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Abbey Road Bosses Overturn Oasis Ban

A bag of cash helped OASIS overturn a ban from bosses of fabled London studios Abbey Road - and steal recording space from U2. Rocker Noel Gallagher has revealed he and his bandmates were told...

Bono Given Green Light For Hotel

U2 rockers BONO and THE EDGE have won the rights to renovate their hotel - despite objections from locals. The musicians had proposed a $238 million (GBP119 million) overhaul of their shared establishment, The Clarence...

Veteran Rockers To Receive Royalties

Veteran rockers such as ROGER DALTREY and SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY are heading for victory in their ongoing campaign to extend the copyright on old recordings. The European Union (EU) proposed on Thursday (17Jul08) a scheme...

Albarn Slams Live 8

Former BLUR star DAMON ALBARN has slammed BONO and SIR BOB GELDOF for isolating Africa with their goodwill efforts. The rocker has criticised the Live 8 concert - supported by both the U2 star and...

Nickelback Sign Live Nation Deal

Canadian rockers NICKELBACK have become the latest act to sign a multi-million dollar deal with concert promoter Live Nation. The Rockstar hitmakers have joined an elite league of musicians on the company's roster, including Madonna,...

Oasis Scoop Top Prize At Silver Clef Awards

British rockers OASIS took home the prestigious lifetime achievement award at the annual Silver Clef Luncheon this week (begs30Jun08) at London's Park Lane Hilton. The Definitely Maybe stars were honoured at Friday's (04Jul08) ceremony for...

Shakira Set For Live Nation Deal

Pop star SHAKIRA is reportedly in talks to sign a multi-million dollar (pound) deal with concert promoter Live Nation. The Colombian beauty could join an elite league of music heavyweights including Madonna, Jay-Z and U2...

Stars Shine At Mandela Birthday Concert

A galaxy of stars lit up London's Hyde Park on Friday (27Jun08) night to help NELSON MANDELA celebrate his 90th birthday. Amy Winehouse overcame her recent health problems to headline the concert for the former...

Bono + Mcconaughey Bid Farewell To Gates In Funny Video

BONO and MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY have joined forces to bid Microsoft boss BILL GATES a fond farewell as he plans for early retirement - by starring in a hilarious new video. The two stars appear alongside...

Live Nation Denies Poor Madonna Ticket Sales

Concert promoter Live Nation has dismissed reports they are struggling to shift tickets to MADONNA's forthcoming world tour - stating fans have turned out in record numbers for a chance to see the superstar in...

Bono Offers Radiohead High Praise In Letter

U2 rocker BONO has dubbed RADIOHEAD "a sacred talent" in a heartfelt letter to U.K. music magazine NME. The Irish star is also complimentary of the English band's 2007 pay-what-you-want experiment for downloads of their...

Pulp Fiction Named Best Film On New Classics List

PULP FICTION has topped a new magazine poll to find the best film of the past 25 years. The Quentin Tarantino cult favourite beat the Lord of The Rings trilogy and Titanic to land at...

The Rolling Stones: 'There's No Live Nation Deal'

LATEST: Veteran rockers THE ROLLING STONES have denied reports they are poised to sign a deal with concert promoter Live Nation. The Satisfaction hitmakers' record contract with EMI expired in February (08), and reports surfaced...

Rolling Stones Eye Live Nation Deal?

THE ROLLING STONES are reportedly in talks to sign a multi-million dollar (pound) deal with concert promoter Live Nation. The legendary rockers could join an elite league of music heavyweights including Madonna, Jay-Z and U2...

Rolling Stones Deny Reports Of Plans To Quit Label

The Rolling Stones have dismissed media reports that they plan to end their business relationship with EMI.The Observer newspaper had claimed at the weekend that the veteran rockers are close to leaving EMI for concert...

By on 16 June 2008

U2 Selling Contemporary Basquiat Painting

Irish rockers U2 are expecting to cash in on a painting by late artist JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT - they are auctioning off the artwork with an estimated price tag of $8 million (GBP4 million). Basquiat completed...

Disturbed Indestructible On U.s. Album Charts

Rockers the DISTURBED have scored a third number one album in America after taking new release INDESTRUCTIBLE to the top of the charts. The album 252,000 units in its first week on release to put...

U2 Refuse To Copy Radiohead's Internet Release

U2 manager PAUL MCGUINNESS has ruled out the Irish rockers following in RADIOHEAD's footsteps and allowing fans to name their price for their new album - because the concept "backfired". Radiohead released their 2007 LP...

Stars Help To Raise $4 Million At Charity Auction

Actors KEVIN SPACEY, KATE BECKINSALE and HUGH GRANT helped to raise more than $4 million (GBP2 million) for cancer research, after attending a charity auction in London on Saturday (07Jun08). U2 frontman Bono, Pirates of...

Bono Calls For United States Of Africa

Rocker-turned-activist BONO has called for the creation of a United States of Africa, insisting a united continental identity could help the African nations to resolve their internal conflicts. The U2 frontman - who flew to...

Amos Quits Label

Rocker TORI AMOS has left label Epic Records and will release her next album in 2009 on her own. Amos is the latest musician to shun record company control and go it alone, following in...

Bono Urges Africa To End Poverty

U2 frontman BONO is calling on African leaders to address the nation's spiralling food prices in a bid to tackle poverty. Speaking at the fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Japan this week...

Winehouse To Perform For Mandela

AMY WINEHOUSE has confirmed her appearance at former South African President NELSON MANDELA's 90th birthday concert this summer (08), after reportedly accepting a personal invitation from the ex-politician last month (Apr08). Organisers recently promised further...

Bono Receives Degree From Japanese Institution

U2 frontman BONO has received an honorary degree from a Japanese university in recognition of his contributions to music and dedication to humanitarian causes. The singer - who is currently in Japan to attend the...

U2 Manager Mcguiness Hurt In Horrific Horse Fall

Irish rockers U2's longtime manager PAUL MCGUINESS narrowly escaped paralysis recently after he was involved in a horrific horse riding accident. The music mogul, who also manages the careers of singer PJ Harvey and New...

Music Memorabilia Under The Hammer For U2 Charity

A hat once owned by ELVIS PRESLEY and MADONNA's high-school year-book will be auctioned later this month (May08). Other items including Sir Elton John's toaster, Jimi Hendrix's personal guitar straps and a wooden spoon signed...

Elvis' Medicine Bottle And Elton's Toaster To Be Auctioned

An empty medicine bottle from ELVIS' Graceland home and a toaster belonging to SIR ELTON JOHN are among the bizarre celebrity artifacts up for auction to raise money for charity. Items including a Christmas card...

Bono Celebrates With Pitt

U2 rocker BONO received a special surprise for his 48th birthday - the company of Hollywood hunk BRAD PITT. The musician-turned-philanthropist held an impromptu dinner party at Sass' Cafe in Monaco to celebrate his birthday,...

Pitt + Jolie's Trip To The Beach With The Edge

BRAD PITT and his pregnant partner ANGELINA JOLIE enjoyed a family outing to the beach in the south of France this weekend (04May08) - accompanied by U2 guitarist THE EDGE. The Hollywood couple moved into...

Queen + Lennox Will Perform For Mandela

QUEEN, LEONA LEWIS and ANNIE LENNOX will headline former South African President NELSON MANDELA's 90th birthday concert this summer. Dame Shirley Bassey, Simple Minds and Razorlight will also perform at the event in London on...

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