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Marc Almond: 'D&g Comments Were Stupid And Mean'

Italian fashionistas Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana provoked a storm at the weekend (14-15Mar15) over a magazine interview in which they described children born via in vitro fertilisation (IVF) as "chemical offsprings" from...

16th March 2015

Marc Almond To Release First New Songs In Five Years

British pop star Marc Almond was coaxed out of his self-imposed songwriting retirement after producer Chris Braide sent him three tracks that made him break out in goose pimples.The former Soft Cell singer vowed not...

16th January 2015

Marc Almond And Wet Wet Wet Gigs Cancelled

Upcoming shows by pop veterans Marc Almond and Wet Wet Wet and Welsh singer Aled Jones have been cancelled due to a problem with the gigs' site in Essex, England.Organisers at UK Events and Production...

2nd September 2014

Arrested Development, Billy Ocean And The Dunwells Among The Diverse Line-up For Hop Farm Festival 2014

The return of Kent's Hop Farm Music Festival was an expectedly diverse affair, with day three (July 6th 2014) mixing it up with an array of genres from folk to hip hop.For all the old...

By Holly Williams | 7th July 2014

Boy George And Marc Almond Play Tribute Concert For Marc Bolan

Boy George and Marc Almond took to the stage in London on Saturday night (15Sep12) to mark 35 years since the death of T-Rex frontman Marc Bolan.The Culture Club frontman performed at the Marc Bolan...

16th September 2012

Marc Almond To Host Marc Bolan Tribute Concert

Pop star Marc Almond is to host a star-studded gig in memory of late singer Marc Bolan.The concert, which will take place in London in September (12), is intended as a celebration of the life...

12th July 2012

London Lesbian And Gay Film Festival 'A Resounding Success'

The 26th London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (LLGFF) has been hailed as a ''resounding success''. The movie event - which featured comedy drama 'Cloudburst' starring Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis and Bavo Defurne's debut picture...

4th April 2012

Almond Missed Donovan Gig After Date Mix-up

Eighties pop star Marc Almond was left red-faced after heading to see hippy icon Donovan and turning up at a classical concert instead.The Tainted Love hitmaker is a big fan of the Mellow Yellow singer...

27th July 2011

Eighties Pop Concert Axed

A 1980s nostalgia concert set to star Soft Cell's Marc Almond and Kim Wilde has been cancelled.Kid Creole and The Coconuts, China Crisis, and Captain Sensible were also due to perform at The 80s Show...

18th May 2011

Almond Haunted By Bike Crash

Singer MARC ALMOND struggles to forget his brush with death in 2004 - he regularly drives past the site of his motorcycle crash and envisages himself lying injured in the road.The former Soft Cell frontman...

24th August 2010

Almond To Quit Songwriting?

British pop icon MARC ALMOND fears his new album VARIETE will be the last to feature new material - because he no longer thinks he's a good enough songwriter.The former Soft Cell star, who has...

9th July 2010

Fascinating Fact 9627

British synth-pop pioneer MARC ALMOND is collaborating with composer Conor Mitchel on a new opera about the Great Plague of London.

8th July 2010

Fry And Almond Bid Farewell To Horsley

Actor STEPHEN FRY and singer MARC ALMOND paid tribute to controversial British artist and author SEBASTIAN HORSLEY at his funeral on Thursday (01Jul10).The star was found dead at his London home by his girlfriend last...

2nd July 2010

Almond Credits Fans With Recovery

Singer MARC ALMOND has thanked fans for their support after he cheated death in a horrific motorbike accident.The former Soft Cell frontman suffered serious head injuries and was in a coma for two weeks following...

28th June 2010

Bestival Line-up Announced

Dizzee Rascal and LCD Soundsystem are playing this year's Bestival. The acts join an eclectic line-up, including Australian singer and artist Rolf Harris, hotly tipped star Ellie Goulding and electro hitmakers Hot Chip. The event,...

5th February 2010

Fascinating Fact 4505

Golden Globe nominee MARY-LOUISE PARKER has been named the Entertainer Of The Year in gay magazine Out. Other celebrities honoured on the new Out 100 include singers BETH DITTO, MARC ALMOND, actor ALAN CUMMING and...

14th December 2007

Almond's Fear Of Change

Singer MARC ALMOND suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder and hates it when his daily routine is interrupted. The former Soft Cell frontman has kept the same social habits for many years because he fears any...

