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Bono's Red Campaign Overspends

Rocker BONO's charity campaign Red has been criticised for spending more money on marketing than it has raised to fight AIDS in Africa. The high-profile scheme, which was the brainchild of the U2 rocker, sees...

Sgt Pepper's Named Definitive Album Of All Time

THE BEATLES classic SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND has been branded the definitive album of all time. The iconic 1967 long-player topped the Definitive 200 chart of albums and soundtracks, compiled by the US...

Flowers Ignores Kaiser Chiefs Criticism

THE KILLERS frontman BRANDON FLOWERS has dismissed KAISER CHIEF NICK HODGSON's recent criticism his band are too ambitious to become as big as U2. Flowers has been left confused by drummer Hodgson's comments, not understanding...

Mellencamp Sold Song To Promote New Album

JOHN MELLENCAMP sold the song OUR COUNTRY from his new album to US carmaker Chevy because his record company wouldn't put enough money behind marketing his music. The controversial track is being used in a...

Bono To Guest Edit Vanity Fair

U2 frontman BONO will serve as guest editor for the July (07) issue of style magazine Vanity Fair. The Irish singer has also had stints guest editing British newspaper The Independent and France's Liberation. Bono,...

The Good, The Bad + The Queen To Close Legendary Venue

THE GOOD, THE BAD + THE QUEEN will be the last band to play at the Hammersmith Palais before the final curtain falls on the legendary London venue later this month (07). The DAMON ALBARN-fronted...

The Good, The Bad + The Queen To Close Legendary Venue

THE GOOD, THE BAD + THE QUEEN will be the last band to play at the Hammersmith Palais before the final curtain falls on the legendary London venue later this month (07). The DAMON ALBARN-fronted...

Hudson And Whitaker Triumph At Image Awards

FOREST WHITAKER and JENNIFER HUDSON picked up acting prizes at the NAACP Image Awards on Friday (02MAR07), just six days after their Oscar wins. Whitaker was named Best Actor for his performance as Ugandan dictator...

Campbell: 'I'm Afraid Of Marriage'

Single supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL has never married, because she is terrified it would fail and end in divorce. The catwalk queen has dated ROBERT DE NIRO and U2 rocker ADAM CLAYTON, but never settled on...

Bono Meets With Obama

Rock star BONO met US presidential candidate BARACK OBAMA on Tuesday (27FEB07) to discuss foreign assistance to anti-poverty and global health causes. The U2 frontman met with the Illinois senator in his personal office in...

Jackson Falls For The Blues After Playing Guitar Man

SAMUEL L. JACKSON worked so hard to learn to play the guitar for his new role as a blues guitarist in BLACK SNAKE MOAN, the instrument has replaced golf as his number one obsession. The...

Arcade Fire Lay Into U2 And Oasis

Arcade Fire have criticised the marketing strategies of bands including U2 and Oasis for "forcing" people to like their music.Win Butler, frontman of the Canadian indie rock band, told the latest issue of NME magazine...

By on 21 February 2007

Arcade Fire Star Criticises Rockers' Self-publicising

ARCADE FIRE frontman WIN BUTLER has hit out at U2, THE ROLLING STONES and OASIS for forcing their music down consumers' throats with big-headed, self-important boasts. The Canadian rocker dislikes the way mainstream bands -...

Bono Refused 'Honour' By North Dakota

Rocker BONO has failed to win over lawmakers in US state North Dakota, after a resolution to honour the star for his work fighting poverty and disease in the Third World was voted down. A...

Galaxy Of 'Green' Stars To Perform At World's Biggest Charity Gig

U2, OASIS, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, COLDPLAY and KYLIE MINOGUE are among the acts expected to wow crowds at the world's biggest ever concert to help save the planet. Former US vice president AL GORE invited some...

Gallagher Slams Politically Conscious Stars

Outspoken OASIS leader NOEL GALLAGHER has blasted politically conscious rock stars THOM YORKE and BONO, insisting fans have no interest in their preaching and only want to hear their hit songs. The WONDERWALL rocker insists...

Brits Still Causing Valentine's Squabbles

The Brit Awards, held next Wednesday on Valentine's Day, are continuing to cause controversy among the UK's pop and rock stars.PETE DOHERTY has been banned from attending by his maybe wife KATE MOSS, who believes...

By on 08 February 2007

Spade Confirms He's No Longer Dating Locklear

Comedian DAVID SPADE has confirmed he is no longer dating former MELROSE PLACE star HEATHER LOCKLEAR. The pair were regularly seen together after Locklear filed for divorce from BON JOVI guitarist RICHIE SAMBORA last year...

U2 Church Service

U2 music is to feature prominently in an England church in a bid to boost congregation numbers, and religious leaders hope to roll out the scheme if successful. The first 'U2-charist' service will see a...

Aguilera Triumphs In Euro Singles Chart

CHRISTINA AGUILERA has knocked AKON + EMINEM off the number one spot in the European singles chart with her new single HURT, exchanging chart places with the rap collaborators. SMACK THAT drops to number three,...

Bono Urges Politicians To Cancel World Debt

U2 frontman BONO has urged world governments to keep their promise to cancel third world debt. The campaigning rocker is concerned that politicians aren't sticking to the G8 agreement to double African aid to...

Arctic Monkeys To Headline Glastonbury

The Arctic Monkeys will headline this year's Glastonbury festival, organiser Michael Eavis has said.Icelandic star Bjork and The Who will also appear.Mr Eavis confirmed that the legendary rockers would be performing after guitarist Pete Townshend...

By on 25 January 2007

Akon + Eminem Top Euro Singles Chart

AKON's collaboration with EMINEM has knocked NELLY FURTADO off the top of the European singles chart after spending weeks moving around the top five. The rappers' SMACK THAT jumps four places to number one, while...

Bono To Be Honoured At Naacp Image Awards

U2 frontman BONO's prolific charity work has earned him the prestigious Chairman's Award at the 38th annual NAACP Image Awards. The campaigning rocker will receive his prize at a ceremony on 2 March (07), which...

Velvet Revolver: 'Rubin Collaboration Was Uninspired'

Rockers VELVET REVOLVER became "uninspired" working with super-producer RICK RUBIN, accusing him of not giving the band enough attention in the studio. The SLITHER band had hired Rubin to produce their second album LIBERTAD, but...

Music Venue Hammersmith Palais To Be Demolished

Legendary British venue the Hammersmith Palais is to be destroyed after music fans lost their fight to block demolition plans yesterday (22JAN07). London's Hammersmith and Fulham Council have approved proposals by developers Parkway Properties to...

Bono Enters Into Business Venture With Us Students

The clothing company founded by BONO and his wife has entered into a business venture with US college students in Florida, who will sell the firm's products. Students at Miami University's Centre for Social Entrepreneurship...

U2 Rubbish 'False Gig' Reports

Irish rockers U2 have rubbished reports they are to embark on a series of live shows later this year (07), after false advertisements for the dates appeared in the British press. The BEAUTIFUL DAY rockers...

Bono Speech To Be Published

A speech campaigning rocker BONO made at a White House conference in 2005 is to be published as a book in April (07). The U2 frontman's speech ON THE MOVE, which calls on Americans to...

New Strummer Footage Shows Establishment Upbringing

New footage of the late THE CLASH frontman JOE STRUMMER's privileged upbringing has been unearthed and featured in a new movie about the rocker's life. Directed by JULIAN TEMPLE, JOE STRUMMER: THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN,...

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