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Motorhead's Mikkey Dee And Phil Campbell Added To Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Ballot

Motorhead's Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell have been added to the band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination ballot after voicing their disappointment at not being included.The heavy metal band's late frontman Lemmy Kilmister, guitarist 'Fast' Eddie Clarke and...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2019

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Frank Ocean Defends Club Night Amid Criticism From LGBTQ Community

Frank Ocean has defended his decision to name his recent club night after a HIV-prevention drug.The 31-year-old singer has faced criticism from members of the LGBTQ+ community, some of whom have accused Ocean of attempting to ''rewrite history'' by re-imagining...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2019

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Bruce Springsteen: I've Still Got My Mojo

Bruce Springsteen feels relieved he's managed to retain his ''mojo'' as a songwriter.The 70-year-old musician says he's come to ''appreciate the vitality'' of his creative life, and claims that over the last five years, he's produced some of the best...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2019

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Patti Smith Says Reading Mark Twain Gave Her Anxiety

Patti Smith thinks reading Mark Twain gave her anxiety and caused her to throw up.The 72-year-old songwriter - who was a prominent figure in the New York City punk rock movement in the 1970s - has revealed she tried reading...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2019

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Rick Astley Relishes Getting To Tour The World

Rick Astley says the best part of his job is getting to travel the world.The 'Never Gonna Give You Up' hitmaker quit music after suffering an emotional breakdown in 1993.One year after welcoming his daughter Emilie with wife Lene, Rick...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2019

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Jimmy Eat World Never Expected To Be Around For 25 Years

Jimmy Eat World never expected to be around for 25 years.The Jim Adkins-fronted rock band released their 10th studio album, 'Surviving', on Friday (18.10.19) and the singer has admitted the 'Bleed American' rockers have always tried to ''focus on the...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2019

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Yungblud's Excitement At Dan Reynolds Collaboration

Yungblud can't believe he collaborated with Dan Reynolds on his new EP.The 22-year-old star is a huge fan of the Imagine Dragons frontman and is still in shock that Dan agreed to work on the track 'Original Me' for the...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2019

McFly Have 'therapy' Sessions At The Pub

McFly meet up at the pub for ''therapy'' sessions.Guitarist-and-singer Danny Jones has spoken about how vital it is to be open about mental health, especially in a band, and he ''encourages'' everyone to speak up instead of suffering in silence,...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2019

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Jaden And Willow Smith Announce New Tour

Jaden and Willow Smith are co-headlining a new tour.The siblings - whose parents are Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith - have revealed that they will kick off their 19-date 'Willow Erys Tour' tour on November 12 in San Diego, California...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2019

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Yungblud Wants To Be The Voice Of A Generation

Yungblud wants to be the voice of a generation.The 22-year-old English singer - whose real name is Dominic Harrison - wants to be known as the biggest rock star on 2020 and he is happy to be vocal about his...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2019

Robbie Williams Joins Hits Live Manchester Bill

Robbie Williams has been added to the line-up for Hits Live Manchester.The 'Angels' hitmaker will join the likes of One Direction's Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, Mabel, Mark Ronson, Anne-Marie, Tom Walker, Zara Larsson and Jonas Blue at Manchester Arena...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2019

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James Arthur Considering Move To Acting After A 'few More Arena Tours'

James Arthur is considering moving into acting after ''a few more arena tours''.The 'Say You Won't Let Go' hitmaker would love his third record 'You' - the follow-up to 2016's 'Back from the Edge' - which was released today (18.10.19)...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2019

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Bruce Springsteen Heading Back To Studio After Promoting Western Stars

Bruce Springsteen will finish his new album and plot a tour with the E Street Band once he wraps promo on his upcoming music documentary.The 70-year-old rocker has been busy with his directional debut, 'Western Stars - which he helmed...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2019

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The 1975 Plan To Perform With Greta Thunberg

Matt Healy says The 1975 are planning to perform with Greta Thunberg.The 16-year-old environmental activist made her musical debut on a track called 'The 1975' - an eponymous title given to the instrumental song which opens the band's two albums...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2019

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Niall Horan Says A Selena Gomez Duet Would Be 'great'

Niall Horan would love to collaborate with ''good friend'' Selena Gomez.The 'Slow Hands' hitmaker has quashed rumours he's anything more than friends with the 'Wolves' singer but said he'd be down for teaming up on a song together.Responding to rumours...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2019

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Robbie Williams Teams Up With Tyson Fury On Christmas Record

Robbie Williams has teamed up with Tyson Fury for a new Christmas song.The 45-year-old singer asked the 31-year-old boxer to sing on 'Bad Sharon', a song about a ''boozy office party'', which is taken from his upcoming festive album 'The...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2019

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Slipknot's Alessandro Venturella Wasn't A Bassist Before Joining Band

