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Influential Liverpool Music Mogul Alan Wills Dies Following Cycling Accident

By Jack de Aguilar | 12th May 2014

Alan Wills – who signed The Coral and The Zutons amongst other famous Liverpool bands under one of the city's biggest record labels, Deltasonic – has died tragically following a cycling accident. Before starting his...

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Sick James Skelly Loses His Voice

10th June 2013

The Coral frontman James Skelly has been forced to postpone a series of U.K. shows with his new band after falling sick with a viral infection.The star has axed two gigs with his side project...

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Beyonce Knowles Grounded By The Ocean

4th July 2011

Beyonce Knowles feels like a "mermaid".The 29-year-old singer enjoys spending time by the ocean because it makes her feel like a new person and gives her "perspective" on her life.She explained: "I'm always happiest when...

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Beady Eye Close Japan Disaster Benefit Concert

4th April 2011

Beady Eye closed London's Japan Disaster Benefit concert with The Beatles' 'Across the Universe' last night (03.04.11).The group were one of three acts to pay homage to the Liverpool pop legends over the evening, joining...

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Beady Eye Announce Japan Benefit Show

22nd March 2011

Beady Eye, Primal Scream and Paul Weller and will play a charity show for the victims of the earthquake in Japan. The groups will also be joined at London's Brixton 02 Academy on April 3...

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Kings Of Leon Rock V

22nd August 2010

Kings of Leon wowed the crowds at Virgin Media's V Festival last night (21.08.10).The band played some of their biggest hits, including 'Sex on Fire' and 'Use Somebody', as they closed the evening on the...

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Joe Jonas Wants Eco Changes

22nd April 2010

Joe Jonas has urged people to become more eco-conscious.The singer - whose duet with Demi Lovato, 'Make A Wave', features on new environmental documentary 'Oceans' - thinks the film will help make viewers realise how...

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The Strokes Rock Decade

17th November 2009

The Strokes' 'Is This It' has been named album of the decade.The American rockers' 2001 debut LP topped a list compiled by British music magazine NME made up of votes from record producers, label bosses...

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The Coral Guitarist Quits

9th January 2008

THE CORAL guitarist BILL RYDER-JONES has parted ways with the British band. But the rockers said they would continue working on new material and will play as a five-piece. Ryder-Jones left the band in 2004...

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The Coral Make A Move Into Movies

13th November 2007

Liverpudlian indie-rock outfit THE CORAL are set to surprise their fans by focussing on writing film soundtracks.The band have been working on scores for movies as well as getting involved in both acting and directing,...

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13 Arrests On Rail Network During V Festival

21st August 2007

Figures released by the British Transport police have revealed that 13 arrests were made on the rail network during V festival.Many festivalgoers chose to travel by train, with a free shuttle bus from Chelmsford rail...

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V Festival Shuffles Line-up

17th August 2007

V Festival organisers are busy trying to shuffle the line-up for this year's event after high-profile pulls-outs from Amy Winehouse, Bright Eyes and the Bravery.After it was revealed that Mexican acoustic duo Roderigo Y Gabriela...

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The Coral Nearly Split

28th July 2007

British rockers THE CORAL nearly disbanded in 2005 after becoming jaded with the music industry. The Liverpool, England group formed in 1996 but nearly ended their successful career nine years later as the novelty of...

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T In The Park Revellers To 'Cut The Carbon'

6th July 2007

Revellers at this year's T in the Park festival are being encouraged to sign up to Christian Aid's Cut the Carbon campaign.In a similar vein to the I Count movement at Glastonbury, Christian Aid hopes...

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Knowsley Hall Festival Gets Licence

14th June 2007

Knowsley Hall festival has been given the green light after being granted its event licence for June 23rd and 24th.The festival will include sets from the Who, Keane, the Zutons, Joss Stone and the Thrills...

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Thrills And Mcfly Added To V Festival Line-up

22nd May 2007

The Thrills and McFly have been added to the V Festival line-up taking place in Chelmsford and Staffordshire.Irish band the Thrills will release their third album Teenager this year and will play V after four...

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The Killers Headline V Festival

27th February 2007

The Killers, Snow Patrol and Foo Fighters will headline this summer's V Festival.It's set to be a busy summer for the first two bands, who are also headlining Scotland's T in the Park in July.Brit...

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Knowsley Hall Festival Is An Automatic Hit

12th February 2007

LATEST: THE WHO and KEANE are proving to be a big draw at the inaugural Knowsley Hall Music Festival in Liverpool, England - the first 10,000 tickets sold in just over hour this morning (12FEB07)....

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The Who + Keane To Headline First Knowsley Hall Festival

8th February 2007

THE WHO and KEANE have been confirmed as headliners for the first Knowsley Hall Music Festival in Liverpool, England. The two groups will join local acts THE CORAL and PETE WYLIE + THE MIGHTY WAH!...

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Keane And Magic Numbers Join War Child Line-up

16th August 2005

LATEST: KEANE and THE MAGIC NUMBERS have joined the star-studded line-up for War Child charity album HELP: A DAY IN THE LIFE. The record marks the tenth anniversary of the legendary 1995 HELP...

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Bands Rally For War Child Cause

10th August 2005

RADIOHEAD, RAZORLIGHT and THE CORAL are among a galaxy of stars planning to record the fastest album ever made in an effort to raise money for War Child - a charity which aids children whose...

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Coral Star's Face Escapes Fans

25th May 2005

THE CORAL frontman JAMES SKELLY is amazed he can walk around his hometown of Liverpool unrecognised, despite the fact he's recently notched up a top 10 UK single. The IN THE MORNING singer...

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Skelly: 'The Coral Will Never Be Like Franz Ferdinand'

24th May 2005

THE CORAL frontman JAMES SKELLY has no desire to sound anything like FRANZ FERDINAND - insisting he'd rather sell no albums than be like the chart-topping Scots. Skelly admits his band are up against...

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The Coral Give Up Drugs

15th May 2005

British band THE CORAL have quit marijuana because it turned them into paranoid wrecks. The seven Liverpool, England, bandmembers - who release their new album THE INVISIBLE INVASION this month (MAY05) - are worried the...

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The Coral: 'Zutons? We Came First!'

18th March 2005

British rockers THE CORAL have rubbished claims they are in competition with fellow Liverpool band THE ZUTONS. The band, whose forthcoming third album THE INVISIBLE INVASION (23MAY05) is set to rock the charts, insist...

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The Coral's Secret Hometown Gig

7th July 2003

Liverpool band THE CORAL delighted fans by playing a secret hometown concert at the city's ZANZIBAR club on Saturday (05JUL03). Although the DREAMING OF YOU group hadn't advertised the gig, word of mouth...

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Libertines Offer Fan Hotel Room Master Tape

5th June 2003

Prolific British rockers THE LIBERTINES thrilled one fan staying at New York's CHELSEA HOTEL last month (MAY03) by giving her a master tape of 40 tracks they recorded in their room. Lucky HELEN HSU...

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