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Slowthai Vows To Show Liam Gallagher's Fans 'Who I Am' On Support Tour

Slowthai can't wait to show Liam Gallagher's fans ''who he is'' when he supports him on tour.The 24-year-old rapper - whose real name is Tyron Frampton - will hit the road with the former Oasis...

Richard Ashcroft 'Brutally Endured' Losing Rights To Bitter Sweet Symphony

Richard Ashcroft ''brutally endured'' losing the rights to his track 'Bitter Sweet Symphony'.The 47-year-old singer and songwriter penned the famous track over 20 years ago for his band The Verve, which used a four second...

Richard Ashcroft Excited To See Stormzy At Glastonbury

Richard Ashcroft is backing Stormzy to provide a memorable headline performance at Glastonbury because he is the hottest pop star in Britain right now.The 'Surprised By The Joy' singer headlined the world famous festival in...

Biffy Clyro Close Out Isle Of Wight Festival With Firework Display

Biffy Clyro closed the Isle of Wight festival 2019 in style on Sunday (16.06.19) with an impressive firework display.The Scottish rockers - comprised of Simon Neil and brothers James and Ben Johnston - headlined the...

Richard Ashcroft Will 'Definitely' Make Music With Liam Gallagher

Richard Ashcroft ''definitely'' plans to record music with his pal Liam Gallagher. The former Verve frontman supported the 'Wall of Glass' hitmaker at a string of concerts around the globe last year - including making...

Richard Ashcroft Regains Rights To Bitter Sweet Symphony

Richard Ashcroft has regained the rights to 'Bitter Sweet Symphony', after Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards agreed to give up their shares in the song.The 47-year-old singer and songwriter penned the famous track over...

Richard Ashcroft Takes Home Outstanding Contribution To British Music Prize At Ivor Novello Awards

Richard Ashcroft took home the Outstanding Contribution to British Music prize at the 64th Ivor Novello Awards on Thursday (23.05.19).The 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' hitmaker - who found fame in alternative rock band The Verve before...

Richard Ashcroft Covers Prince's Purple Rain At London Concert

Richard Ashcroft performed a version of Prince's 'Purple Rain' at his concert at the Olympia in London on Saturday night (04.05.19).The 47-year-old singer/songwriter was playing his own track 'This Is How It Feels' - from...

Richard Ashcroft Still Won't Comment On The Verve Split

Richard Ashcroft admitted the Verve's break-up was ''heavy''.The 'Drugs Don't Work' hitmakers originally broke up in 1999 following the exit of guitarist Nick McCabe and briefly reformed in 2007 for an album and tour, but...

Richard Ashcroft Axes Two Shows Due To Throat Virus

Richard Ashcroft has postponed his Manchester and London shows due to a ''throat virus''.The former Verve frontman was due to perform at the northern city's Albert Hall on Wednesday night (31.10.18) and London's O2 Kentish...

Six More Huge Albums Still To Come In 2018

The nights are drawing in and the clocks are about to go back, meaning that the year is coming to an end. For music critics, that means it’s time to start thinking about those Albums...

Richard Ashcroft Respects Ed Sheeran

Richard Ashcroft respects Ed Sheeran because he has earned his success through hard work.The former Verve frontman is always disappointed when he hears or reads criticism directed at his fellow singer/songwriter because Ed, 27, is...

Richard Ashcroft Announces 2019 Headline Tour

Richard Ashcroft will play the London Olympia next year as part of a tour across the UK and Ireland.The Verve singer has announced details of a huge headline run in April and May 2019, which...

Richard Ashcroft: I'm The Only Solo Artist Who Can Support Oasis

Richard Ashcroft says he's ''the only'' act worthy enough of opening for Oasis.The former Verve frontman supported the Britpop group's ex-frontman and his pal Liam Gallagher at a string of concerts around the globe this...

