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Winehouse Up Against Monkeys And Kaisers At Qs

13th September 2007

Amy Winehouse's Back to Black has again been nominated for a best record of the year award.The troubled singer's album has been put up for a gong at this year's Q Awards, for which nominations...

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Pavarotti In Chart Foray

10th September 2007

Luciano Pavarotti has returned to the UK singles chart with Nessun Dorma, three days after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer.The tenor died on Thursday aged 71, with download sales of his signature aria catapulting...

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Disney Backs Vanessa Hudgens Over Naked Pic

8th September 2007

Disney says it is standing by High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens after fully-nude pictures of the actress surfaced on the internet.There had been speculation that the 18-year-old would be dropped from the lucrative franchise...

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Beyonce And Hudson Top Bets

27th June 2007

Dreamgirls stars Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Hudson led the winners at the US BET awards in Los Angeles.Knowles and Hudson picked up two gongs each, including best video for the former Destiny's Child star.The solo...

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Avengers Actor Gareth Hunt Dies

14th March 2007

Gareth Hunt, the actor who starred in The New Avengers, has died from cancer aged 65.He had suffered from pancreatic cancer for the past two years.Hunt appeared as Mike Gambit in the popular 70s television...

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British Rockers To Play For The Homeless

14th November 2006

British rockers SUPERGRASS, ATHLETE and CARL BARAT have agreed to perform by the River Thames in London tomorrow (15NOV06) to raise money for homeless people. HAPPY MONDAYS dancer BEZ will join the other acts outside...

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Former Alfie Singer Wants To Help Unsigned Acts

1st September 2006

Former ALFIE frontman LEE GORTON is set to help unsigned acts by enrolling huge bands, including THE FLAMING LIPS and SNOW PATROL, to sing their songs. The A WORD IN YOUR EAR hitmaker has asked...

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Coldplay Out In The Cold At Novellos

25th May 2006

COLDPLAY are in shock after failing to pick up one honour at last night's (24MAY06) prestigious Ivor Novello Awards, despite being hotly-tipped to win in three categories. The CHRIS MARTIN-fronted band had been nominated for...

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Athlete Star Eyes A Secret Dance Project

16th August 2005

ATHLETE frontman JOEL POTTS is preparing to release a secret dance project under a different name. WIRES rocker Potts has shunned the British band in favour of his own computer-generated beats. He confirms,...

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Athlete And Snow Patrol Battle To Become U2

16th August 2005

ATHLETE are locked in a battle with fellow British band SNOW PATROL to see who can become the next U2 first. Athlete frontman JOEL POTTS and Snow Patrol guitarist NATHAN CONNELLY decided to instigate...

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Tears Postponement Caused By Anderson's Dad's Death

9th August 2005

LATEST: British rockers THE TEARS postponed a London concert on Sunday (07AUG05) because frontman BRETT ANDERSON discovered his father has just died. The band, founded by ex-SUEDE members Anderson and BERNARD BUTLER, were due...

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The Tears Pull London Gig

8th August 2005

British rockers THE TEARS postponed a show in London yesterday (07AUG05) in mysterious circumstances. The band, founded by ex-SUEDE members BRETT ANDERSON and BERNARD BUTLER, were due to appear at the British capital's historic...

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Athlete's Emotional Tribute To Lost Londoners

11th July 2005

ATHLETE frontman JOEL POTTS paid an emotional tribute to Londoners who lost their lives in bombings last Thursday (07JUL05) by dedicating their hit single WIRES to them at last weekend's (8-10JUL05) T In The Park...

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U2 Top UK Singles Chart

13th February 2005

Veteran rockers U2 are sitting at the top of the UK singles chart, after their new single SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN beat off competition from ELVIS PRESLEY to secure the number...

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Eminem Triumphs Over The King

7th February 2005

ELVIS PRESLEY fans hoping for the King's fourth UK number one this year (05) have been dealt a blow - after rapper EMINEM claimed the top spot yesterday (06FEB05). Presley's record label are releasing...

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Ciara Halts Presley's Chart Dominion

23rd January 2005

R+B beauty CIARA has stopped rock 'n' roll legend ELVIS PRESLEY from getting a record third number one UK single in three weeks. Ciara's ballad GOODIES, which features rapper PETEY PABLO, shot to the...

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Coldplay Scoop Four Q Award Nominations

24th September 2003

British rockers COLDPLAY are leading the race at music bible Q's annual awards - after picking up for four nominations. The YELLOW band - fronted by CHRIS MARTIN - have been nominated in the...

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Radiohead Battle Newcomers For Mercury Prize

22nd July 2003

British band RADIOHEAD are fighting it out with a group of rock rookies for this year's (03) prestigious PANASONIC MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE. The band's controversial HAIL TO THE THIEF long player is their third...

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