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John Legend Says His New Music Has Become 'more Relevant'

John Legend thinks some tracks on his upcoming album have become ''more relevant'' due to the coronavirus pandemic.The 41-year-old musician intends to release 'Bigger Love' in June, and he admits that the health crisis has changed his perception of some...

By Bang Showbiz on 31 May 2020

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'It's Been Interesting': JoJo On Promoting Her Album During A Pandemic

JoJo says promoting her new album during the coronavirus pandemic has been ''interesting''.The 29-year-old singer released her fourth studio album, 'Good to Know', earlier this month, and has said promoting the record and performing for online audiences from the comfort...

By Bang Showbiz on 31 May 2020

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Noah Cyrus Influenced By Gospel Music

Noah Cyrus is influenced by gospel music.The 20-year-old singer - who is the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus and the younger sister of Miley Cyrus - has said she grew up listening to the music her grandfather made when he...

By Bang Showbiz on 31 May 2020

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Ice-T Plans To Create Retirement Fund For Rappers

Ice-T wants to create a retirement fund for ageing rappers.The 62-year-old star has floated the idea of creating a fund after Swizz Beats brought up the concept earlier this month, when he suggested developing a scheme that supports rappers who...

By Bang Showbiz on 31 May 2020

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KISS Lead Tributes To Bob Kulick

KISS has paid tribute to guitarist Bob Kulick following his shock death.The 70-year-old musician's younger brother Bruce took to Twitter to announce the sad death on Friday (29.05.20) and KISS - who Bob worked with - shared their condolences.Bruce wrote:...

By Bang Showbiz on 30 May 2020

The Wanted 'reconnect' Virtually During Lockdown

The Wanted have ''reconnected'' as a quintet during the coronavirus pandemic.The 'Glad You Came' hitmakers - comprised of Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes - have been on indefinite hiatus since 2014, and while they...

By Bang Showbiz on 30 May 2020

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Alice Cooper Learning To Tap-dance

Alice Cooper has been learning to tap-dance during quarantine.The 72-year-old rocker and his wife Sheryl Goddard, 64, have been enjoying some quiet family time with their children and grandchildren during the Covid-19 lockdown and Alice has even decided to learn...

By Bang Showbiz on 30 May 2020

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Janelle Monae Is Financially Supporting Her Crew Following Axed Concerts

Janelle Monae is trying to financially support her crew after many of her gigs were cancelled this year.The 34-year-old singer and actress had performances at the likes of Essence Festival and NYC Pride axed due to the coronavirus pandemic so...

By Bang Showbiz on 30 May 2020

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Jake Bugg Drops Live Favourite Rabbit Hole

Jake Bugg has released live favourite 'Rabbit Hole'.Following on from the release of acoustic track 'Saviours Of The City' - which was released early due to its pertinence with these times - the 26-year-old singer/songwriter has given his fanbase just...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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The Strokes Have A 'good Thing Going On' And Hope New Music Comes Quicker

The Strokes are excited about the possibility of working on new music as they have a ''good thing going on''.Julian Casablancas and co released their long-awaited follow-up to 2013's Comedown Machine' in April, 'The New Abnormal', and the band hope...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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Niall Horan Isn't Putting Pressure On Himself To Write Lots Of Tunes In Lockdown

Niall Horan is no longer ''putting pressure'' on himself to write new music in lockdown.The One Direction star felt like he had to use his time during the coronavirus pandemic to be super productive and get lots of new material...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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KSI 'desperately' Hopes He Doesn't Beat The 1975 To No1

KSI ''desperately'' hopes he doesn't beat The 1975 to number one.The 26-year-old viral rapper-and-boxer's debut album, 'Dissimulation', is up against Matty Healy an co's 'Notes On A Conditional Form' and KSI recently told his fans to stop buying his record...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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Kylie Minogue's New Album Will Be 'grown-up Disco'

Kylie Minogue is going full-on disco on her upcoming 15th studio album.The Australian pop icon has revealed that 'Kylie' is set to feature a set of ''grown-up disco'' tracks.In an interview with GQ, she teased: ''[It's] difficult even for me...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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Britney Spears Dropping Unreleased Song Mood Ring

