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Bloc Party Want Timbaland

10th April 2007

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE is desperate to work with hip-hop superproducer TIMBALAND. The English singer admits he's been impressed by Timbaland's latest production efforts, include the highly successful JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE album FUTURE SEX/ LOVE...

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Madonna Heads UK's Live Earth Concert

10th April 2007

Madonna is one of 17 acts to headline this summer's Live Earth concert in the UK.She will be joined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snow Patrol, the Beastie Boys and Duran Duran.Taking place at Wembley...

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Richards Blasts Modern Bands

4th April 2007

Rock legend KEITH RICHARDS has attacked the current crop of British guitar bands, dubbing them a "load of crap". The ROLLING STONE insists his band of sixty-somethings face no threat from modern rock groups. He...

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Bloc Party's Okereke: 'Oasis Are Over-rated'

28th March 2007

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE has branded rockers OASIS as "over-rated" and claims the band have "made stupidity hip". The SO HERE WE ARE star has hit back at the Manchester group after NOEL GALLAGHER...

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Harris: 'Bloc Party Are Rubbish'

22nd March 2007

Pop newcomer CALVIN HARRIS has slammed British rockers BLOC PARTY for being "rubbish" and "boring the s**t out" of fans. Harris - who is working on KYLIE MINOGUE's forthcoming album - is disillusioned with the...

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Razorlight Headline Leeds And Reading Festivals

20th March 2007

Razorlight and The Smashing Pumpkins are among the bands headlining the Reading and Leeds festivals this year.The Carling Weekend events will run simultaneously, with both Reading and Leeds featuring a host of British and American...

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Bloc Party Regret Signing With Vice

2nd March 2007

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE regrets signing to US record label Vice - claiming the company cares more about consumption and profit than art. Okereke claims the Vice brand name - which includes a music...

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Jones And Furtado The Queens Of Europe

20th February 2007

Singer NORAH JONES' new album NOT TOO LATE has held on to its spot at the top of the European Album chart. The jazz star's LP held off a challenge from MADONNA's THE CONFESSIONS TOUR,...

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Bloc Party Forced To Suspend Gig Over Coin

19th February 2007

British rockers BLOC PARTY were forced to stop a gig last night (18FEB07) when an audience member threw a coin at frontman KELE OKEREKE. The band's performance in Aberdeen, Scotland, was interrupted when the metal...

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Okereke: 'I'm Bored Of Politics'

19th February 2007

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE is bored with politics in the UK because all politicians are the same. British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR is expected to step down later this year (07), and the main...

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Bloc Party Glad Tong's Lung Forced Them Off Panic! Tour

16th February 2007

BLOC PARTY star MATT TONG's collapsed lung couldn't have come at a better time for the British rockers - because it gave them a reason to pull out of PANIC! AT THE DISCO's US tour....

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Mika King Of The Charts

12th February 2007

Mika's debut album has entered the UK album chart at number one.The Lebanese-born singer's glam effort beat off competition from other new entries on the album chart. Bloc Party's A Weekend In The City entered...

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Mika Tops UK Album And Singles Charts

11th February 2007

British pop sensation MIKA has scored a rare musical double, simultaneously topping the UK album and single charts. The Lebanon-born singer's single GRACE KELLY celebrated its fourth week at number one today (11FEB07) - and...

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Bloc Party Forced To Cancel UK Tour?

9th February 2007

British rockers BLOC PARTY could be forced to disappoint fans on their current UK tour due to drummer MATT TONG's ongoing life-threatening respiratory condition. The SO HERE WE ARE stars cancelled a series of gigs...

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New Milestone For Album Chart

5th February 2007

Britain's album chart registered its 800th number one this week.Norah Jones' Not Too Late entered at the top, dislodging The View's Hats Off To The Buskers off the number one spot to win a little...

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Mika Stays On Top Of UK Music Chart

5th February 2007

Eccentric pop star MIKA tops the British singles chart for the third week in a row with his debut single GRACE KELLY. The pop sensation beat off strong competition from guitar stars FALL OUT BOY's...

