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Westlife In Five Album Deal

18th April 2006

Irish crooners WESTLIFE are on the brink of securing a GBP8.75 million (GBP5 million) deal each to record another five albums. The FLYING WITHOUT WINGS hitmakers will ensure their longevity by renewing their lucrative contract...

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Walsh Slams 'Jagger Impersonator' Geldof

10th April 2006

Pop mogul LOUIS WALSH has slammed activist rocker BOB GELDOF over his claims show bands have destroyed the music scene. The WESTLIFE manager is furious at Geldof's comments at the Irish Record Industry Awards (IRMA)...

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Walsh Amazed By Westlife's Longevity

20th March 2006

WESTLIFE manager LOUIS WALSH is surprised the Irish boyband is still thriving, because he never expected their careers to last longer than a couple of years. The group is currently basking in the success of...

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Madonna Queen Of UK Charts Again

27th February 2006

MADONNA has jumped straight in at the top of the UK singles chart to claim her 12th number one with SORRY, ending veteran singer LEO SAYER's unlikely two-week reign in pole position. Sayer's 1977...

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Kanye, Blunt And Kaisers Among Early Brit Winners

15th February 2006

English rockers KAISER CHIEFS are leading the winners at tonight's (15FEB06) Brit Awards, picking up two trophies at the London bash. Kaiser Chiefs opened the star-studded ceremony in the British capital's Earls Court venue...

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Simpson And Johnson Named Worst In Pop

15th February 2006

JESSICA SIMPSON, JACK JOHNSON, WESTLIFE, MS DYNAMITE and THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS have 'won' the dubious honour of being named the worst musicians of the past year (05). The Naomi Awards, organised by British digital...

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Jackson To Collaborate With Westlife

3rd February 2006

Controversial pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON is considering recording a collaboration with Irish boyband WESTLIFE. Plans have been underway since the group's manager LOUIS WALSH met with one of Jackson's agents in Germany three months...

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U2 And The Pogues Pick Up Irish Music Awards

3rd February 2006

Rock superstars U2 lead the way at last night's (02FEB06) Meteor Ireland Music Awards, snapping up three prizes. The band scooped Best Irish Band, Best Live Performance and their LP HOW TO DISMANTLE AN...

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Walsh Signs For Another X Factor

3rd January 2006

Irish pop mogul LOUIS WALSH has agreed to re-appear as a judge on British TV talent contest THE X FACTOR, after being lured back by a $180,000 (GBP100,000) pay rise. Walsh, who launched the...

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Gorillaz Ape Royal Speech

22nd December 2005

DAMON ALBARN's animated rockers GORILLAZ are set to poke fun at a British festive tradition as they produce an alternative to QUEEN ELIZABETH II's speech this Christmas (05). The comic address - screened on...

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Mills Mccartney Sceptical Over Cowell And Osbourne

20th December 2005

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's wife HEATHER MILLS McCARTNEY has accused music moguls SIMON COWELL and SHARON OSBOURNE of exploiting wannabe singers in their role on British TV talent contest THE X FACTOR. The animal rights...

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Jcb Song Beats Westlife And Diana Ross

19th December 2005

Folk newcomers NIZLOPI have beaten Irish superstars WESTLIFE and DIANA ROSS to the top of the UK singles chart with their JCB SONG - an ode to a five-year-old boy on a mechanical digger....

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Pussycat Dolls Stick Around At Number One

11th December 2005

US girl group PUSSYCAT DOLLS top the UK singles chart for the second week in a row with STICKWITU. MADONNA climbs one place to number two after her comeback song HUNG UP was knocked...

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Westlife Win Record Of The Year

11th December 2005

Irish pop group WESTLIFE have won Britain's Record Of The Year gong for the fourth time, for their number one single YOU RAISE ME UP. The foursome's November (05) ballad release beat McFLY's ALL...