11th December 2007

Almond Shocked By Media Attention

Former Soft Cell singer MARC ALMOND was amazed his near-death motorcycle accident attracted so much media attention. The Tainted Love hitmaker found the worldwide publicity following his 2004 crash overwhelming because he thought he was...

10th June 2007

Madonna Slept In Almond's Junkie Hell-hole

SOFT CELL frontman MARC ALMOND was forced to host superstar MADONNA in a prostitute and drug-ridden apartment block when she visited the U.K. in the 1980's. The Queen of Pop was about to embark on...

8th June 2007

Almond Left Hurt By Myspace Users

Former SOFT CELL star MARC ALMOND has blasted the "cruel fans" who criticised his music on his MySpace page. The Tainted Love hitmaker says he was pressured into creating an account on the social networking...

1st June 2007

Almond Hates Own Songs

Former SOFT CELL star MARC ALMOND wants to take a break from songwriting - because he doesn't like performing his own tracks. The Tainted Love hitmaker admits he no longer loves his own music, and...

30th May 2007

Almond Credits Broken Microphone With Career Comeback

British musician MARC ALMOND was frightened to get back on stage after his near-fatal motorcycle accident in 2004 - but has thanked a microphone malfunction for his successful comeback. The former SOFT CELL star insists...

29th May 2007

Almond Plans A Comeback With Sanctuary

Former SOFT CELL star MARC ALMOND is staging a comeback following a 2004 motorcycle accident that almost killed him, by signing to a new record label. The TAINTED LOVE singer has signed a major new...

28th March 2007

Almond To Sue Over Motorbike Injuries

SOFT CELL singer MARC ALMOND has started legal proceedings against a motorist over the 2004 motorcycle accident which almost cost him his life. The 49-year-old was hospitalised for five months with multiple injuries after the...

4th May 2006

Almond To Pay Tribute To Pitney

British pop star MARC ALMOND will pay tribute to GENE PITNEY by including a version of the late singer's 1966 hit BACKSTAGE on his upcoming album. Almond befriended Pitney when they recorded SOMETHING'S GOTTEN HOLD...

10th April 2006

Stars Pay Tribute To Pitney

BURT BACHARACH and British singer MARC ALMOND have paid tribute to GENE PITNEY, who was found dead in a Welsh hotel room yesterday (05APR06) aged 65. Pitney scored his first number one hit in 1964...

6th April 2006

Gene Pitney Dies Aged 65

American singer GENE PITNEY has been found dead in a hotel room in Wales. He was 65. His tour manager, and friend of 30 years, discovered him in his bed at the Hilton hotel in...

5th April 2006

Injured Soft Cell Star To Present Brit Award

Former SOFT CELL star MARC ALMOND will stage an emotional comeback at the Brit Awards next week (15FEB06) when the motorbike smash victim presents an award. The TAINTED LOVE singer suffered massive head injuries...

7th February 2006

Soft Cell Star On Road To Recovery

SOFT CELL star MARC ALMOND is staging an emotional comeback after a near fatal motorbike smash left him unable to walk, talk and sing. The TAINTED LOVE singer suffered massive head injuries in...

26th September 2005

Almond Yearns For Tv Cameo

Ex-SOFT CELL singer MARC ALMOND dreams of acting in DOCTOR WHO, his favourite British TV show, despite a lack of acting prowess. The flamboyant singer got the idea for a cameo role when he...

29th June 2005

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As far as publicity goes, the leaked Batman vs. Superman trailer may...

Watch The Old Meet The New As 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Excites Fans [Trailer & Pictures]

Star Wars fans got what they’d been waiting for on Thursday, as the...

Jennifer Lopez To Pay Tribute To The Late Selena Quintanilla

Almost two decades after portraying Selena Quintanilla on the big screen...

George Clooney Travels Through Time In The Mysterious 'Tomorrowland' [Trailer + Pictures]

It's now time to get excited for what looks to be one of the most visually...

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'Child 44' Is Praised And Banned

As 'Child 44' opens in cinemas this weekend, novelist Tom Rob Smith is praising Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace as the...

'A Little Chaos' Brings British Humour To A French Tale

The new period drama 'A Little Chaos' may be set in France in the 17th century, but its...

'Furious 7' Sparks The Rumour Mill

As the seventh 'Fast & Furious' movie continues to dominate the global box office, rumours are swirling about where...

Live At Leeds 2015: Great For Music, Great For Life In General

So, Live At Leeds is but two weeks away from bringing some of the...

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