Britney Spears has surprised fans by announcing she's releasing unreleased 'Glory' track 'Mood Ring'.The 'Oops... I Did It Again' hitmaker has decided to put the bonus track from the Japanese copy of her 2016 album on streaming services, four years...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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'I'm So Happy': Lady Gaga In Tears Of Joy As She Releases Chromatica Album

Lady Gaga has released her new album, 'Chromatica', and admitted she couldn't stop crying because she was ''so happy'' about the response. The 34-year-old singer was ''freaking out'' about her sixth studio album - which comes four years after her...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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Yusuf / Cat Stevens Is Re-recording Tea For The Tillerman To Mark 50th Anniversary

Yusuf / Cat Stevens is re-recording 'Tea For The Tillerman' to mark its 50th anniversary.The legendary singer has announced he will be releasing the multi-platinum album for a second time, this version re-imagined with the 11 songs to reflect today's...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

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Celeste Drops FINNEAS-produced Single I Can See The Change

Celeste has released her FINNEAS-produced single 'I Can See The Change'.The 'Stop This Flame' hitmaker tapped Billie Eilish's brother to work his magic on her latest single.Celeste - who was crowned the winner of the BBC Music Sound of 2020...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

Paul McCartney And David Bowie's Isle Of Wight Sets To Air On Absolute Radio

Sir Paul McCartney, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones' legendary sets from the Isle of Wight Festival will be aired in place of the festival on Absolute Radio.As the music extravaganza can't go ahead next month, some highlights from the...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

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Right Said Fred Announce EP Good Times Everybody

Right Said Fred are set to release the EP 'Good Times Everybody'.The 'I'm Too Sexy' hitmakers - comprised of siblings Fred and Richard Fairbrass - have put together four tracks in a bid to provide some positive vibes during the...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

'It Was Difficult To Watch': Phil Campbell On Lemmy's Final Shows

Motorhead's Phil Campbell found it ''difficult'' seeing late frontman Lemmy Kilmister struggle through on stage leading up to his death.The 'Ace of Spades' hitmaker passed away in December 2015, at the age of 70, a short while after being diagnosed...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

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Megadeth, Trivium, And Stone Sour Sign Up For Slay At Home Lockdown Festival

Megadeth, Trivium, and Stone Sour are among the bands who have signed up for a new digital festival, Slay At Home. The free-to-watch event, which carries the tagline ''a virtual metal music and art festival'', will take place this Friday...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

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Carly Rae Jepsen Reveals Benefits Of Making Her Album In Lockdown

Carly Rae Jepsen loved creating an album in lockdown because it afforded her more time to be ''away'' from the songs.The 34-year-old singer is isolating in Los Angeles with her cat during the Covid-19 pandemic and has been using the...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

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Shaggy's Daughter Teases Him Over Being More 'popular' Than Him

Shaggy and his daughter joke about who's more famous as she's ''a star'' on TikTok.The 'It Wasn't Me' hitmaker - who has Sydney, 13, and twins Madison and Kelsey, nine, with his wife Rebecca - has revealed his teenager daughter...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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Travis Barker And Post Malone Writing New Music Together

Travis Barker is writing new music with Post Malone after they teamed up on the charity Nirvana tribute live-stream concert.The Blink-182 drummer stepped in Dave Grohl's shoes as he performed 20 songs by the grunge pioneers with the 'Circles' hitmaker...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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Ellie Goulding Announces Double-sided Album Brightest Blue

Ellie Goulding is set to release double-sided album 'Brightest Blue'.The 33-year-old pop star has unveiled her follow-up to 2015's 'Delirium' and revealed that Side B sees her lay bare her ''vulnerability'' and ''symbolises growing up and becoming a woman''.On the...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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George Ezra Sees Death Eaters As His Sleep Paralysis Worsens

George Ezra's sleep paralysis has returned with a vengeance.The 'Budapest' hitmaker has suffered with night terrors for many years, but the stress of the coronavirus pandemic has disturbed his sleep more than ever before.The 26-year-old musician recently had a nightmare...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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Shakira Hits The Studio And Confirms New Music Is Coming

