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Portishead Leader Posts Weeknd's Sample Request Letter Online

5th May 2014

The leader of British group Portishead has attempted to shame singer/songwriter the Weeknd in their ongoing row over a sample by posting the producer's request letter on Twitter.com.Glory Box hitmaker Geoff Barrow maintains the R&B...

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Interpol & Portishead To Headline Atp Iceland 2014

6th January 2014

Portishead and Interpol have been confirmed as the headliners for the upcoming Atp Iceland 2014 festival.The two acts will hit the stage with local acts at the former North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) base in...

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Fascinating Fact: 3862065

11th September 2013

Portishead star Beth Gibbons has given a giant puppet polar bear a "glacial roar" ahead of a Greenpeace protest, which will take place in London later this month (Sep13). The singer's roar will be added...

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Portishead's Geoff Barrow: 'The Weeknd Refusing To Acknowledge Song Similarities'

18th July 2013

R&B star The Weeknd has reportedly denied illegally sampling Portishead's song Machine Gun on his new single after bandmember Geoff Barrow publicly complained about the issue online.The British musician claims he had denied The Weeknd's...

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Portishead Star Accuses The Weeknd Of Illegally Sampling Machine Gun

15th July 2013

Portishead star Geoff Barrow has accused R&B singer The Weeknd of sampling the group's 2008 track Machine Gun without permission.Barrow allegedly denied The Weeknd's request to feature a portion of the band's song on his...

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Glastonbury Weather Dries Up Ready For The Big Acts

By Lauren James | 28th June 2013

Many Glasto goers woke up to the pitter patter of rain on canvas this morning as Wednesday's warm, humid weather well and truly dissolved into rain. By the Thursday evening, the site was drenched -...

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Josh Groban's Christina Crush

24th February 2013

Josh Groban used to have a crush on Christina Ricci.The 31-year-old singer admitted he loved the 'Pan Am' actress when he was 13 because he was ''super into'' her character Wednesday Addams from 'The Addams...

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Portishead’S Geoff Barrow Forced To Explain Amy Winehouse ‘Fake’ Comments

By Hayley Avron | 21st September 2012

Amy Winehouse fans have been showing their allegiance to the late singer, following remarks made by the Portishead producer Geoff Barrow. Barrow made the comments about Amy’s voice, during an interview with his band BEAK...

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Kelsey Grammer's Fourth Wife Was First Who Wanted Kids

24th August 2012

Kelsey Grammer's current spouse is the first who has wanted to have children with him.He has four children with three different women, but fourth wife Kayte Walsh was open about her desires to start a...

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Fascinating Fact 13451

22nd May 2012

Blur star Damon Albarn has teamed up with Portishead's Beth Gibbons for a track on Jj Doom's new album Key To The Kuffs.

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Portishead Without Record Deal

27th September 2011

British band Portishead are still without a record deal more than two years after ending their contract with label giants Universal.The group, fronted by singer/songwriter Beth Gibbons, reunited in 2007 after an eight-year hiatus to...

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Radiohead To Tour Next Year

21st September 2011

Thom Yorke has confirmed Radiohead will tour next year.The group have played few dates in support of their latest album 'The King of Limbs', but now the frontman has revealed the band will go on...

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Portishead Don't Want To Send Audiences To Sleep

25th July 2011

Portishead don't play some of their songs live because they think the audience "would go to sleep."The group's founder, Geoff Barrow, admits they leave some tracks from their 2008 album 'Third' out of performances, because...

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Portishead Struggle With New Songs

19th July 2011

Portishead find it "hell" making music.Geoff Barrow, instrumentalist for the English group - who are also made up of singer Beth Gibbons and guitarist Adrian Utley - revealed the three-piece group find it tough to...

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Portishead To Curate New Jersey Festival

30th June 2011

British group Portishead have signed up to curate the 2011 All Tomorrow's Parties festival in New Jersey.The band has invited Marc Ribot, Swans, The Horrors, Mogwai and Deerhoof, among others to perform with them in...

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Blur Are Glastonbury's Best

24th June 2010

Blur's headlining slot at Glastonbury last year has been voted the best performance at the festival in 40 years.BBC 6 Music radio presenter Lauren Laverne revealed the British indie group - which consists of Damon...

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Fascinating Fact 8496

10th December 2009

PORTISHEAD have released a new tune to mark International Human Rights Day (10Dec09). Chase the Tear is available as a paid-for download and all proceeds from the sale of the track will go to Amnesty...

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Portishead Ask Fans To Shape Their Future

19th February 2009

British band PORTISHEAD are asking fans to help decide their future, after quitting their record deal with label giants Universal. The group reunited in 2007 - after eight years in the music wilderness - to release...

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Portishead Upset With Prince

25th April 2008

British group PORTISHEAD fear their performance at the Coachella Festival on Saturday night (26Apr08) will be "awful" - because PRINCE will be following them on the event's main stage. Synth-pop pioneers Kraftwerk were initially billed...

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The Things They Say 7997

16th April 2008

"We know the moods we set are miserable to a lot of people." PORTISHEAD star GEOFF BARROW concedes that the band's music can be quite depressing....

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Portishead Need Misery To Write

8th April 2008

British band PORTISHEAD spent 10 years writing their third studio album, because they can only write music when the bandmembers are depressed. Recordings Dummy, in 1994, 1997's Portishead and 1998 live LP Roseland NYC Live,...

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The Things They Say 2301

20th June 2006

"Sometimes I feel like I'm just f**king useless at this lark. (We) should hire DANGER MOUSE. He would knock up a PORTISHEAD album in about a week and the kidz (sic) would dig it." PORTISHEAD...

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Portishead Recording Third Album

6th January 2006

Groundbreaking British band PORTISHEAD are recording their third studio album - nine years after the release of their second. The reclusive trip-hoppers won Britain's Mercury Music Prize with their 1994 debut disc DUMMY, which...

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Portishead Return After Eight Years

19th January 2005

Cult British group PORTISHEAD have thrilled fans by starting work on their long-awaited third album - after an eight-year hiatus from the studio. GEOFF BARROW - the mastermind behind the GLORY BOX group's unique...

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