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Pink Wins Most Addictive Track Gong At Mtv Emas

PINK has picked up the first award of the night at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards - winning the Most Addictive Track gong for her breakup anthem SO WHAT. The show kicked off with...

Universal Boss Honoured By U.k. Talent

Rockers U2 honoured label boss LUCIAN GRANGE at the Music Industry Trust Awards in London on Monday night (03Nov08) - presenting the music executive with the night's top gong. Universal Music Group chairman Grange received...

Pet Shop Boys To Be Honoured At Brits

The Pet Shop Boys are to be presented with an outstanding contribution to music award at next year's Brits, it has been confirmed.Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will be honoured and perform at the awards...

By on 03 November 2008

Pet Shop Boys Land Brit Honour

The PET SHOP BOYS are to be honoured with the top prize at next year's (09) Brit Awards. The dance duo - comprising Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe - are to receive the Outstanding Contribution...

Gallagher Disappointed By Kings Of Leon

OASIS frontman LIAM GALLAGHER is bitterly disappointed by KINGS OF LEON's new album - insisting the rockers have "sold out." The British singer admits he is a fan of the Tennessee-based band, but after hearing...

U2 Tower Plans Scrapped

Rockers U2 have been forced to suspend plans to build Ireland's first skyscraper because of the global economic downturn. The band had previously announced proposals to construct the U2 Tower in the heart of Dublin,...

Gallagher Blames Brother For U.s. Flop

OASIS rocker NOEL GALLAGHER blames his brother LIAM for the band's failure to crack America. The Wonderwall hitmakers were one of the biggest British bands of the 1990s and were expected to replicate their success...

Live Nation Donates $50,000 To Prop 8

The concert promoter of MADONNA, JAY-Z and U2 has donated $50,000 (GBP30,500) to fight a ban on gay marriage in California. Bosses at Live Nation gave the sum of money to help fight the Proposition...

Bono: 'New President Will Relaunch America'

U2 frontman BONO is excited about the upcoming U.S. presidential election - because it will be a great opportunity to "relaunch Brand USA". The star has been a staunch anti-George W. Bush campaigner and welcomes...

Bono's Credit Card Campaign Mocked In New Book

U2 frontman BONO's philanthropic efforts have been laughed off in a new book - after its authors branded the rocker's credit card campaign bogus. The star launched his global RED brand in 2006, partnering huge...

Bono's Daughter In Security Lapse

The eldest daughter of U2 star BONO is at the centre of a security lapse which has seen her personal details posted online. Jordan Hewson, 19, is currently studying politics and history at a prestigious...

Blige + Etheridge Sing Out For Gay Marriage

MARY J. BLIGE and MELISSA ETHERIDGE have helped raise money to fight a ban on gay marriage in California - by singing at a star-studded gala. Blige and Etheridge both took to the stage at...

Mcculloch Takes Aim At 'Spud-peelers' U2

Outspoken ECHO + THE BUNNYMEN leader IAN MCCULLOCH has sparked a new rock feud with Irish supergroup U2 after calling them "spud peelers" who wanted to become part of the music industry's elite in a...

U2 Land Shares From Live Nation Bosses

Rockers U2 have been given a financial boost after landing 1.56 million shares from their concert promoters Live Nation. The generous move, worth over $18 million (GBP10.4 million), comes seven months after the Irish group...

Dido Crowned Songwriter Of The Year In London

British singer DIDO has been named Songwriter of The Year at the 28th annual ASCAP Awards in London. The Wednesday night (15Oct08) American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) prizegiving also honoured Solid hitmakers...

Noel Gallagher Reveals Oasis Came Close To Split

Noel Gallagher has said Oasis were on the verge of splitting at the turn of the century.Speaking to BBC 6Music, the songwriter said a poor critical response to their fourth album Standing on the Shoulder...

By on 13 October 2008

Katy Perry To Host Mtv Europe Music Awards

Katy Perry is to follow in the footsteps of Tom Jones and Snoop Dogg in hosting the MTV Europe Music awards.The 23-year-old singer, who has sold more than five million copies of her single I...

By on 13 October 2008

Half Of Glastonbury 2009 Tickets Gone After Early Sale

More than half of the tickets for next year's Glastonbury festival have been sold, some eight months before the event itself takes place.Tickets went on sale on Sunday morning, with more than half of the...

By on 06 October 2008

Glastonbury Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

Tickets for next year’s Glastonbury music festival will go on sale on tomorrow morning eight months before the event itself takes place.Festival goers will be able to reserve their places by putting down a £50...

By on 04 October 2008

Bono Collects Award For Late Irish Musical 'King'

U2 frontman BONO will collect an honour in New York on Friday (03Oct08) - on behalf of RONNIE DREW, the late lead singer of Irish folk band THE DUBLINERS. Drew - who died in August...

Rick Astley Challenging Madonna And U2 For Mtv Award

Eighties pop star Rick Astley is an unlikely nominee for the best act ever at the MTV Europe Music awards.The Never Gonna Give You Up star is up against Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Green Day,...

By on 02 October 2008

Astley Up For Mtv Gong After Internet Trick

Forgotten British pop star RICK ASTLEY's 'Rickrolling' phenomenon has stepped up a gear - he is a surprise contender for the Best Act gong at this year's (08) MTV Europe Music Awards. The singer's Never...

Bono Warns U.s. Government Not To Forget The World's Poor

U2 frontman BONO has urged the U.S. government not to forget the world's poor despite the country's current turbulent economic climate. The human rights campaigner joined former U.S. president Bill Clinton at his 4th annual...

Metallica Score Album Chart Record In U.s.

METALLICA have made chart history in America by becoming the first group to debut five albums at number one. Death Magnetic, the heavy rockers' latest studio release and their first since 2003's St. Anger, has...

Del Toro Was Autograph Hunters' Favourite At Toronto Film Festival

Actor BENICIO DEL TORO has been crowned the fans' favourite autograph signer at the recent Toronto Film Festival in Canada - because he never turned a devotee away. The Oscar winner was at the event...

Johansson Visits Rwanda To Raise Aids Awareness

SCARLETT JOHANSSON has visited Rwanda to increase awareness of AIDS sufferers in African nations. The 23-year-old spent four days attending AIDS clinics alongside charity workers for RED - the initiative to combat the deadly disease...

Jones Plots Comeback With Winehouse And Nash Hitmakers

TOM JONES has teamed up with the hitmakers behind AMY WINEHOUSE and KATE NASH's hits to record a comeback album - his first CD of new material for 15 years. The 68-year-old Welsh singer will...

Killers 'Are The 'Next U2'

Rockers THE KILLERS are determined to be more successful than U2 - insisting the Irish band will have to surrender their place at the top of the music "pedestal". Frontman Brandon Flowers admits he is...

U2 Search For Greatness On New Record

Rockers U2 have delayed the release of their next album - because they want it to be perfect. The Beautiful Day hitmakers were due to release their follow-up to 2004's How To Dismantle An Atomic...

Timbaland Honoured By Irish University

Producer TIMBALAND has been chosen to receive an award from Ireland's prestigious Trinity College Dublin. The Apologize hitmaker will be inducted into the school's Philosophical Society as an Honourary Patron. The society's 300-year-old tradition involves...

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