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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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Take That Sing For Haiti

23rd January 2010

Take That and Susan Boyle have both agreed to appear on Simon Cowell's charity record. The pop singers have joined an ever growing list of stars who will record a version of REM's song 'Everybody...

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Lionel Richie's Song For Haiti

21st January 2010

Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones are to re-record charity single 'We Are the World'.The duo - who were behind the original 1985 single - are working on a new version of the track for its...

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Hot Chip For Glastonbury?

21st January 2010

Hot Chip have hinted they will be playing Glastonbury Festival. The 'Ready For The Floor' hitmakers - who are set to release their fourth album 'One Life Stand' on February 1 - suggested they may...

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Rihanna Sings Marley's Redemption Song For Haiti

21st January 2010

RIHANNA performed BOB MARLEY's uplifting REDEMPTION SONG on OPRAH in America on Wednesday (20Jan10) and dedicated the tune to the people of Haiti.The singer agreed to appear on the TV show as part of an...

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Celine Dion Is The Ultimate Performer Of The Last Decade

19th January 2010

CELINE DION has emerged as the new century's top performer after beating KENNY CHESNEY and the DAVE MATTHEWS BAND to the top of America's Ultimate Top 10 list.Created by combining artists’ album sales revenue with...

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Eno's Terror Over U2/Coldplay Mix-up

19th January 2010

Legendary producer BRIAN ENO was nervous about working with U2 and COLDPLAY at the same time, because he feared he would mix up the recordings and make both bands sound the same.The hitmaker teamed up...

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Eno: 'Bono Is Hated In Britain'

19th January 2010

Legendary producer BRIAN ENO is convinced U2 frontman BONO is "hated" in Britain, because the public can't stand seeing a pop star meddle in international affairs.The Irish rocker is well known for his humanitarian work...

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Jay-z And Bono Team Up To Record Haiti Song

19th January 2010

Hip-hop star JAY-Z and U2 rocker BONO have teamed up to record a song about Haiti to raise money for relief efforts in the earthquake-ravaged country.The unlikely duo came together after producer Swizz Beatz approached...

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Bbc Broke Rules Over U2 'Plugging'

14th January 2010

Bosses at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) have conceded their 2009 coverage of U2's album NO LINE ON THE HORIZON appeared to unfairly endorse the band.The publicly-funded network was accused of "plugging" the Irish rockers...

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Cumming Slams Spider-man Musical Delays

13th January 2010

Scottish actor ALAN CUMMING has spoken of his "frustration" as he waits for the troubled SPIDER-MAN musical to get off the ground, insisting the show is struggling to overcome "an iceberg of financial ruin."The X-Men...

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More Spider-man Woes As Stage Musical Is Stalled

12th January 2010

Broadway's SPIDER-MAN musical TURN OFF THE DARK has been rescheduled following a string of production problems.The producers of the spectacular, which will feature music penned by U2 stars The Edge and Bono, have announced a...

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