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Happy Mondays To Play Surprise Set At Kendall Calling

Happy Mondays will perform a surprise set at Kendall Calling festival as part of Amazon Music's Amazon Music Summer Stages series.The 'Step On' hitmakers will open the music extravaganza held in the Lake District, Cumbria...

Shaun Ryder: My Children And Wife Saved My Life

Shaun Ryder credits his wife Joanne and his six children for still being alive after years of heroin abuse.The Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman hasn't touched drugs for years and has no intention of...

Shaun Ryder Cycled To Sobriety

Shaun Ryder quit drugs by going cycling.The Black Grape and Happy Mondays frontman has previously spoken about his use of heroin and ecstacy and says it took mammoth 15-hour bike rides to curb his cravings...

Shaun Ryder: 'Cycling Helped Me Kick Drug Habit'

Shaun Ryder says cycling got him off drugs.The Black Grape frontman - who previously admitted his heroin habit was out of control by 1992 - has been clean for over 15 years and credits cycling...

Shaun Ryder Wanted To Be A Rapper

Shaun Ryder always wanted to be a rapper.The Black Grape frontman felt it was ''effeminate'' to be a singer and admits the indie sound of his group Happy Mondays would have been very different if...

Shaun Ryder: Earth Is A 'Watch Planet' For Aliens

Shaun Ryder thinks the Earth is an ''experimental watch planet'' for aliens. The Happy Mondays frontman has had a lifelong interest in all things extraterrestrial, and has now said he believes alien life ''watched'' the...

Happy Mondays Album Won't Be Out Until 2019

Shaun Ryder says the new Happy Mondays album won't be out until at least 2019.The group's singer had originally planned to drop their follow-up to 2007's 'Uncle Dysfunktional' this year, but because of their hectic...

Shaun Ryder Argues Ed Sheeran's Success Is Due To Industry

Shaun Ryder believes Ed Sheeran's ongoing chart success is due to how the industry now works.The Happy Mondays and Black Grape singer insists the charts are ''irrelevant'' so doesn't really care that the 'Shape of...

Shaun Ryder Would Do Greatest Hits Tour With Gorillaz

Shaun Ryder would be up for doing a greatest hits tour with Gorillaz if Damon Albarn wants him.The Happy Mondays singer provided vocals for one of the animated band's biggest hits' 'Dare', but he wasn't...

Embrace And More Join Shiiine On Weekender Line-up

Embrace have joined the line-up for Shiiine On Weekender at Butlins this November. The band - made up of brothers Danny and Richard McNamara, Steve Firth, Mickey Dale and Mike Heaton - will perform along...

Shaun Ryder: Black Grape Is Better Than Ever Since Ditching Our Habits

Shaun Ryder says Black Grape's new music has ''topped the first album'' because they've ditched the party lifestyle The 54-year-old frontman - who formed the group in 1993 with his Happy Mondays band mate Mark...

Shaun Ryder: The 80s And 90s Are A Blur

Shaun Ryder says the 80s and the 90s are one big ''blur''.The 54-year-old rocker is set to perform at Shiiine On Weekender at Butlin's Arena, Minehead in November with his band the Happy Mondays, along...

Happy Mondays Star Bez Only Takes Organic Drugs Now

Happy Mondays' Bez only takes ''organic drugs'' now.The 52-year-old percussionist and dancer - known for his exuberant dance moves on stage with the rock band, fronted by his friend Shaun Ryder - and his bandmates...

Arthritis Made Happy Mondays' Bez Turn To Hippy Lifestyle

The rocker, real name Mark Berry, and his bandmate Shaun Ryder were once known as two of British music's most hedonistic stars, but after years of hard living, in 2013 Mark moved to...

Shaun Ryder Recording Secret Solo Album

The singer reformed his two ex-bands, Happy Mondays and Black Grape, for comeback tours of the U.K. earlier this year (15), following an announcement in 2012 that Happy Mondays were working on new...

Shaun Ryder Cheated Death On Jungle Trip

The Happy Mondays star was filming new small screen show Singing in the Rainforest when he tripped and hurt his foot. Ryder went back to the scene of his accident the next...

Iggy Pop Features In Tony Wilson Video Tribute

Wilson, a co-founder of Factory Records and the man behind famed U.K. dance club The Hacienda, was best known for promoting bands from his native Manchester, England, including New Order and Happy Mondays....

Shaun Ryder Spooked By Close Encounter After Ufo Tv Show

The Happy Mondays frontman travelled to Chile in 2012 to shoot a show about extraterrestrials, and shortly after returning to the U.K. he was stunned to see a mystery craft outside his home....

Shaun Ryder's Life-changing Trip

Shaun Ryder found recording in Panama ''life changing''. The 52-year-old singer was joined by his Happy Mondays bandmates to live with the Embera Drua tribe to record a single for new show 'Singing in the...

Happy Mondays Record First New Song In 20 Years

Happy Mondays have recorded their first song in 20 years with a rainforest tribe in Central America. While on a trip to Panama to film reality TV series 'Singing In The Rainforest', the 'Step On'...

Happy Mondays Sign Up For Reality Tv Show

The reformed hellraiser won a new army of fans when he appeared as a contestant on British survival show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2010. Now he is...

Shaun Ryder Blasts Bandmates Over Memoir

The frontman's bass-playing brother Paul Ryder, guitarist Mark Day, and drummer Gary Whelan spoke to author Simon Spence for his 2014 history of the hard-living band, titled Excess All Areas. However, Ryder,...

Shaun Ryder Takes Aim At Stephen Hawking Over Aliens

The British physicist stated in a 2010 documentary that it would be a disaster for Earth if extraterrestrials landed on the planet, and suggested experts should stop trying to find and communicate with...

Shaun Ryder Agrees To Jungle Tv Show Return

The Happy Mondays star garnered a new army of fans when he appeared in the 2010 series of the U.K. reality show and entertained viewers with his antics, eventually finishing second to singer...

Black Grape Plot Summer Reunion Tour

Ryder and his Black Grape bandmate Kermit hit the stage at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester, England earlier this month (Apr15) to support singer/dancer Bez's The Reality Party political campaign and celebrate...

Happy Mondays To Reform For Pills 'N' Thrills Tour, Dates Confirmed

Ryder and bandmate Kermit hit the stage at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester, England to support the singer/dancer's All Star Reality Party and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their...

Black Grape Reform For Singer/dancer Bez's Election Campaign

Fans flocked to the Old Granada Studios in Manchester, England to support the singer/dancer's All Star Reality Party election campaign and check out his former band, fronted by Shaun Ryder. The group...

Shaun Ryder Needs Testosterone Injection To Stay Alive

Shaun Ryder would ''drop dead'' without testosterone injections. Despite looking forward to the ''energy'' boost he gets from his quarterly injections, the Happy Mondays frontman has revealed he would be dead if he didn't get...

Happy Mondays Star Shaun Ryder Needs Testosterone Injections To Stay Alive

The singer tells Britain's NME magazine he must receive "a testosterone injection once every three months" or he will "drop dead". Ryder explains he has to resort to extremes because he has...

Shaun Ryder Wants To Write For Taylor Swift

Shaun Ryder wants to write songs for Taylor Swift and One Direction.The Happy Monday singer - who has six children from three relationships, including three with current wife Joanne - claims he doesn't know much...

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