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Keith Urban Hails Taylor Swift's 'artistry'

Keith Urban has taken to Twitter to express his admiration of Taylor Swift.The 51-year-old singer heaped praise on the blonde beauty following the release of her latest single, 'Lover', saying it's ''exquisitely written''.He wrote on the micro-blogging website: ''Huge shoutout...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 August 2019

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French Montana Says His Friendship With Drake Is 'organic'

French Montana thinks he and Drake are like ''brothers in a past life''.The 34-year-old rap star and Drake, 32, are long-time friends, and Montana admits that the sincerity of their relationship is hard to find in the music business.He told...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 August 2019

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Frank Turner: No Man's Land Is Going To Save Social Life

Frank Turner says his new album 'No Man's Land' is going to ''save his social life''.The 37-year-old singer-songwriter released his eighth studio album on Friday (16.08.19), and the star has hailed the project - which tells the stories of ten...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 August 2019

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Craig David Dreams Of A Justin Bieber Collaboration

Craig David hopes to one day collaborate with Justin Bieber.The 38-year-old singer - who is one of the UK's best-selling artists - has revealed he wants to join forces with the chart-topping pop star, having previously performed together on stage...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 August 2019

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Them Crooked Vultures May Return

Dave Grohl has teased possible new music from Them Crooked Vultures.The 50-year-old artist - who was also part of Nirvana, Foo Fighters, and Queens of the Stone Age - claims there is still possibility for new music as they are...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 August 2019

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Ariana Grande: Singing Is My Gift

Ariana Grande thinks her singing talents are a ''gift''.The 26-year-old pop star - who is one of the world's best-selling musicians - has taken to Twitter to express her gratitude for her singing abilities, revealing it makes her ''heart feel...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 August 2019

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Natasha Bedingfield 'worried About Returning To Work After Baby'

Natasha Bedingfield was ''worried'' about returning to work after having her son.The 37-year-old singer - who has 18-month-old Solomon with husband Matt Robinson - has been ''pleasantly surprised'' now she's begun making her musical comeback but knows she's lucky as...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 August 2019

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Snoop Dogg: I Fill A Void In The Music Industry

Snoop Dogg thinks he fills a ''void'' in the music industry.The 47-year-old rap legend has just released a new album, 'I Wanna Thank Me', and Snoop believes it represents something unique for music fans across the world.He explained: ''It's like...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 August 2019

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Liam Gallagher Drops Gospel-tinged Single One Of Us

Liam Gallagher has released gospel-tinged single 'One Of Us' featuring his son Gene on bongos and Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner on guitar.The former Oasis star has followed up 'Shockwave', 'Once' and 'The River' with the new track from his...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 August 2019

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Mahalia Is Inspired By Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner

Mahalia is inspired by Arctic Monkeys' frontman Alex Turner.The rising Neo soul star, who lives in Birmingham but is from Leicester, has revealed the unlikely influence in the Sheffield-born singer and his pronunciation of words, particularly on the track 'Mardy...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 August 2019

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Dave Grohl Didn't Expect Foo Fighters To Be As Big As Nirvana

Dave Grohl ''didn't expect'' Foo Fighters to ''pick up where Nirvana left off''.The 50-year-old rocker has admitted he was against joining another band as drummer after the death of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain - who took his own life...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 August 2019

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You Me At Six Flex 'creative Muscles' On New Track What's It Like

You Me At Six have released new single 'What's It Like'.After frontman Josh Franceschi promised new music was arriving this week, the band have treated fans to their first single since last year's LP 'VI'.The new song, which is sonically...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 August 2019

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Jonas Brothers To Perform At MTV Video Music Awards

The Jonas Brothers are set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).The 'Cool' hitmakers will perform from a secret location in New Jersey, for what will be their first VMAs performance together in 11 years. The trio -...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 August 2019

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Matt Healy Thinks The 1975 Are Banned From Dubai After Kissing Male Fan

Matt Healy thinks The 1975 are banned from Dubai after he kissed a male fan at their show.The 'Love Me' hitmaker made a stand for the LGBT community as he locked lips with a member of the audience at the...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 August 2019

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Justin Timberlake And Lizzo To Collaborate?

Justin Timberlake and Lizzo appear to have a collaboration in the works.The 'Cry Me A River' hitmaker and 'Truth Hurts' rapper - who has recently featured on tracks with the likes of Charli XCX and Megan Thee Stallion - teased...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 August 2019

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Taylor Swift Releases Lover And Announces New Music Video

Taylor Swift will release the video for 'Lover' next Thursday (22.08.19).The 29-year-old singer has just released the romantic track - inspired by her boyfriend of three years Joe Alwyn - and she revealed that the new music video will premiere...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 August 2019

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Charli XCX's Collaboration With Sky Ferreira Dropping This Week

Charli XCX is dropping new track 'Cross You Out' featuring Sky Ferreira on Friday (16.08.19).The 27-year-old star has teamed up with the 'Baby Driver' actress on the new song which is featured on her long-awaited upcoming self-titled LP 'Charli'.The 'Boom...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 August 2019