Richard Ashcroft Says Music Is The 'Most Powerful Art Form In The World'

Richard Ashcroft has described music as ''the most powerful at form in the world''.The former Verve front man - who has unveiled his new single 'Surprised By The Joy' on Monday morning (10.09.18) - has...

Music News Round-up: Aretha Franklin Tributes, Katy Perry In The Studio, Lily Allen's Book

ARETHA FRANKLIN TRIBUTES POUR IN The world of music is in mourning this weekend, following the passing of legendary singer Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, on Thursday at the age of 76. Tributes have...

Richard Ashcroft Announces New Solo Album 'Natural Rebel'

Richard Ashcroft, the former frontman of Nineties rockers The Verve, has announced details of a new studio album out later this year, as well as a tour of intimate venues around the UK.Natural Rebel, his...

Richard Ashcroft Announces New Album Natural Rebel

Richard Ashcroft has announced his first solo album in two years.The former Verve frontman will release 'Natural Rebel' on his own BMG imprint RPA on October 19, and he's teased fans that it contains his...

Liam Gallagher Sings Noel Song At Finsbury Park Gig

Liam Gallagher surprised his fans by performing Oasis track 'D'Yer Wanna Be a Spaceman?' at his Finsbury Park gig on Friday night (29.06.18) - a song recorded and sung by his brother Noel Gallagher.The 45-year-old...

Richard Ashcroft And More Supporting Liam Gallagher In Manchester

Liam Gallagher has just announced the stellar line-up for his very special forthcoming Manchester show which has already sold out. He's currently performing headline shows and various festivals around Europe and the UK this summer,...

Liam Gallagher's Toronto Concert Axed Due To Dangerous Levels Of Static

Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft's Toronto concert was axed at the last minute, due to dangerous levels of ''static''.The 'Paper Crown' singer and the former Verve frontman were set to perform at the Canadian...

Liam Gallagher And Richard Ashcroft Announce North American Tour

Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft are to tour North America with each other.The 45-year-old former Oasis star - who released his debut solo album 'As You Were' in 2017 - has just announced a new...

Richard Ashcroft To Support Roger Waters At Bst Hyde Park

Richard Ashcroft, Squeeze and Seasick Steve will support Roger Waters at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.The former Verve frontman - who released single 'Black Lines' last year - will make a comeback supporting...

Liam And Noel Gallagher To Go Head-to-head At The Brits

Liam and Noel Gallagher are set to go head-to-head for the first time as solo artists at this year's BRIT Awards.The outspoken duo - who have been engaged in a high-profile feud since Noel quit...

The Sherlocks Announce Headline UK Tour

The Sherlocks have announced a UK headline tour. The indie rock quartet - made up of two sets of brothers; Kiaran and Brandon Crook and Josh and Andy Davidson - will drop their debut album...

Liam Gallagher Set To Perform Tracks From Oasis' Be Here Now

Liam Gallagher is reportedly set to play Oasis tracks at his upcoming solo shows that haven't been performed live in 20 years.The 44-year-old singer formerly fronted the super-group - which also included his brother Noel...

Liam Gallagher To Make Live Return With Richard Ashcroft

Liam Gallagher is to play a solo concert with Richard Ashcroft.The former Oasis frontman is set to launch his solo career this year, and his close friend and fellow rocker has let slip that they...

Richard Ashcroft: Rihanna Is Better Than Most Indie Bands

Richard Ashcroft would ''rather listen'' to Rihanna's music than ''critically acclaimed s**t alternative rock''.The 45-year-old singer/songwriter is dismayed by the current indie scene in the UK compared to what it was like in the 90s...

Ariana Grande Lands First Number One Album In The U.k.

Dangerous Woman has shot to the top of the chart two years after My Everything hit the top five but never made it to number one. But it only just made it,...

Richard Ashcroft: 'Prince's Death Should Push Us All To Do More'

Tributes have been pouring out from the world's biggest music stars since the icon's untimely death on 21 April (16), and the former The Verve star hopes his death will inspire his peers...

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