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Angels And Airwaves Send Capsule Into Space To Announce New Album And Tour

Angels & Airwaves sent a capsule into Space to announce their first album in seven years.Tom DeLonge's band will release their sixth studio album, 'Lifeforms', on September 24.And the former Blink-182 star and UFO researcher and his bandmates teamed up...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 June 2021

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Billie Eilish Working With The BBC On Secret Project

Billie Eilish is working on something special for fans with the BBC.The co-president of Billie's label Polydor, Tom March, revealed to Music Week magazine that the Grammy-winner has something in the pipeline with the broadcaster for her hotly-anticipated second studio...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 June 2021

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Suzanne Shaw Wants To Play A One-off Hear'Say Show For 20th Anniversary

Suzanne Shaw is open to a one-off concert to mark Hear'Say's 20th anniversary. The 39-year-old star shot to fame alongside Kym Marsh, Myleene Klass, Noel Sullivan and Danny Foster on TV show ‘Popstars’ in 2001, and the quintet had been...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 June 2021

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Tony Hadley: It's A Shame I'm Not Celebrating 40 Years With Spandau

Tony Hadley would be celebrating his 40th anniversary in music with Spandau Ballet if they were still a band.Despite pleas from ex-bandmate Gary Kemp to re-join the iconic New Romantic group - which was completed by Martin Kemp, Steve Norman,...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 June 2021

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Laura Mvula's 'ego Suffered A Lot' After Sony Dropped Her

Laura Mvula has admitted her ego was extremely bruised after she was dropped by her label.The 34-year-old singer doubted whether she would release a new record after she found out she had been dropped by Sony's RCA Victor label via...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 June 2021

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Noel Gallagher Feels No Pressure To Match Oasis Success

Noel Gallagher knows his solo music will never be as "culturally significant" as his work with Oasis.The 54-year-old rocker insisted he doesn't think too much when writing new songs and doesn't feel any pressure to match his past success because...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 June 2021

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BTS To Release New Track On Physical Butter CD

BTS are to release a brand new song on the physical CD for their latest hit, 'Butter'.The K-Pop boy band have teased a new single "that will make your heart beat to the rhythm of BTS’s positive energy."The announcement was...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 June 2021

Maisie Peters Signs To Ed Sheeran's Record Label

Maisie Peters has signed to Ed Sheeran's Gingerbread Man Records.The 21-year-old pop star will release her debut album 'You Signed Up For This' on August 27 via the 'Perfect' hitmaker's label.What's more, Maisie is set to release her new single,...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 June 2021

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Justin Bieber And DaBaby To Headline Jay-Z's Made In America 2021 Edition

Justin Bieber and DaBaby will headline Jay-Z's Made in America 2021 festival.The 51-year-old hip-hop legend was forced to axe the popular event, which was due to take place last September at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, because of the...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 June 2021

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The Sherlocks Announce Tour To Support Grassroots Venues

The Sherlocks have announced the 'Keep Our Independent Venues Alive' tour.The indie rockers will play 15 gigs at some of the UK's beloved grassroots venues which have been hit hard financially amid the COVID-19 pandemic Frontman Kiaran Crook commented: "We've...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 June 2021

Liam Payne Join Forces With College Producer Pal On Comeback Single

Liam Payne has joined forces with his college friend on his comeback single.The 27-year-old star - who shot to fame as a member of One Direction - has been in the studio with producer S-X working on his first new...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 June 2021

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Moosical Cows: JB Gill Tests Out New JLS Music On His Cows

JB Gill has been testing out JLS' new songs on his cows.The boy band star and farmer has claimed his cattle on his family farm in Kent, South East England, will moo at him if they like what they are...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 June 2021

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Anne-Marie Re-wrote Songs After Therapy

Anne-Marie re-wrote a lot of songs after having therapy.The 30-year-old pop star "crashed" at the start of the coronavirus lockdown and saw a therapist who helped her to bounce back, and she wanted to ensure her music stayed true to...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 June 2021

