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Lewis Capaldi Getting Piano Lessons

Lewis Capaldi is learning to play the piano on the advice of Sir Elton John.The 23-year-old Scottish musician spent time with Elton, 72, and his ''lovely'' family on board the 'Tiny Dancer' singer's yacht in August and during one conversation...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2019

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Kevin Rowland Not Interested In Glastonbury Legends' Slot

Kevin Rowland isn't interested in performing the legends' slot at Glastonbury with Dexys Midnight Runners.The Sunday afternoon slot at Michael and Emily Eavis' world famous festival has become one of highlights of the event but Kevin isn't bothered about singing...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2019

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Beck Thought He Was Going To Write Snoop Dogg-style Songs With Pharrell Williams

Beck thought he was going to end up making songs like Snoop Dogg's 'Drop It Like It's Hot' when he entered the studio with Pharrell Williams. The 'Loser' hitmaker co-produced much of his upcoming album, 'Hyperspace', with the N.E.R.D. star...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2019

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Leonard Cohen Inducted Into BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Hall Of Fame

Leonard Cohen was posthumously inducted into the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Hall Of Fame on Wednesday night (16.10.19).The 'Hallelujah' hitmaker - who passed away at home at the age of 82 in November 2016 - was honoured at the...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2019

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Lewis Capaldi's Bank Card Was Declined At Glastonbury

Lewis Capaldi's bank card was declined at Glastonbury.The 23-year-old Scottish star has revealed he was left embarrassed when his debit card was rejected whilst buying shots for his celebrity pals after he made his debut on the Other Stage at...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2019

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James Bay Is 'deep Into Writing' His Third Album

James Bay is ''deep into writing'' his third album.The 'Hold Back The River' hitmaker took to his social media profiles on Wednesday (16.10.19) to give fans an update on his follow-up to 2018's 'Electric Light', and it looks like he's...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2019

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Kano Will Give His Q Award To His Mum Or A Close Family Member

Kano is going to give his Q Award to his mum or a close family member. The London MC was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Music accolade at the prestigious music ceremony on Wednesday (16.10.19), and as he always...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2019

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Charli XCX Working On 4th Album

Charli XCX has started working on her fourth studio album - just one month after releasing 'Charli'. The 27-year-old singer dropped her third studio album 'Charli' last month, but she told fans there will not be a deluxe version of...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2019

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Taylor Swift 'haunted' By Songs

Taylor Swift has compared songwriting to being haunted.The 'ME!' singer finds penning new tracks a ''strange'' process because it doesn't always happen in the same way and sometimes she can't even explain where her inspiration has come from.Speaking of her...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2019

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Biffy Clyro 'waiting' To Headline Glastonbury

Biffy Clyro are ''waiting for the call'' to headline Glastonbury.The 'Balance, Not Symmetry' hitmakers - comprised of Simon Neil and brothers Ben and James Johnston - have topped the bill at several festivals around the UK but although they've played...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2019

Lewis Capaldi Wins Big At Q Awards 2019

Lewis Capaldi was among the big winners at the Q Awards 2019.The 'Someone You Loved' hitmaker walked away with the trophy for Best Track - which was awarded for the chart-topping track - at the annual award ceremony held on...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2019

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Big Sean Taps Post Malone, A$AP Rocky And More For New Album

Big Sean has tapped Post Malone, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill and more for his upcoming album.The 31-year-old rapper has revealed details of his fifth LP - his first solo record since 2017's 'I Decided' - which will see the star...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2019

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Kano Records Two Spotify Singles With Ladbroke Grove Steel Band

Kano has released two exclusive Spotify Singles recorded at Abbey Road Studios.The 34-year-old MC has dropped stunning new versions of 'Pan Fried' and 'Ps & Qs' from his acclaimed 2019 album 'Hoodies All Summer', which he laid down at the...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2019

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Shakira Teases New Music

Shakira has new music in the pipeline.The 'Hips Don't Lie' hitmaker has just dropped a remix of Camilo and Pedro Capo's 'Tutu' and she has teased fans that she has already completed another tune and is keen to start dropping...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2019

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Motorhead's Mikkey Dee Annoyed At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Snub

Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee says it's ''pure wrong'' that he and guitarist Phil Campbell are not listed for the band's ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The heavy metal band's late frontman Lemmy Kilmister, guitarist 'Fast' Eddie Clarke...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2019

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Noddy Holder Can't Go Out Without Having 'It's Christmas' Shouted At Him

Noddy Holder gets people shouting ''It's Christmas'' at him ''every day''.The former Slade rocker can't get away from people excitedly screeching his last line from the glam rock group's 1973 Christmas number one 'Merry Xmas Everybody'.Noddy is quoted by the...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2019

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Big Narstie Wants To Save Grime With New EP

