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Drummer Jerome Teasley Dies

Teasley passed away on 16 June (16) at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. He had been diagnosed with lung and liver cancer in 2014. “My dad was up walking around and...

Mel B Is Scared Of Daughter Phoenix's Driving

Mel B is terrified of her daughter Phoenix's driving.The former Spice Girl's 16-year-old daughter has been sending her mother's anxiety levels ''through the roof'' since she started driving after passing her Californian driving test. The...

Mel B Dated A Woman For Four Years

Mel B dated a woman for four years. The former Spice Girls star - who is now married to second husband Stephen Belafonte - has confessed to having had a long-term relationship with a woman...

Sam Smith, Janelle Monae - The Unexpected Gems Of Bonnaroo Day 1

Happy Bonnaroo weekend! The Tennessee-based arts and music festival effectively kicked off the season on Friday. Per USA Today’s recap, he weather was appropriately mild and the rain that threatened for the entire day never...

Julia Stiles Returning To New York Stage In Phoenix

Actress Julia Stiles is set to return to the New York stage for the first time in five years in Phoenix.The 10 Things I Hate About You star has signed up to lead the cast...

Rockers Phoenix Pull Shows Due To Illness

Rockers Phoenix had to postpone two shows in their native France this week (begs11Nov13) after frontman Thomas Mars experienced problems with his voice.The illness prompted the band to axe a gig in Lyon on Thursday...

Mel B Is Very Strict Mum

Mel B is very strict with her children.The former Spice Girl is keen to bring up her daughters Phoenix, 14, Angel, six, and three year old Madison the same way she was raised by her...

Music Midtown Festival Continues To Grow After Successful Rebirth

It looks like Atlanta's Music Midtown festival is on its way back up as 2013 brings us the biggest line-up since its return from a six year hiatus.We are back to where we started with...

Made In America Festival 2013: One Of The Happier Memories Of The Festival Season

The Budweiser Made in America Festival 2013 was jampacked with highlights from some of the most iconic artists of the age, as well as some of the best up-and-coming stars and the hidden talent you'd...

Austin City Limits 2013 Set To Return With A Stunningly Diverse New Line-up

Austin City Limits Music Festival is set to hit Texas for its twelfth year, bringing with it two weekends of fabulous live music and family fun.The festival organisers first decided to spread the fun out...

A Week In News: Batfleck, Miley Cyrus At Vma's, Taylor Swift's F-bomb

Batfleck: Well, Warner Bros caught us all off guard last week, announcing Ben Affleck as the new Batman for the Man of Steel 2 - and just as we were winding down for the week....

Phoenix Claim, "We Can Copy French Songs, People Think We're Geniuses"

Remember when everyone thought Phoenix was an American band, or a Scandinavian band? It was probably rather annoying for the Versailles rockers, though it seems as though there's one huge benefit of nobody being quite...

Weather-worries Are Looking Few For Leeds And Reading Festival 2013

It may be nearing the end of the summer but Leeds and Reading Festival 2013 goers don't have much to worry about in terms of the unpredictable English weather this weekend (August 23rd - 25th).The...

“This Is Something Different” - Phoenix Close Lollapalooza 2013 In Style

As Thomas Mars – the lead singer of Phoenix – explained, "Usually on Sunday night people are really tired.” He was talking about festivals, and he was right, bit he and his band had something...

Lollapalooza 2013: The Best New Bands Worth Checking Out

You, being a seasoned festival-goer, will know that it’s Lollapalooza 2013 in Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend (August 2 – 4, 2013), which promises to play host to some of the biggest acts in the...

Outside Lands Festival 2013 To Bring You Much More Than Music This Year

The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is back on August 9th - 11th 2013 bringing us the best in art and music as we see the likes of Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails and...

Justin Timberlake And Jessie J To Headline London Itunes Festival

Justin Timberlake and Jessie J are headlining the London iTunes festival 2013.The 'Suit & Tie' crooner and the 'Wild' singer will be joined by an all-star line-up of acts including Thirty Seconds to Mars, Jack...

A Week In Music - Daft Punk Get Lucky, Lana Del Rey Soundtracks Gatsby And Rod Stewart Shocks Us All

This Week In Albums... There was only album anyone was really talking about wasn't there? Daft Punk's much anticipated fourth LP Random Access Memories was streamed early after it leaked on the internet allowing the...

Phoenix Thrill Fans Once Again As They Hit London On Their World Tour [Photos]

Phoenix performs at London's Shepherds Bush EmpirePhoenix took to London's Shepherds Bush Empire last night (April 22nd 2013) as part of their major world tour which is set to continue until the end of the...

Phoenix Stun Coachella With Live R. Kelly Collaboration

We love Phoenix here at Contactmusic but we certainly couldn’t have predicted this: the French band, making their much-anticipated comeback this year with new album Bankrupt!, played the first weekend of Coachella on Saturday night...

Phoenix And R Kelly, Not Daft Punk, Rock Coachella

Coachella is pretty much in full swing now and one of the headlining acts this year is the French indie rock band Phoenix.The Grammy award-winning band were joined onstage by none other than R&B singer...

R. Kelly Joins Phoenix At Coachella

R. Kelly was a surprise addition to the Saturday (13Apr13) line-up of California's Coachella festival when he joined French rockers Phoenix onstage during their set.The indie rock band played a hits-packed gig as they drew...

Ahead Of Coachella, Phoenix Announce New Album, 'Bankrupt'

The French alt rock band Phoenix are planning to release their new album Phoenix and have revealed to NME that it was recorded on the very same console upon which Michael Jackson recorded his 1982...

Phoenix Record New Album On Michael Jackson's Thriller Console

Cult band Phoenix mixed tracks for their upcoming album Bankrupt! on the Harrison 4032 recording console which Michael Jackson and producer Quincy Jones used to record Thriller.Guitarist Laurent Brancowitz reportedly found the console for sale...

Coachella Festival 2013; Who To See?

Today saw the announcement of the Coachella Festival 2013 line-up, to be run on the weekends of April 12, 2013 and April 19, 2013, and as expected it’s another smorgasbord of musical taste, with everyone...

What, No Holograms? Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headline Coachella 2013

How do you top having a dead man headline your festival? Well, in all honestly, you’re not going to. Coachella’s talent bookers must have been scratching their heads in bewilderment when it came to topping...

Primavera Line Up Revealed: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Phoenix, My Bloody Valentine And The Postal Service Stand Out

The full Primavera lineup has been released, with The Postal Service, Jesus And Mary Chain and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds all set to rock Barcelona on 22nd to 26th May 2013.Saint Etienne...

Oscar Nominations: Lincoln Leads The Field

One hundred fifty-two years after being nominated for president, Lincoln has been nominated again, 12 times in fact. Steven Spielberg's biopic received the most nominations for this year's Academy Awards at announcement ceremonies in Hollywood...

Geri Halliwell Finally Feels Comfortable In Skin

Geri Halliwell ''is finally comfortable in her own skin''.The Spice Girls star - also known as Ginger Spice - has gone through a public battle with bulimia and in the past has thanked former Take...

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