Shakira is back in the studio working on new music.The 'Hips Don't Lie' hitmaker's 11th studio album, 'El Dorado', turned three on Tuesday (26.05.20), and Shakira excited fans as she shared a studio snap.Alongside the picture, she wrote on Instagram:...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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Robbie Williams: Beady Eye Just 'weren't Very Good'

Robbie Williams has claimed Beady Eye just ''weren't very good''.The 'Angels' hitmaker - who was due to return to his own Las Vegas residency this summer - has taken a shot at former Oasis bandmates Liam and Noel Gallagher and...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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Diplo And Pete Tong Join Ministry Of Sound's Online Festival

Diplo, DJ EZ and Pete Tong have joined the line-up for Ministry of Sound's online Ministry Weekender festival. The acts are on the bill alongside the likes of Sigala, MK, Paul Woolford, and Waze & Odyssey for the digital dance...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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Glastonbury Festival Classic Sets To Be Broadcasted On BBC

This year's cancelled Glastonbury Festival will be honoured with classic sets, all broadcasted on the BBC.Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the famous festival's 50th anniversary had to be postponed to 2021, with the BBC now planning to air legendary sets...

By Bang Showbiz on 26 May 2020

Melanie C To Release New Song Blame It On Me Tomorrow

Melanie C has announced her new single 'Blame It On Me' will be released on Wednesday (27.05.20).The Spice Girl - who is known as Sporty Spice in the 'Wannabe' group - has shared a teaser clip of the new dance...

By Bang Showbiz on 26 May 2020

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Lana Del Rey Unveils Album Title Chemtrails Over The Country Club

Lana Del Rey has confirmed her new album is titled 'Chemtrails Over the Country Club'.Amid the on-going drama surrounding the 'Born to Die' hitmaker's comments on equality, which saw her accused of racism, the 34-year-old singer confirmed the name of...

By Bang Showbiz on 26 May 2020

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SZA Teases Release Of 'music Dump' Of 20 Unreleased Tracks

SZA has teased she has a ''music dump'' of 20 unreleased tracks from the past six years.The 29-year-old singer/songwriter - whose real name is Solána Imani Rowe - took to Twitter to hint at releasing the batch of songs.She wrote:...

By Bang Showbiz on 26 May 2020

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Eminem Gives Stans His Mobile Number To Ask Their Burning Questions

Eminem has given his fans his mobile number so they can text him their burning questions about the rapper.The 'Lose Yourself' hitmaker generated a number using the mobile phone social media platform Community so his Stans can personally quiz him.The...

By Bang Showbiz on 26 May 2020

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A New UB40 Biopic Is In The Works

Ali Campbell has revealed he's teaming up with 'Quadrophenia' producer Bill Curbishley on a UB40 biopic.The 61-year-old lead singer of the Birmingham reggae group and his manager - who also managed The Who and worked on their iconic musical movies...

By Bang Showbiz on 26 May 2020

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Liam Gallagher And Mark Owen Set For Together In One Voice Mass Sing-a-long

Liam Gallagher and Take That's Mark Owen are set to join a massive sing-a-long as part of 'Together In One Voice' in Manchester.The former Oasis frontman will be belting out the lyrics to the Britpop group's mega-hit 'Wonderwall' from his...

By Bang Showbiz on 26 May 2020

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Cardi B Tells Fans New Single Is To Drop 'very Soon' After Coronavirus Delay

Cardi B has told fans her new single will drop ''very soon''. The 27-year-old rapper hasn't released a single of her own since 'Press' in May last year, but she has reassured her fans they will be able to hear...

By Bang Showbiz on 26 May 2020

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'I'm Not Looking For Greener Grass': Hayley Williams Insists Paramore Will Return

Hayley Williams insists she will return to Paramore following her debut solo album.The 31-year-old singer released her first solo record, 'Petals for Armor', earlier this month, and has said she isn't abandoning her roots with her Paramore bandmates - who...

