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Bono Urges Politicians To Cancel World Debt

28th January 2007

U2 frontman BONO has urged world governments to keep their promise to cancel third world debt. The campaigning rocker is concerned that politicians aren't sticking to the G8 agreement to double African aid to...

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Arctic Monkeys To Headline Glastonbury

25th January 2007

The Arctic Monkeys will headline this year's Glastonbury festival, organiser Michael Eavis has said.Icelandic star Bjork and The Who will also appear.Mr Eavis confirmed that the legendary rockers would be performing after guitarist Pete Townshend...

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Akon + Eminem Top Euro Singles Chart

24th January 2007

AKON's collaboration with EMINEM has knocked NELLY FURTADO off the top of the European singles chart after spending weeks moving around the top five. The rappers' SMACK THAT jumps four places to number one, while...

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Bono To Be Honoured At Naacp Image Awards

24th January 2007

U2 frontman BONO's prolific charity work has earned him the prestigious Chairman's Award at the 38th annual NAACP Image Awards. The campaigning rocker will receive his prize at a ceremony on 2 March (07), which...

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Velvet Revolver: 'Rubin Collaboration Was Uninspired'

23rd January 2007

Rockers VELVET REVOLVER became "uninspired" working with super-producer RICK RUBIN, accusing him of not giving the band enough attention in the studio. The SLITHER band had hired Rubin to produce their second album LIBERTAD, but...

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U2 Rubbish 'False Gig' Reports

23rd January 2007

Irish rockers U2 have rubbished reports they are to embark on a series of live shows later this year (07), after false advertisements for the dates appeared in the British press. The BEAUTIFUL DAY rockers...

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Music Venue Hammersmith Palais To Be Demolished

23rd January 2007

Legendary British venue the Hammersmith Palais is to be destroyed after music fans lost their fight to block demolition plans yesterday (22JAN07). London's Hammersmith and Fulham Council have approved proposals by developers Parkway Properties to...

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Bono Enters Into Business Venture With Us Students

23rd January 2007

The clothing company founded by BONO and his wife has entered into a business venture with US college students in Florida, who will sell the firm's products. Students at Miami University's Centre for Social Entrepreneurship...

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Bono Speech To Be Published

22nd January 2007

A speech campaigning rocker BONO made at a White House conference in 2005 is to be published as a book in April (07). The U2 frontman's speech ON THE MOVE, which calls on Americans to...

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New Strummer Footage Shows Establishment Upbringing

21st January 2007

New footage of the late THE CLASH frontman JOE STRUMMER's privileged upbringing has been unearthed and featured in a new movie about the rocker's life. Directed by JULIAN TEMPLE, JOE STRUMMER: THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN,...

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Furtado Topples Take That In Euro Singles Chart

15th January 2007

NELLY FURTADO has ended TAKE THAT's reign at the top of the European singles chart, after her ALL GOOD THINGS climbed a place to steal the number one spot. The British boy band's PATIENCE drops...

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Lee, Sambora Divorces Don't Deter Locklear

12th January 2007

HEATHER LOCKLEAR is refusing to change her taste in men, despite having two failed relationships with musicians. The MELROSE PLACE actress, who was married to SUPERNOVA drummer TOMMY LEE and BON JOVI guitarist RICHIE SAMBORA,...

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Take That And The Beatles Continue To Rule Euro Charts

9th January 2007

Reformed boy band TAKE THAT continue to dominate the European singles chart with their comeback release PATIENCE, keeping NELLY FURTADO at bay. Furtado's ALL GOOD THINGS is at number two, while AKON FEAT EMINEM's SMACK...

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Snow Patrol Benefit From New UK Chart Rules

8th January 2007

SNOW PATROL are back in the top 10 of the UK singles chart with a song that first charted in July (06) after new rules allowing downloads to be counted were introduced. The band's CHASING...

