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Bon Jovi Highest Grossing Touring Act Of 2010

Bon Jovi have been named the highest grossing touring act of 2010. The 'It's My Life' rockers top research by industry magazine Billboard's Boxscore, which calculates the rockers grossed $146,507,388 from 69 sell out shows....

Oprah Winfrey Climbs Sydney Harbour Bridge

Oprah Winfrey joined the biggest ever group climb of Sydney Harbour Bridge yesterday (12.12.10).The talk show host and her best friend Gayle King were among 250 people who scaled the famous landmark during her visit...

Bon Jovi's Tour Is Highest Earner Of 2010

Rockers BON JOVI have grossed $146.5 million (£97.6 million) from their North American shows in the past 12 months, making them the highest music tour earners of 2010.The Livin' on a Prayer hitmakers delighted fans...

Pattinson Meeting Sells For $80,000

A TWILIGHT fan has paid a staggering $80,000 (£53,333) to meet ROBERT PATTINSON on the set of the latest vampire movie.The actor, who is currently filming the two-part final installment The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,...

U2 Pay Tribute To Lennon

U2 frontman BONO marked the 30th anniversary of JOHN LENNON's death on Wednesday (08Dec10) by singing BEATLES songs throughout the band's gig in Australia.Lennon was gunned down outside his New York apartment on 8 December,...

Yoko Ono Leads Tributes To John Lennon

Yoko Ono led tributes to John Lennon on the 30th anniversary of his death yesterday (08.12.10).The widow of the iconic 'Imagine' songwriter and peace activist wrote a heartfelt eulogy on her blog to mark 30...

Will.i.am Reveals Tinnitus Battle

Will.i.am has revealed he suffers from tinnitus. The Black Eyed Peas singer has a constant ringing in his ears - a symptom usually caused by constant exposure to loud sounds and common among musicians -...

Cumming Turns To Online Fans To Raise Aids Awareness

Scottish actor ALAN CUMMING is urging his fans to use their social networking pages to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.The X2 star, who is a longterm supporter of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research,...

Bono Serenades Female Fan During U2 Show

U2 rocker BONO made one female fan's night when he serenaded her onstage during the band's concert in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday (01Dec10).The rockers kicked off the Australian leg of their 360 Degrees tour at...

Spider-man Musical Went 'Better Than Expected'

One of the producers behind the new SPIDER-MAN musical has played down the technical errors which marred the show's first preview performance - insisting it went "better than expected".Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, which features...

Spider-man Theatre Boss 'Hunting New Tenant'

The landlord of the Broadway theatre housing SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK is reportedly looking for new tenants after the musical was hit by a slew of bad reviews.Foxwoods Theatre manager Erich Jungwirth is said...

Editors Starting Fourth Album

Editors are about to enter the studio to record their fourth album. The band have reunited with producer Flood - who has worked with U2, Nine Inch Nails and 30 Seconds To Mars - for...

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...

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