Slipknot's Alessandro Venturella wasn't even a bassist when he joined the band. The 35-year-old musician - who is nicknamed VMan - is good pals with the 'Wait and Bleed' hitmakers' guitarist Jim Root, and when the star asked him if...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2019


Lewis Capaldi Getting Piano Lessons

Lewis Capaldi is learning to play the piano on the advice of Sir Elton John.The 23-year-old Scottish musician spent time with Elton, 72, and his ''lovely'' family on board the 'Tiny Dancer' singer's yacht in August and during one conversation...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2019

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Kevin Rowland Not Interested In Glastonbury Legends' Slot

Kevin Rowland isn't interested in performing the legends' slot at Glastonbury with Dexys Midnight Runners.The Sunday afternoon slot at Michael and Emily Eavis' world famous festival has become one of highlights of the event but Kevin isn't bothered about singing...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2019

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Beck Thought He Was Going To Write Snoop Dogg-style Songs With Pharrell Williams

Beck thought he was going to end up making songs like Snoop Dogg's 'Drop It Like It's Hot' when he entered the studio with Pharrell Williams. The 'Loser' hitmaker co-produced much of his upcoming album, 'Hyperspace', with the N.E.R.D. star...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2019

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Leonard Cohen Inducted Into BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Hall Of Fame

Leonard Cohen was posthumously inducted into the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Hall Of Fame on Wednesday night (16.10.19).The 'Hallelujah' hitmaker - who passed away at home at the age of 82 in November 2016 - was honoured at the...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2019

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James Bay Is 'deep Into Writing' His Third Album

James Bay is ''deep into writing'' his third album.The 'Hold Back The River' hitmaker took to his social media profiles on Wednesday (16.10.19) to give fans an update on his follow-up to 2018's 'Electric Light', and it looks like he's...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2019

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Kano Will Give His Q Award To His Mum Or A Close Family Member

Kano is going to give his Q Award to his mum or a close family member. The London MC was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Music accolade at the prestigious music ceremony on Wednesday (16.10.19), and as he always...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2019


Lewis Capaldi's Bank Card Was Declined At Glastonbury

Lewis Capaldi's bank card was declined at Glastonbury.The 23-year-old Scottish star has revealed he was left embarrassed when his debit card was rejected whilst buying shots for his celebrity pals after he made his debut on the Other Stage at...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2019

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Taylor Swift 'haunted' By Songs

Taylor Swift has compared songwriting to being haunted.The 'ME!' singer finds penning new tracks a ''strange'' process because it doesn't always happen in the same way and sometimes she can't even explain where her inspiration has come from.Speaking of her...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2019

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Charli XCX Working On 4th Album

Charli XCX has started working on her fourth studio album - just one month after releasing 'Charli'. The 27-year-old singer dropped her third studio album 'Charli' last month, but she told fans there will not be a deluxe version of...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2019

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Biffy Clyro 'waiting' To Headline Glastonbury

Biffy Clyro are ''waiting for the call'' to headline Glastonbury.The 'Balance, Not Symmetry' hitmakers - comprised of Simon Neil and brothers Ben and James Johnston - have topped the bill at several festivals around the UK but although they've played...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2019

Lewis Capaldi Wins Big At Q Awards 2019

Lewis Capaldi was among the big winners at the Q Awards 2019.The 'Someone You Loved' hitmaker walked away with the trophy for Best Track - which was awarded for the chart-topping track - at the annual award ceremony held on...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2019

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Shakira Teases New Music

Shakira has new music in the pipeline.The 'Hips Don't Lie' hitmaker has just dropped a remix of Camilo and Pedro Capo's 'Tutu' and she has teased fans that she has already completed another tune and is keen to start dropping...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2019

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Big Sean Taps Post Malone, A$AP Rocky And More For New Album

Big Sean has tapped Post Malone, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill and more for his upcoming album.The 31-year-old rapper has revealed details of his fifth LP - his first solo record since 2017's 'I Decided' - which will see the star...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2019

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Kano Records Two Spotify Singles With Ladbroke Grove Steel Band

Kano has released two exclusive Spotify Singles recorded at Abbey Road Studios.The 34-year-old MC has dropped stunning new versions of 'Pan Fried' and 'Ps & Qs' from his acclaimed 2019 album 'Hoodies All Summer', which he laid down at the...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2019


Noddy Holder Can't Go Out Without Having 'It's Christmas' Shouted At Him

Noddy Holder gets people shouting ''It's Christmas'' at him ''every day''.The former Slade rocker can't get away from people excitedly screeching his last line from the glam rock group's 1973 Christmas number one 'Merry Xmas Everybody'.Noddy is quoted by the...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2019

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Motorhead's Mikkey Dee Annoyed At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Snub

Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee says it's ''pure wrong'' that he and guitarist Phil Campbell are not listed for the band's ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The heavy metal band's late frontman Lemmy Kilmister, guitarist 'Fast' Eddie Clarke...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2019

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Big Narstie Wants To Save Grime With New EP

