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Liam To Lead 'New Band' At Show

Oasis star Liam Gallagher will perform with a group of Manchester bass legends at a charity gig in Manchester next month.The Sun reports that Manchester-based bass trio Freebass, which consists of New Order's Peter Hook,...

By on 03 January 2008

Ryder In Trouble After Breaching U.k. Smoking Laws

HAPPY MONDAYS star SHAUN RYDER is to be investigated by English authorities after flouting the country's smoking ban. The singer was performing at an Oxford venue on Friday night (05Oct07) when he lit up a...

Bez Slams Tv Show For Trashing His Car

HAPPY MONDAYS dancer MARK 'BEZ' BERRY has hit out at the MTV makeover show PIMP MY RIDE for ruining his car. The British reality TV star was not impressed with the transformation to his London...

Bez Slams 'Lightweight' Winehouse And Doherty

HAPPY MONDAYS star BEZ has launched a scathing attack on troubled stars AMY WINEHOUSE and PETE DOHERTY, branding them "lightweights" for going into rehab. The dancer claims the duo - who are currently battling drug...

Wilson's Manchester An "Alternative Metropolis"

Comedian and actor Steve Coogan has paid tribute to the late Factory Records boss Tony Wilson, saying he created Manchester's "alternative metropolis".Coogan played Wilson in the cult film 24 Hour Party People, which portrayed Wilson's...

By on 21 August 2007

Private Funeral For Tony Wilson In Manchester

The funeral for legendary music mogul Tony Wilson will take place in his hometown of Manchester today.The Factory Records founder died from Cancer last week and his life will be celebrated at a ceremony at...

By on 20 August 2007

V Kicks Off In The Sunshine

V festival 2007 kicked off in Essex and Staffordshire today, with fans enjoying a happily rain-free start to the two-day event.The festival has been hit by a number of big-name withdrawals, with Amy Winehouse, The...

By on 18 August 2007

V Festival Shuffles Line-up

V Festival organisers are busy trying to shuffle the line-up for this year's event after high-profile pulls-outs from Amy Winehouse, Bright Eyes and the Bravery.After it was revealed that Mexican acoustic duo Roderigo Y Gabriela...

By on 17 August 2007

Ex-happy Monday Ryder Praises Late Wilson

Former HAPPY MONDAYS star PAUL RYDER has praised late British music mogul TONY WILSON for giving him a "wonderful life". The Factory Records co-founder died on Friday (10Aug07) after losing a battle with kidney cancer....

Music Mogul Anthony Wilson Dies

Music mogul Anthony Wilson, who gained fame for his promotion of the Manchester music scene, has died of cancer.Wilson, who set up the Factory Records label that launched the careers of New Order, Happy Mondays...

By on 11 August 2007

Ryder: 'I'm Boring"

HAPPY MONDAYS star SHAUN RYDER insists old age has made him boring. The 44-year-old singer, who was famed for his hell raising and drug addiction in the 1990s, claims to have outgrown drug abuse -...

Ryder: 'Music Saved My Life'

HAPPY MONDAYS frontman SHAUN RYDER has credited his musical career with saving his life. The singer, who has battled with severe drug addiction, believes he would have died if he hadn't become a musician -...

Happy Mondays Help Fund Wilson's Cancer Treatment

HAPPY MONDAYS star SHAUN RYDER is using the group's comeback to help fund mentor TONY WILSON's cancer treatment. Music mogul Wilson, who was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2006, gave Ryder and his band their...

Happy Mondays Singer Faces Smoking Fine

HAPPY MONDAYS singer SHAUN RYDER is facing a GBP50 ($100) fine after he openly flouted a smoking ban at a concert in Manchester, England last Saturday (07Jul07). The reformed British group was playing at The...

Monkey Opera Opens Manchester Festival

Damon Albarn's Monkey: Journey to the West opened the Manchester international festival last night.The Blur front man composed the music for the show, which features the character of Monkey based on the Chinese legend of...

By on 29 June 2007

Happy Mondays Star In Cop Drama

Former HAPPY MONDAYS bassist PAUL RYDER was at the centre of a police swoop by the New York Police Department after they thought he was directing a plot to kill them. The British star was...

Happy Mondays Forced To Cancel New York Shows

The HAPPY MONDAYS have been forced to cancel their upcoming show as part of New York's In The City festival due to visa issues. The reformed British group was forced to perform at April's (07)...

Ryder Has No Regrets About Decades Of Drug Abuse

HAPPY MONDAYS frontman SHAUN RYDER has no regrets about his lengthy addictions to heroin and crack cocaine, despite not being able to remember most of the last 30 years. The 44-year-old, who has now quit...

Record Number Of Acts For Edinburgh Fringe

A record number of acts have been announced for this year's Edinburgh Fringe festival, which gets underway on August 5th.As well as the over 2,000 different theatre, comedy and music shows announced, a number of...

By on 07 June 2007

Thrills And Mcfly Added To V Festival Line-up

The Thrills and McFly have been added to the V Festival line-up taking place in Chelmsford and Staffordshire.Irish band the Thrills will release their third album Teenager this year and will play V after four...

By on 22 May 2007

Mondays Play At Great Escape

Happy Mondays played a short set at the Brighton Great Escape festival, dropping in a number of their classic tracks.Frontman Shaun Ryder, dancing mascot Bez and the rest of the Mondays played a small venue...

By on 18 May 2007

Ronson Confirmed For V Festival

Superstar producer Mark Ronson has been added to the Virgin Festival bill along with former Sugababe Mutya Buena.Ronson will be bringing the highly successful remix and cover album Version to the masses in what is...

By on 08 May 2007

Bez Weds On Tv

HAPPY MONDAYS dancer BEZ will star in a real-life TV show documenting his upcoming marriage to singer Monica Wood. The English star - and 2005 Celebrity Big Brother winner - will be filmed preparing for...

Visa Issues Force Bez To Miss Us Happy Mondays Show

HAPPY MONDAYS dancer BEZ won't be joining the regrouped act when they perform at the Coachella Festival in California this weekend (29Apr07) because he has been denied a visa. The colourful sideman was expected to...

Happy Mondays Add To The Reunions At Coachella

HAPPY MONDAYS have become the latest reformed act to be added to the upcoming Coachella Festival line-up in Indio, California. The group's performance at the end of the month (29Apr07) will be their first in...

Happy Mondays Reform

It's just what the world was crying out for  the HAPPY MONDAYS are the latest band to jump on the 'reunion bandwagon' and reform.The early 90s Manchester band, who had hits with STEP ON...

By on 28 March 2007

Ryder's Budget Smile

Former HAPPY MONDAYS frontman SHAUN RYDER is thrilled with his new teeth - because he didn't have to pay a penny for them. The English rocker, 44, happily accepted when a fan offered him the...

Bez Pleads For Marriage Help

Former HAPPY MONDAYS dancer BEZ has pleaded with fans to help organise his forthcoming wedding. The English star - real name MARK BERRY - is getting married to after a two year engagement to singer...

The Killers Headline V Festival

The Killers, Snow Patrol and Foo Fighters will headline this summer's V Festival.It's set to be a busy summer for the first two bands, who are also headlining Scotland's T in the Park in July.Brit...

By on 27 February 2007

Wilson Diagnosed With Cancer

Music mogul TONY WILSON has been diagnosed with kidney cancer. The British entrepreneur founded Manchester record label Factory Records, managing the careers of NEW ORDER, JOY DIVISION and HAPPY MONDAYS. Wilson was given emergency surgery...

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