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Kele Okereke Not Interested In Silent Alarm Anniversary Tour

2nd September 2014

British rocker Kele Okereke has ruled out plans to embark on a 10th anniversary tour with Bloc Party next year (15) to celebrate the release of their debut album Silent Alarm.The singer reveals he has...

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Bloc Party's Kele Okereke Rooting For Azealia Banks

17th April 2014

Bloc Party's Kele Okereke wants to see Azealia Banks succeed.The lead singer and guitarist for 'The Prayer' hitmakers has admitted that although the '212' rapper has alienated a lot of her fans by claiming she's...

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Kele Okereke Urges Azealia Banks To Leak Her Album

16th April 2014

British rocker Kele Okereke has written an open letter to Azealia Banks urging the controversial rapper to leak her long-awaited album to end a long-running fight with her record company over the release.Banks, whose debut...

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Bloc Party Deny They Are Splitting

22nd July 2013

Bloc Party insist they are not splitting, despite going on an indefinite hiatus.The 'Two More Years' band played their last scheduled show headlining Latitude Festival in England this weekend, but are adamant they will return....

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Bloc Party Is A Tough Band To Be In

15th July 2013

Bloc Party's Kele Okereke says the band isn't the ''easiest thing'' in to handle.The indie rockers returned last year with comeback album 'Four' after going on hiatus in 2009 but - while a new EP...

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Bloc Party Confirm New Music In The Pipeline

17th May 2013

Bloc Party have confirmed they are recording new music.The 'Two More Years' band are preparing a follow-up to 2012 album 'Four' and have already recorded six brand new tracks, one called 'Children Of The Future'.Guitarist...

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Kele Okereke Writing Short Stories Collection

5th March 2013

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke can add author to his resume after starting work on a collection of short stories.The musician recently released a song words book called The Lyrics Of Okereke, and he is...

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Bloc Party's Kele Okereke Tops Sexy Rocker Poll

6th July 2012

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has been voted the sexiest indie rocker in the world.The Brit saw off competition from Yeasayer's Anand Wilder, who came in second place in the poll by culture website Nerve....

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Kele Okereke Doubted Bloc Party Comeback

1st June 2012

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has told how the band's comeback album almost didn't materialise, insisting there was "a big question mark" over their reunion plans.The Helicopter hitmakers embarked on a hiatus in 2009 to...

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Bloc Party Land New Record Deal

23rd March 2012

Bloc Party have announced their signing to North American label Frenchkiss. The announcement came at the same time as the band revealed that they were working on a follow up to the 2008 album Intimacy.In...

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Kele Okereke Recording New Album With Bloc Party

3rd January 2012

British singer Kele Okereke has quashed speculation he's been dismissed from Bloc Party - the bandmembers have hit the studio together to work on a new album.The group announced a hiatus in 2009 to allow...

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Kele Okereke Baffled By Bloc Party Dismissal Reports

29th September 2011

British singer Kele Okereke is confused by reports of his apparent dismissal from Bloc Party, but admits he is "laughing hard" at the speculation.The group announced a hiatus in 2009 to allow Okereke time to...

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Bloc Party Auditioning New Singers

28th September 2011

Bloc Party are auditioning new singers.The group have decided they want to make a new record and aren't prepared to wait for original frontman Kele Okereke - who spotted his bandmates going into a New...

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Bloc Party To Audition Singers To Replace Kele Okereke

28th September 2011

British singer Kele Okereke has been dropped as the frontman of Bloc Party and his bandmates are making plans to audition for a new singer, according to guitarist Russell Lissack.The group announced a hiatus in...

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Kele Okereke Uncertain About Bloc Party Future

21st September 2011

Kele Okereke doesn't know if he has been thrown out of Bloc Party.The New York-based singer was astonished recently when he saw his bandmates entering a rehearsal studio without him, and has no idea whether...

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Kele Okereke Fears He's Been Fired From Bloc Party

20th September 2011

British singer Kele Okereke fears he has been dropped as the frontman of Bloc Party after his bandmates held a recording session without him.The Helicopter hitmakers announced a hiatus in 2009, while Okereke worked on...

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Okereke Turns Author

26th January 2011

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE has found a new creative outlet - he's writing his first book.The British rocker is putting his music career on hold to move to New York and finish the project,...

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Glee Up For Glaad Award

20th January 2011

'Glee' has been nominated for a Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Award. The US musical comedy show - which saw cast member Chris Colfer, who plays openly-gay Kurt Hummel, receive a Golden...

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Kele Okereke's Liberating Album

22nd July 2010

Kele Okereke found writing and recording his first solo album a "liberating" experience. The Bloc Party frontman - who has taken a hiatus from the group to pursue a solo career - has admitted he...

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Lydon Accuses Okereke Of Inventing Brawl

20th July 2010

JOHN LYDON has spoken out about his infamous bust-up with KELE OKEREKE - alleging the BLOC PARTY frontman "fabricated" the incident to promote a new album.The former Sex Pistols frontman hit the headlines in July,...

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Okereke Gig Marred By Technical Problems

19th July 2010

BLOC PARTY star KELE OKEREKE was plagued by technical problems at a solo gig in London on Saturday night (17Jul10) - a glitch forced the star offstage to boos from the disgruntled crowd.The singer, who...

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Kele Okereke's Solo Confidence

18th June 2010

Kele Okereke claims going solo has made him more confident.The Bloc Party frontman - who recently released his debut solo LP `The Boxer' under his first name only - was able to do much more...

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Okereke May 'Close The Door' On Bloc Party Reunion

11th June 2010

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE has cast doubt over the band's future after confessing there's no set timeline to reunite.The singer sparked reports the Helicopter hitmakers were heading for a split last year (09), after...

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Kele Okereke Reveals His Secret

4th June 2010

Kele Okereke kept his solo career a secret from his Bloc Party bandmates. The 28-year-old 'Flux' star admits he had been working on a solo album while his band were playing big festival gigs throughout...

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Okereke Slams Bloc Party Split Rumours

20th May 2010

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE has silenced rumours the band is over - by confirming plans to record a new album.The singer sparked gossip the Helicopter hitmakers were heading for a break-up last year (09)...

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Okereke Buys Fans Drinks At Solo Show

16th May 2010

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE marked his solo stage debut in Ireland on Friday night (14May10) by buying every fan in attendance a drink to toast his achievement.The singer took to the stage at Dolan's...

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Okereke Has 'Problems' With Nigerian Culture

7th May 2010

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE finds it difficult to relate to his Nigerian heritage - because of the country's stance on women's rights and homosexuality.The openly gay singer was born in Britain, but both his...

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Okereke Had Meltdown During Solo Album

5th May 2010

BLOC PARTY frontman KELE OKEREKE suffered a breakdown because of the stress of recording his solo album - comparing his mental state to BRITNEY SPEARS' infamous meltdown in 2008.The singer's band has been on hiatus...

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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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Bloc Party Play Down Art Brut Fued

16th September 2005

BLOC PARTY singer KELE OKEREKE insists he has no hard feelings towards EDDIE ARGOS despite launching a viscous physical attack on the ART BRUT frontman in a London club last month (AUG05). The rock...

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