Latest Ub40 News


Ub40 Fans Turned Away From Oversold Gig

The British band played at Ventnor Winter Gardens on the Isle of Wight, England, but around 200 fans were refused entry after a promotions company reportedly sold too many tickets. The...

Ali Campbell 'Flying The Flag For Reggae' With Reformed Ub40

Ali Campbell is thrilled to be reunited with original UB40 member Astro and ''flying the flag for reggae again''.The 55-year-old star is back recording with singer-and-rapper Astro who joined Ali and keyboard player Mickey Virtue...

Ub40 Accused Of "Altering Heart Rhythms" And Making Ears Bleed At Gig

The music at a UB40 gig was so loud that it was "altering heart rhythms" and caused one fan's ear to bleed, it has been claimed.Fan Anna Webster said she left Monday's gig at the...

Bankrupt Ub40 Star Joins Tribute Act

Bankrupt Ub40 star Brian Travers is now playing the group's hits in a tribute band.The saxophonist has sold millions of records worldwide with the hugely successful reggae band, but Travers was declared bankrupt in 2011,...

Ub40 Cancel U.k. Tour Dates

Reggae legends Ub40 have axed a series of concerts from their upcoming U.K. tour so they can complete their new album.The Red Red Wine hitmakers are pulling out of a handful of shows - including...

Noel Gallagher Meets Campbell And Ocean In Sydney Chinese Restaurant

Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher has discovered the world's most celebrity-friendly Chinese restaurant while touring Australia.The Don't Look Back in Anger singer was celebrating the Chinese New Year at Sydney's popular Marigold restaurant earlier this...

Ali Campbell Declared Bankrupt

Former Ub40 frontman Ali Campbell has joined his ex-bandmates in financial woe after he was declared bankrupt.Four members of the British reggae band - saxophone player Brian Travers, drummer Jimmy Brown, trumpeter Terence Oswald and...

Ub40 Stars Bankrupt Despite 70 Million Record Sales

Four members of the Birmingham band Ub40 have been declared bankrupt, despite the group's monumental success that included record sales surpassing 70 million and 50 chart hits, reports the UK's Daily Telegraph.A judge at the...

Ub40 Members Declared Bankrupt

Four members of UB40 have been declared bankrupt.Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Terence Oswald - known to fans as Astro - and Norman Hassan have been listed by Britain's Insolvency Service following a declaration in Birmingham...

Ub40 Stars Declared Bankrupt

Four members of British reggae band Ub40 have been declared bankrupt.A judge at England's Birmingham County Court made the ruling against Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Terence Oswald and Norman Hassan last week (ends16Oct11) following an...

Happy Birthday, Chrissie Hynde

She has been the Talk Of The Town for decades and now we get to salute the great Pretender herself - Chrissie Hynde turns 60 today (07Se011).The Ohio-born rocker was a big part of the...

Ali Campbell Blown Away By Earth, Wind & Fire Mix-up

Former Ub40 frontman Ali Campbell once performed a private gig with a backing band - without realising they were members of funk legends Earth, Wind & Fire.The Red, Red Wine singer was booked as the...

Ub40 Stars Face Bankruptcy

Five original members of British reggae band UB40 are facing bankruptcy, according to a U.K. report.Liquidators are chasing Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Terence Wilson, Norman Hassan and James Brown as part of an investigation into...

Happy Birthday Neil Diamond

Sweet Caroline and Holly Holy, NEIL DIAMOND is 70!The veteran singer/songwriter, who penned many of the pop anthems of the last century, celebrates a big birthday on Monday (24Jan11). The celebration comes as Diamond prepares...

Review Of The Year

It's been an incredible year in the world of showbiz, with the usual headline-grabbing antics, scandal, sleaze, celebrity births, star weddings, and bitter break-ups. Here, WENN takes a look back at the final six months...

Campbell Struck Down With Epstein-barr Virus

Former UB40 star ALI CAMPBELL has been forced to scrap eight weeks of touring and promotional activities after doctors diagnosed him with the energy-sapping Epstein-Barr virus.Campbell recently collapsed in the studio while completing his new...

