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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...

Beaujolais Nouveau: A Corker Of A Playlist Inspired By Wine

As it's the third Thursday in November it's time to usher in this years batch of Beaujolais Nouveau so we here at Contact Music thought we'd put together a little wine inspired playlist for you...

A New Ub40 Biopic Is In The Works

Ali Campbell has revealed he's teaming up with 'Quadrophenia' producer Bill Curbishley on a UB40 biopic.The 61-year-old lead singer of the Birmingham reggae group and his manager - who also managed The Who and worked...

Ali Campbell 'Flying The Flag For Reggae' With Reformed Ub40

Ali Campbell is thrilled to be reunited with original UB40 member Astro and ''flying the flag for reggae again''.The 55-year-old star is back recording with singer-and-rapper Astro who joined Ali and keyboard player Mickey Virtue...

Ub40 Accused Of "Altering Heart Rhythms" And Making Ears Bleed At Gig

The music at a UB40 gig was so loud that it was "altering heart rhythms" and caused one fan's ear to bleed, it has been claimed.Fan Anna Webster said she left Monday's gig at the...

Noel Gallagher Meets Campbell And Ocean In Sydney Chinese Restaurant

Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher has discovered the world's most celebrity-friendly Chinese restaurant while touring Australia.The Don't Look Back in Anger singer was celebrating the Chinese New Year at Sydney's popular Marigold restaurant earlier this...

Ali Campbell Declared Bankrupt

Former Ub40 frontman Ali Campbell has joined his ex-bandmates in financial woe after he was declared bankrupt.Four members of the British reggae band - saxophone player Brian Travers, drummer Jimmy Brown, trumpeter Terence Oswald and...

Ub40 Members Declared Bankrupt

Four members of UB40 have been declared bankrupt.Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Terence Oswald - known to fans as Astro - and Norman Hassan have been listed by Britain's Insolvency Service following a declaration in Birmingham...

Ali Campbell Blown Away By Earth, Wind & Fire Mix-up

Former Ub40 frontman Ali Campbell once performed a private gig with a backing band - without realising they were members of funk legends Earth, Wind & Fire.The Red, Red Wine singer was booked as the...

Ub40 Stars Face Bankruptcy

Five original members of British reggae band UB40 are facing bankruptcy, according to a U.K. report.Liquidators are chasing Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Terence Wilson, Norman Hassan and James Brown as part of an investigation into...

Review Of The Year

It's been an incredible year in the world of showbiz, with the usual headline-grabbing antics, scandal, sleaze, celebrity births, star weddings, and bitter break-ups. Here, WENN takes a look back at the final six months...

Linkin Park To Headline Live Earth Tokyo

LINKIN PARK are to headline Tokyo, Japan's Live Earth concert, according to Internet reports. The rockers will reportedly join the ranks of Madonna, Crowded House, Robert Plant, Sarah Brightman and The Police as the headliners...


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