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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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Kanye West Is 'set To Release New Music'

Kanye West is seemingly set to release new music.The chart-topping rap star could release new material from his upcoming album before the end of the month, according to Arthur Jafa, who has recently been working with Kanye on a music...

By Bang Showbiz on 23 May 2020

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Dua Lipa Turns To Cartoon Drawing Amid Lockdown

Dua Lipa has taken up cartoon drawing as a hobby whilst in lockdown.The 24-year-old singer has revealed she's turned to art as a means of passing the time amid the coronavirus lockdown, having already ''watched every TV show on this...

By Bang Showbiz on 23 May 2020

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Lewis Capaldi: My Hair Is Brown - Not Ginger

Lewis Capaldi insists he has brown hair - not ginger.The 23-year-old singer has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the last couple of years, but Lewis has also found that fame has its downside, with the star now having to constantly...

By Bang Showbiz on 23 May 2020

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Niall Horan: There's Nothing Planned For 1D Reunion

Niall Horan says there are zero plans for One Direction to mark their 10th anniversary in July.Despite Liam Payne - who completes the lineup with Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - revealing that the 'History' hitmakers held talks to discuss...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 May 2020

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James Arthur Working On 'surprise' With Nicole Scherzinger

James Arthur has teased he's working on a special ''surprise'' with his former 'X Factor' mentor Nicole Scherzinger. The 'Say You Won't Let Go' hitmaker, 32, has revealed he's been in regular contact with the 41-year-old Pussycat Dolls singer ever...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 May 2020

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Matt Healy Admits He's Only Just Grown Out Of Adolescence Aged 31

Matt Healy says he's finally ''put the bow on [his] adolescence'' at the age of 31.The 1975 frontman has admitted the band's latest record, 'Notes On A Conditional Form', marks the end of a chapter in his life as he...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 May 2020

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Ellie Goulding Drops New Song Power About Dating In The 21st Century

Ellie Goulding has released new single 'Power'.Following trap-pop number 'Worry About Me', featuring blackbear, Ellie has given fans another taste of what to expect from her upcoming fourth studio album.The synth-pop track deals with how ''21st Century relationships'' can be...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 May 2020

Mariah Carey's Glitter Soundtrack LP Hits Spotify

Mariah Carey's 'Glitter' soundtrack album has arrived on Spotify.The 50-year-old superstar portrayed the singer Billie Frank in the 2001 film and the album finally reached number one in the iTunes chart, 17 years after the musical movie's release in 2018,...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 May 2020

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Paloma Faith Completes Album In Lockdown

Paloma Faith has finished her album in lockdown and plans to release it this year.The 'Mistakes' singer has revealed she learnt how to do production amid the coronavirus pandemic whilst being at home with her partner, Leyman Lahcine, and their...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 May 2020

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AJ Tracey Announces Surprise New EP Secure The Bag 2

AJ Tracey is returning to his roots on upcoming EP 'Secure The Bag 2'.The 'Ladbroke Grove' hitmaker is releasing a sequel to 2017's 'Secure The Bag!', which featured the likes of Craig David and Denzel Curry, and admitted he ''doesn't...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 May 2020

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Groove Armada Snubbed By Carol Vorderman For Music Video Cameo

Groove Armada have claimed Carol Vorderman turned down the chance to be in their music video for 'Get Out On The Dancefloor'.The fun promo for the 'I See You Baby' duo's uplifting comeback single - their first mainstream release since...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 May 2020

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Lady Gaga And Ariana Grande Release Rain On Me

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande have released their collaboration 'Rain On Me'.The new track is Gaga's official second single from her upcoming album 'Chromatica', following on from her first song 'Stupid Love' and the star says it is ''a metaphor...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 May 2020

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Carly Rae Jepsen Surprises Fans With Dedicated Companion Album

Carly Rae Jepsen has surprised fans by releasing a new album. The 34-year-old singer has dropped 'Dedicated Side B', a companion record following the release of her 2019 album 'Dedicated'. Confirming the news on Twitter, Carly wrote: ''So, yes there...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 May 2020

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Alice Cooper Hails Metallica For Being A 'threat' And Having Hits

Alice Cooper has hailed Metallica for paving the way for angry metal bands.The 'Poison' rocker has heaped praise on the Grammy-winning metal legends - comprising of James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich - for being the poster...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 May 2020

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Sammy Hagar Foresees A Van Halen Reunion

