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The Academy Is Split

10th October 2011

Rock band The Academy Is have split after eight years together.The punk group, which was once signed to Fall Out Boy rocker Pete Wentz's record label Decaydance, released three albums, beginning in 2005 with Almost...

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Gerard Way's Rebellious Hair

6th October 2011

Gerard Way dyed his hair red because he "didn't want to conform"The My Chemical Romance singer decided having his hair styled into a long bright red streak was the best way to rebel against what...

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Aloe Blacc's Aero Inspiration

6th October 2011

Aloe Blacc writes most of his lyrics on airplanes. The 'I Need A Dollar' hitmaker is at his most relaxed when in the air, away from distractions, and likes to put all the time he...

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Snoop Dogg Claims Dr. Dre's Detox Is Almost Ready

5th October 2011

Snoop Dogg claims Dr. Dre's 'Detox' album is "almost" ready for release. The rapper - who was discovered by the record producer in 1992, and is a close friend and collaborator - "feels good" about...

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Bring Me The Horizon Star Attacked Onstage

5th October 2011

Bring Me The Horizon rocker Oliver Sykes became embroiled in an onstage brawl on Monday night (03Oct11) after he scolded unruly fans for throwing drinks at him.The singer was performing with the British band in...

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Gallagher Fears Further Legal Action For Talking About Liam

30th September 2011

British rocker Noel Gallagher is now overly cautious when he speaks publicly about his estranged brother Liam, because he fears he will be sued again.The former Oasis siblings have been feuding with each other since...

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Fascinating Fact 12160

30th September 2011

The Pogues star Spider Stacy has landed a role in cult TV drama series Treme. The folk rocker will appear on the New Orleans-based show in November (11) and play a tin whistle player from...

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Russell Brand Shoots Cameo In Noel Gallagher Promo

28th September 2011

Funnyman Russell Brand has filmed a bizarre cameo appearance in his pal Noel Gallagher's new promo video.The former Oasis rocker released his second solo single, Aka... What A Life!, earlier this month (Sep11) and he...

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Wretch 32 Eyes Gig For Riot-hit London

28th September 2011

British rapper Wretch 32 is planning to stage a special concert to help rebuild a London community devastated by days of rioting in the summer (11).The Don't Go hitmaker, real name Jermaine Scott, grew up...

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The Bluetones End Career With Farewell Show

28th September 2011

British rockers The Bluetones concluded their 18-year career by playing a final gig in their native London on Tuesday night (27Sep11).The Slight Return hitmakers, who formed in 1993 and found fame with their 1996 debut...

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Arctic Monkeys Make 'Sex Tape' Promo

28th September 2011

British rockers Arctic Monkeys are set to shock fans with their latest promo - they have shot a sex tape-style film featuring drummer Matt Helders.The Fluorescent Adolescent hitmakers will release the title track from their...

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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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Noel Gallagher To Include More Oasis In Solo Sets

28th September 2011

Noel Gallagher will play "seven or eight" Oasis songs at his solo gigs.The 'AKA... What A Life!' singer is currently rehearsing for his debut concerts with his High Flying Birds project and as well as...

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Kelly Clarkson Owns 50 Pets

23rd September 2011

Kelly Clarkson owns 50 animals.The 'Because of You' hitmaker admits her home has become like a "rescue ranch" as she is so willing to take in sick and abandoned creatures.She said: "It's like a rescue...

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Tom Meighan's Emotional Album

22nd September 2011

Tom Meighan gets emotional singing the new Kasabian album because the songs are so personal.The frontman admitted he was surprised by some of the tracks guitarist Serge Pizzorno wrote for their fourth record 'Velociraptor!' because...

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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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Inspiring Collaborator Eminem

18th September 2011

Eminem is an "inspiring and intimidating" collaborator.Skylar Grey - who penned the rapper's duet with Rihanna, 'Love the Way You Lie', as well as 'I Need A Doctor' for Dr. Dre - enjoys working with...

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Harvey Urges U.k. Government To Head Off Further Riots

16th September 2011

Singer/songwriter Pj Harvey has predicted Britain faces the risk of further riots as there is a "tinder keg" of frustration across the U.K.The cult rocker insisted in an interview earlier this year (11) that the...

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Lady Gaga Designs A Printer

16th September 2011

Pop star Lady Gaga has designed a high-tech portable printer for camera company Polaroid.The multi-talented Bad Romance hitmaker quietly took up a role as a creative director for the corporation last year (10) and she's...

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Blink 182 Recroded Album In Separate Studios

15th September 2011

Blink 182 recorded their forthcoming album 'Neighborhoods' in separate studios.singer and bass player Mark Hoppus explained how all three members of the 'All the Small Things' rockers - who went on an indefinite hiatus in...

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Pj Harvey Stunned By Mercury Win

14th September 2011

Pj Harvey was shocked to scoop Britain's coveted Mercury Prize for the second time earlier this month (Sep11) because she was convinced organisers would refuse to award it to the same artist twice.The singer/songwriter became...

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Primal Scream Recording New Material

13th September 2011

Primal Scream will release a new album next year.The group have been performing the whole of their iconic 1991 record 'Screamadelica' in full on tour for almost a year, but still managed to find time...

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Aggro Santos Charged With Rape

9th September 2011

British rapper Aggro Santos has been charged with two counts of rape, stemming from an arrest in May (11).The 22 year old, real name Yuri Santos, and his friend Tyrelle Richie were taken into custody...

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Jessie J Plans Oasis Tribute On Tour

8th September 2011

Jessie J is to pay homage to her fellow British stars Oasis on her upcoming tour by performing a rendition of their classic track Don'T Look Back In Anger.The Price Tag hitmaker is looking forward...

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The Vaccines Reassure Fans Over Sickly Singer

7th September 2011

The Vaccines rocker Freddie Cowan has played down fears their rapidly blossoming career could be torpedoed by frontman Justin Young's throat problems, insisting the singer will be "absolutely fine".The band has risen rapidly over the...

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Arctic Monkeys Had To Resist Nirvana

7th September 2011

Arctic Monkeys had to resist covering Nirvana tracks when recording at the same studio.The British group recorded their latest album 'Suck It And See' at Sound City - the Californian studio where Nirvana made their...

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Happy Birthday, Chrissie Hynde

7th September 2011

She has been the Talk Of The Town for decades and now we get to salute the great Pretender herself - Chrissie Hynde turns 60 today (07Se011).The Ohio-born rocker was a big part of the...

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New Order To Reunite On Stage For Benefit Shows

5th September 2011

New Order are to reunite without bassist Peter Hook for two benefit shows in Europe this autumn (11), to honour ailing filmmaker Michael Shamberg.The British group, who last took to the stage in 2006, will...

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