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Andy Burrows' Soundtrack Special Guests

5th November 2013

Andy Burrows and Ilan Eshkeri are joined by a string of special guests on 'The Snowman and The Snowdog' soundtrack.The pair joined forces with the 60-piece London Metropolitan Orchestra, a choir of their pals and...

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Simon Cowell Urged To Stop Smoking

28th August 2013

Simon Cowell has been put under pressure to quit smoking ahead of the birth of his first child.The music mogul has been warned he could be putting the unborn child's health at risk if he...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Tragic Record Executive Tim Carr

12th April 2013

Ash rocker Tim Wheeler and veteran producer Butch Vig are among the stars who have paid tribute to music mogul Tim Carr after he was found dead in Thailand this week (beg08Apr13).The body of the...

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Tim Wheeler Wrote Ashes Music Because Of His Late Father

4th February 2013

Ash star Tim Wheeler was inspired to pen the soundtrack for Alzheimer's-themed movie AshES by his late father after watching him suffer from the devastating disease.The film stars British actor Ray Winstone as a man...

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The Things They Say 23842

24th December 2011

"I'm a sucker for all kinds of Christmas songs from carols to Nat King Cole to '70's glam rock classics and '80's guilty pleasures, and it felt like a good time to contribute something new...

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We Are Scientists & Ash Record Charity Track

11th August 2011

American stars We Are Scientists have joined forces with Northern Irish rockers Ash to record a song for charity.The two bands are teaming up for a cover of songwriter Robert Manning's track Washington Parks to...

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Russell Lissack Confirms Bloc Party Reunion

6th April 2011

British rockers Bloc Party are reuniting to record a new album after guitarist Russell Lissack ended his stint with Ash to rejoin his bandmates.The Helicopter hitmakers have been on hiatus since 2009 when frontman Kele...

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Ash Star Wheeler Joins Coldplay On Loan

15th February 2011

ASH star TIM WHEELER has joined COLDPLAY in the studio for the band's fifth album.The Irish singer is reportedly helping the Viva la Vida hitmakers compose and record new tracks. A source tells British newspaper...

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Bloc Party Star Bitten By Lion

30th September 2010

BLOC PARTY and ASH guitarist RUSSELL LISSACK was hospitalised during a recent trip to South Africa after he was bitten by a lion.The British musician, who is playing with Ash while Bloc Party are on...

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Piper Slammed For Smoking Near Son

22nd July 2010

British actress BILLIE PIPER has sparked outrage amongst anti-smoking campaigners after she was pictured lighting up while holding her young son.The Secret Diary of a Call Girl star was photographed puffing on a cigarette as...

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Momsen Slammed For Smoking Onstage

29th June 2010

TAYLOR MOMSEN has been slammed by anti-smoking campaigners for lighting up illegally onstage on Sunday (27Jun10) - officials have branded it "a dumb thing to do".The Gossip Girl star was performing with her band The...

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Ash Slasher Movie Posted Online

27th May 2010

A lost low-budget horror movie the members of Irish rockers ASH made on the road in America in 2002 has been posted on the band's website.The film, Slashed, features the bandmates, Coldplay's Chris Martin and...

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Bloc Party Star Joins Ash

16th March 2010

BLOC PARTY guitarist RUSSELL LISSACK is making the most of the band's hiatus - he's joining 1990s rockers ASH for their upcoming tour.The Helicopter hitmakers stepped away from the spotlight at the end of last...

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Ash Perform The Alphabet

26th August 2009

ASH have found a novel way to promote their latest project - they'll tour the U.K. performing at venues beginning with every letter of the alphabet.The Northern Irish rockers recently announced they had recorded their...

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Ash Ditch Albums For Singles

8th July 2009

Irish rockers ASH have vowed never to record another album - and release new singles every other week instead.Fans of the band presumed they were planning to quit when they made the vow back in...

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Fascinating Fact 6649

15th January 2009

ANNIE LENNOX's new hits album, COLLECTION, features a song written by KEANE's TOM CHAPLIN and a cover of Irish rockers ASH's SHINING LIGHT....

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Wheeler Fumes At Keating After Elevator Incident

18th May 2008

ASH frontman TIM WHEELER holds an angry grudge against RONAN KEATING - after the pop star's security callously threw him out of an elevator. The Girl From Mars singer is still infuriated about the time...

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Burrows Hits Back At Ash

31st August 2007

RAZORLIGHT drummer ANDY BURROWS has defended his band's music after fellow rockers ASH branded their tunes "terrible". Burrows hit back at Ash frontman Tim Wheeler after the bands went head-to-head at this year's Reading Festival...

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Wheeler 'Too Professional' To Get High

5th July 2007

ASH star TIM WHEELER is turning is back on drink and drugs to preserve his voice. The Northern Irish rockers took the British music scene by storm in the 1990s but singer/guitarist Wheeler confesses his...

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The Things They Say 5080

5th July 2007

"Drugs aren't really the best stimulus for making music, contrary to what people in the '60s might have thought. It helps for about five minutes until your concentration goes and you can't write or play...

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Ash Deny Split Reports, Confirm No More Albums

13th June 2007

LATEST: Rockers ASH have dismissed speculation they are to split, but have announced plans to stop releasing albums after the upcoming release of their fifth disc. Last weekend (08-10Jun07), frontman Tim Wheeler told the crowd...

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Ash To Split?

11th June 2007

Northern Irish rockers ASH have fuelled speculation they are to split after the release of their fifth album later this year (07). Guitarist Charlotte Hatherley quit the band in 2006, but the group have performed...

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Ash Blast Former Bandmate

6th June 2007

Irish rockers ASH axed their bassist CHARLOTTE HATHERLEY because she wasn't taking the band seriously enough. Hatherley left the band last year (06), and it was thought she left amicably to pursue a solo career....

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Ash Communicate Better Since Guitarist Quit

24th April 2007

Northern Irish rockers ASH insist their communication skills have improved since the departure of former bandmate CHARLOTTE HEATHERLEY. Heatherley left the band last year (06) and although the split was amicable, the remaining members have...

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Martin Murdered For Ash Movie

17th April 2007

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN was "gruesomely" killed off in a movie produced by Irish rockers ASH. But fans will never get to see Martin "murdered" in the film, because the band failed to complete the...

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Is The World Bored Of Ash?

25th March 2007

ASH frontman TIM WHEELER is concerned about the future of the Northern Irish band after declaring fans have become "jaded" with the group. The group - comprising of Wheeler, bassist MARK HAMILTON and drummer RICK...

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Ash Star's Long Commute

3rd June 2006

ASH drummer RICK MCMURRAY is commuting 5,000 kilometres (3,200 miles) to work with the band, because he refuses to move from his Scotland home. Instead of permanently joining his Northern Irish bandmates in New York,...

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Hatherley Leaves Ash

22nd January 2006

Guitarist CHARLOTTE HATHERLEY has parted company with Northern Irish rockers ASH almost a decade after she joined the group. The split is reported to be amicable with Hatherley planning to spend more time working...

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Ash Survive Bus Explosion

23rd June 2005

Northern Irish rockers ASH were lucky to survive when their tour bus exploded after a gig in Los Angeles. The BURN BABY BURN band were travelling north to San Francisco following a concert at...

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Ash Rocker Splits From Fiancee

14th June 2005

ASH frontman TIM WHEELER has split from his fiancee, singer AUDREY NUGENT. The couple dated for six years and got engaged last year (04) - with a wedding planned for the near future....

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