Sammy Hagar says he can ''foresee'' a Van Halen reunion happening.The 'Jump' rockers haven't toured since 2015, but the band's former lead vocalist - who replaced frontman David Lee Roth in 1985, left in 1996, before returning for a two-year...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 May 2020

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Carly Rae Jepsen Hints At Dedicated Companion LP

Carly Rae Jepsen has hinted she could be set to release a companion album to her last record 'Dedicated'.The 34-year-old singer took to Twitter to post a cartoon-like video of a smartphone with various tweets and messages from her fans...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 May 2020

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The 1975 Launch 'digital Detox' Mindshower Space For Fans

The 1975 have launched a virtual experience for fans called 'Mindshower' - where they can go for a ''digital detox''.Matty Healy and co have come up with the original concept using an AI-powered website, which offers their fans the chance...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 May 2020

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Lana Del Rey Hits Out At Being Accused Of 'glamorising Abuse' In Explosive Rant

Lana Del Rey has hit out at the ''female writers and alt-pop stars'' who have accused her of ''glamorising abuse''.The 'Born to Die' hitmaker posted an explosive statement on Instagram, in which she confirmed her new album will be released...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 May 2020

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Lady Gaga Channels 'extremely Painful' Moments Into Chromatica

Lady Gaga channels her ''extremely painful'' past and heartbreak into her upcoming album 'Chromatica'.The 'Stupid Love' hitmaker has opened up about how her aim with the record was to be able to help others going through their own painful experiences....

By Bang Showbiz on 21 May 2020

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The BET Awards 2020 Will Go Ahead Virtually On June 28

The 2020 BET Awards will go ahead virtually on June 28.The organisers have announced that they are still going to host the ceremony - which celebrates the best in black culture - on the same date and will be ''using...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 May 2020

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Dizzee Rascal Asks Noel Gallagher To Feature On His Song

Dizzee Rascal has asked Noel Gallagher to lay down a hook on one of his tracks.The 'Bonkers' hitmaker has always gone to the former Oasis guitarist for advice over the years, and he's reached out to ask the 'Some Might...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 May 2020

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The Weeknd Reschedules After Hours Tour For 2021

The Weeknd has rescheduled his tour for 2021. The 'Blinding Lights' hitmaker was due to kick off his 'The After Hours Tour' next month, but he has now pushed the event back a whole 12 months due to the coronavirus...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 May 2020

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Charli XCX Avoided Lockdown Breakdown With Music

Charli XCX thinks she would have had a ''breakdown'' without her new album.The 27-year-old singer has spent her time in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic writing and recording 'How I'm Feeling Now' and explained how she'd always planned to...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 May 2020

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Bananarama To Release Memoir

Bananarama are set to release a memoir detailing the ''highs and lows of fame''.The 'Venus' hitmakers - currently comprised of Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward - will launch their book, titled 'Really Saying Something', on October 29, and have described...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 May 2020

David Ellefson To Record Megadeth Album In Nashville This Week

David Ellefson is heading to Nashville this week to start recording Megadeth's new album.The thrash metal band's bassist recently revealed they were planning to head to Tennessee once it's ''healthy'' to and everyone is out of self-isolation to complete their...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 May 2020

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Jessie Ware, Olly Alexander And More To Take Part In Google's Nest Sessions

Jessie Ware, Olly Alexander and Celeste are set to take part in Google's Nest Sessions.The popular musicians will be interviewed by Laura Whitmore this Bank Holiday weekend (May 23 to May 25) to talk about how they've been spending their...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 May 2020

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Doja Cat To Jump On Remix Of The Weeknd's In Your Eyes

Doja Cat looks set to jump on a remix of The Weeknd's hit 'In Your Eyes'.The 'Say So' rapper and the 'Blinding Lights' hitmaker have been teasing fans on social media about joining forces.First of all, Doja created a Twitter...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 May 2020

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Matty Healy's Had A 'couple Of Relapses' Since Beating His Heroin Addiction

Matty Healy has had ''a couple of relapses'' since his stint in rehab in 2017 for a heroin addiction. The 1975 frontman - who had kicked his drug habit with the help of equine (horse) therapy at a facility in...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 May 2020

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George Ezra 'can't Comprehend' Festivals Returning

George Ezra ''can't comprehend'' how festivals will happen in the future.The 'Budapest' hitmaker has admitted it's hard to imagine how music extravaganzas likes of Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds will go ahead, as he predicts that social-distancing measures will need...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 May 2020

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