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Simmons: 'Kiss Are Better Than U2 & The Stones'

12th March 2010

KISS star GENE SIMMONS has challenged U2 and the ROLLING STONES to a battle of the bands, insisting his heavy rock act would blow both supergroups away.The outspoken bassist insists Kiss are the best live...

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Gorillaz & Willis Break Web Record

11th March 2010

BRUCE WILLIS has helped Britpop pioneers GORILLAZ set a new record - the band's latest music video starring the action hero has become the most successful promo to premiere on YouTube.The Feel Good Inc hitmakers'...

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Wood Walks Out Of Spider-man Stage Spectacular

10th March 2010

The much-anticipated SPIDER-MAN musical has been hit with another major blow - the project's star, EVAN RACHEL WOOD, has quit.The Broadway stageshow, titled Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, has been hit with a series of...

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Amy Fans U2

8th March 2010

U2 send fan letters to their favourite singers.The 'One' hitmakers delighted Scottish star Amy MacDonald when they sent her a hand-written request for a meeting at a recent awards ceremony.Speaking ahead of her performance for...

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U2 Producer Lillywhite Wants Cowell's Idol Job

6th March 2010

Revered hitmaker STEVE LILLYWHITE has added his name to the list of potential SIMON COWELL replacements on AMERICAN IDOL, insisting he wants to find the next ELVIS.The Grammy Award-winning producer, who has worked with U2,...

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Top Money Makers U2

1st March 2010

U2 were the highest earning act in the US last year.According to Billboard magazine's Top 40 Money Makers list, the Irish rockers made $109 million in 2009 from touring, record sales and other royalties. The...

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Muse Planning Bono Collaboration

1st March 2010

British rockers MUSE are planning a star-studded performance at U.K. music festival Glastonbury this summer (10) - they are hoping U2 frontman BONO will join them on stage.Both Muse and U2 have been unveiled as...

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U2 Crowned Industry's Top Money Makers

27th February 2010

Irish superstars U2 have been crowned the music industry's cash kings after raking in more than $108 million (£67.5 million) in 2009.The band's 360 world tour has boosted their earnings for the past year, placing...

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Bono's Gadget Gamble Costs Him Dear

26th February 2010

Irish rocker BONO is feeling the effects of the struggling economy thanks to his multi-million dollar investment in smart telephone maker Palm Inc. - stock shares have plummeted a staggering 35 per cent since January...

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Dinner Diva Bono

26th February 2010

Bono insisted on specially-prepared food when dining out recently, it has been claimed.The U2 frontman amazed fellow diners at New York eatery Butter on Tuesday (23.02.10) when he made a string of requests to restaurant...

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The Things They Say 15552

25th February 2010

"If I was BONO I'd be driving around Dublin in a chariot with a laurel leaf crown." COLIN FARRELL would love to be a rocker like the U2 star.

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Emi Wants To Save Abbey Road

22nd February 2010

Record label giant EMI has abandoned plans to sell THE BEATLES' favourite recording studio ABBEY ROAD, following mass outcry from music fans across the globe.The Abbey Road recording facilities in North West London became synonymous...

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Westlife Set Record At Irish Awards

21st February 2010

WESTLIFE landed the Best Pop Act honour at the annual Meteor Ireland Music Awards on Friday (19Feb10) - for a record tenth time.The boy band, who have enjoyed a career spanning more than a decade,...

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Mccartney Hopes Abbey Road Can Be Saved

17th February 2010

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY hopes the recording studio famously used by the BEATLES can be saved - after it was put up for sale by record label giant EMI.The Abbey Road recording facilities in North West...

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Allen: 'Williams Is Too Young For Brits Top Honour'

16th February 2010

LILY ALLEN is baffled by the decision to honour ROBBIE WILLIAMS's music career at this year's (10) BRIT Awards - she's convinced the ANGELS hitmaker is too young for a lifetime achievement tribute.The former Take...

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Beatles' Abbey Road Studios For Sale

16th February 2010

THE BEATLES' favourite recording studio has been put up for sale.The Abbey Road recording facilities provided the name for the band's 1969 album, and the iconic cover shot of the musicians crossing the street was...

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Fascinating Fact 8834

12th February 2010

Soul legend STEVIE WONDER has been confirmed to close England's Glastonbury Festival this summer (10). Irish rockers U2 will headline the opening night on 25 June (10), while British rockers MUSE will be the big...

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Epworth Named Music Producer Of The Year

12th February 2010

PAUL EPWORTH, who has worked with U2, SEAN COMBS and BLOC PARTY, has been named Producer of the Year at the Music Producers' Guild Awards.The musician took the top prize at the ceremony in London...

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Mullen Lands A Role On His Favourite Show

12th February 2010

U2 star LARRY MULLEN, JR. has landed a voiceover role in his favourite show after asking producers to consider him for a part.The drummer will lend his voice to a pair of characters in the...

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Bleeding Love Is Most Romantic Song

10th February 2010

LEONA LEWIS' hit track BLEEDING LOVE has been voted the most popular love song of all time in a new poll.The single saw off competition from Whitney Houston's 1992 version of I Will Always Love...

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Allen, Green Day, U2 & Beyonce Win Big In Playboy Poll

8th February 2010

LILY ALLEN, GREEN DAY, AC DC and BEYONCE are among the big winners in the Playboy 2009 Readers Poll.Rockers U2 picked up the magazine's Hall of Fame prize, while Allen claimed the Best Alternative Album...

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Wonder To Close Glastonbury?

2nd February 2010

Soul legend STEVIE WONDER is in negotiations to join U2 and MUSE as headliners at England's Glastonbury Festival this summer (10).Event founder Michael Eavis unveiled British rockers Muse as the second big act on the...

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Stevie Wonder To Headline Glastonbury

2nd February 2010

Stevie Wonder and Muse are to headline this year's Glastonbury Festival.Organiser Michael Eavis has let slip the two acts will perform at the world famous music event, which this year celebrates it's 40th anniversary, this...

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Hope For Haiti Now Compilation Tops U.k. Chart

1st February 2010

Performances from JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, MADONNA and ALICIA KEYS have helped to make the all-star HOPE FOR HAITI NOW album the first digital-only release to top the U.K. compilations chart.The album of tracks performed during George...

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Serkis Wants To Play Bono

29th January 2010

LORD OF THE RINGS star ANDY SERKIS has one acting ambition left to fulfil - he wants to play U2 frontman BONO in a biopic of the Irish rocker's life.Serkis recently delved into the music...

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Hope For Haiti Now Digital Downloads Raise $3 Million

29th January 2010

Digital sales of the performances from last week's HOPE FOR HAITI NOW telethon have amassed $3 million (£1.87 million) for the earthquake relief effort.Music fans rushed to get hold of tracks performed by the likes...

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Andy Serkis Wants Bono Role

28th January 2010

Andy Serkis wants to play Bono in a film of the U2 rocker's life.The acclaimed actor - who can bee seen playing late British musician Ian Dury in new film 'Sex and Drugs and Rock...

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Haiti Compilation Breaks U.s. Album Chart Record

28th January 2010

The all-star HOPE FOR HAITI NOW album has become the first digital-only release to hit the top of the U.S. charts.The compilation of performances from George Clooney's charity telethon sold 171,000 units over the weekend,...

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Rihanna Feels Strong Bond With Haitian Earthquake Victims

25th January 2010

Bajan native RIHANNA jumped at the chance to record a charity song benefiting the victims of the Haitian earthquake disaster because the devastation hit so close to home, it felt like it "happened to Barbados".The...

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