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Dark Side Of The Moon Voted 'Most Life-changing Song'

PINK FLOYD's DARK SIDE OF THE MOON has been voted the Most Life-Changing Song by BBC Radio 2 listeners in Britain. Radio host JEREMY VINE invited listeners to choose the song with the most power...

Ian Copeland Dies

Pioneering music promoter IAN COPELAND has died from cancer at the age of 57. As booking agents, Copeland and his brother MILES are credited with launching the alternative rock movement of the 1970s and 80s,...

Stars Unite For Big Star Tribute

US rockers REM are joining forces with RYAN ADAMS and IDLEWILD to create a tribute album to 1970s band BIG STAR. Disc BIG STAR SMALL WORLD will feature a series of cover tracks including YOU...

Tennant's Famous Friend-making Flop

PET SHOP BOYS singer NEIL TENNANT once tried to introduce REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE to 1980s crooner RICK ASTLEY - but it was a resounding disaster. The ACTUALLY star wanted to bring like-minded souls together...

Powter's Bad Day Still On Top In America

Canadian DANIEL POWTER has notched up a third week on top of the US singles chart with his BAD DAY hit. The international smash has kept SEAN PAUL's TEMPERATURE and rapper TI's WHAT YOU KNOW...

New York Dolls Make Starry Comeback

Seminal band the NEW YORK DOLLS will appear alongside a host of recording icons when they release their first album in more than 30 years. The proto-punk outfit have teamed up with a string of...

Georgia To Honour Its Music Heroes

REM, GREGG ALLMAN and JERMAINE DUPRI will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame later this year (06). The three acts, who all hail from the southern US state, will receive the honour...

Peppers Debut Ends Rem's 12-Year Record Run

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS have become the first act to debut atop America's Billboard Modern Rock Chart since 1994. The California group's new tune DANI CALIFORNIA crashed into the top of the charts last week...

Molko Regrets Being Open With His Sexuality

PLACEBO frontman BRIAN MOLKO wishes he had kept his sexuality under wraps like his hero MICHAEL STIPE, as the media has ignored his music in favour of concentrating on his bisexuality. Molko, who duets with...

Berry Plays With Rem Again

Ex-REM drummer BILL BERRY played with his former band for the second time in a year over the weekend (01/02APR06). Berry took the stage alongside MICHAEL STIPE, PETER BUCK and MIKE MILLS, following a performance...

Sarandon To Portray War Activist

Hollywood star SUSAN SARANDON is in talks to portray American anti-war protester CINDY SHEEHAN in an upcoming movie biopic. Attending yesterday's (20MAR06) star-studded Bring 'Em Home Now! concert for peace, the actress admitted her plans...

Wenn Music Review 2005

By Stephen Cunningsworth From marriage to divorce, natural disaster to fundraising, and convicted criminals to falsely accused superstars, 2005 gave us another non-stop 12 months of music industry mayhem. Michael Jackson had the world on...

Rem And Wainwright Headline Anti-war Concert

Rockers REM and singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT are set to perform at a charity anti-war concert in New York City next month (20MAR06). The acts will join FISCHERSPOONER, PUBLIC ENEMY's CHUCK D, DEVENDRA BANHART and...

Stipe Records New Song Six Times For Katrina Survivors

REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE has recorded six versions of a new song with stars including COLDPLAY and BLACK EYED PEAS singer WILL.I.AM, to raise awareness of the continued plight of America's Hurricane Katrina survivors....

Wenn Music Quiz 2005

By Sarah Henshaw 1: Which female singer did Sir Elton John NOT duet with this year, either on record or in public? a) Norah Jones b) Joss Stone c) Dolly Parton 2: How many awards did Green Day pick up...

Stipe Races Away From Concerts

REM rocker MICHAEL STIPE becomes so high from adrenaline during live performances, he can only relax after racing away from the venue with all his car windows down. The singer/songwriter finds it hard to...

Stipe's Hallowe'en Fire

MICHAEL STIPE missed celebrating Hallowe'en in New York last week (31OCT05), because his apartment caught fire. The REM frontman had a green parakeet costume designed for him by writer DOUGLAS COUPLAND and planned to...

Martin Beats Bono To Stipe's Lunchbox

CHRIS MARTIN outbid BONO to win a lunchbox designed by REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE at a charity auction in New York City at the end of last week (ends14OCT05). Martin's bid of $20,000 (GBP11,100)...

Rem Reunite

The four original members of American rock band REM re-formed for a special performance on Saturday night (08OCT05) to celebrate the wedding of their long-serving technician. The one-off gig in Athens, Georgia, is only...

Stars Get Arty With Lunch Boxes

SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS, DAVID BOWIE, REM's MICHAEL STIPE and U2 frontman BONO are among the celebrities who have created new personalised lunch boxes for an online auction to benefit charity. The stars gave the...

Live 8 Dvd Snubs Acts

TRAVIS, KEANE, REM and DIDO are among a host of acts whose songs have been written out of Live 8 history - after organisers axed 22 tunes from the official DVD of the London leg...

Athlete And Snow Patrol Battle To Become U2

ATHLETE are locked in a battle with fellow British band SNOW PATROL to see who can become the next U2 first. Athlete frontman JOEL POTTS and Snow Patrol guitarist NATHAN CONNELLY decided to instigate...

Stipe Stands By London's Reaction To 7/7

REM rocker MICHAEL STIPE has praised the way London recovered from the terrorist attacks which brought the city to a standstill on 7 July (05). Stipe was in the UK completing REM's world tour...

Rem Perform With Patti Smith

REM concluded their world tour in spectacular style on Saturday (16JUL05) night, by inviting punk legend PATTI SMITH to perform with them on stage in London's Hyde Park. The HORSES singer joined the MICHAEL...

London Shows Shelved In Aftermath Of Terrorist Attacks

Stars including EWAN McGREGOR, VAL KILMER, DAVID SCHWIMMER, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, THE PRODIGY and SUM 41 have all called off performances in London tonight (07JUL05), following a series of terrorist attacks in the...

Bombings Force Rem To Postpone Their Return To Live 8 Site

LATEST: Rockers REM have rescheduled their Hyde Park show in London at the weekend (09JUL05) to allow police to revamp security in the wake of bomb attacks on the British capital. The group will...

Stipe Glad Rem Were Snubbed By Live Aid

MICHAEL STIPE is glad REM were never invited to perform at the original Live Aid concert, because he was on the verge of quitting the band in 1985. Although now one of the biggest...

Stripe: 'America Has An Authority Issue'

REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE wishes his fellow Americans would follow Europe's example and treat the government as an employee instead of a boss, after declaring his nation has "an authority issue". The Democrat rocker...

Geldof Slams Italian Stars For Live 8 Reluctance

SIR BOB GELDOF has slammed Italy's rock stars for being reluctant to join the bill for Rome's LIVE 8 concert on 2 July (05). Rome will host a huge free concert in the Circus...

Live 8 Crack Down On Hoaxers

LIVE 8 organisers have vowed to track down hoaxers who tricked charities into paying $95,000 (GBP50,00) to advertise at the star-studded London concert. Several British charities were contacted by a firm offering them fake...

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