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Guns N' Roses Warned Over U.k. Festivals

GUNS N' ROSES have been warned not to turn up late for their gigs at Britain's Reading and Leeds music festivals at the weekend (28-29Aug10) - event organisers, police and local government officials are adamant...

Buy A Blu-ray Disc, Get Free Vod

Borrowing a strategy from newspapers who allow paying subscribers free access to their websites that are otherwise blocked by a pay wall and cable systems that give customers video-on-demand access to certain content, NBC will...

Kings Of Leon Say No To Glee

KINGS OF LEON have turned down the chance to showcase their hits on hit TV series GLEE.Frontman Caleb Followill reveals the band often turns down lucrative offers to feature their music on TV - they...

Cameron Expects Avatar Sequel To Reflect News

James Cameron, who contributed his expertise on deep-sea diving to government and BP officials during the recent oil-spill crisis, and who has made several trips to the Brazilian rain forest, says that he will incorporate...

Deal Could Restore Leo's Roar

MGM's lenders are now seemingly faced with a kind of Hobson's choice allow the studio to fall into bankruptcy and get little if anything from its liquidation or allow their $4 billion in notes to...

Bt Digital Music Awards Nominations Announced

Dizzee Rascal, Cheryl Cole and Gorillaz have been shortlisted for this year's BT Digital Music Awards. Nominations for the awards - which celebrates the rising importance of the internet in music - were opened to...

Kings Of Leon Scared Of Pigeon Backlash

Kings Of Leon are worried about getting showered with human excrement when they go on tour. The rock group caused uproar earlier this summer when they were forced to abandon a show in the US...

50-Year Old Tv Drama Starring Pre-bond Connery Discovered

A 1961 BBC dramatization of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, starring Sean Connery and Claire Bloom, that was long believed to have been lost has turned up in the BBC's archives and will soon be issued on...

Aerosmith's Biggest Hit Perry Bumps Tyler Into Crowd

Although officially Fox is saying that the new judging panel for American Idol won't be announced until mid-September, E! Entertainment's Ted Casablanca reported today (Wednesday) that at least one judge has been signed -- Aerosmith...

Kings Of Leon Turn Down Glee And Ugly Betty

Rockers KINGS OF LEON turned down guest appearances in UGLY BETTY and GLEE over fears they would be accused of "selling out".TV bosses behind Ugly Betty once approached the group and asked them to appear...

Followill Sorry For Sex On Fire Comments

KINGS OF LEON frontman CALEB FOLLOWILL regrets his scathing comments about the band's massive hit SEX ON FIRE - insisting he's "ashamed" of the incident.The rocker stunned fans in a recent interview when he described...

What Halted Pilgrim's Progress?

Entertainment writers and Hollywood moguls alike were busily conducting postmortems to determine the premature cause of death of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World , which opened over the weekend with just $10.6 million in ticket...

Which Version Of Avatar Will You Choose?

Digital technology may allow film directors to borrow a page from Broadway stage directors, who sometimes tweak scripts and alter staging after a play opens and critical judgments are rendered. That became apparent following the...

Rambo ... Er ... Stallone Rescues Lionsgate

While Lions Gate Entertainment reported last week that it spent $7.3 million to fight activist investor Carl Icahn's hostile takeover attempt, it may have received a far more valuable defense from Sylvester Stallone, whose Expendables...

From Flight Attendant To Tv Star?

Steven Slater, the much-celebrated flight attendant who reportedly ended his career dramatically after an encounter with an obstreperous passenger by releasing the emergency chute and sliding onto the tarmac, has been approached to host a...

Ellis 'Bored' By Genesis

Famed writer BRET EASTON ELLIS has a deep dislike of prog-rockers GENESIS - he was bored rigid by their music when researching his iconic novel AMERICAN PSYCHO.Ellis' notorious 1991 book tells the story of crazed...

Ne-yo Splashes Cash On Hats

NE-YO's hat habit is draining his cash - he once spent $5,000 (£3,333) on a single piece of headwear.The So Sick singer is rarely seen in public without wearing a trilby or cap, and he...

Manic Street Preachers' Missing Guitarist Is Focus Of New Novel

A fictional book based on the life of missing MANIC STREET PREACHERS guitarist RICHEY EDWARDS is set for release later this year (10).The troubled rocker vanished from the Embassy Hotel in London in 1995. His...

Madina Lake Take To The Stage Without Bassist

MADINA LAKE took to the stage for a gig in Britain on Sunday (01Aug10) just weeks after their bassist was left critically injured in a street attack.Matthew Leone was hospitalised in his native Chicago, Illinois...

Arcade Fire Album Inspired By Love Letters

ARCADE FIRE star WIN BUTLER has based the band's new music on a series of love letters he wrote to his childhood sweetheart in high school.The Canadian rockers are set to release their fourth record,...

Butler Praises Bono For 'Engaging' With Bush

ARCADE FIRE frontman WIN BUTLER has praised U2 rocker BONO for "engaging" with GEORGE W. BUSH over the plight of AIDS sufferers in Africa - despite the former U.S. president's unpopularity.The Irish activist met with...

Sheen To Star In Manics Video

Welsh rockers MANIC STREET PREACHERS have recruited a Hollywood star for their next music video - MICHAEL SHEEN has agreed to play chess champion GARRY KASPAROV in the new promo.The Welsh actor, who has become...

Foals Tricked Into Attending Mercury Ceremony

British rockers FOALS were stunned by their nod for the Mercury Prize because they were tricked into attending the nomination ceremony by their managers.The band found out they are one of 12 acts competing for...

Klaxons Had Doubts Over Second Album

Electro rockers KLAXONS almost scrapped their second album because they feared they would not be able to recreate the popular sound of their debut, MYTHS OF THE NEAR FUTURE.The British band received huge critical acclaim...

The Xx Invite Qureshi To Attend Mercury Prize Ceremony

British rockers THE XX have put aside their differences with ex-bandmate BARIA QURESHI and invited her to join them at the upcoming Mercury Prize ceremony.The group's self-titled debut will go up against releases by the...

Vampire Weekend 'Frustrated' By Lawsuit

Rockers VAMPIRE WEEKEND have spoken out about the multi-million dollar legal battle over their album cover art - calling the lawsuit "frustrating".The band is facing legal action from Kristen Kennis, the blonde featured on the...

Jones Eyes Killers Collaboration

TOM JONES is in talks with THE KILLERS to record a collaboration once the band returns from hiatus.The pop veteran has teamed up with numerous acts over the years and released an album of duets,...

Okereke Gig Marred By Technical Problems

BLOC PARTY star KELE OKEREKE was plagued by technical problems at a solo gig in London on Saturday night (17Jul10) - a glitch forced the star offstage to boos from the disgruntled crowd.The singer, who...

Fans Stampede Stage At Benicassim

A Spanish music festival was thrown into chaos after hundreds of fans stampeded onstage during a DJ set in the early hours of Friday (16Jul10), causing organisers to cut the gig short.Magnetic Man members Skream...

Jones' Intimate Festival Gig Sparks Chaos

Veteran singer TOM JONES caused chaos at a British music festival on Thursday night (15Jul10) when thousands of fans turned up to watch his secret warm-up show.The It's Not Unusual hitmaker played songs from his...

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