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Beck Shuns Fans' Expectations

29th March 2005

Maverick rocker BECK refuses to let his music be weighed down by the high expectations of fans, because he never knows what they want to hear. The LOSER star has often been heralded as...

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Beck: 'Smith Was Worried About Concert Fight'

29th March 2005

Tragic rocker ELLIOTT SMITH was in the process of clearing his name after a scuffle at a concert when he apparently took his own life in 2003, according to pal BECK. Investigators are still...

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Beck Plans To Use His Baby As A Muse

25th March 2005

Maverick singer BECK plans to use his baby son COSIMO as a music muse. The LOSER star has yet to write any songs dealing with the birth of his first child last year (04)...

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Beck Questions Scientology Bashers

25th March 2005

Rocker BECK has hit out at critics of his Scientology faith, claiming people don't see the good the controversial religion does around the world. The WHERE IT'S AT singer, who "grew up around" Scientology,...

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50 Breaks Records With Four Top 10 Hits

24th March 2005

50 CENT is breaking records at the top of the singles charts in America after claiming four tracks in this week's (beg21MAR05) BILLBOARD Hot 100 top 10. It's the first time any act has...

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Beck Slams Sudden Eighties Obsession

23rd March 2005

BECK fails to comprehend the sudden surge of 1980s-sounding bands in the charts - because the bygone musical era is regularly labelled the worst in history. The maverick American singer admits he's always been...

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Beck: 'I'm No Clone'

18th March 2005

American rocker BECK is bored of hearing 'clones' on the radio and relishes the originality he injects into the music industry. The DEVIL'S HAIRCUT singer is astounded by the number of groups who are...

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Beck To Debut New Album On The Oc

28th February 2005

Tracks from BECK's much-anticipated new album GUERO will debut on his favourite TV show, THE OC, next month (MAR05). Five songs from the album will be aired for the first time during the 10...

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New Drummer Joins Rem

26th January 2005

The members of REM have finally found a full-time replacement for departed drummer BILL BERRY - former MINISTRY star BILL REIFLEN. Berry left the band in 1997, and his role had been filled by...

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Beck Warns Against Downloading Unmixed Album

19th January 2005

LATEST: BECK has warned fans not to expect much if they download his new album after it was leaked online - because it isn't the finished product. Thirteen tracks from the as-yet-untitled follow-up to...

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Rock Thrills Tsunami Benefit

19th January 2005

Comedian CHRIS ROCK thrilled a tsunami benefit concert in Los Angeles on Monday (17JAN05) night by joining the likes of TENACIOUS D, PEARL JAM's EDDIE VEDDER and BECK to give guests a taste of the...

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Beck Album Leaked Online

18th January 2005

The release date of BECK's much-delayed new album is set to be brought forward after it was leaked online. Thirteen tracks of the as-yet-untitled record are available to download on the internet. Titles include...

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Vedder, Beck And Tenacious D Join Tsunami Relief Effort

12th January 2005

PEARL JAM frontman EDDIE VEDDER, BECK and TENACIOUS D have signed up to headline a rock benefit concert for the tsunami relief effort. Hosted by funnyman WILL FERRELL, the hastily-arranged show will take place...

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Evanescence's Classical Touch

8th December 2004

Goth rockers EVANESCENCE will perform with an eight-piece string section for their rendition of MY IMMORTAL at the BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS tonight (08DEC04). BECK's father DAVID CAMPBELL created the arrangement for the track....

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Lips Get Serious For New Reality Film

18th November 2004

Quirky rockers the FLAMING LIPS are to be the subject of a new documentary about music and drug addiction. The candid film, MY LIFE WITH THE FEARLESS FREAKS, features footage of bandmember STEVEN DRODZ...

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Elton's Oscar Party Axed

7th November 2004

SIR ELTON JOHN's annual OSCAR party has allegedly been axed because its sponsor, IN STYLE magazine feared the celebration had failed to attract the top stars. The ROCKET MAN is looking for new sponsorship...

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Air Rock With Orchestra

28th September 2004

French duo AIR surprised fans at their HOLLYWOOD BOWL show in Los Angeles on Sunday night (26SEP04), by going classical. The duo, NICOLAS GODIN and JEAN-BENOIT DUNCKEL, were joined by conductor ROGER NEILL and...

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Sopranos's Zandt's Arranges Jennings Tribute

19th August 2004

THE SOPRANOS actor STEVE VAN ZANDT is going ahead with a concert film celebrating country legend WAYLON JENNINGS - despite American cable network SHOWTIME's refusal to air the show. The composer, who...

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Beck Teams Up With White

28th July 2004

BECK has teamed up with JACK WHITE on a new song to feature on his forthcoming eighth studio album. The American singer hopes to complete the untitled track with THE WHITE STRIPES frontman in...

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Flea Surprises With Trumpet Performance

3rd May 2004

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS star FLEA showed off his trumpeting skills at the COACHELLA FESTIVAL in California on Saturday (01MAY04) when he performed with the EVENS. Flea also teamed up with bandmate ANTHONY KIEDIS...

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Coachella Breaks Records

3rd May 2004

This year's (04) COACHELLA FESTIVAL broke attendance and temperature records at the weekend (01-02MAY04) as fans headed for the California desert to see sets by reformed PIXIES, RADIOHEAD, KRAFTWERK and THE CURE. Two sold-out...

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Beck Marries Belle

6th April 2004

American rocker BECK has reportedly married his eight-month pregnant girlfriend MARISSA RIBISI. According to American news site PAGE SIX, the pair tied the knot in secret in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday (3APR04)....

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Stone To Sing To Oscar Celebrities

2nd March 2004

Teenage soul sensation JOSS STONE will entertain a galaxy of stars at SIR ELTON JOHN'S OSCAR party in Los Angeles this Sunday (29FEB04). The FELL IN LOVE WITH A BOY star, who is still...

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Beck Cancels Win-my-rabbit Comp

11th February 2004

Eclectic musician BECK has been forced to axe a competition in which fans could have won his pet rabbit. The singer offered supporters and animal lovers the chance to win ROCKET by writing an...

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Beck Re-evaluates His Life

8th February 2004

Folk rocker BECK is assessing his attitude to money after realising he has become materialistic. The LOSER singer is a millionaire thanks to his mega successful album ODELAY in 1996, but he's starting to...

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Stars Give Smith Send Off

4th November 2003

Tragic singer-songwriter ELLIOTT SMITH was given a fitting send off last night (03NOV03) when nearly 1,000 fans came together in Los Angeles to celebrate his life. Stars including BECK, BETH ORTON and TIM BURGESS...

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Flaming Lips Frontman Confused By Beck's Oddness

29th October 2003

American rocker WAYNE COYNE is bemused by the notion of celebrity, after experiencing it first-hand while touring with BECK. The frontman of psychedelic indie legends THE FLAMING LIPS co-headlined a year-long tour across America...

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Beck Plans Elliott Smith Tribute

28th October 2003

American rocker BECK will headline a tribute to tragic singer/songwriter ELLIOTT SMITH in Los Angeles next week (begs03NOV03). The LOSER hitmaker is performing alongside other acts including GRANDADDY at the event, which is being...

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Nirvana Studio Wrecked

25th September 2003

The studio where NIRVANA recorded part of their groundbreaking 1991 album NEVERMIND has been demolished in a freak accident involving a massive truck. SMART STUDIOS, in Madison, Wisconsin, was ruined last week (ends19SEP03) when...

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