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'I Had Hollywood And I Blew It': Shaun Ryder Could've Been A Big Movie Star

Shaun Ryder claims he could've been a household name in Hollywood.The Happy Mondays star appeared in 1998's 'The Avengers' as Donavan alongside the likes of Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman, but he screwed up his...

Donovan Recalls Wild Ecstasy Trip With Happy Mondays

Donovan took Ecstasy with the Happy Mondays.The 60s folk legend and his wife Linda were introduced to the drug by their former son-in-law Shaun Ryder - who was married to their daughter Orielle at the...

Shaun Ryder Offered Reality Show

Shaun Ryder insists he's too ''boring'' for a reality show.The Happy Mondays frontman claims he's been approached multiple times to have cameras put in his home but he doesn't think the nation would find his...

Shaun Ryder Claims Fans Try To Sell Him Drugs

Shaun Ryder has claimed fans try to sell him drugs all the time.The 57-year-old Happy Mondays and Black Grape star hasn't touched alcohol or drugs for more than a decade, but that hasn't stopped people...

Shaun Ryder Cycled To Sobriety

Shaun Ryder quit drugs by going cycling.The Black Grape and Happy Mondays frontman has previously spoken about his use of heroin and ecstacy and says it took mammoth 15-hour bike rides to curb his cravings...

Shaun Ryder Recording Secret Solo Album

The singer reformed his two ex-bands, Happy Mondays and Black Grape, for comeback tours of the U.K. earlier this year (15), following an announcement in 2012 that Happy Mondays were working on new...

Bez Selling Honey For Charity

The former Happy Mondays star, real name Mark Berry, launched a campaign to boost Britain's bee population in 2013 and installed hives in a rooftop garden in the centre of his hometown....

Shaun Ryder Spooked By Close Encounter After Ufo Tv Show

The Happy Mondays frontman travelled to Chile in 2012 to shoot a show about extraterrestrials, and shortly after returning to the U.K. he was stunned to see a mystery craft outside his home....

Shaun Ryder's Life-changing Trip

Shaun Ryder found recording in Panama ''life changing''. The 52-year-old singer was joined by his Happy Mondays bandmates to live with the Embera Drua tribe to record a single for new show 'Singing in the...

Happy Mondays Record First New Song In 20 Years

Happy Mondays have recorded their first song in 20 years with a rainforest tribe in Central America. While on a trip to Panama to film reality TV series 'Singing In The Rainforest', the 'Step On'...

Happy Mondays Sign Up For Reality Tv Show

The reformed hellraiser won a new army of fans when he appeared as a contestant on British survival show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2010. Now he is...

Bez Stung By Bees For Two Years

The Happy Mondays star, real name Mark Berry, started bee-keeping in 2013 in a bid to stop the dramatic decline in honeybee colonies and its potentially damaging effect on the environment. However,...

Shaun Ryder Takes Aim At Stephen Hawking Over Aliens

The British physicist stated in a 2010 documentary that it would be a disaster for Earth if extraterrestrials landed on the planet, and suggested experts should stop trying to find and communicate with...

Shaun Ryder Agrees To Jungle Tv Show Return

The Happy Mondays star garnered a new army of fans when he appeared in the 2010 series of the U.K. reality show and entertained viewers with his antics, eventually finishing second to singer...

Black Grape Plot Summer Reunion Tour

Ryder and his Black Grape bandmate Kermit hit the stage at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester, England earlier this month (Apr15) to support singer/dancer Bez's The Reality Party political campaign and celebrate...

Happy Mondays Headline Bl9

Happy Mondays and Razorlight are to headline the BL9 Weekender.The 'Step On' rockers and 'America' hitmakers will top the bill at Bury FC's Gigg Lane ground over the weekend of 13-14 June, while a host...

Happy Mondays Star Shaun Ryder Needs Testosterone Injections To Stay Alive

The singer tells Britain's NME magazine he must receive "a testosterone injection once every three months" or he will "drop dead". Ryder explains he has to resort to extremes because he has...

Shaun Ryder Wants To Write For Taylor Swift

Shaun Ryder wants to write songs for Taylor Swift and One Direction.The Happy Monday singer - who has six children from three relationships, including three with current wife Joanne - claims he doesn't know much...

Bez Wants Britons To Grow Their Own Food

Former Happy Mondays star Bez wants organic gardens installed on top of every office block in Britain in an effort to provide cheap food.The dancer, real name Mark Berry, plans to run in the 2015...

Bez Refusing To Give Up Drugs For Political Run

Happy Mondays star and aspiring politician Bez is refusing to give up drugs for his election run.The former dancer, real name Mark Berry, recently revealed his plan to stand in the U.K.'s 2015 general election...

Happy Mondays Cancel Show

British band Happy Mondays have scrapped a show in England on Wednesday (04Dec13) due to "unforeseen circumstances".The Kinky Afro hitmakers, who are currently on a U.K. tour after reforming last year (12), pulled the plug...

Shaun Ryder Searching For Actor To Play Him In Tv Series

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder is searching for the perfect actor to play him in a warts-and-all dramatisation of his autobiography.Bosses at British network Itv are planning to serialise Ryder's best-selling memoir Twisting My Melon,...

Shaun Ryder: 'Miley Cyrus Is Completely Rock And Roll'

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has spoken out in defence of Miley Cyrus, insisting her recent headline-grabbing behaviour is simply part of her rock and roll persona.The former Hannah Montana star has become a tabloid...

Happy Mondays Star Shaun Ryder Recounts Teenage Ufo Sighting

Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder has opened up about a Ufo encounter he experienced when he was 15, insisting he's still convinced he wasn't seeing things.The Step On singer, who was a big part of...

'The World's End' Soundtrack Is A Glorious Tribute To The 1990s

The World's End - the third and final instalment of Edgar Wright's 'Cornetto' comedy trilogy starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Paddy Considine - hits cinemas nationwide on July 19, 2013. It centres around five...

The Sun Shines On Isle Of Wight Festival A Year After Traffic And Weather Chaos

The Happy Mondays and The Farm kicked off the 2013 Isle of Wight Festival in the U.K. on Friday (14Jun13) on a sunny day that could not have been more different to last year's (12)...

Happy Mondays Star Bez Encouraging Britons To Save Bees

Happy Mondays dancer Bez is urging fans to start planting flowers to boost Britain's bee population.The percussionist, real name Mark Berry, wants to help save the environment by doing his part to reverse the dramatic...

Happy Mondays Postpone Australian Tour

British rockers Happy Mondays have postponed their upcoming tour of Australia just days before the shows were due to kick off.The band was due to start a series of gigs in Brisbane, Australia on Friday...

Shaun Ryder Celebrates 50th Birthday On Stage

British musician Shaun Ryder celebrated his 50th birthday on stage this week (23Aug12) during his reunion tour with the Happy Mondays.The singer performed with his band at the Ibiza Rocks concert in Spain on Wednesday...

Cher Lloyd Storms Off Stage After Urine Attack

Cher Lloyd stormed off stage during her V Festival set yesterday (19.08.12) after being struck with a bottle of urine. The 'Want U Back' hitmaker was singing her second song on the Arena Stage at...

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