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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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Guitar Hero Boss: 'Cobain Image Was Fully Approved'

22nd September 2009

The maker of the controversial Guitar Hero video game featuring KURT COBAIN has spoken out about the scandal - insisting the star's image use was approved by his estate.The late frontman, who committed suicide in...

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Fascinating Fact 8011

17th September 2009

RADIOHEAD are the kings of U.K. festivals - they were voted Best Band of the Summer in a poll by British rock magazine NME for their performances at the Reading and Leeds festivals this year...

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Taylor Has No Plans To Sue Rolling Stones

16th September 2009

MICK TAYLOR was horrified after reading he plans to sue THE ROLLING STONES - because he's still friendly with his former bandmates.A British newspaper alleged the guitarist, who played with the group from 1969 until...

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Brown Recommends Solo Careers To Gallaghers

14th September 2009

Rocker IAN BROWN has offered career advice to warring brothers LIAM and NOEL GALLAGHER - urging the pair to go solo after the guitarist walked out of OASIS.Last month (Aug09), Noel quit the band after...

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Organiser Defends Kings Of Leon's 'Flawless' Reading Gig

11th September 2009

The organiser of Britain's Reading Festival has defended KINGS OF LEON's criticised headlining slot at the event - insisting the lacklustre reviews for the gig were due to a "connectivity" issue with the audience.The band...

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Kaiser Chiefs Slam Leeds Split Rumours

31st August 2009

British rockers KAISER CHIEFS have hit back at rumours their performance at the U.K.'s Leeds music festival was to be their last - insisting they are not splitting up.The band played at the legendary event...

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Brown Blasts Reunited Bands

28th August 2009

IAN BROWN has slammed bands who reunite purely to cash in on their past - insisting no amount of money will entice him to reform the STONE ROSES.The singer, who is due to play a...

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Ditto Diagnosed With Adhd

28th August 2009

GOSSIP frontwoman BETH DITTO has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).The Standing in the Way of Control hitmaker was warned by friends that she possibly suffered from the condition but she refused to...

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Doherty Reunites With Ex-libertines Drummer

26th August 2009

British rocker PETE DOHERTY thrilled fans at a solo gig on Tuesday (25Aug09) by teaming up with former THE LIBERTINES drummer PAUL DUFOUR to perform some rare songs.The singer was performing an intimate gig at...

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Kane Quits The Rascals

24th August 2009

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS star MILES KANE has quit British band THE RASCALS to launch a solo career.Kane previously collaborated with Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner to create The Last Shadow Puppets, but the musicians...

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Oasis Star Gallagher Approves Brother's Solo Plans

19th August 2009

OASIS frontman LIAM GALLAGHER has given his brother and bandmate NOEL his permission to start work on a solo album.Noel Gallagher recently admitted he has written "lots of songs" that wouldn't be suitable for the...

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Jet Call For An Ambulance As Sick Cester Checks Out Of Hospital

12th August 2009

JET rocker NIC CESTER will perform an acoustic show in London on Wednesday night (12Aug09) with an ambulance on standby.The frontman has ignored doctor's orders to rest up after collapsing onstage at the Hard Rock...

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Burrows Joins New York Rockers

10th August 2009

Former RAZORLIGHT drummer ANDY BURROWS has returned to music, joining New York-based rockers WE ARE SCIENTISTS.Burrows quit the British band earlier this year (09) after falling out with frontman Johnny Borrell. After a six month...

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