Big Narstie won't be a ''w***e'' to the mainstream as he looks to save grime with his new EP.The 'Hell No' hitmaker - who dropped new track 'Pony' last month - wants to reinvigorate the ''underground scene'' and insisted he...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2019

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Raye Is Working With Beyonce Again

Raye is working with Beyonce again after penning a track on her 'The Lion King: The Gift' album.The 21-year-old British star penned the track 'Bigger' on the R&B superstar's multi-artist record inspired by the Disney movie remake, and the pair...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2019

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Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell Has Spine Surgery

Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell has had surgery on his spine. The 57-year-old guitarist went under the knife last week and has spent the past few days resting with an ice pack on his back to aid his recovery, but is...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2019

Whitney Houston Leads Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. have been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2020.The late soul icon and the legendary rapper both appear on the list for the very first time as the organisation...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2019

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Mipso Talk Endless Touring, Amazing Wedding Moments And Their Most Inspiring Artists [Exclusive]

Indie-Americana four-piece Mipso embark on an exciting UK and European tour this month, just weeks after releasing their incredible new single 'People Change' via AntiFragile. If you love the likes of Local Natives, Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver as much...

By Staff Writer on 15 October 2019

Lars Ulrich: Metallica Will Be Back Stronger And Healthier

Metallica's Lars Ulrich says his bandmate James Hetfield will be back ''stronger and healthier'' after they were forced to postpone their tour dates so he could seek help in rehab. The 'Nothing Else Matters' rockers were due to perform in...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2019

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Lizzo Thought Justin Timberlake Was 'lying' When He Asked For Collaboration

Justin Timberlake says Lizzo ''thought he was lying'' when he suggested they should collaborate. The pair first met at the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony in June, and when the 'SexyBack' hitmaker asked the 'Truth Hurts' singer if she would...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2019

Gabrielle Announces The Rise Again Tour 2020

Gabrielle has announced 'The Rise Again Tour' to mark the 20th anniversary of her chart-topping LP 'Rise'.The 'Dreams' hitmaker is set to embark on a tour of the UK and Ireland next November to celebrate the iconic 1999 record -...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2019

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Reverend And The Makers Set To Make AI Album

Reverend and The Makers will attempt to make an album using AI (Artificial Intelligence).The cult rock group's frontman Jon McClure has revealed their controversial plan - which they freely admit could see a number of musicians, including themselves, looking for...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2019

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Avril Lavigne Returning To The UK For First Shows Since 2011

Avril Lavigne is set to play her first shows in the UK in almost a decade.The 'Complicated' hitmaker is bringing her 'Head Above Water Tour' to the O2 Academy Brixton in London on April 1 and Manchester's O2 Apollo on...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2019

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Niall Horan Wants Billie Eilish And Lewis Capaldi Collaborations

Niall Horan wants to collaborate with Billie Eilish and Lewis Capaldi. The 'Nice To Meet Ya' hitmaker was asked who his dream duet partner would be during an Instagram Stories Q&A with fans on Monday night (14.10.19), and he revealed...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2019

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Fleetwood Mac Won't Headline Glastonbury 2020

Fleetwood Mac will not be headlining Glastonbury in 2020 after talks broke down over money.Back in June, Mick Fleetwood hinted that the band would be performing when he told the crowd at the group's London concert that they still had...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2019

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Travis Scott Soldiers On With Show Despite Injuring Knee

Travis Scott badly injured his knee during his performance at Rolling Loud in New York - but continued the show like a pro.The 'Astroworld' rapper took a nasty fall on stage at the festival at Citi Field in Queens on...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 October 2019

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Kim Petras Is Bringing The Clarity Tour To The UK And Europe

Kim Petras has announced she is bringing 'The Clarity Tour' to the UK and Europe next year.The 27-year-old pop star will play her biggest show to date on British soil at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on 11 February, 2020.The run...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 October 2019

Kylie Minogue Pens Song For Saara Aalto's Christmas EP

Kylie Minogue has penned a song for Saara Aalto's upcoming Christmas EP.The Finnish pop star - who shot to fame after becoming a finalist on 'The X Factor' in 2016 - has revealed the 'Golden' singer gave her the festive...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 October 2019

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Cliff Richard Announces Tour To Celebrate His 80th Birthday

Sir Cliff Richard has announced a UK tour to mark his 80th birthday.The 'Devil Woman' hitmaker announced on his 79th birthday (14.10.19) that he will be hitting the road on 'The Great 80 Tour' next year, which kicks off in...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 October 2019

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George Ezra Is 'more Rock 'n' Roll' Away From The Spotlight

George Ezra says he's ''more rock 'n' roll'' away from the spotlight.The 'Paradise' hitmaker has confessed that whilst he is happy to play along with his ''safe, sweet young man'' image, when he's hanging out with his mates and hitting...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 October 2019

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Taylor Swift Praises Madonna's 'outstanding' Madame X Live Show

