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Noddy Holder Confesses Christmas Song Inspiration

The veteran musician grew up in Walsall, England and reveals sledging with his friends at an old quarry inspired a special line in his band's famous festive song. "As a lad we...

Noddy Holder Bought Signature Hat From Freddie Mercury

The rocker turned the sparkling headpiece into his signature look, which can be seen online in videos for his band's holiday hit Merry Christmas Everybody, and now he has opened up about how...

Noddy Holder Longs For Slade Reunion

The Merry Xmas Everybody singer quit the group in the 1990s to go solo, and he has endured a frosty relationship with his former bandmates ever since. Noddy reveals they tried to...

Noddy Holder Eyes Political Career

The Slade frontman wants to improve the lives of hard-up families across the U.K. so he has promised to run as an independent candidate in the next ballot after the country's upcoming general...

Noddy Holder Confused By Fans' Photo Efforts

Slade star Noddy Holder is baffled by the behaviour of his obsessive fans as dozens of them have tried to photograph his privates.The veteran rocker reveals many male fans try to snap a sneaky picture...

Slade Earn Over £500k In Christmas Royalties

Slade frontman Noddy Holder has earned over £500,000 in royalties for his festive hit 'Merry Christmas Everybody'.The band's 1973 single 'Merry Christmas Everybody' has become a firm favourite during the festive season and is set...

Slade Star Noddy Holder Set To Pick Up $1.2 Million Cheque For 40-Year-old Xmas Hit

Slade frontman Noddy Holder is on course to make over $1.2 million (£800,000) from the festive hit he wrote 40 years ago this Christmas.Merry Xmas Everybody has already grossed the rocker $768,000 (£512,000) in the...

Slade And Shadows Stars Attend Reg Presley's Funeral

Slade rocker Noddy Holder and The Shadows star Bruce Welch were among mourners paying tribute to The Troggs singer Reg Presley at his funeral on Thursday (14Feb13).Presley passed away last week (beg04Feb13) following a battle...

Noddy Holder Loves Festive Song

Noddy Holder is happy 'Merry Xmas Everybody' is ''part of the culture'' of Britain.The novelty Christmas song will celebrate its 40th year since release in 2013, and former Slade frontman Noddy - who wrote the...

The Fray's Album Inspired By Lethal Weapon

The Fray got the idea to call their latest album 'Scars & Stories' after watching 'Lethal Weapon 3'.The 'How to Save a Life' hitmakers came to the decision that blemishes are ''sexy'' after watching the...

Noel Gallagher Wants To Work With Albarn

Noel Gallagher wants to make a record with Damon Albarn.The 'If I had a Gun' hitmaker - whose former band Oasis had a huge rivalry with Damon's group Blur during the 1990s - thinks they...

Jessie J Writing Painful Second Album

Jessie J warns there will be a "lot more pain" on her second album. The 'Who You Are' hitmaker is planning to explore the darker side of her character and the struggles she had before...

Noddy Holder Won't Reunite Slade

Noddy Holder has ruled out a Slade reunion.The 65-year-old rocker thinks he and bandmates Dave Hill, Don Powell and Jim Lea have changed too much to work in same way they did until their split...

Holder Uninterested In Rejoining Slade

British rocker Noddy Holder has no plans to rejoin Slade - because he missed out on family life when he was touring with the band in its heyday.The 65 year old admits he's open to...

Ewan Mcgregor Recalls Decadent Set On Velvet Goldmine

Ewan McGregor has revealed the cast of 'Velvet Goldmine' were given marijuana and champagne so they would be "off their t*ts" during filming.The 40-year-old actor - who played singer Kurt Wilde in the film -...

Scarlett Johansson's Zombie Role?

Scarlett Johansson is top choice to play Elizabeth Bennett in 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'.The 'Iron Man 2' actress is being lined up to take the leading role in the film following Natalie Portman detachment...

Wolverine Director Job For Darren Aronofsky?

Darren Aronofsky is being lined up to direct 'X-Men: Wolverine 2'.The 'Wrestler' director is apparently being considered by bosses at 20th Century Fox, who can't decide between him and 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' filmmaker David...

Kellan Lutz Knocks Out Co-star's Twilights

Kellan Lutz knocked out one of his 'Twilight Saga: Eclipse' co-stars on set.The stacked actor, who plays vampire Emmet Cullen in the 'Twilight' films, has revealed he accidently punched his fellow actor Jackson Rathbone -...

David Slade's 'Twilight' Integrity

David Slade wasn't concerned with protecting the integrity of 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'.The director of the third instalment in Stephenie Meyer's cult vampire franchise - which broke box office records yesterday (01.07.10) by taking more...

'Twilight's New Record

'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' has smashed box office records on its opening night.The third instalment in the cult vampire franchise - which sees Bella (Kristen Stewart) forced to choose between love rivals Edward (Robert Pattinson)...

Robert Pattinson Can't Understand Fans

Robert Pattinson "can't connect" to fans of 'The Twilight Saga'. The 24-year-old actor - who plays vampire Edward Cullen in the movie series - admits the huge following the films have amassed is still a...

Bill Condon To Direct Final Twilight Movie

Bill Condon has been signed up to direct 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.'The Oscar-winning filmmaker - who was among a number of names mooted to direct the movie, including Sofia Coppola and Gus Van Sant...

Holder: 'Christmas Hits Are Over'

SLADE star NODDY HOLDER is convinced the day of the classic Christmas single is over - because the festive charts in the U.K. are now ruled by reality show winners.The singer co-wrote the band's biggest...

Michael Stipe's Slade Help

Michael Stipe thanks Slade, David Bowie and Marc Bolan for making him question his sexuality.The R.E.M. singer - who lives in New York with his long-term boyfriend, photographer Thomas Dozol - is thankful to the...

Wham!'S Last Christmas Named As Most Played Christmas Hit

Last Christmas, a 1984 Christmas number one for Wham!, is the most played seasonal song of the last five years, it has been confirmed.According to the Performing Rights Society (PRS), the body responsible for collecting...

By on 29 November 2008

Slade Top Christmas Song Vote

SLADE classic MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY has topped a poll of the most loved Christmas songs of all time. The 1973 festive smash beat out competition from Band Aid's 1985 charity track Do They Know It's...

Go To School, Wannabe Wags Told

Girls wishing to follow in the footsteps of Victoria Beckham and Cheryl Cole by marrying footballers have been reminded of the importance of good grades.The government agency responsible for skills in England says that behind...

By on 24 October 2007

Plethora Of New Releases Floods Theaters

Eight new films -- count 'em, eight! -- enter the box-office competition this weekend, each on more than 500 screens, which is likely a record. Box-office forecasters are by no means united on which film...

Movie Reviews: 30 Days Of Night

No one expects vampire movies to get great reviews and those for 30 Days of Night are no exception. At least it can be said that the movie receives some mild ones. Roger Ebert's in...

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