Live Aid Promoter Dies

LIVE AID promoter MAURICE JONES has died at the age of 64.After starting his music career managing British band Slade, Jones founded his own promotions company, which worked with the likes of AC DC and...

Campbell Will Never Perform With Ub40 Again

Former UB40 frontman ALI CAMPBELL has vowed never to perform with the group again - accusing his former bandmates of "demonising" him since his departure. The singer - who fronted the band for 30 years -...

Ub40 Sued Over Tour

British reggae group UB40 is facing legal action from a promotion company over the profits from their 2008 U.S. tour. Lawyers representing the Spectacle Entertainment Group - the firm hired to manage the band's North American...

Allen Has Nothing To Fear With Top Album And Single

LILY ALLEN is celebrating a chart double - her latest single THE FEAR remains atop the U.K. single charts on the same week her new LP IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU jumps straight to number...

Chart Domination For Lily

Lily Allen has scored her first-ever number one album with It's Not Me, It's You, to top both the single and album charts.Her second album went one better than 2006 debut Alright, Still to hit...

By on 15 February 2009

Ub40'S Management Bankrupt

The management firm behind British reggae group UB40 has been declared bankrupt following the band's recent string of album flops. Reflex Muzic was forced to call in financial administrators to take over the business, which manages...

Ub40 'Disgusted' By Campbell

UB40 have hit out at former frontman ALI CAMPBELL's plans to cover the band's hits on his forthcoming solo tour - branding the move "disgusting". Campbell - who fronted the band for 30 years -...

Ub40 Replace Campbell With Brother

Former UB40 singer ALI CAMPBELL will be replaced in the band by his brother DUNCAN, the band announced on Wednesday (30Apr08). Campbell - who fronted the band for 30 years - and keyboard player Michael...

Ub40 In Chaos After Second Departure

UB40 keyboard player MICHAEL VIRTUE has quit the British band - just two months after frontman ALI CAMPBELL walked out. Virtue launched a parting attack on the pop veterans' management company, accusing it of mishandling...

The Clash Producer Dies

THE CLASH's former producer has died. He was 54. Michael Campbell - better known as Mikey Dread - died of a brain tumour on Saturday (15Mar08). Campbell produced the band's 1980 single Bankrobber and contributed...

Ub40 Slam Campbell Over Departure

LATEST: The remaining members of UB40 have slammed singer ALI CAMPBELL for the way he announced his departure from the band. Campbell revealed last week (ends25Jan08) he intends to end his 28-year spell with the...

Campbell Quitting Ub40 Over Management Dispute

LATEST: Singer ALI CAMPBELL has rubbished reports he's quitting UB40 to pursue a solo career, insisting "intolerable" management wrangles have forced him to leave the band. Campbell - who will remain with UB40 until the...

Singer Campbell Leaves Ub40

UB40 frontman ALI CAMPBELL has quit the band after three decades. The Rat In The Kitchen singer decided to leave the British group, which formed in 1978, so he can fully devote himself to his...

Ub40
Advertisement

Suggested

Florence + The Machine - Queen Of Peace [Live] Video

Florence + The Machine - Queen Of Peace [Live] Video

Florence + The Machine unveil a live recording of their performance of newest single 'Queen Of Peace' at Glastonbury 2015.

Zipper - Trailer

Zipper - Trailer

This political drama is a scandalous thriller starring Patrick Wilson and Lena Headey. It has been directed by Mora Stephens.

Advertisement
Lena Dunham Criticises Lyrics Of New Justin Bieber Song

Lena Dunham Criticises Lyrics Of New Justin Bieber Song

Lena Dunham slammed Justin Bieber’s song ‘What Do You Mean?’, suggesting that the ambiguous lyrics are promoting rape culture.

Seven Davis Jr - Universes Album Review

Seven Davis Jr - Universes Album Review

Seven Davis Jr.'s debut album, 'Universes', continues the astral theme in both title and tilt.

Advertisement