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Green Day's Alter Ego Plays First Gig

American rockers GREEN DAY have played their first official gig in three years, under the guise of their alter egos the FOXBORO HOT TUBS.The group performed at Juanita's Cantina Ballroom in Little Rock, Arkansas,...

By on 20 May 2008

Gary Numan To Play Mighty Boosh Festival

Gary Numan and the Charlatans have been booked to play the Mighty Boosh Festival this July.The BBC comedy duo are to host their own music and comedy festival in Kent this summer and have announced...

By on 16 May 2008

Joaquin Phoenix Collaborates With Charlatan's Frontman

The CHARLATANS frontman TIM BURGESS has been collaborating with actor JOAQUIN PHOENIX on a new project.Along with ANTHONY LANGDON of SPACEHOG, the two have been working on some tracks in the studio, with the help...

By on 15 May 2008

Morrissey Ejects Nme Editor From Hotel

British singer MORRISSEY's feud with music magazine the NME continues - after he had the publication's editor removed from a Los Angeles hotel. The former Smiths frontman and the NME fell out in December (07)...

Doherty Used Pal's Urine To Pass Drugs Tests

Troubled rocker PETE DOHERTY has bragged he once cheated a drugs test by using someone else's urine. The star was released from prison last week (ends11May08) after serving 29 days of a 14 week sentence...

Hot Chip: Smaller Bands Cannot Afford To Give Away Music For Free

Electro band HOT CHIP have stated that big bands giving away their music on the internet for free is hurting smaller bands.Speaking to the BBC's Newsbeat, singer ALEXIS TAYLOR said that the music industry was...

By on 09 May 2008

Pete Doherty's Solo Show Rescheduled

PETE DOHERTY is planning a solo concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.The gig was supposed to take place on April 26th but was delayed due to Pete's incarceration and will now happen on July 12th.According...

By on 07 May 2008

Albarn Takes His Opera To The Us

BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN is taking his circus opera to the US.MONKEY: JOURNEY TO THE WEST will make its stateside debut at the 2008 Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, beginning on May 23rd, reports...

By on 02 May 2008

Babyshambles Bassist Urges Londoners To Vote

BABYSHAMBLES bassist DREW MCCONNELL has urged fans to go out and vote in the London assembly elections today in an effort to prevent the British National Party (BNP) from getting any seats.Speaking to NME magazine,...

By on 01 May 2008

Radiohead Use Video To Promote Good Cause

RADIOHEAD are using their latest music video to draw attention to the problem of human trafficking.The accompanying video for the single ALL I NEED has been produced in association with MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and...

By on 30 April 2008

Full Glastonbury Festival Lineup Revealed

The full lineup for this year's Glastonbury Festival was 'leaked by printers' a day before the official announcement was expected.The roster for the Somerset festival, which takes place at Worthy Farm in Pilton, was due...

By on 29 April 2008

Full Glastonbury Festival Lineup 'Revealed' Early

The full lineup for this year's Glastonbury Festival was leaked a day before the official announcement was expected.The roster for the Somerset festival, which takes place at Worthy Farm in Pilton, was due to be...

By on 29 April 2008

Farrell Celebrates Jane's Addiction Comeback With Solo Songs

Rocker PERRY FARRELL celebrated the fourth JANE'S ADDICTION reunion by performing electronic versions of the band's hits during his Coachella Festival performance on Sunday (27Apr08). The group reformed for a performance at last week's (23Apr08)...

Full Glastonbury Lineup 'Revealed' One Day Early

The full lineup for this year's Glastonbury Festival has been leaked a day before the official announcement was expected.The roster for the Somerset festival, which takes place at Worthy Farm in Pilton, was due to...

By on 28 April 2008

Coldplay Announce Single And Concert Giveaway

Coldplay have announced they are to give fans the chance to download their new single for free.An announcement on the band's website heralded the download opportunity, which will allow fans a week-long chance to download...