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Leona Tops Historic Chart

7th January 2007

X Factor winner Leona Lewis remains number one in the first ever chart to include download-only releases.The Official Charts Company (OCC) announced last month that from January 1st this year, sales of all songs bought...

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Kattan Engaged

5th January 2007

Comedy actor CHRIS KATTAN and model SUNSHINE TUTT are engaged to be married. The former SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE star proposed to Tutt at her grandparents' home in Texas on Christmas Eve (24DEC06). The couple have...

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The Things They Say 3677

3rd January 2007

"We're gonna continue to be a band. But maybe the rock will have to go." Frontman BONO considers U2's future....

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Music Review Of 2006

28th December 2006

By Ian Garland and Sarah Henshaw It's been another busy year in the music world. Songs have topped charts, albums have flown off shelves and musicians have kept up the grand old tradition of rock and...

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"Inspirational" Bono Knighted

23rd December 2006

U2 frontman Bono, real name Paul Hewson, has been awarded an honorary knighthood in recognition of his work as both a musician and a leading poverty campaigner.The British embassy in the singer's home city of...

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Bono Awarded Honorary Knighthood

23rd December 2006

Campaigning rocker BONO has been awarded an honorary knighthood for "his services to the music industry and for his humanitarian work," by QUEEN ELIZABETH II. The U2 frontman will be presented the honour by the...

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Bono Urges Us Politicians To Donate Aids Funds

20th December 2006

Campaigning rocker BONO has criticised US politicians for failing to commit $1 billion (GBP513 million) to the fight against the spread of AIDS. Last week (ends15DEC06), the U2 frontman tried to persuade Democratic leaders, who...

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Take That Notch Up Third Chart Double

18th December 2006

Reformed British boy band TAKE THAT have topped the UK singles and album charts for the third successive week. The four-piece's single PATIENCE and album BEAUTIFUL WORLD held onto the top spots in the charts...

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Take That Continue Euro Chart Reign

18th December 2006

Reformed boy band TAKE THAT are celebrating after topping the European singles chart for a third week. The group's comeback single PATIENCE is at number one, while NELLY FURTADO's ALL GOOD THINGS (COME TO AN...

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Stones Achieve Top Grossing Tour Of 2006

15th December 2006

The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang tour was the top grossing tour of 2006, according to Billboard.Beginning in autumn 2005, the tour sold out not only in arenas and stadiums in America, but all around...

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Bono Lobbies Us Congress

15th December 2006

U2 frontman BONO met with members of the US Congress this week (begs11DEC06) in a bid to promote his campaign against AIDS and poverty. The ONE singer scheduled a meeting with Democrat leaders, who control...

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Arctics Go Cold Over Global Warming

11th December 2006

Musicians have long been voicing their opinions on world events; once upon a time it was a plimsoll-wearing long-haired hippy called JOHN LENNON trying to save the world by lying in a bed.But today's struggles...

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The Verve: 'Saddest Song'

11th December 2006

THE VERVE's hit THE DRUGS DON'T WORK is the saddest song to listen to, according to British research. DOCTOR HARRY WITCHEL from the University of Bristol Medical School monitored volunteers' heart rates to see which...

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Armstrong And Pearl Jam Help U2 Close Tour

11th December 2006

GREEN DAY frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG and PEARL JAM joined forces with U2 to help the Irish supergroup close their Vertigo world tour in Hawaii on Saturday night (09DEC06). The band kicked off their Vertigo...

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Leona And Ray Through To X Factor Final

10th December 2006

TV viewers were shocked to discover that Simon Cowell has both acts in next week's final after Ben Mills was voted off the show last night.The gravely-voiced charge of judge Sharon Osborne polled fractionally less...

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Musicians Call For "Fair Play"

7th December 2006

Some of the UK's biggest musicians are calling on the government to support the extension of copyright in sound recordings.Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Cliff Richard, Robbie Williams and Katie Melua are just a few of...

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