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Stars Turn Out For Folk Awards

The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards were dished out at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, and former Catatonia frontwoman Matthews took to the stage to offer a tribute to late music historian...

Elbow Announce 2015 UK Tour

Elbow have announced six UK tour dates for 2015.The alternative rock band will perform six intimate shows in total, with three-night residencies at Manchester's O2 Apollo and London's Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in February 2015.Guy Garvey...

Ryan Adams Added To Itunes Festival Line-up After Concerts Sell Out

After selling out a string of UK gigs in September, the returning Ryan Adams has been added to next month's iTunes Festival in London joining the previously announced headliners Maroon 5, Sam Smith and 5...

Guy Garvey Working On Solo Album

Guy Garvey is working on his debut solo album.The Elbow frontman will step away from the band to work on his own offering but warned that it could be a disaster.He told Gigwise: [It will]...

Guy Garvey Uses Teleprompter At Elbow Concerts

Guy Garvey has to use a teleprompter at Elbow's concerts.The 'Dead in the Boot' singer struggles to recall all the words to the group's extensive back catalogue of tracks and has had to start using...

Yoko Ono Pens Thank You Letter For Elbow

Yoko Ono has written an open letter to Elbow thanking the band for mentioning her in a song. The Japanese artist - the widow of Beatles legend John Lennon - has been name-checked by the...

Guy Garvey Fled To New York To Escape Break-up

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey left his native U.K. and moved to New York City following a bad break-up.The singer split from his long-term girlfriend Emma Unsworth and subsequently emigrated to America in 2012 in a...

Elbow Launching Second Beer

Elbow are launching a second brand of beer.The 'Mirrorball' band's debut ale 'Build a Rocket Boys!', named after their 2011 album, proved a hit with fans and beer-lovers and now they've brewed a new beverage...

Elbow's American Inspiration

Elbow's new album is inspired by New York.The group's frontman Guy Garvey spent six weeks in Manhattan to get ideas for sixth LP 'Carry Her Carry Me' and admits some of his lyrical ideas came...

Elbow Explore Turning 40

Elbow's new album is inspired by Guy Garvey's impending 40th birthday.The group will release the follow-up to 2011's 'Build A Rocket Boys!' next March, the same month the frontman reaches the milestone age, and the...

Guy Garvey To Write Music For King Kong Musical

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey is heading to New York to write the music for a new King Kong stage show.The British rocker has been hired to help create a new Broadway musical based on the...

Guy Garvey Launching Vinyl-focused Record Label

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey is set to launch his own label in a bid to revive vinyl records.The British singer is founding the music company with Jim Chancellor, the head of Fiction Records, his band's...

Guy Garvey Refused To Sing Olympic Theme

Guy Garvey refused to sing on the BBC's official Olympics theme.The Elbow star was asked to compose the tune to accompany the broadcasting corporation's coverage of the London summer games this year, but didn't want...

Elbow Promise 'Epic' Olympics Song

Elbow claim their official Olympics song will be "epic". The Mercury Prize-winning group have worked with the Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Community Gospel on the new track - which will be the official soundtrack...

Guy Garvey Strips To Silence Bandmates

Elbow singer Guy Garvey loves stripping naked to take revenge against his bandmates when they gang up on him.The One Day Like This hitmaker is often the butt of his fellow rockers' jokes, but he's...

Guy Garvey's Home Targeted By Thief

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey is struggling to sleep at night after his home was targeted by a thief.The rocker ordered workmen to fit new locks and improve the alarm system at his house in the...

Elbow Star Garvey Won't Sing Sober

Elbow star Guy Garvey refuses to go on stage without having a drink, as the one gig he performed sober "didn't work".The British rockers have launched their own charity beer, with profits going to Oxfam,...

The Stone Roses To 'Rule The World Again', Says Ian Brown

The Stone Roses will "rule the world again", according to frontman Ian Brown who told a close friend the Manchester band are getting back together. An official announcement of the reunion is expected on Tuesday...

Ian Brown Claims Stone Roses Reunion 'Definitely Happening'

Ian Brown has reportedly confirmed The Stone Roses will reunite and "rule the world again".The 'I am the Resurrection' group are set to hold a press conference tomorrow, and singer Ian confirmed to friends this...

Elbow And Goldfrapp Sign Up For Little Noise Sessions

Elbow, Marina and the Diamonds and Goldfrapp have signed up for this year's Little Noise Sessions. The artists have the joined the bill for the annual intimate charity concerts, which see artists play special stripped...

Tinie Tempah Grateful For Mercury Nomination

Tinie Tempah has his "fingers crossed" following his nomination for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The rapper is overjoyed that his debut LP 'Disc-Overy' is one of the 12 records shortlisted for the coveted awards and thanked...

Guy Garvey Hopes New Anthem Becomes Wedding Song

Elbow star Guy Garvey wants his new song Open Arms to become a staple at Catholic weddings.The rocker admits he penned the track in his underwear in his bedroom while blurting out lyrics into a...

Elbow's Crypt Show

Elbow performed an intimate gig in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral last night (26.05.11).The 'Neat Little Rows' band became the first rock group to play at the iconic London building, performing hits including 'Grounds...

Elbow To Get The Dead Grooving

Guy Garvey wants to get dead painters and poets "grooving" when Elbow play in St Paul's Cathedral.The 'Neat Little Rows' group will perform in the crypt of the London landmark on Thursday (26.05.11) and the...

Elbow Living Their Dream

Elbow are living a "dream come true".The 'Grounds for Divorce' hitmakers have won a string of accolades - including the Mercury Prize and two BRIT Awards - sold thousands of records and performed to sell-out...

Elbow Too Busy 'Messing' To Rehearse

Elbow find it hard to concentrate on rehearsing for their tour because they are always "messing about".Guy Garvey - the Manchester-based group's frontman - admitted while the 'One Day Like This' hitmakers used to be...

Elbow Happy To Be Liked

Elbow never want to make an "inaccessible" album.The 'Neat Little Rows' group saw their last LP, 2008's 'The Seldom-Seen Kid' win a string of awards and knew it would be "churlish" to turn their backs...

Guy Garvey's Album Anxiety Dreams

British rocker Guy Garvey suffers "anxiety dreams" ahead of every Elbow release, because he's so convinced his albums will flop.The band is releasing its fifth studio record, Build a Rocket Boys!, in the U.K. on...

Elbow Think Men Should Say They Love Each Other More

Elbow don't think enough men tell their friends they love them.Frontman Guy Garvey was surprised when he was told the line "love you mate," in his song 'Friend Of Ours' - about a close pal...

Elbow Return To Debut Sound

Elbow see their new album as a return to their roots.The Mercury Prize winning group will release the record 'Build a Rocket Boys' later this year but rather than try to move away from their...

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