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Paul Weller Enjoyed 'Singing Someone Else's Lyrics' On Latest Lp 66

Paul Weller loved "singing someone else's lyrics" on his latest studio album, '66'.The Mod Father didn't have much to sing about so Madness star Suggs penned 'Ship of Fools', Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie contributed to...

Paul Weller Is More 'Open-minded' And 'Experimental' In Later Life

Paul Weller has gotten more daring and experimental with his music the older he's got.The Modfather is set to mark his 66th birthday (25.05.24) with the retrospective collection, '66', which is due for release the...

Madness To Drop Five New Tracks On Expanded Issue Of Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’Est La Vie

Madness are releasing five new tracks on the expanded edition of their number one album, 'Theatre of the Absurd Presents C’est La Vie'.The Enhanced Edition is set for release on June 7, and the first...

Paul Weller Recruits Noel Gallagher, Bobby Gillespie And More For New Album 66

Paul Weller has unveiled his new album, '66', featuring Noel Gallagher, Suggs and Bobby Gillespie.The Modfather is set to mark his milestone birthday (25.05.24) with the retrospective collection and has given fans the first taste...

Tom Jones, Sting And More Set To Headline First Ever Plymouth Summer Sessions

Sir Tom Jones, Sting, Madness and Bryan Adams are headlining the inaugural Plymouth Summer Sessions.The legendary musicians will take to the stage with Gabrielle, Blondie, The Lightning Seeds and Cassyette as support for the first...

Madness Nearly Split Up Before New Album Over The Covid-19 Pandemic

Madness' new album stopped them from splitting up.'Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie', out now, was recorded in an industrial unit in Cricklewood, London, after a "disparate couple of years which saw the...

Madness Drop New Song About Band Member's Home Getting Burgled

Madness member Lee Thompson's real-life home burglary has inspired the Ska legends' latest tune, 'Baby Burglar'.The 'Our House' group's longtime saxophonist, 66, admits he's "more sympathetic" towards the robbers as he and his bandmates also...

Ska Legends Announce First Album In 7 Years, Drop New Song C'est La Vie

Madness have announced their first album in seven years, 'Theatre Of the Absurd Presents C’est La Vie'. The Ska legends have shared the new song ‘C’est La Vie’, which just so happens to be about...

David Bowie To Be Honoured With Stone On London's Music Walk Of Fame

David Bowie is set to receive a stone on London's Music Walk of Fame in Camden.The late 'Starman' hitmaker - who died following a secret battle with cancer in 2016 aged 69 - will be...

The Who, Ed Sheeran And Liam Gallagher Set For Teenage Cancer Trust Gigs

The Who, Ed Sheeran, Liam Gallagher and more are set to play Teenage Cancer Trust shows.The 'My Generation' group's annual fundraising concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall are returning in 2022, following a two-year hiatus...

The Specials Would Love To Collaborate With Fellow Ska Legends Madness

The Specials would love to collaborate and tour with fellow Ska legends Madness.Hor­ace Panter has revealed there was "talk" of the two groups doing a co-headline jaunt at some point, and the 68-year-old bassist insisted...

Suggs: Madness Saved Us From A Life Of Crime

Suggs says music saved him and his bandmates from a life of crime.The Madness frontman was arrested for affray as a teen growing up in Camden, north London, and in the band's upcoming three-part docuseries,...

Madness' New Docuseries

Madness are set to have their own television series.The 'Our House' hitmakers - including past and present members Chris Foreman, Mike 'Barso' Barson, Lee 'Thommo' Thompson, Graham 'Suggs' McPherson, Daniel 'Woody' Woodgate, Mark 'Bedders' Bedford...

Gwen Stefani Grew Up On Madness And 'Really Looked Up To' The Camden Ska Legends

Gwen Stefani "really looked up to" Madness growing up.The No Doubt singer has revealed that one of her first introductions to the ska genre that her band were part of the resurgence of in the...