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Pussycat Dolls Knock Madonna Off UK Top Spot

4th December 2005

Girl group PUSSYCAT DOLLS have ended MADONNA's hold over the UK singles chart with STICKWITU jumping straight in at number one. OASIS are another new entry at number two with LET THERE BE LOVE,...

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Walsh And Keating Kiss And Make Up

2nd December 2005

Irish pop mogul LOUIS WALSH has reconciled with his former protege RONAN KEATING after a two-year rift. The music manager, who is currently starring as a talent show judge alongside SIMON COWELL and SHARON...

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Madonna Officially The Queen Of Europe

29th November 2005

Pop superstar MADONNA has cemented her position as the queen of pop in Europe as she sits atop both the continent's singles and albums charts. The 47-year-old's dance anthem HUNG UP, which samples ABBA's...

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Madonna Continues To Reign Over The UK Charts

28th November 2005

Superstar MADONNA continues to prove she's the queen of pop as she rules the UK singles and album charts for a second and third week respectively. The 47-year-old's dance anthem HUNG UP, which samples...

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Westlife In Plane Scare

28th November 2005

Irish boyband WESTLIFE narrowly escaped death on Saturday (26NOV05) when their jet burst into flames. The MANDY four-piece were evacuated off the jet in Cape Town, South Africa, after the craft's engine burst into...

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Walsh: 'Osbourne Could Have Killed Me'

27th November 2005

Music mogul LOUIS WALSH insists SHARON OSBOURNE, his fellow judge on UK reality TV show THE X FACTOR, could have killed him when she threw water at him on the TV talent show a week...

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'Vain' Cowell Slammed By Talent Show Colleague

25th November 2005

Music mogul SIMON COWELL has been branded vain and pathetic by his co-judge on UK TV talent contest THE X FACTOR. LOUIS WALSH, who launched the careers of Irish boyband WESTLIFE, has blasted the...

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X Factor Judge Quits

23rd November 2005

Music mogul SIMON COWELL and reality TV star SHARON OSBOURNE's co-judge on British TV talent show THE X FACTOR has quit after allegedly being bullied by his colleagues. LOUIS WALSH, the mastermind behind a...

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Westlife Plan New Year With Jackson

17th November 2005

Irish crooners WESTLIFE hope to see in 2006 by partying with pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON - and plan to use the opportunity to discuss a collaboration. The FLYING WITHOUT WINGS boyband have been invited...

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Madonna Back On Top

14th November 2005

MADONNA has proved she is still the Queen Of Pop by jumping straight to the top of the UK singles chart with her ABBA-sampling disco anthem HUNG UP. The 47-year-old, who has fully recovered...

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Westlife Score UK Chart Double

7th November 2005

WESTLIFE have secured a British chart double as they sit atop both the singles and albums charts. The Irish boyband's RAISE ME UP song is number one for a second week, while FACE TO...

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Westlife Claims 13th Number One

30th October 2005

Irish boyband WESTLIFE have returned to the top of the British singles charts with YOU RAISE ME UP today (30OCT05), after a one year absence. The FLYING WITHOUT WING foursome have enjoyed 13 number...

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Keating Approves Of Mcfadden And Goodrem

22nd October 2005

Catholic singer RONAN KEATING has given his blessing to protege BRIAN McFADDEN and his lover DELTA GOODREM, despite their romance destroying McFadden's marriage to KERRY KATONA. Former BOYZONE star KEATING, who managed McFadden during...

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Weller Slams 'Bland' Coldplay And Blunt

9th October 2005

Former JAM frontman PAUL WELLER has launched a scathing attack on the music of COLDPLAY and pop newcomer JAMES BLUNT, describing their songs as "f**king bland". The songwriter is delighted his children are as...

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Feehily Relieved To Be Openly Gay, Say Westlife Stars

8th October 2005

Members of Irish boyband WESTLIFE have spoken out in support of their gay bandmate MARK FEEHILY's surprise engagement to his boyfriend KEVIN McDAID. The FLYING WITHOUT WINGS stars were oblivious of Feehily's true sexuality...

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