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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...

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,...

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...

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...

Clyro's Neil Battles Through Leg Injury At Festival

BIFFY CLYRO rocker SIMON NEIL had to play through the pain at the T in the Park festival at the weekend (10-11Jul10) - after injuring his leg on stage last month (Jun10).The frontman jumped off...

Casablancas Causes Chaos At Festival

THE STROKES star JULIAN CASABLANCAS gave security guards a headache during his set at T In The Park festival on Saturday (10Jul10) - by jumping off stage and running among fans.The rocker performed a mix...

Kings Of Leon Stun London Crowd With New Tracks

KINGS OF LEON defied their record label bosses to debut new tracks from their next album at a show in London on Wednesday night (30Jun10).The rockers played in the U.K. capital's Hyde Park for 60,000...

Mason Blasts Albarn For Gorillaz's Glastonbury Slot

Former BETA BAND frontman STEVE MASON has hit out at DAMON ALBARN for dominating the main stage at Britain's Glastonbury music festival two years in a row, insisting he should have handed over the opportunity...

Casablancas Stuns Fans With Glastonbury Stage Dive

THE STROKES star JULIAN CASABLANCAS got up-close-and-personal with fans during his set at Britain's Glastonbury festival - by jumping into the audience.The rocker performed a mix of solo songs and band tracks on the John...

Biffy Clyro Rocker Injured During Glastonbury Set

BIFFY CLYRO's set at Britain's Glastonbury festival on Saturday (26Jun10) was marred by injury when singer SIMON NEIL hurt his leg after jumping off a speaker.The trio, comprising of Neil, James Johnston and Ben Johnston,...

Eels Star Caught Up In Terrorist Bust

THE EELS star MARK EVERETT was once caught up in a terrorist mix-up in London, when police suspected him of planting bombs.The bearded rocker, aka E, tells NME.com he was arrested in the British capital's...

Welch Embarrassed By Off-key Glastonbury Set

FLORENCE WELCH has pledged to sing "more in tune" at Britain's Glastonbury Festival this year (10) - to make up for screeching through her set at the legendary music gig last summer (09).Florence And The...

Band Of Horses Perform Secret Show At New York Landmark

Rockers BAND OF HORSES treated New York fans to a special concert last week (18Jun10) when they played a secret set at the city's Grand Central Station.The band alerted devotees to the one-off free gig...

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