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La Roux: 'I Don't Listen To Chart Music'

15th May 2009

LA ROUX star ELLY JACKSON has taken a swipe at musicians currently riding high in the U.K. singles chart - even though she is one of them. The singer, frontwoman of the electro-pop duo, has taken...

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Pj Harvey Reveals Collaboration Inspiration

14th May 2009

PJ HARVEY'S collaboration with JOHN PARISH happened after she stumbled across an old cassette tape of their previous attempt to work together, the singer has revealed.In an interview with NME Radio, the MAN SIZE star...

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Elba To Launch Music Career

14th May 2009

THE WIRE star IDRIS ELBA is to take a break from acting to concentrate on his music career - he plans to release an album later this year (09). The British actor, who plays Baltimore drug...

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Singer Argos Injures Back On Tour

13th May 2009

ART BRUT frontman EDDIE ARGOS is suffering from a back injury after hurting himself "showing off" onstage. The singer collapsed with the bad back in a restaurant in Amsterdam, Holland recently during the band's European tour....

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Kanye Names His Successor

8th May 2009

KANYE WEST has found the successor to his crown as king of the charts - a little-known British singer called MR HUDSON. West has taken the newcomer under his wing, signed him to his G.O.O.D. label...

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No New Music Until 2010 For Exhausted Css

1st May 2009

CSS singer LOVEFOXXX is taking a step back from the spotlight for the remainder of the year - because the Brazilian band's latest globetrotting tour has "sucked" the life out of her. The dance group has...

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Flowers Hits Out At Coachella Protesters

30th April 2009

THE KILLERS frontman BRANDON FLOWERS has slammed protesters who tried to prevent the band from playing at the Coachella music festival - insisting they should learn to love the Las Vegas rockers. The Mr Brightside hitmakers...

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Flowers Denies Rift With Drummer

30th April 2009

THE KILLERS frontman BRANDON FLOWERS has denied rumours of a longrunning feud with drummer RONNIE VANNUCCI - insisting stories of a rift are "not true". The singer sparked reports of tensions between the pair in March...

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Four Girls Into One Band 'Won't Go'

30th April 2009

Four girls in one band is "never a good idea", according to the latest member of FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE.Speaking to NME.com, Cherish Kaya, who left IPSO FACTO in order to join the hotly-tipped act,...

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Gallows Took Pig Sample From Internet

29th April 2009

Rockers GALLOWS have backtracked on their boast they recorded the sound of a dying pig for their new album - admitting they found the clip online. The British band came under fire after announcing plans to...

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Mgmt Settle Spat With French Government

28th April 2009

New York-based rockers MGMT have settled their dispute with the French government after the band threatened to sue it. The country's ruling Union for a Popular Movement (UPM) party allegedly used the song KIDS without...

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Graham Coxon Plays Surprise Show

27th April 2009

People in the Spread Eagle pub in Camden were treated to a surprise over the weekend when BLUR guitarist GRAHAM COXON played an unexpected set as part of the Camden Crawl festivities.The musician took to...

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Brit Band Use Chef As Inspiration

21st April 2009

BRITISH SEA POWER have revealed that the inspiration for one of the songs on their forthcoming album came from an unusual source – famed seafood chef Rick Stein.In an interview with NME, the group's guitarist...

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The Cure Ignore Curfew To Play Out 3hr Set

21st April 2009

THE CURE ignored a midnight curfew as they brought the Coachella Festival in California, it has been revealed. Ignoring requests to wrap up their set, the band had the plug pulled on them during BOYS...

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Franz Ferdinand Singer 'Refuses To Strip'

20th April 2009

FRANZ FERDINAND singer ALEX KAPRANOS has refused to take his shirt off while performing at the Coachella Festival.During the band's set at the California-based event, a enthusiastic fan asked the star to show more flesh...

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Bonehead To Tell All About Oasis

18th April 2009

Former OASIS star PAUL 'BONEHEAD' ARTHURS is to tell all about the time he spent with the Gallagher brothers in a public interview with the band's ex-boss ALAN MCGEE. Creation Records founder MCGee will put questions...

