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Ashcroft's Solo Inspirations

British rocker RICHARD ASHCROFT insists he looks to MORRISSEY and IAN BROWN as mentors when life as a solo artist gets tough. Ashcroft, who went his own way after THE VERVE parted company, admits he...

Cobain Voted Greatest Rocker

KURT COBAIN has been named the Greatest Hero In Rock 'N' Roll history by the readers of a British music magazine. The NIRVANA frontman, who died in 1994 aged just 27, beat newcomers PETE DOHERTY...

Stone Roses Turned Down Slash

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist SLASH offered to join British band the STONE ROSES after their guitarist left, but was knocked back by scathing frontman IAN BROWN. After JOHN SQUIRE announced his departure from the Manchester...

Brown Plans Prison Return

Ex-STONE ROSES frontman and jailbird IAN BROWN is planning on playing a series of UK prison gigs. Brown, who in 1999 served two months in prison for threatening an air stewardess, now wants to return...

Squire Refuses Stone Roses Reunion

Guitarist JOHN SQUIRE has ruled out a STONE ROSES reunion as he is still not speaking to ex-bandmate IAN BROWN. Squire is on good terms with Stone Roses members RENI, real name ALAN WREN, and...

Brown's Islamic Conversion

Former STONE ROSES frontman IAN BROWN told prison authorities that he was Muslim so he could get better food in jail. The rocker, who in 1999 served two months in a Manchester, England, jail for...

Mani: 'Grow Up, Guys'

PRIMAL SCREAM bassist GARY 'MANI' MOUNFIELD is urging his former THE STONE ROSES bandmates JOHN SQUIRE and IAN BROWN to ditch their feud and reform. The pair have been warring since the band split 10...

Brown's Glitter Fury

British rocker IAN BROWN is furious disgraced star GARY GLITTER got the same prison sentence for downloading child pornography as he did for threatening an air stewardess. The former THE STONE ROSES frontman spent four...

Iggy Pop 'Too Pricey' For Nme Award

Veteran rocker IGGY POP was the first choice to be presented with the Godlike Genius Award at the NME Awards last week (23FEB06), but was reportedly too expensive. The LUST FOR LIFE singer and...

Brown Criticises Fame Seeking Musicians

English rocker IAN BROWN has hit out at musicians who are motivated by money - insisting they would be better off working in a bank. The former STONE ROSES star resents commercially formed bands...

Treble Triumph For Arctic Monkeys At Nme Awards

Indie icons ARCTIC MONKEYS were the big winners at last night's (23FEB06) NME Awards in London, scooping three awards including Best British Band. The four-piece, whose album WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM THAT'S WHAT...

Brown Warns Doherty: 'Stay Away From Drugs'

English rocker IAN BROWN has warned troubled singer PETE DOHERTY's his burgeoning career will collapse if he doesn't quit drugs soon. The former STONE ROSES frontman performed with Doherty's band BABYSHAMBLES last year (05)...

Brown Slams Commercial Brit Awards

IAN BROWN has accused the Brit Awards of honouring commercially successful acts over talented musicians, after losing out on an award to pop newcomer JAMES BLUNT at this year's ceremony (15FEB06). The former STONE...

Brown Bans Israel Gigs

English rocker IAN BROWN has vowed never to perform in Israel, because he doesn't agree with the government's regime. The former STONE ROSES frontman is close friends with Israeli pop star NIMROD LEVY, who...

Young Slams 'Gorillas' Williams And Blunt

British pop star WILL YOUNG has slammed his fellow Brit Award nominees ROBBIE WILLIAMS and JAMES BLUNT, labelling the singers "puffed-up gorillas". The EVERGREEN musician, who recently made his movie debut in MRS HENDERSON...

Brown To Slam Enemies

IAN BROWN has vowed to use his high-profile appearance at next month's (FEB06) Shockwaves NME Awards to attack his enemies, but insists he will also thank his supporters. The FEAR hitmaker is due to...

Stone Roses And Happy Mondays To Mark Easter In Manchester

Stars of THE STONE ROSES and HAPPY MONDAYS will lead a parade through their native Manchester, England this Easter as part of a BBC celebration of the religious festival. IAN BROWN and BEZ will...

Brown Amused By Ryder's Tongue-twister

British rocker IAN BROWN has poked fun at former HAPPY MONDAYS singer SHAUN RYDER, for his inability to sing the word "there" on a GORILLAZ track. DAMON ALBARN's virtual band invited Ryder to sing...

Oasis, Franz And Brown To Play Thai Festival

British bands OASIS and FRANZ FERDINAND are set to join IAN BROWN at the Bangkok 100 Festival in the Thai capital next year (FEB06). Oasis will headline the festival over 18-19 February, while Scots...

Brown Attacks Martin For Paparazzi Moans

Former IAN BROWN has slammed fellow British rocker CHRIS MARTIN for moaning about the paparazzi, insisting press attention comes with the job. The former STONE ROSES frontman also accuses Martin of ripping off other...

Ian Brown Bottled Off At Gig

British rocker IAN BROWN was forced to walk off stage during a gig in Belfast, Northern Ireland, last week (ends09DEC05) when fans threw bottles and glasses at him. The former STONE ROSES singer was...

Brown Protected Innocent Chambermaids

Former STONE ROSES frontman IAN BROWN's first job was to make sure innocent chambermaids didn't fall victim to sex-mad businessmen. The 42-year-old rocker, who has forged out a successful solo career since the Roses...

Bass Rock Supergroup Seeks Unknown Singer

A new rock supergroup starring the bassists of NEW ORDER, PRIMAL SCREAM and THE SMITHS is searching for an unknown singer. FREEBASS features New Order's PETER HOOK, former STONE ROSES star MANI, and The...

Ian Brown Show Stopped Amid Safety Concerns

British singer IAN BROWN was forced to bring his Newcastle, England, concert to a premature close last night (21NOV05), after a section of the venue's dancefloor began sinking. The former STONE ROSES frontman was...

Brown Credits Potter For His Success

Former STONE ROSES frontman IAN BROWN attributes his growing fame to a brief appearance in the third HARRY POTTER film. Brown had a minor role in HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN and...

Brown: 'San Francisco Attack Was Not My Fault'

Former STONE ROSES star IAN BROWN has fiercely defended himself over his alleged attack on a security guard at a San Francisco, California, gig this year (05). The LOVE SPREADS star was filmed in...

Brown Turns Down Reality Shows

Former STONE ROSES frontman IAN BROWN has promised fans he will never appear on a reality TV show. Over the past few years, Brown has witnessed musicians, including SEX PISTOLS frontman JOHN LYDON and...

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