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Adele, Simple Minds And Portishead Awarded At Ivor Novello Awards

The 61st Ivor Novello Awards took place yesterday (May 19th 2016) in London and honoured several classic and contemporary artists from Adele to Simple Minds. It's a ceremony to celebrate songwriting and composing, as opposed...

Jim Kerr Feared Brother Was Caught In Paris Attacks

The band first heard of the atrocities unfolding in the French capital last Friday (13Nov15) when they switched on the TV news after a rehearsal for a concert in Brussels, Belgium the next...

Belle & Sebastian Rocker Moved By Wife's Plea To Stage Charity Concert

The Scottish musician has revealed his wife Marisa was concerned about the crisis facing those who have fled to Europe from the war-torn Middle East, and she encouraged him to take action following...

Jim Kerr: 'I Almost Quit Simple Minds'

The Don't You (Forget About Me) singer fronted the group during its 1980s heyday but their fortunes slumped the next decade following their departure from Virgin Records and the loss of several key...

Belle & Sebastian Team With Simple Minds Stars For Refugee Gig

The Boy With The Arab Strap musicians are set to perform at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow, Scotland on 2 November (15) and all the profits from the concert will go to Save...

The Wind And The Wave Take On Sia And Steve Nicks In 'Covers One' Ep Release

Texan two-piece The Wind And The Wave re-introduce some of the nation's favorite pop songs with their upcoming EP release, 'Covers One'. The record is set for release in February and will be followed up...

Ultravox And Simple Minds Team Up For Tour

New wave group Ultravox and rockers Simple Minds are teaming up for a joint U.K. tour.The two British bands, who found fame in the late 1970s and early '80s, will hit the road together in...

Molly Ringwald Covers The Breakfast Club's 'Don't You (Forget About Me)

Molly Ringwald, of The Breakfast Club fame, has covered the film's main theme song for her new jazz album Except Sometimes. The singer puts a new spin on the catchy track, originally by Simple Minds."When...

Anna Kendrick's Challenging Perfect Pitch

Anna Kendrick found 'Perfect Pitch' ''challenging''.The 'Up in the Air' actress found it hard to keep up when filming the musical movie, especially a scene which sees two rival acapella groups - one all girls...

The Killers Haven't Killed It With Comeback Track 'Runaway'

The Killers have confirmed their comeback with new track 'Runaway' and the announcement that their new album 'Battle Born' will be released on September 18th with Island Records. The news will be welcome news for...

Anastacia To Perform At White Nights Festival

Anastacia will be one of the star performers at this year's White Nights of St. Petersburg festival.The 'Left Outside Alone' singer is one of the star acts at the International Music Festival in the Russian...

Patsy Kensit's Support From Exes

Patsy Kensit is getting over her fourth marriage break-up with help from her ex-husbands. The actress split from her DJ husband Jeremy Healy in March after 11 months of marriage but said she doesn't want...

Patsy Kensit Done With Marriage

Patsy Kensit won't marry again.The four times wed actress recently split from her DJ husband Jeremy Healy and after being humiliated by the experience she has decided she is finished with marriage. The 'Lethal Weapon...

Kerr Goes Solo

SIMPLE MINDS rocker JIM KERR is taking a hiatus from the band to release his first ever solo album.The Don't You (Forget About Me) hitmaker will rename himself Lostboy! AKA for the project, an attempt...

Beyonce Knowles' Singapore Getaway

Beyonce Knowles is set to rent a £5 million Singapore apartment.The 'Crazy in Love' singer will be headlining the city's F1 Rocks concert next month and she and rapper husband Jay-Z want somewhere luxurious to...

Simple Minds Plan Hughes Tribute

British rockers SIMPLE MINDS are planning to honour late moviemaker JOHN HUGHES on their upcoming world tour - by dedicating their classic track DON’T YOU (FORGET ABOUT ME) to his memory.The track was featured in...

Black Eyed Peas' Race-y Show

Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce Knowles and N.E.R.D. are to perform at the Singapore Grand Prix.The event - which will also feature performances from ZZ Top, Simple Minds, Chinese singer Jacky Cheung, Taiwanese hip-hop band Da...

Kerr Will Never Marry Again

SIMPLE MINDS star JIM KERR has vowed never to walk down the aisle again - blaming his independent nature for his string of failed marriages. The Scottish singer-songwriter was first wed to The Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie...

Stars Line Up For Mandela Concert

Amy Winehouse, Razorlight and Leona Lewis are among tonight's line-up for Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday celebrations in Hyde Park.The concert will also star several performers who sang at a rally to free the South African...

By on 27 June 2008

Simple Minds' 'Two Album' Plan

British rockers SIMPLE MINDS have worked so hard in the recording studio, they have enough material for two new albums. The band recently confirmed they would be reuniting after 27 years - and frontman Jim...

Simple Minds To Hit Studio For First Time In 27 Years

Reunited rockers SIMPLE MINDS are set to record together for the first time in 27 years - as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations. Founding members Brian MCGee, Derek Forbes and Mick MCNeil will join...

Leona, Queen And Annie Lennox Confirmed For Mandela Concert

Leona Lewis, Queen and Annie Lennox have been confirmed to appear at a concert in celebration of Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday.The X Factor winner will be joined by the Bohemian Rhapsody stars and the former...

By on 06 May 2008

Actress Patsy Kensit's 'Fourth Marriage' Called Off

Patsy Kensit has ended her relationship with her DJ fiance, just five months before they were due to marry.A spokeswoman confirmed the actress, who has been married three times already, and Jeremy Healy had separated."We...

By on 31 March 2008

Kensit's Miserable Marriage

Actress PATSY KENSIT was so miserable married to rocker LIAM GALLAGHER she cried every day of their three-year union. The pair split in 2000 and the LETHAL WEAPON 2 star insists she is no longer...

Kensit: 'I'm Too Bland To Be Recognised'

Actress PATSY KENSIT insists she rarely gets recognised by members of the public because she is so "bland". The LETHAL WEAPON II star, who was married to SIMPLE MINDS singer JIM KERR and OASIS wildman...

Kensit Dumped

Actress PATSY KENSIT has been dumped by her rap star lover after a brief two week fling. The LETHAL WEAPON 2 beauty, who has two children from her last two husbands, SIMPLE MINDS musician JIM...

Simple Minds Star's Brother In Ticket Swindle

The brother of SIMPLE MINDS star JIM KERR has gone on the run after allegedly conning Scottish music festival fans out of thousands of pounds in a cruel ticket swindle. PAUL KERR stands accused of...

Kensit's Dating Dilemma

Actress PATSY KENSIT insists she is only single because she has no idea where to take her dates. The LETHAL WEAPON 2 beauty, who has two children from her last two husbands, SIMPLE MINDS musician...

Simple Minds To Rock The World Cup

Scottish stars SIMPLE MINDS are kicking off this year's (06) soccer World Cup in Berlin, Germany, with a spectacular show at the capital's Brandenburg Gate. The GLITTERING PRIZE rockers will hit the stage on 7...

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