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The Things They Say 3718

8th January 2007

"The exaggerated arrogance of KASABIAN and RAZORLIGHT's frontmen doesn't resonate with people." BLOC PARTY rocker KELE OKEREKE isn't a fan of TOM MEIGHAN or JOHNNY BORRELL....

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Arctic Monkeys Top 2006 Album Poll

10th December 2006

Sheffield group Arctic Monkeys have triumphed in a poll choosing the best album of 2006.Their debut effort, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, was a number one hit earlier in the year.The...

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Bloc Party Cancel Tour

15th November 2006

British rockers BLOC PARTY have cancelled their entire American tour, following drummer MATT TONG's collapsed lung last week. Tong was hospitalised last Thursday (9NOV06) shortly after the band had come off stage in Atlanta, Georgia,...

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Bloc Party Drummer Collapses

10th November 2006

Rising guitar band BLOC PARTY have pulled out of their forthcoming American concerts after drummer MATT TONG suffered a collapsed lung last night (09NOV06). The incident happened shortly after the band wowed crowds at the...

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Kasabian Hit Out At British Music Scene

5th July 2006

Rockers KASABIAN have slammed the contemporary British music scene for being depressing and miserable. The REASON FOR TREASON stars took out their wrath on a handful of bands, including the "whingeing" BLOC PARTY. Guitarist SERGE...

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Bloc Party Inspired By 7/7 Bombs

3rd May 2006

British rockers BLOC PARTY were so horrified by the 7/7 bombings on London's transport network last summer (05), they wrote a song about the experience. Frontman KELE OKEREKE admits he was stunned to find his...

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Arcade Fire Blaze A Trail At Canadian Awards

6th March 2006

Canadian band ARCADE FIRE are celebrating after a double triumph at the Canadian Independent Music Awards last Week (01MAR06). The band's sombre 2005 release FUNERAL was honoured as Canada's favourite album. The indie stars also...

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V Festival Sells Out In Three Hours

6th March 2006

Britain's V Festival has sold out in record time with all 130,000 tickets going in under three hours. Tickets for the annual weekend summer (06) music event went on sale on Saturday morning (04MAR06) and...

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Kaiser Chiefs Dominate Nme Awards Nominations

24th January 2006

British rockers KAISER CHIEFS are set to dominate the ShockWaves NME Awards next month (FEB06), after landing a record seven nominations. The I PREDICT A RIOT hitmakers, who opened the Philadelphia Live 8 concert...

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Gallagher Slams Bloc Party's Intellectualism

10th January 2006

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has levelled another broadside at British chart rivals BLOC PARTY, insisting the HELICOPTER rockers over-intellectualise music. Bloc Party have already come underfire from the SUPERSONIC guitarist's brother LIAM, who branded...

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Kapranos Labels Gallagher A 'Girl'

7th January 2006

FRANZ FERDINAND singer ALEX KAPRANOS has branded outspoken OASIS frontman LIAM GALLAGHER a "neurotic girl" in response to the rocker's bitter attacks on British groups last year (06). Gallagher dismissed the Scottish art school...

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Noel Seconds Liam's Unpatriotic Stance

9th November 2005

Outspoken OASIS guitarist NOEL GALLAGHER has backed his brother LIAM's attack on the current crop of groups garnering critical acclaim in the UK. The DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER rocker, who has enjoyed more...

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Gallagher Struggles To Be Musical Patriot

7th November 2005

OASIS frontman LIAM GALLAGHER struggles to be an international ambassador for British bands, because he hates the current crop of groups garnering critical acclaim in the UK. Speaking to US magazine Filter, the outspoken...

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Coxon And Bloc Party Join UK Version Of 'Desert Sessions'

17th October 2005

Ex-BLUR guitarist GRAHAM COXON and BLOC PARTY are taking part in a British collaboration project modelled on QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman JOSH HOMME's DESERT SESSIONS albums. Cult rockers YOURCODENAMEIS:MILO are organising the...

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