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Shaun Ryder Affected By Celebrity Deaths

George Michael's death reminded Shaun Ryder how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle in your 50s.The Happy Mondays frontman was shocked to hear the Wham! singer had passed away on Christmas Day (25.12.16)...

Happy Mondays To Play Surprise Set At Kendall Calling

Happy Mondays will perform a surprise set at Kendall Calling festival as part of Amazon Music's Amazon Music Summer Stages series.The 'Step On' hitmakers will open the music extravaganza held in the Lake District, Cumbria...

Shaun Ryder: My Children And Wife Saved My Life

Shaun Ryder credits his wife Joanne and his six children for still being alive after years of heroin abuse.The Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman hasn't touched drugs for years and has no intention of...

Shaun Ryder Cycled To Sobriety

Shaun Ryder quit drugs by going cycling.The Black Grape and Happy Mondays frontman has previously spoken about his use of heroin and ecstacy and says it took mammoth 15-hour bike rides to curb his cravings...

Shaun Ryder Wanted To Be A Rapper

Shaun Ryder always wanted to be a rapper.The Black Grape frontman felt it was ''effeminate'' to be a singer and admits the indie sound of his group Happy Mondays would have been very different if...

Happy Mondays Album Won't Be Out Until 2019

Shaun Ryder says the new Happy Mondays album won't be out until at least 2019.The group's singer had originally planned to drop their follow-up to 2007's 'Uncle Dysfunktional' this year, but because of their hectic...

Shaun Ryder Would Do Greatest Hits Tour With Gorillaz

Shaun Ryder would be up for doing a greatest hits tour with Gorillaz if Damon Albarn wants him.The Happy Mondays singer provided vocals for one of the animated band's biggest hits' 'Dare', but he wasn't...

Shaun Ryder: The 80s And 90s Are A Blur

Shaun Ryder says the 80s and the 90s are one big ''blur''.The 54-year-old rocker is set to perform at Shiiine On Weekender at Butlin's Arena, Minehead in November with his band the Happy Mondays, along...

Happy Mondays Star Bez Only Takes Organic Drugs Now

Happy Mondays' Bez only takes ''organic drugs'' now.The 52-year-old percussionist and dancer - known for his exuberant dance moves on stage with the rock band, fronted by his friend Shaun Ryder - and his bandmates...

Alan Mcgee Recovering After Hernia Hospitalisation

The former Oasis manager, who now looks after the likes of The Jesus And Mary Chain and The Happy Mondays posted an update on his condition on his Facebook page and Instagram...

Happy Mondays Star Bez Turns Agony Uncle For Glastonbury Festival Fans

Fans have been asked to hit the dancer-turned-activist and avid beekeeper with camping concerns and other issues via askunclebez@gmail.com and his responses to choice correspondence will be posted on the festival's daily newsletter...

Bez's Political Party Bosses Fined

The We Are The Reality Party chiefs have been fined $2,500 (£1,800) for failing to submit spending records. Meanwhile, British dancer and singer Bez, who picked up 703 votes in Salford and...

Rowetta Devastated Over Paul Weller Music Loss

The Step On singer was backstage sharing a drink with the Fun Lovin' Criminals at their show in Manchester, England, when her Apple iPhone 6 disappeared on Friday (26Feb16). "My iPhone was...

Arthritis Made Happy Mondays' Bez Turn To Hippy Lifestyle

The rocker, real name Mark Berry, and his bandmate Shaun Ryder were once known as two of British music's most hedonistic stars, but after years of hard living, in 2013 Mark moved to...

Shaun Ryder Recording Secret Solo Album

The singer reformed his two ex-bands, Happy Mondays and Black Grape, for comeback tours of the U.K. earlier this year (15), following an announcement in 2012 that Happy Mondays were working on new...

Bez Selling Honey For Charity

The former Happy Mondays star, real name Mark Berry, launched a campaign to boost Britain's bee population in 2013 and installed hives in a rooftop garden in the centre of his hometown....

Shaun Ryder Spooked By Close Encounter After Ufo Tv Show

The Happy Mondays frontman travelled to Chile in 2012 to shoot a show about extraterrestrials, and shortly after returning to the U.K. he was stunned to see a mystery craft outside his home....

Shaun Ryder's Life-changing Trip

Shaun Ryder found recording in Panama ''life changing''. The 52-year-old singer was joined by his Happy Mondays bandmates to live with the Embera Drua tribe to record a single for new show 'Singing in the...

Happy Mondays Record First New Song In 20 Years

Happy Mondays have recorded their first song in 20 years with a rainforest tribe in Central America. While on a trip to Panama to film reality TV series 'Singing In The Rainforest', the 'Step On'...

Happy Mondays Sign Up For Reality Tv Show

The reformed hellraiser won a new army of fans when he appeared as a contestant on British survival show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2010. Now he is...

Bez Stung By Bees For Two Years

The Happy Mondays star, real name Mark Berry, started bee-keeping in 2013 in a bid to stop the dramatic decline in honeybee colonies and its potentially damaging effect on the environment. However,...

Shaun Ryder Blasts Bandmates Over Memoir

The frontman's bass-playing brother Paul Ryder, guitarist Mark Day, and drummer Gary Whelan spoke to author Simon Spence for his 2014 history of the hard-living band, titled Excess All Areas. However, Ryder,...

Shaun Ryder Takes Aim At Stephen Hawking Over Aliens

The British physicist stated in a 2010 documentary that it would be a disaster for Earth if extraterrestrials landed on the planet, and suggested experts should stop trying to find and communicate with...

Shaun Ryder Agrees To Jungle Tv Show Return

The Happy Mondays star garnered a new army of fans when he appeared in the 2010 series of the U.K. reality show and entertained viewers with his antics, eventually finishing second to singer...

Black Grape Plot Summer Reunion Tour

Ryder and his Black Grape bandmate Kermit hit the stage at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester, England earlier this month (Apr15) to support singer/dancer Bez's The Reality Party political campaign and celebrate...

Furious Bez Accuses Politicians Of Dodging Big Issues

The Happy Mondays star, real name Mark Berry, is standing as a candidate in the nationwide ballot as a representative of the We Are The Reality Party and he is campaigning on the...

Happy Mondays Headline Bl9

Happy Mondays and Razorlight are to headline the BL9 Weekender.The 'Step On' rockers and 'America' hitmakers will top the bill at Bury FC's Gigg Lane ground over the weekend of 13-14 June, while a host...

Happy Mondays To Reform For Pills 'N' Thrills Tour, Dates Confirmed

Ryder and bandmate Kermit hit the stage at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester, England to support the singer/dancer's All Star Reality Party and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their...

Shaun Ryder Needs Testosterone Injection To Stay Alive

Shaun Ryder would ''drop dead'' without testosterone injections. Despite looking forward to the ''energy'' boost he gets from his quarterly injections, the Happy Mondays frontman has revealed he would be dead if he didn't get...

Happy Mondays Star Shaun Ryder Needs Testosterone Injections To Stay Alive

The singer tells Britain's NME magazine he must receive "a testosterone injection once every three months" or he will "drop dead". Ryder explains he has to resort to extremes because he has...

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