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Nick Jonas To Perform At V Festival

Nick Jonas will perform at V Festival.The 'Jealous' hitmaker joins hip hop trio De La Soul, Pendulum and MNEK in the latest list of acts confirmed for the 20th anniversary event which is sponsored by...

Luke Pritchard Dedicates New Album To Late Dad

The Kooks singer Luke Pritchard has dedicated the band's new album to his late father.Pritchard's dad Bob died when the rocker was just three years old and he has always been open about his struggle...

Mischa Barton's Supportive Boyfriend

Mischa Barton's boyfriend is very supportive of her fashion career.The 26-year-old actress is currently dating Sebastian Knapp, and she admits he is always keen to show how much he admires her talents.He said: ''He's great....

Who Knew? Mischa Barton Friends With Kate Pippa Middleton's Brother?

Remember Mischa Barton ? The British-American actress is best known for her role on 'The O.C' though has tried her hand at stage acting, movies and the occasional bit of fashion modelling since. In...

The Stone Roses To Headline Optimus Alive As Part Of Reunion Tour

Optimus Alive Festival have announced the first acts and headliners at their upcoming festival. Stone Roses; Radiohead and The Cure are all set to headline; other first acts include Florence And The Machine; Snow Patrol;...

Katie Melua Is Engaged

Katie Melua is getting married. The 27-year-old singer is set to wed former World Superbike champion James Toseland - who she has been dating since April 2011 - after he proposed before Christmas, The Sun...

The Kooks 'Fuse' Styles

The Kooks wanted to "fuse" different musical styles on 'Junk of the Heart'.The 'Is It me' group went out of their way to experiment with different sounds for their third album, in order to freshen...

Ex-the Kooks Star Max Rafferty Addresses Addiction Reports

Former The Kooks star Max Rafferty has dismissed rumours he was forced to leave the band due to spiralling drug problems.The bassist was said to have been kicked out of the British band in 2008...

The Kooks Scrapped Half An Album

British rockers The Kooks scrapped half of their latest album Junk Of The Heart after "overthinking" during the writing process.Frontman Luke Pritchard reveals the band struggled during sessions for their third release, so they decided...

The Kooks Not Hindered By Member Changes

Luke Pritchard doesn't see The Kooks' changing line up as a "hindrance".The group's drummer Paul Garred left due to medical reasons, and was replaced by Chris Prendergast, while Pete Denton has taken on bass duties...

Ray Davies Re-thinking Sale Of Studio

The Kinks frontman Ray Davies is re-thinking his decision to sell the band's studio, so he can finish his next album.The 'Lola' hitmaker bought Konk studios in London in 1971 for his band to record...

Fearne Cotton Calls Off Engagement

Fearne Cotton has called off her engagement to Jesse Jenkins.The Radio 1 DJ - who first started dating the US skateboarder in 2006 - split from her on-off boyfriend for good last month after getting...

The Kooks To Let Fans Choose Tour Venues

British rockers The Kooks are asking fans to choose the venues for gigs on the group's next U.K. tour.The band is set to hit the road in May (11) and they are asking devotees to...

The Kooks Take On Alternative Influences

The Kooks' new album is influenced by Beck and film director David Lynch.The British indie rockers have been watching and listening to the works of the alternative US musician and avant-garde filmmaker in a bid...

Doherty And Kooks Record Silent X Factor Protest

Artists including PETE DOHERTY, THE KOOKS and IMOGEN HEAP are recording a track of silence in a bid to topple music mogul SIMON COWELL's THE X FACTOR winner and score a Christmas (10) number one.They...

Mischa Barton Was Scared Of Men

Mischa Barton used to be terrified of men.The 24-year-old actress - who is dating musician Ali Love and previously dated The Kooks singer Luke Pritchard and oil heir Brandon Davis - insists she was nothing...

Tony Hadley Perfoms At Chazzstock

Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, Mr Hudson and The Kooks paid tribute to Charles Haddon last night (04.10.10).The musicians were part of an all star bill which came together for 'Chazzstock', to celebrate the frontman of...

Tony Hadley's Charles Tribute

Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, Mr Hudson and The Kooks paid tribute to Charles Haddon last night (04.10.10).The musicians were part of an all star bill which came together to celebrate the frontman of electro pop...

British Acts Line Up To Play Haddon Tribute

THE KOOKS and MR HUDSON are among the acts set to play a one-off tribute gig to late OU EST LE SWIMMING POOL frontman CHARLES HADDON next month (Oct10).The frontman of the acclaimed British band...

Pritchard Falls For Jagger's Girl

THE KOOKS star LUKE PRITCHARD has reportedly found love - with SIR MICK JAGGER's teenage daughter GEORGIA MAY.Pritchard, whose band was once the opening act for The Rolling Stones, was spotted kissing the blonde model...

Pritchard's Depression After Second Album

THE KOOKS frontman LUKE PRITCHARD fell into a deep depression following the release of the band's second album KONK.The group released the record in 2008 and once promotional duties ended, they embarked on a hiatus...

Who's Randy? Luke Pritchard

The Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard was reportedly thrown out of The Who's concert after he was straddled by his girlfriend.The indie rocker was sat in the stalls at London's Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday night...

Pritchard Feels Sorry For Barton

THE KOOKS frontman LUKE PRITCHARD feels sorry for his ex-girlfriend MISCHA BARTON, because she bore the brunt of the criticism over their relationship.The pair split last March (09) amid speculation they found it hard to...

Kasabian To Rock V Festival

Kasabian have revealed they are to headline this year's V Festival. The rockers - who have played before at the annual two-day festival which is held in Essex and South Staffordshire over the last weekend...

The Kooks Nearly Split Over Fights

British rockers THE KOOKS were forced to take an extended hiatus because their constant arguments nearly resulted in a split.The rockers haven't released an album since 2008's Konk, which hit the charts shortly after the...

Pritchard Had To Step Back From Barton 'Whirlwind'

THE KOOKS star LUKE PRITCHARD has opened up about his romance with actress MISCHA BARTON, insisting he called off their relationship because he needed to "pull himself back" from "the whirlwind."The couple split last March...

Sober Rockers The Kooks

The Kooks are planning a sober comeback this summer. The 'Naive' rockers will play at the opening of the new Mallorca Rocks hotel in Magaluf, Spain, but have vowed to curb their drinking as they...

Kooks And Mgmt Team Up With Playboy

Rockers THE KOOKS and MGMT have struck a deal with HUGH HEFNER to design a series of Playboy themed clothes.Playboy bosses are seeking a host of musical acts to help create their own Rock the...

Kooks Caught In Mid-air Plane Drama

THE KOOKS were left fearing for their lives on Thursday (02Jul09) when their plane was struck by lightning.The rockers were jetting from Munich, Germany, to Warsaw in Poland when their aircraft was forced to make...

The Kooks' Backlash Fear

Luke Pritchard thinks British fans hated the Kooks last albumThe 'She Moves In Her Own Way' rockers have been touring Europe and America and the frontman says they have welcomed the time away from their...

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