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Albert Hammond, Jr. Wants To Support Arctic Monkeys On Tour

The Strokes star Albert Hammond, Jr. has reached out to British rockers Arctic Monkeys in a bid to land a supporting slot on the band's ongoing tour.The guitarist, who is currently working on the follow-up...

Sean Lennon Baffled By Plan To Clone Beatles Star

Sean Lennon has branded plans to clone his father John Lennon from Dna extracted from the late rocker's teeth as "bizarre, futuristic and dystopian".Last year (13) Canadian dentist Michael Zuk handed a rotten molar from...

Brad Wilk: 'I Don't Think Rage Against The Machine Will Reunite Again'

Black Sabbath's stand-in drummer Brad Wilk fears his rock act Rage Against The Machine have played their last gig.Wilk has not performed with Tom Morello and his bandmates since 2011 and now the rocker has...

Pete Doherty Hoping For Big Paycheck For The Libertines Reunion

British rocker Pete Doherty is hoping for a hefty paycheck from The Libertines' reunion this summer (14) after production costs left the band out of pocket following its 2010 comeback.The cult rockers reformed to play...

Bookies Suspend Bets On Oasis Reunion

Two leading British bookmakers have suspended betting on a 2014 Oasis reunion amid growing rumours the rockers are the secret special guests lined up to headline Glastonbury festival.The Wonderwall hitmakers split in 2009 following a...

Arctic Monkeys Land Top Ivor Novello Nomination

British rockers Arctic Monkeys are hoping to crown a triumphant 12 months by landing one of the biggest prizes in music after their acclaimed record Am was nominated for Best Album at the U.K.'s Ivor...

John Mccauley Feared Nirvana Offer Was An April Fools' Day Joke

Deer Tick rocker John Mccauley was convinced he had fallen victim to an April Fools' Day (01Apr) prank when he was invited to join the surviving members of Nirvana for a special show in New...

Klaxons: 'We Did Not Take Drugs During Recording Sessions'

British rockers Klaxons have dismissed rumours they were high on drugs during recording sessions for their new album Love Frequency.The band's new record features a picture of what appears to be a small white pill...

Klaxons' Simon Taylor-davies Completes London Marathon For Charity

British rocker Simon Taylor-Davies has raised over $4,000 (£2,500) for a U.K. cancer charity after successfully completing the London Marathon on Sunday (13Apr14).The Klaxons guitarist pounded the pavement for the annual 26-mile (41.8-kilometre) race through...

Liam Gallagher And Bonehead Mobbed At Oasis Exhibition

Former Oasis stars Liam Gallagher and Paul 'bonehead' Arthurs were mobbed by hundreds of fans when they paid a surprise visit to a new exhibition in honour of the band.Chasing The Sun: Oasis 1993-1997 opens...

Courtney Love Ready To Ditch Shocking Antics Forever

Rocker Courtney Love is ready to leave her bad girl days behind.The Hole frontwoman is well known for her controversial behaviour, frequently becoming embroiled in public arguments and even exposing herself in photographs....

Patti Smith Wants Unknowns For Just Kids Movie

Punk icon Patti Smith wants "unknowns" to portray her and late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the planned movie adaptation of her award-winning memoir Just Kids, dismissing reports that actress Charlotte Gainsbourg will lead the cast.The...

Damon Albarn Hints At Noel Gallagher Collaboration

Blur frontman Damon Albarn has teased Britpop fans with the possibility of a collaboration with his former chart rival, Oasis star Noel Gallagher.The two Brits appeared to bring their rock rivalry to an end when...

Courtney Love Seriously Considering Kurt Cobain Musical

Courtney Love is in the early stages of turning her late husband Kurt Cobain's life story into a Broadway musical.In a new Nme magazine article to mark the 20th anniversary of the Nirvana star's death...

Russian Punk Stars Want Economic Sanctions Over UKraine Crisis

Pussy Riot stars Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina have stepped up their protests over the ongoing Ukraine crisis by calling for economic sanctions against Russia.The punk stars made an appearance at Tallinn Music Week in...

