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Wilko Johnson Embarrassed By False Farewells

2nd October 2013

Terminally ill rocker Wilko Johnson is becoming wary of booking more gigs as he is still in good health despite already playing a series of farewell shows.The former Dr. Feelgood star has inoperable pancreatic cancer...

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Paul Sir Paul Mccartney Takes Credit For Rolling Stones Reunion

2nd October 2013

Sir Paul Mccartney is convinced he is responsible for The Rolling Stones' reunion gigs, insisting his constant touring inspired them to hit the road again.The Brown Sugar rockers got back together last year (12) to...

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Stone Roses Stay Mum Over New Album Rumour

26th September 2013

British rockers the Stone Roses have fuelled rumours they are planning to release new material by refusing to deny a report suggesting an album is slated for 2015.The Fools Gold hitmakers reformed last year (12)...

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David Bowie Wanted To Steal Arcade Fire Song

18th September 2013

David Bowie was so impressed with a song by rockers Arcade Fire he threatened to "steal" it from them unless they finished recording it immediately.The Canadian band was working on tracks in a New York...

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Legal Wrangle Stalls Joy Division Tape

18th September 2013

An unheard tape of cult British rockers Joy Division laying down tracks in a recording studio could be mothballed forever amid a legal wrangling between bassist Peter Hook and the owner of the cassette.Fans of...

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Noel Gallager's Representative Shuts Down Oasis Reunion Report

17th September 2013

A representative for Noel Gallagher has dismissed reports suggesting Oasis have been offered a lucrative deal to reform for a series of big concerts next summer (14).Fans' hopes were raised at the weekend (14-15Sep13) after...

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Bruce Dickinson's Representative Slams 'Malicious' Drone Development Report

12th September 2013

Iron Maiden rocker Bruce Dickinson has blasted an online report suggesting he is involved in a $500 million (£333.3 million) contract to manufacture drones for the U.S. military.The singer was recently named in an article...

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Bez To Create Honey Beer Range

12th September 2013

British rocker-turned-beekeeper Bez is planning to launch a honey-flavoured beer.The former Happy Mondays star has quit life in the city to live in a hippie commune in south Wales, and part of his role in...

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Bez Moves To Hippie Commune

12th September 2013

British rocker Bez has turned his back on his rock 'n' roll antics to live in a hippie commune in Wales.The Happy Mondays percussionist became notorious in the 1990s for his hard partying with bandmate...

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Bez Stung On Groin By Bees

11th September 2013

British rocker Bez is nursing a painful groin injury after he was stung on the privates by a swarm of bees.The Happy Mondays percussionist is building a new career as an apiarist but he learned...

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Pete Doherty In Tour Quit Threat

11th September 2013

British rocker Pete Doherty has cast doubt over his comeback tour because he can't bear to split his earnings with his Babyshambles bandmates.The former Libertines frontman has not hit the road with his group for...

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Kathleen Hanna Grateful For Health Insurance

4th September 2013

Rocker Kathleen Hanna has urged her fellow U.S. musicians to sign up for health insurance after her battle with Lyme disease left her unable to perform.The former Bikini Kill frontwoman fell ill with the tick-borne...

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Paul Sir Paul Mccartney And Mark Ronson Sealed Deal In Restroom

4th September 2013

Sir Paul Mccartney and music producer Mark Ronson finalised their plans to work together in the studio during a chance meeting in a lavatory.The recording wizard has engineered two songs on the Beatles legend's upcoming...

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Michael Eavis Sparks Rumours Of Prince And Madonna For Glastonbury

4th September 2013

Organisers of Britain's biggest rock festival have sparked speculation over the identity of next year's (14) headline acts by stating they have never played the event - fuelling rumours Prince and Madonna are in the...

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Albert Hammond, Jr.: 'I Was Hooked On Heroin And Cocaine'

4th September 2013

The Strokes rocker Albert Hammond, Jr. has opened up about his drug hell, confessing he spent years hooked on heroin and cocaine at the height of the band's success.The guitarist checked into a rehabilitation clinic...

