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The Libertines To Headline British Summer Time

25th April 2014

The Libertines will headline Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.The indie band have confirmed they will reunite for the London concert on July 5, supported by Pogues, Spiritualized, Maximo Park and The Enemy. The...

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Simon Cowell's Aid Song Goes Global

3rd February 2010

Simon Cowell's Helping Haiti single will be released globally.The song - a star-studded cover of R.E.M's 'Everybody Hurts' - will be available to download worldwide from Sunday (08.01.10) to help boost sales and raise relief...

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Andy Serkis Wants Bono Role

28th January 2010

Andy Serkis wants to play Bono in a film of the U2 rocker's life.The acclaimed actor - who can bee seen playing late British musician Ian Dury in new film 'Sex and Drugs and Rock...

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Johnny Depp Ready To Rock

20th October 2009

Johnny Depp is to play guitar live with his favourite British band. The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor is being lined up to appear with Babybird next month when they make their comeback at a...

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Wham!'S Last Christmas Named As Most Played Christmas Hit

29th November 2008

Last Christmas, a 1984 Christmas number one for Wham!, is the most played seasonal song of the last five years, it has been confirmed.According to the Performing Rights Society (PRS), the body responsible for collecting...

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Coldplay Return To Live Circuit With Free Brixton Show

17th June 2008

Coldplay have marked their return to live performance with a free concert for competition winners at London's Brixton Academy.The south London show at the 5,000 capacity venue included a mixture of old favourites and tracks...

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Triumphant Return For Liberated Doherty

14th May 2008

Pete Doherty has performed in public for the first time since being released from jail ahead of schedule.The 29-year-old's band Babyshambles played to a packed The Forum in Kentish Town, north London, last night.Last week...

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Leon Tops Chart Again

31st December 2007

X Factor winner Leon Jackson extended his run at the top of the singles charts for a second week with his version of Disney classic When You Believe.The Scottish crooner became the third consecutive winner...

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Leon Grabs Christmas No 1

23rd December 2007

X Factor winner Leon Jackson has grabbed the UK Christmas number one spot with his debut single. The Scottish crooner's debut single When You Believe flew off the shelves this week, knocking What a Wonderful...

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Leon Takes Irish Christmas No 1

22nd December 2007

X Factor winner Leon Jackson has grabbed the Christmas number one spot in Ireland.Widely expected to top the UK charts tomorrow, the Scottish crooner's debut single When You Believe flew off the shelves in Ireland...

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X Factor Leon Headed For No 1

19th December 2007

X Factor winner Leon Jackson is headed for the Christmas number one spot, according to the latest sales figures.Leon's cover of When You Believe - the 1998 Mariah Carey/Whitney Houston duet - is only officially...

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Radio 1 Reverses Pogues Decision

18th December 2007

BBC Radio 1 has reversed its decision to censor the Pogues' 1987 Christmas hit Fairytale of New York.The song, in which the late Kirsty MacColl trades insults with Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan, had been edited...

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Radio 1 Censors Pogues Song

18th December 2007

BBC Radio 1 has censored the Pogues' 1987 Christmas hit Fairytale of New York to avoid causing offence.The song, in which the late Kirsty MacColl trade insults with Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan, has been edited...

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Melua, Cassidy Duet Is No 1

17th December 2007

A duet between Katie Melua and the late Eva Cassidy has knocked Leona Lewis off the top of the UK singles chart.The singers' cover of What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong, the proceeds of...

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Melua And Cassidy's Duet Could Topple Leona

12th December 2007

KATIE MELUA'S duet with the late EVA CASSIDY is the favourite to be number one this weekend according to mid-week sales.Data from Music Week suggests that their version of LOUIS ARMSTRONG'S WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD...

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Leona Reigns Supreme

10th December 2007

Leona Lewis remains the person to beat in the race for Christmas number one after holding on to the top spot for the seventh week running.The X Factor winner's Bleeding Love - the biggest-selling single...

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Macgowan: 'Moss And Doherty's Relationship Was Down To Sex'

1st October 2007

The bond between supermodel KATE MOSS and rocker PETE DOHERTY was all down to great sex, according to POGUES frontman SHANE MACGOWAN. The catwalk beauty split from drug addict Doherty in July (07) after he...

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Macgowan Loses Two More Teeth In Drinking Mishap

5th November 2006

Former POGUES frontman SHANE MACGOWAN has lost two more teeth after falling over a wall in Limerick, Ireland. MACGowan, who is well-known for his love of alcohol, has already lost the majority of his teeth....

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Depp Praises Pogue Poet

27th November 2005

Screen star JOHNNY DEPP has hailed alcohol-fuelled punk singer SHANE MacGOWAN as a poet of our time. The POGUES frontman, famed for his rotting teeth and drunken rampages, has charmed the movie icon with...

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Macgowan Kicked Out Of London Hotel

7th October 2004

Rock badboy SHANE MacGOWAN was thrown out of London's prestigious Connaught Hotel on Wednesday (06OCT04) after his friend allegedly urinated on an antique chair. The former POGUES frontman and a bearded pal had been...

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Man Jailed For Attacking Macgowan

25th August 2004

Irish rocker SHANE MacGOWAN is breathing a sigh of relief after an English scaffolder has been jailed for three years for attacking the former POGUES frontman. LIAM McINERNEY, 23, from Forest Gate, east London,...

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Pogues Star Injured In Bar Fight

21st April 2004

Former POGUES frontman SHANE MacGOWAN has sustained serious facial injuries - after being beaten up by two metal bar wielding men in a London pub. The FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK singer, 46, was drinking...

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Costello And Krall To Wed

16th October 2003

Loved-up musicians ELVIS COSTELLO and DIANA KRALL are planning to marry in the next few weeks. British Costello has posted wedding banns at MARYLEBONE TOWN HALL, London - meaning the stars will be able...

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