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Two Rare Handwritten Beatles Setlists Set To Go Under The Hammer

Two rare handwritten setlists by The Beatles are expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000 at auction.The memorabilia is set to go under the hammer at Bonhams auction house on October 28.The first songs list is from 1960 and was...

By Bang Showbiz on 05 August 2021

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Duran Duran Share Uplifting Track MORE JOY!

Duran Duran have released their new single, ‘MORE JOY!’.Simon Le Bon and co's latest cut from their upcoming 15th studio album, 'FUTURE PAST', features the all-girl Japanese punk band CHAI.The song was born out of a jamming session with Blur's...

By Bang Showbiz on 05 August 2021

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Finneas Announces Debut Album

Finneas has announced his debut album, 'Optimist'.The 24-year-old producer and songwriter has shared the lead single, ‘A Concert Six Months From Now’, and confirmed his first full-length release will arrive on October 15.Billie Eilish's brother and collaborator tweeted alongside the...

By Bang Showbiz on 05 August 2021

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Charlie Watts To Sit Out Rolling Stones' US Tour After Undergoing Operation

Charlie Watts has pulled out of the Rolling Stones' upcoming US tour after undergoing surgery.The 80-year-old drummer's operation was “completely successful” but he's "accepted" that it will take him "a while" to get back on his feet, and so he...

By Bang Showbiz on 05 August 2021

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Petula Clark: I Sang On Give Peace A Chance By Accident

Petula Clark sang on 'Give Peace a Chance' by accident.The 'Downtown' singer has explained she was going through a difficult time while on tour in Montreal during 1969, and decided to visit John Lennon after discovering that the Beatle was...

By Bang Showbiz on 04 August 2021

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Alan McGee: Drugs Got In The Way Of Libertines Being Global Megastars

Alan McGee says the "completely out of control" Libertines could have been global megastars if it wasn't for drugs.The 60-year-old music mogul and Creation Records co-founder is known for managing some of the most notorious rock bands of all time,...

By Bang Showbiz on 04 August 2021

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Goldie: Humans Are Aliens

Goldie has suggested humans are descendants of aliens. The British drum and bass legend, 55, has shared his theory that our ancestors lived on Mars long before Earth became inhabited.The 'Timeless' star is quoted by the Daily Star newspaper as...

By Bang Showbiz on 04 August 2021

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Dolly Parton's Nephew Releases Rap Remix Of 9 To 5

Dolly Parton's nephew Sabyn has released a rap version of '9 to 5'.The 40-year-old rapper has revealed his famous aunt gave her seal of approval of his interpretation of the '80s classic, despite the pair not being "close".He told People:...

By Bang Showbiz on 04 August 2021

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Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Unveil Second Duets Album Love For Sale

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have unveiled their second duets album, 'Love For Sale'.The upcoming LP - which follows their 2014 album ‘Cheek to Cheek’ - was recorded after the 95-year-old jazz legend was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.Released on October...

By Bang Showbiz on 04 August 2021

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Pete Parada Dropped From The Offspring Over Vaccine Refusal

Pete Parada says he has been dropped from The Offspring for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine.Pete, 48, shared a lengthy statement on social media, where he claimed his doctor advised him against getting the vaccine, and as a result, he has...

By Bang Showbiz on 04 August 2021

Ariana Grande To Earn More Than '$20m' For Virtual Fortnite Concert

Ariana Grande will reportedly rake in more than $20 million (£14.4 million) for her virtual in-game concert on 'Fortnite'.The 'Thank U, Next' hitmaker will be performing songs as part of the 'Rift Tour', which kicks off on Friday (06.08.21).A trailer...

