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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...

Happy Mondays Star Bez Pays Tribute To Murdered Friend

Happy Mondays star Bez is in mourning after a close friend was stabbed to death on Sunday (28Jul13).Robert Jackson was killed at his home in Manchester, England. His 13-year-old daughter Ayeshea Collins was also knifed...

'The World's End' Soundtrack Is A Glorious Tribute To The 1990s

The World's End - the third and final instalment of Edgar Wright's 'Cornetto' comedy trilogy starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Paddy Considine - hits cinemas nationwide on July 19, 2013. It centres around five...

The Sun Shines On Isle Of Wight Festival A Year After Traffic And Weather Chaos

The Happy Mondays and The Farm kicked off the 2013 Isle of Wight Festival in the U.K. on Friday (14Jun13) on a sunny day that could not have been more different to last year's (12)...

Happy Mondays Scrap Australian Tour

British rockers Happy Mondays have scrapped their Australian tour due to drummer Gary Whelan's ill health.The band was slated to start concerts in Brisbane, Australia last month (May13), but pushed them back until 5 June...

Happy Mondays Star Bez Encouraging Britons To Save Bees

Happy Mondays dancer Bez is urging fans to start planting flowers to boost Britain's bee population.The percussionist, real name Mark Berry, wants to help save the environment by doing his part to reverse the dramatic...

Happy Mondays Postpone Australian Tour

British rockers Happy Mondays have postponed their upcoming tour of Australia just days before the shows were due to kick off.The band was due to start a series of gigs in Brisbane, Australia on Friday...

The Killers To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival 2013

The Killers will headline the Isle of Wight Festival 2013.The 'When You Were Young' rockers are set to top the bill of the main stage in Seaclose Park on Saturday 15 June, joining other headliners...

Shaun Ryder Celebrates 50th Birthday On Stage

British musician Shaun Ryder celebrated his 50th birthday on stage this week (23Aug12) during his reunion tour with the Happy Mondays.The singer performed with his band at the Ibiza Rocks concert in Spain on Wednesday...

Cher Lloyd Storms Off Stage After Urine Attack

Cher Lloyd stormed off stage during her V Festival set yesterday (19.08.12) after being struck with a bottle of urine. The 'Want U Back' hitmaker was singing her second song on the Arena Stage at...

Titanic Music Festival Sunk By Poor Sales

A two-day music festival in Northern Ireland, due to feature headline sets from New Order and Happy Mondays, has been axed amid poor ticket sales.Titanic Lockdown, which took three years to plan, was scheduled to...

Paul Ryder Had Two Nervous Breakdowns After Band Split

British rocker Paul Ryder suffered two nervous breakdowns after his band Happy Mondays split.The bassist formed the cult group with his brother, frontman Shaun, in the early 1980s but was left "shell-shocked" when the band...

Bez Axed Tour Plans Over Leg Injury

Happy Mondays dancer Bez pulled out of the cult band's upcoming reunion tour because years of bouncing around on stage has left him with a debilitating groin injury.The percussionist ruled himself out of performing with...

Happy Mondays Reunion Was Caused By Stone Roses

Shaun Ryder credits the Stone Roses for the Happy Mondays' reunion. The frontman admitted it was the fellow Manchester group getting back together which propelled his own band to reunite their original line up. He...

Johnny Marr Says Smiths Reunion Hinges On David Cameron

Following Johnny Marr 's proclamation at the recent Nme Awards that his old group The Smiths would only reform if the current UK government stepped down from power, that great commentator of cultural society and...

Mondays Star Bez To Be A Grandfather

Happy Mondays star Bez is set to be a grandfather.The dancer and percussionist became an integral member of the cult British band during their heyday in the early 1990s, and was expected to hit the...

Bez Won't Be Part Of Happy Mondays Reunion Tour

The Happy Mondays reunion tour won't feature dancer and percussionist Bez - because he's too old to hit the road.The fun-loving star, who became a cult icon in the U.K.'s 'Madchester' scene of the early...

Stone Roses And Killers To Headline V

Stone Roses and The Killers are to headline this year's Virgin Media V Festival.The reformed Manchester band and the 'Somebody Told Me' hitmakers will top the bill at the annual event, which takes place in...

Blur To Close 2012 London Olympics With Hyde Park Concert

Blur will close the 2012 London Olympics with a huge concert in the city's Hyde Park, headlining above other groups New Order and The Specials - reports Reuters - with many expecting more names to...

Too-tanned Shaun Ryder Went Dark For Tv Show

Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder was left with an embarrassing nut-brown complexion after undergoing three spray tans in one morning.The pale Brit wanted a radiant glow for an appearance on a Sky TV show, so...

Shaun Ryder: 'Happy Mondays Won't Release New Album'

Recently-reformed British band the Happy Mondays have "absolutely no plans" to record a new album, according to frontman Shaun Ryder.The group disbanded 19 years ago after Ryder's drug addiction spiralled out of control, but last...

Rowetta Satchell: 'Happy Mondays Tour Will Be Sober'

Rowetta Satchell is convinced the upcoming Happy Mondays reunion tour will be a sober affair in comparison to their heyday - because the cult rockers are now too old to party.The British group disbanded 19...

Original Happy Mondays Reform For Tour

Happy Mondays' original line up have announced their return. The seven members of the 'Step On' group - key figures in England's Madchester music scene of the late 80s - are set to play together...

Happy Mondays Confirm Reunion Tour

Cult British band Happy Mondays have confirmed the original line-up is reforming for a reunion tour this year (12).The Step On hitmakers disbanded 19 years ago as frontman Shaun Ryder's drug addiction spiralled out of...

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