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Musicians Succeed In Reversing Prison Guitar String Ban

Musical campaigners have successfully reversed a ban that had prevented inmates of British prisons from being able to use steel strings on guitars.Billy Bragg had led the campaign to reverse the steel guitar string ban...

By Ed Biggs | 30th July 2014

Placebo, Outkast, Bombay Bicycle Club Lead Record Store Day 2014: Race You There!

The vinyl list has been released for this year's Record Store Day, which will be celebrated by 240 independent music shops throughout the UK with over 600 exclusive releases available. More big-name acts than ever...

By Lauren James | 20th March 2014

Richard Hawley And Grandmaster Flash Among Camp Bestival 2013 Highlights [Photos]

Richard Hawley plays one of his many splendid guitars.Camp Bestival 2013 took over the weekend (August 2nd - 4th) at Lulworth Castle in Dorset last week, with some superb live headline and DJ sets each...

By Holly Williams | 5th August 2013

Manic Street Preachers: Richard Hawley Is 'Great'

Manic Street Preachers think Richard Hawley is a ''great man''.The 'A Design For Life' band are working hard on a follow up from 2010 album 'Postcards from a Young Man' and are thrilled with the...

7th June 2013

Richard Hawley Will Be A Brit Awards No-show

British rocker Richard Hawley is refusing to call off a scheduled concert on Wednesday (20Feb13) to attend the BRIT Awards, calling the annual music ceremony "a room full of dysfunctional egos".The star is nominated in...

17th February 2013

Richard Hawley Thought He'd Always Be 'On The Fringes'

Richard Hawley always thought he'd be ''on the fringes of everything''.The guitarist and singer had unexpected success last year with his seventh album, 'Standing at the Sky's Edge' - which was nominated for the Mercury...

15th January 2013

Alt-j's Mercury Music Prize Speech: We'll Nearly Pay Off One Student Loan

Doing little to dispel their image as white, middle class indie kids, Alt-J pointed out in their acceptance speech at the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize that the £20,000 that they won could go towards...

By Hayley Avron | 2nd November 2012

Mercury Music Prize: Field Music's Odds Plummet As Ceremony Looms

The winner of this year's Mercury Music Prize will be announced at a ceremony in London tonight, with British indie pop quartet Alt-J the bookies favourite at 6/4. However, an interesting market mover has sent...

By Michael West | 1st November 2012

Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2012: Our Predictions

As the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2012 draws near, we have a look at the shortlist and the likelihood of each act actually walking away with the prize. There’s no such thing as a done...

By Hayley Avron | 1st November 2012

A Brief Run Down Of The Mercury Prize Favourites

The Mercury Prize is set to be awarded tomorrow (1st Nov. 2012), and true to form and tradition, many of the artists in the nomination lists are ones that you may never have heard, or...

By Lorna Greville  | 31st October 2012

Is It A Sign? Spotify Users Vote Alt-j Favourites For Mercury Music Prize

This Thursday (November 1, 2012), the winner of the Mercury Music will be announced. As a precursor to the official event, Spotify have taken a look at the streaming figures for all of the nominees,...

By Michael West | 30th October 2012

Richard Hawley Launches Guitar Contest

British rocker Richard Hawley is urging his fans to take inspiration from his album Standing At The Sky's Edge and design a Gretsch guitar skin as part of an online competition.The She Brings The Sunlight...

23rd October 2012

Plan B Up For Mercury Prize

Plan B's 'Ill Manors' and Jessie Ware's 'Devotion' are among the albums nominated for the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The two artists face stiff competition from LPs by Django Django, Alt-J, Ben Howard, Field Music, Lianne...

12th September 2012

Plan B And Richard Hawley Lead Mercury Prize Nominations

British rapper/singer Plan B and rocker Richard Hawley will battle it out for the prestigious album of the year honour at the 2012 Mercury Prize ceremony.Plan B's Ill Manors and Hawley's Standing at the Sky's...

12th September 2012

Mercury Prize Nomination Preview: Who Will Get The Nod?

“The Barclaycard Mercury prize 2012 albums of the year will be revealed at 5.30pm on Wednesday (12 September, 2012) The announcement, made by presenter and broadcaster Lauren Laverne, will be hosted at The Hospital Club...

12th September 2012

Richard Hawley Plays Britain's Latitude Festival With Broken Leg

Rocker Richard Hawley took to the stage at Britain's Latitude music festival on Saturday (14Jul12) in a wheelchair after breaking his leg.The singer snapped his fibula bone after falling down a flight of stairs recently,...

