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Elvis Tops Fan Poll

Rock and roll legend ELVIS PRESLEY has beaten MADONNA as the pop idol fans would most love to meet. The legendary singer, who died in 1977, topped the list in a poll by digital broadcaster Music...

Carey, Hill & Stefani Download Playlists For Charity

MARIAH CAREY, FAITH HILL and GWEN STEFANI are sharing their love for music with fans on exclusive new one-of-a-kind iPods. The divas have filled iPods with their own downloaded delights as part of a fundraising effort...

U2 To Preview New Album With Live Lounge Set

U2 are to perform tracks from their new album No Line on the Horizon on BBC Radio 1 later this month, it has been announced.Bono and company will play three tracks for a session in...

By on 14 February 2009

Butler Scoops Top Producing Honours

Former SUEDE star BERNARD BUTLER has walked away with the top honour at the Music Producers' Guild Awards in London. The British guitarist was handed the MPG Producer Of The Year trophy and the Brit statuette...

Jackson Signs Live Nation Deal?

JANET JACKSON has become the latest superstar to sign a record deal with concert giant Live Nation, according to new reports. The Nasty hitmaker parted ways with Island Records in September (08) after disappointing sales of...

Ticketmaster And Live Nation Confirm $2.5bn Merger

Music industry leaders Ticketmaster and Live Nation are to merge to form a new company called Live Nation Entertainment.A $2.5 billion (£1.73 billion) deal between the ticket seller and concert promoter is intended to create...

By on 11 February 2009

Guitar Greats Pay Tribute To Fender

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, KEITH RICHARDS, THE EDGE and ERIC CLAPTON have paid tribute to Fender guitar mastermind LEO FENDER, who was posthumously honoured by the Recording Academy of America during Grammy weekend (07Feb09).Fender, who died in...

Plant & Krauss Are The King And Queen Of The Grammys

Former LED ZEPPELIN star ROBERT PLANT and his new performance partner ALISON KRAUSS were the toast of the 51st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (08Feb09) after claiming a fistful of honours.The duo...

Plant & Krauss Are The King And Queen Of The Grammys

Former LED ZEPPELIN star ROBERT PLANT and his new performance partner ALISON KRAUSS were the toast of the 51st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (08Feb09) after claiming a fistful of honours.The duo...

M.i.a. To Plan Labour Around Grammy Night Performance

Pregnant pop star M.I.A. has confirmed she'll be performing at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (08Feb09) - even though she could go into labour at the prizegiving. The Paper Planes hitmaker will join Stevie Wonder,...

U2 To Buy London Studio?

Irish rockers U2 are reportedly set to buy the legendary London studio where they recorded the final sessions for their new album NO LINE ON THE HORIZON. The band began recording the new LP in February...

Killers And Coldplay Confirmed For One-off War Child Show

Coldplay and the Killers will take to the stage for an exclusive charity concert next month, it has been announced.The two bands have signed up for a one-off show in aid of the War Child...

By on 28 January 2009

U2 Hit By 'Copycat' Accusation

A U.S. musician has accused rockers U2 of copying the artwork from one of his albums for the cover of their new LP. Taylor Deupree, owner of the record label 12k, alleges the artwork on...

Bono 'A Fan Of The Script'

Irish band THE SCRIPT have revealed they have a new celebrity fan – Bono.The band's debut record was released last August and is currently number one on the album chart.However, frontman Danny O'Donoghue said he...

By on 21 January 2009

Jones Writes Newspaper Piece

Music legend QUINCY JONES has followed in the footsteps of rocker BONO by signing up to write a newspaper column. U2 frontman Bono recently agreed to air his views with an opinion column in the...

Kylie Confirmed As Third Brit Awards Presenter

Pop singer Kylie Minogue is to host the Brit awards alongside James Corden and Mathew Horne, it has been confirmed.The Australian star will take to the stage at London's Earl's Court alongside the Gavin and...

By on 19 January 2009

Obama's Star-studded Musical Tribute

BONO, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and BEYONCE KNOWLES were among a list of performers paying heartfelt tributes to U.S. President-elect BARACK OBAMA at a star-studded musical extravaganza just two days before he is inaugurated into office. Millions...

Bono Handed $84 Million In Palm Venture

BONO has been rewarded for investing $100 million (GBP67.1 million) to rescue smart telephone maker Palm Inc. - the U2 rocker has earned $84 million (GBP56.4 million) after the company's stock prices skyrocketed. Bosses at...

Beyonce And U2 To Play At Obama Inauguration Party

Beyonce, U2 and Stevie Wonder are among the stars signed up to perform at US president-elect Barack Obama's inauguration party.Bruce Springsteen, Usher and Mary J Blige are also confirmed for the event due to take...

By on 13 January 2009

Bono's Newspaper Ode To Sinatra

Rocker-turned-journalist BONO has dedicated his new U.S. newspaper column to his hero and mentor FRANK SINATRA. The U2 frontman has joined forces with the New York Times to provide occasional opinion pieces for the publication....

U2 To Showcase New Single At Brit Awards

U2's first single in nearly five years will be unveiled at the Brit awards ceremony in February, it has been confirmed.Get On Your Boots comes from the Irish stars' upcoming album No Line on the...

By on 12 January 2009

Bono To Air Opinions In Newspaper

U2 frontman BONO has signed up to write an opinion column in the New York Times. The legendary singer will air his views on a diverse range of topics, starting from Sunday (11Jan09), the newspaper...

Page + White Influenced New U2 Album

U2 rocker THE EDGE has credited LED ZEPPELIN legend JIMMY PAGE and JACK WHITE with influencing the band's new album NO LINE ON THE HORIZON. The guitarist spent time with the pair for 2008 documentary...

U2 Issue Warning Against Bogus Tour

Irish rockers U2 have warned fans against buying tickets for a purported summer (09) tour - because any proposed dates are bogus. The Beautiful Day hitmakers are due to release their first album in five...

Bono Is Bored Of Bono

U2 frontman BONO created a series of alter egos to help him write songs for the band's new album, because he is bored with himself. All the lyrics for New Line on the Horizon were...

World Music Stars Get Vocal For Bono's Online Magazine

Buskers and world musicians from South Africa, Russia and Brazil have teamed up for a stirring new charity version of soul classic STAND BY ME. The song and video featuring the likes of aged New...

2008 Music Quiz

As another year ends and 2009 looms, we wondered if you've all been paying attention for the past 12 months. In amongst all the political, environmental and economical changes around the globe, there has been...

U2 Drummer's Bono Rant

U2 drummer LARRY MULLEN JR. has risked incurring the wrath of frontman BONO - he has reportedly blasted the singer for cosying up to world leaders. The rocker launched a tirade against former British Prime...

U2 To Release Five Versions Of Album

Irish rockers U2 have announced plans to release five different versions of their latest album NO LINE ON THE HORIZON. According to reports, in addition to CD and vinyl copies, three limited edition volumes will...

By on 24 December 2008

Bono Palms Over $100 Million

U2 frontman BONO's investment firm will give another $100 million (GBP67.6 million) to rescue smart telephone maker Palm Inc. The Irish rocker's Elevation Partners company announced on Monday (22Dec08) it would make the investment to...

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