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U2 Producer Lillywhite Wants Cowell's Idol Job

Revered hitmaker STEVE LILLYWHITE has added his name to the list of potential SIMON COWELL replacements on AMERICAN IDOL, insisting he wants to find the next ELVIS.The Grammy Award-winning producer, who has worked with U2,...

Top Money Makers U2

U2 were the highest earning act in the US last year.According to Billboard magazine's Top 40 Money Makers list, the Irish rockers made $109 million in 2009 from touring, record sales and other royalties. The...

Muse Planning Bono Collaboration

British rockers MUSE are planning a star-studded performance at U.K. music festival Glastonbury this summer (10) - they are hoping U2 frontman BONO will join them on stage.Both Muse and U2 have been unveiled as...

U2 Crowned Industry's Top Money Makers

Irish superstars U2 have been crowned the music industry's cash kings after raking in more than $108 million (£67.5 million) in 2009.The band's 360 world tour has boosted their earnings for the past year, placing...

Bono's Gadget Gamble Costs Him Dear

Irish rocker BONO is feeling the effects of the struggling economy thanks to his multi-million dollar investment in smart telephone maker Palm Inc. - stock shares have plummeted a staggering 35 per cent since January...

Dinner Diva Bono

Bono insisted on specially-prepared food when dining out recently, it has been claimed.The U2 frontman amazed fellow diners at New York eatery Butter on Tuesday (23.02.10) when he made a string of requests to restaurant...

Emi Wants To Save Abbey Road

Record label giant EMI has abandoned plans to sell THE BEATLES' favourite recording studio ABBEY ROAD, following mass outcry from music fans across the globe.The Abbey Road recording facilities in North West London became synonymous...

Westlife Set Record At Irish Awards

WESTLIFE landed the Best Pop Act honour at the annual Meteor Ireland Music Awards on Friday (19Feb10) - for a record tenth time.The boy band, who have enjoyed a career spanning more than a decade,...

Mccartney Hopes Abbey Road Can Be Saved

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY hopes the recording studio famously used by the BEATLES can be saved - after it was put up for sale by record label giant EMI.The Abbey Road recording facilities in North West...

Allen: 'Williams Is Too Young For Brits Top Honour'

LILY ALLEN is baffled by the decision to honour ROBBIE WILLIAMS's music career at this year's (10) BRIT Awards - she's convinced the ANGELS hitmaker is too young for a lifetime achievement tribute.The former Take...

Beatles' Abbey Road Studios For Sale

THE BEATLES' favourite recording studio has been put up for sale.The Abbey Road recording facilities provided the name for the band's 1969 album, and the iconic cover shot of the musicians crossing the street was...

Epworth Named Music Producer Of The Year

PAUL EPWORTH, who has worked with U2, SEAN COMBS and BLOC PARTY, has been named Producer of the Year at the Music Producers' Guild Awards.The musician took the top prize at the ceremony in London...

Mullen Lands A Role On His Favourite Show

U2 star LARRY MULLEN, JR. has landed a voiceover role in his favourite show after asking producers to consider him for a part.The drummer will lend his voice to a pair of characters in the...

Bleeding Love Is Most Romantic Song

LEONA LEWIS' hit track BLEEDING LOVE has been voted the most popular love song of all time in a new poll.The single saw off competition from Whitney Houston's 1992 version of I Will Always Love...

Allen, Green Day, U2 & Beyonce Win Big In Playboy Poll

LILY ALLEN, GREEN DAY, AC DC and BEYONCE are among the big winners in the Playboy 2009 Readers Poll.Rockers U2 picked up the magazine's Hall of Fame prize, while Allen claimed the Best Alternative Album...

Wonder To Close Glastonbury?

Soul legend STEVIE WONDER is in negotiations to join U2 and MUSE as headliners at England's Glastonbury Festival this summer (10).Event founder Michael Eavis unveiled British rockers Muse as the second big act on the...

Stevie Wonder To Headline Glastonbury

Stevie Wonder and Muse are to headline this year's Glastonbury Festival.Organiser Michael Eavis has let slip the two acts will perform at the world famous music event, which this year celebrates it's 40th anniversary, this...

Hope For Haiti Now Compilation Tops U.k. Chart

Performances from JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, MADONNA and ALICIA KEYS have helped to make the all-star HOPE FOR HAITI NOW album the first digital-only release to top the U.K. compilations chart.The album of tracks performed during George...

Serkis Wants To Play Bono

LORD OF THE RINGS star ANDY SERKIS has one acting ambition left to fulfil - he wants to play U2 frontman BONO in a biopic of the Irish rocker's life.Serkis recently delved into the music...

Hope For Haiti Now Digital Downloads Raise $3 Million

Digital sales of the performances from last week's HOPE FOR HAITI NOW telethon have amassed $3 million (£1.87 million) for the earthquake relief effort.Music fans rushed to get hold of tracks performed by the likes...

Andy Serkis Wants Bono Role

Andy Serkis wants to play Bono in a film of the U2 rocker's life.The acclaimed actor - who can bee seen playing late British musician Ian Dury in new film 'Sex and Drugs and Rock...

Haiti Compilation Breaks U.s. Album Chart Record

The all-star HOPE FOR HAITI NOW album has become the first digital-only release to hit the top of the U.S. charts.The compilation of performances from George Clooney's charity telethon sold 171,000 units over the weekend,...

Rihanna Feels Strong Bond With Haitian Earthquake Victims

Bajan native RIHANNA jumped at the chance to record a charity song benefiting the victims of the Haitian earthquake disaster because the devastation hit so close to home, it felt like it "happened to Barbados".The...

Take That Sing For Haiti

Take That and Susan Boyle have both agreed to appear on Simon Cowell's charity record. The pop singers have joined an ever growing list of stars who will record a version of REM's song 'Everybody...

Lionel Richie's Song For Haiti

Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones are to re-record charity single 'We Are the World'.The duo - who were behind the original 1985 single - are working on a new version of the track for its...

Hot Chip For Glastonbury?

Hot Chip have hinted they will be playing Glastonbury Festival. The 'Ready For The Floor' hitmakers - who are set to release their fourth album 'One Life Stand' on February 1 - suggested they may...

Rihanna Sings Marley's Redemption Song For Haiti

RIHANNA performed BOB MARLEY's uplifting REDEMPTION SONG on OPRAH in America on Wednesday (20Jan10) and dedicated the tune to the people of Haiti.The singer agreed to appear on the TV show as part of an...

Celine Dion Is The Ultimate Performer Of The Last Decade

CELINE DION has emerged as the new century's top performer after beating KENNY CHESNEY and the DAVE MATTHEWS BAND to the top of America's Ultimate Top 10 list.Created by combining artists’ album sales revenue with...

Eno's Terror Over U2/Coldplay Mix-up

Legendary producer BRIAN ENO was nervous about working with U2 and COLDPLAY at the same time, because he feared he would mix up the recordings and make both bands sound the same.The hitmaker teamed up...

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