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Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary Of The Eponymous Debut Album By Transplants

After Life Won't Wait, and in between Rancid 5 and Indestructible, Tim Armstrong somehow found time to form his new band - Transplants, and record their self-titled debut album. The Rancid singer-songwriter, formally of Operation Ivy, gave Transplants a signature...

By Andrew Lockwood on 22 October 2021

Coldplay Score Ninth Consecutive Official UK Albums Chart Number One With Music Of The Spheres

Coldplay have scored their ninth consecutive number one on the Official UK Albums Chart with their new record, ‘Music of the Spheres’.The ‘My Universe’ hitmakers have shot straight to number one with their ninth studio album, which was released on...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 October 2021

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Craig David Drops MNEK-featuring Who You Are, Announces New LP 22

Craig David has released his MNEK collaboration, 'Who You Are', and unveiled his new album, '22'.The Garage King and the 'Head & Heart' hitmaker teamed up with Digital Farm Animals - the electronic pig helmet-wearing producer-and-DJ - on the emotional-yet-uplifting...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 October 2021

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New Order To Live-stream London O2 Gig

New Order will live-stream their upcoming sold-out show at London's The O2 arena.Bernard Sumner and co will make their live debut at the 20,000-capacity venue on November 6, and they are inviting fans who were unable to get tickets to...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 October 2021


Duran Duran Up For Glastonbury If They Get The 'right Slot'

Duran Duran would play Glastonbury if they were offered the "right slot".The 80s' New Romantic icons - who have released their 15th studio album, 'Future Past', today (22.10.21) - would jump at the chance to play the Pyramid Stage at...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 October 2021

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ABBA Drop Voulez-Vous Outtake Just A Notion

ABBA have released the third new track, 'Just A Notion', from their upcoming comeback album, 'Voyage'.The Swedish pop icons - Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - have followed up 'I Still Have Faith In You' and...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 October 2021


Swedish House Mafia Drop The Weeknd Collab, Announce 2022 World Tour

Swedish House Mafia have released their The Weeknd collaboration, 'Moth To A Flame', and announced a 2022 world tour.The house music supergroup - comprising Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello - have followed up July's ‘It Gets Better' and 'Lifeline',...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 October 2021

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Franz Ferdinand Drummer Paul Thomson Quits Group After 20 Years

Franz Ferdinand's drummer Paul Thomson has departed the group after two decades.The 'Take Me Out' rockers - who formed in 2002 - have confirmed the 45-year-old sticksman has exited the Alex Kapranos-fronted band, and they admitted his decision came as...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 October 2021

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Ed Sheeran Announces Immersive Equals Listening Experience Pop-up

Ed Sheeran has announced the three-day immersive 'Equals Listening Experience'.The 30-year-old megastar is gearing up to release his most personal album to date, '=', on October 29, and to coincide with the release of his follow-up to 2017's '÷' and...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 October 2021

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PETA Calls On Coldplay To Only Serve Vegan Food On Upcoming World Tour

PETA have urged Coldplay to only serve Vegan food on their upcoming 'Music of the Spheres World Tour'.Chris Martin and co will embark on a global stadium tour in 2022 in support of their ninth studio album, which they promise...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 October 2021

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Dua Lipa And Lana Del Rey's Management To Source UK's Eurovision Entrant

Dua Lipa is "happy" to "lend" her manager to the United Kingdom's 2022 'Eurovision Song Contest' entrant.The BBC has partnered with TaP Music - who also manage the likes of Lana Del Rey and Ellie Goulding - to scout a...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 October 2021

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Did Coachella Just Confirm Swedish House Mafia For 2022?