Taylor Swift says Madonna put on ''an outstanding show''.The 'You Need to Calm Down' hitmaker saw the Queen of Pop live in Brooklyn over the weekend, and she showered the 'Material Girl' singer with praise over her 'Madame X' tour.Taking...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 October 2019

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Iggy Azalea Labels T.I. A 'misogynist'

Iggy Azalea thinks T.I. is a ''huge misogynist''.The 29-year-old rap star has slammed her former mentor in a series of now-deleted tweets, after T.I. recently described Iggy as his ''biggest blunder'' as a producer.T.I. told The Root that he was...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 October 2019

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NXTGEN Want Machine Gun Kelly And Snoop Dogg Collaborations

'The Voice UK' stars NXTGEN are hoping to collaborate with Machine Gun Kelly.The Manchester boyband - comprised of Cian Gleeson, Joel Healey and Sonny Hardman - have continued to work with their coach will.i.am after reaching the knockout rounds of...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 October 2019

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Billie Joe Armstrong 'pulled His Hair Out' Over Green Day's New Album

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong was pulling his ''hair out'' whilst making the band's new album.The 47-year-old singer has admitted to experimenting with various sounds during the recording sessions for 'Father of All Motherf***ers', which is poised for release in...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 October 2019

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Feeder's Grant Nicholas Will Quit The Band If His Kids Think It's Time For Him To Retire

Feeder's Grant Nicholas says he'll probably quit the band when his kids tell him it's ''time to stop''.The 'Buck Rogers' hitmaker has teenage daughter Hanna Sky, born in 2005, and son Ko Marley, who he welcomed into the world with...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 October 2019

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Rick Astley Quit Music After Emotional Breakdown

Rick Astley quit music after suffering an emotional breakdown in 1993.One year after welcoming his daughter Emilie with wife Lene, Rick was on his way to Heathrow to fly to New York, when he had a breakdown on the M4....

By Bang Showbiz on 12 October 2019

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Bat For Lashes Learnt So Much From Madonna

Bat For Lashes adolescence was ''soundtracked by Madonna''.The 'Laura' singer - whose real name is Natasha Khan - was obsessed with the Queen of Pop as a teenager and admits that her music and her image switches have influenced her...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 October 2019

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Dua Lipa's Upbeat New Album

Dua Lipa's second album will be ''more upbeat''.The 24-year-old singer won't feature any ballads on the follow-up to her self-titled 2017 record and she is also planning to kick-off a global arena tour in April 2020, according to one of...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 October 2019

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Christine And The Queens' Chris Is No Role Model

Christine and the Queens' Chris doesn't want to be seen as a role model.The 'Gone' singer - whose real name is Heloise Letessier - would rather be seen as ''a hint of something'' new because she is ''afraid'' of the...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 October 2019

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London Singer Releases Depression Album

A singer-songwriter has written an album based on her battle with depression. Stephie Grace, 44, dropped her LP 'We're Not Meant To Do This Alone' on World Mental Health Day (10.10.19) as a way to document her on-going fight with...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 October 2019

Cher Lloyd Unveils New Single 'M.I.A'

Cher Lloyd is back with her new song 'M.I.A'.The 26-year-old singer has released her first new song in a year and admits it has been the ''most rewarding so far in her career''.She wrote on Instagram: ''M.I.A is OUT NOW!!...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 October 2019

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Ray Davies Wants To Write An Opera

The Kinks legend Sir Ray Davies wants to write an opera.The 75-year-old musician has had a life-long ambition to create a grandiose theatre show and he now feels as though he has the time to make his dream a reality.In...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 October 2019

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Iggy Azalea 'extremely Excited' For EP

Iggy Azalea is ''extremely excited'' for her EP to be released.The 'Fancy' hitmaker can't wait to unveil her new music for her fans and promised it would be here by the end of next month.She wrote on Twitter: ''I'm starting...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 October 2019

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Westlife: Ed Sheeran Helped Us Reunite

Westlife says Ed Sheeran helped them reunite.The band - which comprises of Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan and Nicky Byrne - are back with a new album and they have quipped that the pop superstar, who penned a number...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 October 2019

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Lewis Capaldi's Imposter Syndrome

Lewis Capaldi suffers from ''imposter syndrome''.The 'Someone You Loved' hitmaker admits he sometimes questions why he is the one selling out arenas because he's ''no better'' than other artists.He said: ''I've got no clue. 'What right do I have to...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 October 2019

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Harry Styles Drops New Music

Harry Styles has released a new song, 'Lights Up'.The former One Direction hunk has shared his first new music in almost two years with the lead single from his as-yet untitled second solo album.Harry has shared the video to the...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 October 2019

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Boardmasters To Return In 2020

Boardmasters is to return in 2020 after this year's event was cancelled. The music festival was scheduled to be on from August 7th to the 11th with Florence + the Machine, Foals, and Wu-Tang Clan headlining, but had to be...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 October 2019

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