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Skunk Anansie's Skin Was 'more Irritated' At Beyonce Over Glastonbury Claim

Skunk Anansie's Skin was ''more irritated'' when Beyonce declared herself the first black artist to headline Glastonbury than when Stormzy did.The 'Brazen' rocker responded to correct the grime star, who topped the bill on the Pyramid Stage in June, after...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 August 2019

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Kelly Jones 'felt Like Quitting' Stereophonics After 2018 World Tour

Kelly Jones ''felt like quitting'' Stereophonics after their 2018 world tour.The 'Maybe Tomorrow' hitmaker has revealed that he contemplated calling it a day with the band because he had no inspiration to write new music after being burnt out on...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 August 2019

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Gary Barlow Announces New Orchestral Solo Album

Gary Barlow is preparing a solo record of original songs featuring an orchestra.The Take That star has revealed his as-yet-untitled album will be released in autumn 2020.He told fans on Twitter: ''There's new music in the air.I'm happy to announce...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 August 2019

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Simply Red Announce First Album In Four Years

Simply Red have announced their first album in four years, 'Blue Eyed Soul'.Mick Hucknall and co have released lead single 'Thinking Of You' from the follow-up to 2015's 'Big Love', and the 'Something Got Me Started' hitmaker, 59, has admitted...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 August 2019

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Jay-Z Talks Super Bowl Halftime Show

Jay-Z wants to change the ''fractured'' process of choosing the headliner for the Super Bowl halftime show.The '99 Problems' hitmaker will be producing the entertainment extravaganza as part of the agreement his company Roc Nation have made to be official...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 August 2019

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Haim Have 'many More Jams' Dropping In 2019

Haim have ''many more jams'' coming out this year.The trio - comprised of sisters Danielle, Alana an Este Haim - returned with new single 'Summer Girl' last month, their first new music since 2017 LP 'Something To Tell You', and...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 August 2019

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Cardi B And Anitta Hit The Studio

Cardi B has been in the studio with rising Brazilian star Anitta.The pair have been teasing fans about a potential collaboration and now they've got something to be hyped about after they shared a picture together on Instagram.Anitta captioned the...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 August 2019

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The Clash's Destroyed London Calling Guitar Set For Exhibit

The Clash bassist Paul Simonon's smashed Fender bass guitar is going on display 40 years after he destroyed it on stage.The image of the incident, which took place at the British punk band's New York gig at The Palladium in...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 August 2019

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Ariana Grande Has Been Busy In The Studio

Ariana Grande has been hard at work in the studio.The prolific pop star has not long dropped new single 'Boyfriend' with Social House and has released two albums, 'Sweetener' and 'Thank U, Next', in two years, but her manager Scooter...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 August 2019

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Gabrielle Aplin 'begged' To Write For Little Mix

Gabrielle Aplin ''begged'' to write for Little Mix.The 26-year-old singer/songwriter has revealed she asked their former record label Syco if she could pen some tracks for the chart-topping girl group - which is comprised of Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 August 2019

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Hayley Williams Unsure About Paramore's Future

Hayley Williams ''doesn't know'' what the future holds for Paramore.The 'Misery Business' hitmakers have been on hiatus since last year, and the 30-year-old star has admitted she and her bandmates - Taylor York and Zak Pharro - are enjoying being...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 August 2019

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Camila Cabello, Lil Nas X And Lizzo Among MTV VMA Performers

Camila Cabello, Lil Nas X, and Lizzo will be among the performers at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).The network have announced a diverse range of artists will be taking to the stage at the Prudential Center in New Jersey...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 August 2019

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Postpone Shows After Guitarist's Heart Valve Surgery

Lynyrd Skynyrd have postponed two shows as guitarist Gary Rossington recovers from heart valve surgery.The 'Sweet Home Alabama' hitmakers have been touring on their 'Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour', but their upcoming concerts in Las Vegas on Friday...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 August 2019

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The Fureys Speak To ContactMusic About Their Love Of Touring, A Scary Heart Surgery And Their Special Friendship With Billy Connolly [EXCLUSIVE]

More than half a century has passed since The Fureys began making footprints on Irish music folklore - and the popularity of this pioneering duo is refusing to wane. While many of the mystical names of Irish folk music have...

