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Weller Slams 'Antiquated' British Music Lessons

PAUL WELLER has attacked his native Britain's "antiquated" way of teaching kids about music - urging teachers to modernise lessons. The GOING UNDERGROUND hitmaker has teamed up with education activists at Save The Music in...

Rockers To Honour Capaldi At Street Kids Benefit Gig

Veteran rockers PETE TOWNSHEND, BILL WYMAN, PAUL WELLER and STEVE WINWOOD will play a benefit gig next month (JAN07) for the Jubilee Action Street Children Appeal charity. The fundraising concert is scheduled to take place...

Weller Wants To Manage Kids

British rocker PAUL WELLER wants his five kids to follow in his footsteps and become musicians as well, so he can manage their careers. The GOING UNDERGROUND star is planning a year long break from...

Weller And May Back Giant Guitar Charity Project

British rockers PAUL WELLER and BRIAN MAY are backing a project to build giant guitars for charity. GOING UNDERGROUND star Weller has launched the Gibson GuitarTown London exhibition to construct 30 huge fibreglass guitars. The...

Weller Celebrates New Release With New York Shows

British rocker PAUL WELLER will celebrate the release of his career-spanning boxed set, HIT PARADE, with a three-night stand at New York's Irving Plaza in January (07). Each night will feature music from Weller's past...

Oasis Awarded Brit Honour

OASIS' huge contribution to British music is to be recognised with a special achievement gong at next year's (07) Brit Awards. The WONDERWALL rockers, who release their greatest hits album STOP THE CLOCKS next month...

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Mod icon PAUL WELLER will be opening the BBC's Electric Proms season in October (06) at London's legendary Roundhouse.

Oasis Commissions Pop Artist Blake

OASIS have persuaded legendary pop artist SIR PETER BLAKE to design the album cover for their upcoming greatest hits release STOP THE CLOCKS. Blake created the iconic album artwork for THE BEATLES' hit 1967 disc...

Festival Crackdown Prompts 80 Arrests

A huge police crackdown on drug offences has seen more than 80 UK festival-goers arrested in Stafford this weekend (19-20AUG06). In all, 1,350 officers were deployed at the Weston Park leg of the V Festival,...

Rockers Contribute Tracks To Male Cancer Album

PAUL WELLER, GRANDADDY and STEREOPHONICS are among a host of bands who have donated a song to an album raising money for testicular cancer research in the UK. Other groups appearing on BOLLOCKS TO CANCER...

Fascinating Fact 1744

Rocker PAUL WELLER wants GOING UNDERGROUND, the hit he wrote for THE JAM, played at his own funeral.

Weller Refuses To Be Labeled 'Middle Class'

Rocker PAUL WELLER was mortified when THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY called him 'middle-class', because he is still close to his working class roots despite his fame and fortune. The 48-year-old enjoys the trappings afforded...

Weller Takes Time Out

British rocker PAUL WELLER is desperate for a break from music, as he fears his family life will suffer if he keeps going. The former THE JAM frontman admits he adores the rockstar lifestyle, but...

Cash Up For Three Mojo Awards

Late country legend JOHNNY CASH has been nominated for three posthumous Mojo Awards. The singer, who died two years ago, is nominated for the Icon Award and Inspiration Award, while a box-set of his recordings...

Weller: 'I Never Related To America'

British rocker PAUL WELLER was amazed the first time he toured America in the late 1970s, because he found the road trip a journey "back into the dark ages". At the time THE JAM frontman...

Weller: 'Dad Kept The Jam Together'

PAUL WELLER has praised his father-turned-manager for keeping THE JAM together in their darkest times. JOHN WELLER always supported his son's rock 'n' roll dreams despite struggling financially early on. And the paternal music mogul...

Weller: 'The Sixties Didn't Swing For Me'

Mod icon PAUL WELLER insists the image of the 'swinging sixties' is a myth - as he grew up poor and miserable during the supposedly liberated decade. The WILD WOOD star's modest childhood in fashion...

