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Celine Dion Delays European Leg Of Courage World Tour Until 2023

Celine Dion has been forced to postpone her 'Courage World Tour' until 2023.The 'I Drove All Night' hitmaker dealt a blow to fans as she announced that the European leg of her jaunt won't go ahead as planned this summer...

By Bang Showbiz on 07 May 2021

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Fraser T Smith Tips Stormzy For James Bond Theme

Fraser T Smith has tipped Stormzy to record the next James Bond theme.The studio wizard produced the Grime megastar's acclaimed 2017 album 'Gang Signs and Prayer' and believes it is the time for a rap star to land the gig.Appearing...

By Bang Showbiz on 07 May 2021

Chris Martin: I'm Trying Not To Rely On Playing Shows To Make Me Happy

Chris Martin is "trying not to rely" on performing live to make him happy.The Coldplay frontman has played coy on when fans can expect the band to hit the road again, after deciding not to tour their 2019 record 'Everyday...

By Bang Showbiz on 07 May 2021

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Six Strands Of Kurt Cobain's Hair Go Under The Hammer

Six strands of Kurt Cobain's hair are being sold at auction.The late Nirvana legend's blonde tresses are up for sale online at the Amazing Music Auction on Iconic Auctions' site.The hair is said to have been kept since the Grunge...

By Bang Showbiz on 07 May 2021

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UB40's Jimmy Brown Claims MI5 Bugged The Band's Phones

UB40's drummer Jimmy Brown has claimed MI5 bugged their phones and traced their every move.The 63-year-old sticksman - who is known to be outspoken about social and political matters - has recalled a period in the 1980s when the security...

By Bang Showbiz on 07 May 2021

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Album Of The Week: The 20th Anniversary Of 'Asleep In The Back' By Elbow

There have been plenty of bands who've had a Mercury Prize nomination for their debut album; Elastica, Leftfield, Oasis, Tricky, Coldplay, The Streets, Editors, Bat For Lashes and Laura Marling etc were all nominated but didn't win. Portishead, Talvin Singh,...

By Andrew Lockwood on 07 May 2021

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Coldplay Launch New Song Higher Power Into The World From Space

Coldplay premiered their new single, 'Higher Power', in Space.Chris Martin and co enlisted the help of French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet to launch their new song into the world from the International Space Station on Thursday night (06.05.21).The band members...

By Bang Showbiz on 07 May 2021

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Justin Bieber's Justice World Tour Rescheduled For 2022

Justin Bieber has officially rescheduled his 'Justice World Tour' for 2022.The 'Peaches' hitmaker was due to embark on a world tour in the summer of 2020, but he was forced to delay the jaunt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.A set...

By Bang Showbiz on 07 May 2021

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International No Diet Day: The Body Positivity Songs We All Need To Hear [Playlist]

It's true that the COVID-19 pandemic has not been kind to our bodies; many of us have found ourselves eating our way out of our slim-fitting clothes and if the prospect of a new diet seems daunting you are not...

By Holly Mosley on 06 May 2021

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Gary Barlow Lands All-star BBC Music Show I'm With The Band

Gary Barlow has landed a new BBC One music show, 'I’m With The Band'.The starry entertainment programme - which is co-produced by the Take That frontman and  Penny Lane Entertainment - will see him "bring together a supergroup of artists...

By Bang Showbiz on 06 May 2021

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Rag'n'Bone Man Opens Up On 'reclusive' Period In His Life And The Importance Of Showing Feelings

Rag'n'Bone Man says it was vital to be open about a "reclusive" period in his life.The 'Giant' hitmaker has recalled a time when he was using drugs and alcohol, heavily, and all the ideas he had sounded like "the ramblings...

By Bang Showbiz on 06 May 2021

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Jack Savoretti's Upcoming Album 'wouldn't Exist' Without Nile Rodgers

Jack Savoretti says his upcoming record, 'Europiana',"wouldn't exist without Nile Rodgers".The 'What More Can I Do?' singer has unveiled his seventh studio album and released the new single, 'Who's Hurting Who', featuring the disco legend himself.Jack said: “Nile brings groove,...

By Bang Showbiz on 06 May 2021

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OneRepublic Share New Single And Music Video For Run

OneRepublic have shared their new single and promo for 'Run'.Ryan Tedder and co have given fans another taster of their upcoming follow-up to 2016's 'Oh My My'.The promo sees the frontman portray a movie star running between different sets.The pop...

