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Strummer Of Love Single Day Tickets Now On Sale

10th August 2012

The Strummer of Love festival organisers have now released the day tickets for this special event commemorating 10 years since the passing of legendary punk singer Joe Strummer.Standard weekend tickets for this family friendly event...

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Badly Drawn Boy Loses Temper At Gig

7th August 2012

British musician Badly Drawn Boy lost his temper at a gig over the weekend (04-05Aug12) after a heckler in the crowd criticised his performance.The singer - real name Damon Gough - was playing at the...

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Billy Bragg And Basement Jaxx Among Acts For Strummer Festival

18th April 2012

The Pogues, Billy Bragg, Badly Drawn Boy and Basement Jaxx are among the acts who have signed up to perform at a festival in honour of late The Clash frontman Joe Strummer.The new Strummer of...

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Badly Drawn Boy Apologises "To Those Caught In The Crossfire"

22nd December 2010

After BADLY DRAWN BOY's American tour ended on a surprisingly low note with the songwriter telling the audience at the Troubadour in Los Angeles that they were 'c*ts', now DAMON GOUGH releases a statement as...

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Gough Apologises For Losing His Temper At Show

22nd December 2010

BADLY DRAWN BOY star DAMON GOUGH has apologised to fans for his onstage meltdown at a concert in Los Angeles last week (16Dec10).The British musician launched into a foul-mouthed rant and stormed offstage four songs...

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Badly Drawn Boy Endures Disastrous Los Angeles Gig

18th December 2010

Rocker BADLY DRAWN BOY left fans baffled at his concert in Los Angeles on Thursday night (16Dec10) after launching into a foul-mouthed rant and storming off stage four songs into his set.The British singer, real...

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Badly Drawn Boy Suffered Writer's Block With New Album

5th October 2010

British singer BADLY DRAWN BOY suffered from bizarre writer's block while working on his new album - builders banned the star from his kitchen where he usually pens songs.The star, real name Damon Gough, has...

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Elbow Conquer Ivors

21st May 2009

Elbow were the big winners at the Ivor Novello Awards in London today (21.05.09).The group - who won two BRIT Awards earlier this year and the Nationwide Mercury Prize in 2008 - scooped Best Contemporary...

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English Festival Cancelled

1st August 2007

England's LodeStar Festival, set to feature BADLY DRAWN BOY and IDLEWILD, has been cancelled. Festival organiser Doug Durrant blames poor ticket sales for the cancellation of the September (07) festival in Cambridge, and believes "weather...

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Badly Drawn Boy Desperate To Work With Madonna

5th March 2007

BADLY DRAWN BOY star DAMON GOUGH is so keen to work with MADONNA he has already written a song for her. Gough referred to the HUNG UP singer on his 2002 hit YOU WERE RIGHT,...

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Badly Drawn Boy: 'Williams Is A Victim Of Fame'

17th February 2007

BADLY DRAWN BOY star DAMON GOUGH has spoken out in support of ROBBIE WILLIAMS, blaming fame for the pop singer's current stay in rehab. Williams was admitted to a clinic in the US on Tuesday...

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Gough: 'My Lyrics Upset My Girlfriend'

13th October 2006

BADLY DRAWN BOY star DAMON GOUGH can't help writing lyrics that upset his girlfriend, even if they're not written about her. Gough tends to write songs about his relationships with band members or his...

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Fascinating Fact 2216

5th October 2006

BADLY DRAWN BOY is to launch his new album BORN IN THE UK in a chip shop.

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Badly Drawn Boy: 'I'm The Best'

23rd September 2006

BADLY DRAWN BOY star DAMON GOUGH believes he is the best singer/songwriter in Britain, and none of the current batch of wannabes can match his talent and achievement. The musician isn't impressed with the likes...

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Badly Drawn Boy Humbled By Strummer

20th September 2006

British singer/songwriter BADLY DRAWN BOY insists he will never allow fame to change him after being inspired by late THE CLASH star JOE STRUMMER. Just as the SILENT SIGH star, real name DAMON GOUGH, was...

