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Doherty Scraps London Shows

22nd December 2008

Rocker PETE DOHERTY has been forced to cancel three shows in London following an arm injury. The Babyshambles rocker was due to play three nights of solo shows at the city's Rhythm Factory venue from...

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Illness Threatens Gallows Album

19th December 2008

The lead singer of British rockers GALLOWS has been diagnosed with an incurable stomach condition - which has thrown the recording of their new album into jeopardy. The band's frontman Frank Carter is suffering from...

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Johansson Will Write Second Album

16th December 2008

Hollywood actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON has decided she wants to write her own songs for the follow-up to her album of TOM WAITS covers. The Lost In Translation star released Anywhere I Lay My Head in...

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Abba Exhibition To Go On Tour

16th December 2008

A museum of ABBA costumes, instruments and memorabilia will tour the world in 2009. The 750-piece exhibition, which comes compete with music and multimedia displays, will leave its Stockholm, Sweden home and trot the globe....

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Marr Rules Out Smiths Reunion

15th December 2008

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has blasted reports the legendary 80s band are planning a comeback - because he doesn't want to "go back in time". The influential rockers, fronted by singer Morrissey, dominated...

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Crystal Castles And White Lies Confirmed For Nme Big Gig

15th December 2008

Rising stars Crystal Castles and White Lies have been added to the lineup for the Shockwaves NME awards Big Gig, it has been announced.Having been announced as the next recipients of the Godlike Geniuses prize...

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Supergrass Quit Record Label

13th December 2008

British rockers SUPERGRASS have left their record label of 12 years and appointed bassist MICKEY QUINN managing director of the band. The trio has walked away from their deal with EMI-owned Parlophone records, which has...

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Florence And The Machine Scoop Brits' Critics Choice Award

12th December 2008

Singer-songwriter Florence and the Machine has been handed the prestigious Critics' Choice prize for the 2009 Brit awards.The quirky act - headed by Florence Welch - deflected competition from Little Boots and White Lies to...

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Blur: 'Reunion Is Not About Money'

11th December 2008

The members of newly reformed British band BLUR have denied they only scheduled a reunion tour to boost their bank balances. The Britpop pioneers announced their return on Tuesday (09Dec08) following a six-year hiatus that...

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Mgmt Beat Glasvegas And Kings Of Leon In Best Album Poll

11th December 2008

Brooklyn duo MGMT's debut album has been voted the best of 2008 in a music magazine poll.Oracular Spectacular topped NME's list of the top ten albums of the year, beating big-selling artists such as Glasvegas...

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Martin Dreamed Up Viva La Vida

10th December 2008

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN has hit out at accusations the band stole an idea for their track VIVA LA VIDA from guitarist JOE SATRIANI - and insists he dreamed up the song "in the middle...

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Stars Honour Late Pr Legend

10th December 2008

All four members of U2 gathered on Tuesday (09Dec08) to pay their last respects to the music boss who gave them their first big break. Irish music executive Rob Partridge, who handed the Beautiful Day...

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Gaslight Anthem: We've Been Incredibly Lucky

10th December 2008

New Jersey quartet the Gaslight Anthem have admitted luck has played a huge role in their sudden success.Despite forming just two-and-a-half years ago, the four-piece have become one of the most acclaimed acts currently touring,...

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Blur Confirm They Will Reunite For Hyde Park Summer Show

9th December 2008

Blur will perform as a four-piece for the first time in nine years next summer, at a huge concert in Hyde Park.The full line-up - Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree -...

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Blur Confirm Reunion

9th December 2008

British rockers BLUR have confirmed they will be reuniting for a one-off gig in London next summer (09). The Britpop pioneers have been on hiatus since 2003, after guitarist Graham Coxon quit during the recording...

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Mccartney Denies Stealing Song

9th December 2008

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's band THE FIREMAN has brushed off claims they copied a song by BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON, insisting the blues star's track was merely used as "inspiration" for their own work. MCCartney and collaborator...

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Morello: 'There Will Be No More Rage Records'

8th December 2008

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE star TOM MORELLO is adamant the rockers will not release any more new material - because he wants to concentrate on his solo project. Rumours of a new record have dogged...

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Gallagher Brands Albarn Feud 'Pathetic'

8th December 2008

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has heaped praise on rock rival DAMON ALBARN - branding the former BLUR frontman a "great artist". The pair famously swapped insults during their 1990s Britpop heyday, with the feud boiling...

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Ramone: 'Spector Gun Story Is A Myth'

2nd December 2008

THE RAMONES drummer MARKY RAMONE has exposed one of rock's most famous stories as a myth - legendary producer PHIL SPECTOR never pulled a gun on the band. According to rock 'n' roll folklore, the...

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Rocker Frank To Be Buried In Native England

27th November 2008

Late PUSHERMAN singer ANDY FRANK is to be remembered in a funeral ceremony next week (begs01Dec08) - more than a month after his sudden death. The British rocker passed away at the age of 42...

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Fall Out Boy Flexible For Baby Bronx

27th November 2008

FALL OUT BOY are to change the way they work - so bassist PETE WENTZ can balance performing with caring for his newborn son. The rocker and his wife Ashlee Simpson-Wentz welcomed Bronx Mowgli into...

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Franz Ferdinand To Open Shockwaves Nme Awards 2009

25th November 2008

Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand are to open the 2009 Shockwaves NME awards shows, it has been confirmed.The art band will headline the first show of the tour at the Heaven nightclub on January 20th,...

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Manic Guitarist Richey Edwards Officially 'Presumed Dead'

24th November 2008

A Manic Street Preachers spokesperson has confirmed that missing guitarist Richey Edwards has been officially declared "presumed dead".The Welsh musician disappeared on February 1st 1995, aged 27.Though numerous supposed sightings have been reported across the...

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Orbital Reunite For U.k. Festival

22nd November 2008

Dance music duo ORBITAL are to reform to headline 2009's Big Chill festival in England next summer (Aug09). The Satan hitmakers split in 2004 after performing at that year's Glastonbury festival. In a statement, Orbital's...

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Novoselic Reveals All About Awards Show

21st November 2008

Former NIRVANA bass player KRIST NOVOSELIC has spoken out for the first time about the infamous 1992 MTV Video Music Awards - admitting he faked unconsciousness when a guitar smashed into his head. The rocker...

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Glasvegas Caught Up In German Security Scare

21st November 2008

British rockers GLASVEGAS found themselves at the centre of a German police drama on Friday (21Nov08) when armed officers charged onto their tourbus in a security false alarm. The four-piece, currently on tour in Europe,...

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Singer Slams Sex Pistols Frontman

14th November 2008

Punk legend JOHN LYDON has been labelled "the devil" by furious BLOC PARTY singer KELE OKEREKE. Okereke had accused Lydon's entourage of involvement in a racist attack on him at a Spanish music festival in...

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Biffy Clyro Air New Song

14th November 2008

BIFFY CLYRO showcased a new song on Wednesday (November 12th), as part of their Mencap Little Noise Session in London.However, the band refrained from giving away the title of the song, GOD AND SATAN, given...

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Obama 'Good For Rock N Roll'

13th November 2008

BILLY BRAGG has lauded the presidential victory of Barack Obama, saying his win is "good for rock n roll".Writing on the NME Radio's In The Studio blog after returning from the US, the veteran singer-songwriter...

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Grohl Contributes To The Prodigy Album

6th November 2008

British dance group THE PRODIGY have scored a guest appearance from FOO FIGHTERS frontman DAVE GROHL for their upcoming album - their first in five years. The Firestarter hitmakers' last LP, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned,...

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