By Bang Showbiz on 04 August 2021

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The Weeknd Goes Disco: New Track Take My Breath Out This Week

The Weeknd is set to release his new single, 'Take My Breath', on Friday (06.08.21).After teasing fans about his new era starting imminently and sharing a snippet of the track on social media, Abel Tesfaye has confirmed the release date...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 August 2021

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Frank Ocean To Headline Coachella 2023

Frank Ocean will headline Coachella in 2023.The 33-year-old singer - who hasn't played live since 2017 - was due to perform at the 2020 edition of the festival along with Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott, but unfortunately, the...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 August 2021

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The Killers' Pressure Machine LP Features Phoebe Bridgers

The Killers have a song with Phoebe Bridgers on 'Pressure Machine'.Brandon Flowers and co have unveiled the track-listing for their follow-up to 2020's 'Imploding the Mirage', which is out on August 13, and it features the 26-year-old singer-songwriter on the...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 August 2021

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Johnny Marr Signs New Album Deal With BMG

Johnny Marr has inked a new global album deal with BMG.The former Smiths rocker is thrilled to be continuing his long-standing relationship with the record label and is excited about the "new chapter" in his solo career.He said: "I'm very...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 August 2021

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Jesy Nelson 'set To Release Debut Solo Single'

Jesy Nelson is reportedly set to release her debut solo single next month.The former Little Mix star - who quit the chart-topping girl group in December after almost a decade and stated being part of the band had "really taken...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 August 2021

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Skepta Admits That's A Rap As He Focuses On Producing Music

Skepta has "no unreleased music" and wants to concentrate on producing instead of rapping. The 38-year-old star is keen to focus on his work behind the microphone, because he feels rapping is "a waste of talent", and he would love...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 August 2021

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Lizzo Announces New Single Rumors

Lizzo says a "new era" is on the way as she confirmed the release of her hotly anticipated new single.The 'Juice' hitmaker has announced a new track of hers, 'Rumors', will be available on August 13, in what she has...

By Bang Showbiz on 02 August 2021

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Upcoming Led Zeppelin Documentary Confirmed

A previously teased Led Zeppelin documentary has wrapped filming. 'Becoming Led Zeppelin' is the upcoming feature film by director Bernard MacMahon, which documents the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ rockers' "meteoric rise to stardom".The filmmaker said in a press release: “'Becoming Led...

By Bang Showbiz on 02 August 2021

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Bryan Adams Album Delayed Due To Record Label Change

Bryan Adams says his new album has been delayed because he switched record labels.The 'Run to You' rocker recently signed to BMG, which caused a minor setback in his release schedule, but over the weekend he told fans they can...

By Bang Showbiz on 02 August 2021

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Happy Mondays Star Bez Feared For His Life Amid COVID-19 Battle

Happy Mondays star Bez thought he was going to die amid his battle with COVID-19.The 56-year-old dancer felt like he had suffered a heart attack when he fell poorly with coronavirus last year, and he has admitted he didn't think...

By Bang Showbiz on 02 August 2021

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Is New Music On The Way? Lizzo Teases Big Announcement

Lizzo is seemingly making an announcement regarding new music today (02.08.21).After revealing she was in the studio with Mark Ronson working on her fourth studio album last week, the 'Truth Hurts' hitmaker has hinted fans might not have too much...

By Bang Showbiz on 02 August 2021

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The Weeknd Shares Snippet Of New Song

The Weeknd has shared a snippet of a new dance track on social media.The 'Save Your Tears' hitmaker has been teasing fans that a new era is on the way after retiring his red suit-wearing 'After Hours' alter ego for...

By Bang Showbiz on 02 August 2021

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Ariana Grande To Headline Virtual Fortnite Concert

Ariana Grande is set to headline a virtual in-game concert on 'Fortnite'.The 'Thank U, Next' hitmaker will be performing songs as part of the 'Rift Tour', which kicks off on Friday (06.08.21).A trailer just dropped showing off her skin, which...

By Bang Showbiz on 02 August 2021

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Kanye West Announces Another Donda Listening Party

Kanye West has announced that he is holding another listening event for his new album 'Donda'.The 44-year-old rapper will give fans the chance to hear his latest record at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on August 5, the day before...

