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Coldplay Donate Big Money To Sports Relief, Chris Martin Joins The Voice

Coldplay have got in on the whole Spots Relief shebang by donating a hefty sum to Jo Whiley’s walking challenge, putting £260k toward the Radio 2 DJ’s running task. And lead singer Chris Martin...

Arcade Fire Drop Huge Glastonbury 2014 Hint: Will They Headline?

Arcade Fire's lead singer Win Butler has hinted that his band are gearing up to play at UK festivals in 2014. Speaking to BBC Radio 2's Jo Whiley, Butler cryptically advised that Arcade Fire's fans...

Peter Capaldi Revealed As The Next Time Lord

Peter Capaldi was revealed as the twelfth incarnation of Doctor Who on Sunday 4th in a special live BBC broadcast.Peter Capaldi at the 2013 BAFTA's held at the Royal Festival Hall, London. The show, broadcast...

Emeli Sande Promotes Gucci UK Music Fund

Emeli Sande is supporting Gucci's UK Music Fund.The 26-year-old singer joined forces with Jo Whiley at London's Soho hotel today (10.04.13) for the launch of Gucci Timepieces and Jewellery's new UK Music Fund, which aims...

R.e.m. Planned Split Since 2008

R.E.M. had been planning their split since 2008. The 'Losing My Religion' rockers - Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe - first thought about the end of the group while touring their album 'Accelerator'...

Chris Moyles Obliterated By Chris Evans In Ratings Figures

Chris Moyles has lost his crown as the most listened to breakfast DJ, after it was announced Chris Evans pulled in 1.7 million more listeners than his rival, according to the UK's Metro newspaper. The...

Elbow And Goldfrapp Sign Up For Little Noise Sessions

Elbow, Marina and the Diamonds and Goldfrapp have signed up for this year's Little Noise Sessions. The artists have the joined the bill for the annual intimate charity concerts, which see artists play special stripped...

Amy Winehouse's Charitable Nature

Amy Winehouse has been remembered for her charitable nature. The 'Back to Black' singer may have led a controversial lifestyle and struggled with problems including alcohol and drugs, but she also made a great deal...

Elbow Fan Jay-z

Jay-Z is a fan of Elbow. The '99 Problems' rapper is a fan of the 'Neat Little Rows' indie group after seeing them from the side of the stage at this year's Glastonbury festival. Radio...

Primal Scream Close Camp Bestival

Primal Scream closed Camp Bestival last night (31.07.11).The 'Can't Go Back' dance rock band played their breakthrough album, 'Screamadelica', in full to close the four-day family friendly festival at Lulworth Castle in Dorset. The band...

Emma Watson Confirms Romance

Emma Watson has confirmed she is dating George Craig.The 20-year-old actress was spotted with the One Night Only singer at this weekend's Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, South West England, and has admitted they have grown...

U2 To Preview New Album With Live Lounge Set

U2 are to perform tracks from their new album No Line on the Horizon on BBC Radio 1 later this month, it has been announced.Bono and company will play three tracks for a session in...

By on 14 February 2009

Leona Lewis' Run Cover Smashes Download Record

Leona Lewis' cover of Snow Patrol's Run has become the fastest-selling digital download ever.The single was downloaded 69,244 times in just two days, meaning the X Factor winner is almost certain to secure her third...

By on 04 December 2008

Keane Offer New Track For Free Download

Keane have made their new single Spiralling available for free download for one week only.Following the example set by Coldplay - whose free download of Violet Hill led to their website crashing - the Sussex...

By on 04 August 2008

Bbc Fined £400,000 By Ofcom

The BBC has been fined almost half a million pounds by the broadcasting watchdog for deceiving viewers and listeners in a range of competitions.The 400,000 penalty from Ofcom is the highest ever imposed upon the...

Bbc Fined £400,000 By Ofcom

The BBC has been fined almost half a million pounds by the broadcasting watchdog for deceiving viewers and listeners in a range of competitions.The 400,000 penalty from Ofcom is the highest ever imposed upon the...

By on 30 July 2008

Madonna Wows Crowds With First UK Live Show Of 2008

Madonna made a regal return to live performing in the UK last night as she closed the first night of Radio 1's Big Weekend in Kent.Playing up to her title of the Queen of Pop,...

By on 11 May 2008

Chris Martin Helps Name Rem Single

REM have revealed that CHRIS MARTIN helped them come up with the name for their new single.The band opted to call the tune SUPERNATURAL SUPERSERIOUS after the COLDPLAY front man offered it as an alternative...

By on 27 March 2008

Rap Star The Game Sentenced To Jail On Gun Charges

Rap artist The Game has been sentenced to 60 days in jail after admitting gun charges.The 28-year-old pleaded no contest to felony possession of a firearm in a school zone, relating to an incident in...

By on 13 February 2008

Whiley And Brand Quizzes 'Faked'

The BBC has said that radio shows hosted by Jo Whiley and Russell Brand were involved in two new cases of misleading the public over competitions.BBC director general Mark Thompson has told the BBC Trust...

By on 25 January 2008

Razorlight Make A Surprise Appearance At Mencap's Concert

RAZORLIGHT treated fans to a surprise appearance at Mencap's Little Noise Sessions show last night.Lead singer JOHNNY BORRELL and drummer ANDY BURROWS played an acoustic set including AMERICA, BEFORE I FALL TO PIECES and new...

By on 27 November 2007

U2 In Shock Charity Gig Set

U2's Bono and Edge amazed fans at a charity gig in north London last night with a surprise appearance.The 250-strong crowd at the Mencap Little Noises Sessions at Union Chapel had been told to expect...

By on 24 November 2007

Bbc Admits Radio 1 Phone-in Scandal

The BBC has today admitted to being involved in another phone-in competition scandal.A statement from the broadcaster confirmed that a BBC staff member posed as a contest entrant on a phone-in contestant on BBC Radio...

By on 02 October 2007

Bbc Clears Itself After The Game's Homophobic Comments On Air

The BBC has brushed aside complaints from listeners after rapper THE GAME made homophobic comments on a radio show last year (05). The star called gay men "faggots" and "not real men" during an interview...

50 Cent Rants Lands Radio Station In Trouble

Rapper 50 CENT is in trouble after a profanity rant on a British radio station angered the country's broadcasting watchdog Ofcom. The rapper, who just completed his Anger Management tour in Europe, repeatedly used...

Hawkins Hits Back At Bbc Dj

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS has hit out at a British radio after she mocked his solo debut - a cover version of SPARKS's 1974 hit THIS TOWN AIN'T BIG ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF...

Church Offered Radio Dj Job

Teen sensation CHARLOTTE CHURCH's one-off stint as a radio DJ has caused such a stir, the British radio station has offered her a full-time show. The CRAZY CHICK singer co-presented JO WHILEY's BBC Radio...

Crowe Offends Radio Dj

GLADIATOR star RUSSELL CROWE has offended a British radio DJ - by furiously throwing her gift, for his baby son CHARLES, back in her face. BBC RADIO 1 presenter JO WHILEY offered the movie...

Oasis Set To Celebrate Album Anniversary

British rockers OASIS will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their classic album DEFINITELY MAYBE's release with a series of documentaries. The WONDERWALL group are busy compiling a special edition DVD about their 1994...

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