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Twilight Bosses Use Soundtrack To Help New Bands

27th May 2010

Music experts working on the TWILIGHT movies make a deliberate effort to include new bands in the soundtracks - because the vampire franchise can give upcoming artists their big break.Music supervisors Paul Katz and Alexandra...

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Albarn Sends Best Wishes To Bono

27th May 2010

DAMON ALBARN has sent his best wishes to injured rocker BONO after his band GORILLAZ was drafted in to replace U2 at this year's (10) Glastonbury festival.The Irish rockers were forced to pull out of...

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Big Boi Bred Dogs For Star Pals

26th May 2010

BIG BOI's pitbull business has some high-end clients - he's bred dogs for stars including 50 CENT and USHER.The Outkast rapper is a registered pitbull breeder in the U.S. and keeps up to 60 of...

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Big Boi Dedicates Album To Dad

26th May 2010

OUTKAST rapper BIG BOI has dedicated his upcoming solo album to his late father - because he recorded it while "grieving" his death.The Hey Ya! hitmaker began work on Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son...

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Weller Reunites With The Jam Bandmate On Stage

26th May 2010

PAUL WELLER celebrated his 52nd birthday on Tuesday night (25May10) by staging a small-scale THE JAM reunion - he invited the band's former bass player BRUCE FOXTON to perform with him in London.The veteran rocker...

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Murphy Took Steroids To Finish Album

26th May 2010

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM frontman JAMES MURPHY took steroids to help him complete the band's latest album, because he couldn't hit the high notes.The rocker was working on the band's final album This Is Happening, which was...

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Fascinating Fact 9366

25th May 2010

LIAM GALLAGHER has confirmed the name of his new band. The group, consisting of Gallagher and his fellow ex-Oasis members GEM ARCHER, ANDY BELL, and CHRIS SHARROCK, will use the moniker BEADY EYE, according to...

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The Big Pink's Furze Opens Up About Fan Punch

21st May 2010

THE BIG PINK rocker ROBBIE FURZE has spoken out to explain why he punched a fan in the face during a concert in America last month (Apr10) - he was fed up with the man's...

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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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Hook's Anniversary Visit To Curtis' Grave

19th May 2010

British rocker PETER HOOK paid an emotional visit to his late JOY DIVISION bandmate IAN CURTIS' grave on the 30th anniversary of his death this week (beg17May10).The bass player tended the star's burial site in...

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The Walkmen Cancel Festival Slot

13th May 2010

American rockers THE WALKMEN have been forced to scrap an appearance at U.K. music festival The Great Escape after their flight from the U.S. was cancelled.The band was scheduled to appear at the event in...

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Flowers Blooms With Lewis On New Solo Record

12th May 2010

THE KILLERS star BRANDON FLOWERS has formed a Sin City super duo for his upcoming solo record, FLAMINGO, after inviting fellow Las Vegas native JENNY LEWIS to join him in the studio.The Human singer reveals...

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M.i.a. Baffled By Video Controversy

12th May 2010

Rapper M.I.A. is "baffled" by the controversy surrounding her video for new single BORN FREE - joking that JUSTIN BIEBER's promos are "more violent" than her own clip.The footage shows military police rounding up red-headed...

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Blur Bow To Album Pressure

11th May 2010

British rockers BLUR have returned to the recording studio and are planning to release a new album - just weeks after the band's label boss called for a new record.The Parklife hitmakers released their last...

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Groening's Sons Helped With Festival Line-up

7th May 2010

THE SIMPSONS supremo MATT GROENING relied on his family when curating an upcoming British rock festival - he asked his two sons for advice on the line-up.The cartoonist has put together the bill of bands...

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Foals Almost Quit New Album

7th May 2010

British band FOALS' new album almost never happened - because the bandmembers fell out over the quality of their songs.The five-piece have now completed Total Life Forever, but they went through a rocky recording process...

