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Harry Styles Jokes About Needing Therapy To Cope With One Direction Fame

Harry Styles has joked that he could wake up in his forties with deferred mental health problems from his dizzying ascent to fame with One Direction.The 25-year-old singer shot to fame in the boyband alongside Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 December 2019

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Noel Gallagher Won't Make Another Album Until 2021

Noel Gallagher is going to take 2020 off and not start work on his next High Flying Birds album until 2021.The former Oasis guitarist has a few festival shows scheduled for next year, and he has the EP 'Blue Moon...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 December 2019

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Brian McFadden And Westlife Have 'talked About' A Reunion But It's Happening

Brian McFadden has ''talked about'' reuniting with Westlife - but it won't happen.The 39-year-old singer quit the group in 2004 and despite the fact his former bandmates - Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan - have enjoyed...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 December 2019

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Harry Styles' Emotional Solo Tour

Harry Styles' first solo tour changed him ''emotionally''.The 25-year-old singer admitted that seeing how fans reacted to the deeply personal songs he wrote for his self-titled debut record and how they embraced him as a solo performer made him more...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 December 2019

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Seven Best Christmas Songs Of 2019

Every year a handful of new festive tunes flood the airwaves, and some are better than others. This year has been no different, and while we'll always have our favourite Christmas standards like 'Fairytale of New York' and 'Do They...

By Holly Mosley on 13 December 2019

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Guns N' Roses Announce London Stadium Show For 2020

Guns N' Roses have announced a London stadium show as part of their European 2020 tour.Axl Rose and co will become the first music act to perform at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when they bring their 'Not In This Lifetime'...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 December 2019

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Rosalia Calls On Billie Eilish To Complete Collaboration They Started

Rosalia has teased that she and Billie Eilish have an unfinished song they wrote together.The 'Malamente' singer won the Rising Star Award for changing the pop landscape with her own interpretations of flamenco music at the Billboard Women in Music...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 December 2019

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Dua Lipa Drops 'playful' Album Title Track Future Nostalgia

Dua Lipa has released ''playful'' album title track 'Future Nostalgia'.The 'New Rules' hitmaker dropped the vibrant upbeat number - which she recorded with 'Uptown Funk' co-writer and producer Jeff Bhasker - at midnight (13.12.19) ''to tie'' her fans ''over till...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 December 2019

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Billie Eilish Would Be Down For A Justin Bieber Collaboration

Billie Eilish wants to collaborate with Justin Bieber.The 'bury a friend' hitmaker is a self-professed Belieber, and after finally meeting the 'Sorry' hitmaker at Coachella earlier this year, she re-released her hit single 'bad guy' with added vocals from Justin...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 December 2019

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Harry Styles Was Inspired By David Bowie Whilst Working On Fine Line

Harry Styles has revealed how David Bowie's wise words made him realise that it's OK to feel ''uncomfortable'' by a song.The former One Direction star watched an interview with the late 'Starman' hitmaker explaining that the ''best work'' often comes...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 December 2019

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Paul McCartney Recorded Secret Christmas Album Just For Family

Sir Paul McCartney has recorded a Christmas album - but he's never going to release it.The Beatles legend - who has been married to third wife Nancy Shevell since 2011 - has revealed he made a Yuletide LP just for...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 December 2019

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Nicki Minaj Clarifies Retirement Stance

Nicki Minaj won't take herself ''completely away'' from music.The 'Anaconda' hitmaker claimed in September she was retiring from her chart career to start a family with husband Kenneth Petty, but later backtracked and apologised for her comments, leading to confusion...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 December 2019

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Billie Eilish Feels 'weird' Receiving Billboard Women Of The Year Award

Billie Eilish admits it feels ''really weird'' to have been named Billboard's Woman of the Year at the age of 17. The 'Bad Guy' hitmaker received the accolade at the Billboard Women In Music Awards at the Hollywood Palladium in...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 December 2019

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Pat Sharp Thinks People Need To Live In The Moment

