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The Strokes Blown Away By Arctic Monkeys

American rockers THE STROKES were blown away by indie sensations ARCTIC MONKEYS when the bands shared the bill at this weekend's (08-09JUL06) Oxegen festival in Ireland. LAST NITE frontman JULIAN CASABLANCAS saw the I BET...

Simple Minds Star's Brother In Ticket Swindle

The brother of SIMPLE MINDS star JIM KERR has gone on the run after allegedly conning Scottish music festival fans out of thousands of pounds in a cruel ticket swindle. PAUL KERR stands accused of...

Petty Signs Off In Arizona

LATEST: TOM PETTY will bid farewell to life on the road in Arizona after adding the final dates to his last US concert tour as the leader of THE HEARTBREAKERS. The FREE FALLIN' hitmaker shocked...

Petty Turns Blind Eye To Chili Peppers 'Plagiarism'

LATEST: Rocker TOM PETTY has vowed to turn a blind eye to allegations the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS plagiarised one of his songs. The band stood accused of lifting key aspects of their latest single...

Strokes Perform With Dinosaurs

New York rockers THE STROKES are set to perform their most unusual gig yet, as they serenade dinosaurs at a British museum. As part of a series of 'secret' concerts organised by mobile phone giant...

'Engaged' Reeves Spotted With Ex

KEANU REEVES has been spotted getting close up to AMANDA DE CADENET in London, just days after he reportedly proposed to girlfriend CLAIRE FORLANI. THE MATRIX heart-throb was briefly engaged to British TV presenter-turned-photographer De...

Barrymore Still Learning About Love

Two-time divorcee DREW BARRYMORE is still learning about love and the kind of relationship she wants, but believes she has finally found what she is looking for in THE STROKES rocker FABRIZIO MORETTI. Barrymore was...

Moretti: 'We're Like Old Roller-skates'

THE STROKES drummer FABRIZIO MORETTI is convinced fans see the band as an old pair of roller-skates - battered but much loved. The LAST NITE star insists the New York group's appeal has only increased,...

The Strokes Get Serious

THE STROKES bassist NIKOLAI FRAITURE is thrilled the initial hype surrounding the LAST NITE band has died down, because they can finally be taken seriously as musicians. The American hitmakers were treated as style icons...

Doherty Dumped By Record Label

Troubled British rocker PETE DOHERTY has been ditched by his record label for being "too difficult to deal with". Rough Trade, which have launched acts such as THE SMITHS and THE STROKES, have announced BABYSHAMBLES...

Razorlight: 'We're Better Than Arctic Monkeys'

British rockers RAZORLIGHT are baffled by the hype surrounding rock newcomers ARCTIC MONKEYS, insisting they know a string of bands who are better than the teen group. Frontman JOHNNY BORRELL cites the I BET YOU...

Vedder Joins The Strokes

PEARL JAM star EDDIE VEDDER thrilled fans of THE STROKES in New York last night (04MAY06) by taking to the stage with the group. Vedder turned up at The Strokes' Hammerstein Ballroom show, a concert...

Is It The End Of The Line For Petty?

TOM PETTY's 30th anniversary tour this summer (06) could be the rocker's last major outing - because he fears he hasn't got the energy for big treks anymore. The summer dates in North America come...

Strokes Star Moretti Gets Lucky With Sticky Tape

THE STROKES drummer FABRIZIO MORETTI has developed a quirky pre-show ritual surrounding sticky tape in a bid to help him conquer stage fright. The rocker has found he feels better about live shows if he...

Valensi Defends 'Exhausted' Strokes

THE STROKES guitarist NICK VALENSI has defended his band's last critically-panned UK tour, insisting the New York-based group was on the verge of burning out. However, the rocker maintains that after a break from performing...

Casablancas: 'We Didn't Care'

THE STROKES frontman JULIAN CASABLANCAS "didn't give a s**t" during his days of drunken debauchery - but he can't understand why producers became exasperated by him. The LAST NITE rocker may have once punched a...

Casablancas Replaces Drinking With 'Getting Stoned'

THE STROKES frontman JULIAN CASABLANCAS recently quit drinking to straighten himself out, and now gets "stoned" instead. The LAST NITE singer finds he communicates better with his bandmates since quitting booze. He says, "I've just...

Strokes Star: 'I'm Not Dating Kate Moss'

THE STROKES guitarist ALBERT HAMMOND JR has dismissed reports he is romancing supermodel KATE MOSS after the pair were seen flirting with each other at a London party last week (begs20FEB06). The musician admitted...

Sex-starved Moretti Cuts Awards Short

THE STROKES drummer FABRIZIO MORETTI cut short his appearance at the NME awards in London last night, so he could return home to have sex with girlfriend DREW BARRYMORE. After a busy schedule promoting...

Treble Triumph For Arctic Monkeys At Nme Awards

Indie icons ARCTIC MONKEYS were the big winners at last night's (23FEB06) NME Awards in London, scooping three awards including Best British Band. The four-piece, whose album WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM THAT'S WHAT...

The Strokes Miss The Old Days

THE STROKES frontman JULIAN CASABLANCAS is desperate to scale down and play tiny venues in his native New York City - but his management won't allow it. The JUICE BOX rockers miss their underground...

The Strokes Motivated By Us Rejection

American rockers THE STROKES are determined to replicate the level of success they enjoy abroad in their homeland, where they have yet to achieve superstar status. Despite being huge favourites in the UK and...

Moretti Wary Of Turning Into The Rolling Stones

THE STROKES drummer FABRIZIO MORETTI hopes he'll know when it's time to quit the music business, and dubbed THE ROLLING STONES "sad" for carrying on into their sixties. The LAST NITE hitmaker, who is...

Barrymore Wants Lovers To Inspire Her

Actress DREW BARRYMORE insists it's more important for her partners to be attractive on the inside than the outside, or else she would get bored. The CHARLIE'S ANGELS star, who has been dating THE...

Barrymore Laughs At Her Golden Globes Breast Gaffe

DREW BARRYMORE poked fun at her Golden Globe wardrobe malfunction on US TV show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE on Saturday (21JAN06) when she appeared unannounced wearing huge fake breasts. The actress didn't wear a bra...

Moretti's Bathroom Sex With Barrymore

Rocker FABRIZIO MORETTI and girlfriend DREW BARRYMORE were left red-faced recently when they were caught having sex in the bathroom at a New York opera house. THE STROKES drummer, 25, and CHARLIE'S ANGELS star...

Blige Back On Top

R+B queen MARY J BLIGE has returned to the top of the US albums chart after ringing in the New Year (06) at number one. The FAMILY AFFAIR singer debuted THE BREAKTHROUGH at number...

The Strokes Terrified Of English Fans

Rockers THE STROKES were so scared of their English fans when they first toured Britain they called in a security team to keep the devotees away. The New Yorkers received violent fanmail before their...

The Strokes Celebrate Sober Casablancas

THE STROKES frontman JULIAN CASABLANCAS' decision to reduce his alcohol intake has saved the group, according to his bandmates. The LATE NITE hitmakers were recently interviewed by cult writer JAY McINERNEY for an article...

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