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Suede Play New Songs At Hop Farm

Suede debuted new material as they closed Hop Farm Festival last night (01.07.12).The 'Trash' hitmakers - who reformed in 2010 after a seven-year hiatus - interspersed a greatest hits set with two new songs, 'Sabotage',...

Richard Ashcroft To Play Hop Farm Festival

Richard Ashcroft will play his only UK show at Hop Farm Festival in Kent. The 'Break the Night with Colour' hitmaker - formerly lead singer of The Verve - is among a large number of...

Gerard Butler Stars For Celtic Against Manchester Utd

Gerard Butler, the Scottish-born Hollywood star best known for his role as King Leonidas in '300', pulled on the Celtic shirt to face Manchester United on Tuesday evening (9th August 2011). The actor stole the...

Lazy Frontman Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher doesn't like being a frontman because he is a "lazy ****".The Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds mastermind - who quit Oasis in August 2009 following a series of rows with his brother, the...

Beady Eye Close Japan Disaster Benefit Concert

Beady Eye closed London's Japan Disaster Benefit concert with The Beatles' 'Across the Universe' last night (03.04.11).The group were one of three acts to pay homage to the Liverpool pop legends over the evening, joining...

Beady Eye Support 'Old Friends' In Japan

Beady Eye organised a charity concert for earthquake victims in Japan because they have "old friends" there.The 'Bring The Light' band decided to organise the event in London - which will include performances from Primal...

Liam Gallagher To Host Japan Charity Show

Liam Gallagher has rounded up his rock pals Paul Weller, Primal Scream and Richard Ashcroft to appear at a benefit show he's organised for aid efforts in Japan.The former Oasis star's new band Beady Eye...

Beady Eye Announce Japan Benefit Show

Beady Eye, Primal Scream and Paul Weller and will play a charity show for the victims of the earthquake in Japan. The groups will also be joined at London's Brixton 02 Academy on April 3...

Richard Ashcroft Energised By Lp

Richard Ashcroft had an "immense" amount of energy while recording his new album.The former Verve frontman - who releases his fourth solo studio album 'United Nations of Sound' in the US today (22.03.11) - explained...

Bryan Adams Joins Killing Cancer Concert

Bryan Adams has joined the bill of the KILLING Cancer charity show. The Canadian rocker joins The Who, Jeff Beck, The Verve's Richard Ashcroft and Blondie legend Debbie Harry for the concert which is being...

Rockers To Play Cancer Charity Gig

THE WHO are teaming up with DEBBIE HARRY, RICHARD ASHCROFT and JEFF BECK to put on a charity concert to raise funds for a pioneering new cancer treatment.Legendary promoter Harvey Goldsmith and The Who's manager...

The Who And Debbie Harry Sign Up For Killing Cancer

The Who and Blondie's Debbie Harry will play at a KILLING Cancer charity show next year. The event will also see guitarist Jeff Beck and former The Verve singer Richard Ashcroft take to the stage...

Richard Ashcroft's Jailed Collaborators

Richard Ashcroft couldn't collaborate with the people he wanted to because many of them were in prison.The former Verve frontman is currently working on a new venture, United Nations of Sound - in which he...

Ashcroft's Manager Explains Festival Walk Out

RICHARD ASHCROFT's manager has dismissed reports the star walked off stage at a festival in Australia because he was disappointed with the low-turn out for his show, insisting the singer scrapped the gig due to...

Ashcroft Storms Off Stage Down Under

Former THE VERVE frontman RICHARD ASHCROFT disappointed fans in Australia by storming off stage at a music festival after just one song.The singer was due to perform a set at the Splendour in the Grass...

Verve Won't Return

Richard Ashcroft doesn't think The Verve will ever get back together. The band's former frontman - who since splitting from the group last summer has formed new group United Nations of Sound - believes there...

Richard Ashcroft Happy Oasis Split

Oasis' break-up will give brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher a "new lease of life", rocker Richard Ashcroft has claimed.The former Verve frontman - who is close friends with both siblings and played a number gigs...

Ashcroft Rules Out Verve Return

British rocker RICHARD ASHCROFT has confirmed his former band THE VERVE is over for good - because they could never top their previous achievements.The Bitter Sweet Symphony hitmakers split in 1999 but they reunited for...

Ashcroft Admires Fry For Tackling Mental Illness

Singer RICHARD ASHCROFT is full of admiration for actor STEPHEN FRY because he has spoken so openly about his battle with mental illness over the last few years.Fry suffered a nervous breakdown in 1995 and...

Ashcroft Caught Pneumonia While Recording

Former THE VERVE rocker RICHARD ASHCROFT was struck down with pneumonia while recording his new band's first album.The star created the United Nations of Sound earlier this year (10) but he had to rush studio...

Richard Ashcroft's Unknowing Band

Richard Ashcroft's new band didn't know who we was until an hour before he met them.The former Verve frontman is launching a new hip-hop influenced project, United Nations Of Sound, and admits the musicians he...

Ashcroft Making Live Return With New Band

Former THE VERVE frontman RICHARD ASHCROFT is returning to the stage less than a year after the band's split - he's set to tour Europe with new group UNITED NATIONS OF SOUND.The Verve called it...

Ashcroft's Christmas Turkey Surprise

British singer RICHARD ASHCROFT bought his son a turkey for Christmas - to keep as a pet.The former The Verve frontman is a vegetarian and his nine year old, Sonny, recently decided to give up...

Ashcroft Working With Rap Producer No I.d.

THE VERVE rocker RICHARD ASHCROFT has recruited KANYE WEST and JAY-Z's rap producer to take charge of his upcoming solo album.West's beatmaking mentor No I.D. reveals the Bittersweet Symphony singer reached out to him after...

The Verve Split - Again

Cult British rockers THE VERVE have split again with bandmates reportedly accusing frontman RICHARD ASHCROFT of using a 2007 reunion to bolster his own solo career.It marks the third time the group has called it...

Coldplay Talk Girls Support

COLDPLAY have been discussing their decision to have GIRLS ALOUD support them next year.It was recently announced that the hugely-popular girlband will be the opening act for the band at Wembley Stadium on Friday September...

By on 11 December 2008

Former Rolling Stones Boss Boasts Over Verve Track Victory

Former ROLLING STONES manager ANDREW LOOG OLDHAM has ridiculed THE VERVE frontman RICHARD ASHCROFT over his loss of rights to the band's biggest hit BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY. Ashcroft used a sample from the Rolling Stones'...

Stones Manager Knocks The Verve

Andrew Loog Oldham has ribbed THE VERVE over their use of a ROLLING STONES sample in their hit Bitter Sweet Symphony.The Wigan band's 1997 song uses an Andrew Oldham Orchestra recording of The Last Time...

By on 08 October 2008

Jones Envied Ashcroft's Solo Success

THE VERVE star SIMON JONES confesses he struggled to watch bandmate RICHARD ASHCROFT carve out a solo career. The frontman released his own songs following the breakdown of the band in 1999. And Jones admits...

Smoking Habit Threatens Verve Shows

THE VERVE refuse to line up lengthy concert runs because frontman RICHARD ASHCROFT's smoking habit leaves him struggling onstage. Fellow smoker Simon Jones admits he pities his bandmate because he's always battling cigarette-related issues on...

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