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Bez Wants To Recreate Famous John And Yoko Bed-in

21st December 2014

Happy Mondays star Bez is set to stage a JOHN LENNON-style 'bed-in' next month (Jan14) to protest against fracking and has invited The Beatles star's widow Yoko Ono to join him.The British dancer/percussionist, real name...

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27th November 2014

Happy Mondays rocker Shaun Ryder will test his culinary skills during a one-off Christmas edition of reality cooking series Come Dine With Me. The frontman will compete against British celebrities including former soap star Helen...

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Bez Wants Britons To Grow Their Own Food

19th March 2014

Former Happy Mondays star Bez wants organic gardens installed on top of every office block in Britain in an effort to provide cheap food.The dancer, real name Mark Berry, plans to run in the 2015...

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Bez Refusing To Give Up Drugs For Political Run

19th March 2014

Happy Mondays star and aspiring politician Bez is refusing to give up drugs for his election run.The former dancer, real name Mark Berry, recently revealed his plan to stand in the U.K.'s 2015 general election...

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Bez Joins Anti-fracking Protest

18th March 2014

Former Happy Mondays star Bez joined protesters at an anti-fracking march in Salford, England on Monday (17Mar14).The dancer/singer, real name Mark Berry, paid a visit to a protest camp on Sunday (16Mar14) and joined the...

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Bez Launching Political Career

14th March 2014

Former Happy Mondays star Bez has thrown his hat into the world of politics by announcing his plans to run as a Member of Parliament for his native Salford, England in next year's (15) election.The...

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Happy Mondays Cancel Show

3rd December 2013

British band Happy Mondays have scrapped a show in England on Wednesday (04Dec13) due to "unforeseen circumstances".The Kinky Afro hitmakers, who are currently on a U.K. tour after reforming last year (12), pulled the plug...

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Shaun Ryder Searching For Actor To Play Him In Tv Series

19th November 2013

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder is searching for the perfect actor to play him in a warts-and-all dramatisation of his autobiography.Bosses at British network Itv are planning to serialise Ryder's best-selling memoir Twisting My Melon,...

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Shaun Ryder: 'Miley Cyrus Is Completely Rock And Roll'

11th November 2013

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has spoken out in defence of Miley Cyrus, insisting her recent headline-grabbing behaviour is simply part of her rock and roll persona.The former Hannah Montana star has become a tabloid...

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Happy Mondays Star Shaun Ryder Recounts Teenage Ufo Sighting

9th November 2013

Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder has opened up about a Ufo encounter he experienced when he was 15, insisting he's still convinced he wasn't seeing things.The Step On singer, who was a big part of...

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Bez Handed Reality Show Winnings To Tax Man

8th November 2013

The $75,000 (£50,000) Happy Mondays star Bez scooped after winning British reality show Celebrity Big Brother was handed straight to the tax man.The Britpop icon, real name Mark Berry, appeared on the U.K. version of...

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Shaun Ryder Slams Alien Sceptics

2nd November 2013

Shaun Ryder thinks people are ''f***ing idiots'' if they don't believe in aliens.The Happy Mondays frontman claims to have spotted extra-terrestrials a number of times since he was 15 years old and while he admits...

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Happy Mondays Star Bez Pays Tribute To Murdered Friend

30th July 2013

Happy Mondays star Bez is in mourning after a close friend was stabbed to death on Sunday (28Jul13).Robert Jackson was killed at his home in Manchester, England. His 13-year-old daughter Ayeshea Collins was also knifed...

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'The World's End' Soundtrack Is A Glorious Tribute To The 1990s

By Michael West | 10th July 2013

The World's End - the third and final instalment of Edgar Wright's 'Cornetto' comedy trilogy starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Paddy Considine - hits cinemas nationwide on July 19, 2013. It centres around five...