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Kelis Re-ignites Animal Rights Feud

7th May 2010

R&B star KELIS has risked the wrath of animal rights activists yet again - she admits deliberately trying to "wind them up" by embarking on a war of words earlier this year (10).The singer blasted...

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Castles Faced Legal Tussle With Groping Fan

30th April 2010

Canadian rockers CRYSTAL CASTLES were threatened with legal action from a man who was left battered and bruised after he tried to grope frontwoman ALICE GLASS.The duo was playing a show when an unnamed audience...

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Gorillaz Planning Plastic Beach Sequels

29th April 2010

DAMON ALBARN recorded enough material to make three GORILLAZ albums while working on their latest offering PLASTIC BEACH - and he's considering turning the spare songs into a series of follow-ups.The former Blur frontman created...

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Rihanna Axed Duet After Brown Attack

22nd April 2010

RIHANNA planned to record a duet with British singer ELLY JACKSON - but the project was shelved after the Bajan beauty was attacked by her boyfriend CHRIS BROWN.La Roux singer Jackson has been approached by...

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Doherty Baffles Babyshambles Bandmates With 'New Line-up'

22nd April 2010

PETE DOHERTY left two of his BABYSHAMBLES bandmates baffled on Tuesday night (20Apr10) - by playing a gig without them.The British rocker was rumoured to have parted ways with his group earlier this month (Apr10)...

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Love Not Changing Her Name

22nd April 2010

A representative for COURTNEY LOVE has confirmed the rocker is not changing her name - insisting the star was speaking "metaphorically" when she announced plans to reinvent herself as COURTNEY MICHELLE.The Hole frontwoman was born...

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Love Considered Suicide Earlier This Month

22nd April 2010

COURTNEY LOVE has stunned fans with suicide talk 16 years after her husband, KURT COBAIN, took his life.The Hole singer has revealed she spiralled into a deep depression just weeks ago and wanted to jump...

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Adam Ant Records Tribute To Mclaren

21st April 2010

Pirate rocker ADAM ANT has added a tribute to his former manager MALCOLM MCLAREN on his comeback album.The Stand & Deliver hitmaker has confirmed reports he's working on his first album in 15 years, and...

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Love 'Sick' Of Cobain Questions

21st April 2010

COURTNEY LOVE is pleading with the media to stop quizzing the rocker about her late husband KURT COBAIN because she's "sick" of talking about their short-lived marriage.The Hole singer wed the Nirvana frontman in 1992...

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Love: 'Call Me Courtney Michelle'

20th April 2010

Rocker COURTNEY LOVE is undergoing an image makeover and reinventing herself using her real name COURTNEY MICHELLE.The Hole frontwoman adopted Love as her last name when she launched her music career in the 1980s. But...

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Elson Set For London Concert Debut

15th April 2010

Rocker JACK WHITE's model wife KAREN ELSON is set to relaunch her singing career with an acoustic concert in her native Britain.The redhead beauty married the White Stripes rocker in 2005, and he recently produced...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Mclaren

9th April 2010

Stars including SEAN COMBS, BOY GEORGE and NEW YORK DOLLS rocker SYLVAIN SYLVAIN have led tributes to late punk icon MALCOLM MCLAREN, who lost his battle with cancer on Thursday (08Apr10).The former Sex Pistols manager...

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M.i.a. Blasts Sri Lanka After Return To U.k.

8th April 2010

Rapper M.I.A. has accused the Sri Lankan government of launching a sinister campaign to oversee her movements and "ban" her from returning to her native Britain.The Paper Planes hitmaker, whose family is of Sri Lankan...

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Babyshambles Dismiss Split Rumours

8th April 2010

British rockers BABYSHAMBLES have assured fans the band will not split now frontman PETE DOHERTY has rejoined THE LIBERTINES.The troubled rocker was kicked out of The Libertines in 2004 after his spiralling drug habit lead...

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