Macaulay Culkin Served As A Roadie During Rap Video Shoot

Former child star Macaulay Culkin filled in as a roadie during a video shoot for rising rapper Lizzo.The Home Alone star accompanied Har Mar Superstar to the filming of the promo video for female rapper...

Billy Bragg Scammed Musicians With Mini-golf Betting Con

British rocker Billy Bragg tried to scam money out of his fellow performers with rigged mini-golf games while touring in Australia.The singer/songwriter was included in the line-up for Australia's touring festival Big Day Out in...

Stone Roses Star Celebrates 50th At Charity Gig

Former Oasis star Paul 'bonehead' Arthurs, Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery and ex-Inspiral Carpets star Tom Hingley teamed up in Manchester, England on Wednesday night (19Mar14) to perform at Stone Roses guitarist Aziz Ibrahim's 50th birthday...

Guitarist Johnny Marr Breaks Hand

Rocker Johnny Marr's upcoming tour dates have been thrown into jeopardy following news the former The Smiths star has broken his right hand while running in London.The guitarist reveals the accident occurred last week (ends07Mar14),...

Danny Brown: 'I Don't Have Mental Health Issues'

Rapper Danny Brown has denied he is suffering from mental health issues after a Twitter meltdown last month (Feb14), insisting he was simply letting off steam.The hip-hop star posted a series of messages on the...

Debbie Harry Predicts End Of The Internet

Blondie star Debbie Harry is convinced humans will eventually lose interest in the Internet and "unhook" their online presence, branding the web "a waste of time".The Heart of Glass singer signed up for Twitter.com in...

Alex Turner: 'Brits Speech Was A Call To Arms'

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has elaborated on his bizarre speech at last month's (Feb14) BRIT Awards, insisting he is determined to inspire young musicians to form rock bands.The star took to the stage at...

Alt-j To Continue As Trio After Bassist's Departure

British rockers Alt-J have decided to continue as a three-piece and not replace recently-departed bassist Gwil Sainsbury.The musician stepped down from the 2012 Mercury Prize winners in January (14), citing personal reasons for his exit,...

Cliff Richard: 'I'll Avoid Monarchy Chat With Morrissey'

Veteran singer Sir Cliff Richard has vowed to avoid discussing Britain's monarchy with rocker Morrissey to prevent a clash at their joint gig later this year (14).The Devil Woman hitmaker is to play a support...

Arctic Monkeys Are Triple Winners At Britain's Nme Awards

Rockers Arctic Monkeys were the big winners at the 2014 Nme Awards in London on Wednesday (26Feb14) after taking home a trio of top honours.The Fluorescent Adolescent hitmakers, who headed into the ceremony with eight...

Alex Turner: 'Brits Fire Show Was A One-off'

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has warned fans not to expect a repeat of the spectacular pyrotechnics that accompanied their performance at the 2014 Brit Awards.The British rockers opened the ceremony in London on Wednesday...

Carl Barat Dumped Session Band Over Songs Criticism

British rocker Carl Barat decided to dump his session musicians and recruit a full-time band after he overheard them criticising his songs after a gig.The former Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things star headed out on...

Small Faces Stars Launched Global Search For Missing Demos

Iconic British band Small Faces travelled the world in search of a batch of missing demo tapes when they were compiling a special box set to mark the band's 50th anniversary.The Lazy Sunday hitmakers formed...

Paul Mccartney To Receive Songwriter's Songwriter Prize At Nme Awards

Sir Paul Mccartney is set to be feted as the Songwriter's Songwriter at the U.K.'s upcoming Nme Awards.The Beatles icon, who penned hits like Yesterday, She Loves You and Mull of Kintyre, will be handed...

Sparks Team Up With Franz Ferdinand For New Album Project

Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand have teamed up with oddball electro-pop pioneers Sparks for a new album project.The Take Me Out hitmakers have been working with Ron and Russell Mael since meeting up in California last...

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