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Manic Street Preachers To Perform Again

Manic Street Preachers will still play live in 2012.The 'A Design for Life' group had planned to go on an indefinite hiatus after a huge show at London's the O2 last December - in which...

Graham Coxon Asks Fans To Choose Tour Support

British musician Graham Coxon is giving unsigned bands the chance to support him on his upcoming tour by auditioning on his website.The Blur guitarist heads out on a solo trek around the U.K. in April...

Blur To Record After Brits 2012?

Blur look set to perform at the Brit Awards, and may record new material in 2012. The 'Parklife' group have been largely defunct since 2003, apart from a series of one-off shows in 2009, but...

Babyshambles To Tour Without Doherty

British rockers Babyshambles are heading out on tour - without troubled frontman Pete Doherty.Bassist Drew MCConnell and guitarist Mik Whitnall have announced two concerts in the U.K. with another eight or nine in the pipeline,...

Manic Street Preachers End Hiatus After Four Weeks

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers have axed their two-year hiatus after less than four weeks, announcing they will be playing gigs outside the U.K. this year (12).The Everything Must Go hitmakers told fans last year...

Drew Mcconnell Walking Again After Breaking His Back

British rocker Drew Mcconnell is walking again, less than six months after breaking his back in a horrific road crash.The Babyshambles bassist snapped his spine in three places and suffered broken ribs and injuries to...

Pulp Hint At 2012 Return After Cryptic Tweet

Pulp have been one of the more popular among the slew of artists making their active return to live music as the demand for nostalgia echoes across the music industry's decaying wasteland, their shows last...

Nick Hodgson Joins The Vaccines Onstage

Kaiser Chiefs star Nick Hodgson became a temporary member of The Vaccines on Tuesday night (03Jan12) when he stepped in to guest as their drummer.The band was performing a show at Amsterdam Paradiso in the...

John Lydon Attacks Tv Talent Shows

Punk icon John Lydon has blamed TV talent shows for the fact his reunited Public Image Ltd. have yet to find a record label.The sneering former Sex Pistols singer has taken aim at hit shows...

Arctic Monkeys Blunder New Year's Eve Celebration In Australia

British rockers the Arctic Monkeys suffered an embarrassing moment at midnight on New Year's Eve (31Dec11) - because they didn't realise they were supposed to countdown to 2012 at an Australian festival.The band left the...

Morrissey Demands Apology To End Lawsuit

Singer Morrissey has urged magazine bosses to apologise and end an ongoing lawsuit to prevent a costly court battle.The former The Smiths frontman has issued a writ against Nme alleging comments he made in a...

White Lies Rule Our Christmas Track

White Lies don't see the point in Christmas songs. The 'To Lose my Life' group have ruled out any chance of recording a festive hit themselves, as they don't want to have a track which...

Axl Rose Ejects Unruly Fan From Vancouver Gig

Axl Rose, lead singer of Guns N'Roses, has once again had his attitude towards the group's fans called into question, as he had a gig-goer ejected from their concert in Vancouver last Saturday (December 17,...

Pj Harvey's Album Named Critics' Record Of The Year

Pj Harvey's acclaimed album Let England Shake has crowned a triumphant year for the British singer/songwriter after it was named the best record of 2011 by music critics.Harvey's state-of-the-nation address scooped the prestigious Mercury Prize...

Matt Helders Learning To Play Guitar

Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders is learning to play the guitar. The drummer is taking some time off from touring and recording over the festive period, and is planning to devote some time to learning a...

Tom Meighan Confident Of Christmas Carol Writing

Kasabian's Tom Meighan thinks he'd write great Christmas Carols. The singer says if he were to pen some festive tracks, they would have a traditional sound to them, in the style of 'White Christmas' hitmaker...

The Vaccines Frontman Stops Shouting

The Vaccines singer Justin Young is trying not to get angry to protect his voice. The 'If You Wanna' vocalist has undergone three operations for haemorrhages on his vocal cords in the last year and...

Alice Cooper Buying Gaga A Bible

Alice Cooper is getting Lady Gaga a bible and a cookbook for Christmas. The 'Poison' shock rocker is good friends with Gaga and looking to get her some useful everyday objects, which he thinks may...

Sarah Harding Had Horse Therapy In Rehab

Sarah Harding underwent horse therapy while she was in rehab.The Girls Aloud singer - who visited American treatment facility Cottonwood in October to seek help for depression and alcoholism - opted for "equine assisted counselling"...

Michael Jackson's Hair To Be Turned Into Roulette Ball

Michael Jackson's hair is about to be lucky for gamblers - a clump is to be used for the manufacture of a one-of-a-kind roulette ball.Bosses at Onlinegamblingpal.com purchased the hair, which was collected at a...

Tom Morello Wouldn't Expect Rage Success Now

Tom Morello doesn't think Rage Against the Machine would get signed if they started today. The 'Killing in the Name of' guitarist believes modern record companies are only interested in making money, and so wouldn't...

Lindsey Buckingham Axes U.k. Tour

Fleetwood Mac star Lindsey Buckingham has been forced to postpone his U.K. tour after his guitarist sustained a serious back injury.The rocker was due to kick off the seven-night trek at the Symphony Hall in...

Ice Cube Makes Architecture Film

Rapper Ice Cube has created a short film to pay homage to California's classic architecture.Ice Cube, real name O'Shea Jackson, enrolled in drafting classes at the Phoenix Institute of Technology in Arizona when he was...

Blur To Spend Christmas Holidays Recording New Music

Alex James has given Blur fans a reason to celebrate this Christmas (11) by revealing the Parklife hitmakers are meeting up over the holidays and will "probably" record new material.The news comes weeks after frontman...

Reading Festival Bosses Want Stone Roses Return

Organisers of Britain's Reading festival would consider booking newly-reformed rockers the Stone Roses as future headliners, despite their disastrous set at the event in 1996.The band, which announced comeback plans in October (11), infuriated fans...

No Reunion For The Happy Mondays

A representative for the Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has ruled out reunion talk following rumours the band's original line-up is making plans to tour in 2012.British newspaper The Sun reported the influential 1990s band...

Stone Roses Stars Reunite Onstage

Stone Roses stars Ian Brown and John Squire reunited on stage on Friday night (02Dec11) for the first time in 16 years.The rockers have revived the legendary band for a series of gigs next year...

Mark Ronson Refused To Work On Winehouse Album

Mark Ronson initially refused to work on the posthumous Amy Winehouse album 'Lioness: Hidden Treasures'. The producer - who worked with the late singer on her breakthrough album 'Back to Black' - was initially approached...

Amy Winehouse 'Didn't Like' Bond Track

Amy Winehouse didn't like the' James Bond' theme she was set to record. The singer - who was found dead at home in London in July - worked with Mark Ronson on a song which...

Rebecca Black Tops 'Worst Videos Ever Made' List

Rebecca Black has topped a list of the '50 Worst Music Videos Ever', compiled by UK music magazine Nme. Her clip for viral hit 'Friday' took the dubious honor, beating out competition from Britney Spears,...

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