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Smiths Star Pays Tribute To Musical Inspiration

13th April 2009

THE SMITHS drummer MIKE JOYCE has paid tribute to British musician JOHNNY ROADHOUSE, who died at the weekend (11Apr09). Roadhouse, who lost a short battle with illness on Saturday at the age of 88, played saxophone...

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Adams Working Under Werewolph Alias?

9th April 2009

Rocker RYAN ADAMS has sparked reports he is resurrecting his heavy metal band WEREWOLPH, just weeks after disbanding his group THE CARDINALS. The singer/songwriter announced earlier this year (09) he would be taking a lengthy hiatus...

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Does It Offend You, Yeah? Guitarist Quits

6th April 2009

DOES IT OFFEND YOU, YEAH? guitarist MORGAN QUINTANCE has rocked the British band by quitting. Quintance will now concentrate all his efforts on Plugs, the group that was previously his side project. The rocker claims he...

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Lily Allen Hits Out At George W

6th April 2009

LILY ALLEN seems to be taking pop music's obsession with the world of retro into politics with a dig at former US president George W Bush. During her gig at the Wiltern Theatre in Los...

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Klaxons And Florence To Support Blur In Manchester

3rd April 2009

Reunited indie favourites Blur have signed up Klaxons and Florence and the Machine to support them at their Manchester comeback show.The Parklife band are to headline the Glastonbury, T in the Park and Oxegen festivals...

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Kings Nearly Scrapped Hit Track

3rd April 2009

KINGS OF LEON were ready to scrap hit single SEX ON FIRE - before a heavy drinking session helped change the rockers' minds. The smash song claimed top spot in the U.K. singles chart in September...

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Snoop Dogg Remixes Cash Hits With Beyonce's Dad

2nd April 2009

SNOOP DOGG has teamed up with BEYONCE's father and JOHNNY CASH's son to remix the late country legend's hits. Johnny Cash Remixed features the country star's music reworked by modern hip-hop and R&B stars. Snoop even...

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First Instigate Debate Event Attracts Musicians And Politicians

27th March 2009

A London pub was recently the venue for a discussion between former London mayor Ken Livingstone and a host of musicians. FIND THE TIME singer SAM DUCKWORTH of GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY and songstress...

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Gallagher: 'I Won't Model My Clothes'

26th March 2009

LIAM GALLAGHER will never walk the runways to model his fashion designs - despite dreaming up the line to solve his own clothing problems. The Oasis rocker announced last week (begs16Mar09) he is preparing to launch...

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Ronson Teams Duran Duran With Kaiser Chief

26th March 2009

MARK RONSON has enlisted extra help while recording with pop stars DURAN DURAN - he has brought one of the KAISER CHIEFS on board. The superproducer called on Kaiser Chiefs drummer and songwriter Nick Hodgson to...

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Rockers Late Of The Pier Spark Security Guard Tussle

23rd March 2009

British rockers LATE OF THE PIER saw their performance at the South By Southwest music festival descend into chaos after security guards threw the group off-stage for overunning their time slot. The musicians were thrilled when...

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Blur Star Denies Split Rumours

9th March 2009

BLUR drummer DAVE ROWNTREE has dismissed rumours he is set to leave the group after their upcoming summer (09) shows - insisting he will fit his legal career around his time in the band. The percussionist...

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Razorlight's Burrows Quits

5th March 2009

Drummer ANDY BURROWS has quit British rockers RAZORLIGHT, citing "personal reasons". Burrows failed to show for Razorlight's U.K. show in Wolverhampton on Monday (02Mar09) and had to be replaced by David 'Skully' Sullivan-Kaplan. And now the...

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Oasis Hit Back Over Scrapped Gigs

5th March 2009

British rockers OASIS have fuelled a war of words with Chinese authorities over their scrapped gigs in the country - calling reports the shows were cancelled over money issues "nonsense". The Wonderwall hitmakers were due to...

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