V Festival Sells Out In Three Hours

Britain's V Festival has sold out in record time with all 130,000 tickets going in under three hours. Tickets for the annual weekend summer (06) music event went on sale on Saturday morning (04MAR06) and...

Weller: 'I Could Be A Gay Icon'

British rocker PAUL WELLER is considering a career as a gay disco icon in a bid to strike out musically. The former frontman of THE JAM is keen to surprise his fans, but fears he...

Weller Self-conscious Of Being 'Thick'

Former THE JAM frontman PAUL WELLER is insecure about his level of intelligence because his moments of brilliance are often fleeting. The veteran rocker insists his intellectual process comes in waves - with sharply contrasting...

Weller Pities 'Sad' Jam Drummer

PAUL WELLER has nothing but disdain for his former JAM bandmate RICK BUCKLER, who now plays in the punk act's own tribute group - dismissing the drummer as "sad". Weller is regularly asked if he'll...

Weller Slams Children's Musical Tastes

Former THE JAM frontman PAUL WELLER has slammed his children's taste in music - branding their idol MARILYN MANSON "appalling". The YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME singer, who has a son and a daughter with...

Weller Blasts Crusading Rockers

Veteran rocker PAUL WELLER has questioned the sincerity of politically active musicians including SIR BOB GELDOF and BONO - branding their crusades "a bit suspect". The former THE JAM frontman, who snubbed last summer's (05)...

Weller Long Past His Midlife Crisis

Veteran rocker PAUL WELLER has no qualms about being middle-aged, because he experienced his midlife crisis a decade ago. The 47-year-old was in his late thirties when the traditional bout of excessive behaviour kicked in....

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"For me fame's growing up in public with dodgy barnets." Veteran musician PAUL WELLER's career has been earmarked by his ever-changing hairstyles.

Weller Almost Refused Lifetime Achievement Award

Former THE JAM and THE STYLE COUNCIL frontman PAUL WELLER almost turned down his Lifetime Achievement Award at the Brits last month (FEB06), because he can't stand the people who voted for him. The YOU...

Weller: 'I'm Schizophrenic'

British rocker PAUL WELLER fears he suffers from schizophrenia, but refuses to undergo therapy because he distrusts psychologists. The WILD WOOD hitmaker insists his family have learned to live with his bizarre behaviour and believes...

Weller Blasts Transport

Outspoken rocker PAUL WELLER has found a new target for his wrath - English public transport. The former THE JAM frontman has blasted London officials for retiring the iconic Routemaster model buses late last...

Martin Snubbed By Weller

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN feels neglected because he has yet to be the focus of a verbal attack from PAUL WELLER. In recent weeks Weller has attacked a number of British artists and groups,...

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"I don't care if he has had a pop at us yet or not. To be honest, I'd never heard of PAUL WELLER until last week. So there." WESTLIFE singer NICKY BYRNE slams the former...

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Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Album Review

If 2011's 'Ceremonials' was the exorcism of Florence Welch, then the 28-year-old's follow up 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful' is her break-up...

'The Hateful Eight': This Is What A Tarantino Western Looks Like [Pictures]

Following a screenplay leak, cancellation and final confirmation that it would be going into production, 'The Hateful Eight' is filming, and...

The Vaccines - Dream Lover [Live] Video

The Vaccines launch a set of live video sessions including a rendition of the album's second single 'Dream Lover'.

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The new movie marks a change in cinema's obsession with dystopia.

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Enrique Iglesias Suffers Gruesome Injury in Freak Drone Accident During Tijuana Concert

Iglesias refused to seek further treatment until the end of the concert.

Mila Kunis's Stalker Just Escaped From a Mental Facility

Mila Kunis's stalker in on the loose in Pomona.

'The Americans' Wins Major Prize at Critics Choice TV Awards

'The Americans' won the top prize at Critics Choice Awards.

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