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Rita Ora Fined By Jay-jay Z Over Recording Studio Schedule

23rd July 2013

British pop star Rita Ora is slapped with a fine every time she turns up late to the recording studio.The R.I.P. hitmaker is signed to Jay Z's Roc Nation record label, and the rap mogul...

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Early Radiohead Demo Tape Heading For Auction Block

18th July 2013

A rare demo tape featuring early recordings by British rockers Radiohead is expected to fetch more than $1,500 (£1,000) when it goes up for auction in September (13).The nine-track cassette includes six songs that have...

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Rage Against The Machine Pelted With Coins During Nude Protest

17th July 2013

Rage Against The Machine star Zack De La Rocha is still proud of the band's infamous naked protest at Lollapalooza in 1993, even though pranksters in the crowd pelted their privates with coins.The Killing In...

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Michael Stipe Thrilled Jay-jay Z Used R.e.m. Lyrics On New Track

17th July 2013

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe is "thrilled" Jay Z chose to use his band's lyrics in a new track, calling the tribute a "really great honour".The rapper sampled words from the band's 1991 hit Losing My...

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Manic Street Preachers Fuming Over English Defence League Song Use

12th July 2013

Welsh rockers the Manic Street Preachers have reportedly ordered members of a controversial U.K. protest group to stop using one of the band's songs to promote an upcoming rally.Members of the extreme right-wing English Defence...

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James Dean Bradfield: 'My Voice Wasn't Good Enough For New Tracks'

10th July 2013

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers brought in guest vocalists to collaborate on their latest album as frontman James Dean Bradfield was convinced his voice wasn't good enough for the new songs.The trio collaborated with artists...

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Manic Street Preachers Record Anti-thatcher Song

10th July 2013

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers have revealed new track 30 Year War is an anti-Margaret Thatcher protest song.The trio wrote the "angry" song before the former British Prime Minister died earlier this year (13)....

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Este Haim: 'I Nearly Died On Glastonbury Stage'

28th June 2013

Diabetic Haim rocker ESTE Haim feared she would die in front of thousands of revellers onstage at Britain's Glastonbury festival after her blood-sugar ran dangerously low during the band's set.The sibling trio was performing on...

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Pete Doherty Plans To Sell Cigarette Smoked By Amy Winehouse

26th June 2013

The Libertines star Pete Doherty is preparing to sell off his unusual rock 'n' roll memorabilia, including cigarette butts smoked by late pal Amy Winehouse and his ex-girlfriend Kate Moss.The British rocker opens up about...

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Tom Odell's Father Complains To Magazine About Bad Review

20th June 2013

Staff at music magazine Nme received a personal phone call from Tom Odell's father after the British singer's debut album was given a scathing review.The rising singer-songwriter got his big break when he was discovered...

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Russian Punk Plans Performance In Prison

19th June 2013

Incarcerated Pussy Riot star Maria Alekhina is planning to stage a theatre production for fellow inmates at the prison where she is serving her sentence.The punk star was jailed for two years in 2012 after...

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Brandon Flowers Eyeing Second Solo Album

19th June 2013

Brandon Flowers has hinted at another hiatus for The Killers after insisting he is desperate to record another solo album.The singer branched away from his bandmates to release Flamingo in September 2010 as The Killers...

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Jarvis Cocker: 'Pulp Won't Perform For Rest Of The Year'

19th June 2013

Reunited rockers Pulp are taking the rest of 2013 off after performing a string of comeback concerts over the past two years.Frontman Jarvis Cocker hinted at another hiatus at Christmas (12) when he signed off...

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Roger Daltrey Hints At The Who 50th Anniversary Shows

12th June 2013

The Who frontman Roger Daltrey has teased fans by hinting the band is eyeing a 50th anniversary tour next year (14) following the success of The Rolling Stones' comeback gigs.The Pinball Wizard hitmakers formed in...

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Andy Bell: 'Oasis Reunion Is Unlikely'

11th June 2013

Former Oasis bassist Andy Bell has shot down reports of a planned band reunion in 2014 by suggesting a get together is not "likely" this millennium.The group split in 2009 after brothers Noel and Liam...