By Staff Writer on 13 August 2019

Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry Hits Back At Critics Of Her 'revealing Outfits'

Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry has vowed to continue ''dressing like a gothic Powerpuff Girl with Big Witch Energy'' after being criticised for her ''revealing'' outfits.The 31-year-old Scottish singer has slammed trolls who accused her of dressing ''only for the attention of...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 August 2019

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Louis Tomlinson Teases There Is 'not Long Now' Until He Releases New Music

Louis Tomlinson has teased fans that there is ''not long now'' until he releases new tunes.The One Direction star took to Twitter to thank fans for choosing him as the winner of the Choice Single: Male Artist Award at the...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 August 2019

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Rudimental's DJ Locksmith Tips Lewis Hamilton For Music Success

Rudimental's DJ Locksmith says Lewis Hamilton's music is ''really good''.The Formula One racing world champion is already said to have recording sessions with the likes of Drake and Frank Ocean under his belt, and just last year, Jess Glynne -...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 August 2019

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You Me At Six Dropping New Music This Week

You Me At Six are releasing new music this week.The Josh Franceschi-fronted pop rock group took to Twitter to tease fans that they are set to unleash new material ahead of their upcoming performance at Reading and Leeds.Alongside a video...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 August 2019

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Disclosure Have 'over 100 Songs' Ready For Third Album

Disclosure have ''over 100 songs'' ready for their long-awaited third studio album.The electronic music duo - comprised of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence - had been on hiatus but they've been busy in the studio over the past two years,...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 August 2019

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Missy Elliott To Receive MTV Video Vanguard Award At VMAs

Missy Elliott will receive a Video Vanguard Award at this year's MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). The 48-year-old rapper will collect the accolade - which is awarded for her music video contributions over the years - at this year's VMAs,...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 August 2019

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Billie Eilish 'to Tour Arenas In 2020'

Billie Eilish is reportedly set to tour arenas in 2020.Since the 17-year-old pop phenomenon released her debut album 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' in March, her career has skyrocketed and major festivals, including the UK's Glastonbury...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 August 2019

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Charli XCX Doesn't 'care' If She Is A Chart Flop

Charli XCX ''doesn't care'' if she is a ''flop''.The '1999' hitmaker took to Twitter on Sunday (11.08.19) to address her chart status and admitted she isn't bothered by not having a hit because she is ''f***ing iconic''.She wrote: ''i'm kinda...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 August 2019

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Noel Gallagher Labels Eminem 'boring' For Writing Songs About Rehab

Noel Gallagher has labelled Eminem ''boring'' for writing about drugs and rehab.The former Oasis star was asked if he still thinks the 'Lose Yourself' rapper is an ''idiot'' after he called him and his fellow hip-hop star 50 Cent just...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 August 2019

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Kelly Rowland Denies Destiny's Child World Tour Rumours

Kelly Rowland has rubbished rumours Destiny's Child are set for a huge world tour.A source had claimed Kelly and her bandmates Beyonce and Michelle Williams were plotting a major run of shows in 2020 to mark their 20th anniversary -...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 August 2019

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Liam Payne Teams Up With Ed Sheeran For Comeback Single

Liam Payne has recruited Ed Sheeran for comeback single 'Stack It Up'.The One Direction star's hit debut solo single 'Strip That Down' was co-written by the 'Perfect' hitmaker and producer Steve Mac, and the award-winning pair have been back in...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 August 2019

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Matty Healy Teases Charli XCX Collaboration

The 1975's Matty Healy has teased a potential collaboration with Charli XCX.The 'Chocolate' hitmaker revealed to fans over the weekend that he had sent a ''beat'' to the 'Gone' singer and shared that it's a ''monster tune''.He tweeted: ''Sent her...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 August 2019

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Taylor Swift Announces New Single Lover

Taylor Swift will release her new single on Friday (16.08.19). The 29-year-old singer is preparing for the release of her upcoming seventh studio album 'Lover' on August 23rd but she has announced that she will drop a single with the...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 August 2019

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Ariana Grande Thanks Record Label Via Twitter

Ariana Grande has thanked her record label for showing faith in her.The 26-year-old singer - who is one of the world's best-selling pop stars - has taken to Twitter to thank Republic Records, hailing the company for supporting her since...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 August 2019

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Mabel Inspired By Harry Styles

Mabel has ''learned a lot'' from Harry Styles.The 23-year-old singer previously supported the One Direction star on tour and thinks his positive outlook is something to emulate.She said: ''He brought the same kind, beautiful energy to every person I saw...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 August 2019

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The Spice Girls 'are Making New Music'

The Spice Girls are reportedly working on new music.The iconic girl group - which features Mel B, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner - recently reunited for a series of comeback concerts, and they've now apparently turned their sights...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 August 2019

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Sheryl Crow's Surreal Tour

Sheryl Crow had a ''surreal experience'' on tour with Michael Jackson.The 'If It Makes You Happy' hitmaker was a backing singer on the late star's 'Bad' concert series between 1987 and 1989 and it was a star-studded stint she'll never...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 August 2019

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Halsey's New Album

Halsey can only write about herself. Although the 24-year-old singer had planned to write more about the world around her on her new album, she admitted that it didn't work and she is more comfortable writing about the world through...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 August 2019

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Lewis Capaldi Wants Meat Loaf For Biopic

Lewis Capaldi wants Meat Loaf to play him in a movie of his life.The 'Someone You Loved' hitmaker insists the 'Bat out of Hell' rocker - who, at 71, is 49 years older than him - would be the perfect...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 August 2019

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