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David Bowie At The Centre Of A Gig Bidding War

2nd September 2013

David Bowie is at the centre of a bidding war to persuade him to make a return to the stage after eight years.Bosses at promoters Live Nation have tabled a multi-million dollar bid for the...

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Haim Snub Arctic Monkeys Offer

21st August 2013

Rock siblings Haim were invited to provide guest vocals on a song by their heroes Arctic Monkeys but were heartbroken when they had to turn down the offer in order to finish recording their debut...

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Pete Doherty Sleeps At Shop

16th August 2013

Troubled British rocker Pete Doherty is sleeping at the thrift store he has opened in London to sell off his junk.The former The Libertines star launched the shop in the Camden area of the city...

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Anna Calvi Details Depression On New Album

15th August 2013

British singer/songwriter Anna Calvi has opened up about her secret battle with depression on her new album.The star reveals she had been working on tracks for One Breath during a very dark period in her...

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Pete Doherty Opens Memorabilia Shop In London

14th August 2013

British rocker Pete Doherty has set up a shop in London to sell off his personal items and memorabilia from his bands Babyshambles and The Libertines.The singer is working as a sales assistant in the...

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Rocker Alex Kapranos Presses On With Festival Gig After Suffering Nut Allergy

11th August 2013

Franz Ferdinand rocker Alex Kapranos required medical attention backstage at a music festival in Hungary on Sunday (11Aug13) after suffering an allergic reaction hours before the British band was due onstage.The Cribs singer Ryan Jarman...

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Biffy Clyro Star Slams Meet-and-greet Fees

8th August 2013

Scottish rocker Ben Johnston has hit out at pop stars Justin Bieber and One Direction for charging fans to meet them.Dozens of singers, including Beyonce, have begun setting a fee for 'meet-and-greet' events, but the...

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Roxy Music And The Smiths Stars Form Supergroup

7th August 2013

Veteran rock stars from Roxy Music, The Smiths, Suede and Supergrass have teamed up to form a new supergroup for an upcoming drama series.Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce, Suede bassist...

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Death Grips' No-show At Chicago Club Was A Prank - Report

7th August 2013

Death Grips' no-show at a nightclub in Chicago, Illinois on Friday (02Aug13) was a stunt, according to a report.The hip-hop band was due to perform at the Bottom Lounge venue prior to their headline set...

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The Horrors Push Back Release Of New Album

31st July 2013

British rockers The Horrors have delayed the release of their forthcoming album until next year (14) after failing to meet studio deadlines.The Who Can Say hitmakers' fourth project, rumoured to be called Tbc, was expected...

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Johnny Borrell's Debut Album Fails To Hit 600 First-week Sales

30th July 2013

Actress Kristen Dunst's rocker ex Johnny Borrell has suffered a blow to his ego as he tries to establish himself as a solo star - only 594 people have bought his new album.The former Razorlight...

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Mick Farren; Activist, Journalist & Rocker Dies On Stage Aged 69

By Joe Wilde | 29th July 2013

Mick Farren has passed away, going out in the only fitting way for someone who lived to the rock and roll mantra so wholeheartedly; by dying on stage doing what he loved in front of...

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Mick Farren Dead At 69

29th July 2013

Veteran musician Mick Farren has died after collapsing onstage while performing with his band The Deviants at a gig in London on Saturday (27Jul13). He was 69.Farren, a former journalist for music magazine Nme, was...

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Morrissey's Sex Pistols Letter Resurfaces

24th July 2013

A letter written by a teenage Morrissey in which he criticises the Sex Pistols' dress sense has resurfaced online.The British singer was an unknown 17 year old when he wrote in to Nme magazine in...

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Pete Doherty To Return To Thai Rehab

24th July 2013

British rocker Pete Doherty is planning a second stint at a rehab clinic in Thailand after failing to quit drugs during his first stay there last year (12).The former Libertines frontman, who has battled substance...

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