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The Cribs Working On Two New Albums

British rockers The Cribs are preparing to serve up a double treat for fans - they are working on two new albums for 2014.Bassist Gary Jarman reveals the band is busy recording tracks for a...

Lily Allen Lost Battle To Change Her Name

British singer Lily Allen was forced to stick to her maiden name for her music comeback after record label bosses banned her from changing her stage moniker.The Smile star wanted to adopt her husband's last...

Paul Banks Writes Magazine Tribute To Benjamin Curtis

Interpol frontman Paul Banks has written a touching tribute to the late School Of Seven Bells frontman Benjamin Curtis, who lost his battle with cancer last month (Dec13).The influential guitarist had been diagnosed with T-cell...

Serge Pizzorno Wants Starbucks Boycott

British rocker Serge Pizzorno is calling on fans to boycott Starbucks over the company's U.K. tax scandal, insisting people power could cripple the coffee giant within days.The Kasabian guitarist was shocked when it emerged in...

Carl Barat Gives Up On Solo Career

British rocker Carl Barat is forming a new band to release his latest songs as he is sick of life as a solo artist.The guitarist shot to fame as co-frontman of cult band The Libertines...

James Blake And Chance The Rapper To Live And Work Together

British singer/songwriter James Blake and Chance The Rapper are planning to move in together in Los Angeles so they can work on new music.The pair previously teamed up to record a remix of Blake's song...

Ricky Wilson Dumps The Voice Hopeful He Recognised

British rocker Ricky Wilson voted to kick a contestant off U.K. Tv talent show The Voice because he recognised the wannabe from his days on the road.The Kaiser Chiefs singer has taken up a role...

Ricky Wilson Feared Kaiser Chiefs Were Over

British rocker Ricky Wilson feared his band Kaiser Chiefs would be forced to split when drummer Nick Hodgson quit.Hodgson, a founder member of the band and co-writer of some of its biggest hits, announced his...

Bonehead: 'Liam Gallagher Would Jump At The Chance To Reform Oasis'

Former Oasis star Paul 'bonehead' Arthurs has given fans of the band fresh hope of a reunion by insisting frontman Liam Gallagher would jump at the chance to put aside his feud with brother and...

Ozzy Osbourne: 'Musicians And Politicians Should Not Mix'

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne has taken aim at his fellow musicians in the wake of Nelson Mandela's death for using the civil rights leader's death to boost their image.When the former South African president passed away...

Ozzy Osbourne Urges Lady Gaga To Dress Down In Public

Ozzy Osbourne has warned Lady Gaga to stop donning outrageous outfits in public, insisting it takes away the impact of her live shows.The Black Sabbath frontman is a big fan of outlandish costumes, but has...

Johnny Marr Brands Haim 'Idiots' Over David Cameron Photo

Rocker Johnny Marr has warned sibling trio Haim to be careful who they are friends with, insisting they made fools of themselves by posing for a photograph with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron.The Wire hitmakers...

Beck To Release Two Albums In 2014 Comeback

Rocker Beck is sealing his 2014 comeback by releasing two new albums.The Loser hitmaker announced in October (13) that he was preparing to release his first album in six years, and he later revealed his...

Acclaimed Singer/songwriter The Child Of Lov Dead At 26

Singer/songwriter The Child Of Lov has died from complications following surgery.The 26-year-old Belgian, real name Martijn William Zimri Teerlinck, passed away on Tuesday (10Dec13), according to his manager Trey Reames. He says, "On behalf...

Kim Shattuck To Release New Album After The Pixies Axe

Rocker Kim Shattuck is preparing to release a new album by her band The Muffs after delaying the project so she could tour with the Pixies.The bassist joined the Velouria hitmakers in July (13) to...

Van Dyke Parks Risks Outrage Over Nixon And Margaret Thatcher Deaths

Veteran musician Van Dyke Parks has risked causing outrage by insisting controversial world leaders Richard Nixon and Margaret Thatcher should have died sooner.The songwriter/producer, who is best known for his groundbreaking work with Beach Boys...

Kim Shattuck: 'The Pixies Sacked Me In Phone Call From Band Manager'

Rocker Kim Shattuck was told she had been fired from the Pixies in a shock phone call from the band's manager, and she fears her exit from the group was sparked by a stage-diving incident...

Keisha Buchanan Denies Label Split

British trio Mutya Keisha Siobhan have dismissed reports suggesting they have been dropped from their record label after their comeback release failed to set the U.K. singles chart alight.The original members of the Sugababes, Mutya...

The Pixies Appoint Paz Lenchatin To Replace Kim Shattuck

Rockers Pixies have appointed Argentine/American musician Paz Lenchatin to replace bassist Kim Shattuck, who left less than six months after joining the band.Shattuck joined the group in July (13) following the departure of Kim Deal,...

Paul Mccartney Sponsors Sumo Wrestling Tournament

Singer Sir Paul Mccartney has thrown his support behind a Japanese sumo wrestling event by sponsoring it.The former Beatle has been a fan of the sport for several years and he recently paid for the...

Lostlost Prophets Music Pulled From Stores

Lostprophets' music has been removed the shelves of a major British retail chain following Ian Watkins' child abuse admission.The now-defunct band's singer pleaded guilty to a number of charges, including attempting to rape a baby...

Arctic Monkeys Clear Up Jimmy Kimmel Axe Reports

British rockers Arctic Monkeys have denied they were shunted from the schedule of a U.S. Tv chat show to make way for Kanye West, insisting their performance had already been recorded days in advance.The Cornerstone...

Bobby Gillespie Backs Russell Brand Over Revolution Call

British funnyman Russell Brand has received a further boost in his campaign for a global uprising against democracy after Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie threw his support behind the star.The Get Him to the Greek...

Black Lips' Cole Alexander Pays Tribute To The Yellow Dogs

Black Lips guitarist Cole Alexander took to the stage at a concert in New York on Tuesday (19Nov13) to pay tribute to two members of The Yellow Dogs, who were murdered earlier this month (Nov13).Guitarist...

Drew Mcconnell Issues Warning Over Gig Thefts

British rocker Drew Mcconnell is urging fans to keep cell phones safe at concerts after a recent spate of thefts during gigs in the U.K.Police have launched inquiries amid fears specialist gangs of crooks are...

Lily Allen Wanted Scandalous Comeback

Singer Lily Allen deliberately planned a controversial comeback, and she was not surprised when her racy new promo racked up 2.5 million hits on YouTube.com in just two days.The Smile hitmaker has been on hiatus...

The Futureheads Star Barry Hyde Training To Be A Chef

The Futureheads frontman Barry Hyde is trading in his guitar to pursue a long-held dream of becoming a chef.The British rocker became interested in the culinary field after working with Juniper's Pantry owner David Gill,...

M.i.a. Opens Up About Shoplifting Past

British rapper M.I.A. has confessed she used to shoplift from high-end department stores as a youngster.The Paper Planes hitmaker claims she indulged her passion for designer clothes during her troubled upbringing by stealing items from...

Joy Division Slam Sale Of Ian Curtis Kitchen Table

Rockers Joy Division have criticised the "distasteful" sale of a table from the kitchen where the band's tragic singer Ian Curtis hanged himself in 1980.The wooden table is going under the hammer on eBay.com, but...

The Killers Drummer Announces 2014 Hiatus

Rockers The Killers are planning another hiatus just weeks after speculation about the band's future surfaced after bassist Mark Stoermer's chose to sit out the group's Asian tour.Fans feared the worst when guitarist Dave Keuning...

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