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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...

Shaun Ryder Wants To Write For Taylor Swift

Shaun Ryder wants to write songs for Taylor Swift and One Direction.The Happy Monday singer - who has six children from three relationships, including three with current wife Joanne - claims he doesn't know much...

Bez's Political Campaign Given Go-ahead

Bez's bid to become a U.K. politician is back on track after the Happy Mondays star changed the name of his party.The British dancer, real name Mark Berry, was disqualified from running in the U.K....

Bez To Stage Week-long Anti-fracking Bed-in

Former Happy Mondays star Bez is planning to stage a week-long 'bed-in' with his girlfriend to protest the British government's shale fracking techniques.The dancer and activist and his girlfriend Firouzeh Razavi will begin their John...

Bez's Political Campaign Grinds To A Halt

Happy Mondays star Bez has been dealt a major blow at the start of his political run after it emerged his party was disqualified by election officials on the day he launched his campaign.The British...

Bez Launches Political Campaign

Happy Mondays star Bez officially launched his election bid on Monday (12Jan15) by handing out beers as he unveiled his campaign poster.Last year (14), the British dancer, real name Mark Berry, announced plans to run...

Bez Wants To Recreate Famous John And Yoko Bed-in

Happy Mondays star Bez is set to stage a JOHN LENNON-style 'bed-in' next month (Jan14) to protest against fracking and has invited The Beatles star's widow Yoko Ono to join him.The British dancer/percussionist, real name...

Bez Wants Britons To Grow Their Own Food

Former Happy Mondays star Bez wants organic gardens installed on top of every office block in Britain in an effort to provide cheap food.The dancer, real name Mark Berry, plans to run in the 2015...

Bez Refusing To Give Up Drugs For Political Run

Happy Mondays star and aspiring politician Bez is refusing to give up drugs for his election run.The former dancer, real name Mark Berry, recently revealed his plan to stand in the U.K.'s 2015 general election...

Bez Joins Anti-fracking Protest

Former Happy Mondays star Bez joined protesters at an anti-fracking march in Salford, England on Monday (17Mar14).The dancer/singer, real name Mark Berry, paid a visit to a protest camp on Sunday (16Mar14) and joined the...

Bez Launching Political Career

Former Happy Mondays star Bez has thrown his hat into the world of politics by announcing his plans to run as a Member of Parliament for his native Salford, England in next year's (15) election.The...

Happy Mondays Cancel Show

British band Happy Mondays have scrapped a show in England on Wednesday (04Dec13) due to "unforeseen circumstances".The Kinky Afro hitmakers, who are currently on a U.K. tour after reforming last year (12), pulled the plug...

Shaun Ryder Searching For Actor To Play Him In Tv Series

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder is searching for the perfect actor to play him in a warts-and-all dramatisation of his autobiography.Bosses at British network Itv are planning to serialise Ryder's best-selling memoir Twisting My Melon,...

Shaun Ryder: 'Miley Cyrus Is Completely Rock And Roll'

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has spoken out in defence of Miley Cyrus, insisting her recent headline-grabbing behaviour is simply part of her rock and roll persona.The former Hannah Montana star has become a tabloid...

Happy Mondays Star Shaun Ryder Recounts Teenage Ufo Sighting

Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder has opened up about a Ufo encounter he experienced when he was 15, insisting he's still convinced he wasn't seeing things.The Step On singer, who was a big part of...

Bez Handed Reality Show Winnings To Tax Man

The $75,000 (£50,000) Happy Mondays star Bez scooped after winning British reality show Celebrity Big Brother was handed straight to the tax man.The Britpop icon, real name Mark Berry, appeared on the U.K. version of...

Shaun Ryder Slams Alien Sceptics

Shaun Ryder thinks people are ''f***ing idiots'' if they don't believe in aliens.The Happy Mondays frontman claims to have spotted extra-terrestrials a number of times since he was 15 years old and while he admits...

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