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Michael Eavis Sparks Rumours Of Prince And Madonna For Glastonbury

Organisers of Britain's biggest rock festival have sparked speculation over the identity of next year's (14) headline acts by stating they have never played the event - fuelling rumours Prince and Madonna are in the...

David Bowie At The Centre Of A Gig Bidding War

David Bowie is at the centre of a bidding war to persuade him to make a return to the stage after eight years.Bosses at promoters Live Nation have tabled a multi-million dollar bid for the...

Haim Snub Arctic Monkeys Offer

Rock siblings Haim were invited to provide guest vocals on a song by their heroes Arctic Monkeys but were heartbroken when they had to turn down the offer in order to finish recording their debut...

Pete Doherty Sleeps At Shop

Troubled British rocker Pete Doherty is sleeping at the thrift store he has opened in London to sell off his junk.The former The Libertines star launched the shop in the Camden area of the city...

Anna Calvi Details Depression On New Album

British singer/songwriter Anna Calvi has opened up about her secret battle with depression on her new album.The star reveals she had been working on tracks for One Breath during a very dark period in her...

Pete Doherty Opens Memorabilia Shop In London

British rocker Pete Doherty has set up a shop in London to sell off his personal items and memorabilia from his bands Babyshambles and The Libertines.The singer is working as a sales assistant in the...

Rocker Alex Kapranos Presses On With Festival Gig After Suffering Nut Allergy

Franz Ferdinand rocker Alex Kapranos required medical attention backstage at a music festival in Hungary on Sunday (11Aug13) after suffering an allergic reaction hours before the British band was due onstage.The Cribs singer Ryan Jarman...

Biffy Clyro Star Slams Meet-and-greet Fees

Scottish rocker Ben Johnston has hit out at pop stars Justin Bieber and One Direction for charging fans to meet them.Dozens of singers, including Beyonce, have begun setting a fee for 'meet-and-greet' events, but the...

Roxy Music And The Smiths Stars Form Supergroup

Veteran rock stars from Roxy Music, The Smiths, Suede and Supergrass have teamed up to form a new supergroup for an upcoming drama series.Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce, Suede bassist...

Death Grips' No-show At Chicago Club Was A Prank - Report

Death Grips' no-show at a nightclub in Chicago, Illinois on Friday (02Aug13) was a stunt, according to a report.The hip-hop band was due to perform at the Bottom Lounge venue prior to their headline set...

The Horrors Push Back Release Of New Album

British rockers The Horrors have delayed the release of their forthcoming album until next year (14) after failing to meet studio deadlines.The Who Can Say hitmakers' fourth project, rumoured to be called Tbc, was expected...

Johnny Borrell's Debut Album Fails To Hit 600 First-week Sales

Actress Kristen Dunst's rocker ex Johnny Borrell has suffered a blow to his ego as he tries to establish himself as a solo star - only 594 people have bought his new album.The former Razorlight...

Mick Farren; Activist, Journalist & Rocker Dies On Stage Aged 69

Mick Farren has passed away, going out in the only fitting way for someone who lived to the rock and roll mantra so wholeheartedly; by dying on stage doing what he loved in front of...

Mick Farren Dead At 69

Veteran musician Mick Farren has died after collapsing onstage while performing with his band The Deviants at a gig in London on Saturday (27Jul13). He was 69.Farren, a former journalist for music magazine Nme, was...

Pete Doherty To Return To Thai Rehab

British rocker Pete Doherty is planning a second stint at a rehab clinic in Thailand after failing to quit drugs during his first stay there last year (12).The former Libertines frontman, who has battled substance...

Morrissey's Sex Pistols Letter Resurfaces

A letter written by a teenage Morrissey in which he criticises the Sex Pistols' dress sense has resurfaced online.The British singer was an unknown 17 year old when he wrote in to Nme magazine in...

Rita Ora Fined By Jay-jay Z Over Recording Studio Schedule

British pop star Rita Ora is slapped with a fine every time she turns up late to the recording studio.The R.I.P. hitmaker is signed to Jay Z's Roc Nation record label, and the rap mogul...

Early Radiohead Demo Tape Heading For Auction Block

A rare demo tape featuring early recordings by British rockers Radiohead is expected to fetch more than $1,500 (£1,000) when it goes up for auction in September (13).The nine-track cassette includes six songs that have...

Rage Against The Machine Pelted With Coins During Nude Protest

Rage Against The Machine star Zack De La Rocha is still proud of the band's infamous naked protest at Lollapalooza in 1993, even though pranksters in the crowd pelted their privates with coins.The Killing In...

Michael Stipe Thrilled Jay-jay Z Used R.e.m. Lyrics On New Track

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe is "thrilled" Jay Z chose to use his band's lyrics in a new track, calling the tribute a "really great honour".The rapper sampled words from the band's 1991 hit Losing My...

Manic Street Preachers Fuming Over English Defence League Song Use

Welsh rockers the Manic Street Preachers have reportedly ordered members of a controversial U.K. protest group to stop using one of the band's songs to promote an upcoming rally.Members of the extreme right-wing English Defence...

James Dean Bradfield: 'My Voice Wasn't Good Enough For New Tracks'

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers brought in guest vocalists to collaborate on their latest album as frontman James Dean Bradfield was convinced his voice wasn't good enough for the new songs.The trio collaborated with artists...

Manic Street Preachers Record Anti-thatcher Song

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers have revealed new track 30 Year War is an anti-Margaret Thatcher protest song.The trio wrote the "angry" song before the former British Prime Minister died earlier this year (13)....

Este Haim: 'I Nearly Died On Glastonbury Stage'

Diabetic Haim rocker ESTE Haim feared she would die in front of thousands of revellers onstage at Britain's Glastonbury festival after her blood-sugar ran dangerously low during the band's set.The sibling trio was performing on...

Pete Doherty Plans To Sell Cigarette Smoked By Amy Winehouse

The Libertines star Pete Doherty is preparing to sell off his unusual rock 'n' roll memorabilia, including cigarette butts smoked by late pal Amy Winehouse and his ex-girlfriend Kate Moss.The British rocker opens up about...

Tom Odell's Father Complains To Magazine About Bad Review

Staff at music magazine Nme received a personal phone call from Tom Odell's father after the British singer's debut album was given a scathing review.The rising singer-songwriter got his big break when he was discovered...

Russian Punk Plans Performance In Prison

Incarcerated Pussy Riot star Maria Alekhina is planning to stage a theatre production for fellow inmates at the prison where she is serving her sentence.The punk star was jailed for two years in 2012 after...

Brandon Flowers Eyeing Second Solo Album

Brandon Flowers has hinted at another hiatus for The Killers after insisting he is desperate to record another solo album.The singer branched away from his bandmates to release Flamingo in September 2010 as The Killers...

Jarvis Cocker: 'Pulp Won't Perform For Rest Of The Year'

Reunited rockers Pulp are taking the rest of 2013 off after performing a string of comeback concerts over the past two years.Frontman Jarvis Cocker hinted at another hiatus at Christmas (12) when he signed off...

Roger Daltrey Hints At The Who 50th Anniversary Shows

The Who frontman Roger Daltrey has teased fans by hinting the band is eyeing a 50th anniversary tour next year (14) following the success of The Rolling Stones' comeback gigs.The Pinball Wizard hitmakers formed in...

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