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Paul Weller: 'David Cameron Didn't Understand Eton Rifles Lyrics'

Weller wrote the anti-establishment tune in the early 1980s after watching activists on the Right to Work march in England as they walked past the toffs at Eton College in Berkshire. In...

Former The Jam Bandmates Insist There's No Chance Of A Reunion

Interviewed for director Bob Smeaton's The Jam: About the Young Idea over the summer (15), Paul Weller, Rick Buckler and Bruce Foxton ruled out a future anniversary get together, insisting too much time...

Paul Weller Had Therapy To Quit Drinking

The former The Jam frontman quit drinking in 2010 after realising he would slump into a dark mood whenever he downed alcohol, and the habit was damaging his relationship with wife Hannah....

Paul Weller's Damages Case Upheld

The former The Jam frontman sued Associated Newspapers officials, owners of Mailonline.com, after they published seven un-pixellated photographs of his three youngest children in 2012. Weller and his wife Hannah claimed the...

Paul Weller Launches Career Ibook

The former The Jam star released just 2,000 copies of the limited edition tome earlier this year (15), giving fans the chance to see hundreds of unpublished photos chronicling his 22-year solo career....

Bruce Foxton: 'There Is No Need For The Jam To Reform'

The bassist has frequently told of his desire to reunite the legendary British band since they split in 1982, and he even formed a 'tribute' act called From The Jam, with drummer Rick Buckler.However, his...

Paul Weller Gives Up On Politics

Weller, who gained notoriety for his politicised lyrics in The Jam and also supported the left-wing Red Wedge movement in the 1980s, has lost faith in British politics because leaders never "take notice"...

Paul Weller Feared He Was Drinking Himself To Death

The former The Jam star quit boozing in 2010 after a series of bust-ups with his wife Hannah, and he admits he struggled to get through life without alcohol for the first two...

Paul Weller Got Indulgent At 50

Paul Weller's music got more ''indulgent'' when he turned 50.The 'Changingman' hitmaker decided to be more experimental when he celebrated the milestone birthday in 2008 and he is pleased people liked the offerings on '22...

Johnny Marr Wants To Record Track With Paul Weller

Johnny Marr and Paul Weller want to record a song together.The two rock legends are keen to get in the studio together and hope they can lay down at least one track which they'll be...

Noel Gallagher Banned From Oasis Reunion By Paul Weller

Paul Weller has banned Noel Gallagher from reforming Oasis.The 'Changingman' hitmaker has warned his pal - who he lives opposite - their friendship will be over if he ever goes back to his former group,...

Paul Weller Plans Motown Record

Paul Weller is recording a Motown album.The 'Going Underground' hitmaker is currently in the studio working on the follow-up to 2012's 'Sonik Kicks' and says the record - which will be released in March or...

Paul Weller Says Giving Up Booze Changed His Body

Paul Weller says giving up drinking as changed his life.The former Jam rocker has admitted getting clean has greatly improved his well-being, and while he was ''never'' fat, he has noticed some weight loss since...

Paul Weller: 'I Don't Care For Reunions'

British rocker Paul Weller has dismissed any fan's hopes for a The Jam reunion by insisting he has no interest in band get togethers.The singer enjoyed a string of hits like Start!, Going Underground and...

Paul Weller Ready To Record With Paul Weller

Paul Weller is set to record a song with Boy George.The 55-year-old musician has been impressed by his fellow 80s pop peer's new album and live performances and has contacted George - who he sang...

Paul Weller Plays Surprise Encore At London Show

Paul Weller thrilled fans with a surprise encore of 'In The City' at his London show on Wednesday night (21.05.14).The rocker performed at Dingwalls in Camden and after sending fans wild with a rendition of...

Mollie King Writes Song For Backstreet Boys

British pop star Mollie King has been tapped to write a song for her teen idols The Backstreet Boys.The singer, one-fifth of U.K. girl group The Saturdays, jetted out to Los Angeles last week (20Feb13)...

Tupac Shakur's Mother Vows To Release His Entire Body Of Work

Tupac Shakur's mother has vowed to release the late rapper's "entire body of work" so new generations of fans can experience his previously unheard music.The hip-hop star was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las...

Paul Weller Records With Olympian Bradley Wiggins

Former The Jam star Paul Weller has recruited British Olympic hero Bradley Wiggins to play guitar on his latest single.The cycling champion is a huge fan of mod band The Jam, and capped off a...

Paul Weller Rules Out Jam Reunion

Paul Weller claims it would be ''absurd'' if The Jam ever reformed.The group - also made up of Rick Buckler and Bruce Foxton - split in 1982 and while Paul admires the likes of The...

Paul Weller Destroys Own Song Lyrics

Paul Weller destroys his song lyrics after each album.The former Jam frontman finds ripping up or burning his lyric books very inspirational because he likes to create a ''fresh canvas'' every time he finishes recording...

Justin Bieber Upsets Niall Horan's Neighbours

Justin Bieber admits he ''p***ed off'' Niall Horan's Neighbours when the pair enjoyed a 3am musical jam session.The 'Boyfriend' singer recently visited the One Direction singer's London apartment and when they started playing music together...

Ne-yo's Call Me Maybe Obsession

Ne-Yo is obsessed with Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe'. The US rapper loves to sing the catchy hit while driving his car and admitted even being subjected to ridicule by ''the hardest group of...

Rufus Wainwright Marries

Rufus Wainwright has got married.The 39-year-old singer tied the knot with German-born theater producer Jorn Weisbrodt in front of 250 guests at his home in Montauk, New York yesterday (23.08.12).Following the ceremony, the celebrations continued...

Paul Weller Blasts Musical Reunions

Paul Weller is ''sick'' of bands reforming.The 54-year-old rocker feels ''disappointed'' that the music industry is celebrating the likes of The Stone Roses and Blur for getting back together as it is damaging for up-and-coming...

Paul Weller's Praise For Bradley Wiggins

Paul Weller praised Gold medal-winning cyclist Bradley Wiggins at a London gig last night (01.08.12).The rocker performed an intimate show at London's 100 Club as part of the Converse Represent series of concerts and told...

Paul Weller Returns To Cbgb Club For John Varvatos Campaign

Rocker Paul Weller was taken back in time to The Jam's debut at fabled New York club Cbgb while shooting a new fashion campaign for designer John Varvatos.The style guru has taken over the Bowery...

Anger As Bruce Springsteen Cut Off In London

Fans and performers have criticised the decision to switch off Bruce Springsteen's microphone during a gig in London on Saturday night (14.07.12).The 'Born to Run' singer went beyond a curfew to perform with Beatles legend...

Justin Bieber Treats Fans To Boyfriend Sing-along

Justin Bieber treated fans to a sing-along of his latest single 'Boyfriend'. The 18-year-old singer surprised a host of his supporters waiting to catch a glimpse of their idol outside the 'Tonight Show With Jay...

Lil Wayne Demands Artist Respect

Lil Wayne thinks none of the artists on his record label should be disrespected. The 29-year-old rapper recently pulled Nicki Minaj - who is on his Young Money label - out of the Summer Jam...

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