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Weller Wants To Collaborate With Oasis Brothers

Veteran rocker PAUL WELLER was secretly delighted by the break-up of British band OASIS - because he might now be able to work with the warring GALLAGHER brothers.The Live Forever hitmakers split over the summer...

The Stranglers Put Cowell Off Rock Music

SIMON COWELL was put off rock music for life after seeing THE STRANGLERS perform when he was a teenager - because he was disgusted when the bandmembers "spat" at the audience.The music mogul made his...

Elton John The Dance Star

Rocker SIR ELTON JOHN is relaunching himself as a dance music star, after teaming up with Australian house prodigies PNAU.The Rocket Man discovered Pnau - Empire of the Sun rocker Nick Littlemore's side project -...

The Strokes To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival For Comeback Show

Cult rockers THE STROKES will make their live comeback at next summer's (10) Isle of Wight festival in Britain.The New York band took a hiatus in 2006 and a planned reunion for 2009 was scrapped...

Mccartney Almost Quit Over Stagefright

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's crippling stagefright almost cost him his place in THE BEATLES in the mid-1960s.The Hey Jude hitmaker admits he would feel sick because he was wracked with nerves before shows and big events...

Beyonce's Crazy In Love Is Top Track

BEYONCE's hit 2003 song CRAZY IN LOVE has been named the greatest track of the last 10 years.The R&B superstar's anthem, which features her husband Jay-Z, has topped the coveted list complied by British music...

Doherty In 'Heart Failure' Health Scare

British rocker PETE DOHERTY was hooked up to a life support machine last month (Oct09) after his heart stopped beating in a poisoning scare.The former Libertines frontman was forced to cancel a string of dates...

Mccoy Joined Aids Charity In Honour Of Late Pal

GYM CLASS HEROES frontman TRAVIS MCCOY was inspired to become an ambassador for an AIDS charity after losing a loved one to the disease.MCCoy is currently serving as a spokesperson for the Staying Alive foundation,...

The Strokes Awarded Best Album Of The Decade

THE STROKES' hit record IS THIS IT has been named the best album of the last decade in a new magazine poll.A panel of musicians, producers, writers and record label bosses voted the New York...

Rapper Derek B Dies

British rapper DEREK B has died of a heart attack, aged 44.The Bad Young Brother hitmaker, real name Derek Boland, passed away in London's Charing Cross Hospital on Sunday morning (15Nov09). Boland was a pioneering...

The Xx Is A Trio After Guitarist Quits

British band THE XX is down a member - guitarist BARIA QURESHI has quit for good.Rumours of a split gathered pace after the rockers performed a concert in London without Qureshi last month (Oct09) and...

Them Crooked Vultures Formed Over Medieval Meal

DAVE GROHL formed rock supergroup THEM CROOKED VULTURES by inviting JOSH HOMME and JOHN PAUL JONES to join him on a "blind date" at a medieval banquet.The Foo Fighters frontman invited Queens Of The Stone...

Jay-z Inspired By Michael

Rapper JAY-Z has an unlikely hero - former WHAM! star GEORGE MICHAEL.The Run This Town hitmaker, real name Shawn Carter, is adamant Wake Me Up Before You Go Go singer Michael is a huge influence...

No Split On Horizon For Radiohead

RADIOHEAD have reassured fans over their future - they are heading back into the recording studio later this year (09).The British rockers sparked fears they were eyeing retirement after frontman Thom Yorke formed a new...

Brown's Dubai Set Interrupted By Scuffle

IAN BROWN was forced to halt a performance in Dubai on Thursday (01Oct09) after an argument broke out between revellers and security.The former Stone Roses singer was on-stage at the SoundCity festival when he motioned...

Brown: 'Squire's Drug Taking Was Worst Moment'

IAN BROWN has recalled the lowest moment of his career - witnessing his STONE ROSES bandmate JOHN SQUIRE snorting cocaine at 11 in the morning.The British singer admits he was shocked to see guitarist Squire...

Noah & The Whale Tour Equipment Stolen

British folk rockers NOAH AND THE WHALE are calling on fans to help track down equipment stolen following their gigs in Manchester, England.The Five Years Time group awoke on Wednesday (30Sep09) to find that thieves...

Snoop Eyes Gallagher For Label

Rapper-turned-music boss SNOOP DOGG is eyeing his first big-name signing - former OASIS guitarist NOEL GALLAGHER.The hip-hop star was unveiled as the new creative chairman of EMI's Priority Records in September (09), and he is...

Coxon U-turns On Blur Plans

BLUR star GRAHAM COXON has backtracked on his comments the British band is planning more comeback shows - insisting all the members have returned to their lives outside of the group.The Britpop pioneers reformed in...

Guitar Hero Boss: 'Cobain Image Was Fully Approved'

The maker of the controversial Guitar Hero video game featuring KURT COBAIN has spoken out about the scandal - insisting the star's image use was approved by his estate.The late frontman, who committed suicide in...

Taylor Has No Plans To Sue Rolling Stones

MICK TAYLOR was horrified after reading he plans to sue THE ROLLING STONES - because he's still friendly with his former bandmates.A British newspaper alleged the guitarist, who played with the group from 1969 until...

Brown Recommends Solo Careers To Gallaghers

Rocker IAN BROWN has offered career advice to warring brothers LIAM and NOEL GALLAGHER - urging the pair to go solo after the guitarist walked out of OASIS.Last month (Aug09), Noel quit the band after...

Organiser Defends Kings Of Leon's 'Flawless' Reading Gig

The organiser of Britain's Reading Festival has defended KINGS OF LEON's criticised headlining slot at the event - insisting the lacklustre reviews for the gig were due to a "connectivity" issue with the audience.The band...

Kaiser Chiefs Slam Leeds Split Rumours

British rockers KAISER CHIEFS have hit back at rumours their performance at the U.K.'s Leeds music festival was to be their last - insisting they are not splitting up.The band played at the legendary event...

Brown Blasts Reunited Bands

IAN BROWN has slammed bands who reunite purely to cash in on their past - insisting no amount of money will entice him to reform the STONE ROSES.The singer, who is due to play a...

Ditto Diagnosed With Adhd

GOSSIP frontwoman BETH DITTO has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).The Standing in the Way of Control hitmaker was warned by friends that she possibly suffered from the condition but she refused to...

Doherty Reunites With Ex-libertines Drummer

British rocker PETE DOHERTY thrilled fans at a solo gig on Tuesday (25Aug09) by teaming up with former THE LIBERTINES drummer PAUL DUFOUR to perform some rare songs.The singer was performing an intimate gig at...

Kane Quits The Rascals

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS star MILES KANE has quit British band THE RASCALS to launch a solo career.Kane previously collaborated with Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner to create The Last Shadow Puppets, but the musicians...

Oasis Star Gallagher Approves Brother's Solo Plans

OASIS frontman LIAM GALLAGHER has given his brother and bandmate NOEL his permission to start work on a solo album.Noel Gallagher recently admitted he has written "lots of songs" that wouldn't be suitable for the...

Jet Call For An Ambulance As Sick Cester Checks Out Of Hospital

JET rocker NIC CESTER will perform an acoustic show in London on Wednesday night (12Aug09) with an ambulance on standby.The frontman has ignored doctor's orders to rest up after collapsing onstage at the Hard Rock...

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