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Biffy Clyro's Existential Crisis

Biffy Clyro had an "existential crisis" in lockdown.Frontman Simon Neil has admitted he and his bandmates - twins Ben and James Johnston - had doubts about the "value of music" and felt like "three unemployed...

Biffy Clyro Announce Surprise New Project

Biffy Clyro have announced a surprise new project 'The Myth of the Happily Ever After'.The band will unveil their new music - titled 'The Myth of the Happily Ever After' - on October 22, which...

Laura Mvula And Simon Neil Release Their Collab What Matters

Laura Mvula and Simon Neil have released their duet 'What Matters'.The 34-year-old singer-songwriter and the Biffy Clyro frontman's collaboration is taken from the former's upcoming album, 'Pink Noise', which follows on July 2.The pair performed...

Biffy Clyro Finish Reflective New Album

Biffy Clyro have finished work on their next album.Simon Neil and co have revealed their follow-up to 2020's ‘A Celebration Of Endings’ was intended to be a sister record, but it has transformed into its...

Biffy Clyro Working On Sister Record To A Celebration Of Endings

Biffy Clyro are working on a sister record to 2020's 'A Celebration of Endings'.The Scottish trio - comprising Simon Neil and twins Ben and James Johnston - took to Twitter to tease the companion LP...

Biffy Clyro Want Their Album To 'Make The Best Of A Bad Situation'

Biffy Clyro hope their new album can encourage people to ''start again''.The Scottish trio - Simon Neil, and twins Ben and James Johnston - originally meant for their upcoming album, 'A Celebration of Endings', to...

Biffy Clyro's 20th Anniversary Plans Axed Due To Covid-19

Biffy Clyro have been forced to shelve their plans to mark their 20th anniversary next year, due to the pandemic. The chart-topping Scottish trio - made up of Simon Neil and brothers James and Ben...

Gary Lightbody Spills On Writing With Taylor Swift And Ed Sheeran

Gary Lightbody says the key to writing with megastars such as Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran is letting them do their thing.The 43-year-old Snow Patrol frontman and songwriter has revealed that whenever he's in the...

Biffy Clyro Have No Rules

Biffy Clyro have ''no rules''.The 'Many of Horror' hitmakers have experimented with metal, pop and dance on their new album, 'A Celebration Of Endings', and frontman Simon Neil admitted he finds it ''exciting'' to move...

Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil Wanted Eurovision Gig

Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil tried to enter the Eurovision Song Contest.The Scottish rocker watches the annual music extravaganza every year and once made a bid for his side project, Marmaduke Duke, to represent the...

Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil Wants Voiceover Career

Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil wants to be a voiceover artist.The 'Wolves of Winter' hitmaker has revealed he has dreamed of getting to use his soothing Scottish accent to record audiobooks since before he became a...

Simon Neil Had Breakdown

Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil had a ''breakdown'' last year.The 'Mountains' singer was ordered onto bed rest by doctors and he admits he was ''terrified'' when he realised he had reached breaking point.He said: ''Getting older,...

Biffy Clyro To Take A Break From Music

Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil thinks it will be ''wise'' for them to take a break from music soon.The vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the band has admitted that although they're hoping to put out a...

Adele Tight-lipped On James Bond Theme Future

Adele is keeping James Bond bosses in the dark over whether she'll record the next theme song.The global superstar recorded the title track for 2012 movie 'Skyfall', and while many behind the scenes of the...

Biffy Clyro Want To Write Bond Tune

Biffy Clyro want to write the next James Bond theme tune. The Scottish rockers hope to follow in the footsteps of Adele, who won an Oscar for Best Original Song for 'Skyfall' in 2013, by...

Biffy Clyro To Keep Going Into Their 50s

Biffy Clyro want to keep making music well into their 50s.The Scottish rockers plan to stay together until they're middle aged because 2013 has been their best year to date and they want to build...

Biffy Clyro Star Threatened By Bailiff

Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil faced threats from a debt-collector after he failed to pay his gas bill.Neil, who earned the award for Best Album for Opposites at Britain's Q Awards on Monday (21Oct13), has...

Biffy Clyro Axe Us Gigs

Biffy Clyro have cancelled the remainder of their US tour dates.The Scottish rockers are returning to the UK to allow frontman Simon Neil the chance to recover from a reportedly serious respiratory problem, as he...

Biffy Clyro Scrap Remainder Of North American Tour As Bandmate Falls Ill

Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro have scrapped the remaining dates of their North American tour to allow Simon Neil to recover from a "serious respiratory problem".Neil has been struggling with shows, including last weekend's Coachella festival...

Biffy Clyro Nervous About Headlining

Biffy Clyro are ''sh***ing it'' about performing at Reading and Leeds 2013. The 'Black Chandelier' band may have performed at the UK festivals seven times already, but are nervous about their first headlining appearance this...

Biffy Clyro: Us Bands Too Serious

Biffy Clyro think American bands take themselves too seriously.The Scottish trio - who won Best British Band at the NME Awards on Wednesday (27.02.13) - think bands from the UK are more easygoing than their...

Biffy Clyro Keep Songs For Themselves

Biffy Clyro won't write songs for other artists. The Scottish band - who picked up the Best British Band prize at the NME Awards in London last night (27.02.13) - have turned down the opportunity...

Biffy Clyro Nearly Split Up

Biffy Clyro almost split making their new album. The 'Black Chandelier' group were under tremendous personal and professional pressure when recording new double record, 'Opposites', which was almost enough to make them quit.Vocalist Simon Neil...

Biffy Clyro Make 'Grown Up' Album

Biffy Clyro have taken a ''grown-up'' approach to their new record.The Scottish rock band ditched the late nights and partying while working in their upcoming double album 'Opposites' and have embraced a responsible approach to...

Biffy Clyro 'Honoured' By Robbie Williams Invitaion

Biffy Clyro were ''honoured'' by Robbie Williams' invitation to record with him.The 'Mountains' rockers were in Los Angeles last year recording their new album 'Opposites' - due for release later this month - and were...

Biffy Clyro Upset To Miss Jessie J

Biffy Clyro were upset they missed Jessie J performing at the Isle of Wight festival.'The Captain' rockers had a long trip from their native Scotland to the island off the south coast of England for...

Biffy Clyro Frontman Shaving Beard

Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil is shaving his beard because he keeps getting mistaken for Dave Grohl. The singer and guitarist with the 'Many Of Horror' group was mistaken for Foo Fighters frontman Dave many...

Biffy Clyro Hope To Learn From Foos

Biffy Clyro are hoping to "steal a few tricks" from Foo Fighters when they support them at their UK concerts this summer. The Scottish 'Mountains' band are set to be the main support act at...

Biffy Clyro Have 16 Songs For New Album

Biffy Clyro have 16 songs written for their new album. The 'Mountains' band are presently touring North America, but looking forward to getting home to Scotland to start recording their sixth album.Frontman Simon Neil said:...

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