15th July 2012

Latitude Festival To Go Ahead Says Organiser Despite Wet Weather Warnings

The main organiser of Suffolk's Latitude Festival has promised that there will be 'absolutely no cancellation' despite the wet weather warnings over Friday and Saturday.Though Thursday looks to remain dry all day, Friday sees heavy...

12th July 2012

Richard Hawley Still Upset By Winehouse Death

Richard Hawley says it ''breaks his heart'' to think of the demise of Amy Winehouse. The guitarist could see the self destructive edge the young singer had before her death from accidental alcohol poisoning in...

11th June 2012

Richard Hawley No Burger Flipper

Richard Hawley's musical ambition is only to avoid ''flipping burgers.''The singer and songwriter has started to achieve mainstream success with his seventh solo album, 'Standing at the Sky's Edge', but claims he's happy as long...

9th June 2012

Richard Hawley, Death In Vegas And Gruff Rhys Join Festival No. 6 Line-up

Richard Hawley, Death in Vegas and Gruff Rhys have been added to the line-up for Festival No. 6.They will join headliners New Order, Primal Scream and Spiritualized at the luxury, boutique festival, held in Portmeirion,...

17th May 2012

Richard Hawley Announces Full UK Tour

Following the announcement of his first Brixton Academy performance in October, Sheffield-born rock 'n' roller Richard Hawley has announced his full UK autumn tour.He is also set to play a sold out gig at London...

17th May 2012

Pulp To Tour?

Jarvis Cocker has suggested Pulp will tour again.The Britpop group - who reunited last year after splitting in 2002 - took to the stage as London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday (31.03.12) as part of...

2nd April 2012

No Direction Home Festival Announces Initial Line Up For 2012

NO DIRECTION HOME Festival has announced their line-up for this year's festival, with Richard Hawley set to headline, along with Andrew Bird; The Low Anthem and Dirty Three. The No Direction Home Festival will take...

3rd February 2012

Fascinating Fact 11992

Rockers Pulp introduced a special guest to the stage at Britain's Leeds Festival on Sunday night (28Aug11) - former guitarist Richard Hawley. The musician joined his ex-bandmates partway through their set and played with them...

29th August 2011

Richard Hawley Releases Final Whisky Tracks

Richard Hawley has released the final two of his whisky-inspired tracks. The singer/songwriter completes his 'Dufftown Songs' set with tracks 'The River' and 'Opening the Bottle', the second and third instalments in his cycle about...

15th November 2010

Richard Hawley Launches Whisky Tracks

Richard Hawley releases his first whisky inspired track today (21.10.10).The singer and songwriter was inspired to write a set of songs by a visit to the Glenfiddich distillery, Dufftown, in Scotland, earlier this year and...

21st October 2010

Richard Hawley's Drinking Songs

Richard Hawley is planning to write a set of songs devoted to whisky. The guitarist and songwriter is to produce three tracks inspired by the art of making the traditional strong, alcoholic Scottish drink after...

22nd September 2010

Florence And The Machine Have Their Mojo

Florence and the Machine and Kasabian dominate the nominations in this year's MOJO Honours List.'Rabbit Heart' singer Florence Welch is up for four prizes, including Best Live Act and Best Album for her debut 'Lungs',...

5th May 2010

Christie Talks Monkeys

TONY CHRISTIE has been talking about his cover version of the ARCTIC MONKEYS track Only The Ones Who Know.The veteran singer recently recorded a new album entitled Made In Sheffield which consists solely of music...

24th October 2008

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As far as publicity goes, the leaked Batman vs. Superman trailer may...

Watch The Old Meet The New As 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Excites Fans [Trailer & Pictures]

Star Wars fans got what they’d been waiting for on Thursday, as the...

Jennifer Lopez To Pay Tribute To The Late Selena Quintanilla

Almost two decades after portraying Selena Quintanilla on the big screen...

George Clooney Travels Through Time In The Mysterious 'Tomorrowland' [Trailer + Pictures]

It's now time to get excited for what looks to be one of the most visually...

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'Child 44' Is Praised And Banned

As 'Child 44' opens in cinemas this weekend, novelist Tom Rob Smith is praising Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace as the...

'A Little Chaos' Brings British Humour To A French Tale

The new period drama 'A Little Chaos' may be set in France in the 17th century, but its...

'Furious 7' Sparks The Rumour Mill

As the seventh 'Fast & Furious' movie continues to dominate the global box office, rumours are swirling about where...

Live At Leeds 2015: Great For Music, Great For Life In General

So, Live At Leeds is but two weeks away from bringing some of the...

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