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The Streets & The Music Leaders Form New Band

The former stars of The Streets and The Music have joined forces on a new project, dubbed The D-o-t.The Music's Rob Harvey and ex-Streets leader Mike Skinner have recorded over 60 songs for their new...

The Music Star Robert Harvey Reveals Reasons For Split

The Music star Robert Harvey decided to break up the band because he is no longer "enjoying" life in the music industry.The rockers recently announced they will split in the summer (11) after a series...

The Music To Split After Summer Farewell Shows

British band The Music are to split after two final dates.The Leeds, England band will play two farewell shows in August (11) before parting ways. A post on the group's website reads, "After 10 years,...

The Music Announce New English Tour Dates

The Music have confirmed a brand new series of additions to their October tour.The Leeds quartet have announced eight English shows to precede their already-confirmed concerts in Scotland and London.The tour now kicks off on...

By on 10 September 2008

Lily Allen Withdraws From Isle Of Wight Festival Lineup

Lily Allen has pulled out of the 2008 Isle of Wight festival, event organisers have confirmed.It had been rumoured this week that the Smile star was to withdraw from the event due to plans to...

By on 05 March 2008

Lily Allen 'Sad And Lonely' After Quitting Drinking

Lily Allen has admitted to feeling lonely due to her fears of succumbing to the substance abuse problems prevalent in the music industry.The Smile star - who recently suffered a miscarriage - has claimed she...

By on 04 March 2008

Soul Singers Amy Winehouse And Duffy Top UK Charts

Soul singers Amy Winehouse and Duffy top the UK's album and singles charts this week.In the album chart, Winehouse returned to the top position with the deluxe edition of her Back to Black record.The album...

By on 03 March 2008

Madonna To Release New Album Hard Candy In April

Madonna's next album is to be entitled Hard Candy and released on April 29th, her publicist has confirmed.Her final release for Warner Bros, Hard Candy is to feature production from Pharrell Williams, Timbaland and Nate...

By on 27 February 2008

Flo Rida Tops Us Billboard Chart For Ninth Week

Flo Rida has topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth consecutive week.The rapper's hit Low remained on top after a week when there was only one new entry in the top ten.Chris Brown's...

By on 21 February 2008

Duffy And Jack Johnson Top UK Singles And Album Charts

Welsh singer Duffy has recorded her first ever number one single with Mercy.Based on download sales alone, Mercy went straight in at the top spot.US band Nickelback remained at number two in the charts with...

By on 18 February 2008

Massive Attack Confirmed As Curators Of Meltdown Festival

Bristolian dance legends Massive Attack have been confirmed as curators of this year's Meltdown festival, to be held at London's Southbank Centre.The Blue Lines stars will be responsible for selecting the acts for this year's...

By on 14 February 2008

Movie Version Of Bbc Show The Mighty Boosh In The Works

The BBC has confirmed it is negotiating with the stars of The Mighty Boosh to produce a movie version of the hit show.According to BBC Films editor Christine Langan, talks are underway with the series'...

By on 14 February 2008

Five Grammys For Winehouse

Amy Winehouse has scooped five prizes at the Grammy awards despite being unable to attend the Los Angeles ceremony.The Back to Black star was named best new artist while also claiming the record of the...

By on 11 February 2008

Jack Johnson Tops Album Charts

Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson's new album Sleep Through The Static has entered the UK album charts at number one.The eco-friendly credentials of his fourth studio record – which was powered exclusively by solar power – appears...

By on 11 February 2008

'Rihanna Nearly Missed Out On Umbrella'

R'n'B sensation RIHANNA nearly missed out on the opportunity to record her summer smash hit UMBRELLA as it was originally intended for MARY J BLIGE or BRITNEY SPEARS.TRICKY STEWART, the producer behind the track, revealed...

By on 08 February 2008

Juno Team Cast Follow-up

The production team behind Oscar hopeful Juno have continued casting the follow-up to their acclaimed pregnancy comedy.Former sex worker Diablo Cody has followed her Oscar-nominated Juno script by penning comedy-horror Jennifer's Body, while Jason Reitman...

By on 08 February 2008

Basshunter Tops Charts Again

Basshunter and DJ Theo Mental's Now You're Gone has topped the UK singles charts for the fourth week in a row.The dance track outsold Adele to stay at number one, though the rising star saw...

By on 03 February 2008

Madonna Is Highest Earning Female Musician

MADONNA has been named the world's highest earning female musician, by Forbes Magazine.The pop superstar netted £36 million between June 2006 and June 2007, reports the Daily Mail.A large percentage of the Queen of pop's...

By on 31 January 2008

Basshunter And Scouting For Girls Still Top In Music Charts

It is a case of as you were at the top of the music charts after last week's number ones held on to their lofty positions.Sweden's Basshunter and collaborator DJ Mental Theo are atop the...

By on 28 January 2008

Radiohead Guitarist's Score Ineligible For Oscar

The film score written by RADIOHEAD guitarist JONNY GREENWOOD for THERE WILL BE BLOOD has been deemed ineligible for an Oscar nomination.The music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards...

By on 22 January 2008

Franz Ferdinand Work With Girls Aloud's Producer

FRANZ FERDINAND have revealed that they hired GIRLS ALOUD's producer, BRIAN HIGGINS from XENOMANIA, to avoid repeating themselves on their next album.In an interview with NME magazine frontman ALEX KAPRANOS said: "We could easily make...

By on 21 January 2008

Adele's Chasing Pavements Misses Out On Top Spot In Charts

Hotly-tipped soul singer Adele has narrowly missed out on a number one single after being held off by Basshunter's Now You're Gone.Chasing Pavements by Adele debuted at number two in the singles chart, leaving the...

By on 21 January 2008

Stones 'Quit Emi' For Universal

The Rolling Stones have signed a one-album deal with Universal raising speculation as they near the end of their current contract with EMI.According to the Times, the legendary rockers have inked a deal with Universal...

By on 17 January 2008

Coke Killed Ike

Soul pioneer Ike Turner was killed by an overdose of cocaine, it has been revealed.According to officials from the San Diego medical examiner's office, the musician's death at the age of 76 was also caused...

By on 17 January 2008

Grammys Seek Wga Pact

This year's Grammy awards could still go ahead after organisers asked the striking Hollywood writers to allow the show to proceed.Last weekend's Golden Globe awards ceremony was cancelled in favour of a press conference after...

By on 16 January 2008

Emi Confirms Job Cuts

Record label EMI has confirmed that as many as 2,000 jobs are set to go at the struggling company.The British-based music giant, which counts Kylie Minogue, Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones among its artists,...

By on 15 January 2008

Radiohead Top Us Charts

Radiohead have raced to the top of the US album charts with their seventh album In Rainbows, knocking R 'n' B singer Mary J Blige off the number one spot.With 122,000 units sold after its...

By on 10 January 2008

Cd-burning 'Could Be Legal'

New government proposals regarding the UK's copyright laws could legalise copying music from CDs to a home computer.While millions of music fans regularly 'rip' discs to their computer before moving the files to their PC...

By on 08 January 2008

In Rainbows 'To Top Charts'

Radiohead's album In Rainbows looks likely to be the first number one album of 2008, according to midweek sales figures.The acclaimed album was first released as a download-only release on October 10th 2007, with fans...

By on 03 January 2008

Mccartney Has 'Heart Operation'

Sir Paul McCartney reportedly checked into a private hospital to have a heart operation.The Sun reports that the former Beatle had an angioplasty at a private clinic after complaining about health problems.An unnamed source told...

By on 02 January 2008

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