Big Narstie won't be a ''w***e'' to the mainstream as he looks to save grime with his new EP.The 'Hell No' hitmaker - who dropped new track 'Pony' last month - wants to reinvigorate the ''underground scene'' and insisted he...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2019

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Raye Is Working With Beyonce Again

Raye is working with Beyonce again after penning a track on her 'The Lion King: The Gift' album.The 21-year-old British star penned the track 'Bigger' on the R&B superstar's multi-artist record inspired by the Disney movie remake, and the pair...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2019

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Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell Has Spine Surgery

Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell has had surgery on his spine. The 57-year-old guitarist went under the knife last week and has spent the past few days resting with an ice pack on his back to aid his recovery, but is...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2019

Whitney Houston Leads Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. have been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2020.The late soul icon and the legendary rapper both appear on the list for the very first time as the organisation...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2019

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Mipso Talk Endless Touring, Amazing Wedding Moments And Their Most Inspiring Artists [Exclusive]

Indie-Americana four-piece Mipso embark on an exciting UK and European tour this month, just weeks after releasing their incredible new single 'People Change' via AntiFragile. If you love the likes of Local Natives, Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver as much...

By Staff Writer on 15 October 2019

Lars Ulrich: Metallica Will Be Back Stronger And Healthier

Metallica's Lars Ulrich says his bandmate James Hetfield will be back ''stronger and healthier'' after they were forced to postpone their tour dates so he could seek help in rehab. The 'Nothing Else Matters' rockers were due to perform in...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2019

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Lizzo Thought Justin Timberlake Was 'lying' When He Asked For Collaboration

Justin Timberlake says Lizzo ''thought he was lying'' when he suggested they should collaborate. The pair first met at the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony in June, and when the 'SexyBack' hitmaker asked the 'Truth Hurts' singer if she would...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2019

Gabrielle Announces The Rise Again Tour 2020

Gabrielle has announced 'The Rise Again Tour' to mark the 20th anniversary of her chart-topping LP 'Rise'.The 'Dreams' hitmaker is set to embark on a tour of the UK and Ireland next November to celebrate the iconic 1999 record -...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2019


Reverend And The Makers Set To Make AI Album

Reverend and The Makers will attempt to make an album using AI (Artificial Intelligence).The cult rock group's frontman Jon McClure has revealed their controversial plan - which they freely admit could see a number of musicians, including themselves, looking for...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2019

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Avril Lavigne Returning To The UK For First Shows Since 2011

Avril Lavigne is set to play her first shows in the UK in almost a decade.The 'Complicated' hitmaker is bringing her 'Head Above Water Tour' to the O2 Academy Brixton in London on April 1 and Manchester's O2 Apollo on...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2019

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Niall Horan Wants Billie Eilish And Lewis Capaldi Collaborations

Niall Horan wants to collaborate with Billie Eilish and Lewis Capaldi. The 'Nice To Meet Ya' hitmaker was asked who his dream duet partner would be during an Instagram Stories Q&A with fans on Monday night (14.10.19), and he revealed...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2019

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Fleetwood Mac Won't Headline Glastonbury 2020

Fleetwood Mac will not be headlining Glastonbury in 2020 after talks broke down over money.Back in June, Mick Fleetwood hinted that the band would be performing when he told the crowd at the group's London concert that they still had...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2019

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Kim Petras Is Bringing The Clarity Tour To The UK And Europe

Kim Petras has announced she is bringing 'The Clarity Tour' to the UK and Europe next year.The 27-year-old pop star will play her biggest show to date on British soil at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on 11 February, 2020.The run...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 October 2019

Travis Scott Soldiers On With Show Despite Injuring Knee

Travis Scott badly injured his knee during his performance at Rolling Loud in New York - but continued the show like a pro.The 'Astroworld' rapper took a nasty fall on stage at the festival at Citi Field in Queens on...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 October 2019

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Kylie Minogue Pens Song For Saara Aalto's Christmas EP

Kylie Minogue has penned a song for Saara Aalto's upcoming Christmas EP.The Finnish pop star - who shot to fame after becoming a finalist on 'The X Factor' in 2016 - has revealed the 'Golden' singer gave her the festive...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 October 2019

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Cliff Richard Announces Tour To Celebrate His 80th Birthday

Sir Cliff Richard has announced a UK tour to mark his 80th birthday.The 'Devil Woman' hitmaker announced on his 79th birthday (14.10.19) that he will be hitting the road on 'The Great 80 Tour' next year, which kicks off in...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 October 2019

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Taylor Swift Praises Madonna's 'outstanding' Madame X Live Show

Taylor Swift says Madonna put on ''an outstanding show''.The 'You Need to Calm Down' hitmaker saw the Queen of Pop live in Brooklyn over the weekend, and she showered the 'Material Girl' singer with praise over her 'Madame X' tour.Taking...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 October 2019

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