By on 28 April 2008

Super Group Performs At Love Music Hate Racism

A number of today's most promising bands teamed up to form a super group in honour of Love Music Hate Racism.Members of BABYSHAMBLES, REVEREND AND THE MAKERS, THE VIEW and THE NOISETTES and an ex...

By on 28 April 2008

Ashlee's Engagement Ring Is Conflict-free

FALL OUT BOY rocker PETE WENTZ has revealed that the diamond in his new fiancee ASHLEE SIMPSON's ring is conflict free.Speaking to People magazine at the NME Awards, socially-conscious Pete said: "It's something I care...

By on 25 April 2008

Foo Fighters, The Killers + Klaxons Lead Nme Awards

FOO FIGHTERS, THE KILLERS and KLAXONS emerged as the big winners at the first ever American NME Awards, scooping the highest accolades at the ceremony on Wednesday (23Apr08). The Foo Fighters' latest LP Echoes, Silence,...

Foo Fighters Claim Best Album At Nme Awards USA

The Foo Fighters have won the inaugural album of the year gong at the NME awards USA.Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace beat off stiff competition from Because of the Times by Kings of Leon, the...

By on 24 April 2008

Coldplay Give Away Songs For Free

British rockers COLDPLAY are taking part in a brave new promotional scheme for their new album - they are giving away their tracks for free with a U.K. magazine. The Yellow hitmakers are due to...

Radiohead Plan 'Green' Performance On Us Talk Show

RADIOHEAD are planning to play an eco-friendly gig as part of NBC's Green Week.The British band's 'green' performance will take place on US talk show Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Wednesday evening, NME magazine...

By on 22 April 2008

Jones Honoured By Nme

Former THE CLASH guitarist MICK JONES will be honoured with the Inspiration Award at the first ever NME Awards USA. Jones will pick up the prize at the ceremony in Los Angeles on 23 April...

Early Release For Doherty To Play Glastonbury?

Troubled star PETE DOHERTY will play English festival Glastonbury - because organisers are confident he will be released from prison early. The Babyshambles rocker was jailed for 14 weeks last Tuesday (08Apr08) for "breach of...

Michelle Heaton To Tackle Coldplay Song

Former LIBERTY X star MICHELLE HEATON has chosen to tackle one of COLDPLAY's hits for her debut solo single.The songstress has opted to release a version of the hit single TALK, after ex-BOYZONE member KEITH...

By on 11 April 2008

Oasis Star To Replace Pete Doherty In Celebrity Tournament

OASIS star LIAM GALLAGHER is set to replace PETE DOHERTY in this year's Celebrity Soccer Sixes.According to the Daily Mirror, the singer has stepped in after Pete was imprisoned earlier this week.The BABYSHAMBLES front man...

By on 10 April 2008

Jay-z To Pull Out Of Glastonbury?

Rapper JAY-Z is reportedly thinking of pulling out of his headline slot at this year's Glastonbury festival, due to the disappointing reaction to news of his appearance.A source told the Sun that the rapper, who...

By on 07 April 2008

Magazine Issues Apology To Morrissey

British singer MORRISSEY has won the first step in the battle to clear his name after a U.K. magazine ran an interview featuring alleged "racist" remarks from the star. The former Smiths frontman launched a...

Magazine Apologises To Morrissey Over Racist Allegations

World Magazine has apologised to the singer Morrissey after apparently suggesting the former Smiths frontman was a racist and a hypocrite.The singer took the magazine to court after it published an article in its March...

By on 03 April 2008

Chris Martin Helps Name Rem Single

REM have revealed that CHRIS MARTIN helped them come up with the name for their new single.The band opted to call the tune SUPERNATURAL SUPERSERIOUS after the COLDPLAY front man offered it as an alternative...

By on 27 March 2008

Emily Eavis: Weather Not Jay-z To Blame For Fall In Glastonbury Registrations

Glastonbury Festival organiser EMILY EAVIS has attributed the declining number of people registering for tickets to the bad weather – rather than the announcement that JAY-Z will have a headlining slot.Eavis told NME magazine that...

By on 26 March 2008


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