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Richard Ashcroft: I'm The Only Solo Artist Who Can Support Oasis

Richard Ashcroft says he's ''the only'' act worthy enough of opening for Oasis.The former Verve frontman supported the Britpop group's ex-frontman and his pal Liam Gallagher at a string of concerts around the globe this...

Richard Ashcroft Says Music Is The 'Most Powerful Art Form In The World'

Richard Ashcroft has described music as ''the most powerful at form in the world''.The former Verve front man - who has unveiled his new single 'Surprised By The Joy' on Monday morning (10.09.18) - has...

Richard Ashcroft Announces New Album Natural Rebel

Richard Ashcroft has announced his first solo album in two years.The former Verve frontman will release 'Natural Rebel' on his own BMG imprint RPA on October 19, and he's teased fans that it contains his...

The Good, The Bad, And The Queen Album Coming This Year

Damon Albarn has confirmed The Good, The Bad, and The Queen will release a new album this year.The Blur and Gorillaz frontman - who is joined in the supergroup by The Clash's Paul Simonon, The...

Liam Gallagher Sings Noel Song At Finsbury Park Gig

Liam Gallagher surprised his fans by performing Oasis track 'D'Yer Wanna Be a Spaceman?' at his Finsbury Park gig on Friday night (29.06.18) - a song recorded and sung by his brother Noel Gallagher.The 45-year-old...

Damon Albarn Promises New The Good, The Bad And The Queen Album Very Soon

Damon Albarn has confirmed a new album from The Good, The Bad & The Queen will be out soon.The 50-year-old musician formed the rock supergroup with The Clash's Paul Simonon, The Verve's Simon Tong, and...

Liam Gallagher's Toronto Concert Axed Due To Dangerous Levels Of Static

Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft's Toronto concert was axed at the last minute, due to dangerous levels of ''static''.The 'Paper Crown' singer and the former Verve frontman were set to perform at the Canadian...

Liam Gallagher And Richard Ashcroft Announce North American Tour

Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft are to tour North America with each other.The 45-year-old former Oasis star - who released his debut solo album 'As You Were' in 2017 - has just announced a new...

Richard Ashcroft To Support Roger Waters At Bst Hyde Park

Richard Ashcroft, Squeeze and Seasick Steve will support Roger Waters at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.The former Verve frontman - who released single 'Black Lines' last year - will make a comeback supporting...

Richard Ashcroft To Support Liam Gallagher At Irish Gigs

Richard Ashcroft has been announced as a support act at Liam Gallagher's forthcoming Irish gigs.The 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' singer has been pals with the former Oasis frontman since fronting The Verve, with the two...

Liam Gallagher: I Should Have Won Three Q Awards

Liam Gallagher has jokingly claimed he was robbed of a third Q Award, because Kasabian did not deserve to win Best Track for 'You're In Love With A Psycho'.The former Oasis singer took home Best...

Liam Gallagher To Make Live Return With Richard Ashcroft

Liam Gallagher is to play a solo concert with Richard Ashcroft.The former Oasis frontman is set to launch his solo career this year, and his close friend and fellow rocker has let slip that they...

Richard Ashcroft: Rihanna Is Better Than Most Indie Bands

Richard Ashcroft would ''rather listen'' to Rihanna's music than ''critically acclaimed s**t alternative rock''.The 45-year-old singer/songwriter is dismayed by the current indie scene in the UK compared to what it was like in the 90s...

Six Band Reunions We'd Love To See In 2017

The trend of big bands and artists from yesteryear making a comeback and touring old albums showed no sign of slowing down in 2016. Even small-to-medium sized acts have opted to coin it in and...

Richard Ashcroft: 'Prince's Death Should Push Us All To Do More'

Tributes have been pouring out from the world's biggest music stars since the icon's untimely death on 21 April (16), and the former The Verve star hopes his death will inspire his peers...

Richard Ashcroft Wants To Write Musical With Gallagher Brothers

The former frontman of The Verve was a musical contemporary of the Oasis stars in the 1990s Britpop scene, becoming close friends with the Gallagher brothers, and now he has responded to comments...

Richard Ashcroft Ditched Phone To Free Himself

The Verve's former frontman has rarely been heard from in public since he stopped touring in 2011, and his reclusive habits extended to his personal life as he wanted to escape from his...

Former Wham! Manager Jazz Summers Dies

Summers, who also worked with the Scissor Sisters, Badly Drawn Boy and Klaxons, was famous for helping George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley's Wham! break the U.S. in 1985, and become the first western...

The Zombies To Release New Album

Still Got That Hunger will be out on 9 October (15), and was produced by the man behind The Verve's classic record Urban Hymns, Chris Potter. The band recently signed to The...

Paul Weller Turns Backing Singer For Simon Tong

Paul Weller has joined former The Verve rocker Simon Tong in the studio for a collaboration.The former The Jam frontman teamed up with Tong, who left The Verve in 1999, to perform on a single...

Former The Verve Guitarist Selling Off Band Equipment

Former The Verve star Nick Mccabe is selling off guitars and equipment to fans in a bid to boost his cash flow.Launching the big "clear-out" on his Facebook.com page earlier this month (18May14), the guitarist...

Beady Eye To Open Glastonbury

Beady Eye are set to open this year's Glastonbury festival.Liam Gallagher's band are seemingly going to be the first band on at the English music event held on Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, after a...

Suede Play New Songs At Hop Farm

Suede debuted new material as they closed Hop Farm Festival last night (01.07.12).The 'Trash' hitmakers - who reformed in 2010 after a seven-year hiatus - interspersed a greatest hits set with two new songs, 'Sabotage',...

Paul Mccartney Treats Gigs As A Workout

Sir Paul McCartney treats his gigs as a gym workout. The former Beatle - who turned 70 today - doesn't need top work out to keep fit, because his energetic concerts keep him in top...

Richard Ashcroft To Play Hop Farm Festival

Richard Ashcroft will play his only UK show at Hop Farm Festival in Kent. The 'Break the Night with Colour' hitmaker - formerly lead singer of The Verve - is among a large number of...

Gerard Butler Stars For Celtic Against Manchester Utd

Gerard Butler, the Scottish-born Hollywood star best known for his role as King Leonidas in '300', pulled on the Celtic shirt to face Manchester United on Tuesday evening (9th August 2011). The actor stole the...

Lazy Frontman Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher doesn't like being a frontman because he is a "lazy ****".The Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds mastermind - who quit Oasis in August 2009 following a series of rows with his brother, the...

The Verve Stars To Debut New Group In London

Former The Verve stars Nick Mccabe and Simon Jones are to make their live debut as The Black Ships in London in June (11).The duo formed the group in 2009 after The Verve split for...

Radiohead Score Best Album Of Last 25 Years

Radiohead's 'OK Computer' has been voted the best album of the last 25 years. The British indie group topped the list of the best 250 albums released between 1986 and 2011 - beating U2, Nirvana,...

Bryan Adams Joins Killing Cancer Concert

Bryan Adams has joined the bill of the KILLING Cancer charity show. The Canadian rocker joins The Who, Jeff Beck, The Verve's Richard Ashcroft and Blondie legend Debbie Harry for the concert which is being...

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