By Bang Showbiz on 01 August 2021

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Jack Antonoff Won't Work With Artists He Doesn't Know

Jack Antonoff won't collaborate with artists he doesn't know.The Bleachers star doesn't keep a wish list of artists he'd like to work with because he has to get to know a person and their artistic goal first before he'll consider...

By Bang Showbiz on 01 August 2021

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ZZ Top Pay Dusty Hill Tribute In First Performance Since His Passing

ZZ Top have paid tribute to bassist Dusty Hill as they played their first concert since his passing.The musician sadly passed away at the age of 72 earlier this week and was acknowledged by guitarist Billy Gibbons as the 'Sharp...

By Bang Showbiz on 01 August 2021

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Kat Von D Had Piano Instead Of Video Game

Kat Von D approached playing the piano like a video game.The 39-year-old star was “really poor” growing up and didn’t have a lot of toys to play with, so passed the time learning ambitious pieces of music and “felt so...

By Bang Showbiz on 01 August 2021

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Sir Elton John Postpones German Shows

Sir Elton John has postponed the first two weeks of his farewell tour shows until 2023.The 'Rocketman' hitmaker has taken the decision to move some German dates of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour that were meant to take place...

By Bang Showbiz on 31 July 2021

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Joan Armatrading's Mandela Tribute Song Came To Her In A Dream

Joan Armatrading has revealed her song 'The Messenger' came to her in a dream.The 70-year-old music legend - whose recently released 22nd studio album, 'Consequences', reached the top 10 in the UK - penned the 2011 track as a tribute...

By Bang Showbiz on 31 July 2021

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Tom Speight Offers Queen Elizabeth Free Entry To Next London Gig

Tom Speight has offered Queen Elizabeth a spot on the guestlist at his next London gig.The ‘Everything’s Waiting For You’ singer recently performed in the gardens of Buckingham Palace as part of his current intimate tour of lucky fans’ homes...

By Bang Showbiz on 31 July 2021

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Ed Sheeran's New Album Will 'surprise And Comfort' People

Ed Sheeran's new album will both "surprise and comfort" people.The 'Bad Habits' hitmaker recently returned to music after a hiatus and his manager Stuart Camp has vowed that his new collection of tracks will be "sonically adventurous".Speaking about the LP,...

By Bang Showbiz on 31 July 2021

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Little Mix Make History As Only Girl Group To Rack Up 100 Weeks In Officials Singles Chart Top 10

Little Mix have made history as the first girl band to rack up 100 weeks in the Officials Singles Chart top 10.The ‘Confetti’ hitmaker – comprised of Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall, and Perrie Edwards – set another historic record with...

By Bang Showbiz on 30 July 2021

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Brian May Re-releases Solo Cut Too Much Love Will Kill You

Brian May has re-released his haunting solo cut 'Too Much Love Will Kill You' with a remastered music video.Taken from the Queen guitarist's 1992 solo album, 'Back to the Light', the song was penned during a dark period for the...

By Bang Showbiz on 30 July 2021

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Happy Mondays' Bez Makes Vocal Debut On Trippy Doorly Track

Happy Mondays' Bez has made his vocal debut on ‘Flying Bus’, his collaboration with house producer and DJ Doorly.The 56-year-old dancer is best known for shaking his maracas on stage alongside Shaun Ryder and co, but his instantly-recognisable Bolton accent...

By Bang Showbiz on 30 July 2021

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Prince Was In 'such Good Spirits' Making Welcome 2 America

Prince was in "such good spirits" recording his lost album 'Welcome 2 America'.The 'Purple Rain' hitmaker's estate and Sony's Legacy Recordings have released the posthumous LP, which was recorded by the late music legend in 2010 and features previously unheard...

By Bang Showbiz on 30 July 2021

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Westlife To Play Intimate Belfast Gig For Radio 2 Live

Westlife are the final act confirmed for Radio 2 Live.The chart-topping boy band - comprising Shane Filan, Markus Feehily, Kian Egan, and Nicky Byrne - will play to a small room of fans on August 26 in Belfast, Northern Ireland,...

