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Shaun Ryder Jokes Wife Is 'Gutted' Over Lack Of Sex After Gigs

Shaun Ryder has joked that his wife Joanne is ''gutted'' that he watches the news instead of having sex after shows.The Happy Mondays star's hell-raising days are far behind him and now his tour rider...

Shaun Ryder Admits Black Grape Days Were A Haze

Shaun Ryder took so many drugs when he was the frontman of Black Grape in the 90s that the band's career felt like ''one long, mad week''.The hellraising singer formed the group in 1993 after...

Shaun Ryder: My Children And Wife Saved My Life

Shaun Ryder credits his wife Joanne and his six children for still being alive after years of heroin abuse.The Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman hasn't touched drugs for years and has no intention of...

Shaun Ryder Cycled To Sobriety

Shaun Ryder quit drugs by going cycling.The Black Grape and Happy Mondays frontman has previously spoken about his use of heroin and ecstacy and says it took mammoth 15-hour bike rides to curb his cravings...

Shaun Ryder Wanted To Be A Rapper

Shaun Ryder always wanted to be a rapper.The Black Grape frontman felt it was ''effeminate'' to be a singer and admits the indie sound of his group Happy Mondays would have been very different if...

Happy Mondays Album Won't Be Out Until 2019

Shaun Ryder says the new Happy Mondays album won't be out until at least 2019.The group's singer had originally planned to drop their follow-up to 2007's 'Uncle Dysfunktional' this year, but because of their hectic...

Shaun Ryder Recording Secret Solo Album

The singer reformed his two ex-bands, Happy Mondays and Black Grape, for comeback tours of the U.K. earlier this year (15), following an announcement in 2012 that Happy Mondays were working on new...

Black Grape Plot Summer Reunion Tour

Ryder and his Black Grape bandmate Kermit hit the stage at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester, England earlier this month (Apr15) to support singer/dancer Bez's The Reality Party political campaign and celebrate...

Happy Mondays To Reform For Pills 'N' Thrills Tour, Dates Confirmed

Ryder and bandmate Kermit hit the stage at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester, England to support the singer/dancer's All Star Reality Party and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their...

Black Grape Reform For Singer/dancer Bez's Election Campaign

Fans flocked to the Old Granada Studios in Manchester, England to support the singer/dancer's All Star Reality Party election campaign and check out his former band, fronted by Shaun Ryder. The group...

Shaun Ryder Needs Testosterone Injection To Stay Alive

Shaun Ryder would ''drop dead'' without testosterone injections. Despite looking forward to the ''energy'' boost he gets from his quarterly injections, the Happy Mondays frontman has revealed he would be dead if he didn't get...

Happy Mondays Star Shaun Ryder Needs Testosterone Injections To Stay Alive

The singer tells Britain's NME magazine he must receive "a testosterone injection once every three months" or he will "drop dead". Ryder explains he has to resort to extremes because he has...

Shaun Ryder's Lyrical Confusion

Shaun Ryder doesn't understand his own songs.The former Black Grape and Happy Mondays singer doesn't understand why Factory Records boss Tony Wilson has previously described him as a "great poet" because there is nothing clever...

Ryder Reforms Black Grape

British rocker SHAUN RYDER has reformed BLACK GRAPE and the group will play its first concert in 12 years this April (10).Ryder last hit the stage with Danny Saber and rapper Kermit in 1998 but...

Cocaine Fiend Ryder Refused Pop Shows

HAPPY MONDAYS wildman SHAUN RYDER refused to perform on children's TV programmes during his early 1990s heyday - because it would be hypocritical to play to kids while in the grips of a destructive cocaine...

Ryder Defends Decision To Reform The Happy Mondays

SHAUN RYDER has defended his decision to reform British rock band THE HAPPY MONDAYS - as he always intended to play one-off gigs. The STEP ON star has reformed the STEP ON group...

Bez Confusion

Confusion reigns over ex-HAPPY MONDAYS dancer BEZ's aborted trip to America, following reports he was arrested at New York's JFK Airport for alleged drugs possession. The NEW YORK POST reported on Wednesday (22OCT03) that...

Shaun Ryder Regrets Mixing Business With Pleasure

Former HAPPY MONDAYS frontman SHAUN RYDER regrets employing so many of his pals - because they resented it when he asked them to do anything. When his KINKY AFRO band were at their peak,...

Ryder Kicks Off New Album With Foul-mouthed Rant

Ex-HAPPY MONDAYS star SHAUN RYDER will release his much-anticipated solo LP this summer (JUN03) - and it features a typically foul-mouthed song. Ryder, who had hit records with BLACK GRAPE following the demise of...

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