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Oasis Lead Q Awards Race

20th September 2005

British rockers OASIS will lead the race at next month's (OCT05) Q Awards in London after landing five nominations. Following the release of their sixth studio album, DON'T BELIEVE THE TRUTH, earlier this year...

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War Child Album Breaks Download Record

14th September 2005

The WAR CHILD charity record has become the fastest-selling download album in British history, with 4,000 fans dowloading all 22 tracks in the two-and-a-half days since it became available online. A host of UK...

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Pussy Cat Dolls Make It A Sexy UK Number One

11th September 2005

American girl group PUSSYCAT DOLLS have shot straight to the top of the UK singles charts with their debut single DON'T CHA. The sexy trio have BUSTA RHYMES to thank for their instant success...

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Gorillaz Snatch UK Number One Singles Spot From Oasis

5th September 2005

GORILLAZ have jumped straight in at the top of the UK singles chart with DARE, knocking OASIS' THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING IDLE off the number one spot and down to number five. In what...

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Albarn: 'Forget About Blur'

1st September 2005

British singer DAMON ALBARN is thrilled with the anonymity he enjoys as a member of animated band GORILLAZ, because he has been able to reinvent himself. The star collaborated with illustrator JAMIE HEWITT to...

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Green Day Triumph At Mtv Vmas

29th August 2005

Rockers GREEN DAY were the big winners at last night's (28AUG05) MTV Video Music Awards in Miami, Florida, picking up seven awards including Best Video Of The Year for BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS. The...

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Keane And Magic Numbers Join War Child Line-up

16th August 2005

LATEST: KEANE and THE MAGIC NUMBERS have joined the star-studded line-up for War Child charity album HELP: A DAY IN THE LIFE. The record marks the tenth anniversary of the legendary 1995 HELP...

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Crazy Frog Still Number One

20th June 2005

The CRAZY FROG ringtone rendition of AXEL F continues its reign at the top of the UK singles chart for a third successive week - this time holding off a challenge from singing sensation JAMES...

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Crazy Frog Remains The Number One UK Single

13th June 2005

The CRAZY FROG ringtone rendition of AXEL F continues its reign at the top of the UK singles chart for a third successive week - this time holding off a challenge from rock titans U2....

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Coldplay Track Influenced By Kraftwerk

7th June 2005

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN was inspired by German 1970s electronic pioneers KRAFTWERK when he composed the band's new album X+Y. The YELLOW singer confesses he is hooked on the legend's unique melodies - and...

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Frog Stays On Top Of Coldplay

5th June 2005

COLDPLAY's bid to take revenge on the CRAZY FROG ringtone in their UK singles chart battle has ended in disappointment. The British rockers comeback single SPEED OF SOUND fell from second to seventh place,...

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Audioslave Keep Rock On Top In America

2nd June 2005

Rockers AUDIOSLAVE have followed a triumphant tip to Cuba and a mindblowing free show on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles by topping the US album charts. The cult act, made up of former members...

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Coldplay Beaten By Ringtone

29th May 2005

COLDPLAY's eagerly-awaited comeback single has been beaten to the top of the UK singles charts by a ringtone, which has made history by becoming the first tune used on mobile phones to cross to the...

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Coldplay And Gorillaz Cost Emi Dear

24th May 2005

LATEST: Music giant EMI's profits have fallen after its major artists COLDPLAY and GORILLAZ delayed the release of their new albums. Both missed out on bonuses from the British label to make deadlines imposed...

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Albarn Stamps Out Egotism

22nd May 2005

GORILLAZ creator DAMON ALBARN has finally banished his egomania whilst working on the animated rockers latest album DEMON DAYS. The Britpop pioneer, 37, admits he was self-conscious during his early days in Blur, but...

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Akon Sits Atop The UK Singles Chart For A Second Week

16th May 2005

R+B singer AKON has notched up a second week at the top of the British singles chart with his smash hit LONELY. The US rapper fought off competition from GORILLAZ track FEEL GOOD INC,...

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Gorillaz Hold Blackout Gigs

15th May 2005

Singer DAMON ALBARN is so determined to hide the human faces behind his animated band GORILLAZ the group will perform all their live gigs this summer (05) in complete darkness. Albarn, acclaimed hip-hop producer...

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Gorillaz Album Leaked On Ebay

12th May 2005

The team behind animated band GORILLAZ are furious after the group's second album DEMON DAYS was discovered being sold on internet auction house eBAY.CO.UK - two weeks before the disc's release. Gorillaz - created...

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Gorillaz Spark UK Chart Row

29th April 2005

Animated hitmakers GORILLAZ have sparked another new-look UK singles chart row, because their single FEEL GOOD INC has only been given a limited release in music shops while it is widely available online. The...

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Blur Hint At Comeback

24th April 2005

BLUR drummer DAVE ROWNTREE has thrilled fans by hinting the band are primed for an imminent comeback. The British PARKLIFE rockers have turned into a part-time outfit to allow frontman DAMON ALBARN the freedom...

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Coldplay Miss Out On Cash With Late Album

24th March 2005

British rockers COLDPLAY have missed out on a hefty record company bonus, because they didn't finish their new album in time. The band were offered a financial incentive by label EMI to complete X+Y,...

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Gorillaz Leaves Albarn Exhausted

20th March 2005

BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN is exhausted and relieved after spending three months holed up in the studio recording the new GORILLAZ album - because it was an intense experience. Albarn was surprised by just...

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Franz Ferdinand Hate First Album

22nd October 2004

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND hate the award-winning album that shot them to fame and hope they are redeemed by their second CD. The TAKE ME OUT foursome's primary aim is to be "original and...

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Oasis And Blur Unite For Band Aid

22nd October 2004

Bitter '90s rivals OASIS and BLUR are putting their differences aside to join all-star charity group BAND AID III. The bands launched a scathing war of words at the height of the so-called Britpop...

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Albarn: Gorillaz Are Back

16th July 2004

DAMON ALBARN has assured fans of GORILLAZ the animated band are definitely coming back - and already have a new album in the works. Gorillaz - who appear solely as cartoon characters for public...

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Hayes Reveals Himself Emotionally On New Album

27th June 2004

Former SAVAGE GARDEN frontman DARREN HAYES has dug deep emotionally for his latest album - after going into therapy. The TRULY MADLY DEEPLY singer, 32, visited a psychiatrist after the release of his first...

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Gallagher Mistaken For Rival Albarn

15th June 2004

OASIS singer-songwriter NOEL GALLAGHER is fuming after a fan mistook him for musical nemesis BLUR singer DAMON ALBARN. The two bands have been bitter chart rivals since they released albums (WHAT'S THE STORY) MORNING...

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Busy Albarn Has A Packed 2004

1st October 2003

BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN is in for a busy 2004 - his three bands are all releasing new albums. The OUT OF TIME singer plans to follow up Blur's 2003 release THINK TANK quickly...

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Damon Albarn: Blur Is My Priority

27th August 2003

Singer DAMON ALBARN has confirmed his musical priority will always lie with BLUR - despite the ever-increasing number of side-projects his name is attached to. Damon says playing live with the SONG 2 band...

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Cocker Shocker

4th June 2003

Suave PULP frontman JARVIS COCKER has had a radical image change - he's become a scary-looking goth rocker. The DISCO 2000 singer amazed onlookers at a secret London gig on Friday (30MAY03) with...

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