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Bloc Party Bassist Takes Paternity Leave

15th July 2008

BLOC PARTY bass player GORDON MOAKES has taken a leave of absence from the band - so he can care for his new baby. The rocker and his wife are currently expecting their first child...

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Bloc Party Countdown Angers Fans

7th July 2008

BLOC PARTY fans have been irritated with the conclusion of a cryptic countdown which appeared on the band's website.It was thought that the band may have implemented the clock as way to give away new...

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Power From Sun In The Sky Makes Lily Allen Smile

29th April 2008

Lily Allen has lent her support to a campaign to increase the use of renewable energy around the country.The young star sang: "Sun is in the sky, oh why, oh why, would I want to...

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Arctic Monkeys Take Three Prizes At 2008 Nme Awards

29th February 2008

Arctic Monkeys have claimed three prizes at the 2008 NME awards including the best British band prize.The Sheffield indie kids also claimed the best track award for their fan favourite Fluorescent Adolescent while the video...

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Ronson To Team Up With The Chiefs

28th February 2008

DJ and producer MARK RONSON is to work with the KAISER CHIEFS on their next album, it has been reported.According to the Mirror, the BRIT AWARD winning star is to produce the band's follow-up to...

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Bloc Party Star Helps Choose Winning Peta T-shirt

22nd January 2008

BLOC PARTY rocker RUSSELL LISSACK has joined up with People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) to select a new T-shirt design for the animal rights charity. The British guitarist, who is a vegetarian,...

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Von Teese And Cullum Design Cards With Blackberry

21st December 2007

Stars including DITA VON TEESE, piano prodigy JAMIE CULLUM and British rockers BLOC PARTY have put their name to a collection of self-illustrated Christmas cards. The celebrities have teamed up with the makers of mobile...

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Manics Want To Perform With Kylie

20th December 2007

The MANIC STREET PREACHERS would like KYLIE MINOGUE to join them on stage when they perform at the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig in February.Speaking to NME, NICKY WIRE, the band's bassist and lyricist, said:...

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Manics Named Godlike Geniuses

18th December 2007

The Manic Street Preachers are to receive the Godlike Genius accolade at the 2008 Shockwave NME awards, it has been revealed.The Welsh three-piece will receive the honour in February for their outstanding contribution to music.After...

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Icelander's Hear Bloc Party's New Track

22nd October 2007

BLOC PARTY performed new material over the weekend at a festival in Iceland.The British band premiered a new track called FLUX at the Iceland Airwaves festival on Saturday (October 20th) during a set at the...

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Bloc Party Singer Victim Of Hate Crime

18th October 2007

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE has slammed 'racist Britain' for blighting his childhood and making his life a struggle. The So We Are hitmaker reveals the death of his cousin in a racist attack...

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Bedingfield Wins At Digital Music Awards

4th October 2007

Natasha Bedingfield has been awarded the best pop artist prize at the BT Digital Music Awards in north London.The Unwritten star picked up the gong at the ceremony in Camden's hallowed Roundhouse venue, before performing...

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Funeral For A Friend Scoop Top Gong At Bt Digital Music Awards

4th October 2007

Rockers FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND have scooped the top prize at the BT Digital Music Awards - fending off fierce competition from RIHANNA, RAZORLIGHT and BLOC PARTY. The Welsh band were honoured for their contribution...

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Madonna Berates Bloc Party Bodyguard

11th September 2007

MADONNA once threatened to "kill" BLOC PARTY's security guards after they put her in a headlock and frogmarched out of a concert. Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke says the pop superstar visited their dressing room...

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Lily In Notting Hill 'Scuffle'

28th August 2007

Lily Allen was reportedly involved in a minor scuffle at this year's Notting Hill carnival after seemingly wanting to take centre stage at the event.According to the Sun newspaper, the daughter of comedian Keith Allen...

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Chili Peppers Triumph At Reading

26th August 2007

Red Hot Chili Peppers triumphed in their headline set at Reading festival, despite reports of slight sound problems.After playing a set mainly formed of greatest hits, the Californian band seemed to be experiencing sound problems,...

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Reading Festival Overcomes Weather

21st August 2007

Some camping areas at this year's Reading festival have been closed after the event organisers described the land as "unusable".However, extra camping in the car park areas has been made available to compensate for sites...

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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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Snow Patrol Close T As Fans Prepare For Next Year

9th July 2007

Snow Patrol headlined T in the Park with their keyboard player Tom Simpson after the band member had been held by police the day before.He was detained by Middlesex police on Saturday in connection with...

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T In The Park Revellers To 'Cut The Carbon'

6th July 2007

Revellers at this year's T in the Park festival are being encouraged to sign up to Christian Aid's Cut the Carbon campaign.In a similar vein to the I Count movement at Glastonbury, Christian Aid hopes...

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Okereke: 'Festivals Remind Me Of School'

23rd June 2007

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE has a secret confession to his army of supporters - he doesn't like music festivals because they remind him of when he was at school. The British rocker's band performed...

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Rain Fails To Dampen Glasto Spirits

22nd June 2007

It may be raining and mud squelching under foot, but the weather has not managed to dampen the spirits of Glastonbury festival-goers just yet.Music fans have been turning up at the Somerset farm since Wednesday...

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Metallica And Kasabian Added To London Live Earth

20th June 2007

Metallica, Kasabian and Pussycat Dolls have been added to the line-up for London's Live Earth concert.They will be joined by Terra Naomi, completing the final roster of acts performing at Wembley Stadium on July 7th.The...

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Fascinating Fact 3429

19th June 2007

METALLICA have been added to the packed bill at London's Live Earth global-warming awareness concert on 7 July (07). The star studded concert - one of many to be staged around the world on the...

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Acts Added To Carling Weekend

12th June 2007

A number of new acts have been added to the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals including Brakes and Devendra Banhart.Brakes will play the Radio 1/NME Stage on August 25th in Reading and the following...

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Okereke: 'Drug-taking Isn't A Big Deal'

8th June 2007

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE remains defiant over his frank approach to cocaine and ecstasy on the band's latest album, because he believes drug-taking isn't "a big deal". The British rocker has previously spoken about...

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Carling Stage Line-ups Announced

22nd May 2007

The full line-ups for the Carling stage at the Reading and Leeds festivals have been announced, with some surprising additions.Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr will be headlining the stage, bringing his solo offering Yours to...

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Carling Weekend Expands Further

1st May 2007

A number of new acts have been added to the Carling Weekend bill, including a few old favourites alongside newer bands.Jimmy Eat World and Eagles of Death Metal will play the main stage, along with...

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Arctic Monkeys Confirmed For Aussie Festival

18th April 2007

Arctic Monkeys have been confirmed as one of the headliners at the Splendour in the Grass festival in Australia.The New South Wales festival boasts an impressive line-up this year including Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs, the...

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Bloc Party Almost Turned Down Live Earth Gig

12th April 2007

British rockers BLOC PARTY nearly turned down the opportunity to play at this year's (07) Live Earth concert, because they are wary of charity gigs. Bassist Gordon Moakes says the decision to play at the...

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