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Mike Oldfield In Mourning For Son

The Tubular Bells hitmaker and his family released a statement on Wednesday (20May15) confirming that Dougal had passed away on Sunday (17May15). Dougal collapsed and died during an evening shift at...

Mike Oldfield's Son Dougal Dies Aged 33

Mike Oldfield's son Dougal has died aged 33.The 'Tubular Bells' rocker is in mourning following the sudden death of his son Dougal Oldfield, who collapsed and died at his work on Sunday (17.05.15) at 6.30pm....

The Struts Rock At Sold-out London Gig

The Struts raised the roof during a sold-out show at The Barfly in north London last night (06.02.14). The band - made up of Luke Spiller, Addo Slack, Jed Elliott and Gethin Davies - are...

Mike Oldfield Reworks Tubular Bells And Other Hits For New Beats Project

Guitar great Mike Oldfield has reworked his greatest hits, including the tracks on his Tubular Bells masterpiece, for a new ambient beats project.The reclusive rocker, who came out of hiding to perform at the London...

Mike Oldfield Tackles Domestic Violence On Comeback Album

British music icon Mike Oldfield had addressed domestic violence in songs on his new album after researching his tragic mother's troubled youth and her descent into madness.The Tubular Bells mastermind tells the Daily Express newspaper...

Mike Oldfield: 'I Won't Be Going Home To Britain Any Time Soon'

Tubular Bells star Mike Oldfield fears he will never return home to Britain because it is too cold and he doesn't like the people.The rock icon now calls the Bahamas home and, despite returning to...

Paul Mccartney Paid £1 For Olympics Perfomance

Sir Paul McCartney was paid just £1 to appear at the Olympics opening ceremony. The Beatles singer closed the spectacular event, which kicked off the games in London last Friday (27.07.12), but was given only...

Olympic Soundtrack 'Isles Of Wonder' Races To The Top Of The Download Pack

The Olympic Soundtrack has beaten all competitors and raced straight to the top of the iTunes chart, with hits by Dizzee Rascal, the Arctic Monkeys and the Four Nations Choir set to appeal to everybody's...

Olympic Openning Ceremony Lives Up To The Hype

Danny Boyle 's much-hyped Olympic Openning Ceremony lived up to expectations as it delivered awe, laughter and even a very special entrance from Queen Elizabeth Ii.Masterminded by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, the ceremony has a...

Oldfield 'Shocked' Tubular Bells Was A Hit

MIKE OLDFIELD was shocked when his seminal album TUBULAR BELLS was a hit - because it was turned down by the majority of record labels. The composer insists he's still surprised the 1983 work was...

Oldfield Quits Britain Over Smoking Ban

Musician MIKE OLDFIELD has quit Britain - because he hates the country's smoking ban. The Tubular Bells composer is selling his $7 million (GBP3.5 million) Gloucestershire, England, mansion to prepare for a move to Spain,...

Oldfield: 'Emi Devalued Tubular Bells'

Musician MIKE OLDFIELD has criticised record label EMI for "devaluing" his album TUBULAR BELLS, after it was used as part of a newspaper giveaway. The 1973 record was distributed free of charge with British newspaper...

Sgt Pepper's Voted Best Album Sleeve

THE BEATLES classic SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND has the best album sleeve of all time, according to a new poll. The Fab Four's 1967 album cover beat out competition from the artwork of...

Gallagher Wins Court Battle With Oldfield

British rocker NOEL GALLAGHER has settled a long-running property dispute with TUBULAR BELLS musician MIKE OLDFIELD, after reportedly accepting a six-figure payout by the British composer. The OASIS guitarist bought a $4.8 million (GBP2.5 million)...

Branson Biopic On The Way

SIR RICHARD BRANSON's life story is set to be turned into a film with HULK star NICK NOLTE in the lead. But Sir Richard, 53, is unhappy with the casting as he'd hoped a...

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