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After Mercury Snub, London Grammar Score Ivor Novello Nomination

Last year, the bookies had London Grammar as the 6/4 massive favourites to win the Mercury Music Prize, even before the nominations had been announced. And so it raised a few eyebrows when the London...

Gloomy Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey's songwriter thinks they write good songs together because they are both ''gloomy.''Justin Parker co-wrote Lana's first ever hit, 'Video Games', and says they had chemistry to write together because they both sometimes...

Gary Kemp 'Complete' With Ivor Novello Award

Gary Kemp feels ''complete as a songwriter'' now he has an Ivor Novello award. The Spandau Ballet guitarist and chief songwriter picked up the Outstanding Song Collection award at yesterday's (17.05.12) awards, and said it...

Dappy Wants A Guitar With His Face On It

Dappy wants Queen guitarist Brian May to make him a guitar. The 'No Regrets' hitmaker collaborated with the Queen legend on his new single, 'Rockstar', and used the opportunity to ask him to customise a...

Amy Winehouse Final Song To Be Released

Amy Winehouse's final song, a duet with legendary crooner Tony Bennett, will be aired for the first time on Wednesday (14.11.2011)The song will be released on what would have been the soul singer's 28th birthday...

Amy Winehouse Celebrated At 2011 Mtv Vma Awards

Amy Winehouse who tragically died last month at the age of 27 was remembered for her contribution to music last night (28.08.2011) at the Mtv Vma awards by stars from around the world. 'The Back...

Paul Rodgers To Tour With Queen Again?

Paul Rodgers may tour with Queen again. The former Free and Bad Company vocalist joined Brian May and Roger Taylor to tour as Queen + Rodger Taylor between 2005 and 2009, and while they have...

Moss Reprimanded Doherty For Breaking Privacy

Troubled rocker PETE DOHERTY received a firm telling-off from fiancee KATE MOSS, because he spoke openly to the press at last month's (26MAY05) IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS about their relationship. The BABYSHAMBLES frontman sang an...

West End Honours Coward And Novello

Two West End theatres in London are being renamed as a tribute to SIR NOEL COWARD and IVOR NOVELLO, two of the capital's most instrumental theatrical figures. The Albery Theatre, which staged Coward's debut...

Decker: 'Vengeful Cliff Has No Sense Of Humour'

T'PAU's flame-haired frontwoman CAROL DECKER is convinced SIR CLIFF RICHARD attempted to sabotage her career - simply because he took a light-hearted joke seriously. The feisty CHINA IN YOUR HAND singer angered the pop...

Dido, Young + Belle + Sebastian Compete For Novello Glory

DIDO, POP IDOL winner WILL YOUNG and Scottish group BELLE + SEBASTIAN will compete for this year's (04) top prize at next month's (MAY04) IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS in London. The three acts are the...

Coldplay Head Up Ivor Novellos

British rock band COLDPLAY have been named Songwriters of the Year at the IVOR NOVELLO awards in London. The IN MY PLACE band were commended for their second album A RUSH OF BLOOD TO...

Robbie And Guy.s Painful Award

British pop prince ROBBIE WILLIAMS will enjoy an awkward encounter at the IVOR NOVELLO awards - with sacked songwriting partner GUY CHAMBERS. The ANGELS hitmaker is nominated for International Hit Of The Year for...

Kylie Up For Ivor

KYLIE MINOGUE is top of the nominations list for this year's IVOR NOVELLO awards. The petite pop princess is up for two gongs at the British songwriting awards ceremony. Two songs performed by...

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