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Boy George Wishes He'd Got Sober Years Ago

10th June 2011

Boy George wishes he had quit drink and drugs "20 years ago".The 49-year-old singer has been sober for just over two years and has recently even given up smoking and he now wishes he could...

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Glee Up For Glaad Award

20th January 2011

'Glee' has been nominated for a Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Award. The US musical comedy show - which saw cast member Chris Colfer, who plays openly-gay Kurt Hummel, receive a Golden...

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Fascinating Fact 7381

19th May 2009

ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS star ANTONY HEGARTY will join SEAN LENNON and YOKO ONO to play with her supergroup PLASTIC ONO BAND at the Meltdown Festival in London on 14 June (09)....

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Daltrey Looking For Teenage Cancer Trust Show Successor

28th March 2009

Noel Gallagher and Kelly Jones have been asked by Roger Daltrey to take over organising the Teenage Cancer Trust charity gigs.Stereophonics headlined this year's concerts at the Royal Albert Hall - which conclude with a...

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Gavin And Stacey Stars In Teenage Cancer Trust Lineup

12th February 2009

James Corden and Mathew Horne among the special guests signed up for the 2009 Teenage Cancer Trust concerts.The Gavin and Stacey actors will host an evening of comedy to bring a week of charity shows...

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Antony And The Johnsons Shoot To Top Of European Chart

29th January 2009

ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS' new album THE CRYING LIGHT has catapulted to the top of the European music charts in its first week of release. The U.S. rockers have triumphed in the European Top 100 Albums...

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Elbow's Seldom Seen Kid Wins 2008 Mercury Music Prize

9th September 2008

Elbow's fourth album The Seldom Seen Kid has won the 2008 Mercury Music Prize.The northwest quintet had been second favourite to claim the prize behind the secretive dubstep producer Burial but took the prestigious award...

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Mercury Music Prize Nominees Await 2008 Verdict

9th September 2008

Radiohead, the Last Shadow Puppets and Elbow are among acts waiting to discover if they have won the 2008 Mercury Music Prize.The winner of the prestigious award will be unveiled at around 22:00 BST on...

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Klaxons: It Was Right We Won

5th September 2007

Mercury Music Prize-winning Londoners Klaxons have said that their winning of the renowned award was the right choice.The band, dubbed new-rave, were the surprise winners at a glitzy awards ceremony in London last night, their...

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Benicassim To Get Underway

19th July 2007

Benicassim festival will get underway tonight as four days of live music in the Spanish sunshine begins.Iggy and the Stooges lead tonight's headliners along with fellow US act Bright Eyes and Swedish band Mando Diao.The...

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Jamie T To Challenge Monkey Fever

18th July 2007

Amy Winehouse and Jamie T have emerged as the bookies' favourites to win this year's Nationwide Mercury prize.The judging panel announced its shortlist yesterday and previous winners Arctic Monkeys were among those nominated.But according to...

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Shakespeare's Sonnets Get Musical Makeover

23rd November 2006

The sonnets of British playwright WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE are to be given a musical makeover with a show of rock 'n' roll interpretations. The SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER'S DAY bard's most famous verses...

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Boy George Attacks Contemporary Bands

16th February 2006

Former CULTURE CLUB frontman BOY GEORGE launched a scathing attack at contemporary bands at last night's (15FEB06) Brit Awards - branding them all "boring". George, real name GEORGE O'DOWD, claimed there were only three...

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Kaiser Chiefs Have A Riot At Brits

16th February 2006

English rockers KAISER CHIEFS were big winners at last night's (15FEB06) Brit Awards, picking up three trophies at the London ceremony. The Leeds band opened the star-studded bash at the British capital's Earls Court...

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Young Slams 'Gorillas' Williams And Blunt

8th February 2006

British pop star WILL YOUNG has slammed his fellow Brit Award nominees ROBBIE WILLIAMS and JAMES BLUNT, labelling the singers "puffed-up gorillas". The EVERGREEN musician, who recently made his movie debut in MRS HENDERSON...

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Kaiser Chiefs Dominate Nme Awards Nominations

24th January 2006

British rockers KAISER CHIEFS are set to dominate the ShockWaves NME Awards next month (FEB06), after landing a record seven nominations. The I PREDICT A RIOT hitmakers, who opened the Philadelphia Live 8 concert...

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Cult Acts Fight For Pantheon Prize

14th January 2006

FIONA APPLE, KINGS OF LEON, SUFJAN STEVENS, MIA and ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS are among the acts who will fight it out for the 2006 New Pantheon Music Prize next month (FEB06). The honour,...

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Hegarty: 'I'm Not Original'

28th November 2005

Singer ANTONY HEGARTY is bemused when his unique talent is likened to the voices of NINA SIMONE and ELVIS PRESLEY - he claims he is simply a blend of every musician that has ever influenced...

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Hegarty In Rock 'N' Roll Tug-of-war

25th November 2005

Singer ANTONY HEGARTY hails BOY GEORGE and LOU REED as his musical muses, and he was stunned when both his heroes were keen to work with him. Torn between his two favourite hitmakers, the...

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Arctic Monkey Turner Voted Coolest Man

22nd November 2005

Rock newcomer ALEX TURNER of British band ARCTIC MONKEYS has been voted coolest man on the planet, beating out competition from superstars like LIAM GALLAGHER and KANYE WEST. The 19-year-old I BET YOU LOOK...

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Franz Ferdinand: 'Antony And Johnsons Are Worthy Successors'

26th September 2005

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND were overjoyed when ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS controversially won this year's (05) prestigious Mercury Music Prize, because they were the most original group. The successful indie group, who won the...

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Antony And The Johnsons Attacked Over Mercury Triumph

7th September 2005

The decision to honour ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS with British award the Mercury Music Prize 2005 has come under fire - as the band is American. British contenders for the coveted gong were livid...

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Kaiser Chiefs Award Nomination Cursed By Betting Shops

7th September 2005

British rockers THE KAISER CHIEFS insist they were destined to miss out on the Mercury Music Prize last night (06SEP05) after being made favourites to win. British bookmakers William Hill tipped the group to...

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Antony And The Johnsons Win Mercury Music Prize

6th September 2005

ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS have won the Mercury Music Prize 2005 beating off competition from BLOC PARTY, COLDPLAY, THE GO! TEAM, HARD-FI, KAISER CHIEFS, KT TUNSTALL, M.I.A, THE MAGIC NUMBERS, MAXIMO PARK, POLAR BEAR and...

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