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Stone Roses And Killers To Headline V

26th February 2012

Stone Roses and The Killers are to headline this year's Virgin Media V Festival.The reformed Manchester band and the 'Somebody Told Me' hitmakers will top the bill at the annual event, which takes place in...

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Snow Patrol And Kasabian To Headline T In The Park 2012

23rd February 2012

Snow Patrol and Kasabian will headline this year's T in the Park festival. The pair will join reformed band The Stone Roses to head the bill at the annual music event at the Balado Airfield...

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Blur To Close 2012 London Olympics With Hyde Park Concert

21st February 2012

Blur will close the 2012 London Olympics with a huge concert in the city's Hyde Park, headlining above other groups New Order and The Specials - reports Reuters - with many expecting more names to...

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Too-tanned Shaun Ryder Went Dark For Tv Show

14th February 2012

Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder was left with an embarrassing nut-brown complexion after undergoing three spray tans in one morning.The pale Brit wanted a radiant glow for an appearance on a Sky TV show, so...

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Fascinating Fact 12840

10th February 2012

Reformed British rockers Happy Mondays have added two extra dates to their comeback tour due to overwhelming demand. The new shows are in London and Dublin, Ireland. The trek kicks off in Newcastle, England on...

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Shaun Ryder: 'Happy Mondays Won't Release New Album'

9th February 2012

Recently-reformed British band the Happy Mondays have "absolutely no plans" to record a new album, according to frontman Shaun Ryder.The group disbanded 19 years ago after Ryder's drug addiction spiralled out of control, but last...

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Rowetta Satchell: 'Happy Mondays Tour Will Be Sober'

30th January 2012

Rowetta Satchell is convinced the upcoming Happy Mondays reunion tour will be a sober affair in comparison to their heyday - because the cult rockers are now too old to party.The British group disbanded 19...

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Original Happy Mondays Reform For Tour

30th January 2012

Happy Mondays' original line up have announced their return. The seven members of the 'Step On' group - key figures in England's Madchester music scene of the late 80s - are set to play together...

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Happy Mondays Confirm Reunion Tour

30th January 2012

Cult British band Happy Mondays have confirmed the original line-up is reforming for a reunion tour this year (12).The Step On hitmakers disbanded 19 years ago as frontman Shaun Ryder's drug addiction spiralled out of...

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Happy Mondays Reform After 19 Years

19th January 2012

Cult British band Happy Mondays are reforming their original line-up for a series of gigs this year (12) - the first time the founding members have toured together since they broke up in 1993.The Step...

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The Things They Say 23735

12th December 2011

"I won't say which members of the original line-up I've spoken to but there is a lot to look forward to next year." British rocker Shaun Ryder teases fans about plans to reunite the original...

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No Reunion For The Happy Mondays

6th December 2011

A representative for the Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has ruled out reunion talk following rumours the band's original line-up is making plans to tour in 2012.British newspaper The Sun reported the influential 1990s band...

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Happy Mondays Set To Reform

5th December 2011

Happy Mondays will reform next year. Lead singer Shaun Ryder is spearheading plans to get the 'Step On' group back together for a special documentary after he was approached by promoters keen for them to...

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Happy Mondays Original Line-up To Reform

5th December 2011

The original line-up of the Happy Mondays is set to reform for a huge tour, according to a U.K. report.The band was among the acts which emerged from the Manchester, England music scene in the...

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Shaun Ryder Lands Out-of-this-world Tv Job

3rd November 2011

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has landed a new TV job fronting a show which searches for Ufos.The star is best known for his drug-fuelled wild days in the British band, but has been hiding...

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No Fool's Gold: The Stone Roses Confirm Reformation

18th October 2011

The Stone Roses have reformed.Singer Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary 'Mani' Mounfield and drummer Alan 'Reni' Wren have resurrected the 'Fool's Gold' group fifteen years after originally splitting in 1996.The band have announced...

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The Things They Say 22957

28th September 2011

"She invited him home but Bez actually got on more with Evil, her bodyguard. Bez was just... Evil was just so cool. He didn't know who Julia Roberts was." Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder reveals...

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The Things They Say 22936

26th September 2011

"It has its place and it makes good TV. There's no way that someone like me would have got through and got a break on a show like The X Factor in a million years."...

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Shaun Ryder's Simply Red Confusion

20th September 2011

Shaun Ryder once thought Simply Red were the Happy Mondays. The former Happy Mondays singer - who was famous for his wild partying in the 80s and 90s - was sharing a drink with a...

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Noel Gallagher Backs Manchester Music Hall Of Fame

11th April 2011

Noel Gallagher is backing a project to build a musical Hall of Fame in Manchester.Plans to build a venue which would house memorabilia from Manchester artists both past and present as well as a live...

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Bez Asks Top Politician To Help Clear His Name

16th March 2011

Happy Mondays star Bez has written an open letter to Britain's Home Secretary asking for help to land a U.S. work permit following his conviction for domestic violence, according to a U.K. report.The dancer/percussionist was...

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Peter Hook Defends Unknown Pleasures Tour

8th March 2011

Joy Division bassist Peter Hook doesn't understand why he has been criticised for playing the group's famous tracks with his new band. The British musician has been performing the band's debut album 'Unknown Pleasures' around...

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Shaun Ryder To Release Happy Mondays Memoirs

8th March 2011

British rocker Shaun Ryder has signed a deal to release his memoirs despite recently insisting he hardly remembers his hazy, drug-fuelled days in the Happy Mondays.The star revealed he's regularly asked to pen his autobiography...

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Shaun Ryder Spotted A Ufo

2nd February 2011

Shaun Ryder has seen a UFO.The Happy Mondays singer - who was famous for his wild partying in the 80s and 90s - is "convinced" he once saw a spacecraft in his hometown of Salford,...

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Shaun Ryder's Lyrical Confusion

30th January 2011

Shaun Ryder doesn't understand his own songs.The former Black Grape and Happy Mondays singer doesn't understand why Factory Records boss Tony Wilson has previously described him as a "great poet" because there is nothing clever...

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Bez Embroiled In Bloody Brawl

23rd December 2010

HAPPY MONDAYS star BEZ has been left bloodied and bruised following a shockingly violent fight with a fellow musician.Bez - real name Mark Berry - became embroiled in a spat earlier this week (begs20Dec10) with...

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Ryder To Re-record Pogues' Fairytale

14th December 2010

HAPPY MONDAYS legend SHAUN RYDER is set to record a new version of THE POGUES' Christmas classic FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK with the reality TV star who kept him from winning I'M A CELEBRITY... GET...

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Ryder Too Forgetful For Memoirs

3rd December 2010

British rocker SHAUN RYDER has turned down an offer to write his life story - because he was so high on drugs during his time with the HAPPY MONDAYS, he hardly remembers anything.The frontman has...

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Peter Hook Re-recording Joy Division Songs

26th November 2010

Joy Division bassist Peter Hook is re-recording four of the band's songs.The British musician - who has recently been playing the group's 'Unknown Pleasures' album live in its entirety - is remaking the tracks with...

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Bez Fined For Breaching Restraining Order

25th November 2010

HAPPY MONDAYS star BEZ has been fined $210 (£140) after pleading guilty to breaching a restraining order against his ex-girlfriend.The dancer/percussionist was arrested on Tuesday (23Nov10) for failing to answer bail following allegations he harassed...

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