Music News and Festival Updates 12th August 2013


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Gucci Mane Sued Over Double-booked Gig

12th August 2013 1:36

Rapper Gucci Mane is facing a lawsuit from U.S. concert promoters over allegations the star double booked himself with two gigs on the same...

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Lady Gaga Enraged By Second Leaked Song

12th August 2013 1:36

Lady Gaga has called on fans to help track down those responsible for leaking a snippet of her highly-anticipated new single Applause by reporting...

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Gil Scott-heron's Daughter Wants Half-brother Cut From Estate

12th August 2013 1:36

One of Gil Scott-Heron's daughters has filed legal papers in a New York court to have her half-brother removed as the administrator of the jazz...

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Jenny Frost Breaks Foot

12th August 2013 1:36

British singer Jenny Frost is nursing a broken foot after a nasty accident in Ibiza, Spain on Saturday (10Aug13).The former Atomic Kitten star was...

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Fatboy Slim Turned Down Simon Cowell's Dj Show

12th August 2013 1:36

British dance star Fatboy Slim turned down the chance to act as a judge on Simon Cowell's planned reality Tv contest for aspiring Djs.The X Factor...

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Louis Tomlinson Leads Boycott Of British Tabloid

12th August 2013 1:36

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has vowed to make sure the band boycotts a British tabloid after the newspaper's editors ran an article...

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Justin Bieber's Pants Fall Down On Stage

12th August 2013 1:36

Justin Bieber was left red-faced during a show in Florida this week (ends11Aug13) as his low-slung pants started falling down during an energetic...

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The Things They Tweet: 3808951

12th August 2013 1:36

"Nothing like spilling curry all down your white tshirt (sic) just as you're about to get on a long haul flight. #welldoneme (sic)". British pop star...

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The Things They Say: 3808952

12th August 2013 1:36

"Realty Tv like Swamp People and Duck Dynasty. As someone who's travelled around the country on a tour bus for my music, I can tell you people live...

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Paul Walker Gets Jealous In A Relationship

12th August 2013 3:00

Paul Walker admits he's a jealous boyfriend.The 'Fast and the Furious' actor struggles to keep his green-eyed monster unwraps sometimes when he has a...

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Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Dominates Teen Choice Awards

12th August 2013 4:48

The Twilight Saga and its cast were the toast of the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday (11Aug13) after scooping a whopping seven trophies for the hit...

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Listen To Katy Perry's New Single 'Roar' From Her Upcoming 'Prism' Album

12th August 2013 5:26

Increasing the hype for her upcoming album Prism, Katy Perry has released a taste of what it has to offer through her new single 'Roar'.Katy Perry at...

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Luke Bryan Is Not Ashamed Of His Georgia Country Roots

12th August 2013 6:03

Luke Bryan is currently filming the music video for his new single 'That's My Kind of Night'. The song is taken from his Crash My Party album which...

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Charlotte Church Exploring More Genres

12th August 2013 6:21

Charlotte Church is exploring wider areas of creativity.The 27-year-old singer explained she had developed as an artist and was benefiting from not...

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Eydie Gorme, Bossa Nova Great, Dies Aged 84

12th August 2013 7:57

Eydie Gorme has passed away at the age of 84 following a short battle with an unspecified illness. The singer died in Las Vegas on Saturday (10...

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Chris Brown Plays Charity Basketball Game After Health Scare

12th August 2013 8:01

Singer Chris Brown put his health battle behind him on Sunday (11Aug13) by playing in a charity basketball game in Los Angeles.The Kiss Kiss singer...

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The Game Refused Service At California Restaurant Over Tattoos

12th August 2013 8:01

Rapper The Game is calling on fans to boycott a restaurant in Pasadena, California after the manager allegedly refused to serve him because of his...

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One Direction Stars Beg Fan To Stay At Gig

12th August 2013 8:01

One Direction stars Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson stunned a female fan when they singled out her out as she was trying to sneak out of their...

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Katherine Jenkins Dedicates Song To Best Friend At Gig

12th August 2013 8:01

Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins showed her support for her best friend by dedicating a song to the two-time cancer survivor at a concert on Sunday...

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Liza Minnelli Eager To Join Cast Of Boardwalk Empire

12th August 2013 8:01

Liza Minnelli has appealed to producers of Boardwalk Empire to cast her in the hit Tv series after they invited the veteran entertainer to record a...

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Paula Patton Snubbed Robin Thicke As Prom Date Over Race Fears

12th August 2013 8:01

African-American actress Paula Patton refused to take her teenage sweetheart Robin Thicke as her date to her high school prom because she feared the...

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Tim Mcgraw And Faith Hill Book Second Round In Las Vegas

12th August 2013 8:01

Country couple Tim Mcgraw and Faith Hill are heading back to the Las Vegas stage after signing up for another concert residency.The singers completed...

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Fascinating Fact: 3809447

12th August 2013 8:01

British pop star Jessie J has headed into the studio with hip-hop hitmaker Pharrell Williams. The superproducer shared a photo of the pair working...

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Alex Kapronos Collapses At Music Festival

12th August 2013 8:21

Franz Ferdinand star Alex Kapranos collapsed backstage at the weekend.The 41-year-old singer was knocked out for an hour following a major allergic...

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Paul Mccartney Hires Stars For New Album

12th August 2013 10:00

Sir Paul McCartney has hired The Beatles' producer Sir George Martin's son to work on his new album. The 71-year-old star has appointed Giles Martin...

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Unheard Michael Jackson Songs To Be Released

12th August 2013 10:00

Michael Jackson's former producer plans to release previously-unheard songs by the late star.Fred Jerkins III - who produces with his brother Rodney...