Coachella seemingly confirmed Swedish House Mafia will play the 2022 iteration of the music festival.The world-famous event - which was meant to take place in April - and its sister festival Stagecoach was postponed this year, owing to the coronavirus...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 October 2021

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The KID LAROI Sets Sights On 'world Dominion'

The KID LAROI's goal in life is "world dominion".The 18-year-old star - who is tipped to be nominated for a Grammy at next year's ceremony, after two hit collaborations with Justin Bieber ('Stay') and Miley Cyrus ('Without You') - has...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 October 2021

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My Chemical Romance's Welcome The Black Parade Nearly Got Cut

My Chemical Romance's 'Welcome to the Black Parade' nearly didn't make 'The Black Parade'.The emo rock outfit's frontman Gerard Way has revealed the lead single, which ended up being the central track of the 2006 record, was originally titled 'The...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 October 2021

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Ariana Grande Had Bronchitis For Almost Half Of Her 2019 World Tour

Ariana Grande was sick with bronchitis for four months of her 'Sweetener World Tour'.The 'Thank U, Next' hitmaker embarked on the extensive global jaunt in 2019, and has now revealed she was suffering from a nasty bout of the condition...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 October 2021

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Young Thug Recorded Day Before With Mac Miller The Day Before He Died

Young Thug recorded 'Day Before' in the studio with Mac Miller the day before he died.The late rapper tragically passed away on September 7, 2018, of an accidental overdose aged 26, and his collaborator has admitted that while it was...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 October 2021

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Mike Posner Doesn't Feel It's Right To Share Unreleased Avicii Tracks

Mike Posner won't release his unfinished songs he started with Avicii. The 'I Took a Pill in Ibiza' hitmaker - who referenced the late EDM star on the 2015 hit - has admitted he didn't feel it was right to...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2021

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Dave Grohl Laughed Off 'bad Reviews' Of Foo Fighters' Bee Gees Covers Record

Dave Grohl laughed off "bad reviews" of Foo Fighters' Bee Gees covers record.The 'Everlong' group renamed themselves the Dee Gees and released renditions of the disco legends' classic hits, 'Night Fever', 'Tragedy', 'You Should Be Dancing' and' More Than a...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2021

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The Darkness Drop New Song About An Intimate Encounter With An Alien

The Darkness have released the new single, ‘It’s Love, Jim’, about an "intimate" encounter with an "extra-terrestrial goddess of otherworldly beauty."After Justin Hawkins and co crudely declared the "time has come" to "rock like Satan is eating your private parts...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2021

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Bastille Unveil Sci-fi Album, Give Me The Future, Release Single No Bad Days

Bastille have unveiled their new sci-fi-themed album, 'Give Me The Future', and released the new single, 'No Bad Days'.Dan Smith and co are set to provide fans with the ultimate escape on February 4, 2022, with the release of their...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2021


Eve: Hip-Hop Is Full Of Clones These Days

Eve says there are "a lot of clones" in hip-hop these days.The 'Let Me Blow Ya Mind' rapper was a major player in the late-90s and early-2000s hip-hop scene, and while she has insisted there are "some dope artists" out...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2021


Noel Gallagher Claims Oasis Split Was His Fault After Donating Liam's Pretty Green Clobber To Charity

Noel Gallagher has claimed it was "the beginning of the end" for Oasis when he donated his rival sibling Liam's Pretty Green clobber to a charity shop.The Britpop legends met their demise following a backstage bust-up between the feuding brothers...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2021

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The Weeknd And Swedish House Mafia To Release Collaboration This Week

The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia will release the track 'Moth To A Flame' this week.The 'Save Your Tears' hitmaker and the house music trio - comprising Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello - have shared a snippet of the...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2021

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Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello Hails Zack De La Rocha As 'punk Rock James Brown'

Tom Morello has described Zack de la Rocha as "the punk rock James Brown".The Rage Against The Machine guitarist has hailed his bandmate as "the greatest frontman of all time" as he paid tribute to the 'Killing In The Name'...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2021

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Are These The 10 Greatest Halloween Anthems Of All Time?

Halloween is the second greatest holiday for music (after good ol’ Christmas, of course) with an insane number of songs having been written about the spooky festival, monsters, witches and zombies. Only a few, however, have ever become ultimate Halloween...

