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Kylie Minogue And Jason Donovan Reunite On Stage

Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan reunited on stage on Sunday (09.09.18).The 'Wow' hitmaker was midway through her set at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park when she began singing their 1988 duet 'Especially For You'...

Seven British Bands That Couldn't Crack America

The histories of American and British pop music is inextricably linked. Often, the same bands that enjoy success in the States also hit the charts in Old Blighty, and vice versa. Think The Beatles on...

Nicky Wire Has Cut His Own Hair For 30 Years

Manic Street Preachers rocker Nicky Wire has been cutting his own hair for over 30 years.The 49-year-old bassist has always been famous for his extravagant androgynous stage outfits and tussled tresses and he has spilled...

Manic Street Preachers Perform At Meltdown

Manic Street Preachers urged their fans to forget it was a ''school night'' as they took to the stage at London's Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday (19.06.18).The Welsh trio opened their set with 'International Blue',...

Placebo Cover The Cure

Placebo covered The Cure at their Meltdown Festival gig on Saturday (16.06.18).Frontman Brian Molko didn't address the crowd at London's Royal Festival Hall very much during their two-hour set, but he broke his silence to...

Kylie Minogue To Headline Bbc Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park

Kylie Minogue is set to headline BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park.The 'Dancing' hitmaker - who released her 14th studio album 'Golden' this year - will head up the main stage at the annual...

Robert Smith Needs To Make New Cure Album

Robert Smith admits he is driven to make a new album with The Cure.The 59-year-old musician has been inspired to write songs for what could be the band's first record in a decade, but he's...

Manic Street Preachers' New Album Is A 'Celebration Of Bewilderment'

Manic Street Preachers' new album is a ''celebration of bewilderment with modern philosophy and life''.The Welsh rock group - which features Nicky Wire, James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore - have just released their 13th...

Manic Street Preachers Face An Uncertain Future

Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire admits the band face an uncertain future amid a changing music landscape.The 49-year-old bassist and his bandmates - James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore - are set to release their...

Libertines Set For Meltdown Festival's 25th Anniversary

Meltdown Festival have announced the likes of Nine Inch Nails, The Libertines and Placebo as part of their huge 25th anniversary event.For the milestone year, the line-up - which has been curated by a different...

Liam Gallagher And Stereophonics To Headline Rize Festival

Liam Gallagher and Stereophonics will headline RiZE Festival.The 'Wall of Glass' hitmaker and the Welsh rock band are set to perform at the brand new festival, which will take place at Hylands Park in Chelmsford...

Camila Cabello And Rita Ora For Isle Of Wight Festival

Camila Cabello, Rita Ora and Nile Rodgers & CHIC have been added to the line up for the Isle Of Wight Festival.The 'Havana' hitmaker will join the 'Anywhere' singer at the music festival, which takes...

Richey Edwards' Family Find New Evidence In Disappearance Case

The family of Manic Street Preachers star Richey Edwards claim to have ''vital new evidence'' in his disappearance.The musician disappeared from the Embassy Hotel in central London in February 1995, aged 27, and he was...

Manic Street Preachers Hint At Plans To Celebrate Album Anniversary

Manic Street Preachers are eager to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their 'This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours' album.The chart-topping record, which was released in 1998, features hits such as 'If...

Manic Street Preachers Want A Sense Of Optimism In Their Music

Manic Street Preachers bassist Nicky Wire tried to put across ''a sense of optimism'' in his lyrics for their new album.The 'Motorcycle Emptiness' rockers are preparing for the release of their 13th LP 'Resistance Is...

Liam Gallagher To Receive Godlike Genius Award

Liam Gallagher will receive the Godlike Genius award at the 2018 NME Awards.The 'Wall of Glass' hitmaker will follow in the footsteps of the likes of Manic Street Preachers, Coldplay, Paul Weller, Dave Grohl, his...

Manic Street Preachers Announce New Album And 2018 Arena Tour

Welsh rock heroes Manic Street Preachers have unveiled details of a new album, to be titled Resistance Is Futile, along with a significant arena tour of the UK in 2018.Less than a month after they...

Manic Street Preachers Announce New Album 'Resistance Is Futile

Manic Street Preachers are set to release new album 'Resistance is Futile' in April 2018.The Welsh rock trio - Nicky Wire, James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore - surprised fans with the announcement of...

The Stone Roses' Uncertain Future

The Stone Roses could ''combust at any moment''. That's according to John Robb, the group's biographer, has compared to the band to fellow British rockers Manic Street Preachers, hinting they are a bit more predictable...

Manic Street Preachers Post Q Awards Gig Sells Out In Less Than 24 Hours

Manic Street Preachers and Sleaford Mods' Post Q Awards gig has sold-out in less than 24 hours.The 'Motorcycle Emptiness' group and the indie duo - comprised of Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn - will play...

Richard Ashcroft: Rihanna Is Better Than Most Indie Bands

Richard Ashcroft would ''rather listen'' to Rihanna's music than ''critically acclaimed s**t alternative rock''.The 45-year-old singer/songwriter is dismayed by the current indie scene in the UK compared to what it was like in the 90s...

Nicky Wire Blasts 'Vacuous' Modern Pop Music

The 47-year-old, who is a lyricist, singer and bassist with the Welsh band, has been responsible for writing some of the group's biggest hits, such as 1996 single Everything Must Go.In a new interview promoting...

Manic Street Preachers To Release Wales' Official Euro 2016 Anthem

To celebrate the Wales international football team’s qualification for their first major tournament in over half a century, the squad has teamed up with rock veterans Manic Street Preachers to record the official anthem.Just like...

Manic Street Preachers Sing For Welsh Soccer Stars

The European soccer event, which will take place across France in June and July this year (16), is the first major soccer tournament Wales' footballers have qualified for since 1958. In support...

Oasis Piano Up For Auction

The Yamaha C3 grand piano, which also featured on the cover of the band's single Supersonic, has been listed on eBay.com with a starting price of $1,450 (£1,000). The instrument has also...

Elbow Want Bond Soundtrack

Elbow want to record a James Bond theme.The 'One Day Like This' hitmakers worked on a song for Simon Pegg's movie 'Man Up' and enjoyed the experience so much, they have now set their sights...

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...

Nicky Wire Backs Kanye West Over Richey Edwards Stunt

The rapper hit headlines in December (14) when he was photographed wearing a coat featuring a picture of Welsh musician Edwards, a founding member of the group, who has been missing for more...

Richey Edwards' Sister Laments 20th Anniversary Of Disappearance

The sister of tragic Manic Street Preachers star Richey Edwards expressed sorrow that her father died before finding out what happened to the star after he disappeared 20 years ago on Sunday (01Feb15).The Welsh guitarist...

20 Years Missing: Sister Of Manic Street Preachers Star Speaks Of Family Pain

Twenty years on since the unexplained disappearance of Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards, his sister talks of the pain she and her family have gone through over the years, especially on the part of...

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