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Van Morrison Sings For Rehab Charity

Sir Van Morrison performed an intimate concert for just 400 people in London on Wednesday night (24.06.15) which helped raise close to £100,000 for charity.One of the world's greatest singer/songwriters, Morrison took to the stage...

Kelis To Cook For Her Fans

Kelis will cook for fans at London's OnBlackheath Festival.The 35-year-old singer - whose sixth studio album 'Food' was released last year - is also a certified chef and has been booked to serve up treats...

Madness And Rudimental Come Together For Pancreatic Cancer UK

Madness and Rudimental are to perform at the Emirates Stadium on March 12 in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK.'An evening with Suggs and friends' - which will feature a unique set of performances from both...

Suggs To Perform Madness Musical In Prison

British singer Graham 'suggs' Mcpherson is to act alongside inmates when he reprises his role in Madness musical Our House for a limited run in a London prison.The band's frontman appeared in the West End...

Chas Smash Fuels Madness Quit Rumour

British pop star Chas Smash has hinted rumours he has quit as trumpet player and backing singer for hit 1980s band Madness are true.The percussionist was one of the seven original members of the ska...

Madness Stars Still Angry Over Morrissey Gig Walkout

Madness stars Graham 'suggs' Mcpherson and Chris Foreman are still annoyed singer Morrissey walked out of their 1992 reunion shows because the incident cast a shadow over the band's comeback.The former The Smiths frontman was...

Madness Missed Out On Tv Sitcom

Eighties pop stars Madness planned to star in a bizarre Tv sitcom based around their lives but the show was rejected by Bbc bosses.The Our House hitmakers were special guests on cult British comedy The...

Joss Whedon Undergoes Knee Surgery

The Avengers director Joss Whedon is recovering after undergoing knee surgery.The writer/moviemaker was rumoured to be making an appearance at the Comic-Con event in San Diego, California over the weekend (26-27Jul14) to promote his latest...

British Stars Judge School Music Contest

Blur rocker Graham Coxon, The Slits star Viv Albertine and Madness bassist Mark Bedford have helped nurture young talent by judging a school music contest in London.The musicians agreed to put their rock wisdom to...

Suggs: I'm Writing Songs For New Madness Album

Suggs has started writing songs for a new Madness album.The 53-year-old singer has revealed the band are heading into the studio this summer to start recording their 11th studio LP.Suggs has rediscovered his passion for...

Suggs' Boat Terror With The Specials Star Jerry Dammers

Madness frontman Graham 'suggs' Mcpherson and The Specials star Jerry Dammers spent three hours marooned on Lake Geneva after a speedboat stunt went wrong.The two British musicians hired the vessel during a trip to Montreux,...

Madness Played Police Prank On The Clash

British pop stars Madness fell out with punk veterans The Clash for five years after dressing as cops and staging a fake raid on their studio.The Baggy Trousers hitmakers decided to play a practical joke...

Suggs Sent Bbc Bosses Into A Panic By Dressing As Jimmy Savile

Madness frontman Graham 'suggs' Mcpherson sent Bbc producers into a spin last year (12) after arriving for a live performance dressed as disgraced Tv presenter Sir Jimmy Savile.The band was preparing to play on Jools...

Gary Barlow Offers To Help Save Blackpool Illuminations Switch-on Gig

He may have sang about lighting up the sky with boy band Take That in their hit 'Rule The World' but Gary Barlow probably never intended to do such things literally. Now it seems The...

Movie Reviews: You're Next

For the past two years Lionsgate has kept Adam Wingard's You're Next gathering dust on its shelves. The studio picked it up at the Toronto Film Festival, where it was screened at the festival's Midnight...

Pat O'brien To Spoof His Old Job On Adult Swim

Pat O'Brien, the former host of the syndicated tabloid show Access Hollywood until he was caught up in a scandal, has agreed to appear on an Adult Swim series, Hot Package, that will spoof those...

Suggs Serenades Newlyweds

Madness frontman Graham 'suggs' Mcpherson became a wedding singer over the weekend (08-09Jun13) when he stepped in to perform for a newly-married couple at their reception.The ska star was a guest at a wedding in...

Madness Launch Own Beer

Ska band Madness tried their hand at pulling pints at a London pub on Thursday (06Jun13) in honour of the launch of their new beer.The musicians headed to The Walrus & The Carpenter venue in...

Thar's Gold In Them Thar Hoops

AdWeek is crediting the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship -- aka March Madness -- for significantly boosting the stock of CBS Inc. and Time Warner between March 1 and April 9 (the day after Louisville defeated...

March Madness Streaming Set A Record, Says Turner

Streaming every game of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship set new records, Turner Broadcasting, which handled the webcasts, said on Wednesday. With some 49 million live streams accessed during the tournament -- up 168 percent...

Call It "April Madness" As Hoops Draw Big Ratings

We may be well into April, but March Madness continued to dominate television viewing Monday night, as CBS's telecast of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship attracted an average of 20.71 million viewers, peaking at 10:00...

Unusual Week In The Ratings

It was a week that saw lowly NBC rise up to take the top two positions among the 18-49 age group on the Nielsen ratings list, while CBS's NCIS, which went on the air nearly...

Sunday's Cable Shows Trounced Broadcast Entertainment Shows

On Easter Sunday, 11.7 million viewers returned to The Bible. The final episode of the Mark Burnett-produced miniseries for the History Channel also drew solid numbers among younger viewers -- 3.8 million. At rival AMC...

Saturday Night Livened Up By Basketball

For years, Saturday night has been written off as a no-win night by TV network executives, who now mostly program the evening with failed TV series, inexpensive news magazines, and reruns. They appear to regard...

Bbc Television Centre Closure: Madness Lead Tributes With Farewell Concert

Madness will be playing an hour-long concert to mark the end of an era at the BBC tonight (March 21, The Independent reports. The concert, which will broadcast from 7:30pm on BBC 4 and will...

Wilko Johnson Supports Suggs' Cancer Fundraising Show

Ailing musician Wilko Johnson showed his support for Graham 'suggs' Mcpherson on Thursday night (14Mar13) by performing at the Madness frontman's cancer charity fundraiser.The former Dr. Feelgood star has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, but...

Beach Boys, Madness And Paloma Faith To Headline Henley Festival

The Beach Boys, Madness and Paloma Faith have been announced as headliners at the 2013 Henley Festival.The 'California Girls' band are set to kick off the festivities in the quaint town in South Oxfordshire, England,...

Madness Honoured For Polish Support

British band Madness have been honoured by Polish officials for their contribution to a freedom movement in the country during the 1980s.The musicians attended a ceremony on Monday (17Dec12) at the Polish Embassy in London...

Madness Pull Out Of Australian Festival

British band Madness have pulled out of a music festival in Australia in March (13) due to scheduling conflicts.The Our House hitmakers were set to perform at the Byron Bay Bluesfest alongside Robert Plant, Paul...

Madness Want Brit Award

Madness think they deserve a BRIT Award.The 'Baggy Trousers' hitmakers - who rose to fame in 1978 - are disappointed they have never been awarded the 'Outstanding Achievement' accolade at the annual ceremony despite their...

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