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Oasis Named Best British Band At Nme Awards

Mancunian group Oasis have been named the best British band at the Shockwaves NME awards.The Dig Out Your Soul stars led the way at this year's ceremony at Brixton Academy, with seven nominations, but were...

By on 26 February 2009

Mystery Jets Mobbed In Mexico

British rockers MYSTERY JETS were stunned with the reception they received in Mexico - after fans mobbed their first ever live gig in Latin America. The group jetted to the capital Mexico City to play their...

Oasis And Kings Of Leon Gear Up For Nme Awards

The cream of the music world will assemble in south London later today for the Shockwaves NME awards.British band Oasis are leading the way at this year's ceremony at Brixton Academy, with seven nominations, including...

By on 25 February 2009

White Stripes Perform Together Again

THE WHITE STRIPES performed together for the first time since autumn 2007 over the weekend.Jack and Meg reunited onstage to play on US talk show host CONAN O'BRIEN's final TV programme.The duo played the track...

By on 23 February 2009

Hawkins Defends Grohl

Taylor Hawkins has defended his bandmate Dave Grohl after it was suggested that he is the controlling member of the FOO FIGHTERS.Grohl has been fronting the massively-successful rock band since stepping from behind the drumkit...

By on 17 February 2009

Hawkins Defends 'Control Freak' Grohl

FOO FIGHTERS drummer TAYLOR HAWKINS has defended the band's frontman DAVE GROHL against accusations he is a dominating force in the band - calling him "the nicest control freak you ever meet". Grohl, who previously drummed...

Bellamy's Fan Scare

MUSE frontman MATT BELLAMY is extra careful when the band checks into hotels - he once woke up to find a fan perched on the end of his bed. The singer was on the road with...

Doherty Scrapped Winehouse Collaboration

BABYSHAMBLES rocker PETE DOHERTY was forced to scrap a planned duet with AMY WINEHOUSE after he was warned against collaborating with the singer by his producer. The pair teamed up for a string of jam sessions...

Pearl Jam Eye Second Young Collaboration

Rockers PEARL JAM are keen to collaborate with their hero NEIL YOUNG for a second time - because they are confident they could make a much "better record" together, 14 years after they first hit...

Pearl Jam Eye Second Young Collaboration

Rockers PEARL JAM are keen to collaborate with their hero NEIL YOUNG for a second time - because they are confident they could make a much "better record" together, 14 years after they first hit...

Doherty Rejects Libertines Reunion Offer

PETE DOHERTY was forced to turn down offers of $2.96 million (£2 million) to reform THE LIBERTINES - because his bandmate CARL BARAT refused to participate in the reunion. The band split acrimoniously in 2004 due...

Kaiser Chiefs Slam Hiatus Reports

British rockers KAISER CHIEFS have blasted rumours they are planning a hiatus.Recent reports suggested the band were unhappy their most recent single Good Days Bad Days failed to make the top 10 in Britain, and...

Official Secrets Act Drummer In Road Accident

OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT rocker ALEXANDER DUNLOP MACKENZIE was rushed to hospital after he was thrown from his bicycle in a serious traffic accident. MACKenzie, the drummer for the British band, has no broken bones and is...

Comedian Mark Watson To Host Shockwaves Nme Awards

Mock the Week panellist Mark Watson has been announced as the host of this year's Shockwaves NME awards.The comedian, who regularly performs with a Welsh accent despite being from Bristol, is a regular on BBC...

By on 06 February 2009

Doherty Denies Eviction Reports

BABYSHAMBLES frontman PETE DOHERTY has dismissed reports he is facing eviction from his English country mansion. The rocker's landlord reportedly threatened to have him removed from the nine-bedroom home in Wiltshire, England, after photos published in...

Kooks Star Pritchard And The DØ To Record Album

THE KOOKS frontman LUKE PRITCHARD is teaming up with French band THE DØ to record an album of cover songs.Singer Pritchard kicked off his rock career playing his own versions of classic songs in a...

Kooks Star Pritchard And The DØ To Record Album

THE KOOKS frontman LUKE PRITCHARD is teaming up with French band THE DØ to record an album of cover songs. Singer Pritchard kicked off his rock career playing his own versions of classic songs in a...

Chart-toppers White Lies Upgrade Tour Dates

After their debut album hit the number one spot, White Lies have announced upgrades to their upcoming headline tour.Tickets for the May shows went on sale on Wednesday January 28th, with the London, Leeds and...

By on 30 January 2009

Bowie Will Not Bring Back Stardust For Festival

Music legend DAVID BOWIE has denied he plans to revive his ZIGGY STARDUST persona for U.S. music festival Coachella. Rumours circulated in British tabloids suggested the star was gearing up to bring back his legendary flame-haired...

Oasis Lead Nme Nominations, Go Head-to-head With Obama

Oasis have received seven nominations for next month's NME awards, although the band will have to overcome Barack Obama to claim a clean sweep.The Britpop pioneers are nominated in the vest British band, best live...

By on 27 January 2009

The Strokes To Start Work On Album Four In February

The Strokes are to begin working on their first album in three years next month, according to drummer Fabrizio Moretti.Speaking after a concert with his side project Little Joy, Moretti confirmed that Strokes frontman Julian...

By on 26 January 2009

Squire Art Blocks Roses 'Reunion'

Former STONE ROSES guitarist JOHN SQUIRE has cast doubt on rumours the British band is set to reform by lining up a series of exhibitions to showcase his art. The Fools Gold hitmakers were said...

Franz Ferdinand Complete Lineup For Nme Awards Big Gig

Scottish indie rock act Franz Ferdinand have been confirmed as the final addition to the lineup for the Shockwaves NME awards Big Gig.The Glaswegian fourpiece will join White Lies and Crystal Castles in supporting the...

By on 20 January 2009

The Killers Born Out Of Recession

Las Vegas rockers THE KILLERS have credited financial problems with bringing the band together - calling the 2001 U.S. economic downturn a "blessing in disguise". The 9/11 terrorist attacks, including the destruction of the World...

West Is A Judge On Design Panel

Rap superstar KANYE WEST has been making use of his eye for design - by joining the judging panel for an innovation magazine's annual awards. The Stronger rapper served alongside architects, fashion icons and film...

The Killers' Car Wash Calamity

Rockers THE KILLERS once narrowly avoided causing a traffic accident - when they fled a filling station after breaking a drive-thru car wash. The band, formed in 2002, were touring in the early days of...

Guitarist Leaves Reverend And The Makers

Guitarist TOM JARVIS has quit British rock group REVEREND AND THE MAKERS. Frontman Jon 'The Reverend' MCClure claims the axeman had "had enough" and recently left the band. But MCClure isn't waiting around - he's...

Kuti Calls Off International Tour

Nigerian musician FEMI KUTI has scrapped his entire North American tour after falling sick with an mystery illness. Earlier this week (begs05Jan09), the star had announced he was postponing the opening night of his tour,...

Matlock And Gillespie Add To Asheton Tributes

SEX PISTOLS guitarist GLEN MATLOCK and PRIMAL SCREAM frontman BOBBY GILLESPIE are the latest rockers to pay tribute to THE STOOGES star RON ASHETON, who died on Tuesday (06Jan09). The 60-year-old's body was discovered by...

Followills' Festive Woes

Rockers KINGS OF LEON are relieved to see the end of the festive season - they insist Christmas Day is the most depressing 24 hours of the year. The moody musicians dread Yuletide every December...

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