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Love Turned To Coach To Fix 'Terrible' Singing

29th January 2010

COURTNEY LOVE was so embarrassed by her "terrible singing" on a leaked HOLE recording, she hired a vocal coach.The rocker was left red-faced after an early version of Nobody's Daughter, the title track from the...

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Serkis Wants To Play Bono

29th January 2010

LORD OF THE RINGS star ANDY SERKIS has one acting ambition left to fulfil - he wants to play U2 frontman BONO in a biopic of the Irish rocker's life.Serkis recently delved into the music...

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Charlotte Gainsbourg Struggles With Dad's Legacy

29th January 2010

French actress/singer CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG is terrified of playing music on-stage - because she's convinced she'll never live up to her late father SERGE.Charlotte made her singing debut when she was just 13, duetting with her...

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Love: 'Cobain Would Have Enjoyed Guitar Hero'

29th January 2010

COURTNEY LOVE feels conflicted over her legal battle against the makers of Guitar Hero - because she's convinced her husband KURT COBAIN would have adored the video game.Gaming giant Activision included the late rocker as...

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White Stripes Revisit Canadian Tour For First Ever Live Album

23rd January 2010

Rockers THE WHITE STRIPES are revisiting their 2007 Canadian tour, by releasing a live album of recordings taken on the road.The band's Under Great White Northern Lights tour was filmed for forthcoming release on DVD....

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Lcd Soundsystem To Split?

14th January 2010

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM frontman JAMES MURPHY has hinted the band's upcoming album will be their last.The group previously announced a hiatus in 2008, so Murphy could concentrate on working with his DFA record label. The rockers...

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Love Settles Hole Dispute

13th January 2010

COURTNEY LOVE has reportedly resolved the dispute over her decision to resurrect HOLE - hinting she's come to a financial arrangement which will allow her to use the rock band's name.Last year (09) Love announced...

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A-trak Dismisses Link To Madonna

11th January 2010

Rap producer A-TRAK has laughed off reports he's set to help MADONNA channel a hip-hop vibe for her new album, calling the speculation "fiction".The superstar was said to have lined up A-Trak, a DJ/producer best...

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Stones 'Not Touring In 2010'

5th January 2010

Rock legends THE ROLLING STONES have blasted rumours they're planning to tour this year without guitarist RONNIE WOOD - insisting they have no gigs scheduled for 2010.The band was rumoured to have met behind Woods'...

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Hammer & Sovereign To Front U.k.'S New Celebrity Big Brother

30th December 2009

Rappers MC HAMMER and LADY SOVEREIGN will reportedly spend the New Year locked in a house together - as the stars of Britain's new CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER show.Website NME.com reports the U Can't Touch This...

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Weller Wants To Collaborate With Oasis Brothers

23rd December 2009

Veteran rocker PAUL WELLER was secretly delighted by the break-up of British band OASIS - because he might now be able to work with the warring GALLAGHER brothers.The Live Forever hitmakers split over the summer...

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The Stranglers Put Cowell Off Rock Music

18th December 2009

SIMON COWELL was put off rock music for life after seeing THE STRANGLERS perform when he was a teenager - because he was disgusted when the bandmembers "spat" at the audience.The music mogul made his...

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Elton John The Dance Star

15th December 2009

Rocker SIR ELTON JOHN is relaunching himself as a dance music star, after teaming up with Australian house prodigies PNAU.The Rocket Man discovered Pnau - Empire of the Sun rocker Nick Littlemore's side project -...

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Fascinating Fact 8492

10th December 2009

The YEAH YEAH YEAHS' track ZERO has been named the best song of 2009 by British music magazine NME. Rockers THE HORRORS claimed the honour for the year's best album with PRIMARY COLOURS.

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The Strokes To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival For Comeback Show

30th November 2009

Cult rockers THE STROKES will make their live comeback at next summer's (10) Isle of Wight festival in Britain.The New York band took a hiatus in 2006 and a planned reunion for 2009 was scrapped...

