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Slade Earn Over £500k In Christmas Royalties

10th December 2013

Slade frontman Noddy Holder has earned over £500,000 in royalties for his festive hit 'Merry Christmas Everybody'.The band's 1973 single 'Merry Christmas Everybody' has become a firm favourite during the festive season and is set...

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Slade Star Noddy Holder Set To Pick Up $1.2 Million Cheque For 40-Year-old Xmas Hit

10th December 2013

Slade frontman Noddy Holder is on course to make over $1.2 million (£800,000) from the festive hit he wrote 40 years ago this Christmas.Merry Xmas Everybody has already grossed the rocker $768,000 (£512,000) in the...

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Slade And Shadows Stars Attend Reg Presley's Funeral

14th February 2013

Slade rocker Noddy Holder and The Shadows star Bruce Welch were among mourners paying tribute to The Troggs singer Reg Presley at his funeral on Thursday (14Feb13).Presley passed away last week (beg04Feb13) following a battle...

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Noddy Holder Loves Festive Song

24th December 2012

Noddy Holder is happy 'Merry Xmas Everybody' is ''part of the culture'' of Britain.The novelty Christmas song will celebrate its 40th year since release in 2013, and former Slade frontman Noddy - who wrote the...

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The Fray's Album Inspired By Lethal Weapon

7th March 2012

The Fray got the idea to call their latest album 'Scars & Stories' after watching 'Lethal Weapon 3'.The 'How to Save a Life' hitmakers came to the decision that blemishes are ''sexy'' after watching the...

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Noel Gallagher Wants To Work With Albarn

16th February 2012

Noel Gallagher wants to make a record with Damon Albarn.The 'If I had a Gun' hitmaker - whose former band Oasis had a huge rivalry with Damon's group Blur during the 1990s - thinks they...

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Jessie J Writing Painful Second Album

27th December 2011

Jessie J warns there will be a "lot more pain" on her second album. The 'Who You Are' hitmaker is planning to explore the darker side of her character and the struggles she had before...

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Noddy Holder Won't Reunite Slade

13th December 2011

Noddy Holder has ruled out a Slade reunion.The 65-year-old rocker thinks he and bandmates Dave Hill, Don Powell and Jim Lea have changed too much to work in same way they did until their split...

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Holder Uninterested In Rejoining Slade

2nd November 2011

British rocker Noddy Holder has no plans to rejoin Slade - because he missed out on family life when he was touring with the band in its heyday.The 65 year old admits he's open to...

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Ewan Mcgregor Recalls Decadent Set On Velvet Goldmine

22nd July 2011

Ewan McGregor has revealed the cast of 'Velvet Goldmine' were given marijuana and champagne so they would be "off their t*ts" during filming.The 40-year-old actor - who played singer Kurt Wilde in the film -...

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Scarlett Johansson's Zombie Role?

18th October 2010

Scarlett Johansson is top choice to play Elizabeth Bennett in 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'.The 'Iron Man 2' actress is being lined up to take the leading role in the film following Natalie Portman detachment...

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Wolverine Director Job For Darren Aronofsky?

31st August 2010

Darren Aronofsky is being lined up to direct 'X-Men: Wolverine 2'.The 'Wrestler' director is apparently being considered by bosses at 20th Century Fox, who can't decide between him and 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' filmmaker David...

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Kellan Lutz Knocks Out Co-star's Twilights

2nd July 2010

Kellan Lutz knocked out one of his 'Twilight Saga: Eclipse' co-stars on set.The stacked actor, who plays vampire Emmet Cullen in the 'Twilight' films, has revealed he accidently punched his fellow actor Jackson Rathbone -...

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David Slade's 'Twilight' Integrity

2nd July 2010

David Slade wasn't concerned with protecting the integrity of 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'.The director of the third instalment in Stephenie Meyer's cult vampire franchise - which broke box office records yesterday (01.07.10) by taking more...

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'Twilight's New Record

1st July 2010

'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' has smashed box office records on its opening night.The third instalment in the cult vampire franchise - which sees Bella (Kristen Stewart) forced to choose between love rivals Edward (Robert Pattinson)...

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Robert Pattinson Can't Understand Fans

14th May 2010

Robert Pattinson "can't connect" to fans of 'The Twilight Saga'. The 24-year-old actor - who plays vampire Edward Cullen in the movie series - admits the huge following the films have amassed is still a...

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Bill Condon To Direct Final Twilight Movie

29th April 2010

Bill Condon has been signed up to direct 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.'The Oscar-winning filmmaker - who was among a number of names mooted to direct the movie, including Sofia Coppola and Gus Van Sant...

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Holder: 'Christmas Hits Are Over'

26th December 2009

SLADE star NODDY HOLDER is convinced the day of the classic Christmas single is over - because the festive charts in the U.K. are now ruled by reality show winners.The singer co-wrote the band's biggest...

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Michael Stipe's Slade Help

10th October 2009

Michael Stipe thanks Slade, David Bowie and Marc Bolan for making him question his sexuality.The R.E.M. singer - who lives in New York with his long-term boyfriend, photographer Thomas Dozol - is thankful to the...

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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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Fascinating Fact 5428

10th June 2008

A first edition of ARCTIC MONKEYS album FAVOURITE WORST NIGHTMARE, a SLADE scarf and an original signed copy of TEENAGE KICKS by THE UNDERTONES are among the items going under the hammer at rock and...

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Slade Top Christmas Song Vote

7th December 2007

SLADE classic MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY has topped a poll of the most loved Christmas songs of all time. The 1973 festive smash beat out competition from Band Aid's 1985 charity track Do They Know It's...

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Go To School, Wannabe Wags Told

24th October 2007

Girls wishing to follow in the footsteps of Victoria Beckham and Cheryl Cole by marrying footballers have been reminded of the importance of good grades.The government agency responsible for skills in England says that behind...

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Movie Reviews: 30 Days Of Night

19th October 2007

No one expects vampire movies to get great reviews and those for 30 Days of Night are no exception. At least it can be said that the movie receives some mild ones. Roger Ebert's in...

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Plethora Of New Releases Floods Theaters

19th October 2007

Eight new films -- count 'em, eight! -- enter the box-office competition this weekend, each on more than 500 screens, which is likely a record. Box-office forecasters are by no means united on which film...

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Gallagher: 'Go For Number One'

13th November 2006

OASIS rocker NOEL GALLAGHER has hit out at music legends THE CLASH and RADIOHEAD for refusing to compete in the charts. The rocker is proud of his band's mainstream status, and casts a critical eye...

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Sharon Fired Shotgun At Late Ozzy

15th September 2006

SHARON OSBOURNE fired a shotgun at her husband OZZY when he returned home late after a drinking session in the 1980s. The hellraising BLACK SABBATH frontman came back to his London mansion hours overdue after...

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The Things They Say 2843

7th September 2006

"(In most countries) they'd bung 'em back. In Poland they never come back. You don't get toilet roll in Poland." Former SLADE frontman NODDY HOLDER on the perils of throwing toilet paper into Polish rock...

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Coachella Rocks As 60,000 Hit The Desert

1st May 2006

California's Coachella Valley Music + Arts Festival smashed attendance records over the weekend (29-30APR06) as more than 60,000 music fans basked in the sun at the Indio event. Temperatures hit surpassed 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32...

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