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Wilko Johnson Will Quit Before He Gets Too Sick

30th March 2014

Wilko Johnson has no intention of dying on stage.The Dr Feelgood guitarist has been gigging as much as he can since he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2012.Although he realises many people would...

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Suggs: I'm Writing Songs For New Madness Album

21st March 2014

Suggs has started writing songs for a new Madness album.The 53-year-old singer has revealed the band are heading into the studio this summer to start recording their 11th studio LP.Suggs has rediscovered his passion for...

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Beach Boys, Madness And Paloma Faith To Headline Henley Festival

21st February 2013

The Beach Boys, Madness and Paloma Faith have been announced as headliners at the 2013 Henley Festival.The 'California Girls' band are set to kick off the festivities in the quaint town in South Oxfordshire, England,...

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Madness Want Brit Award

13th November 2012

Madness think they deserve a BRIT Award.The 'Baggy Trousers' hitmakers - who rose to fame in 1978 - are disappointed they have never been awarded the 'Outstanding Achievement' accolade at the annual ceremony despite their...

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Suggs: New Madness Album Will Bring Joy

11th November 2012

Suggs hopes to ''bring joy'' to people's lives with Madness' new album.The band's frontman thinks their newly released record 'Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da' reflects their aim to represent the ''good things''...

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Madness An Older One Direction?

2nd November 2012

Madness think of One Direction as a younger version of themselves.The ska legends performed alongside the 'Live While We're Young' hitmakers during the closing ceremony of London's 2012 Olympics in August and despite the difference...

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Suggs Found Out Dad Died On Wikipedia

24th August 2012

Suggs found out his father had died from Wikipedia. The Madness singer - real name Graham McPherson - did not know his drug-addict father William, who walked out on his family when he was three,...

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Madness Honoured To Play Olympics

14th August 2012

Madness were honoured to be play at the Olympic Games closing ceremony.The ska group performed their 1982 track 'Our House' at the concert celebrating the end of the games on Sunday (12.08.12) and were impressed...

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Suggs Snubbed By Prince William

30th June 2012

Suggs was snubbed by Prince William after the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace.The Madness frontman - whose group performed on the roof of the royal residence - was left red-faced when he went to...

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Madness Frontman's Most Painful Show

14th May 2012

Madness frontman Suggs' most painful show was when he fell 30 feet.The 51-year-old singer's most embarrassing career moment was when he slipped and hurt the bottom of his spine, although he bravely finished the band's...

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Madness Honoured To Play Jubilee Concert

9th May 2012

Madness are honoured to be playing the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert.The 'One Step Beyond' group are part of the line up for a huge concert celebrating 60 years of the British monarch's reign, held at...

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Suggs' Singing Revelation

23rd January 2012

Madness vocalist Suggs says it was a "revelation" that he could sing. The 'House of Fun' band were formed in London in 1976 by a group of friends, but their singer was never picked to...

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Pearl Jam To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival

8th December 2011

Pearl Jam will headline the Isle of Wight festival.The 'Even Flow' group join Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty for an all American bill of headliners at the event, which runs from June 22 to 24...

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Elbow And Biffy Clyro Join Isle Of Wight Festival

2nd December 2011

Elbow, Biffy Clyro and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have joined the line up for the Isle of Wight Festival 2012.A host of new acts have been added to the bill for the festival, which...

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Jools Holland Receives Music Industry Trusts Honour

8th November 2011

Jools Holland was honoured with the Music Industry Trusts Award last night (07.11.11). The pianist - who previously performed with punk band Squeeze and is also known for his late night BBC2 music show -...

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Mad Weekend

15th August 2011

Madness' House of Fun Weekender will be a "24/7 mad piece of s**t".The 'One Step Beyond' band are staging a two day event in Minehead in Southern England and singer Suggs promises the band have...

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Fascinating Fact 11585

10th June 2011

Mexican wrestling extravaganza Lucha Future arrives in the U.K. for a series of shows later this month (Jun11) - and Madness frontman Suggs and movie director Tim Burton are rumoured to be among the stars...

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Suggs' Miserable 50th Birthday

23rd May 2011

Madness frontman Suggs drowned his sorrows at the pub when he turned 50 earlier this year (11) after his cat died in front of him on the morning of his birthday.The British singer was taking...

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Suggs Writes Stand-up Show

23rd May 2011

Madness frontman Suggs is set to test his comedy skills by heading out on tour as a stand-up.The British singer - real name Graham MCPherson - was inspired to write a one-man show after trying...

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Florence And The Machine's Double Q Win

25th October 2010

Florence and the Machine was the big winner at this year's Q Awards, taking home two prizes today (25.10.10).Florence Welch was named Best Female and also got the gong for Best Track for her hit...

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Madness' Street Success

29th September 2009

Madness became the first band to have London's Regent Street closed for a concert on Sunday (27.09.09).The 'Baggy Trousers' hitmakers were delighted to have "outdone The Beatles" with the feat, which saw competition winners enjoy...

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Robotic Madness

28th August 2009

Suggs claims he performs wearing a "robotic knee brace".The Madness frontman insists that age isn't taking its toll on his performances as he can still pull off his old dance moves - with a little...

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Fascinating Fact 7775

4th August 2009

Lyrics about London written by MADNESS frontman SUGGS, BABYSHAMBLES singer PETE DOHERTY and SMALL FACES are to be used in a promotional campaign for the British capital's underground train service, also known as the Tube.

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Suggs Advises Daughters To Avoid Pop Career

31st July 2009

MADNESS frontman SUGGS has advised his daughters to stop chasing a record deal before they get too big.The singer's two kids with his wife Bette Bright, Scarlet and Viva, supported his band at their Madstock...

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The Things They Say 12228

14th May 2009

"I came staggering out sideways and it was (in the papers) 'Suggs king of the Camden Caners'. I thought it's something when you're outdoing Amy Winehouse at my age!" MADNESS frontman SUGGS, 48, had a...

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The Things They Say 12224

14th May 2009

"I could see that. We both have a love of slightly retro-sounding music for sure, real music." MADNESS frontman SUGGS hopes the band will one day record a duet with troubled singer AMY WINEHOUSE....

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Fascinating Fact 7336

10th May 2009

MADNESS frontman SUGGS has just wrapped a documentary series, called Seasides Out Of Season, which takes a look at Britain's coastal resorts in the winter....

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Suggs To Join Charity Busk

4th August 2008

MADNESS frontman Suggs is among the names taking apart in a nationwide busking event which will raise money for Cancer Research UK.He will be joined by Scottish singer Sandi Thom at the Busking Cancer event,...

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Stefani Disappointed By Suggs Snub

10th April 2008

Singer GWEN STEFANI was left disappointed when MADNESS star SUGGS failed to turn up to her recent concert in London - sending his two daughters in his place. Stefani has admitted to harbouring a crush...

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The Things They Say 6943

28th January 2008

"I have just come back from Paris and they are smoking everywhere there, but you come back and you can't do this or that. I was thrown out of a restaurant for smoking in London."...

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