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Michael Jackson's Vienna Tribute

A Michael Jackson tribute show is to be staged in Vienna.Events promoter World Awards Media GmbH confirmed the concert today (10.08.09), saying it will feature members of the late 'King of Pop's family, including brother...

Spider-man To Debut On Time

Producers behind the ambitious new SPIDER-MAN musical have dismissed rumours the project has been hit with financial difficulties - insisting the show is set to open on time.Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming are set...

Bono Is 'Annoying'

Bono admits he is "annoying".The U2 singer - a keen political activist and charity campaigner - knows he makes it easy for people to dislike him but insists having an "ego" is an essential part...

U2 Tour Halted

U2's world tour was brought to a standstill by protesters angry about noise from their last concert in Ireland yesterday (28.07.09). The band may now miss their next performance in Gothenburg, Sweden, after angry residents...

Byrne Blasts Bono

Former TALKING HEADS frontman DAVID BYRNE has taken aim at Irish rockers U2 for spending so much money on their current world tour, accusing human rights campaigner BONO of hypocrisy over the lavish shows.The singer/songwriter...

U2'S Swedish Tour Dates In Doubt After Dublin Delay

U2's upcoming European tour dates have been thrown into doubt after their stage equipment was held up by locals in Dublin, Ireland, in a row over the dismantling of the stage set.The Irish rockers wrapped...

U2 Take Part In Global Day Of Action For Iran

Rockers U2 marked the Global Day of Action for Iran by showing footage from the country's civil war during a hometown show in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday (25Jul09).The Irish group joined Nobel Laureates and human...

Coldplay Go Yellow For The Simpsons

British rockers COLDPLAY have signed up to appear in hit animated show THE SIMPSONS.The cartoon series regularly features star guests and has seen cameos from high profile acts including Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Green...

Glasvegas' Waltons Record

Glasvegas will live "like 'The Waltons'" when they work on their next album.The Scottish rockers are currently clearing their schedules to enter the studio to work on their new record and say they will behave...

Rock Legends Line Up For Hall Of Fame Anniversary

Music legends BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, U2, SIMON & GARFUNKEL, ARETHA FRANKLIN, CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, STEVIE WONDER, METALLICA and ERIC CLAPTON will unite on stage this autumn to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Rock and...

U2'S Ego Is Secret To Success

U2 frontman BONO and guitarist THE EDGE insist the formula for the band's success is simple - all four members have an enormous ego.The Irish rockers have been together for 31 years without splitting up...

Kidjo And Lema Lead Blackwell Celebrations

Island Records founder CHRIS BLACKWELL was celebrated at Switzerland's annual Montreux Jazz Festival at the weekend (10-12Jul09) as artists including ANGELIQUE KIDJO and RAY LEMA paid tribute to the music mogul.Blackwell set up his label...

Hindu Leaders Urge Bono To Address Roma Issue

Leading Hindus are urging U2 frontman BONO to focus his humanitarian efforts on the Roma apartheid in Europe in the hopes his support could end the suffering of displaced Indians.Religious leaders insist the alarming treatment...

U2 Team Up With Peas

U2 have paved the way for an unlikely pop pairing - the Irish rockers are to team up with the BLACK EYED PEAS for the American leg of their world tour.The With or Without You...

U2 Blasted Over Touring Carbon Footprint

Campaigning rockers U2 are wreaking havoc on the environment by jetting around the globe on tour each year - according to eco experts.Bono and his bandmates work tirelessly to help the poor in the developing...

Gallagher Slams Bono And Martin

OASIS rocker NOEL GALLAGHER has blasted U2 frontman BONO and COLDPLAY's CHRIS MARTIN - for turning their gigs into a guilt trip for fans.The Wonderwall hitmaker insists concert-goers don't want to hear about killer diseases...

U2 Face Fine Over Tour

Irish rockers U2 are facing a hefty fine for breaching noise regulations during rehearsals in Spain for their world tour.The band kicked off their global trek in Barcelona on Tuesday (30Jun09), but spent days rehearsing...

Bono Beams Into Space At Barcelona Gig

U2 thrilled fans at the opening night of their new world tour in Barcelona, Spain - by contacting space.Frontman Bono called up the astronauts on the International Space Station via satellite 30 minutes into the...

U2 Urge Fans To Join Political Fight

U2 are urging their fans to don face masks at their upcoming shows - to highlight the struggle of a political prisoner in Burma.The Irish rockers are embarking on a mammoth stadium tour, which kicked...

Wood's Tips For Bono

EVAN RACHEL WOOD had harsh words for BONO and THE EDGE when she met them - she told the U2 stars to make their music less depressing.The actress is set to take on the role...

Cumming To Play Spider-man Villain

Scottish actor ALAN CUMMING has been confirmed as NORM OSBORN/THE GREEN GOBLIN in JULIE TAYMOR's ambitious new SPIDER-MAN musical.The actor will play the villain of SpiderMan: Turn Off the Dark on Broadway next February (10),...

Bono's 'Independent' Wife

Bono wishes his wife wasn't so "independent".The U2 frontman fears his wife of nearly 27 years Ali Hewson doesn't need him as much as he needs her.The 49-year-old singer said: "Our relationship has changed a...

Fergie's U2 Stress

Fergie is worried about supporting U2 as she is such a fan.Black Eyed Peas are set to open for the 'One' rockers at five shows on their forthcoming world tour and the singer admits she...

Geeky Youths U2

U2 were once "geeks" who use their music for "revenge".Singer Bono and guitarist The Edge have recorded lyrics and music for a stage production of 'Spider-Man' - due to open on New York's Broadway next...

Wood Confirms Spider-man Musical Role

Actress EVAN RACHEL WOOD has signed to star as MARY JANE WATSON in the new SPIDER-MAN stage musical.Two months after the show's director Julie Taymor denied Wood would play the web-slinging superhero's love interest, the...

Dave Matthews Band Score Fifth Number One Album In A Row

The DAVE MATTHEWS BAND has returned to the top of the U.S. album chart with their fifth consecutive number one debut.Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King claims the third biggest opening week in 2009, behind...

Lionel Richie's Coldplay Hope

Lionel Richie wants to sing with Coldplay.The 'Dancing on the Ceiling' hitmaker says he is a massive fan of Chris Martin's band and they are top of his collaboration wish-list.He said: "I love Coldplay. Those...

Boyle Hires U2'S Financial Guru

Scottish singing sensation SUSAN BOYLE has hired the man credited with making rockers U2 one of music's biggest moneymakers as her manager.The star, who took the world by storm with her extensive vocal range on...

King's Wife Eyes Spider-man Role

LARRY KING's wife SHAWN SOUTHWICK is in negotiations to secure a role in the new SPIDER-MAN musical on Broadway.The star was due to open for Danny Gans at a Las Vegas show this summer (08)...

Muse's Exciting Tour

Muse are promising an "exciting stage production" with their forthcoming tour.The British rockers - who recently announced they will be undergoing a 30-date tour this winter - have promised fans will not be disappointed with...

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