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Michael Stipe Cured Snow Patrol Writer's Block

Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody was lifted by Michael Stipe while suffering writer's block. The singer and songwriter of the 'Chasing Cars' group was writing "a lot of rubbish" as he struggled to come up with...

Coldplay Named Best Act At The Q Awards

Coldplay have been named Best Act in the World Today.The 'Mylo Xyloto' band beat off competition from the likes of Muse, Arcade Fire, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys and U2 to take the coveted honour at this...

Inxs Unveil New Singer

Australian rockers Inxs have replaced frontman J.D. Fortune with Snow Patrol collaborator Ciaran Gribbin.Fortune won his place in the band in 2005 after triumphing in U.S. TV talent search Rock Star: Inxs, but he was...

Coldplay And Lady Gaga Sign Up For Children In Need

Coldplay and Lady Gaga have signed up to play a charity show organised by Take That's Gary Barlow. The 'Born This Way' hitmaker and 'Yellow' group will take to the stage for a Children In...

Snow Patrol Have Finished Next Album

Snow Patrol have already written their seventh studio album before releasing their sixth effort.Singer Gary Lightbody and his bandmates are getting ready to bring out their latest LP 'Fallen Empires' - the follow-up to 2009's...

Snow Patrol Taken Under U2'S 'Wings'

Snow Patrol feel very fortunate to have been taken under the "wings" of U2.The 'Chasing Cars' group have been supporting the Irish rockers on their '360 Degree' tour - which ends on Saturday (30.07.11) -...

Snow Patrol Announce New Single

Snow Patrol have announced their new single, 'Called Out in the Dark'.The track is a preview of the 'Chasing Cars' group's sixth album, which has been written and recorded in Los Angeles with producer Jacknife...

Michael Stipe Helped Lightbody Find Fresh Inspiration

Rockers Snow Patrol have Michael Stipe to thank for their new collection of songs - he pulled frontman Gary Lightbody out of a bad period of writer's block.The Chasing Cars hitmakers were working on tracks...

Gary Lightbody Has Writer's Block

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has been suffering writer's block.The singer and songwriter with the 'Chasing Cars' group has been working on the band's sixth album in Los Angeles, but admitted he has struggled to...

Gary Lightbody Has Writer's Block

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has been suffering writer's block.The singer and songwriter with the 'Chasing Cars' group has been working on the band's sixth album in Los Angeles, but admitted he has struggled to...

Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody Suffering Writer's Block

Fans of Snow Patrol could be facing a long wait before the band's next album - singer/songwriter Gary Lightbody is suffering writer's block.The group is busy working on a follow-up to 2008's A Hundred Million...

Gary Lightbody Has Writer's Block

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has been suffering writer's block.The singer and songwriter with the 'Chasing Cars' group has been working on the band's sixth album in Los Angeles, but admitted he has struggled to...

'Ordinary Blokes' The Script

The Script don't hang out with famous "d***heads who think they are better than everyone else".The Irish 'For The First Time' group say they avoid celebrity and because they are a band of "ordinary blokes"...

R.e.m. Record 'Straight Ahead Rockers'

R.E.M.'s new album will feature "more ballads" but also "straight ahead rockers".The 'Orange Crush' band recorded their 15th album in Berlin earlier this year and manager Bertis Downs last week revealed the title of the...

Snow Patrol Go Dance?

Snow Patrol are recording a dance music influenced album.The Northern Irish indie band are about to start work on their sixth album and keyboardist Tom Simpson said he sees the band moving away from their...

The Wombats To Release Comeback Single

The Wombats are set to release their comeback single on September 27.The indie rockers - whose last single 'My Circuitboard City' was released in March 2009 - have promised their new record 'Tokyo (Vampires and...

Gary Lightbody's 'Natural' Music

Gary Lightbody's new music is "nothing like" Snow Patrol.The Northern Ireland-born singer confesses his side project Tired Pony - a collaboration with REM's Peter Buck - is more "natural" than his other band, as each...

Beck, Snow Patrol And Smith Honour Martyn

Stars including BECK, SNOW PATROL and THE CURE's ROBERT SMITH have teamed up to record a tribute album in honour of late singer-songwriter JOHN MARTYN.The star, who died in January 2009 at the age of...

Leona Lewis Wows London

Leona Lewis wowed fans with a stunning performance at London's O2 Arena last night (14.06.10) as part of her 'Labyrinth' tour.The 'Bleeding Love' singer showcased her powerful voice as she belted out a number of...

Snow Patrol Honoured In Native Northern Ireland

SNOW PATROL have been honoured with a lasting tribute in their native Northern Ireland - a special plaque has been erected in Belfast to mark their lengthy career.The rockers formed in the late-1990s and have...

Buck And Lightbody Join Forces For Country Album

R.E.M. guitarist PETER BUCK has teamed up with SNOW PATROL frontman GARY LIGHTBODY to record a country music album.The two rockers made the record under the bandname Tired Pony, with contributions from actress-turned-singer Zooey Deschanel...

Madonna Beats The Beatles

Madonna was the most played artist of the last decade in the UK. Research shows the 'Celebration' singer topped a list of artists based on airplay on radio and TV and public performance - such...

Diana Vickers Plans Underwear Range

Diana Vickers is planning to release a range of underwear called Diana Vickers' Knickers.The 18-year-old singer - who rose to fame through UK TV talent show 'X Factor' - is currently in negotiations with several...

Gary Lightbody's Dislocated Jaw

Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody has been singing with a dislocated jaw for eight years. The singer and guitarist said his jaw was damaged after he fell down a flight of stairs during a drunken night...

Lightbody Had A Dislocated Jaw For Eight Years

SNOW PATROL frontman GARY LIGHTBODY dislocated his jaw eight years ago after a drunken fall, but he's only just found out - because he was so obnoxious to hospital staff at the time they refused...

Lightbody Forms Supergroup

SNOW PATROL frontman GARY LIGHTBODY has formed a new supergroup with R.E.M. rocker PETER BUCK and BELLE & SEBASTIAN drummer RICHARD COBURN.The Chasing Cars hitmaker is focusing his efforts on new projects during a Snow...

Rockers Unite To Help Sudan

Rockers from bands including PINK FLOYD, RADIOHEAD and SNOW PATROL have teamed up to help prevent any more bloodshed in Sudan.Drummers from the groups are taking part in the Beat for Peace campaign, a film...

Snow Patrol Track Is Decade's Most Played

SNOW PATROL's track CHASING CARS is the most played song in Britain in the last decade.The 2006 anthem, from the band's album Eyes Open, only reached number six in the U.K. singles chart - but...

Snow Patrol's Big Band Ambition

Gary Lightbody wants to become as big as Coldplay and U2 in the new year. The Snow Patrol frontman - whose 2006 effort 'Eyes Open' became the biggest selling album in the UK - said...

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'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Has Worn Joss Whedon Out

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Ryan Adams Covers Bryan Adams' 'Summer of 69' in Nashville [Video]

Some twelve years after he had a heckler removed for requesting Bryan...

Samba - Movie Review

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Enrique Iglesias Is Second Biggest Victor At 2015 Latin Music Awards

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'Unfriended' Brings Horror To Screen Addicts

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