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Universal Boss Honoured By U.k. Talent

4th November 2008

Rockers U2 honoured label boss LUCIAN GRANGE at the Music Industry Trust Awards in London on Monday night (03Nov08) - presenting the music executive with the night's top gong. Universal Music Group chairman Grange received...

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Pet Shop Boys To Be Honoured At Brits

3rd November 2008

The Pet Shop Boys are to be presented with an outstanding contribution to music award at next year's Brits, it has been confirmed.Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will be honoured and perform at the awards...

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Pet Shop Boys Land Brit Honour

3rd November 2008

The PET SHOP BOYS are to be honoured with the top prize at next year's (09) Brit Awards. The dance duo - comprising Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe - are to receive the Outstanding Contribution...

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Gallagher Disappointed By Kings Of Leon

1st November 2008

OASIS frontman LIAM GALLAGHER is bitterly disappointed by KINGS OF LEON's new album - insisting the rockers have "sold out." The British singer admits he is a fan of the Tennessee-based band, but after hearing...

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U2 Tower Plans Scrapped

31st October 2008

Rockers U2 have been forced to suspend plans to build Ireland's first skyscraper because of the global economic downturn. The band had previously announced proposals to construct the U2 Tower in the heart of Dublin,...

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Gallagher Blames Brother For U.s. Flop

31st October 2008

OASIS rocker NOEL GALLAGHER blames his brother LIAM for the band's failure to crack America. The Wonderwall hitmakers were one of the biggest British bands of the 1990s and were expected to replicate their success...

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Live Nation Donates $50,000 To Prop 8

31st October 2008

The concert promoter of MADONNA, JAY-Z and U2 has donated $50,000 (GBP30,500) to fight a ban on gay marriage in California. Bosses at Live Nation gave the sum of money to help fight the Proposition...

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Bono: 'New President Will Relaunch America'

30th October 2008

U2 frontman BONO is excited about the upcoming U.S. presidential election - because it will be a great opportunity to "relaunch Brand USA". The star has been a staunch anti-George W. Bush campaigner and welcomes...

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Bono's Credit Card Campaign Mocked In New Book

27th October 2008

U2 frontman BONO's philanthropic efforts have been laughed off in a new book - after its authors branded the rocker's credit card campaign bogus. The star launched his global RED brand in 2006, partnering huge...

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Bono's Daughter In Security Lapse

27th October 2008

The eldest daughter of U2 star BONO is at the centre of a security lapse which has seen her personal details posted online. Jordan Hewson, 19, is currently studying politics and history at a prestigious...

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Fascinating Fact 6230

23rd October 2008

Rocker BONO has been invited to write a regular column for the New York Times newspaper in 2009, while he tours with U2....

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Blige + Etheridge Sing Out For Gay Marriage

23rd October 2008

MARY J. BLIGE and MELISSA ETHERIDGE have helped raise money to fight a ban on gay marriage in California - by singing at a star-studded gala. Blige and Etheridge both took to the stage at...

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Mcculloch Takes Aim At 'Spud-peelers' U2

22nd October 2008

Outspoken ECHO + THE BUNNYMEN leader IAN MCCULLOCH has sparked a new rock feud with Irish supergroup U2 after calling them "spud peelers" who wanted to become part of the music industry's elite in a...

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U2 Land Shares From Live Nation Bosses

20th October 2008

Rockers U2 have been given a financial boost after landing 1.56 million shares from their concert promoters Live Nation. The generous move, worth over $18 million (GBP10.4 million), comes seven months after the Irish group...

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Dido Crowned Songwriter Of The Year In London

15th October 2008

British singer DIDO has been named Songwriter of The Year at the 28th annual ASCAP Awards in London. The Wednesday night (15Oct08) American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) prizegiving also honoured Solid hitmakers...

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Noel Gallagher Reveals Oasis Came Close To Split

13th October 2008

Noel Gallagher has said Oasis were on the verge of splitting at the turn of the century.Speaking to BBC 6Music, the songwriter said a poor critical response to their fourth album Standing on the Shoulder...

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Katy Perry To Host Mtv Europe Music Awards

13th October 2008

Katy Perry is to follow in the footsteps of Tom Jones and Snoop Dogg in hosting the MTV Europe Music awards.The 23-year-old singer, who has sold more than five million copies of her single I...

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The Things They Say 9770

6th October 2008

"I don't think we're the greatest band in the world; U2 are on holiday." COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN jokes about being named Best Act In The World Today at the Q Awards in London on...

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Half Of Glastonbury 2009 Tickets Gone After Early Sale

6th October 2008

More than half of the tickets for next year's Glastonbury festival have been sold, some eight months before the event itself takes place.Tickets went on sale on Sunday morning, with more than half of the...

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Glastonbury Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

4th October 2008

Tickets for next year’s Glastonbury music festival will go on sale on tomorrow morning eight months before the event itself takes place.Festival goers will be able to reserve their places by putting down a 50...

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Bono Collects Award For Late Irish Musical 'King'

3rd October 2008

U2 frontman BONO will collect an honour in New York on Friday (03Oct08) - on behalf of RONNIE DREW, the late lead singer of Irish folk band THE DUBLINERS. Drew - who died in August...

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Rick Astley Challenging Madonna And U2 For Mtv Award

2nd October 2008

Eighties pop star Rick Astley is an unlikely nominee for the best act ever at the MTV Europe Music awards.The Never Gonna Give You Up star is up against Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Green Day,...

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Astley Up For Mtv Gong After Internet Trick

2nd October 2008

Forgotten British pop star RICK ASTLEY's 'Rickrolling' phenomenon has stepped up a gear - he is a surprise contender for the Best Act gong at this year's (08) MTV Europe Music Awards. The singer's Never...

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Bono Warns U.s. Government Not To Forget The World's Poor

25th September 2008

U2 frontman BONO has urged the U.S. government not to forget the world's poor despite the country's current turbulent economic climate. The human rights campaigner joined former U.S. president Bill Clinton at his 4th annual...

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Fascinating Fact 6031

24th September 2008

U2 rocker BONO is writing a blog for British newspaper The Financial Times from the Millennium Development Goals summit in New York. The star has penned a column on Africa's need for help from Europe...

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Metallica Score Album Chart Record In U.s.

17th September 2008

METALLICA have made chart history in America by becoming the first group to debut five albums at number one. Death Magnetic, the heavy rockers' latest studio release and their first since 2003's St. Anger, has...

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Del Toro Was Autograph Hunters' Favourite At Toronto Film Festival

17th September 2008

Actor BENICIO DEL TORO has been crowned the fans' favourite autograph signer at the recent Toronto Film Festival in Canada - because he never turned a devotee away. The Oscar winner was at the event...

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Johansson Visits Rwanda To Raise Aids Awareness

17th September 2008

SCARLETT JOHANSSON has visited Rwanda to increase awareness of AIDS sufferers in African nations. The 23-year-old spent four days attending AIDS clinics alongside charity workers for RED - the initiative to combat the deadly disease...

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The Things They Say 9518

17th September 2008

"I'll play at one in the afternoon, in a parking lot in Ireland. I don't give a s**t. As long as I can do that." METALLICA star LARS ULRICH is desperate to collaborate with U2....

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Jones Plots Comeback With Winehouse And Nash Hitmakers

17th September 2008

TOM JONES has teamed up with the hitmakers behind AMY WINEHOUSE and KATE NASH's hits to record a comeback album - his first CD of new material for 15 years. The 68-year-old Welsh singer will...

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