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The Walkmen Cancel Festival Slot

American rockers THE WALKMEN have been forced to scrap an appearance at U.K. music festival The Great Escape after their flight from the U.S. was cancelled.The band was scheduled to appear at the event in...

Flowers Blooms With Lewis On New Solo Record

THE KILLERS star BRANDON FLOWERS has formed a Sin City super duo for his upcoming solo record, FLAMINGO, after inviting fellow Las Vegas native JENNY LEWIS to join him in the studio.The Human singer reveals...

M.i.a. Baffled By Video Controversy

Rapper M.I.A. is "baffled" by the controversy surrounding her video for new single BORN FREE - joking that JUSTIN BIEBER's promos are "more violent" than her own clip.The footage shows military police rounding up red-headed...

Blur Bow To Album Pressure

British rockers BLUR have returned to the recording studio and are planning to release a new album - just weeks after the band's label boss called for a new record.The Parklife hitmakers released their last...

Groening's Sons Helped With Festival Line-up

THE SIMPSONS supremo MATT GROENING relied on his family when curating an upcoming British rock festival - he asked his two sons for advice on the line-up.The cartoonist has put together the bill of bands...

Foals Almost Quit New Album

British band FOALS' new album almost never happened - because the bandmembers fell out over the quality of their songs.The five-piece have now completed Total Life Forever, but they went through a rocky recording process...

Kelis Re-ignites Animal Rights Feud

R&B star KELIS has risked the wrath of animal rights activists yet again - she admits deliberately trying to "wind them up" by embarking on a war of words earlier this year (10).The singer blasted...

Castles Faced Legal Tussle With Groping Fan

Canadian rockers CRYSTAL CASTLES were threatened with legal action from a man who was left battered and bruised after he tried to grope frontwoman ALICE GLASS.The duo was playing a show when an unnamed audience...

Gorillaz Planning Plastic Beach Sequels

DAMON ALBARN recorded enough material to make three GORILLAZ albums while working on their latest offering PLASTIC BEACH - and he's considering turning the spare songs into a series of follow-ups.The former Blur frontman created...

Rihanna Axed Duet After Brown Attack

RIHANNA planned to record a duet with British singer ELLY JACKSON - but the project was shelved after the Bajan beauty was attacked by her boyfriend CHRIS BROWN.La Roux singer Jackson has been approached by...

Doherty Baffles Babyshambles Bandmates With 'New Line-up'

PETE DOHERTY left two of his BABYSHAMBLES bandmates baffled on Tuesday night (20Apr10) - by playing a gig without them.The British rocker was rumoured to have parted ways with his group earlier this month (Apr10)...

Love Not Changing Her Name

A representative for COURTNEY LOVE has confirmed the rocker is not changing her name - insisting the star was speaking "metaphorically" when she announced plans to reinvent herself as COURTNEY MICHELLE.The Hole frontwoman was born...

Love Considered Suicide Earlier This Month

COURTNEY LOVE has stunned fans with suicide talk 16 years after her husband, KURT COBAIN, took his life.The Hole singer has revealed she spiralled into a deep depression just weeks ago and wanted to jump...

Adam Ant Records Tribute To Mclaren

Pirate rocker ADAM ANT has added a tribute to his former manager MALCOLM MCLAREN on his comeback album.The Stand & Deliver hitmaker has confirmed reports he's working on his first album in 15 years, and...

Love 'Sick' Of Cobain Questions

COURTNEY LOVE is pleading with the media to stop quizzing the rocker about her late husband KURT COBAIN because she's "sick" of talking about their short-lived marriage.The Hole singer wed the Nirvana frontman in 1992...

Love: 'Call Me Courtney Michelle'

Rocker COURTNEY LOVE is undergoing an image makeover and reinventing herself using her real name COURTNEY MICHELLE.The Hole frontwoman adopted Love as her last name when she launched her music career in the 1980s. But...

Elson Set For London Concert Debut

Rocker JACK WHITE's model wife KAREN ELSON is set to relaunch her singing career with an acoustic concert in her native Britain.The redhead beauty married the White Stripes rocker in 2005, and he recently produced...

Stars Pay Tribute To Mclaren

Stars including SEAN COMBS, BOY GEORGE and NEW YORK DOLLS rocker SYLVAIN SYLVAIN have led tributes to late punk icon MALCOLM MCLAREN, who lost his battle with cancer on Thursday (08Apr10).The former Sex Pistols manager...

M.i.a. Blasts Sri Lanka After Return To U.k.

Rapper M.I.A. has accused the Sri Lankan government of launching a sinister campaign to oversee her movements and "ban" her from returning to her native Britain.The Paper Planes hitmaker, whose family is of Sri Lankan...

Babyshambles Dismiss Split Rumours

British rockers BABYSHAMBLES have assured fans the band will not split now frontman PETE DOHERTY has rejoined THE LIBERTINES.The troubled rocker was kicked out of The Libertines in 2004 after his spiralling drug habit lead...

White: 'Internet Is A Nuisance'

JACK WHITE dreams of a world with no internet - because the web is "a nuisance" that trivialises music.The White Stripes rocker - who famously records most of his songs using old-fashioned analogue equipment -...

M.i.a.: 'Gaga Isn't Progressive'

Rapper/singer M.I.A. has blasted critics who compare her to LADY GAGA - because she doesn't think the pop star is very original.The Paper Planes hitmaker is impressed by the singer's ability to "mimic" her heroes...

Doves Deny Split Rumours

British rockers DOVES have dismissed speculation the band will split this year (10).The future of the group was thrown into doubt after guitarist Jez Williams recently announced their upcoming U.K. tour would "probably" be their...

Rihanna Disgusted By Product Placement

RIHANNA is fed up with music executives placing products into her music videos, because it transforms her work into "ad campaigns".The Umbrella hitmaker claims too many singers agree to show off gadgets or designer goods...

Rockers Sued By Drinks Company

Punk band F**KED UP are at the centre of legal action from an American drinks company over allegations the group slammed the organisation in their online blog.The Canadian rockers are being sued by bosses at...

Metallica & Black Sabbath Team Up For Record Store Day

METALLICA and BLACK SABBATH have teamed up to give April's (10) Record Store Day a big boost.The heavy rock supergroups will feature on a limited edition double-A-side, which will be released to coincide with the...

Brawl Led To Libertines Reunion

Cult British rock band THE LIBERTINES' reunion was sealed after frontman PETE DOHERTY got into a brawl in Denmark.The controversial singer/guitarist was strolling through a street in the country last year (09) when a group...

Mckay Quits Glasvegas

GLASVEGAS star CAROLINE MCKAY has quit the group.The drummer's bandmates have confirmed the news in a statement, admitting they're "really sad" about her departure. Frontman James Allan tells NME.com, "We are really sad that Caroline...

Doherty: 'Libertines Reunion Could Be A Disaster'

PETE DOHERTY is worried about THE LIBERTINES' upcoming sets at a U.K. music festival, admitting the reunion is "potentially a disaster" waiting to happen.The cult band, fronted by Doherty and Carl Barat, was announced as...

Hendrix 'Sex Tape' To Be Released

A sex tape allegedly featuring late music legend JIMI HENDRIX is set to be released on DVD.The film is titled Jimi Hendrix: The Story Of The Lost Sex Tape and purportedly features the Purple Haze...

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