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The Sun Shines On Isle Of Wight Festival A Year After Traffic And Weather Chaos

14th June 2013

The Happy Mondays and The Farm kicked off the 2013 Isle of Wight Festival in the U.K. on Friday (14Jun13) on a sunny day that could not have been more different to last year's (12)...

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Happy Mondays Scrap Australian Tour

3rd June 2013

British rockers Happy Mondays have scrapped their Australian tour due to drummer Gary Whelan's ill health.The band was slated to start concerts in Brisbane, Australia last month (May13), but pushed them back until 5 June...

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Happy Mondays Star Bez Encouraging Britons To Save Bees

2nd June 2013

Happy Mondays dancer Bez is urging fans to start planting flowers to boost Britain's bee population.The percussionist, real name Mark Berry, wants to help save the environment by doing his part to reverse the dramatic...

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Happy Mondays Postpone Australian Tour

29th April 2013

British rockers Happy Mondays have postponed their upcoming tour of Australia just days before the shows were due to kick off.The band was due to start a series of gigs in Brisbane, Australia on Friday...

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The Killers To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival 2013

17th December 2012

The Killers will headline the Isle of Wight Festival 2013.The 'When You Were Young' rockers are set to top the bill of the main stage in Seaclose Park on Saturday 15 June, joining other headliners...

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19th November 2012

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has travelled to South America to shoot a Tv documentary about Ufos.

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Shaun Ryder Celebrates 50th Birthday On Stage

23rd August 2012

British musician Shaun Ryder celebrated his 50th birthday on stage this week (23Aug12) during his reunion tour with the Happy Mondays.The singer performed with his band at the Ibiza Rocks concert in Spain on Wednesday...

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Cher Lloyd Storms Off Stage After Urine Attack

20th August 2012

Cher Lloyd stormed off stage during her V Festival set yesterday (19.08.12) after being struck with a bottle of urine. The 'Want U Back' hitmaker was singing her second song on the Arena Stage at...

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10th July 2012

"They're all sober. And Shaun is actually concentrating on his vocal. Very disappointing." Lily Allen isn't impressed with the reunited Happy Mondays during a performance on U.K. TV.

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Titanic Music Festival Sunk By Poor Sales

18th May 2012

A two-day music festival in Northern Ireland, due to feature headline sets from New Order and Happy Mondays, has been axed amid poor ticket sales.Titanic Lockdown, which took three years to plan, was scheduled to...

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Paul Ryder Had Two Nervous Breakdowns After Band Split

29th March 2012

British rocker Paul Ryder suffered two nervous breakdowns after his band Happy Mondays split.The bassist formed the cult group with his brother, frontman Shaun, in the early 1980s but was left "shell-shocked" when the band...

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Bez Axed Tour Plans Over Leg Injury

28th March 2012

Happy Mondays dancer Bez pulled out of the cult band's upcoming reunion tour because years of bouncing around on stage has left him with a debilitating groin injury.The percussionist ruled himself out of performing with...

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Happy Mondays Reunion Was Caused By Stone Roses

19th March 2012

Shaun Ryder credits the Stone Roses for the Happy Mondays' reunion. The frontman admitted it was the fellow Manchester group getting back together which propelled his own band to reunite their original line up. He...

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Johnny Marr Says Smiths Reunion Hinges On David Cameron

2nd March 2012

Following Johnny Marr 's proclamation at the recent Nme Awards that his old group The Smiths would only reform if the current UK government stepped down from power, that great commentator of cultural society and...

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Mondays Star Bez To Be A Grandfather

2nd March 2012

Happy Mondays star Bez is set to be a grandfather.The dancer and percussionist became an integral member of the cult British band during their heyday in the early 1990s, and was expected to hit the...

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Bez Won't Be Part Of Happy Mondays Reunion Tour

29th February 2012

The Happy Mondays reunion tour won't feature dancer and percussionist Bez - because he's too old to hit the road.The fun-loving star, who became a cult icon in the U.K.'s 'Madchester' scene of the early...

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