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Corgan Debuts New Track At Book Launch

Rocker BILLY CORGAN debuted new material for lucky fans attending his book launch in Paris, France last week (begs27Sep10).The Smashing Pumpkins star was in the French capital to promote his new book Chants Magnetiques and...

Stars Urged To Join $750,000 Campaign To Save 100 Club

Organisers of a campaign to save London's legendary 100 Club have appealed to rockers including NOEL GALLAGHER and JOHN LYDON to donate cash to save the famed concert venue.Last month (Sep10), it was announced the...

P Diddy Stretched Vocal Chords

P Diddy admitted singing on his new album was "nerve wracking".The 'Come With Me' hitmaker - best known as a rapper and role as a businessman - said his move to showcasing his vocal prowess...

Pavement Reunion Tour In Doubt After Troubled Vegas Gig

Cult rockers PAVEMENT left fans at their Las Vegas concert baffled on Friday (01Oct10) when frontman STEPHEN MALKMUS hinted the reunited band's appearance would be their last.The group reformed earlier this year (10) to play...

White Lies' Black Humour

White Lies say "Satan would frown on" their sense of humour. The 'To Lose My life' rockers are presently in the studio recording their second album and said they have steadily been getting more and...

White Lies' Back Humour

White Lies say "Satan would frown on" their sense of humour. The 'To Lose My life' rockers are presently in the studio recording their second album and said they have steadily been getting more and...

The Drums Compose 'Best' Song To Date

The Drums claim they wrote their best song to date immediately after the departure of their guitarist. The 'Let's Go Surfing' band suffered the loss of their guitarist Adam Kessler earlier this month - two...

The Things They Say 18199

"Low, which is the first of his Berlin albums, has always been my favourite record, and even more so recently the more I've listened to it. I think that slightly experimental edge of that record...

Robyn No Role Model

Robyn worries she is a "coward" for not wanting to be a role model.The Swedish singer admits while she is an active feminist, she is reluctant to be seen as an example to other young...

P. Diddy's Arctic Night

P. Diddy is hoping he can get Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders to onstage with him in Scotland tonight (29.09.10). The 'Come With Me' rapper struck up an unlikely friendship with the rock drummer earlier...

Eels Video Inspired By Everett's Terrorist Mix-up

British rockers EELS have based their new video on frontman MARK EVERETT's brush with police earlier this year (10) when the singer was mistaken for a terrorist.Everett was questioned by cops in London's Hyde Park...

The Drums 'Betrayed'

The Drums singer Jonathan Pierce said he feels "heartbroken" and "betrayed" by former guitarist Adam Kessler. Adam quit the band last weekend, just two nights before they were due to tour the US, and Jonathan...

Carl Barat Still A Libertine

Carl Barat is adamant The Libertines will continue and that there is "life in the old dog yet". The band's co-frontman said he is sure the recently reunited group will continue past their triumphant reunion...

Spears Tops Worst Cover Song Survey

BRITNEY SPEARS' version of I LOVE ROCK 'N' ROLL has been named the worst cover version of all time.The singer released Joan Jett's track in 2002 but music fans were unimpressed with Spears' rendition -...

Amy Winehouse Apologises To Mark Ronson For Twitter Rant

AMY WINEHOUSE has apologised to MARK RONSON after saying the producer was 'dead' to her in a Twitter post over the weekend, reports NME.com. Winehouse's rant against the 35-year-old came after Ronson had spoken about...

The Drums Draft In Kessler Replacement

Indie band THE DRUMS have drafted in a temporary guitarist for their U.S. tour following ADAM KESSLER's departure.The musician stunned his bandmates by quitting the lineup earlier this month (Sep10), shortly before their American shows...

The Drums Guitarist Replaced

The Drums guitarist Adam Kessler has left the band, and a replacement has been announced.It was confirmed the musician has parted ways with the 'It Will All End In Tears' group - which also features...

Reynolds Films Bond Documentary

KLAXONS rocker JAMIE REYNOLDS has turned his hand to film-making - the bassist has shot a documentary about influential British director JACK BOND.The rocker was left in awe of Bond, who made 1965 film Dali...

Nicky Wire Blasts Current Music Scene

Nicky Wire lies awake at night worrying about the future of rock n' roll.The Manic Street Preachers bassist has blasted the current music scene, claiming there are no longer any individual or iconic stars.He said:...

Helders Breaks Arm During Bout

ARCTIC MONKEYS rocker MATT HELDERS is on hiatus from playing drums - he broke his arm during a workout in a boxing ring.The British musician was sparring with a pal at a gym when he...

Wire Praises Jean's Haiti Bid

MANIC STREET PREACHERS bassist NICKY WIRE has praised WYCLEF JEAN for his presidential bid in Haiti - insisting the hip-hop star showed "an unbelievable amount of bravery" for venturing into politics.Jean hit the headlines last...

The Xx Not Ready For Second Album

The xx have "no plans" to record a second album.The British trio - who won the coveted Barclaycard Mercury Prize for their self-titled debut album last week (07.09.10) - have revealed while they intend to...

'Defining Band Of Summer' The Libertines

The Libertines have been named the defining band of the summer in a new poll.The British indie rockers' reunion at Reading and Leeds festivals at the end of August was voted as 2010's Defining Festival...

Freebass Split, Mani Attacks Hook

PRIMAL SCREAM bassist MANI has launched a bitter attack against fellow rocker PETER HOOK after declaring their supergroup FREEBASS have split - days before the release of their latest album.The pair teamed up with The...

Cee Lo's Goth Confession

Cee Lo Green was once a goth. The upbeat soul singer and rapper - who is one half of 'Crazy' hitmakers Gnarls Barkley - admitted that he once went through a darker period where he...

Rihanna's 'Only Girl' Gets First Radio Play

The much anticipated new single by RIHANNA has premiered on RYAN SEACREST'S radio show today (September 7th 2010). 'Only Girl (In The World)' will be the first single released from the new album 'Loud', which...

Linkin Park's Hip Hop Homage

Linkin Park pay homage to Public Enemy on their new album 'A Thousand Sons'.The nu-metal group have incorporated a number of political messages into the songs on their fourth album and guitarist and rapper Mike...

Mcfly's 'International' Album

McFly changed their sound so they could "compete on an international level". The British group dropped the guitars and rock influenced sound of their fourth album 'Radio: Active' to work with pop producers on their...

Martin's Surprise Show At Apple Convention

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN gave Apple employees a special treat on Wednesday (01Sep10) when he performed a surprise show during a convention in California.The singer took to the stage at the end of an Apple...

The Ting Tings Turn Backs On Manchester

The Ting Tings wanted to get away from Manchester to record their second album. The British pop group deliberately turned their back on their hometown, opting instead to build their own studio in Berlin to...

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Lil Wayne Caught On Camera Confronting Referee At Charity Basketball Match

Lil Wayne was reportedly ejected from a charity basketball game in St. Louis on Sunday...

Hear Eric Clapton On Previously Unreleased Alternate Take Of The Rolling Stones' 'Brown Sugar'

The Clapton version will be included in band’s upcoming reissue of their ‘Sticky Fingers’ album.

Shonda Rhimes Will Publish First Book 'Year Of Yes' This November

The ‘Year of Yes’ has so far been described as ‘surprising, hilarious, poignant, and accessible’.