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Butler Praises Bono For 'Engaging' With Bush

ARCADE FIRE frontman WIN BUTLER has praised U2 rocker BONO for "engaging" with GEORGE W. BUSH over the plight of AIDS sufferers in Africa - despite the former U.S. president's unpopularity.The Irish activist met with...

Madonna's Foundation Denies Malawi Charity Gig

MADONNA's charitable foundation has shot down reports the pop star is organising a huge Live Aid-style concert to raise funds for Malawi.The Material Girl superstar has poured money into the country over the last few...

Gorillaz Explain Glastonbury Show

Damon Albarn thinks Gorillaz "lacked human interaction" at the Glastonbury festival.The frontman - whose group stepped in to take a headline slot at the world-famous UK music event in June when U2 were forced to...

Bon Jovi Rep Dismisses Forbes Complaint Reports

A representative for JON BON JOVI has dismissed reports the singer was unhappy with the band's omission from Forbes' recent music rich list - insisting the rockers never "expected" to be included.The band failed to...

Madonna 'Plans Massive Malawi Fundraiser'

MADONNA is following in the footsteps of BOB GELDOF by planning a LIVE AID-style global fundraiser to benefit Malawi, according to reports.The pop superstar, who has adopted two children from the impoverished nation, has poured...

U2 Prompt Soccer Game Switch

Irish rockers U2 have forced executives at Italian soccer club Juventus to move an upcoming game after the stadium was double-booked.The band will make its comeback at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin, Italy on 6...

Elliott Frustrated By Def Leppard's Lack Of Respect

DEF LEPPARD star JOE ELLIOTT has accused the music press of failing to give rock bands due credit - insisting his group deserves the same respect as stars such as BONO, SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and...

Leonardo Dicaprio Not Ready For Fatherhood

Golden Globe Award winning actor and Hollywood heartthrob LEONARDO DICAPRIO wants to have children with his super-model girlfriend BAR REFAELI, but not yet.DiCaprio who takes on the role of a father in the CHRIS NOLAN...

Top Earners U2

U2 have earned $130 million over the last 12 months.The Irish rockers - who were recently forced to scrap a number of concerts after frontman Bono suffered a back injury - netted the staggering sum...

U2 Is The World's Biggest-selling Band

U2 has raked in a staggering $130 million (£84.9 million) over the last 12 months - making the Irish rockers the biggest selling band in the world.Despite frontman Bono being unable to perform after an...

Muse To Take Time Off

Muse are to take a break when their current world tour comes to an end.Although the British rockers - who recently headlined at Glastonbury festival in Somerset, South West England - are due to start...

Lydon Annoyed Over Festival Snubs

JOHN LYDON is "astounded" he hasn't been flooded with offers to perform at summer (10) music festivals - insisting his band PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED is much more entertaining than U2.The outspoken punk star regrouped PiL...

Gorillaz Shot Down By Sex Pistol

Damon Albarn was snubbed by punk legend John Lydon when he asked him to appear on the Gorillaz album.The animated band's frontman offered the Sex Pistols singer the chance to appear on latest LP 'Plastic...

Bono 'Rebuilt By German Engineering'

Bono has been "rebuilt by German engineering". The U2 frontman - who underwent back surgery in Germany following an accident while preparing for a world tour - admits he is on the mend thanks to...

Bono To Make Stage Comeback In August

Recovering rocker BONO will return to the stage in August (10) to kick off U2's European tour, three months after undergoing emergency back surgery.The Irish band was forced to postpone the North American leg of...

P. Diddy Blocked From Party

P. Diddy got turned away from his own party last week.The music mogul - real name Sean Combs - was due to host a bash at New Jersey's Atlantic City in celebration of Independence Day...

Muse Thrilled With Silver Award

Muse and JLS were among the winners at the Nordoff Robbins 02 Silver Clef Awards in London today (02.07.10).Matthew Bellamy - frontman of the 'Supermassive Black Hole' rockers - admitted although it was a "huge...

Mason Blasts Albarn For Gorillaz's Glastonbury Slot

Former BETA BAND frontman STEVE MASON has hit out at DAMON ALBARN for dominating the main stage at Britain's Glastonbury music festival two years in a row, insisting he should have handed over the opportunity...

Bono Buys A Bigger Stake In Facebook

Irish rocker BONO is cashing in on the popularity of social networking website Facebook.com - the U2 frontman has nearly doubled his investment in the company.Bono and bosses at his private-equity business Elevation Partners have...

Eavis Hopes For U2 Glastonbury Return

Glastonbury music festival organiser MICHAEL EAVIS is adamant U2 will perform at the legendary event in the future - after they were forced to cancel their slot this year (10) because of frontman BONO's back...

The Edge Stuns Glastonbury Crowd With Muse U2 Tribute

U2's Glastonbury dream was reignited on Saturday night (26Jun10) when THE EDGE joined British rockers MUSE onstage for a rendition of WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME.The Irish band was forced to scrap their Friday...

Happy Rockers Muse

Muse are delighted to be the only rock band playing Glastonbury.The Devonshire trio headline the world-famous UK music festival tonight (26.06.10) - the night before Motown legend Stevie Wonder - and admit they have sought...

Damon Albarn's Glastonbury Honour

Damon Albarn feels "privileged" for Gorillaz to headline Glastonbury.The veteran rocker is looking forward to their performance at the world-famous UK music festival tonight (24.06.10) but admits it will be a logistical nightmare as they...

Bennett To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran crooner TONY BENNETT is to accept a lifetime achievement honour at the 2010 Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef Awards.The 83-year-old entertainer will be acknowledged for his 60 years in the industry at the gala event, which...

Gorillaz Plan Hopper Glastonbury Tribute

GORILLAZ will pay tribute to late acting legend DENNIS HOPPER during the band's headlining slot at Britain's Glastonbury festival - by projecting images from his EASY RIDER movie on to the stage.The band, fronted by...

Bbc Criticised Over Potter Coverage

Bosses at a BBC radio station have been criticised for giving the HARRY POTTER franchise "undue prominence" during a day-long dedication to the film series last year (09), according to the corporation's governing body.Britain's BBC...

Albarn's Anxiety Dreams Before Glastonbury Gig

DAMON ALBARN is so "nervous" about GORILLAZ's headlining slot at Glastonbury on Friday (25Jun09) - he's been having nightmares of "empty fields" ahead of his performance at Britain's legendary festival.The Blur frontman will headline the...

Albarn Confirms Star-studded Glastonbury Line-up

DAMON ALBARN has confirmed GORILLAZ will play a star-studded set at Britain's Glastonbury festival on Friday (25Jun10) - the band will share the stage with artists including LOU REED, SNOOP DOGG and SHAUN RYDER.The Blur...

Bono Pleased With Bloody Sunday Report

U2 frontman BONO has praised the British government's inquiry into the Bloody Sunday shootings, insisting the newly-published report on the tragedy will help the victims' families "heal".Thirteen civilians in Northern Ireland were shot dead by...

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