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Biffy Clyro Plan Experimental Album

11th May 2014

Biffy Clyro's next album will feature beatboxing, ''black metal pop'' and ''stoner-reggae''.The 'Mountains' rockers are excited about going into the recording studio to start work on the eclectic new record, and frontman Simon Neil says...

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Biffy Clyro To Take A Break From Music

2nd May 2014

Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil thinks it will be ''wise'' for them to take a break from music soon.The vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the band has admitted that although they're hoping to put out a...

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Adele Tight-lipped On James Bond Theme Future

9th March 2014

Adele is keeping James Bond bosses in the dark over whether she'll record the next theme song.The global superstar recorded the title track for 2012 movie 'Skyfall', and while many behind the scenes of the...

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Biffy Clyro Want To Write Bond Tune

26th February 2014

Biffy Clyro want to write the next James Bond theme tune. The Scottish rockers hope to follow in the footsteps of Adele, who won an Oscar for Best Original Song for 'Skyfall' in 2013, by...

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Biffy Clyro To Keep Going Into Their 50s

11th December 2013

Biffy Clyro want to keep making music well into their 50s.The Scottish rockers plan to stay together until they're middle aged because 2013 has been their best year to date and they want to build...

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Biffy Clyro To Headline At Isle Of Wight 2014

10th December 2013

Biffy Clyro is to headline at the Isle of Wight festival next year. The Scottish rock band - made up of Simon Neil, James Johnston and Ben Johnston - will take to the stage for...

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Biffy Clyro Star Threatened By Bailiff

22nd October 2013

Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil faced threats from a debt-collector after he failed to pay his gas bill.Neil, who earned the award for Best Album for Opposites at Britain's Q Awards on Monday (21Oct13), has...

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Biffy Clyro Blast Trent Reznor Over Reading Festival Outburst

5th September 2013

Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil has accused rocker Trent Reznor of spitting out "his dummy" and behaving like a spoiled diva following his band Nine Inch Nails' set at Reading Festival.Reznor unleashed an expletive-packed rant...

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Green Day Play Dookie In Full At Reading Festival

24th August 2013

Green Day performed 'Dookie' in full at Reading Festival last night (23.08.13).The punk rock superstars were headlining the first night of the event and treated fans when they played their iconic 1995 album in its...

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Biffy Clyro Frontman Simon Neil Recovers From Respiratory Problem

7th May 2013

Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil is heading back to the stage after recovering from a serious respiratory problem.The Scottish rockers scrapped the remainder of their North American tour dates, including a set at the Coachella...

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Biffy Clyro Axe Us Gigs

18th April 2013

Biffy Clyro have cancelled the remainder of their US tour dates.The Scottish rockers are returning to the UK to allow frontman Simon Neil the chance to recover from a reportedly serious respiratory problem, as he...

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Biffy Clyro Scrap Remainder Of North American Tour As Bandmate Falls Ill

18th April 2013

Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro have scrapped the remaining dates of their North American tour to allow Simon Neil to recover from a "serious respiratory problem".Neil has been struggling with shows, including last weekend's Coachella festival...

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Biffy Clyro Scrap Remainder Of North American Tour As Bandmate Falls Ill

18th April 2013

Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro have scrapped the remaining dates of their North American tour to allow Simon Neil to recover from a "serious respiratory problem".Neil has been struggling with shows, including last weekend's Coachella festival...

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Biffy Clyro Nervous About Headlining

17th March 2013

Biffy Clyro are ''sh***ing it'' about performing at Reading and Leeds 2013. The 'Black Chandelier' band may have performed at the UK festivals seven times already, but are nervous about their first headlining appearance this...

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Biffy Clyro: Us Bands Too Serious

1st March 2013

Biffy Clyro think American bands take themselves too seriously.The Scottish trio - who won Best British Band at the NME Awards on Wednesday (27.02.13) - think bands from the UK are more easygoing than their...

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Biffy Clyro Keep Songs For Themselves

28th February 2013

Biffy Clyro won't write songs for other artists. The Scottish band - who picked up the Best British Band prize at the NME Awards in London last night (27.02.13) - have turned down the opportunity...

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Biffy Clyro Nearly Split Up

31st January 2013

Biffy Clyro almost split making their new album. The 'Black Chandelier' group were under tremendous personal and professional pressure when recording new double record, 'Opposites', which was almost enough to make them quit.Vocalist Simon Neil...

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Biffy Clyro Make 'Grown Up' Album

18th January 2013

Biffy Clyro have taken a ''grown-up'' approach to their new record.The Scottish rock band ditched the late nights and partying while working in their upcoming double album 'Opposites' and have embraced a responsible approach to...

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Biffy Clyro 'Honoured' By Robbie Williams Invitaion

7th January 2013

Biffy Clyro were ''honoured'' by Robbie Williams' invitation to record with him.The 'Mountains' rockers were in Los Angeles last year recording their new album 'Opposites' - due for release later this month - and were...

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Biffy Clyro Promise Stripped Down Album

15th September 2012

Biffy Clyro's seventh album will be stripped down. The 'Stingin' Belle' band have just completed their huge double disc 'Opposites' album, but are already thinking of their next record, which will be a much more...

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Biffy Clyro As Over The Top As Possible

2nd September 2012

Biffy Clyro went ''as over the top as we could possibly go'' on their new album. 'The Captain' band have recorded new double album, 'Opposites', in California and deliberately included an array of unusual sounds,...

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Biffy Clyro Upset To Miss Jessie J

25th June 2012

Biffy Clyro were upset they missed Jessie J performing at the Isle of Wight festival.'The Captain' rockers had a long trip from their native Scotland to the island off the south coast of England for...

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Biffy Clyro's 'Different' Album

17th January 2012

Biffy Clyro are writing songs in a "different manner". The Scottish band are currently writing the follow-up to 'Only Revolutions', and singer Simon Neil has confirmed the group have taken a new approach for the...

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Biffy Clyro's Gwyneth Inspiration

4th January 2012

Biffy Clyro's next album will be like a musical version of Gwyneth Paltrow film 'Sliding Doors'."The group are currently recording a double record, which they compare to the Hollywood movie, as it explores the different...

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Biffy Clyro Frontman Shaving Beard

14th December 2011

Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil is shaving his beard because he keeps getting mistaken for Dave Grohl. The singer and guitarist with the 'Many Of Horror' group was mistaken for Foo Fighters frontman Dave many...

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Biffy Clyro Want Advice From Barlow

31st October 2011

Biffy Clyro want to take style tips from Gary Barlow.The Scottish rockers were desperate to meet the Take That frontman at last week's Q Awards, and while they admire his music, they think they could...

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Biffy Clyro Readying 'Awesome' Album

10th June 2011

Biffy Clyro have 20 "absolutely awesome" songs ready for their next album.'The Captain' rockers' fifth album is well underway, with them already having written enough tracks and mapped out how it will sound.Lead singer and...

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Biffy Clyro Hope To Learn From Foos

25th March 2011

Biffy Clyro are hoping to "steal a few tricks" from Foo Fighters when they support them at their UK concerts this summer. The Scottish 'Mountains' band are set to be the main support act at...

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Biffy Clyro Have 16 Songs For New Album

3rd March 2011

Biffy Clyro have 16 songs written for their new album. The 'Mountains' band are presently touring North America, but looking forward to getting home to Scotland to start recording their sixth album.Frontman Simon Neil said:...

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Biffy Clyro Make Second Attempt At America

4th February 2011

Biffy Clyro are trying to crack America for the second time.Bass player James Johnston says the 'Many Of Horror' groups present tour of the US is their second bid to "conquer the world" after a...

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