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Greg Kurstin To Record Van Halen Covers Album With The Bird And The Bee

Superproducer Greg Kurstin is set to record a Van Halen covers album with his act The Bird & The Bee. The indie pop duo - which also consists of Inara George - has announced the...

Olly Alexander's Speaking Out Fear

Olly Alexander suffered ''anxiety'' over Twitter.The Years and Years frontman is known for speaking out on issues that are important to him but he's learned to refer to his own experiences and being able to...

Olly Alexander Wants Spice Girls Tickets

Olly Alexander has joked he'll quit music if he can't get Spice Girls tickets.The Years & Years frontman has been a fan of the 'Wannabe' hitmakers since he was seven years old so is thrilled...

Olly Alexander Felt Like Disney Princess After Trip To Disneyland

Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander felt like a ''true Disney Princess'' after jetting off to Disneyland.The 'If You're Over Me' hitmaker took six of his closest pals - including bandmate Michael Goldsworthy - to...

Olly Alexander Admits Surgery Changed His Life

Olly Alexander says a 15-minute surgical procedure transformed his life.The Years & Years star used his first record advance to pay to have his left ear pinned, and Olly has admitted that the change made...

Rita Ora Responds To Girls Backlash

Rita Ora has hit back at criticism of her song 'Girls'. The 27-year-old singer was heavily criticised for the steamy track, with Hayley Kiyoko - who is open about her own sexuality, and has the...

Take That Headlining Hits Radio Live

Take That will headline a hometown party for Hits Radio Live.The group are set to top the bill for the newly launched station - which hit the air on Monday (04.06.18) - at the Manchester...

Years And Years Star Olly Alexander Was Told To Stay Silent On Sexuality

Years & Years singer Olly Alexander was told not to speak about his sexuality when he started out in the music business.The 'Shine' hitmaker has revealed that when his synthpop band was first signed he...

Olly Alexander Was Told Not To Come Out

Olly Alexander was told not to come out when he first found fame.The Years & Years frontman claims he was told not to talk about his sexuality publicly but he soon ''ignored'' the advice.He said:...

Liam Gallagher And Stereophonics To Headline Rize Festival

Liam Gallagher and Stereophonics will headline RiZE Festival.The 'Wall of Glass' hitmaker and the Welsh rock band are set to perform at the brand new festival, which will take place at Hylands Park in Chelmsford...

Sam Smith Surprises Crowd With Latch Performance At Camden Roundhouse

Sam Smith made a surprise appearance at the Annie Mac Presents: AMP Sounds Closing Party on Saturday night (24.02.18) to perform 'Latch' with Disclosure.The 25-year-old pop star was one of two special guests at the...

Olly Alexander Is King Of Butt Selfies

Olly Alexander is obsessed with taking selfies of his butt.The Years & Years frontman, whose fans have even setup their own bum appreciation profiles for the singer, took to Twitter on Sunday night (26.11.17) to...

Olly Alexander's Documentary Brings Him Closer To Mother

Olly Alexander's new documentary has helped him get closer to his mother.The Years & Years frontman has opened up about turning to self-harm and bulimia as a result of the homophobic abuse he was subjected...

Olly Alexander Self-harmed To Cope With School Bullies

Olly Alexander turned to self-harm and developed bulimia when he was bullied at school for being gay.The Years & Years frontman has opened up about the homophobic abuse he was subjected to in a powerful...

Olly Alexander Wants To Join Sam Smith's Timbaland Collaboration

Olly Alexander wants to join Sam Smith's collaboration with Timbaland. The Years and Years frontman is a huge fan of the 'Latch' hitmaker and would love to be a part of his comeback.Speaking exclusively to...

Years & Years To Help Homeless With Christmas Gig

All funds raised from the acoustic gig, at London's Union Chapel venue on 12 December (16) will go towards the charity's Christmas appeal to help vulnerable people off the streets this winter....

Years & Years' Olly Alexander Reacts To Album Being Categorised As 'Gay' In Record Shop

Years & Years singer Olly Alexander has hit back at a recent picture that appeared to show a record shop labelling the band’s music as ‘gay’.One of the band’s fans posted a picture taken in...

Years & Years Frontman's Illness Forces Tour Cancellation

The King hitmakers have been serving as the British pop star's opening act on the North American leg of her Delirium World Tour since the beginning of April (16), but earlier this month...

James Bay, Years & Years And Adele Lead Brits 2016 Nominations

The BRIT Awards are coming tonight (February 24th 2016) and so the nominations are up for this year's best British pop acts. James Bay, Years & Years and, predictably enough, Adele lead the pack with...

Adele Nominated For Four Brit Awards

Adele is poised for another great year at the BRIT Awards, securing a total of four nominations following the success of her multi-million selling album 25. She has the joint highest number of nominations for...

Andy Peterson's Top 10 Albums Of 2015

10. King Midas Sound ft. Fennesz- Edition #1 Kevin Martin (AKA The Bug), poet Roger Robinson and singer Kiki Hitomi joined forces with Viennese avant garde composer Christian Fennesz to chart almost certainly the most...

Little Mix Make It Three Weeks Atop U.k. Singles Chart

The girl group fends off Years & Years, who rise one place to two with King, just ahead of Lost Frequencies' Are You With Me at three. Years & Years also take...

Little Mix Score Second Week Atop U.k. Singles Chart

The British band becomes the first girl group to top the charts for more than one week since the Sugababes achieved the feat with 2007 song About You Now. Belgian DJ Lost...

Little Mix Return To U.k. Number One With Magical Single

The quartet's Black Magic has rocketed to the top of the new U.K. countdown with sales of over 113,000 in the past week and almost 1.2 million streams. The band previously hit...

Kasabian Drink With Fans After Open'er Festival

Kasabian drank beer with fans on a beach until sunrise after their set at Poland's Open'er Festival.The band - featuring Tom Meighan, Serge Pizzorno, Chris Edwards and Ian Matthews - headlined the final day of...

Olly Alexander And Neil Amin-smith's Relationship 'Going Really Well'

Years and Years frontman Olly Alexander's relationship with Clean Bandit violinist Neil Amin-Smith is ''going really well''.The 24-year-old singer has revealed he and the 'Rather Be' hitmaker want to be ''open about their relationship'' so...

Lowlands 2015! We Have Good News And Bad News...

The 23rd edition of the Netherlands' Lowlands Festival sees yet another wave of incredible artists hit the bill ahead of the date this summer. Hot Chip and Kendrick Lamar are among the major new additions,...

Metronomy Round Off Their Album Tour As Festival No. 6 Headliners

All headliners for Wales' Festival No. 6 have now been announced, with Metronomy now heading the bill with Grace Jones and Belle & Sebastian. Further new acts have also been added to the line-up, while...

Sam Smith Scores Rare 'Double Number 1' With Album And New Single

Sam Smith has scored a rare ‘double Number 1’ in the UK’s Official Charts this week. His recent single ‘Lay Me Down’ sits atop the UK Singles Chart and his debut LP In The Lonely...

Enjoy A Queue-free Session At Sxsw 2015'S Hype Hotel With Limited 'Fast Pass' Giveaway

Hype Hotel Presented by Feed the Beat aims to connect SXSW 2015 festival goers with the social media world in their 'Fast Pass' giveaway; a limited chance to gain immediate access to the venue where...

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