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Take That Musical Created

14th March 2007

Following the success of Take That's comeback bid a musical about the group has been created.Entitled Never Forget, the show will tell the story of a fictional Take That tribute band.It comes hot on the...

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Take That Musical Set For The West End

14th March 2007

A musical based on the works of newly reformed British boyband TAKE THAT is set to hit London's West End after a series of shows across the UK. Musical NEVER FORGET, penned by TV writer...

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Brosnan To Star In Abba Hit

8th March 2007

Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan is to star in a film adaptation of the popular Abba-themed stage musical, Mamma Mia!In a dramatic departure from his suave 007 persona, Brosnan will be belting out some...

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Brosnan To Sing With Streep In Mamma Mia!

8th March 2007

Former JAMES BOND star PIERCE BROSNAN will be showing off his singing skills when he teams up with MERYL STREEP for the big screen adaptation of hit musical MAMMA MIA! Brosnan sang a few Irish...

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Abba Stars Caught Up In Copyright Battle Over Musical

6th March 2007

ABBA stars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS must await a court's decision to find out if they can stage their new musical as a full theatrical spectacular in America. A ninth of the people in...

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Album Costs Simpson Her Dream Movie Role

11th February 2007

Pop star ASHLEE SIMPSON has lost her dream job as MERYL STREEP's on-screen daughter because of her hectic recording schedule. The singer was hoping to land a part opposite Streep in the movie adaptation of...

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Nighy To Sing In Mamma Mia?

2nd February 2007

British actor BILL NIGHY is being tipped to flex his vocal cords in a big screen adaptation of ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! The PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN actor - who crooned in romantic comedy LOVE...

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Reich And Rollins Pick Up Polar Music Prize

25th January 2007

Composer STEVE REICH and jazz saxophonist SONNY ROLLINS have been awarded the 2007 Polar Music Prize. The two US musicians will receive the $143,000 (GBP73,000) prize from Sweden's KING CARL XVI GUSTAF at an awards...

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Streep 'Set For Mamma Mia'

11th January 2007

Hollywood legend Meryl Streep is reportedly being lined up to star in a film version of the hit Abba musical Mamma Mia.The Oscar-winning actress will play Donna, whose daughter Sophie is determined to find out...

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Streep To Star In Film Version Of Mamma Mia!

11th January 2007

LATEST: Academy Award winner MERYL STREEP is putting her vocal talents to the test in the Hollywood adaptation of ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA star, 57, is set to play DONNA, whose...

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Mamma Mia! Abba Musical Set For The Big Screen

11th January 2007

ABBA musical MAMMA MIA is the latest stage musical to head for the big screen - and it's all thanks to TOM HANKS. Hanks, his wife RITA WILSON and Abba stars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN...

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Minogue Seals Comeback By Topping Gay Icon Poll

7th January 2007

Pop princess KYLIE MINOGUE has cemented her comeback after being hailed the greatest gay icon of all time. Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 in the middle of the Australian leg of her...

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Mamma Mia For Abba Star

5th January 2007

A member of Swedish pop group Abba is being chased by the tax office for unpaid taxes for the second time in as many years. According to the Swedish tax office, Abba star Bjorn Ulvaeus...

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Mamma Mia To Close As A Record Breaker In Las Vegas

5th January 2007

Beloved ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! is to end its run in Las Vegas next summer (08) after scoring 2,300 performances in over five years at the Mandalay Bay Theatre. The production is the longest-running and...

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Abba Star Ordered To Pay Gbp1.1 Million In Tax

4th January 2007

Former ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS has been order to pay 16 million kronor (GBP1.1 million/$2.1 million) in undeclared royalties by Swedish tax officials. The DANCING QUEEN hitmaker is accused of tax evasion, with officials believing...

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Feeling Blue? Turn To The Verve

11th December 2006

If you're feeling down and want to indulge in feeling sorry for yourself, then listening to The Verve's The Drugs Don't Work could help things along nicely. According to research, the track is the saddest...

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Leona And Ray Through To X Factor Final

10th December 2006

TV viewers were shocked to discover that Simon Cowell has both acts in next week's final after Ben Mills was voted off the show last night.The gravely-voiced charge of judge Sharon Osborne polled fractionally less...

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Abba Museum For Stockholm

28th November 2006

A museum dedicated to Swedish pop sensations ABBA will open in Stockholm in 2008. The interactive exhibition will include outfits worn by the four-piece, instruments used by the group, awards they won and a collection...

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Queen Top All Time UK Album Chart

16th November 2006

QUEEN'S Greatest Hits LP has been named the UK's best selling album of all time. The disc has sold a staggering 5,407,587 copies since its release in 1981. In second place is THE BEATLES' SGT...

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Madonna And Abba Unite?

11th November 2006

MADONNA is set to go into the studio with ABBA stars AGNETHA FALTSKOG and ANNI-FRID ' FRIDA' LYNGSTAD after holding talks with the Swedish pop legends. The DANCING QUEENS agreed to record material with Madonna...

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Madonna's Abba Tribute

7th November 2006

MADONNA has paid tribute to 70s pop superstars ABBA, in the sleevenotes for their new Greatest Hits album. The MATERIAL GIRL credits the Swedish fourpiece with inspiring her and a generation of artists. She writes,...

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Williams To Team Up With Abba?

2nd November 2006

British pop hunk ROBBIE WILLIAMS is planning a collaboration with pop superstars ABBA. The former TAKE THAT star has held secret talks with ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD, a member of the Swedish band. The 60-year-old reveals, "Robbie...

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Abba To Join Cowell's X Factor

4th October 2006

ABBA legends BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS have reportedly agreed to guest judge for music mogul SIMON COWELL's UK talent show THE X FACTOR. The Swedish songwriters have been invited by the AMERICAN IDOL judge...

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Embarrassed Abba Star Draws Her Own Raffle Ticket

20th September 2006

Former ABBA singer ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD was left embarrassed at a London charity auction last Thursday (14SEP06) when she drew her own winning raffle ticket. The WATERLOO star was at an event in aid of the...

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Universal Threatens Abba Fansite With Legal Action

11th August 2006

The Universal record label has threatened an ABBA website based in Australia with legal action over "illegal" live recordings distributed or purchased by fans. The website - which is owned by GRAEME READ and...

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Hanks Plans Abba Movie Musical Again

3rd August 2006

TOM HANKS and executives at his production company, Playtone, are in talks to turn ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! into a new movie. Hanks approached producer JUDY CRAYMER with a view to putting the stageshow on...

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Beatles Top Gay Album

30th July 2006

THE BEATLES' first album PLEASE PLEASE ME is a shock entry in a new poll of the top 50 gay albums of all time. JOHN LENNON, PAUL MCCARTNEY, GEORGE HARRISON and RINGO STARR's 1963 album,...

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Mamma Mia! The Book

9th July 2006

ABBA founders BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS have teamed up with the brains behind hit musical MAMMA MIA! to pen a new book about the production phenomenon. The show's creator/producer JUDY CRAYMER came up with...

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The Things They Say 2366

30th June 2006

"ABBA? From the first bar I ever heard by them, I was an ex-listener". Former PINK FLOYD rocker ROGER WATERS is no fan of the 1970s Swedish pop act.

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Elton Wants 'Adventurous Musical'

28th May 2006

SIR ELTON JOHN wants to make an "adventurous" musical based on his life, because he is bored of the "bad" stage shows about other singers. QUEEN, ROD STEWART, ABBA and BILLY JOEL all have musical...

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