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Bob Geldof Blasts Christmas Single

Bob Geldof has blasted charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' as one of the "worst songs ever".The former Boomtown Rats singer and charity campaigner co-wrote the festive staple - which was recorded by a...

Spider-man Musical Branded 'Epic Flop' By Critics

Troubled Broadway musical SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK failed to win over theatre critics following its first preview performance on Sunday (28Nov10), after the production was marred by technical glitches.The show, directed by Julie Taymor...

Bono, Ozzy & Elton Reveal Playlists

BONO, JACK JOHNSON, OZZY OSBOURNE and SIR ELTON JOHN are among 50 artists who have detailed their favourite iPod playlists for a special issue of Rolling Stone magazine.Bono chose 15 David Bowie tracks, Ozzy loves...

Sir Elton Slams Gallaghers For Destroying Oasis' American Success

SIR ELTON JOHN has blasted LIAM and NOEL GALLAGHER for cancelling OASIS' U.S. tour in the 1990s - insisting the warring rock siblings were "stupid" to pass up the opportunity to crack America.The band axed...

Spider-man Musical Never Rehearsed In Full

Troubled Broadway musical SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK encountered a last-minute problem on Saturday (27Nov10) when the production's only full rehearsal was cancelled ahead of its first preview performance on Sunday (28Nov10).The play, directed by...

Bono Thanks Australia's Leaders For Foreign Aid Pledge

Rocker BONO has taken his philanthropy Down Under - the U2 frontman has met with Australian government officials to discuss how the country can help developing nations.The singer has long backed charity campaigns to help...

Black Eyed Peas To Headline Super Bowl Show

The BLACK EYED PEAS have crushed KENNY CHESNEY's hopes of headlining the 2011 Super Bowl half-time show after American football bosses named the pop stars as next year's main act.Earlier this year (10), Chesney threw...

U2 And Jay-z Honour New Zealand Miners

Irish rockers U2 and rapper JAY-Z paid tribute to 29 tragic New Zealand miners during a concert in the country on Thursday (25Nov10).The men had been stuck underground at the Pike River mine since last...

Bono Hopeful For Spider Man Musical

Bono says his 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' musical is "a great American story" but admits is has been costly to realise. The much delayed production - backed by the U2 singer and the band's...

Bono Confident Spider-man Musical Will Succeed

U2 frontman BONO is convinced his SPIDER-MAN musical will be a success despite months of delays and safety fears, but he is prepared for failure if audiences don't warm to the blockbuster stage show.The Irish...

U2 Plan Black Friday Boost For Indie Record Stores

U2 are giving U.S. independent record stores a big boost this holiday season by releasing a new three-track vinyl EP on Friday (26Nov10).Wide Awake In Europe will be released exclusively to select record stores on...

Pj Harvey To Let England Shake

PJ Harvey has announced a new album, 'Let England Shake', to be released in February. The 'Good Fortune' singer - full name Polly Jean Harvey - will release her eighth album on Valentine's Day (14.02.11)...

Bono's Singing Lessons From David Bowie

David Bowie showed Bono how to sing beyond his "man" voice, and add a feminine touch to his vocals. The U2 frontman has spoken about his love of the 'Life on Mars' hitmaker, and how...

The Strokes Complete New Album

The Strokes have finished their latest album. The 'Last Night' hitmakers completed recording the songs which will make up their fourth, as yet untitled album, yesterday (16.11.10), according to singer Julian Casablancas.In reply to a...

Butler Rocks Out At Star-studded Birthday

Scottish actor GERARD BUTLER rocked out to celebrate his birthday over the weekend (13-14Nov10) - he performed a song with JOHN MAYER in front of party guests including KATE HUDSON and JAY-Z.The 300 star turned...

U2'S Joy At Political Prisoner's Release

U2 are celebrating after political prisoner AUNG SAN SUU KYI was released from house arrest in Burma.Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma, had been detained for 15 of the...

Akon Willing To Kidnap Bono For Duet

R&B superstar AKON has set his sights on a duet with U2 - joking he'll go as far as kidnapping frontman BONO to ensure the rocker sings on his next album.The Smack That hitmaker is...

The Edge's 'Hell' Over Daughter's Cancer

The wife of U2 star THE EDGE has described for the first time the "hell" the couple endured after their daughter was diagnosed with leukaemia.The rocker's partner Morleigh Steinberg admits she was devastated when doctors...

Westwood To Create Brits Trophies

Fashion legend DAME VIVIENNE WESTWOOD will design the new trophies for the U.K.'s annual Brit Awards as part of organisers' plans to give next year's (11) ceremony a complete overhaul.Brit Awards bosses have revealed the...

Spider-man Musical Delayed Until 2011

SPIDER-MAN fans will have to wait until 2011 to see the superhero on Broadway - the musical's launch has been put back until January (11).Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, which features songs by U2 stars...

U2 Dominate Billboard Touring Awards

Rock acts including U2, METALLICA and AC DC were the toast of the Billboard Touring Awards in New York on Thursday (04Nov10), taking the night's top prizes.The Irish band's 360 Degree trek was named Top...

Spider-man Set For Delay - Again

U2 stars BONO and THE EDGE's much-anticipated SPIDER-MAN musical has been hit by another major blow - the project looks set for yet another delay due to an ongoing safety investigation.Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark...

Robbie Williams Blasts Glastonbury

Robbie Williams has slammed Glastonbury festival.The Take That singer last played the annual festival - one of the largest in Europe - as a solo artist in 1998, but criticised it as being "full of...

Cee Lo Green Worried About Danger Mouse

Cee Lo Green worries about his Gnarls Barkley partner. The US singer - whose new solo song 'Forget You' has been a huge worldwide hit and spent two weeks at the top of the UK...

The Edge: 'Bono Is Back In Shape'

U2 rocker THE EDGE has assured fans that frontman BONO has fully recovered from spinal surgery - insisting the singer is in "great shape".A back injury forced the Irish rock star to undergo the procedure...

Bono Lost In Downing Street

U2 frontman BONO once "got lost" at the residence of the British Prime Minister following a boozy dinner with former leader TONY BLAIR.The rocker was invited to Number 10 Downing Street while Blair was in...

Prince To Rain At Glastonbury

Prince is set to headline next year's Glastonbury festival. The 'Purple Rain' hitmaker has reportedly taken one of the top slots at the UK music festival - one of Europe's largest - with U2 and...

Danger Mouse To Produce New U2 Album

U2 have recruited GNARLS BARKLEY star DANGER MOUSE to produce their next album.Frontman Bono tells fans the new release could be out early in 2011, because "it's just happening so easily". The group is also...

U2 Call In Danger Mouse

U2 are working with producer Danger Mouse on their next album. The Irish group are presently recording their 13th album - which has the working title 'Songs Of Ascent' - with the producer and musician,...

R.e.m. Record 'Straight Ahead Rockers'

R.E.M.'s new album will feature "more ballads" but also "straight ahead rockers".The 'Orange Crush' band recorded their 15th album in Berlin earlier this year and manager Bertis Downs last week revealed the title of the...

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