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Klaxons' Simon Taylor-davies Completes London Marathon For Charity

14th April 2014

British rocker Simon Taylor-Davies has raised over $4,000 (£2,500) for a U.K. cancer charity after successfully completing the London Marathon on Sunday (13Apr14).The Klaxons guitarist pounded the pavement for the annual 26-mile (41.8-kilometre) race through...

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Liam Gallagher And Bonehead Mobbed At Oasis Exhibition

11th April 2014

Former Oasis stars Liam Gallagher and Paul 'bonehead' Arthurs were mobbed by hundreds of fans when they paid a surprise visit to a new exhibition in honour of the band.Chasing The Sun: Oasis 1993-1997 opens...

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Courtney Love Ready To Ditch Shocking Antics Forever

10th April 2014

Rocker Courtney Love is ready to leave her bad girl days behind.The Hole frontwoman is well known for her controversial behaviour, frequently becoming embroiled in public arguments and even exposing herself in photographs....

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Patti Smith Wants Unknowns For Just Kids Movie

9th April 2014

Punk icon Patti Smith wants "unknowns" to portray her and late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the planned movie adaptation of her award-winning memoir Just Kids, dismissing reports that actress Charlotte Gainsbourg will lead the cast.The...

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Damon Albarn Hints At Noel Gallagher Collaboration

9th April 2014

Blur frontman Damon Albarn has teased Britpop fans with the possibility of a collaboration with his former chart rival, Oasis star Noel Gallagher.The two Brits appeared to bring their rock rivalry to an end when...

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Courtney Love Seriously Considering Kurt Cobain Musical

1st April 2014

Courtney Love is in the early stages of turning her late husband Kurt Cobain's life story into a Broadway musical.In a new Nme magazine article to mark the 20th anniversary of the Nirvana star's death...

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Russian Punk Stars Want Economic Sanctions Over UKraine Crisis

28th March 2014

Pussy Riot stars Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina have stepped up their protests over the ongoing Ukraine crisis by calling for economic sanctions against Russia.The punk stars made an appearance at Tallinn Music Week in...

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Billy Bragg Scammed Musicians With Mini-golf Betting Con

26th March 2014

British rocker Billy Bragg tried to scam money out of his fellow performers with rigged mini-golf games while touring in Australia.The singer/songwriter was included in the line-up for Australia's touring festival Big Day Out in...

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Macaulay Culkin Served As A Roadie During Rap Video Shoot

26th March 2014

Former child star Macaulay Culkin filled in as a roadie during a video shoot for rising rapper Lizzo.The Home Alone star accompanied Har Mar Superstar to the filming of the promo video for female rapper...

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Stone Roses Star Celebrates 50th At Charity Gig

20th March 2014

Former Oasis star Paul 'bonehead' Arthurs, Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery and ex-Inspiral Carpets star Tom Hingley teamed up in Manchester, England on Wednesday night (19Mar14) to perform at Stone Roses guitarist Aziz Ibrahim's 50th birthday...

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Guitarist Johnny Marr Breaks Hand

12th March 2014

Rocker Johnny Marr's upcoming tour dates have been thrown into jeopardy following news the former The Smiths star has broken his right hand while running in London.The guitarist reveals the accident occurred last week (ends07Mar14),...

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Danny Brown: 'I Don't Have Mental Health Issues'

12th March 2014

Rapper Danny Brown has denied he is suffering from mental health issues after a Twitter meltdown last month (Feb14), insisting he was simply letting off steam.The hip-hop star posted a series of messages on the...

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Debbie Harry Predicts End Of The Internet

5th March 2014

Blondie star Debbie Harry is convinced humans will eventually lose interest in the Internet and "unhook" their online presence, branding the web "a waste of time".The Heart of Glass singer signed up for Twitter.com in...

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Alex Turner: 'Brits Speech Was A Call To Arms'

5th March 2014

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has elaborated on his bizarre speech at last month's (Feb14) BRIT Awards, insisting he is determined to inspire young musicians to form rock bands.The star took to the stage at...

