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Paul Weller Turns Backing Singer For Simon Tong

27th June 2014

Paul Weller has joined former The Verve rocker Simon Tong in the studio for a collaboration.The former The Jam frontman teamed up with Tong, who left The Verve in 1999, to perform on a single...

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Former The Verve Guitarist Selling Off Band Equipment

23rd May 2014

Former The Verve star Nick Mccabe is selling off guitars and equipment to fans in a bid to boost his cash flow.Launching the big "clear-out" on his Facebook.com page earlier this month (18May14), the guitarist...

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Beady Eye To Open Glastonbury

27th June 2013

Beady Eye are set to open this year's Glastonbury festival.Liam Gallagher's band are seemingly going to be the first band on at the English music event held on Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, after a...

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Suede Play New Songs At Hop Farm

2nd July 2012

Suede debuted new material as they closed Hop Farm Festival last night (01.07.12).The 'Trash' hitmakers - who reformed in 2010 after a seven-year hiatus - interspersed a greatest hits set with two new songs, 'Sabotage',...

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Paul Mccartney Treats Gigs As A Workout

18th June 2012

Sir Paul McCartney treats his gigs as a gym workout. The former Beatle - who turned 70 today - doesn't need top work out to keep fit, because his energetic concerts keep him in top...

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Richard Ashcroft To Play Hop Farm Festival

17th April 2012

Richard Ashcroft will play his only UK show at Hop Farm Festival in Kent. The 'Break the Night with Colour' hitmaker - formerly lead singer of The Verve - is among a large number of...

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Gerard Butler Stars For Celtic Against Manchester Utd

10th August 2011

Gerard Butler, the Scottish-born Hollywood star best known for his role as King Leonidas in '300', pulled on the Celtic shirt to face Manchester United on Tuesday evening (9th August 2011). The actor stole the...

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Lazy Frontman Noel Gallagher

31st July 2011

Noel Gallagher doesn't like being a frontman because he is a "lazy ****".The Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds mastermind - who quit Oasis in August 2009 following a series of rows with his brother, the...

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The Verve Stars To Debut New Group In London

14th April 2011

Former The Verve stars Nick Mccabe and Simon Jones are to make their live debut as The Black Ships in London in June (11).The duo formed the group in 2009 after The Verve split for...

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The Things They Say 20501

25th February 2011

"Put four people in a petri dish, stir them up, and the results will always be the same... I thought that perhaps age would have mellowed us, but I was wrong." RICHARD ASHCROFT on THE...

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Radiohead Score Best Album Of Last 25 Years

23rd December 2010

Radiohead's 'OK Computer' has been voted the best album of the last 25 years. The British indie group topped the list of the best 250 albums released between 1986 and 2011 - beating U2, Nirvana,...

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Bryan Adams Joins Killing Cancer Concert

12th November 2010

Bryan Adams has joined the bill of the KILLING Cancer charity show. The Canadian rocker joins The Who, Jeff Beck, The Verve's Richard Ashcroft and Blondie legend Debbie Harry for the concert which is being...

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The Who And Debbie Harry Sign Up For Killing Cancer

12th November 2010

The Who and Blondie's Debbie Harry will play at a KILLING Cancer charity show next year. The event will also see guitarist Jeff Beck and former The Verve singer Richard Ashcroft take to the stage...

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The Charlatans' 'Emotional' Reunion

26th October 2010

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess says it was a hugely "emotionally experience" to have drummer Jon Brookes back on stage with the band on Saturday (23.10.10).Brookes - who was diagnosed with a brain tumour shortly...

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The Charlatans Drummer Describes Collapse

4th October 2010

The Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes has written about his onstage collapse last month.The rocker was diagnosed with a brain tumour after he collapsed shortly after the 'One to Another' band had started their set at...

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Charlatans Drummer Describes Collapse

4th October 2010

The Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes has written about his onstage collapse last month.The rocker was diagnosed with a brain tumour after he collapsed shortly after the 'One to Another' band had started their set at...

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Verve Drummer Joins The Charlatans

24th September 2010

Former THE VERVE drummer PETE SALISBURY has joined THE CHARLATANS to replace JON BROOKES as he battles a brain tumour.The British band cancelled a string of shows in the U.S. after the percussionist collapsed at...

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Ashcroft Storms Off Stage Down Under

2nd August 2010

Former THE VERVE frontman RICHARD ASHCROFT disappointed fans in Australia by storming off stage at a music festival after just one song.The singer was due to perform a set at the Splendour in the Grass...

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Nathan Evicted

10th July 2010

Nathan has become the fourth person to be evicted from the 'Big Brother' house.The trainee joiner - who was only put up for eviction after Caoimhe chose him to replace her after she won the...

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Verve Won't Return

8th July 2010

Richard Ashcroft doesn't think The Verve will ever get back together. The band's former frontman - who since splitting from the group last summer has formed new group United Nations of Sound - believes there...

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Ashcroft Rules Out Verve Return

7th July 2010

British rocker RICHARD ASHCROFT has confirmed his former band THE VERVE is over for good - because they could never top their previous achievements.The Bitter Sweet Symphony hitmakers split in 1999 but they reunited for...

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Ashcroft Caught Pneumonia While Recording

2nd July 2010

Former THE VERVE rocker RICHARD ASHCROFT was struck down with pneumonia while recording his new band's first album.The star created the United Nations of Sound earlier this year (10) but he had to rush studio...

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Ashcroft Making Live Return With New Band

12th April 2010

Former THE VERVE frontman RICHARD ASHCROFT is returning to the stage less than a year after the band's split - he's set to tour Europe with new group UNITED NATIONS OF SOUND.The Verve called it...

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Brmc Old Romantics

12th April 2010

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club admit they over romanticised England.The 'Love Burns' rockers got their first big break in England and said they had always been into a lot of English groups, but when they first...

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Ellie Goulding Not Ready For Brit

15th February 2010

Ellie Goulding is unprepared for the BRIT Awards. The hotly-tipped singer, who won the BRITS 2010 Critics Choice Award in December 2009, admits she has not had time to prepare for the event, which take...

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Courtney Love's Stage Tears Fear

8th February 2010

Courtney Love is worried about crying on stage.The Hole singer - who is set to make her long-awaited live return in London later this month - is unsure whether she will be able to keep...

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Ashcroft Working With Rap Producer No I.d.

18th December 2009

THE VERVE rocker RICHARD ASHCROFT has recruited KANYE WEST and JAY-Z's rap producer to take charge of his upcoming solo album.West's beatmaking mentor No I.D. reveals the Bittersweet Symphony singer reached out to him after...

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The Verve Split - Again

13th August 2009

Cult British rockers THE VERVE have split again with bandmates reportedly accusing frontman RICHARD ASHCROFT of using a 2007 reunion to bolster his own solo career.It marks the third time the group has called it...

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The Verve & Goldfrapp Rockers Team Up For New Band

31st July 2009

Rockers from British bands THE VERVE and GOLDFRAPP have joined forces to form a new music group.The Verve's Nick MCCabe and Simon Jones are rocking out with Goldfrapp violinist Davide Rossi after forming The Black...

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