By Holly Mosley on 19 October 2021

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Lewis Capaldi Wins Four Prizes At ASCAP London Music Awards

Lewis Capaldi won four prizes at the ASCAP London Music Awards 2021.The 25-year-old singer has been revealed as the big winner as the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) reveals this year's honourees, shining a light on "incredible...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2021

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Corey Taylor, Billy Idol And More Playing Sex Pistols And Lou Reed Albums For Charity

Corey Taylor, Billy Idol and more are joining a supergroup to play Sex Pistols and Lou Reed albums live for charity.Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and Billy Morrison - who is part of Idol's live band - have officially announced...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2021

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The Lathums And Jamie Webster Announce Intimate Hometown Gigs For Teenage Cancer Trust

The Lathums and Jamie Webster have announced hometown shows for The Teenage Cancer Trust.The two acts are set to play separate and intimate shows to raise money for the cancer charity as part of menswear brand scotts' Be Part Of...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2021

Slash Announces New Single The River Is Rising

Slash is releasing new single 'The River Is Rising' this week.The Guns N' Roses legend has revealed his new track - which he has recorded with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators - will drop on Friday (22.10.21) and is taken...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2021

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Duran Duran Think Their Racy Music Videos Would Get Them 'cancelled' Today

Duran Duran think their 1980s music videos would get them "cancelled" in today's climate.The 'Hungry Like A Wolf' hitmakers earned a reputation for their racy and glamorous promos but frontman Simon Le Bon has claimed they wouldn't be allowed to...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2021

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The Weeknd Pushes Back Tour To Summer 2022

The Weeknd has pushed back his 'After Hours Til Dawn' world tour for a third time.The 31-year-old singer's run of shows - which was initially due to take place in 2019 - was set to begin in January 2022 in...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2021

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David Ellefson Is 'content And Happy' After Megadeth Exit

David Ellefson is "perfectly content and happy" after his departure from Megadeth.The 56-year-old musician - who was a founding member of the band before his exit in May this year - vehemently denied allegations he had been grooming a fan...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2021


Jack White To Release First New Solo Music In Three Years Tonight

Jack White's first new solo music since his 2018 'Boarding House Reach' album is set to drop later today (18.10.21).The former White Stripes rocker and The Raconteurs frontman has announced his new single, 'Taking Me Back', will arrive at 5pm...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2021

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Orla Gartland Appeals For Return Of 'stolen' Stage Gear

Orla Gartland has appealed for the return of her stolen stage gear.The 26-year-old Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist's tour van was parked at Wembley Travelodge's car park at the weekend when she was in town with her band to play London’s...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2021

Ricky Astley Applauds Greta Thunberg For Stockholm Rickrolling

Rick Astley has praised Greta Thunberg for Rickrolling the audience at a Climate Live concert in Stockholm.The 18-year-old Swedish environmental activist played a prank on the crowd during her speech at the concert in Sweden, by performing a "Rickroll", the...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2021

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60 Years On The Same Train: Mick Jagger And Keith Richards Mark Six Decades Since They Met

Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have marked the 60th anniversary of their first encounter at Dartford railway station.The Rolling Stones bandmates first spoke at the Kent railway station in South East England, six decades ago on October 17, 1961.And...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2021

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Chart Battle: James Blunt Jokes Adele Will Want To Change Her Album Release Date

James Blunt has joked that Adele will want to move her album date as she faces a chart battle with him.The 'You're Beautiful' hitmaker is due to release his greatest hits collection, 'The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004- 2021)', on...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2021

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Adele 'doesn't Want To Make Music Forever'

Adele doesn't want to do music "forever".The 33-year-old megastar made her long-awaited comeback last week with her lead single, 'Easy On Me', from her upcoming fourth studio album, '30', and she has insisted she plans to step back from making...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2021

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Kanye West Makes Live Return

Kanye West has performed live for the first time since March 2020.The 44-year-old rapper donned a creepy mask and clothes from Balenciaga as he took to the stage at the wedding reception of D’Estree founder Geraldine Guiotte and Tiffany &...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2021

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Elvis Presley's 'legendary' Drummer, Ronnie Tutt, Dies Aged 83

Elvis Presley's drummer, Ronnie Tutt, has died aged 83.The sticksman was a member of the TCB Band, the core rhythm section of the late King of Rock and Roll's band, from August 1969 until the 'Hound Dog' hitmaker's death in...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2021

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Coldplay Rule Out Playing Glastonbury In 2022

Coldplay have ruled themselves out of returning to Glastonbury in 2022.The 'Higher Power' hitmakers have confirmed they will not be joining headliner Billie Eilish at Worthy Farm in Somerset next year.Frontman Chris Martin told NME: “Glastonbury is our spiritual home,...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2021

