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Queen Voted Best British Band Of All Time

QUEEN have been voted the best British band ever by listeners of BBC Radio Two, beating off stiff competition from THE BEATLES and THE ROLLING STONES. More than 20,000 listeners voted in the station's Great...

Oprah Opens School For South African Girls

Oprah Winfrey has today opened a new school in South Africa for disadvantaged girls.The US chat show queen made the promise to build the centre six years ago while visiting the country's former president Nelson...

By on 02 January 2007

Cbe For Rocker Rod In Honours List

Veteran rock singer Rod Stewart has been honoured for his services to music by the Queen with a CBE.The 61-year-old is among those in the entertainment world named in today's New Year honours list, with...

By on 30 December 2006

Beatles Albums To Be Released As Stamps

Royal Mail has announced that it will be issuing six Beatles album covers as a set of special stamps to be released on January 9th 2007.Album's With the Beatles and Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club...

By on 28 December 2006

Bbc Triumphs In Christmas Ratings Battle

The Vicar of Dibley, the Richard Curtis sitcom starring comedienne Dawn French, helped the BBC dominate the Christmas ratings war with ITV for yet another year.According to industry figures 11.4 million viewers tuned in to...

By on 26 December 2006

May Wants Depp To Play Mercury

QUEEN guitarist BRIAN MAY is backing JOHNNY DEPP to play late frontman FREDDIE MERCURY in an upcoming biopic. The surviving members of the band - May, ROGER TAYLOR and JOHN DEACON - are all involved...

Woman's Hour Jenni Murray Diagnosed With Cancer

Jenni Murray, the presenter of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, has been diagnosed with breast cancer.The 56-year-old broadcaster told listeners this morning of the recent diagnosis."I shall not be around for a while in the...

By on 21 December 2006

Sir Elton Confused By Fancy Dress

SIR ELTON JOHN was left confused during LITTLE BRITAIN star MATT LUCAS' gay wedding on Sunday (17DEC06) - as he didn't recognise most of the guests. The ROCKET MAN star admits the pantomime-themed wedding reception...

Babel Leads Way At Golden Globes

Babel, The Departed and The Queen look set to be the big winners at this year's Golden Globe awards.Helen Mirren has been nominated for three awards; one for her role as Britain's monarch in The...

By on 14 December 2006

Elton John Heads Diana Memorial Concert

Elton John will be among the stars performing at a concert held at Wembley Stadium next summer in memory of Princess Diana, Clarence House has announced.Princes William and Harry revealed the details of the July...

By on 12 December 2006

Feeling Blue? Turn To The Verve

If you're feeling down and want to indulge in feeling sorry for yourself, then listening to The Verve's The Drugs Don't Work could help things along nicely. According to research, the track is the saddest...

By on 11 December 2006

Are Blur And The Furries Back?

This week could see another resurgence in Britpop bands, after recent reports that BLUR could be reforming gather pace.After a flurry of rumours that the famous rivals of OASIS in the 90s could be getting...

By on 08 December 2006

Legitimacy Of 'Leaked' Pumpkins Tracks Thrown Into Doubt

The legitimacy of four 'leaked' new SMASHING PUMPKINS songs has been thrown into doubt, because fans are convinced the singer on THE BAKER DEMOS is not BILLY CORGAN. The tracks COLLAPSING CITIES, THE RESTLESS WORLD,...

Aniston And Vaughn 'Call It Quits'

A break-up between Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn has been rumoured for a while, but now things are apparently over for good.According to People magazine, the Hollywood duo, who recently starred in the film The...

By on 06 December 2006

Veiled Muslim Gives C4 Christmas Speech

Channel 4's alternative Christmas speech will this year be given by a Muslim woman wearing a full veil.Khadija, a teacher and lecturer in Islamic studies and the Koran, will wear a niqab for the ten-minute...

By on 05 December 2006

Blige Tops Billboard Awards

MARY J BLIGE was the undisputed queen at the Billboard Music Awards held in Las Vegas last night.The R&B legend bagged nine awards, including the coveted Hot 100 airplay song of the year and accolades...

By on 05 December 2006

Wedding Bells For William?

Speculation is growing that Prince William might be gearing up to get married to his long standing girlfriend, Kate Middleton. Reports state that Kate has been formally invited to spend Christmas with the royal family at...

By on 01 December 2006

Mirren Honoured With Achievement Award

Helen Mirren has been honoured with an acting achievement award by the British Independent Film Awards (Bifas).The 61-year-old British actress, who most recently won acclaim for her role in The Queen, was handed the Variety...

By on 30 November 2006

Holmes And Cruise Choose Popular Wedding Spot And Day

TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES are just the latest in a string of celebrity couples to marry in the picturesque lakeside town of Bracciano, Italy. Cruise, 44, and Holmes, 27, will marry on Saturday (18NOV06)...

Queen Top All Time UK Album Chart

QUEEN'S Greatest Hits LP has been named the UK's best selling album of all time. The disc has sold a staggering 5,407,587 copies since its release in 1981. In second place is THE BEATLES' SGT...

Superstars Inducted Into UK Music Hall Of Fame

Music legends PRINCE, JAMES BROWN, LED ZEPPELIN, BRIAN WILSON, ROD STEWART, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, BON JOVI and former BEATLES producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame last night (14NOV06). At...

Genesis Deny 'Copycat' Reunion

Eighties rock giants GENESIS have denied "copying" other veteran bands by staging a comeback. PHIL COLLINS, MIKE RUTHERFORD and TONY BANKS officially confirmed yesterday (07NOV06) they will reunite next year (07) to embark on a...

Stars Fight To Play Mercury

A film tribute to rock band QUEEN is being produced, prompting a battle between the biggest showbiz names desperate to be cast as the late FREDDIE MERCURY. The WE WILL ROCK YOU musical which...

Cooper Hailed Living Legend By May

ALICE COOPER was toasted by a string of rock colleagues last night (06NOV06) when he picked up a Living Legend award in London from QUEEN star BRIAN MAY. The former hellraiser was also presented with...

Queen Recording First Album In 15 Years

The new-look QUEEN are in the studio recording the band's first album since late frontman FREDDIE MERCURY died in 1991 Guitarist BRIAN MAY recruited former FREE singer PAUL RODGERS to take over vocal duties...

May: 'Astronomy Is Not Dissimilar To Rock'

QUEEN guitarist BRIAN MAY believes there is a strong link between rock music and astronomy, because both involve total immersion from the troubles of everyday life. May gave up studying astronomy at university in the...

Panic! Defend Queen Cover

PANIC! AT THE DISCO have defended their decision to cover QUEEN classic BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY on tour, insisting their hard work perfecting the difficult harmonies will pay off. The Las Vegas band are no strangers to...

The Who First Freddie Mercury Award Winners

Legendary rockers THE WHO are the first winners of the Freddie Mercury Lifetime Achievement Award. Surviving members ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND will pick up the honour at the new Vodafone Live Music Awards in...

Mercury Speaks Beyond The Grave

Late QUEEN frontman FREDDIE MERCURY has spoken out about his concerns for the modern world, according to celebrity medium PSYCHIC SALLY MORGAN. Mercury was contacted by the mystic in celebration of what would have been...

Queen Stars Mark Mercury's Birthday

QUEEN rockers BRIAN MAY and ROGER TAYLOR will mark what would have been the 60th birthday of late frontman FREDDIE MERCURY on Tuesday (05SEP06). The pair will perform live at a charity party performance of...

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