Music News and Festival Updates 13th December 2013


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Jack White And Karen Elson's Divorce Finalised

13th December 2013 1:25

Rocker Jack White's divorce from estranged wife Karen Elson has been finalised.The former White Stripes star and the British beauty separated in 2011...

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Chief Keef Moves Rehab

13th December 2013 1:25

Rapper Chief Keef has left a top California rehab clinic in a bid to avoid the media.The troubled star, real name Keith Cozart, has departed Promises...

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Prince Lands Pyjama Party New Girl Cameo

13th December 2013 1:25

Pop superstar Prince is to make an unlikely cameo in Zooey Deschanel's U.S. Tv comedy show New Girl.Reports suggest the Purple Rain singer is a fan...

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R. Kelly Planning Saucy Christmas Album For Next Year

13th December 2013 1:25

R&B superstar R. Kelly has started work on a festive album for Christmas 2014.The I Believe I Can Fly singer admits he has been working on his first...

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Local Natives Named Hardest-working Band Of 2013

13th December 2013 1:25

Indie rockers Local Natives edged out rapper Kendrick Lamar to top a new poll of the hardest-working artists of 2013.The group, which hails from Los...

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13th December 2013 1:25

"A Golden Globe nomination on my birthday... I think it's safe to say there will be no walking for me today, only skipping and frolicking." Taylor...

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13th December 2013 1:25

"My mom is a Ceo and owns a company that manufactures communications equipment for the Marines and the Navy, so she's not really the housewife...

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13th December 2013 1:25

"So happy for my son @JesseWood & @Fearnecotton on their engagement ~ congratulations." Ronnie Wood responds to the news his son Jesse has proposed...

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Idris Elba Had Concerns About Mandela Role

13th December 2013 2:01

Idris Elba had concerns about playing Nelson Mandela in the new biopic about the late leader. The 41-year-old actor initially refused the part of...

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James Blunt: Moonlanding Is Not About Space

13th December 2013 6:21

James Blunt has revealed his new album isn't inspired by astronauts in space.The 39-year-old singer released his fourth studio album called 'Moon...

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Beyonce Releases Self-titled 'Visual Album' Without Warning On Itunes

13th December 2013 7:47

As the minutes were about to take us into Friday, 13 December, music fans across the globe were treated to an unexpected yet highly anticipated...

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Beyonce Surprises Fans With Unannounced Album Release

13th December 2013 8:05

Beyonce stunned fans on Thursday night (12Dec13) by unexpectedly releasing an album on iTunes.The Crazy in Love hitmaker avoided the usual fanfare...

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New Found Glory's Steve Klein Ousted From Band

13th December 2013 8:05

New Found Glory guitarist Steve Klein has been booted out of the band due to "personal differences" with the rest of the group.The announcement that...

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Demi Lovato's Family Fears Convinced Her To Seek Addiction Help

13th December 2013 8:05

Demi Lovato has revealed the fear of not getting to see her little sister Madison De La Garza was what finally led to her agreeing to seek help for...

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Semisonic Eyeing Reunion

13th December 2013 8:05

Semisonic frontman Dan Wilson is considering reuniting with his former bandmates for a new album after 12 years.The American rock band enjoyed hits...

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R. Kelly Delivers Benedict Cumberbatch's Star Trek Lines In New Skit Song

13th December 2013 8:05

R. Kelly has turned the tables on Benedict Cumberbatch by singing script lines from Star Trek Into Darkness after the actor recited sultry lyrics by...

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A$ap Rocky To Miley Cyrus' Sister: 'You Look Like Hannah Montana'

13th December 2013 8:05

A$Ap Rocky was left embarrassed after telling Miley Cyrus' older sister Brandi that she looked like the singer's former Tv persona, Hannah...

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Traci Braxton & Jwoww Head Up Marriage Boot Camp Cast

13th December 2013 8:05

Singer Traci Braxton and former Jersey Shore star Jenni 'jwoww' Farley will be among the celebrities putting their relationships to the test on new...