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Liam Gallagher Has His Own Ted Bear

6th June 2013

British rocker Liam Gallagher is such a big fan of Mark Wahlberg's 2012 comedy Ted, he bought a rare limited edition copy of the foul-mouthed bear in the film.The former Oasis star, who is known...

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White Lies Planned To Make Studio Horror Movie

6th June 2013

British rockers the White Lies planned to make a horror movie in the style of Paranormal Activity while they were recording their latest album, but the idea was rejected by bosses at their record label.The...

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Liam Gallagher Clarifies Quitting Music Comments

6th June 2013

Liam Gallagher has conceded he won't be quitting music if Beady Eye's new album flops, insisting he will simply take a break from recording if he fails to achieve chart success.The British rocker recently declared...

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The Things They Say: 3705772

6th June 2013

"Apparently they rang up Pretty Green and asked them to design a gnome because Elton John, Rod Stewart and Ringo (Starr) were doing one. Someone at Pretty Green went, 'Nah, that ain't f**king cool', but...

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Liam Gallagher: 'M&m Candy Almost Killed Me'

5th June 2013

Rocker Liam Gallagher has confirmed reports he has been diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy after an M&M almost killed him.The former Oasis star has revealed he must carry medication around with him at all...

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Liam Gallagher Still Interested In A 2014 Oasis Reunion

5th June 2013

Liam Gallagher has reiterated his interest in an Oasis reunion to mark the 20th anniversary of the band's debut album Definitely Maybe next year (14).The Beady Eye frontman, who no longer speaks to his brother...

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Liam Gallagher: 'I Don't Tour To Make Money'

5th June 2013

British rocker Liam Gallagher is happy to splash out on fancy hotels and first class flights when he is touring with Beady Eye because he goes on the road to "have a good time" rather...

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The Child Of Lov Scraps Tour Dates

29th May 2013

Dutch singer The Child Of Lov has axed all of his upcoming concerts, including a planned performance at Britain's legendary Glastonbury festival.The star had been booked for a number of events throughout the summer (13),...

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Jeff Hanneman Remembered At Hollywood Memorial

24th May 2013

Slayer star Kerry King toasted his late bandmate Jeff Hanneman by downing shots of booze in his memory at a special service in Los Angeles on Thursday (23May13).Hundreds of fans flocked to the Hollywood Palladium...

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James Righton: 'Marriage To Keira Knightley Won't Change Klaxons'

22nd May 2013

Newlywed rocker James Righton is adamant his high-profile marriage to Hollywood A-lister Keira Knightley will never distract from his career in music.The Klaxons star exchanged vows with Knightley in the South of France on 4...

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Thurston Moore Open To Sonic Youth Comeback

22nd May 2013

Rocker Thurston Moore is open to reuniting Sonic Youth if he can rebuild the "trust" with his estranged wife Kim Gordon.The exes announced in 2011 they were separating after 27 years of marriage, and the...

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Penn Badgley Feared Reaction Of Jeff Buckley Fans

15th May 2013

Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley feared fans of Jeff Buckley would turn him into a hate figure for playing the tragic rocker in a new biopic.The actor plays the iconic singer/songwriter in Greetings from Tim...

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Liam Gallagher Blasts Noel's Friendship With Damon Albarn

8th May 2013

Outspoken rocker Liam Gallagher has branded his brother Noel a phony over his duet with their former arch-enemy Damon Albarn.The ex-Oasis stars famously endured a rivalry with Albarn and his Blur bandmates in their 1990s...

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Rolling Stones Kick Off U.s. Tour With Gwen Stefani And Keith Urban

4th May 2013

Gwen Stefani and Keith Urban joined The Rolling Stones onstage on Friday (03May13) as the rockers officially launched their highly-anticipated U.S. tour in Los Angeles.Hollywood stars Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Melanie Griffith and Kelsey Grammer...

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Ezra Koenig Wanted To Quit Vampire Weekend

26th April 2013

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig wanted to quit the band last year (12) and launch a movie career instead.The singer/guitarist has confessed he felt trapped by the group's success as the rockers prepared to head...

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