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Ali Campbell Says Stevie Wonder Helped With Dream Collaboration

UB40 singer Ali Campbell says Stevie Wonder helped him to secure a dream collaboration.The 59-year-old musician had originally hoped to work with Stevie, but ultimately, the 'Isn't She Lovely' hitmaker played a crucial role in...

Ali Campbell Thinks Reggae Influences Dance

Ali Campbell believes reggae is the biggest influence on contemporary dance music.The UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey singer insists a lot of big-name mainstream artists ''flirt'' with the genre and it's more than...

Ub40'S Ali Campbell Doesn't Want To Reconcile With His Brothers

UB40's Ali Campbell has no interest in reconciling with his brothers after he was forced the leave the original line-up of the band.In 2008, the 59-year-old singer was left with no choice but to quit...

Ub40'S Ali Campbell Knew Time Was Right For A Real Labour Of Love Album

Ali Campbell admits he told people to 'f**k off' for 20 years when they asked him when he was going to make a new 'Labour of Love' album.The 59-year-old singer's UB40 line-up - comprised of...

Def Leppard And More For Teenage Cancer Trust Shows

Def Leppard, Nile Rodgers and Chic, UB40 and Roger Daltrey will headline Teenage Cancer Trust shows at London's Royal Albert Hall in 2018.The 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' rockers, reggae legends, 'La Freak' hitmaker and...

Boy George, Bananarama For Children In Need Concert

Boy George, Erasure and Bananarama are to perform at BBC Children in Need Rocks the 80s.The fundraising concert, which will be staged at The SSE Arena, Wembley, in London, on 19 October, will feature a...

Ub40'S Ali Campbell Quit Beer Addiction After Having Hypnosis

The 58-year-old singer underwent aversion therapy in a bid to quit the amber nectar and keep his weight under control. The process ensured Ali hasn't had a pint of beer since - although there is...

Ub40 Frontman Accuses New Zealand Tv Show Of Racism

The Red Red Wine singer appeared as a judge on New Zealand's Got Talent in 2012, but failed to return to the panel for the show's 2013 season. Ali says that...

American Music Festival Moved Indoors Due To Hurricane Threat

Bosses at the Virginia Beach festival, which runs from Friday to Sunday (02Sep-04Sep16), have decided that Saturday's (03Sep16) concerts should be moved from an outdoor stage to the Virginia Beach Convention Center....

Ub40 Gig Jeopardised Over High Winds

The reggae group was preparing for an outdoor gig in Hawke's Bay when strong gusts struck the site, blowing sound equipment out of place and sparking fears for the bands' and audience's safety....

Ub40 Star Criticised Over Falkland Islands Comments

The Red Red Wine singer called the Falklands Islands' status as a British Overseas Territory "ridiculous" during an interview with Argentine newspaper the Clarin ahead of his band's concert in the Argentine city...

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 -...

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