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Badly Drawn Boy Urges People To Turn Off Tv

13th September 2006

British singer/songwriter BADLY DRAWN BOY wishes more people would turn their televisions off completely to cut back on carbon emissions. The environmentally-conscious SILENT SIGH star - real name DAMON GOUGH - believes climate change can...

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Badly Drawn Boy Donates Tour Cash To Charity

23rd August 2006

British songwriter BADLY DRAWN BOY will donate proceeds from his upcoming tour to charity. The SILENT SIGH star - real name DAMON GOUGH - will hand over GBP1 ($1.80) of every ticket sold on his...

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Stars Help Gainsbourg Prepare First Album In 20 Years

6th June 2006

A host of stars including PULP frontman JARVIS COCKER and AIR are helping CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG record her first album in two decades. Gainsbourg, the daughter of legendary French singer SERGE GAINSBOURG and actress JANE BIRKIN,...

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Mcculloch Devastated At Studio Closure

26th May 2006

British rock star IAN MCCULLOCH is distraught at the announced closure of England's iconic Liverpool Parr Street studios. The infamous studio, part-owned by veteran rock singer PHIL COLLINS, has been a creative source for some...

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Smiths Stars Marr And Rourke Reunite After 19 Years

30th January 2006

THE SMITHS rockers JOHNNY MARR and ANDY ROURKE performed onstage together on Saturday night (28JAN06) for the first time in 19 years. Guitarist Marr and bassist Rourke teamed up at a charity fundraiser for...

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Smiths Stars Marr And Rourke To Reunite

13th December 2005

THE SMITHS rockers JOHNNY MARR and ANDY ROURKE will perform onstage together next month (JAN06) for the first time in 19 years. Guitarist Marr and bassist Rourke will star together at the 28 January...

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British Gig Raises Cash For Tsunami Victims

2nd February 2005

Rock acts BADLY DRAWN BOY and ELBOW joined forces to headline a British charity gig on Sunday (30JAN05) for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami. The music stars - who performed at Manchester,...

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Church Prepared To Beg For Cardiff Tsunami Gig

18th January 2005

CHARLOTTE CHURCH is so desperate to help victims of the south east Asian tsunami, she was prepared to beg organisers of a fundraising concert in Wales to let her appear. The VOICE OF AN...

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More Bands Confirmed For Tsunami Aid Concert

10th January 2005

MANIC STREET PREACHERS, BADLY DRAWN BOY, SNOW PATROL and EMBRACE have joined the line-up for the forthcoming LIVE AID-style extravaganza in Britain, which aims to raise millions for the Asia tsunami victims. The rock...

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Mcclarnon Kick Starts Solo Career

24th December 2004

Former ATOMIC KITTEN singer LIZ McCLARNON's solo career is finally picking up - almost a year after the girl group split. None of the chart-topping three-piece - McClarnon, NATASHA HAMILTON, JENNY FROST - have...

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Badly Drawn Boy Sues For Unpaid Royalties

23rd December 2004

British singer BADLY DRAWN BOY is suing his former record label for $540,000 (GBP300,000) in unpaid royalties. The musician - real name DAMON GOUGH - wants XL to pay him $360,000 (GBP200,000) for the...

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Peel's Christmas Tribute

8th December 2004

Late British DJ JOHN PEEL will be honoured by a host of music stars at a charity Christmas concert in Manchester, England, later this month (19DEC04). The gig will feature songs from the radio...

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Badly Drawn Boy Sues Record Label

26th October 2004

British singer BADLY DRAWN BOY is demanding royalties from his former record label XL RECORDINGS from his 2002 ABOUT A BOY soundtrack album. The YOU WERE RIGHT hitmaker, real name is DAMON GOUGH, has...

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Badly Drawn Boy Quits Pop

13th September 2004

British singer BADLY DRAWN BOY is so furious about the popularity of boybands BUSTED and McFLY, he's decided to quit the music industry. The SILENT SIGH star, real name DAMON GOUGH, made the shocking...

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Badly Drawn Boy Marries Fans

12th September 2004

British singer-songwriter BADLY DRAWN BOY has married two of his biggest fans live on stage to the astonishment of the rest of the audience. Fans SAM and MARK sent the SILENT SIGH star, real...

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