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Gem Archer: 'I'm Match Fit For Beady Eye Tour After Fracturing My Skull'

Former Oasis star Gem Archer has assured fans of his new band Beady Eye that he's fit and well as the group kicks off its autumn tour after recovering from a fractured skull and a...

Radio Bosses Baffled By Dizzee Rascal Rant

Bbc bosses have been left baffled by Dizzee Rascal's Twitter.com rant against their track selection, insisting three of his new songs are on their playlist.The British rapper slammed Radio 1 chiefs in a furious tirade...

Lee Ranaldo Dedicates Music Lesson To Lou Reed

Sonic Youth rocker Lee Ranaldo dedicated his recent guitar workshop to the memory of Lou Reed.Ranaldo held a day of free music lessons at a store in New York City last week (28Oct13), and the...

William Orbit Blacklists Blur

Music producer William Orbit has vowed never to work with Damon Albarn again after the Blur frontman walked out of a recording session last year (12).The reunited British band headed into a studio with Orbit...

M.i.a.'S Daredevil Producer Hospitalised During Studio Sessions

Rapper M.I.A.'s time in the studio for her new album almost ended in tragedy when her producer fell off a cliff while trying to dive into the sea during a break in recording.The Paper Planes...

Oasis Star Bonehead Loved Stage Reunion With Liam Gallagher

Former Oasis rocker Paul 'bonehead' Arthurs has praised his ex-bandmate Liam Gallagher after they reunited onstage at a tribute to late The Charlatans star Jon Brookes.The guitarist, who quit the Wonderwall hitmakers in 1999, joined...

Tim Burgess Forms Supergroup For Jon Brookes Tribute Gig

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess formed a rock supergroup with members of New Order, Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines and The Pretenders on Friday (18Oct13) to pay tribute to his late bandmate Jon Brookes.The gig...

Childish Gambino Attempts To Explain Seven-page Online Rant

Rapper and actor Childish Gambino has assured fans he's Ok after a seven-page letter he posted on Instagram.com earlier this week (14Oct13) led many to believe he was quitting music.The online post listed the star's...

The Killers Halt Split Rumours With Mtv Awards Set

Rockers The Killers have dismissed split rumours by announcing they will be performing at the MTV European Music Awards in Amsterdam next month (Nov13).Reports of the band's demise started swirling around the media last week...

Freddie Cowan Designs Signature Instrument

British rocker Freddie Cowan has built a signature model guitar.The Vaccines musician, who spent a year helping to design the instrument, will join iconic guitarists including Eddie Van Halen, Santana and Kurt Cobain in the...

Dave Lovering Saddened By Kim Deal's Departure

Pixies drummer Dave Lovering has opened up about his heartache after bassist Kim Deal quit the band.Deal announced in June (13) she had left the group she helped to create in 1986, and she was...

Future Of The Killers In Doubt As Bassist Sits Out Asian Tour

The Killers appear to be on the verge of splitting up following news suggesting bassist Mark Stoermer has quit the band.The former philosophy student pulled out of the Asia leg of the group's Battle Born...

The Pogues Pay Tribute To 'Remarkable Colleague' Chevron

Guitarist Philip Chevron's former bandmates in The Pogues have released a heartfelt tribute to mark the musician's death.Chevron died on Tuesday (08Oct13), aged 56, just over a year after he was diagnosed with an inoperable...

M.i.a.: 'Middle Finger Salute Is Ancient Meditation Pose'

Controversial rapper M.I.A. has defended her obscene gesture during a performance at the U.S. Super Bowl, insisting raising the middle finger is a harmless meditation technique dating back 5,000 years.The Paper Planes star caused outrage...

David Soul Agreed To Movie Cameo After Booze Session

Actor/singer David Soul agreed to perform a version of his hit track Silver Lady in new movie Filth after heading out on a wild drinking session with director Jon S. Baird.The Starsky and Hutch star...

Paul Mccartney Fears Thom Yorke Will Reject Collaboration Proposal

Legendary rocker Sir Paul Mccartney is hesitant to reach out to Thom Yorke to propose plans for a dream collaboration because he fears the Radiohead frontman will reject him.The Beatles icon admits his fashion designer...

Wayne Coyne: 'I Don't Care About Instagram Account Drama'

The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has opted not to challenge the deletion of his official Instagram.com account because he really doesn't care that he has been booted off the photo-sharing website.The singer's page was...

Wilko Johnson Embarrassed By False Farewells

Terminally ill rocker Wilko Johnson is becoming wary of booking more gigs as he is still in good health despite already playing a series of farewell shows.The former Dr. Feelgood star has inoperable pancreatic cancer...

Paul Sir Paul Mccartney Takes Credit For Rolling Stones Reunion

Sir Paul Mccartney is convinced he is responsible for The Rolling Stones' reunion gigs, insisting his constant touring inspired them to hit the road again.The Brown Sugar rockers got back together last year (12) to...

Stone Roses Stay Mum Over New Album Rumour

British rockers the Stone Roses have fuelled rumours they are planning to release new material by refusing to deny a report suggesting an album is slated for 2015.The Fools Gold hitmakers reformed last year (12)...

David Bowie Wanted To Steal Arcade Fire Song

David Bowie was so impressed with a song by rockers Arcade Fire he threatened to "steal" it from them unless they finished recording it immediately.The Canadian band was working on tracks in a New York...

Legal Wrangle Stalls Joy Division Tape

An unheard tape of cult British rockers Joy Division laying down tracks in a recording studio could be mothballed forever amid a legal wrangling between bassist Peter Hook and the owner of the cassette.Fans of...

Noel Gallager's Representative Shuts Down Oasis Reunion Report

A representative for Noel Gallagher has dismissed reports suggesting Oasis have been offered a lucrative deal to reform for a series of big concerts next summer (14).Fans' hopes were raised at the weekend (14-15Sep13) after...

Bruce Dickinson's Representative Slams 'Malicious' Drone Development Report

Iron Maiden rocker Bruce Dickinson has blasted an online report suggesting he is involved in a $500 million (£333.3 million) contract to manufacture drones for the U.S. military.The singer was recently named in an article...

Bez To Create Honey Beer Range

British rocker-turned-beekeeper Bez is planning to launch a honey-flavoured beer.The former Happy Mondays star has quit life in the city to live in a hippie commune in south Wales, and part of his role in...

Bez Moves To Hippie Commune

British rocker Bez has turned his back on his rock 'n' roll antics to live in a hippie commune in Wales.The Happy Mondays percussionist became notorious in the 1990s for his hard partying with bandmate...

Bez Stung On Groin By Bees

British rocker Bez is nursing a painful groin injury after he was stung on the privates by a swarm of bees.The Happy Mondays percussionist is building a new career as an apiarist but he learned...

Pete Doherty In Tour Quit Threat

British rocker Pete Doherty has cast doubt over his comeback tour because he can't bear to split his earnings with his Babyshambles bandmates.The former Libertines frontman has not hit the road with his group for...

Kathleen Hanna Grateful For Health Insurance

Rocker Kathleen Hanna has urged her fellow U.S. musicians to sign up for health insurance after her battle with Lyme disease left her unable to perform.The former Bikini Kill frontwoman fell ill with the tick-borne...

Paul Sir Paul Mccartney And Mark Ronson Sealed Deal In Restroom

Sir Paul Mccartney and music producer Mark Ronson finalised their plans to work together in the studio during a chance meeting in a lavatory.The recording wizard has engineered two songs on the Beatles legend's upcoming...

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