Suggs: Music Has Got Me Through Tough Times

Suggs says music has got him through ''difficult times''.The Madness frontman - whose real name is Graham McPherson - credits music for keeping him going after his mother's passing in 2018.He shared: ''Last year, I...

Camden Town: What Makes This District The Musical Heart Of London

In November last year, London unveiled a brand new pop culture attraction in the form of the Music Walk of Fame, and yesterday (March 2nd) ska legends Madness became the second act to be honoured...

Madness Present Music Heritage Award To The Dublin Castle Pub

Madness have presented the Music Heritage Award to London pub the Dublin Castle. The British band, which sees Suggs take the lead vocals, first performed at the pub in Camden Town in 1979, where they...

Elbow Want Bond Soundtrack

Elbow want to record a James Bond theme.The 'One Day Like This' hitmakers worked on a song for Simon Pegg's movie 'Man Up' and enjoyed the experience so much, they have now set their sights...

Van Morrison Sings For Rehab Charity

Sir Van Morrison performed an intimate concert for just 400 people in London on Wednesday night (24.06.15) which helped raise close to £100,000 for charity.One of the world's greatest singer/songwriters, Morrison took to the stage...

Kelis To Cook For Her Fans

Kelis will cook for fans at London's OnBlackheath Festival.The 35-year-old singer - whose sixth studio album 'Food' was released last year - is also a certified chef and has been booked to serve up treats...

Chas Smash Fuels Madness Quit Rumour

British pop star Chas Smash has hinted rumours he has quit as trumpet player and backing singer for hit 1980s band Madness are true.The percussionist was one of the seven original members of the ska...

Suggs: I'm Writing Songs For New Madness Album

Suggs has started writing songs for a new Madness album.The 53-year-old singer has revealed the band are heading into the studio this summer to start recording their 11th studio LP.Suggs has rediscovered his passion for...

Suggs Sent Bbc Bosses Into A Panic By Dressing As Jimmy Savile

Madness frontman Graham 'suggs' Mcpherson sent Bbc producers into a spin last year (12) after arriving for a live performance dressed as disgraced Tv presenter Sir Jimmy Savile.The band was preparing to play on Jools...

Gary Barlow Offers To Help Save Blackpool Illuminations Switch-on Gig

He may have sang about lighting up the sky with boy band Take That in their hit 'Rule The World' but Gary Barlow probably never intended to do such things literally. Now it seems The...

Bbc Television Centre Closure: Madness Lead Tributes With Farewell Concert

Madness will be playing an hour-long concert to mark the end of an era at the BBC tonight (March 21, The Independent reports. The concert, which will broadcast from 7:30pm on BBC 4 and will...

Wilko Johnson Supports Suggs' Cancer Fundraising Show

Ailing musician Wilko Johnson showed his support for Graham 'suggs' Mcpherson on Thursday night (14Mar13) by performing at the Madness frontman's cancer charity fundraiser.The former Dr. Feelgood star has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, but...

Madness Honoured For Polish Support

British band Madness have been honoured by Polish officials for their contribution to a freedom movement in the country during the 1980s.The musicians attended a ceremony on Monday (17Dec12) at the Polish Embassy in London...

Suggs Blasts Skrewdriver Roadie Rumour

Madness frontman Graham 'suggs' Mcpherson has blasted long-standing rumours he was a roadie for fascist rock band Skrewdriver.The British singer is said to have carried equipment for the notorious group in the late 1970s but...

On The Shelves: UK Album Release Round-up, October 29, 2012: Neil Young, Madness, Kylie Minogue, Calvin Harris, Skyfall Ost

Psychedelic Pill is the 35th studio album from Neil Young and was written and recorded in collaboration with his sometime band, Crazy Horse, marking their first album of original material since Greendale...

Arctic Monkeys And Madness Up For Aim Awards

Adele, Arctic Monkeys and Madness are all nominated for Association of Independent Music (AIM) Awards.The annual awards show honours UK acts signed to independent labels, with this year's nominations led by heavy metal group Enter...

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