Frank Turner Admits Lockdown Extension Is 'another Blow' For Music Industry

Frank Turner says the extension of pandemic restrictions is "another blow to morale" for musicians.The 'I Still Believe' singer - who has raised money for the Music Venue Trust throughout much of the health crisis - admitted news the so-called...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 June 2021

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Calvin Harris Gutted As Ed Sheeran Lines Up Song As By Your Side Climbs The Chart

Calvin Harris is gutted Ed Sheeran is making a comeback just as his track 'By Your Side' is climbing the charts.The Scottish superstar's Tom Grennan-featuring hit is currently Number 15 in the Official UK Chart, but his flame-haired rival is...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 June 2021

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Little Mix In Talks With Sam Feldt For Dance Collaboration

Little Mix and Sam Feldt are in talks for a collaboration.The 'Confetti' hitmakers and the Dutch DJ have been swapping ideas for a track and are waiting for that "perfect match".Sam told the Daily Star newspaper's Wired column: "We've been...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 June 2021

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Noel Gallagher Hates Being Centre Of Attention In Music Videos

Noel Gallagher hates being in music videos.The former Oasis rocker is not a fan of starring in his own promos and that's why he hires his famous pals to be the main attraction. Speaking on Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt’s...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 June 2021

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Power Metal Band HammerFall Is Immortalized As A Slots Game

HammerFall is one of the most famous power metal bands in Europe. The world-renowned metal band has now teamed up with the Swedish online casino software company Play'n GO. This software provider has created engaging music-themed slots since 2018 as...

By Lenny Barksdale on 14 June 2021

A New Posthumous Juice WRLD EP Is On The Way

A new posthumous Juice WRLD EP is on the way.The rapper passed away in December 2019 at the age of 21 from an accidental overdose, and his team has announced a new collection titled 'The Party Never Ends'.While further details,...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 June 2021

Kurt Cobain Caricature Sells For Almost $300k At Auction

Kurt Cobain's caricature of himself has sold for a whopping $281,000 (£199,000) at auction. The late Nirvana legend's self-portrait of the 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' rocker playing his beloved guitar, includes the words: “I don’t know how to play and...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 June 2021

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Drake Vows To Release Certified Lover Boy Before Summer Is Out

Drake has vowed to release 'Certified Lover Boy' before summer is out.After the hip-hop megastar teased in March that the record is "in the pot and coming soon", Drake has teased fans are a matter of months away from hearing...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 June 2021

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Robert Smith Suggests The Cure's Next Albums Will Be Their Last

The Cure's Robert Smith has suggested their next two albums will be their final full-length releases.The 'Friday I'm In Love' hitmakers have poured every emotion into the two follow-ups to 2008's '4:13 Dream', and the 62-year-old rocker admitted he "definitely...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 June 2021

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Shirley Manson: 'Lil Nas X Is An Absolute Treasure'

Shirley Manson says Lil Nas X is an "absolute treasure".The 54-year-old singer admitted she was "blown away" by his recent 'SNL' performance and says he is a great example to the LGBTQI community. She told The Guardian: "A couple of...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 June 2021

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Robert Plant Turned To Music In Lockdown

Robert Plant says music kept him sane during lockdown.The Led Zeppelin legend has opened up on how he turned to music to help him through the pandemic, although he didn't have any set artists or songs which he'd always listen...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 June 2021

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No Solo Ambitions For Emma Bunton

Emma Bunton would have hated to be a solo star.The 45-year-old singer found fame as a member of the Spice Girls with Geri Horner, Victoria Beckham, Mel B and Mel C, and although she has released solo singles, Emma was...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 June 2021

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Jack Garratt 'finds Catharsis' Through His Music

Jack Garratt is "finding catharsis" in songwriting.The 'Time' singer - who recently finalised his divorce from ex-wife Sarah after more than two years of marriage - admitted he still needs to figure out how to address recent events in his...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 June 2021

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Jennifer Lopez And Rita Ora Planning Music Collaboration?