By Bang Showbiz on 26 May 2020

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Miles Davis Drummer Jimmy Cobb Dies Aged 91

Miles Davis' drummer Jimmy Cobb has died of lung cancer at the age of 91.The musician was the last surviving member of late Jazz legend Davis' First Great Sextet and played on his iconic 1959 album, 'Kind of Blue', when...

By Bang Showbiz on 25 May 2020

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G-Eazy Announces New Album

G-Eazy has announced his new album 'Everything's Strange Here'. The 31-year-old rapper will release the follow-up to 2017's 'The Beautiful & Damned' on June 5 and called it a ''representation of where my heart and head have been at''.He tweeted:...

By Bang Showbiz on 25 May 2020

Janelle Monae Suffered Anxiety Attacks During Dirty Computer Recording

Janelle Monae suffered anxiety attacks while recording 'Dirty Computer'.The 34-year-old singer admitted working on the 2018 album was tough because of the political climate in the US at the time due to US president Donald Trump. She told NPR: ''It...

By Bang Showbiz on 25 May 2020

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Randy Jackson Rejoins Journey As Bassist

Randy Jackson has rejoined Journey as a bassist.The former 'American Idol' judge previously played bass for the band in the mid-Eighties, appearing on the band's 1986 LP 'Raised on Radio' and he has now returned to the line-up.Journey's Neal Schon...

By Bang Showbiz on 25 May 2020

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Record Label Rejection Affected Matty Healy's Mental Health

Getting rejected from record labels affected Matty Healy's mental health.While The 1975's longtime manager Jamie Oborne had the indie label Dirty Hit, he knew the band needed a bigger company behind them but admitted that rejection from record companies at...

By Bang Showbiz on 25 May 2020

Sammy Hagar Dismisses Suggestion Of Farewell Tour

Sammy Hagar has no plans to play a ''farewell tour''.The 72-year-old rocker - who first burst onto the scene with Montrose in the mid 1970s and later enjoyed success both as a solo musician and fronting Van Halen - has...

By Bang Showbiz on 25 May 2020

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Boy George: I've Written Seven Albums In Lockdown

Boy George has written seven albums worth of music in lockdown.The 58-year-old singer has revealed he's been incredibly productive amid the coronavirus pandemic, and his new record label is sure to be thrilled with his diligence.He shared: ''I've written so...

By Bang Showbiz on 25 May 2020

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Charli XCX's Praise For Ariana And Gaga Collab

Charli XCX is a big fan of Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's new collaboration.The two stars have just released the track 'Rain On Me', which is the official second single from Gaga's upcoming album 'Chromatica', and Charli, 27, took to...

By Bang Showbiz on 24 May 2020

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Janelle Monáe Had 'anxiety Attacks' Over Dirty Computer

Janelle Monáe had ''anxiety attacks'' over recording her album 'Dirty Computer'.The 34-year-old singer-and-actress has revealed she contemplated whether or not to carry on with the acclaimed 2018 LP, because she was worried that it might ''embolden'' the groups of ''white...

By Bang Showbiz on 24 May 2020

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Whigfield Wants The Ultimate Eurodance Collaboration With Vengaboys

Whigfield wants to collaborate with Vengaboys.The 'Saturday Night' hitmaker - whose real name is Sannie Carlson - and the 'We Are Going to Ibiza' outfit were huge stars when Eurodance dominated the charts in the 1990s and have previously toured...

By Bang Showbiz on 24 May 2020

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Carly Rae Jepsen's Quarantine Album

Carly Rae Jepsen is making a ''little baby quarantine'' album. The 34-year-old singer is isolating in Los Angeles with her cat during the Covid-19 pandemic and has been using the time productively by writing songs with her frequent collaborator Tavish...

By Bang Showbiz on 24 May 2020

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Laura Marling Takes 'micro-doses' Of Magic Mushrooms

Laura Marling takes ''micro-doses'' of magic mushrooms every day.The 30-year-old singer - who is studying for a masters degree in psychoanalysis - usually has an ''amazing routine'' when she's studying and she now thinks she needs to start going out...

By Bang Showbiz on 23 May 2020

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