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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...

Eno: 'Bono Is Hated In Britain'

Legendary producer BRIAN ENO is convinced U2 frontman BONO is "hated" in Britain, because the public can't stand seeing a pop star meddle in international affairs.The Irish rocker is well known for his humanitarian work...

Jay-z And Bono Team Up To Record Haiti Song

Hip-hop star JAY-Z and U2 rocker BONO have teamed up to record a song about Haiti to raise money for relief efforts in the earthquake-ravaged country.The unlikely duo came together after producer Swizz Beatz approached...

Bbc Broke Rules Over U2 'Plugging'

Bosses at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) have conceded their 2009 coverage of U2's album NO LINE ON THE HORIZON appeared to unfairly endorse the band.The publicly-funded network was accused of "plugging" the Irish rockers...

Cumming Slams Spider-man Musical Delays

Scottish actor ALAN CUMMING has spoken of his "frustration" as he waits for the troubled SPIDER-MAN musical to get off the ground, insisting the show is struggling to overcome "an iceberg of financial ruin."The X-Men...

More Spider-man Woes As Stage Musical Is Stalled

Broadway's SPIDER-MAN musical TURN OFF THE DARK has been rescheduled following a string of production problems.The producers of the spectacular, which will feature music penned by U2 stars The Edge and Bono, have announced a...

Courtney Love Wanted Elton's Help

Courtney Love wanted Sir Elton John to play piano on the new Hole album.The singer was desperate for the 'Rocket Man' singer to appear on upcoming LP 'Nobody's Daughter', but eventually recorded the parts with...

Bono Cried Over Cohen

Bono cried when he went to a Leonard Cohen show.The U2 frontman found himself in tears when he watched the 75-year-old folk singer in Monte Carlo because he was amazed by his talent.Bono, 49, said:...

Rolling Stones' Glastonbury No

The Rolling Stones will not perform at Glastonbury. A spokesperson for the 'Satisfaction' hitmakers - made up of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts - has confirmed the band will not perform...

No Glastonbury For Green Day

GREEN DAY have joined the ROLLING STONES among the acts that won't be performing at England's Glastonbury festival this summer (Jun10).Event organiser Emily Eavis has dismissed reports the punk trio will join U2 among the...

The Edge Blasts Collaborations

U2 guitarist The Edge has said he hates jamming. The 48-year-old musician - real name David Howell Evans - claims that he tries to "avoid" situations where he has to play with other guitarists. He...

Bono Blasts Internet Bosses

U2 frontman BONO has slammed internet service providers for allowing customers to trade rock records online - branding them "reverse Robin Hoods".The rocker accuses wealthy web executives of benefiting from the ailing music industry, which...

Timberlake Is Most Charitable Star

Pop singer JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE has been named the most charitable star of 2009 - his work to help sick children has raised almost $10 million (£6 million).The former boy band member has been named the...

U2 Land Most Popular North American Tour

Irish rockers U2 have been named North America's most popular touring act of 2009.The band took its 360 world tour to the continent in September and played 20 dates, with more scheduled throughout 2010. And...

Snow Patrol's Big Band Ambition

Gary Lightbody wants to become as big as Coldplay and U2 in the new year. The Snow Patrol frontman - whose 2006 effort 'Eyes Open' became the biggest selling album in the UK - said...

Blige Wants Baker For Planned Jazz Album

R&B superstar MARY J. BLIGE is planning to move away from her hip-hop roots to record a jazz album - and she wants ANITA BAKER to feature on the project.The Family Affair singer has collaborated...

U2 Want To Be Better

U2 think their best work is yet to come.The rockers - who released their twelfth studio album 'No Line on the Horizon' earlier this year - are always striving to do better and don't understand...

U2 Star Clayton Investigates Assistant Over 'Missing Millions'

U2 star ADAM CLAYTON is taking legal action against his former personal assistant over allegations she siphoned off money from his multi-million dollar fortune to fund a lavish lifestyle for herself.The bassist has secured a...

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