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Katy Perry New Song 'Roar' Released From Upcoming Album, 'Prism'

12th August 2013 11:19

Singer Katy Perry has dropped a brand new song from her upcoming October album, Prism. The new song, 'Roar,' was officially released on 12th August...

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Why You're To Blame For Chris Brown's Seizures

12th August 2013 15:09

Chris Brown suffered a seizure early on Friday morning (August 9, 2013) while recording at the Record Plant in Los Angeles, his rep confirmed to the...

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Spectrum Bassist Dies Of Heart Attack

12th August 2013 16:06

Former Spectrum bassist Bill Putt has died after suffering a heart attack at the age of 66.The Australian rocker collapsed at his home in Strathewen,...

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The Wanted Drop Justin Bieber Collaboration

12th August 2013 16:06

Troubled pop star Justin Bieber has been dealt a fresh blow after British boyband The Wanted axed his collaboration from their upcoming album.The...

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Johnny Marr Tells The Smiths Fans: 'Get A Hobby'

12th August 2013 16:06

Former The Smiths star Johnny Marr has warned fans of the long-defunct band to give up hope of a reunion and get a hobby instead.The iconic group...

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Kimberley Walsh Visits Uganda Charity Project

12th August 2013 16:06

British singer Kimberley Walsh has travelled to Uganda to meet a victim of domestic violence whose life was turned around following a charity project...

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Natasha Khan Called Thom Yorke For Advice Amid Meltdown Fears

12th August 2013 16:06

Bat For Lashes star Natasha Khan called Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke when her hectic work schedule and mounting personal problems left her on the...

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Kanye West Slashes Price As Home Fails To Sell

12th August 2013 16:06

Kanye West has knocked down the asking price of his Los Angeles bachelor pad after struggling to sell the minimalist mansion.The rapper listed his...

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Foo Fighters Will Never Be Divas

12th August 2013 16:06

Foo Fighters will never make diva deamnds.Guitarist Chris Shiflett has played for the 'Rope' group for 14 years and says they remain unaffected by...

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Katy Perry's Roar Is A Self-empowerment Song

12th August 2013 16:06

Katy Perry's new single makes her feel self-empowered.The 28-year-old singer penned her pop anthem 'Roar' after a tumultuous year - during which she...

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Paul Mccartney Plays 'Yesterday' With Kronos Quartet At Outside Lands Festival

12th August 2013 16:30

Paul McCartney fans at the Outside Lands festival were given a real treat on Friday evening (August 9, 2013) with the Beatles legend performing with...

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Surprised? Miley Cyrus's 'We Can't Stop' Is Her First Ever UK No.1

12th August 2013 16:58

Miley Cyrus has scored her first UK number one single with 'We Can't Stop,' which incidentally is her first Top 10 hit in the country.The 20-year-old...

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Lady Gaga 'Applause': Listen To Mother Monster's New Song. Now.

12th August 2013 17:49

If there was ever any doubt over how loyal Lady Gaga's fans were, that doubt will be quashed now as an illegal song leak from the singer's upcoming...

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Stephen Sondheim Honoured With Edward Macdowell Medal

12th August 2013 19:10

Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim was the toast of the arts world on Sunday (11Aug13) as he was honoured with the prestigious Edward MACDowell...

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Backstreet Boys Donating Profits From Photo Exhibit To Sandy Relief Effort

12th August 2013 19:10

The Backstreet Boys are turning an upcoming art exhibition with celebrity photographer Tyler Shields into a fundraiser by donating proceeds to the...

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Fergie Celebrates Impending Motherhood With Second Baby Shower

12th August 2013 19:10

Mother-to-be Fergie celebrated the impending birth of her first child at a second baby shower in Los Angeles on Sunday (11Aug13).The singer and her...

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Katy Perry To Sell Off Stage Costumes

12th August 2013 19:10

Katy Perry is planning to hold a massive auction to sell off her glitzy stage costumes after undergoing an image makeover.The I Kissed a Girl star...

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Abba Superfan Auctions Off Collection Spanning 40 Years

12th August 2013 19:10

An Abba superfan has banked $86,000 (£57,334) after auctioning off his collection of rare memorabilia.Thomas Nordin's 40-year stash went up for sale...

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Fascinating Fact: 3810837

12th August 2013 19:10

Lady Gaga officially debuted her new single Applause online on Monday (12Aug13), a week ahead of schedule, after a snippet of the track leaked on...

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Katy Perry And Sara Bareilles "Brave"-Ly "Roar" In The Face Of Plagiarism Speculation

12th August 2013 21:07

Things have been looking up for Katy Perry lately – with a new single out and an upcoming performance at the VMAs, the pop princess’s career is...

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Darius Rucker Unveils Street Honour In Hometown

12th August 2013 21:55

Singer Darius Rucker beamed with pride on Monday (12Aug13) as officials in his hometown of North Charleston, South Carolina unveiled a street named...

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Matisyahu, Travis Barker And Ariana Grande Record Song Promoting Healthy Living

12th August 2013 21:55

Jewish rapper Matisyahu, rocker Travis Barker and pop star Ariana Grande have teamed up for an unlikely collaboration as part of U.S. First Lady...

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Ashanti Reunites With Ja Rule

12th August 2013 21:55

R&B singer Ashanti has reunited in the studio with rapper Ja Rule for the first time in almost a decade.The Baby star fell out with her Murder Inc....

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Jessie Mueller To Play Carole King On Broadway

12th August 2013 21:55

Actress Jessie Mueller is set to portray iconic singer/songwriter Carole King in a new Broadway musical about her life.Mueller, who recently starred...

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Chrissy Teigen: 'I Never Wear Underwear'

12th August 2013 21:55

John Legend's model fiancee Chrissy Teigen refuses to sport underwear because she always prefers to go commando.The Sports Illustrated beauty made...

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