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Andre 3000 To Embody Jimi Hendrix In New Film

8th May 2012

Andre 3000 will play Jimi Hendrix in a film about his life. The Outkast rapper will take on the role of the guitar legend in biopic 'All Is By My Side', which focuses on Jimi's...

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Idlewild Scrap U.s. Dates

11th November 2010

Scottish rockers IDLEWILD have scrapped an upcoming U.S. tour after guitarist ROD JONES smashed his collarbone in an accident.The group was expected to start the month-long tour next week (16Nov10) in Los Angeles, but they...

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Idlewild Announce Hiatus

26th April 2010

Scottish rockers IDLEWILD will go their separate ways once they conclude their current U.K. tour - blaming the hiatus on a lack of "demand" for their music.The band will take an extended break after they...

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Idlewild Star's Baby Dash After Gig

30th November 2009

IDLEWILD rocker GARETH RUSSELL rushed straight to hospital after the band's concert in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday (28Nov09) - because his wife went into labour while he was on stage.The British star was performing at...

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Idlewild Fans Invest In Album

24th April 2009

British rockers IDLEWILD have come up with an innovative scheme to fund their new album after their record company went bust - the project will be paid for by fans. The band was left devastated when...

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Kasabian And Enemy Named In Full Camden Crawl Line Up

16th April 2009

The Enemy, Madness and Kasabian have been revealed as the final headlining acts of the 2009 Camden Crawl.The two-day event takes in a host of venues across the north London district, including Koko, the Electric...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs To Play 2009 Camden Crawl

26th March 2009

New York band Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been named in the lineup for this year's Camden Crawl festival.The two-day event takes in a host of venues across the north London district, including Koko, the Electric...

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Idlewild Album Delayed By Injury

9th February 2008

Scottish rockers IDLEWILD have been forced to delay writing their next album after guitarist ALLAN STEWART injured his hand. The band was due to begin recording their seventh studio album this year (08) - but...

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Idlewild Tour In Doubt After Jones Is Injured

15th October 2007

Scottish rockers IDLEWILD were almost forced to cancel their U.K. tour after guitarist ROD JONES fell down a flight of stairs 30 minutes before going onstage. The 30-year-old was watching support act The Twilight Sad...

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English Festival Cancelled

1st August 2007

England's LodeStar Festival, set to feature BADLY DRAWN BOY and IDLEWILD, has been cancelled. Festival organiser Doug Durrant blames poor ticket sales for the cancellation of the September (07) festival in Cambridge, and believes "weather...

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Thicke Upset By Wife's Screen Sex With Outkast Star

23rd June 2007

Soul star ROBIN THICKE had to "man up" after watching his wife make love to chart rival ANDRE 3000 onscreen in IDLEWILD - because he found himself struggling to deal with the film romance. Thicke,...

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New Additions To Lodestar

20th June 2007

British Sea Power, Good Shoes and Architecture in Helsinki have been added to the bill for the LodeStar festival in Cambridgeshire.Morden-based Good Shoes released their debut album Think Before You Speak in March and have...

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The Things They Say 4106

22nd February 2007

"I remember playing some early gigs in Bedford (England) and people were more interested in making out than watching us. There were kids practically having sex in the corner." IDLEWILD frontman RODDY WOOMBLE is glad...

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Outkast Star Channels Dangerfield In New Golf Comedy

9th December 2006

OUTKAST star BIG BOI is heading back to the big screen as the star of a new golfing comedy. The hip-hop star, who made his big screen debut in ATL and IDLEWILD this year (06),...

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Andre 3000 Teams Up With Farrell For Basketball Tale

8th December 2006

OUTKAST singer ANDRE 3000 is teaming up with WILL FARRELL for a comedy set in the world of the US National Basketball League. The hip-hop star - real name ANDRE BENJAMIN - will play a...

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Andre 3000 Explains Explicit Lyrics To Young Son

9th October 2006

OUTKAST star ANDRE 3000 explains explicit rap lyrics to his son STEVEN, because he believes it is important for the nine-year-old to understand the language of the street. The MS JACKSON rapper has no intention...

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Outkast Rubbish Split Speculation

28th September 2006

OUTKAST have laughed off reports they are on the verge of splitting, insisting they just prefer to work separately sometimes. ANDRE BENJAMIN and ANTWAN PATTON recorded the music for their new musical film IDLEWILD apart,...

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Gray Demanded She Play Brothel Madam

15th September 2006

Singer MACY GRAY was so determined to play a brothel hostess in new OUTKAST movie IDLEWILD, director BRYAN BARBER was afraid of turning her down. The I TRY star made it clear she wanted the...

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Diddy's Girls Beat Outkast To The Top Of The Us Charts

30th August 2006

Rap mogul SEAN COMBS has proved he's got the magic touch again - his new all-girl group DANITY KANE has stunned US music experts by beating OUTKAST to the top of the Billboard album charts....

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Invincible Is

29th August 2006

Disney's Invincible lived up to its name as the feel-good football flick earned a better-than-expected $17 million over the weekend, chalking up more than twice the ticket sales of its closest competitor, Talladega Nights: The...

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Feel-good Sports Movie Scores Touchdown

28th August 2006

The Walt Disney Co., whose formula for turning out successful inspirational sports movies ranks right up there with its formula for turning out successful cartoons, saw its latest football drama Invincible become, well, invincible at...

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Wahlberg Scores With Football Movie

28th August 2006

MARK WAHLBERG is back at the top of the US box office thanks to a moving new movie about an unlikely sports hero. The PLANET OF THE APES star plays Philadelphia Eagles legend VINCE PAPALE...

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Movie Reviews: Idlewild

25th August 2006

The musical Idlewild, starring André 3000 and Big Boi of the hip-hop group OutKast, is receiving a lot of discordant reviews. Typical is Elizabeth Weitzman's in the New York Daily News. "Here's the good news,"...

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Summer Slinks Out At Box Office

25th August 2006

It will seem like a typical August weekend at the box office when four films with little chance of drawing big crowds arrive to compete with the likes of Snakes on a Plane and Talladega...

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Outkast Star Smuggles Pot Past Airport Security

24th August 2006

OUTKAST singer ANTWAN 'BIG BOI' PATTON had a close call at a US airport recently when he remembered he had marijuana in his pocket while going through security. The star was on his way to...

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Fascinating Fact 1993

23rd August 2006

The stars of OUTKAST's new movie IDLEWILD arrived at the period film's New York premiere in style on Monday night (21AUG06) - in 1930s classic cars. LIZA MINNELLI and PATTI LABELLE were among the special...

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Howard Gets Musical With Big Boi

20th August 2006

Movie star TERRENCE HOWARD is realising his movie composing dreams after being inspired by GNARLS BARKLEY's summer smash hit CRAZY. The HUSTLE + FLOW actor has teamed up with OUTKAST star and IDLEWILD co-star BIG...

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Andre 3000: 'Outkast Are Staying Together'

9th August 2006

LATEST OUTKAST frontman ANDRE 3000 has hit back at reports the acclaimed duo is splitting up, insisting, "Everything is still tight." The HEY YA! singer insists too many people are jumping to conclusions about his...

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Outkast Launch New Album At London Eye

27th July 2006

Hip-hop stars OUTKAST launched their new album with a stunning show at the London Eye landmark in the British capital yesterday (26JUL06). The MS JACKSON hitmakers played songs from the soundtrack LP for their new...

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Outkast Snub Oprah

20th July 2006

Hip-hop duo OUTKAST have reportedly snubbed the chance to promote their upcoming film and album on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, because of the chat show host's perceived negative opinion of rap music. Fellow rapper LUDACRIS...

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