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The Beatles Are Now On TikTok

The Beatles are now on TikTok.Fans of the iconic Liverpool band - which was comprised of the late John Lennon and George Harrison, and surviving members Sir Paul McCartney, 79, and Sir Ringo Starr, 81 - now have a choice...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2021

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Nicki Sixx Shocks People With Sobriety

Nikki Sixx thinks people are always surprised he’s sober.The 62-year-old rocker insisted he has lived a “pretty clean lifestyle” for two decades but whenever fans see him out in public, they are keen to offer him a drink.He told Classic...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2021

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Rob Halford's Cancer Is In Remission

Rob Halford's cancer is in remission.The Judas Priest frontman was diagnosed with prostate cancer amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year, and he is grateful to still be here and doing what he "loves the most".In an interview with Heavy Consequence,...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2021

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Noel Gallagher: I Wasn't A Jealous Guy When I Spied On Bryan Ferry's Manhood

Noel Gallagher has revealed that he once spied on Bryan Ferry’s manhood when he urinated next to him.The former Oasis rocker found himself sharing a toilet with the Roxy Music frontman and he could't resist taking a sneaky peak at...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2021

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Tom Morello: The Clash Made Me Feel Like I Wasn't Alone

Tom Morello says The Clash made him feel like he "wasn't alone".The Rage Against The Machine guitarist has opened up on the impact the punk band's iconic album 'London Calling' had on him, and helped him expand his tastes beyond...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2021

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Coldplay Have 5 Unreleased James Bond Films

Coldplay spent 20 years trying to write a decent Bond theme.Frontman Chris Martin has revealed he and his bandmates spent two decades attempting to pen a theme tune for a 007 flick, but he admitted the five songs they ended...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2021

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Go Easy On Us! The Five Most Tear-jerking Adele Songs

It’s been six years since her last material but it has felt like an age. Adele has finally returned with a new single entitled Easy On Me; a sad number about her divorce and about motherhood. But there’s not necessarily...

By Holly Mosley on 15 October 2021


Album Of The Week: The 31st Anniversary Of 'Nowhere' By Ride

Before they split up, reformed, split up and reformed again, Ride were responsible for writing and recording one of the most significant Shoegaze albums of the 90's with their debut album, Nowhere. The original eight track album, released on 15th...

By Andrew Lockwood on 15 October 2021


Korn Drummer Ray Luzier Tests Positive For COVID-19

Korn drummer Ray Luzier has tested positive for COVID-19.The band - who have now had three separate members contract the coronavirus - have confirmed they won't miss any tour dates despite Ray's absence, and they will have a replacement on...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2021

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Years & Years - Crave Video

Years & Years - Crave Video

Olly Alexander AKA Years & Years pulls us into a sexy fantasy world in the trippy video for his latest single ‘Crave’.

Seven musicians you can go as to your next Halloween party

Seven musicians you can go as to your next Halloween party

Have a spookily musical Halloween this year.

Placebo - Beautiful James Audio

Placebo - Beautiful James Audio

Returning with their first new song in five years, Placebo have just dropped ‘Beautiful James’ as the first taster of their forthcoming album.

Zed The Dreamer talks to us about drawing inspiration from William Golding, collaborating with Phoebe Bridgers and signing to 4AD [EXCLUSIVE]

Zed The Dreamer talks to us about drawing inspiration from William Golding, collaborating with Phoebe Bridgers and signing to 4AD [EXCLUSIVE]

Having just celebrated the release of his debut EP, 'The Life and Death of MacKenzie Kane', Portuguese singer-songwriter Zé Pedro Viveiros, aka Zed The Dreamer,...

Lil Nas X and more big winners from the 2021 MTV VMAs

Lil Nas X and more big winners from the 2021 MTV VMAs

Here's what you missed at this year's Video Music Awards.

Six real songs about pregnancy and parenthood that ring so true

Six real songs about pregnancy and parenthood that ring so true

From Halsey to Foo Fighters, these tracks tell a parent’s story with raw honesty.

Spotlight on Nirvana: We need to talk about Spencer Elden

Spotlight on Nirvana: We need to talk about Spencer Elden

The baby on Nirvana’s Nevermind album is suing for sexual exploitation.