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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...

The Who And Debbie Harry Sign Up For Killing Cancer

The Who and Blondie's Debbie Harry will play at a KILLING Cancer charity show next year. The event will also see guitarist Jeff Beck and former The Verve singer Richard Ashcroft take to the stage...

The Charlatans' 'Emotional' Reunion

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess says it was a hugely "emotionally experience" to have drummer Jon Brookes back on stage with the band on Saturday (23.10.10).Brookes - who was diagnosed with a brain tumour shortly...

The Charlatans Drummer Describes Collapse

The Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes has written about his onstage collapse last month.The rocker was diagnosed with a brain tumour after he collapsed shortly after the 'One to Another' band had started their set at...

Charlatans Drummer Describes Collapse

The Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes has written about his onstage collapse last month.The rocker was diagnosed with a brain tumour after he collapsed shortly after the 'One to Another' band had started their set at...

Verve Drummer Joins The Charlatans

Former THE VERVE drummer PETE SALISBURY has joined THE CHARLATANS to replace JON BROOKES as he battles a brain tumour.The British band cancelled a string of shows in the U.S. after the percussionist collapsed at...

Ashcroft Storms Off Stage Down Under

Former THE VERVE frontman RICHARD ASHCROFT disappointed fans in Australia by storming off stage at a music festival after just one song.The singer was due to perform a set at the Splendour in the Grass...

Nathan Evicted

Nathan has become the fourth person to be evicted from the 'Big Brother' house.The trainee joiner - who was only put up for eviction after Caoimhe chose him to replace her after she won the...

Verve Won't Return

Richard Ashcroft doesn't think The Verve will ever get back together. The band's former frontman - who since splitting from the group last summer has formed new group United Nations of Sound - believes there...

Ashcroft Rules Out Verve Return

British rocker RICHARD ASHCROFT has confirmed his former band THE VERVE is over for good - because they could never top their previous achievements.The Bitter Sweet Symphony hitmakers split in 1999 but they reunited for...

Ashcroft Caught Pneumonia While Recording

Former THE VERVE rocker RICHARD ASHCROFT was struck down with pneumonia while recording his new band's first album.The star created the United Nations of Sound earlier this year (10) but he had to rush studio...

Ashcroft Making Live Return With New Band

Former THE VERVE frontman RICHARD ASHCROFT is returning to the stage less than a year after the band's split - he's set to tour Europe with new group UNITED NATIONS OF SOUND.The Verve called it...

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