer will kick off his US tour in San Jose, California in April, moving across the continental US towards a...

By on 28 January 2009

Alex James 'Turned Down Coldplay'

Blur bassist Alex James has claimed he turned down the opportunity to sign Coldplay to his record label.James alleges he went to watch to watch Chris Martin and co play with Damien Hirst and Joe...

By on 23 January 2009

Glastonbury Festival Tickets 90% Gone, Says Eavis

Some 90 per cent of tickets for this year's Glastonbury Festival have already been sold, according to organiser Michael Eavis.While last year's event did not sell out in advance - as had been typical in...

By on 20 January 2009

Coldplay And Adele Confirmed For Neil Diamond Tribute

Grammy nominees Coldplay and Adele are among the artists set to honour Neil Diamond at a gala concert next year.The British acts will take to the stage at the MusiCares person of the year show...

By on 24 December 2008

Jarvis Joins Knife Crime Benefit

JARVIS COCKER was among the artists who congregated to perform at the South Bank Centre in London last night (December 14th).Beatboxer performer Shlomo curated the event, which was organised in aid of anti-knife crime schemes...

By on 15 December 2008

Blur Confirm They Will Reunite For Hyde Park Summer Show

Blur will perform as a four-piece for the first time in nine years next summer, at a huge concert in Hyde Park.The full line-up - Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree -...

By on 09 December 2008

Glastonbury Festival Breaks Even For First Time Ever

The Glastonbury Festival has failed to make a profit for the first time since its inception.Organiser Michael Eavis said the event's breaking even was down to spiralling management costs, as well as fuel prices."Glastonbury costs...

By on 03 November 2008

Noel Gallagher Makes R Kelly Glastonbury Jibe

Oasis' Noel Gallagher has attacked the lineup choices for Glastonbury Festival again, while announcing a new stadium tour.Speaking at a Wembley Stadium press conference unveiling his band's 2009 tour, Gallagher jokingly asked whether US R...

By on 16 October 2008

Gilmour Lays Into Glasto

David Gilmour has criticised the Glastonbury festival, claiming that he was denied the chance to play the event with his PINK FLOYD bandmate Rick Wright.Keyboard player Wright – who was one of the founding members...

By on 07 October 2008

Half Of Glastonbury 2009 Tickets Gone After Early Sale

More than half of the tickets for next year's Glastonbury festival have been sold, some eight months before the event itself takes place.Tickets went on sale on Sunday morning, with more than half of the...

By on 06 October 2008

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