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Biffy Clyro's War Child Brits Week Gig

Biffy Clyro will headline London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on February 20 for War Child's BRITs Week.The 'Wolves of Winter' rockers - comprised of Simon Neil and James and Ben Johnston - are the latest...

George Michael Turned Down Biffy Clyro Collaboration

George Michael refused to collaborate with Biffy Clyro.The late 'Careless Whisper' hitmaker - who was found dead at his home in Oxfordshire, England on Christmas Day (25.12.16) - turned down the chance to appear on...

Simon Neil 'Owes A Bit Of Gratitude' To David Bowie

Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil says he ''owes a bit of gratitude'' to David Bowie.The 'Space Oddity' hitmaker passed away in January 2016 at the age of 69 after suffering from liver cancer, and the Biffy...

Biffy Clyro Motivated By Los Angeles

Biffy Clyro find recording in Los Angeles inspiring.The 'Mountains' rockers try not to write new songs away from their native Scotland so they still sound like ''home'', but find being in California gives them the...

Biffy Clyro Invite Fans To Star In Virtual Reality Music Video

Biffy Clyro are inviting fans to star in their new virtual reality music video.The 'Black Chandelier' hitmakers have promised fans a once in a lifetime experience by recruiting them to star in the ''UK's first...

Biffy Clyro Bandmates Concerned About Stress On Frontman Simon Neil

The Scottish rock band have forged a successful career with hits like Mountains and Many of Horror, and are currently gearing up to release their seventh album, Ellipsis, out on Friday (08Jul16). Debut single Wolves...

Biffy Clyro Act Like Teenagers

Biffy Clyro pretended they were teenagers again when they penned their forthcoming album 'Ellipsis'.The Scottish trio took a year out following the release of their last LP 'Opposites' in 2013 because they felt they were...

Biffy Clyro Announce One Off 2015 Concert

Biffy Clyro have announced their only concert of 2015.The Scottish rockers - Simon Neil, James Johnstone and Ben Johnston - will headline Edinburgh's Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens on New Year's Eve (31.12.15) and have...

Simon Neil Had Breakdown

Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil had a ''breakdown'' last year.The 'Mountains' singer was ordered onto bed rest by doctors and he admits he was ''terrified'' when he realised he had reached breaking point.He said: ''Getting older,...

Biffy Clyro To Take Break In 2015

Biffy Clyro will have a ''year off'' in 2015.The rock trio faced a packed schedule in 2014 with headline sets at T In The Park and Isle of Wight Festival, so are planning on taking...

Biffy Clyro Plan Experimental Album

Biffy Clyro's next album will feature beatboxing, ''black metal pop'' and ''stoner-reggae''.The 'Mountains' rockers are excited about going into the recording studio to start work on the eclectic new record, and frontman Simon Neil says...

Biffy Clyro To Take A Break From Music

Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil thinks it will be ''wise'' for them to take a break from music soon.The vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the band has admitted that although they're hoping to put out a...

Adele Tight-lipped On James Bond Theme Future

Adele is keeping James Bond bosses in the dark over whether she'll record the next theme song.The global superstar recorded the title track for 2012 movie 'Skyfall', and while many behind the scenes of the...

Biffy Clyro Want To Write Bond Tune

Biffy Clyro want to write the next James Bond theme tune. The Scottish rockers hope to follow in the footsteps of Adele, who won an Oscar for Best Original Song for 'Skyfall' in 2013, by...

Biffy Clyro To Keep Going Into Their 50s

Biffy Clyro want to keep making music well into their 50s.The Scottish rockers plan to stay together until they're middle aged because 2013 has been their best year to date and they want to build...

Biffy Clyro To Headline At Isle Of Wight 2014

Biffy Clyro is to headline at the Isle of Wight festival next year. The Scottish rock band - made up of Simon Neil, James Johnston and Ben Johnston - will take to the stage for...

Biffy Clyro Star Threatened By Bailiff

Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil faced threats from a debt-collector after he failed to pay his gas bill.Neil, who earned the award for Best Album for Opposites at Britain's Q Awards on Monday (21Oct13), has...

Biffy Clyro Blast Trent Reznor Over Reading Festival Outburst

Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil has accused rocker Trent Reznor of spitting out "his dummy" and behaving like a spoiled diva following his band Nine Inch Nails' set at Reading Festival.Reznor unleashed an expletive-packed rant...

Green Day Play Dookie In Full At Reading Festival

Green Day performed 'Dookie' in full at Reading Festival last night (23.08.13).The punk rock superstars were headlining the first night of the event and treated fans when they played their iconic 1995 album in its...

Biffy Clyro Frontman Simon Neil Recovers From Respiratory Problem

Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil is heading back to the stage after recovering from a serious respiratory problem.The Scottish rockers scrapped the remainder of their North American tour dates, including a set at the Coachella...

Biffy Clyro Axe Us Gigs

Biffy Clyro have cancelled the remainder of their US tour dates.The Scottish rockers are returning to the UK to allow frontman Simon Neil the chance to recover from a reportedly serious respiratory problem, as he...

Biffy Clyro Scrap Remainder Of North American Tour As Bandmate Falls Ill

Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro have scrapped the remaining dates of their North American tour to allow Simon Neil to recover from a "serious respiratory problem".Neil has been struggling with shows, including last weekend's Coachella festival...

Biffy Clyro Scrap Remainder Of North American Tour As Bandmate Falls Ill

Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro have scrapped the remaining dates of their North American tour to allow Simon Neil to recover from a "serious respiratory problem".Neil has been struggling with shows, including last weekend's Coachella festival...

Biffy Clyro Nervous About Headlining

Biffy Clyro are ''sh***ing it'' about performing at Reading and Leeds 2013. The 'Black Chandelier' band may have performed at the UK festivals seven times already, but are nervous about their first headlining appearance this...

Biffy Clyro: Us Bands Too Serious

Biffy Clyro think American bands take themselves too seriously.The Scottish trio - who won Best British Band at the NME Awards on Wednesday (27.02.13) - think bands from the UK are more easygoing than their...

Biffy Clyro Keep Songs For Themselves

Biffy Clyro won't write songs for other artists. The Scottish band - who picked up the Best British Band prize at the NME Awards in London last night (27.02.13) - have turned down the opportunity...

Biffy Clyro Nearly Split Up

Biffy Clyro almost split making their new album. The 'Black Chandelier' group were under tremendous personal and professional pressure when recording new double record, 'Opposites', which was almost enough to make them quit.Vocalist Simon Neil...

Biffy Clyro Make 'Grown Up' Album

Biffy Clyro have taken a ''grown-up'' approach to their new record.The Scottish rock band ditched the late nights and partying while working in their upcoming double album 'Opposites' and have embraced a responsible approach to...

Biffy Clyro 'Honoured' By Robbie Williams Invitaion

Biffy Clyro were ''honoured'' by Robbie Williams' invitation to record with him.The 'Mountains' rockers were in Los Angeles last year recording their new album 'Opposites' - due for release later this month - and were...

Biffy Clyro Promise Stripped Down Album

Biffy Clyro's seventh album will be stripped down. The 'Stingin' Belle' band have just completed their huge double disc 'Opposites' album, but are already thinking of their next record, which will be a much more...

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