Pat Sharp thinks people care more about being seen at concerts than they do living in the moment.The 'Fun House' legend and radio star - who will be hosting the 'We Love The 90's' tour at arenas around the UK...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 December 2019

Harry Styles Would Collaborate With Lady Gaga If It 'made Sense'

Harry Styles would love to collaborate with Lady Gaga - but only if it ''makes sense''.The former One Direction star is a huge fan of the 'Shallow' hitmaker and whilst he has admitted that he's not one for working with...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 December 2019

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Liam Gallagher Could Face $250K Fine After Melbourne Gig Runs Over Curfew

Liam Gallagher was left fuming after being threatened with a hefty $250,000 fine for running over the curfew at his Melbourne gig on Wednesday night (11.12.19).The former Oasis star was performing in support of his latest solo album 'Why Me?...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 December 2019

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Stormzy To Address Maya Jama Split On New Song Lessons

Stormzy reportedly addresses his split from long-term girlfriend Maya Jama on ''heartfelt'' new song 'Lessons'.The 'Vossi Bop' hitmaker is believed to have added the break-up track as a last minute addition to ' Heavy Is The Head' - the follow-up...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 December 2019

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Machine Gun Kelly Pens Song For Daughter For When He Passes

Machine Gun Kelly has penned a song for his 11-year-old daughter Casie to listen to when he passes on.The 29-year-old rapper - whose real name is Colson Baker - shared a screenshot of an iMessage he sent to his offspring...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 December 2019

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The Boomtown Rats Announce First Album In 36 Years

The Boomtown Rats have announced their first album in 36 years.Bob Geldof and co will release the 10-track LP 'Citizens of Boomtown' on March 13, 2020, and the frontman has admitted now couldn't be a more poignant time to unleash...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 December 2019

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Sam Fender Cancels Remainder Of Tour Due To Laryngitis

Sam Fender has cut his UK tour short on the advice of doctors.The 'Play God' hitmaker was already forced to push back his O2 Academy Bristol and O2 Academy Birmingham gigs on December 5 and December 6 respectively, as he...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 December 2019

Pussycat Dolls Film MTV Special About Reunion

The Pussycat Dolls are set to feature in an MTV special about their reunion.The 'Dont Cha' hitmakers - Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Carmit Bachar and Kimberly Wyatt - have recorded a 30-minute mini documentary featuring interviews with all...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 December 2019

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Migos May Release Posthumous Juice WRLD Collaboration On New Album

Offset says a track Migos recorded with late rapper Juice WRLD may feature on their upcoming album.The trap star took to his Instagram Stories to pay tribute to the 'Lucid Dreams' hitmaker - who tragically passed away on Sunday (08.12.19)...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 December 2019

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Justin Bieber Teases Something Big For 2020

Justin Bieber has teased he has something big lined up for 2020.The 'Never Say Never' hitmaker took to Twitter to upload a cryptic seven-second video which featured a starry night and the word ''2020'', but didn't elaborate further. Fans have...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 December 2019

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Yungblud And Inhaler Make BBC Music Sound Of 2020 Longlist

Yungblud, Inhaler, Celeste and more have made the longlist for the BBC Music Sound of 2020.The 'hope for the underrated youth' rocker, rising indie band - which is fronted by U2 frontman Bono's son Elijah Hewson - and the 25-year-old...

By Bang Showbiz on 12 December 2019

NME Awards To Return In 2020 After Break

The NME Awards will be back in 2020 after a year off.One of the most rock 'n' roll ceremonies in the music calendar will return ''bigger'' next year after a break in 2019, with 'Loner' rocker Yungblud and Filipino-British indie...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 December 2019

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The 1975 Reschedule European Tour To Focus On Album

The 1975 have rescheduled their European tour to focus on finishing upcoming album 'Notes On A Conditional Form'.Matty Healy and co were due to kick off the 2020 run in February and release the record, the second in their 'Music...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 December 2019

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Ne-Yo Is On His Own Love-making Playlist

