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Pogues Guitarist Philip Chevron Dies Aged 56

The Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron has died aged 56.The 'Fairytale of New York' hitmaker lost his battle to cancer on Tuesday (08.10.13) after being diagnosed with an inoperable tumour in August 2012.A statement read on...

Teenage Kicks Mural Taken Down In Northern Ireland

A mural honouring rockers The Undertones and late British Dj John Peel has been removed from a wall in Northern Ireland.A line taken from The Undertones' 1978 punk classic Teenage Kicks was spray-painted onto an...

One Direction Given Blondie's Approval

One Direction's 'One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)' has been given the seal of approval by Blondie. The boy band's charity single - which mashed up the New Wave band's 1979 single 'One Way Or...

Queen Voted Top Band To Spend 15 Minutes With

Queen have been voted the top band the UK would most want to spend 15 minutes with.The 'We Are The Champions' rockers topped a survey conducted by Virgin Media, who today (02.04.13) announced the launch...

UK Boy Band One Direction Top The Charts Yet Again With Blondie's 'One Way Or Another'

One Direction have proved that they will top the charts 'one way or another' with their Comic Relief single featuring a mash-up of Blondie's hit song and The Undertones' 'Teenage Kicks'.The boyband's new cover song...

One Direction Go Punk... And Invite David Cameron To Join Them?

One Direction are taking an unusual… direction… for their next music video. Recorded in aid of Comic Relief, the teen boy band have decided to release a mash-up of two punk classics – Blondie’s ‘One...

The Fall And The Undertones Pay Tribute

The Fall and The Undertones paid tributes to late DJ John Peel at a fundraising concert this week.The bands - two of the iconic DJ's favuorite - performed an exclusive gig in Norwich's Sound and...

Ash's Accidental Undertones

Ash sounded like The Undertones by accident. The 'Girl From Mars' hitmakers were often compared to the 'Teenage Hits' group when they started their career in 1992, but were initially confused as to why as...

White Gets Wet

JACK WHITE took revenge on a spirited crowd at Britain's Reading festival last night (26AUG06) - by drenching them with water after cheeky fans pelted him with beer. White's band THE RACONTEURS thrilled fans with...

Rem's Emotional Peel Tribute

Rockers REM paid an emotional tribute to late British DJ JOHN PEEL last Friday (25FEB05) by playing a cover of his favourite track TEENAGE KICKS at their first concert in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The...

Undertones Deny Peel Tribute Single

THE UNDERTONES have refused to reissue their TEENAGE KICKS single in tribute to late DJ JOHN PEEL, because it would be "totally inappropriate". The legendary British broadcaster, who died a week ago (25OCT04) from...

Busted's Musical Tribute To Peel

Boyband BUSTED will make an emotional musical tribute to late DJ JOHN PEEL at Britain's SMASH HITS POLL WINNERS' PARTY next month (21NOV04). The CRASHED THE WEDDING singers will play the legendary broadcaster's favourite...

Dj Peel's Last Request

Late DJ JOHN PEEL will have lyrics from his favourite song TEENAGE KICKS by THE UNDERTONES on his tombstone. The veteran BBC broadcaster - who died on Monday (25OCT04) from a heart attack while...

Tributes Paid To Dj Peel

Tributes have been paid to legendary British DJ JOHN PEEL, who has died while on holiday in Peru. The 65-year-old BBC broadcaster suffered a heart attack in his hotel during a working holiday with...

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