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13th December 2013 8:05

"We didn't have any Mafia ties. I feel like we knew some of the Mafia but were not involved for sure. I do know somewhere down the line there were...

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13th December 2013 8:05

"Part of me is like, 'I remember my first time doing molly (Ecstasy) - that was fun. That was cute.' I'm past that now. And I don't encourage it...

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13th December 2013 8:05

"I was pretty stoked to perform there. I doubt they're ever gonna ask me back... I don't know." Miley Cyrus fears she has worn out her welcome at the...

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Beyonce Releases New Album On Itunes

13th December 2013 8:21

Beyonce has surprised fans by releasing her fifth studio album on iTunes today (13.12.13).The 'Grown Woman' singer shocked her loyal fan base - who...

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Kings Of Leon Gear Up For The Festive Season

13th December 2013 10:00

Kings of Leon listen to Christmas tracks when they're feeling down.The band - which includes brothers Caleb, Nathan, Jared and cousin Matthew...

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The Vaccines And Miles Kane At Winter Wonderland

13th December 2013 12:01

Miles Kane, White Lies and The Vaccines got into the festive spirit while performing at the O2 Academy Brixton last night (12.13.13). The artists...

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Joey Jordison Leaves Slipknot

13th December 2013 12:02

Slipknot's drummer Joey Jordison has quit the band.The musician, one of the heavy metal act's founding members, has decided to exit the group after...

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Drummer Richard Coughlan Dies

13th December 2013 12:02

Caravan drummer Richard Coughlan has died, aged 66.The British musician, who spent more than 40 years playing for the prog-rock band, passed away on...

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Miley Cyrus Backs Female Nudity Campaign

13th December 2013 12:02

Saucy singer Miley Cyrus has thrown her weight behind a campaign supporting women's right to strip off.The pop star has come under fire in recent...

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Beatles' Lost Recordings To Be Released Over Copyright Row

13th December 2013 12:02

A collection of The Beatles' rare early recordings is to be released to reportedly stop the material becoming public property due to a change in...

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Demi Lovato Relied On Superstar Friends During Rehab Stint

13th December 2013 12:02

Demi Lovato is grateful to superstar pals Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus for sticking by her when she entered rehab.In 2010, the Heart Attack hitmaker...

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Busta Rhymes And Q-tip Release Free Mixtape

13th December 2013 12:02

Rappers Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip have joined forces to release a free mixtape featuring collaborative tracks recorded over the course of two...

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13th December 2013 12:02

"I'm really happy because Cory got to hear all but two of the songs on the record - he had lots of notes all the time. When I would come home and...

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13th December 2013 12:02

"Human sexuality is the new showmanship, so Miley Cyrus is the new Liberace - but of a** grinding. Someday we’ll all be going to Vegas to see her."...

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13th December 2013 12:02

"We voted 775 times for Kelly Clarkson. She won because of (husband) Nick (Offerman) and me speed dialling on our cell phones and both of our phone...

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Another Lifetime Achievement Award For The Beatles; This Time, The Grammys

13th December 2013 12:09

The Beatles’ incredible contribution to music is set to be recognized once more by a lifetime achievement award; this time it’s the Grammy’s...

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Beyonce Dropped A Bomb Today With "Visual", Joining The Three Most Memorable Promotional Stunts Of 2013 [Pictures]

13th December 2013 12:31

Beyonce and her management team couldn't have been any sneakier about her new Visual album, dropping a whole record with fourteen accompanying videos...

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Iron Maiden Star's Home Targeted By Thieves

13th December 2013 16:02

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at the home of Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris.The musician was away when a...

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Bruno Mars Is Billboard's Artist Of The Year

13th December 2013 16:02

Pop singer Bruno Mars has been named Billboard magazine's Artist of the Year.The Grenade hitmaker follows in the footsteps of other stars, including...

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Billy Bragg To Busk With Frank Turner

13th December 2013 16:02

British musicians Billy Bragg and Frank Turner are set to busk on the streets of London to raise money for the homeless.The A New England hitmaker...

