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Led Zeppelin Pick Up Pioneer Award From Swedish King

24th May 2006

The king of Sweden has presented LED ZEPPELIN with a prestigious award honouring them as "great pioneers" of popular music. Surviving band members ROBERT PLANT, JIMMY PAGE and JOHN PAUL JONES picked up the Polar...

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Abba Musical To Hit The Big Screen

19th April 2006

The hit ABBA musical MAMMA MIA is set to be made into a film produced by Oscar winner TOM HANKS. Hollywood publication Daily Variety reports Abba songwriters BJORN ULVAEUS and BENNY ANDERSON will work alongside...

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Abba Get Phone-friendly

19th April 2006

ABBA are the latest stars to join the ringtone revolution - allowing mobile phone customers the chance to hear their hits every time a call comes through. The Swedish superstars have agreed a deal with...

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Abba Stalker Arrested

7th April 2006

A long-term stalker of former ABBA blonde AGNETHA FALTSKOG has been arrested near the singer's estate in Sweden. Faltskog's ex-lover GERT VAN DER GRAAF, 40, was apprehended by police on Tuesday (04APR06) before later being...

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Gallagher Loves Abba

3rd April 2006

British rocker NOEL GALLAGHER has confessed a soft spot for Swedish pop band ABBA. The OASIS guitarist, usually a fierce critic of music industry colleagues, has hailed the WATERLOO quartet's songwriting genius and owns up...

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Roxette Announce Comeback

20th March 2006

Swedish pop duo ROXETTE are heading back to the studio later this year (06), singer and guitarist PER GESSLE has announced. THE LOOK stars took a break from music-making when singer MARIE FREDRIKSSON was diagnosed...

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Wenn Music Review 2005

27th February 2006

By Stephen Cunningsworth From marriage to divorce, natural disaster to fundraising, and convicted criminals to falsely accused superstars, 2005 gave us another non-stop 12 months of music industry mayhem. Michael Jackson had the world on...

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Eurovision Imported To Us

10th February 2006

Europe's biggest music competition is being adapted for American viewers by US TV network NBC. The EUROVISION SONG CONTEST, an annual multi-nation battle of bands and singers, launched the careers of mavericks including ABBA...

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Hucknall Hits On West End Stage

23rd January 2006

SIMPLY RED frontman MICK HUCKNALL is following in the footsteps of ROD STEWART, QUEEN and ABBA by creating a musical for the London stage, using all of his biggest hits. The FAIRGROUND singer is...

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Steps Star Eyes Eurovision

30th December 2005

Struggling British pop star LISA SCOTT-LEE is vying to replicate the success of ABBA and CELINE DION by having a shot at the Eurovision Song Contest next year (06). The singer, who previously found...

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Abba Star Hits Out At Reunion Snubs

6th December 2005

Reclusive former ABBA star ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD has blasted her bandmates for snubbing offers to reform. The singer, known as FRIDA, reveals she has often considered a reunion of the Swedish supergroup but her ex-husband...

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Madonna Officially The Queen Of Europe

29th November 2005

Pop superstar MADONNA has cemented her position as the queen of pop in Europe as she sits atop both the continent's singles and albums charts. The 47-year-old's dance anthem HUNG UP, which samples ABBA's...

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Madonna Continues To Reign Over The UK Charts

28th November 2005

Superstar MADONNA continues to prove she's the queen of pop as she rules the UK singles and album charts for a second and third week respectively. The 47-year-old's dance anthem HUNG UP, which samples...

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Madonna's Double Success

20th November 2005

Queen of pop MADONNA is celebrating as single HUNG UP enjoys a second week at the top of the UK singles chart - and her album went straight to number one too. The disco...

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Madonna Labelled 'A Transvestite' At Emas

4th November 2005

Superstar MADONNA was shocked at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) last night (03NOV05), when the ceremony's Kazakhstani host BORAT SAGDIYEV labelled her a "transvestite". The singer opened the Lisbon, Portugal ceremony with a...

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Waterloo Wins Best Eurovision Hit

24th October 2005

Eurovision Song Contest fans have voted ABBA's hit WATERLOO as the best song ever to win the show. The Swedish band, who split over 20 years ago, swept the boards at the 1974 Eurovision...

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Madonna Thanks Abba For The Music

18th October 2005

Pop queen MADONNA wrote a begging letter to Swedish supergroup ABBA asking for permission to sample their hit GIMME GIMME GIMME on a new track. And the shameless grovelling paid off when the 47-year-old...

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Abba To Earn Millions From Madonna Sample

16th October 2005

Swedish pop sensations ABBA will earn millions in royalties from MADONNA's new single HUNG UP, because it heavily samples their 1979 hit GIMMIE, GIMMIE, GIMMIE. The new track will premiere simultaneously on national radio...

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Robbie Williams: The Musical?

10th October 2005

British pop star ROBBIE WILLIAMS is planning a musical based on his own life. The former boyband star is convinced the show will be a hit and emulate the success of similar musicals about...

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Fascinating Fact 83

28th August 2005

ABBA's 1970s hit MONEY MONEY MONEY has been voted the greatest song ever written about currency in a recent poll. JOHN HIEW of CLERICAL MEDICAL who commissioned the survey says, "Many (money songs) were probably...

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Ub40 Jump On Musical Bandwagon

5th July 2005

The songs of UB40 are set to be immortalised on stage when a musical based on the group's hit tunes opens next year (06). The RED RED WINE band have given permission for 12...

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Bee Gees Musical Set To Rock Broadway

2nd June 2005

A BEE GEES musical is set to hit New York's Broadway early next year (06). The stage show - which has been given the working title YOU WIN AGAIN - will include all the...

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Manson's Abba Crush

26th May 2005

GARBAGE star SHIRLEY MANSON was desperate to have a lesbian relationship with ABBA's brown-haired beauty ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD when she was a teenager. The WHY DO YOU LOVE ME? singer disgusted by her classmates' obsession...

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Gilberto Gil Honoured In Sweden

24th May 2005

Brazilian music star-turned-Culture Minister GILBERTO GIL was honoured with the POLAR MUSIC PRIZE in Sweden last night (23MAY05). KING CARL GUSTAF bestowed the honour on the 62-year-old at an official ceremony in Stockholm....

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Agnetha Plagued With Fears After Abba Split

22nd May 2005

ABBA blonde AGNETHA FALTSKOG refused to sing for years after the break up of the hit Swedish band - as she had terrifying visions and memories of the darker side of life on the road....

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Slated Beach Boys Musical To Close

20th April 2005

The musical based on the music of THE BEACH BOYS is being abandoned just three months after opening on New York's Broadway. GOOD VIBRATIONS, which opened in February (05) and closes on Sunday (24APR05),...

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Abba Planned Musical With Cleese In 1980

11th April 2005

ABBA teamed up with British comedian JOHN CLEESE to write a musical based around the Swedish legends' songs, years before the hit stage show MAMMA MIA. Abba songwriters BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVANEUS met...

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Abba Reunite For The First Time In 20 Years

14th February 2005

The four members of Swedish pop sensations ABBA have reunited for the first time in 19 years. BENNY ANDERSSON, BJORN ULVAEUS, ANNI-FRID LYNGSTAD and AGNETHA FALTSKOG sent fans "crazy" by attending the premiere...

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Former Eurovision Stars Compete For Anniversary Special

28th January 2005

Music stars including ABBA and CELINE DION are to compete against each other to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST. Viewers will pick fourteen acts from the show's past five decades...

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