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Shaun Ryder Searching For Actor To Play Him In Tv Series

19th November 2013

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder is searching for the perfect actor to play him in a warts-and-all dramatisation of his autobiography.Bosses at British network Itv are planning to serialise Ryder's best-selling memoir Twisting My Melon,...

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Shaun Ryder: 'Miley Cyrus Is Completely Rock And Roll'

11th November 2013

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has spoken out in defence of Miley Cyrus, insisting her recent headline-grabbing behaviour is simply part of her rock and roll persona.The former Hannah Montana star has become a tabloid...

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Happy Mondays Star Shaun Ryder Recounts Teenage Ufo Sighting

9th November 2013

Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder has opened up about a Ufo encounter he experienced when he was 15, insisting he's still convinced he wasn't seeing things.The Step On singer, who was a big part of...

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Shaun Ryder Slams Alien Sceptics

2nd November 2013

Shaun Ryder thinks people are ''f***ing idiots'' if they don't believe in aliens.The Happy Mondays frontman claims to have spotted extra-terrestrials a number of times since he was 15 years old and while he admits...

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Shaun Ryder Rules Out Osbournes-style Reality Show

30th October 2013

Reformed rock hellraiser Shaun Ryder repeatedly turns down requests to shoot a fly-on-the-wall reality show, insisting his home life is now so boring it would fail to attract any viewers.The Happy Mondays frontman has shot...

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Shaun Ryder: "I Like James Arthur - But He Should See My Dentist"

By Joe Wilde | 15th December 2012

Shaun Ryder has come out of the closet and admitted that not only is he a fan of the X Factor, but more specifically he is a fan of this season's winner, James Arthur. That...

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13th December 2012

"I haven't a clue who the Home Secretary is or what's going on. I'm immersed in children's telly at the moment. It's the four-year-old who loves it." British rocker Shaun Ryder blames his kids for...

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Shaun Ryder's Close Encounter With Alien Life In Chile

12th December 2012

British rocker Shaun Ryder has been shown secret film footage of alien life forms visiting Earth by military bosses in Chile.The Happy Mondays frontman travelled to South America to shoot a documentary on extraterrestrial sightings,...

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19th November 2012

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has travelled to South America to shoot a Tv documentary about Ufos.

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Shaun Ryder Celebrates 50th Birthday On Stage

23rd August 2012

British musician Shaun Ryder celebrated his 50th birthday on stage this week (23Aug12) during his reunion tour with the Happy Mondays.The singer performed with his band at the Ibiza Rocks concert in Spain on Wednesday...

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Shaun Ryder Sickened By Drug Past

28th March 2012

Reformed rock wildman Shaun Ryder feels physically sick when he's reminded of his drug-taking past.The Happy Mondays frontman battled addictions to heroin and crack cocaine during his heyday in the early 1990s but he finally...

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Happy Mondays Reunion Was Caused By Stone Roses

19th March 2012

Shaun Ryder credits the Stone Roses for the Happy Mondays' reunion. The frontman admitted it was the fellow Manchester group getting back together which propelled his own band to reunite their original line up. He...

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15th February 2012

"I would like to see The Smiths reunite, but I can't see that happening - the word on the grapevine is Morrissey's not keen at all and neither's Johnny (Marr)." British rocker Shaun Ryder is...

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Shaun Ryder Mortified By Shambolic Sax Show

15th February 2012

British rocker Shaun Ryder was left crushed by his shambolic attempts to play saxophone with a jazz band after hitting a series of wrong notes during a live performance.The Happy Mondays frontman was given just...

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Too-tanned Shaun Ryder Went Dark For Tv Show

14th February 2012

Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder was left with an embarrassing nut-brown complexion after undergoing three spray tans in one morning.The pale Brit wanted a radiant glow for an appearance on a Sky TV show, so...

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Dyslexic Shaun Ryder Had Special Tutor For Sax Lessons

14th February 2012

Reformed rock wildman Shaun Ryder learned how to play the saxophone for a new TV show - but he had to turn to a special needs teacher for help when dyslexia left him struggling to...

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Shaun Ryder: 'Happy Mondays Won't Release New Album'

9th February 2012

Recently-reformed British band the Happy Mondays have "absolutely no plans" to record a new album, according to frontman Shaun Ryder.The group disbanded 19 years ago after Ryder's drug addiction spiralled out of control, but last...

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Original Happy Mondays Reform For Tour

30th January 2012

Happy Mondays' original line up have announced their return. The seven members of the 'Step On' group - key figures in England's Madchester music scene of the late 80s - are set to play together...

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12th December 2011

"I won't say which members of the original line-up I've spoken to but there is a lot to look forward to next year." British rocker Shaun Ryder teases fans about plans to reunite the original...

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No Reunion For The Happy Mondays

6th December 2011

A representative for the Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has ruled out reunion talk following rumours the band's original line-up is making plans to tour in 2012.British newspaper The Sun reported the influential 1990s band...

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Shaun Ryder's Club Gig Axed

5th December 2011

A gig by rocker Shaun Ryder has been cancelled due to "unforeseen circumstances".The former Happy Mondays frontman was scheduled to play at the Sub91 club in Leicester, England on Wednesday (07Dec11), but organisers have pulled...

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Happy Mondays Set To Reform

5th December 2011

Happy Mondays will reform next year. Lead singer Shaun Ryder is spearheading plans to get the 'Step On' group back together for a special documentary after he was approached by promoters keen for them to...

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7th November 2011

"I should have been left-handed. But at Catholic schools in the Sixties, if you picked up your pen with your left hand, you got a smack with a ruler. I ended up writing backwards, writing...

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Shaun Ryder Lands Out-of-this-world Tv Job

3rd November 2011

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has landed a new TV job fronting a show which searches for Ufos.The star is best known for his drug-fuelled wild days in the British band, but has been hiding...

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28th September 2011

"She invited him home but Bez actually got on more with Evil, her bodyguard. Bez was just... Evil was just so cool. He didn't know who Julia Roberts was." Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder reveals...

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The Things They Say 22936

26th September 2011

"It has its place and it makes good TV. There's no way that someone like me would have got through and got a break on a show like The X Factor in a million years."...

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Shaun Ryder Blames Drug Addition On Stage Fright

20th September 2011

Reformed rock wildman Shaun Ryder has blamed his crippling shyness for the drug demons he battled throughout his career.The former Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman spent more than 10 years fighting addictions to heroin...

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Shaun Ryder's Simply Red Confusion

20th September 2011

Shaun Ryder once thought Simply Red were the Happy Mondays. The former Happy Mondays singer - who was famous for his wild partying in the 80s and 90s - was sharing a drink with a...

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Shaun Ryder Turned To Press Clippings For Help With Memoirs

19th September 2011

British rocker Shaun Ryder relied on newspaper articles to piece together his career when writing his life story because years of drug abuse has wrecked his memory.The singer launched his career as frontman of Happy...

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Ryder Pleased He Waited For Wife

16th September 2011

British rocker Shaun Ryder is glad he waited until his forties to find true love - because his new wife would have "cut" his throat during his years as a rock wildman.The Happy Mondays star...

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