By Bang Showbiz on 06 May 2021

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Raye Teases Potential Collaborations With Lewis Capaldi, Tom Walker And Rag'n'Bone Man

Raye has teased potential collaborations with Lewis Capaldi, Tom Walker and Rag’n’Bone Man.The BRIT-nominated star - who is contention for British Single with Mastercard at next week's BRIT Awards for her Regard hit 'Secrets' - has been penning tunes with...

By Bang Showbiz on 06 May 2021

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The Coral Took Noel Gallagher's Advice For New Album

The Coral took Noel Gallagher's advice to release 'Coral Island' as a double album.The straight-talking ex-Oasis rocker told his pals in the 'In The Morning' group that they shouldn't worry about how their music will do on streaming service Spotify,...

By Bang Showbiz on 06 May 2021

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Blossoms Confirm Fourth Album Is Complete

Blossoms have finished work on their "real special" fourth studio album.The 'There's a Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls)' group - who performed at the first non-socially distanced COVID-19 pilot gig in over a year at Sefton Park in...

By Bang Showbiz on 06 May 2021

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Sir Paul McCartney Honoured With Royal Mail Stamp Collection

Sir Paul McCartney is being honoured with a collection of stamps by Royal Mail.The 78-year-old music icon's solo career will be celebrated with a set of 12 postage stamps featuring photographs from the making of his 1970 solo LP 'McCartney'...

By Bang Showbiz on 06 May 2021

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Nine Inspiring Billie Eilish Quotes From That Vogue Cover

If her new blonde locks weren't enough to get everyone talking about Billie Eilish again then her exquisite lingerie photo shoot for June 2021's edition of Vogue certainly is. It might be a shock to a lot of people given that she has...

By Holly Mosley on 05 May 2021

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The Stranglers Honour Late Bandmate Dave Greenfield On New Album Dark Matters

The Stranglers pay tribute to late keyboard player Dave Greenfield on their new album, 'Dark Matters'.The musician tragically passed away after testing positive for coronavirus following a stay in hospital for heart problems last May.And surviving members, JJ Burnel and...

By Bang Showbiz on 05 May 2021

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J. Cole Announces Long-awaited Sixth Studio Album The Off-Season

J. Cole has announced the release date for his "years-in-the-making" album, 'The Off-Season'. The 36-year-old chart-topper surprised his fans this week by confirming the hotly-awaited record will arrive on May 14.Cole teased his first project since 2018's 'KOD' by posting...

By Bang Showbiz on 05 May 2021

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Maisie Peters And James Bay Drop Moving Trying Soundtrack Funeral

Maisie Peters and James Bay have released the track 'Funeral'.The 20-year-old pop singer and the 'Hold Back The River' hitmaker have joined forces on the moving ballad from the soundtrack to Apple TV+ Original's 'Trying: Season 2'.The full soundtrack saw...

By Bang Showbiz on 05 May 2021

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Bruce Springsteen To Receive 2021 Woody Guthrie Prize

Bruce Springsteen is set to be honoured with the Woody Guthrie prize.The Boss has been announced as the recipient of the prestigious accolade setup in memory of the late American folk legend to "recognise artists across media who have used...

By Bang Showbiz on 05 May 2021

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The Weeknd To Perform For 2021 BRIT Awards

The Weeknd is reportedly set to perform at the 2021 BRIT Awards.The US megastar - who is up for International Male Solo Artist - ​is reportedly filming a special performance remotely to air during the televised awards ceremony on May...

By Bang Showbiz on 05 May 2021

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Bono And The Edge Team Up With Martin Garrix For Euros 'anthem'

U2's Bono and The Edge have teamed up with Martin Garrix on the official UEFA Euro 2020 song.The unlikely collaboration has reportedly been in the works for months, with the Dutch DJ having written the music for 'We Are The...

By Bang Showbiz on 05 May 2021

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Former Coronation Street Star Shayne Ward Making Music Return

Former 'Coronation Street' actor Shayne Ward is making a return to music.The 36-year-old star first found fame by winning Simon Cowell's talent show 'The X Factor' in 2005 and after moving into acting he is now returning to his first...

By Bang Showbiz on 04 May 2021

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Noel Gallagher Announced As 2021 Official Record Store Day Ambassador

Noel Gallagher has been announced as the 2021 Official Record Store Day ambassador.The former Oasis star and vinyl lover has vowed to help "keep the flame burning" for local record shops - which were part of his "DNA" growing up.He...

