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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Andy Bell: 'Oasis Reunion Is Unlikely'

Former Oasis bassist Andy Bell has shot down reports of a planned band reunion in 2014 by suggesting a get together is not "likely" this millennium.The group split in 2009 after brothers Noel and Liam...

Liam Gallagher Has His Own Ted Bear

British rocker Liam Gallagher is such a big fan of Mark Wahlberg's 2012 comedy Ted, he bought a rare limited edition copy of the foul-mouthed bear in the film.The former Oasis star, who is known...

White Lies Planned To Make Studio Horror Movie

British rockers the White Lies planned to make a horror movie in the style of Paranormal Activity while they were recording their latest album, but the idea was rejected by bosses at their record label.The...

Liam Gallagher Clarifies Quitting Music Comments

Liam Gallagher has conceded he won't be quitting music if Beady Eye's new album flops, insisting he will simply take a break from recording if he fails to achieve chart success.The British rocker recently declared...

Liam Gallagher: 'M&m Candy Almost Killed Me'

Rocker Liam Gallagher has confirmed reports he has been diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy after an M&M almost killed him.The former Oasis star has revealed he must carry medication around with him at all...

Liam Gallagher Still Interested In A 2014 Oasis Reunion

Liam Gallagher has reiterated his interest in an Oasis reunion to mark the 20th anniversary of the band's debut album Definitely Maybe next year (14).The Beady Eye frontman, who no longer speaks to his brother...

Liam Gallagher: 'I Don't Tour To Make Money'

British rocker Liam Gallagher is happy to splash out on fancy hotels and first class flights when he is touring with Beady Eye because he goes on the road to "have a good time" rather...

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