Jennifer Lopez and Rita Ora are planning to collaborate on new music.The 51-year-old star and the 30-year-old singer recently met up in Los Angeles and insiders have revealed that they discussed working on music and possibly even a movie together.A...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 June 2021

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Johnny Marr's Theory On Why Singers Are So Difficult...

Johnny Marr enjoyed working with Bernard Sumner because he didn't have a "w***** mentality" like most singers.The former Smiths guitarist and New Order frontman created the supergroup Electronic - which also featured Pet Shop Boys stars ​Neil Tennant and Chris...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 June 2021

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James Arthur Wants To Start A Band

James Arthur wants to ditch pop for a rock 'n' roll band.The 33-year-old singer/songwriter revealed he is passionate about rock and hip-hop but feels he has been unfairly labelled as a pop star.He said: "I’m passionate about rock and hip-hop....

By Bang Showbiz on 12 June 2021

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Noel Gallagher Teases 'acoustic' Album

Noel Gallagher's next album is going to be "more acoustic" than his last solo LP.The 54-year-old musician has been busy over the past year writing new songs and he has teased that the record is going back to his Oasis...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 June 2021

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Ed Sheeran 'can't Wait' For Fans To Hear Bad Habits

Ed Sheeran "can't wait" for fans to hear his new single on June 25.The 30-year-old pop star has been busily working on new music over recent months, and Ed is thrilled to be releasing 'Bad Habits' later in June.He said:...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 June 2021

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Ricky Martin Hails His 'astrological Connection' With Paloma Mami

Ricky Martin has an "astrological connection" with Paloma Mami.The 49-year-old pop star has collaborated with Paloma, 21, on the single 'Que Rico Fuera' and Ricky revealed he relished the experience of working with her.He reflected: "We have an astrological connection....

By Bang Showbiz on 11 June 2021

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Hall & Oates 'opened Doors For Crossover Music'

John Oates thinks Hall & Oates helped to open up "the minds of commercial radio".The 73-year-old musician believes the pop rock duo managed to open doors for "crossover music", as they blurred the lines between different genres.He reflected: "One of...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 June 2021

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Album Of The Week: The 42nd Anniversary Of Get The Knack By The Knack

Back in 1979 The Knack were a very big deal; some critics had even predicted, rather foolishly, that they were going to be bigger than The Beatles. The LA based band, made up of Berton Averre, Doug Fieger, Bruce Gary...

By Andrew Lockwood on 11 June 2021

Neil Finn Says Touring Amid Pandemic Was A 'rare Privilege'

Crowded House's Neil Finn thinks touring New Zealand amid the coronavirus pandemic was a "rare privilege".The 63-year-old singer and the band were able to reconvene for a 12-date tour earlier this year, as New Zealand was relatively untouched by the...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 June 2021

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H.E.R. Says New Album Will 'peek Into Her Soul'

H.E.R.'s new album will offer a "peek into [her] soul".The 23-year-old singer is set to release her much-anticipated new record, titled 'Back of My Mind', on June 18, and she's given fans an insight into what they can expect, revealing...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 June 2021

Hollis Lomax Talk To Us About Fermenting Şalgam, Jamming With Neighbour Thurston Moore And Headlining Glastonbury

Hollis Lomax; consisting of Will Rowland (Keyboard/Vocals) Hugo Keays (Guitar) Will Ellis (Bass Guitar) and Rob Taylor (Drums), are excited about "reaching an audience who'd particularly enjoy our sound" now that lockdown restrictions look set to be eased further. After...