By Bang Showbiz on 30 July 2021

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'I Feel Like Crying': Billie Eilish Releases Happier Than Ever

Billie Eilish was on "on cloud nine" writing her second studio album, 'Happier Than Ever'.The 19-year-old megastar released the follow-up to 2019's critically-acclaimed 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' at midnight, and she has admitted she feels...

By Bang Showbiz on 30 July 2021

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Lorde Won't Explain Lyrics Anymore

Lorde doesn't feel the need to explain her lyrics now she's older.The 'Royals' hitmaker doesn't like to explain the meaning behind any of her music now, but she insists it's not because she wants it to be "left to interpretation"...

By Bang Showbiz on 30 July 2021

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Lil Nas X Album Leak Reveals Sam Smith And Miley Cyrus Features

Lil Nas X's album is rumoured to feature collaborations with Sam Smith and Miley Cyrus.The 'Old Town Road' hitmaker's upcoming debut LP, 'Montero', has fallen victim to a leak.Although the album is unfinished and the songs were labelled as demos,...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 July 2021

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Ozzy Osbourne Leads Tributes To ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill

Ozzy Osbourne and Paul Stanley have led tributes to late ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill.The ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’ hitmaker was forced to pull out of a number of shows across the US just weeks ago after suffering an injury...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 July 2021

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Barbra Streisand Always 'doubts' People Will Turn Up To Her Gigs

Barbra Streisand always "doubts" people will turn up to her shows.The 79-year-old icon has been performing to packed out crowds for almost six decades, but every time she books a concert, the 'Woman in Love' hitmaker worries tickets won't sell.The...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 July 2021

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Manic Street Preachers Confirmed For Radio 2 Live

Manic Street Preachers will play an intimate gig in Cardiff next month for Radio 2 Live.The Welsh rockers are the third act confirmed for the BBC radio station's concert series, with James Dean Bradfield and co set to play St....

By Bang Showbiz on 29 July 2021

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Lizzo And Mark Ronson Cook Up New Music

Lizzo and Mark Ronson are cooking up new music in the studio.The 'Juice' hitmaker and the 45-year-old studio wizard teased fans in a video on TikTok, in which they joked that they were not in the studio working on new...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 July 2021

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Soft Cell Unveil First Album In Two Decades, Happiness Not Included

Synth-pop pioneers Soft Cell have announced their first album in two decades, 'Happiness Not Included'.The 'Say Hello, Wave Goodbye' duo - comprising Marc Almond and Dave Ball - went their separate ways with one final gig at The O2 in...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 July 2021

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ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dies Aged 72

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill has died aged 72.The ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’ hitmaker was forced to pull out of a number of shows across the US just weeks ago after suffering an injury to his hip, and on Wednesday...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 July 2021

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Biffy Clyro Replace Queens Of The Stone Age As Reading And Leeds Headliners

Biffy Clyro have been announced as headliners for Reading & Leeds Festival.The 'Mountains' rockers - who performed at the dual site event for the first time in 2002 - have topped the bill twice in the past and will make...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 July 2021

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Lorde Eyes Up Harry Styles Collaboration

Lorde is eyeing up a collaboration with Harry Styles.The 'Green Light' hitmaker has revealed the artist at the top of her list to record a song with is the 27-year-old 'Watermelon Sugar' hitmaker.Taking part in Vogue’s 73 Questions video series,...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 July 2021

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Slipknot Lead Joey Jordison Tributes

Joey Jordison's Slipknot bandmates have led tributes to the late star.The 'Before I Forget' band's former drummer sadly passed away peacefully in his sleep aged 46 on Monday (26.07.21).In a statement, Joey’s family said: “Joey’s death has left us with...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 July 2021

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Steps To Play Manchester As Part Of Radio 2 Live

Steps have announced a concert in Manchester as part of Radio 2 Live.The '5, 6, 7, 8' hitmakers - comprising Claire Richards, Lee Latchford-Evans, Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer and Ian 'H' Watkins - were unveiled as the latest act confirmed...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 July 2021

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