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Fran Healy Feared Noel Gallagher Was Going To Punch Him For Stealing ‘Wonderwall’ Chords!

Fran Healy feared Noel Gallagher was going to punch him for stealing chords from Oasis’ ‘Wonderwall’.The Travis frontman, 50, made the admission as he celebrates the 25th anniversary of the band’s ‘The Man Who’ album...

'We Can Say ... That I Finished The Songs,' Michael Stipe Gives Update On Debut Solo Lp

Michael Stipe has "finished the songs" for his debut solo album.Fans of Stipe's former band R.E.M have been patiently waiting since the American band split in 2011 for Stipe, 63, to release an LP under...

Frances Bean Cobain 'Marries Tony Hawk's Son'

Frances Bean Cobain is a married woman after reportedly tying the knot with Tony Hawk's son in a ceremony officiated by Michael Stipe.The 31-year-old artist/model - daughter of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and...

'It's Like A Light Has Gone Out': Kate Bush Pays Tribute To Sinead O'connor

Kate Bush says it's like a "light has gone out" following the devastating loss of Sinead O'Connor.The 'Thank You for Hearing Me' singer was pronounced dead on Wednesday (26.07.23) aged 56, and tributes have flooded...

“Rest In Beats And Power!‘ Musicians From Public Enemy To R.e.m. Add To Flood Of Tributes Pouring In For SinéAd O’Connor

Musicians from Public Enemy to R.E.M. have added to the flood of tributes pouring in for Sinéad O’Connor.Their tales of working with the singer – best known for her cover of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2...

Patti Smith Plans To Release On Final Album

Patti Smith plans to release one last album.The 75-year-old punk poet - who hasn't released a record since 2012's 'Banga' - has revealed she's been working on material for her final full-length effort.In an interview...

Michael Stipe Rules Out R.e.m. Reunion

Michael Stipe says speculation of a R.E.M. reunion is "wishful thinking".The 'Losing My Religion' hitmakers went their separate ways in 2011, and despite the frontman recently insisting he and his former bandmates are closer than...

Nicky Wire Regrets Michael Stipe Comments

Nicky Wire “deeply regrets” saying he wished Michael Stipe would die of AIDS.The Manic Street Preachers bassist insisted he has no “excuse” for some of the controversial remarks he’s made in the past, such as...

Coldplay Feat. Bts: Will This Be Among The Band’S Finest Collaborations?

Earlier this year Coldplay’s Chris Martin expressed his love of several movies and songs that he found “helpful and wonderful” - among them being BTS’ smash hit Butter. We never had the singer down as...

Michael Stipe Likens Fan Reaction To A 'Shot In The Arm'

Michael Stipe admits the reaction to 'Losing My Religion' was the "biggest shot in the arm".The R.E.M. star still has fond memories of how fans around the world reacted to the hit single in 1991,...

Michael Stipe Has 'Challenged' Himself To Write All Music On His Solo Album

Michael Stipe has given himself the “challenge” of writing all the music on his upcoming solo album.The former R.E.M. frontman previously relied on his bandmates to add the melodies and soundscapes to his lyrics but...

R.e.m Vow To Honour Their 40th Anniversary

R.E.M. will mark their 40th anniversary in some way.The 'Everybody Hurts' hitmakers - who went their separate ways in 2011 - released their first single in 1981 and former frontman Michael Stipe has pledged to...

Michael Stipe Not Ready For Solo Record

Michael Stipe still isn't ready to make a solo album.The 58-year-old singer - whose band REM disbanded in 2011 - was "surprised" at how comfortably he settled back into the recording studio while producing Fischerspooner's...

R.e.m. Won't Reform

R.E.M. insist there is ''nothing on this Earth'' that would make them reform.The 'Nightswimming' hitmakers - comprising Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe - went their separate ways in an amicable split in 2011...

Adele Joins List Of Artist Who Won't Let Donald Trump Use Their Music At Rallies

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump is going to have to update his rally playlist once again, as Adele has become the latest artist to say she has not given him permission to use her music at...

Tipsy Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore got tipsy on a British chat show.The 40-year-old actress was promoting her new movie 'Miss You Already' with co-star Toni Collette on Alan Carr's 'Chatty Man' and admitted that she was feeling slightly...

Kanye West Upstaged By Wailingdaughter

Kanye West's daughter was the star attraction at his New York fashion show.The 'Stronger' hitmaker debuted the second season of his Kanye West x Adidas Originals Collection at the Skylight Modern yesterday (16.09.15) but all...

Elton John & Michael Stipe Team Up For Transgender Prison Rights Campaign

The two gay stars are calling for prison officials to do more for inmates following claims that a transgender woman was mistreated at a Georgia prison. In a joint statement issued on...

Michael Stipe Thrilled Jay-jay Z Used R.e.m. Lyrics On New Track

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe is "thrilled" Jay Z chose to use his band's lyrics in a new track, calling the tribute a "really great honour".The rapper sampled words from the band's 1991 hit Losing My...

Michael Stipe Angered By Wrongful Use Of Losing My Religion

R.E.M. star Michael Stipe has blasted editors at America's Fox News network for using the band's hit song Losing My Religion during its coverage of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night (05Sep12).Bosses behind the...

Peter Buck To Release Solo Album

Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has started work on his first solo album.The musician is to be the first member of the 'Losing My Religion' group to release his own record following their split last...

Stars Turn Out For Glass' 75th Birthday

Music legends Lou Reed, Michael Stipe and Paul Simon turned out in New York on Sunday night (29Jan12) to celebrate composer PHILIP GLASS' 75th birthday.The classical writer was the guest of honour at Le Poisson...

Peter Hook Wants To ''Bury The Hatchet'' With New Order

Peter Hook wants to "bury the hatchet" with his New Order bandmates. The bass player launched a venomous attack on Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert in October over them reforming their band without...

Michael Stipe Promises R.e.m. Are Done For Good

Michael Stipe has made it clear to fans that R.E.M. have no plans to ever return to the stage, insisting ending the band was "liberating".The Everybody Hurts hitmakers stunned fans in September (11) by announcing...

Rem Officially Break Up After 30 Years In Rock Music

Rem, the American rock band best known for their seminal album 'Automatic for the People' and smash hit single 'Man on the Moon', have official broken up. The group, hailing from Athens, Georgia, announced the...

R.e.m. Split

R.E.M. have split up.The legendary 'Man on the Moon' rockers have announced they are to part ways after 31 years and 15 albums together. A statement on their website reads: "To our Fans and Friends:...

Michael Stipe Helped Lightbody Find Fresh Inspiration

Rockers Snow Patrol have Michael Stipe to thank for their new collection of songs - he pulled frontman Gary Lightbody out of a bad period of writer's block.The Chasing Cars hitmakers were working on tracks...

Michael Stipe Dismisses Cobain Sex Story

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has put to bed rumours he once enjoyed a sexual fling with Nirvana star Kurt Cobain.The two rockers developed a close bond in the 1990s, sparking rumours they had slept together...

Michael Stipe Offered To Work With Tragic Kurt Cobain

R.E.M. star Michael Stipe has revealed he offered Kurt Cobain a collaborative project in a desperate effort to prevent the Nirvana frontman from committing suicide.The two alternative rockers became friends in the early 1990s and...

Michael Stipe's Unsuccessful Efforts To Save Cobain

Michael Stipe tried to save Kurt Cobain's life by asking him to collaborate with R.E.M.The singer revealed he was so worried about his friend Kurt's heroin addiction he "reached out to him" with a musical...

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