By Andrew Lockwood on 11 June 2021

Noel Gallagher Planning Solo Oasis Tour

Noel Gallagher is planning a tour in which he only performs Oasis songs.The 'Holy Mountain' singer doesn't worry about his background with his former group when he's working on new material for his solo project, High Flying Birds, but acknowledges...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 June 2021

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Bruce Springsteen And The Killers To Release Collaboration

Bruce Springsteen and The Killers are to release a new collaboration. The 71-year-old singer has joined forces with Brandon Flowers and his fellow bandmates to work on a new project, which is set to be released "in a week or...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 June 2021

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Lorde Announces Third Studio Album Solar Power

Lorde has released her comeback single 'Solar Power' and announced her third studio album of the same name.The New Zealand singer-songwriter has dropped her first new music since 2017's 'Melodrama' and surprised fans on her mailing list by announcing her...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 June 2021

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Jack Garratt 'can't Afford' To Wait Four Years For His Next Album

Jack Garratt "can't afford" to spend years working on his next album.The 29-year-old singer - whose 2016 debut 'Phase' was followed by 'Love, Death & Dancing' last summer - admitted the impact of the pandemic on the music industry means...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 June 2021

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Arlo Parks Leads Nominations For 2021 AIM Awards

Arlo Parks leads the nominations for the 2021 AIM Awards with four nods.The 20-year-old singer is the front-runner at this year’s Association of Independent Music Awards, which will take place on August 25 with a virtual event co-hosted by Tiffany...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 June 2021

Noel Gallagher Patches Up Feud With Lewis Capaldi: 'He's A Good Lad'

Noel Gallagher is friends with Lewis Capaldi after previously feuding with the singer.The former Oasis rocker took aim at the ‘Someone You Loved’ singer in 2019 when he blasted the current music scene for being “w***”, and later told Lewis...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 June 2021

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Stone Roses Won't Tour Again Says Mani: 'I Don't See Myself Being On Stage Anytime Soon'

The Stone Roses won’t tour again “anytime soon”, according to bassist Mani.The ‘Waterfall’ hitmakers reformed in 2012 for a series of massive outdoor concerts and continued to play shows until 2017, but Mani – whose real name is Gary Mounfield...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 June 2021

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Chris Martin: I Want To Perform On The Moon!

Chris Martin wants to perform on the moon.The Coldplay frontman would love to take his band into space for an exclusive live performance on the moon, although no-one would be able to hear it because space is a vacuum with...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 June 2021

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Carrie Underwood And John Legend Win Video Of The Year At CMT Awards

Carrie Underwood and John Legend won the top prize at this year's CMT Awards. The pair scooped the Video of the Year accolade for their tune 'Hallelujah', and Carrie congratulated John - who wasn't able to attend the ceremony at...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 June 2021

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Noel Gallagher Slams Little Mix After BRIT Award Win: 'They Are Not In The Same League As Oasis'

Noel Gallagher doesn’t think Little Mix deserved their Best British Group win at the 2021 BRIT Awards.The ‘Confetti’ hitmakers – made up of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – made history at this year’s BRIT Awards when they...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 June 2021

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Taylor Swift Thanks Songwriting Teachers As She Receives Songwriting Icon Award

Taylor Swift has thanked her “teachers” for helping learn “the craft of songwriting”.The ‘Cardigan’ hitmaker was honoured with the 2021 National Music Publishers’ Association’s Songwriter Icon Award at the organisation’s annual meeting on Wednesday (09.06.21), and she used her acceptance...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 June 2021

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Doja Cat To Team Up With Ariana Grande And The Weeknd On New Album

Doja Cat will team up with Ariana Grande and The Weeknd on her upcoming album.The ‘Say So’ hitmaker is set to release her third album, ‘Planet Her’, on June 25, and on Wednesday (10.06.21) she unveiled the track list for...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 June 2021

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Little Mix And Anne-Marie Collaboration 'put On Hold Amid COVID Scare'

Little Mix's collaboration with Anne-Marie has been put on hold after a crew member reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.The chart-topping girl group and the 30-year-old singer - who have been good friends for years - were set to team-up for...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 June 2021

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