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Mccartney Almost Quit Over Stagefright

26th November 2009

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's crippling stagefright almost cost him his place in THE BEATLES in the mid-1960s.The Hey Jude hitmaker admits he would feel sick because he was wracked with nerves before shows and big events...

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Beyonce's Crazy In Love Is Top Track

25th November 2009

BEYONCE's hit 2003 song CRAZY IN LOVE has been named the greatest track of the last 10 years.The R&B superstar's anthem, which features her husband Jay-Z, has topped the coveted list complied by British music...

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Doherty In 'Heart Failure' Health Scare

24th November 2009

British rocker PETE DOHERTY was hooked up to a life support machine last month (Oct09) after his heart stopped beating in a poisoning scare.The former Libertines frontman was forced to cancel a string of dates...

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Mccoy Joined Aids Charity In Honour Of Late Pal

24th November 2009

GYM CLASS HEROES frontman TRAVIS MCCOY was inspired to become an ambassador for an AIDS charity after losing a loved one to the disease.MCCoy is currently serving as a spokesperson for the Staying Alive foundation,...

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The Strokes Awarded Best Album Of The Decade

17th November 2009

THE STROKES' hit record IS THIS IT has been named the best album of the last decade in a new magazine poll.A panel of musicians, producers, writers and record label bosses voted the New York...

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Rapper Derek B Dies

17th November 2009

British rapper DEREK B has died of a heart attack, aged 44.The Bad Young Brother hitmaker, real name Derek Boland, passed away in London's Charing Cross Hospital on Sunday morning (15Nov09). Boland was a pioneering...

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The Xx Is A Trio After Guitarist Quits

13th November 2009

British band THE XX is down a member - guitarist BARIA QURESHI has quit for good.Rumours of a split gathered pace after the rockers performed a concert in London without Qureshi last month (Oct09) and...

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Them Crooked Vultures Formed Over Medieval Meal

11th November 2009

DAVE GROHL formed rock supergroup THEM CROOKED VULTURES by inviting JOSH HOMME and JOHN PAUL JONES to join him on a "blind date" at a medieval banquet.The Foo Fighters frontman invited Queens Of The Stone...

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Jay-z Inspired By Michael

10th October 2009

Rapper JAY-Z has an unlikely hero - former WHAM! star GEORGE MICHAEL.The Run This Town hitmaker, real name Shawn Carter, is adamant Wake Me Up Before You Go Go singer Michael is a huge influence...

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No Split On Horizon For Radiohead

9th October 2009

RADIOHEAD have reassured fans over their future - they are heading back into the recording studio later this year (09).The British rockers sparked fears they were eyeing retirement after frontman Thom Yorke formed a new...

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Brown's Dubai Set Interrupted By Scuffle

6th October 2009

IAN BROWN was forced to halt a performance in Dubai on Thursday (01Oct09) after an argument broke out between revellers and security.The former Stone Roses singer was on-stage at the SoundCity festival when he motioned...

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Brown: 'Squire's Drug Taking Was Worst Moment'

1st October 2009

IAN BROWN has recalled the lowest moment of his career - witnessing his STONE ROSES bandmate JOHN SQUIRE snorting cocaine at 11 in the morning.The British singer admits he was shocked to see guitarist Squire...

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Noah & The Whale Tour Equipment Stolen

1st October 2009

British folk rockers NOAH AND THE WHALE are calling on fans to help track down equipment stolen following their gigs in Manchester, England.The Five Years Time group awoke on Wednesday (30Sep09) to find that thieves...

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Snoop Eyes Gallagher For Label

30th September 2009

Rapper-turned-music boss SNOOP DOGG is eyeing his first big-name signing - former OASIS guitarist NOEL GALLAGHER.The hip-hop star was unveiled as the new creative chairman of EMI's Priority Records in September (09), and he is...

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Coxon U-turns On Blur Plans

30th September 2009

BLUR star GRAHAM COXON has backtracked on his comments the British band is planning more comeback shows - insisting all the members have returned to their lives outside of the group.The Britpop pioneers reformed in...

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