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Melanie Mel Brown Lands Top Australian Radio Jomel B

13th December 2013 16:02

Former Spice Girls star Melanie Brown has landed another top job Down Under after she was hired to present one of Australia's biggest radio shows.Top...

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Roger Taylor Loved Cross-dressing Promo

13th December 2013 16:02

Queen star Roger Taylor insists he is not embarrassed by his cross-dressing in the promo for I Want To Break Free, because he is still haunted by his...

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Joey Jordison Leaves Slipknot

13th December 2013 16:06

Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has left the band.The 38-year-old musician has played in the Grammy-Award winning heavy metal act since their...

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Miley Cyrus To Perform At New Year's Rockin' Eve

13th December 2013 16:06

Miley Cyrus has been added to the 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014' line-up.The controversial singer is set to show off...

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Justin Timberlake & Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Top Year-end Hits List

13th December 2013 19:07

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKEand Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have ended an amazing year on a chart high after officially landing the biggest U.S. album and singles...

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R. Kelly's Ex Calls For Child Support Payments From Singer

13th December 2013 19:07

R&B star R. Kelly owes $114,900 (Gbp76,600) in back child support to his ex-wife, according to a U.S. report.Andrea Kelly, who was married to the I...

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Beyonce Heading To The Top Of The U.s. Charts With Surprise New Album

13th December 2013 19:07

Beyonce is set to storm back to the top of the U.S. album charts after selling 80,000 copies of her surprise new release in just hours.The diva...

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Ray Davies Musical Coming To London As The Kinks Plan 50th Anniversary Celebrations

13th December 2013 19:07

A new musical based on The Kinks star Ray Davies' early life is to open in London next year (14).Stage musical Sunny Afternoon will hit the stage at...

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Acclaimed Singer/songwriter The Child Of Lov Dead At 26

13th December 2013 19:07

Singer/songwriter The Child Of Lov has died from complications following surgery.The 26-year-old Belgian, real name Martijn William Zimri Teerlinck,...

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13th December 2013 19:07

"Thanks all of you for your lovely messages!! I'm a lucky man!!" Ronnie Wood's son Jesse Wood thanks fans for their kind words after becoming engaged...

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Britney Spears Video Director Calling For The Release Of Full Promo

13th December 2013 23:05

The director of Britney Spears' new video is fighting to get gun scenes cut from the promo added to the final cut.Joseph Kahn and Spears' new leading...

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Justin Bieber Skates Into Trouble With Park Faux-pas

13th December 2013 23:05

Justin Bieber was left nursing more than a bruised ego during a recent visit to a skate park after landing on his backside while trying to complete a...

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R. Kelly's Representative: 'He Is Current On His Child Support Payments'

13th December 2013 23:05

Singer R. Kelly's representative has rubbished reports suggesting the star has fallen behind on child support payments to his ex-wife.On Friday...

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Ariana Grande Convinced Demons Chased Her Out Of Creepy Cemetery

13th December 2013 23:05

A recent graveyard trip left pop star Ariana Grande freaked out because she's convinced she came face to face with a demon.The Way singer tells...

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Elvis Presley's Record Player Sold At Auction

13th December 2013 23:05

Elvis Presley's old record player has sold at auction in Cornwall, England for $6,600 (£4,400).The Perpetuum Ebner Musical 5v Luxus model was sold...

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13th December 2013 23:05

"my girl @beyonce just changed d (the) game!! Rt @whoopthis: Beyoncé b craaaayze..." Snoop Dogg salutes Beyonce after she made headlines following...

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13th December 2013 23:05

"I didn't want to release my music the way I've done it. I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. There's so much...

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13th December 2013 23:05

"It's a ginormous, huge compound in Oklahoma. It's kind of like (classic film) Deliverance a little bit... They showed me their rifle collections,...

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13th December 2013 23:05

Puerto Rican rockers Calle 13's new track Multi_ Viral features a spoken word sample from controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The...

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13th December 2013 23:05

British indie group The Xx are set to perform 25 shows in 11 days in March (14). The band will take up residency at New York's Park Avenue Armory for...

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