By Bang Showbiz on 04 May 2021

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George Michael's Careless Whisper Voted Most-loved Song

George Michael's 'Careless Whisper' has been named the best loved song of all time.The late Wham! star's 1984 classic - which was penned by band members Michael and Andrew Ridgeley - has topped Smooth radio's All Time Top 500 for...

By Bang Showbiz on 04 May 2021

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Liam Gallagher Claims Smoking Marijuana While Listening To Pink Floyd 'opened His Mind'

Liam Gallagher says smoking marijuana while listening to Pink Floyd allowed his "mind to open".The former Oasis frontman has revealed getting stoned and listening to the prog rock legends' psychedelic classic 'Comfortably Numb' in total darkness as a teenager was...

By Bang Showbiz on 04 May 2021

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Olivia Rodrigo Named MTV's Push Artist For May

Olivia Rodrigo has been named MTV's Push artist for May.The 'Driver's License' hitmaker has opened up about her songwriting success after claiming the title for this month.The 18-year-old pop phenomenon revealed that she actually finds it helpful to force herself...

By Bang Showbiz on 04 May 2021

Coldplay To Open The 2021 BRITs With A Performance On The River Thames

Coldplay will open the 2021 BRIT Awards with Mastercard.Chris Martin and co will appear from a pontoon on the River Thames near to The O2 arena, when the awards show returns on May 11.The UK exclusive television performance is the...

By Bang Showbiz on 04 May 2021

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Kid Rock And Grand Funk Railroad To Perform In Soaring Eagle Casino

What do you get if you cross Run-DMC, Lynyrd Skynyrd and AC/DC? According to Pitchfork magazine, the answer is Kid Rock. Romeo Michigan’s favorite son is not such a kid anymore, having turned 50 earlier this year. In fact, he’s more a founding...

By Lenny Barksdale on 04 May 2021

Red Hot Chili Peppers To Sell Entire Music Catalogue For In Excess Of $140m

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will reportedly sell their entire back catalogue for $140 million upwards.According to Billboard, Anthony Kiedis and co are closing in on the biggest deal yet between Hipgnosis Songs Fund and an artist.The investment company -...

By Bang Showbiz on 04 May 2021

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Gary Barlow: It's A Good Sign That Take That Has Lasted This Long

Gary Barlow thinks it's a "good sign" Take That have "lasted this long".The 'Shine' hitmaker - who currently appears in the group alongside Howard Donald and Mark Owen - feels "lucky" to be surrounded by such a "happy group of...

By Bang Showbiz on 04 May 2021

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Upcoming Releases: Check Out The Top 5 New Albums That We Can't Wait To Hear In May

As 'normal life' seems to be a few steps closer, as the first experimental music events take place, and as everyone gears up for a summer of festivals and fun, we take a look ahead at the new releases due...

By Andrew Lockwood on 03 May 2021

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Placebo's First Album In Almost A Decade Is Finished

Placebo have finished their eighth studio album.The 'Every You Every Me' hitmakers - comprising Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal - have told fans their first record in almost a decade, a follow-up to 2013's 'Loud Like Love', is done and...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 May 2021

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The Offspring's Timely Album

The Offspring believe the “time is right” for them to release a new album.The ‘Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)’ hitmakers have addressed social issues in their 10th LP, ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’, and though some situations feel “very...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 May 2021

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Nile Rodgers Has 11 Televisions Switched On 247 At Home To Help His Creativity

Nile Rodgers has 11 televisions switched on "24 hours a day" at his home to create white noise.The Chic legend has revealed he needs a "distraction" when he is writing songs and he wouldn't be able to "function" without having...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 May 2021

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Billie Eilish Screams On 'angry' Second Album Happier Than Ever

Billie Eilish found it "very satisfying" screaming on a track on her upcoming album.The 'Your Power' singer channelled a lot of "anger and "frustration" into the songs on her hotly-anticipated follow-up to her acclaimed 2019 debut record 'When We All...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 May 2021

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Little Mix's Success Is Down To Equality

Little Mix says their success is down to their "equal" status.The girl group - which currently comprises of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, with Jesy Nelson previously featuring as part of the band before her exit last year...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 May 2021

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The Ghibertins Talk To Us About Work On A New Concept Album, Their Dream Of Working With Justin Vernon And Always Trying To Be Empathetic [EXCLUSIVE]

Having just released their first music for more than two years, The Ghibertins are set fair to embark on the next stage of their musical career. The Ghibertins released their promising, well received, debut album back in late 2017 but...