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Alt-j To Continue As Trio After Bassist's Departure

3rd March 2014

British rockers Alt-J have decided to continue as a three-piece and not replace recently-departed bassist Gwil Sainsbury.The musician stepped down from the 2012 Mercury Prize winners in January (14), citing personal reasons for his exit,...

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Cliff Richard: 'I'll Avoid Monarchy Chat With Morrissey'

27th February 2014

Veteran singer Sir Cliff Richard has vowed to avoid discussing Britain's monarchy with rocker Morrissey to prevent a clash at their joint gig later this year (14).The Devil Woman hitmaker is to play a support...

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The Things They Say: 4086434

27th February 2014

"Nme were (sic) the first magazine to write about Blur and it meant so much to me." Blur star Damon Albarn was flattered to receive the Innovation accolade at the Nme Awards in London on...

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Arctic Monkeys Are Triple Winners At Britain's Nme Awards

26th February 2014

Rockers Arctic Monkeys were the big winners at the 2014 Nme Awards in London on Wednesday (26Feb14) after taking home a trio of top honours.The Fluorescent Adolescent hitmakers, who headed into the ceremony with eight...

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Alex Turner: 'Brits Fire Show Was A One-off'

21st February 2014

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has warned fans not to expect a repeat of the spectacular pyrotechnics that accompanied their performance at the 2014 Brit Awards.The British rockers opened the ceremony in London on Wednesday...

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Carl Barat Dumped Session Band Over Songs Criticism

20th February 2014

British rocker Carl Barat decided to dump his session musicians and recruit a full-time band after he overheard them criticising his songs after a gig.The former Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things star headed out on...

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Small Faces Stars Launched Global Search For Missing Demos

20th February 2014

Iconic British band Small Faces travelled the world in search of a batch of missing demo tapes when they were compiling a special box set to mark the band's 50th anniversary.The Lazy Sunday hitmakers formed...

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Fascinating Fact: 4076538

19th February 2014

Sir Paul Mccartney is to be honoured for his 50-year career with a special, one-off award from the editors of British rock magazine Nme. He will be handed the Songwriter's Songwriter Award at an upcoming...

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Paul Mccartney To Receive Songwriter's Songwriter Prize At Nme Awards

17th February 2014

Sir Paul Mccartney is set to be feted as the Songwriter's Songwriter at the U.K.'s upcoming Nme Awards.The Beatles icon, who penned hits like Yesterday, She Loves You and Mull of Kintyre, will be handed...

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Fascinating Fact: 4061375

10th February 2014

Blur star Damon Albarn will be honoured with the first-ever Innovation Award at the Nme Awards in London later this month (Feb14). Announcing the news, Nme editor Mike Williams says, "Damon's enduring popularity is a...

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Sparks Team Up With Franz Ferdinand For New Album Project

9th February 2014

Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand have teamed up with oddball electro-pop pioneers Sparks for a new album project.The Take Me Out hitmakers have been working with Ron and Russell Mael since meeting up in California last...

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The Cribs Working On Two New Albums

17th January 2014

British rockers The Cribs are preparing to serve up a double treat for fans - they are working on two new albums for 2014.Bassist Gary Jarman reveals the band is busy recording tracks for a...

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Lily Allen Lost Battle To Change Her Name

16th January 2014

British singer Lily Allen was forced to stick to her maiden name for her music comeback after record label bosses banned her from changing her stage moniker.The Smile star wanted to adopt her husband's last...

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Paul Banks Writes Magazine Tribute To Benjamin Curtis

15th January 2014

Interpol frontman Paul Banks has written a touching tribute to the late School Of Seven Bells frontman Benjamin Curtis, who lost his battle with cancer last month (Dec13).The influential guitarist had been diagnosed with T-cell...

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Serge Pizzorno Wants Starbucks Boycott

15th January 2014

British rocker Serge Pizzorno is calling on fans to boycott Starbucks over the company's U.K. tax scandal, insisting people power could cripple the coffee giant within days.The Kasabian guitarist was shocked when it emerged in...

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Carl Barat Gives Up On Solo Career

11th January 2014

British rocker Carl Barat is forming a new band to release his latest songs as he is sick of life as a solo artist.The guitarist shot to fame as co-frontman of cult band The Libertines...

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