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Daniel Johns Back At Work Following Hospitalisation

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The former Silverchair frontman fell over outside a bar in the city on Friday night (08May15) and was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital by ambulance.

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Florence Welch Recalls Teenage Festival Experience

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Florence Welch hoped she'd get ''picked up'' at her first ever festival.

The Florence + the Machine singer went to England's Reading Festival for the first time in 2000, when she was 14, and secretly hoped she might get chatting to some rockers while Limp Bizkit performed, but thinks he weird style let her down.

She explained: ''I remember [singer] Fred Durst being like, 'Grab a lady, everybody grab a lady!' and me being 14 and really uncomfortable, stood next to these massive fully grown punks, thinking like, 'Maybe someone will pick me up!'

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Silverchair Split


Australian rockers Silverchair have split after almost 20 years together.

The trio, consisting of Daniel Johns, Chris Joannou and Ben Gillies, have decided to part ways after losing their "spark" as a band.

A statement posted on the band's Facebook page reads, "We formed Silverchair nearly 20 years ago when we were just 12 years old. Today we stand by the same rules now as we did back then... if the band stops being fun and if it's no longer fulfilling creatively, then we need to stop.

"Therefore after much soul searching we wanted to let you know that we're putting Silverchair into 'indefinite hibernation' and we've decided to each do our own thing for the foreseeable future... We understand some of you may be disappointed by this news but we really see it as a liberating and positive step for us at this point in our lives."

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Silverchair Split

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Silverchair have split up.

The Australian grunge group have decided the band is "no longer fulfilling creatively" and parted ways after nearly 20 years together.

They said in a statement: "If the band stops being fun then we need to stop.

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Silverchair Beer Boss Gives Up Booze


Silverchair bassist and beer brewery owner CHRIS JOANNOU has pledged to give up alcohol for a month.

The Australian rocker, who plays in the band with Natalie Imbruglia's ex-husband Daniel Johns, indulges his love of booze as co-owner of Lovells Lager, which he helped set up with his music producer pal Matt Lovell.

But Joannou has decided to give up his beloved beverage for a full four weeks as part of the Dry July campaign, which encourages regular drinkers to quit alcohol for a month to raise money for charity.

The bassist has signed up as an ambassador for the scheme and will be taking part in the annual abstinence.

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Natalie Imbruglia Boosted By Plane Jump

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Natalie Imbruglia got over her divorce by jumping out of a plane.

The 'Torn' singer - who split from Silverchair rocker Daniel Johns in January 2008 - thought trying something new would help her feels stronger, despite her friends thinking she was "nuts" for taking on such a terrifying challenge.

She said: "Jumping out of a plane is an excellent way to get over a divorce. After breaking up with my husband I felt I should do something that would give me a new lease of life.

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Natalie Imbruglia Hates Fans' Pants

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Natalie Imbruglia hates fans giving her their underwear.

Although the 'Want' singer is disappointed with the lack of male attention she has received since splitting from her husband, Silverchair rocker Daniel Johns, she doesn't enjoy being bombarded with racy gifts.

She said: "I did get some boxer shorts thrown on stage at V Festival, although that doesn't really work for me. In fact, it was a bit creepy.

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Bonds Underwear Launches Its Spring/Summer 2008 Collection At The Gazebo And Announces Michael Clarke, Captain Of The Australian Cricket Team, As Brand Ambassador.

Silverchair - Chris Giannou of Silverchair and partner Sydney, Australia - Bonds underwear launches its Spring/Summer 2008 collection at the Gazebo and announces Michael Clarke, captain of the Australian cricket team, as brand ambassador. Wednesday 30th July 2008


Ben Gillies And Chris Joannou Of Silverchair At The 6th Annual ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Chart Awards

Ben Gillies and Silverchair Thursday 6th March 2008 Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou of Silverchair at the 6th annual ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Chart Awards Sydney, Australia

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Ben Gillies and Silverchair

Imbruglia Having Fun After Split

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Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia wants to devote her time to having fun after splitting from her husband, Silverchair rocker Daniel Johns.
The couple announced last week (begs31Dec07) that their four-year marriage was over, and the Torn hitmaker is keen to take advantage of her new single status, a mood which is reflected in her forthcoming album.
She says, "I just wanna have fun. That was my main brief. No introspection, let's not over-think this, I wanted the music to feel up and summery. Just fun.
"This record I wanted to be more light-hearted. It reflects how I'm feeling now. I've chilled out a lot. Maybe it's just age. I don't take it all as seriously as I used to."

Silverchair Make Aria Award History

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Rockers Silverchair have made history after triumphing with five gongs at the 2007 Australian Recording Industry Association (Aria) Awards - making them the most successful ARIA winners of all time.
The band was honoured with awards including Album of the Year (for their fifth disc, Young Modern), Song of the Year (Straight Lines), and Best Group on Sunday (28Oct07) at the Acer Arena ceremony in Sydney.
The additional five accolades takes Silverchair's total ARIA winnings to 19 - beating pop star John Farnham by one to claim the title.
And frontman Daniel Johns cannot believe their success.
He says, "(We've more ARIAs than) Even John Farnham? Even Barnsey? Even Chisel? Even Midnight Oil? Even AC DC?
"This is out of control. Can I hear a hallelujah?"
Drummer Ben Gillies adds, "We don't think about how many ARIA awards we've won - honestly we have no idea."
Meanwhile, Keith Urban won the award for Best Country Album (Love, Pain + The Whole Crazy Thing), dedicating the gong to his actress wife Nicole Kidman, and Sneaky Sound System picked up two of the six awards they were nominated for (Best Dance Album and Best Breakthrough Album).
Other big winners on the night include Gotye (Best Male Artist), Missy Higgins (Best Female Artist), and newcomers Operator Please, who won the Breakthrough Single award for their track, Just a Song About Ping Pong.

Silverchair Star Retracts Bono Drugs Claim

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Silverchair rocker Daniel Johns has been forced to retract claims he made in an interview that he smoked marijuana with his wife Natalie Imbruglia, Bono, and an Australian politician.
Johns claimed the four had used the drug while listening to demos of his band's latest album Young Modern.
He said, "(Bono) invited me over to the house he was staying at in Sydney and asked if I'd play the demos and it was really one of the most surreal moments of my life.
"It was me and Natalie and Peter Garrett (Labour Party MP) and Bono laying on Bono's bed smoking joints listening to the Young Modern demo."
But Johns has performed a u-turn after his comments attracted criticism.
He says, "At no time have I ever smoked a joint with Bono or Peter Garrett. They are both well known to be very anti-drugs so that's why I assumed everybody would know I was joking when I made that comment.
"Clearly that wasn't the case and I feel sick that I might have caused embarrassment to two people who I admire so much."


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