By Andrew Lockwood on 02 May 2021

April 2021 Favourites: We Found 'Californian Soil' To Be Sublime, 'Introvert' Extraordinary And 'Fight For You' A Fitting Oscar Winner

April 2021 may have been one of the coldest in 60 years, but there were still enough hot releases to warm our hearts and fuel our fires. Taylor Swift released the first of six albums that she is set to...

By Andrew Lockwood on 02 May 2021

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Travis Scott's Astroworld To Return In November

Travis Scott's Astroworld music festival is set to return in November.The event will be staged in NRG Park in Houston, Texas, over two days, on November 5 and 6, and organisers have confirmed it will centre on a theme of,...

By Bang Showbiz on 02 May 2021

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Gary Numan: I'm Ridiculously Optimistic

Gary Numan thinks he's "ridiculously optimistic".The 63-year-old music star believes he's generally inclined to take an optimistic approach to life, even though he knows the world is a "really dangerous place".He explained: "I tend to be ridiculously optimistic. If you...

By Bang Showbiz on 02 May 2021

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Ringo Starr Says Come Together Is His Favourite Beatles Track

Ringo Starr thinks 'Come Together' "worked perfectly" for The Beatles.The 80-year-old musician - who starred in the legendary group alongside John Lennon, George Harrison and Sir Paul McCartney - has revealed that the 1969 hit is his all-time favourite song...

By Bang Showbiz on 02 May 2021

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St. Vincent Remembers Being 'out Of Her Mind' On Tour

St. Vincent’s touring schedule sent her “out of [her] mind”.The 38-year-old musician – whose real name is Annie Clark – recalled how the multiple live shows she played in support of her eponymous 2014 album grew increasingly “outlandish” and she...

By Bang Showbiz on 02 May 2021

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Why Madonna Will Always Be An Icon Of Time

Madonna is one of the few artists that has not only been around for decades now, but has stayed relevant and at the top of her game throughout.She has made tons of number 1 tracks, been the voice of a...

By Lenny Barksdale on 02 May 2021

Nick Jonas To Host 2021 Billboard Awards

Nick Jonas will host the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.The 28-year-old singer and actor has been lined up as MC of the show, which will take place on May 23rd in Los Angeles.Billboard shared the news on Twitter, posting a video...

By Bang Showbiz on 01 May 2021

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Moby: Classical Music Is Ingrained In Me

Moby thinks classical music was "ingrained" in him from an early age.The 55-year-old star has revealed he was surrounded by lots of classical musical influences during his childhood and even though he's made his name in a different genre, his...

By Bang Showbiz on 01 May 2021

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Coldplay's Ambition

Coldplay want to make music that "resonates with everyone".The band will release their ninth album 'Music Of The Spheres' later this year and Parlophone's Nick Burgess said the group are still as ambitious as they were when they first started...

By Bang Showbiz on 01 May 2021

Olly Alexander Reveals Mikey Goldsworthy Will Ne Touring With Years And Years

Olly Alexander has confirmed that Mikey Goldsworthy is staying in Years & Years as a touring member of the band.The pop trio - which originally formed in 2010 – became a solo project for Olly when, in March, it was...

By Bang Showbiz on 01 May 2021

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BRIT Award Nominations 2021: A triumph for diversity with the likes of Arlo Parks, Celeste and Young T & Bugsey

BRIT Award Nominations 2021: A triumph for diversity with the likes of Arlo Parks, Celeste and Young T & Bugsey

One of the most diverse line-ups we've seen for a major awards show in a while.

The Offspring - Let The Bad Times Roll Video

The Offspring - Let The Bad Times Roll Video

Ahead of the release of their tenth studio album 'Let The Bad Times Roll', The Offspring unveil an extremely trippy (if appropriate) video for the...

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The Best of Elton John: A birthday playlist for the Piano Man himself

The Best of Elton John: A birthday playlist for the Piano Man himself

Elton John's ten best songs on his 74th birthday.

Dua Lipa - Levitating ft. DaBaby / Don't Start Now (Live at the GRAMMYs 2021) Video

Dua Lipa - Levitating ft. DaBaby / Don't Start Now (Live at the GRAMMYs 2021) Video

During a socially distanced 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples Centre in downtown LA, Dua Lipa not only lifted an award for Best Pop...

Harry Gardner talks to us about running around in the school playground, collaborating with Finneas and playing the O2 [EXCLUSIVE]

Harry Gardner talks to us about running around in the school playground, collaborating with Finneas and playing the O2 [EXCLUSIVE]

Harry's latest single, Oblivious, is a follow up to his January release, Invisible Man, and both represent something of a return to music for Gardner...

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