Ne-Yo confessed he's on his own love-making playlist.The 'Closer' hitmaker - who has four children, sons Roman, 17 months, Shaffer, three, with wife Crystal Renay, and Madilyn, nine, and son Mason, eight, with his ex-partner Monyetta Shaw - was not...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 December 2019

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Jack Black Compares Jack White's Studio To Elvis' Graceland

Jack Black says Jack White's studio is like going to Elvis' Graceland.The 'School of Rock' actor and the 'Seven Nation Army' hitmaker have finally collaborated on the Tenacious D song 'Don't Blow It, Kage', which the former White Stripes star...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 December 2019

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Halsey Dedicates Without Me To Juice Wrld

Halsey dedicated 'Without Me' to Juice Wrld at her Brooklyn concert on Tuesday night (10.12.19).The US pop star performed the hit, which she released a remix of featuring the late rapper, during her Pandora Live set at Avant Gardner, following...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 December 2019

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Chester Bennington's Old Band Grey Daze To Release Album In His Honour

Chester Bennington's old band Grey Daze are releasing an album in the late rocker's honour.Long before the 'In The End' hitmaker - who tragically took his own life in summer 2017, aged 41 - became the frontman of Linkin Park...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 December 2019

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Drake Teases He's 'finishing Up' New Album

Drake is ''finishing up'' his new album.The Toronto rapper was a special guest during DaBaby's set when his 'The Kirk Tour' hit the Canadian city's REBEL nightclub on Tuesday night (10.12.19), and after congratulating the 'Suge' hitmaker on his success,...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 December 2019

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Ed Sheeran Crowned UK's Official Number 1 Artist Of The Decade

Ed Sheeran has been crowned the UK's Official Number 1 Artist of the Decade.The 28-year-old pop megastar - who was still little known 10 years ago - has been honoured with the Official Chart Record Breaker Award accolade by the...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 December 2019

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Robbie Williams Jokes Ayda Field Didn't Make The Cut For Christmas Duet

Robbie Williams says his wife Ayda Field ''didn't quite make it'' onto new album 'The Christmas Present'.The 'Let Me Entertain You' hitmaker insisted he's a more talented musician than his partner, and he joked he had to turn her down...

By Bang Showbiz on 11 December 2019

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Tom Walker Says Songwriting Is Like 'therapy'

Tom Walker says songwriting is like ''therapy'' for him.The 27-year-old Scottish musician released his debut studio LP 'What a Time to Be Alive' this year which showcased his unique talents on platinum-selling tracks such as 'Just You and I' and...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 December 2019

Per Gessle Pays Tribute To Late Roxette Bandmate Marie Fredriksson

Per Gessle has paid a heartfelt tribute to his Roxette bandmate Marie Fredriksson following her death.The 60-year-old guitarist thanked his long-time musical partner for their ''wonderful'' 40-year friendship after Marie passed away on Monday (09.12.19) at the age of 61...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 December 2019

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Aiko Wants To Teach Us How To Find Peace In Solitude

Here at Contactmusic, we love a good new artist and Czech pop songstress Aiko is just what we needed to hear this week. She has an hypnotic new single entitled 'Down' taken from her forthcoming debut album, which follows last...

By Holly Mosley on 10 December 2019

Roxette Singer Marie Fredriksson Dies

Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson has died.The 'Listen To Your Heart' hitmaker passed away in hospital on Monday (09.12.19) at the age of 61 from complications relating to a long-term illness.A statement released by Marie's family said: ''It is with great...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 December 2019

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The Eagles To Play Hotel California In Full At Two Wembley Stadium Gigs

The Eagles will play their seminal LP 'Hotel California' in its entirety at two Wembley Stadium shows in 2020.The legendary rock group embarked on their first UK tour since the death of co-lead singer Glenn Frey - who passed away...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 December 2019

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Dua Lipa: Being Honest Bites Me In The Arse Sometimes

Dua Lipa has admitted being ''honest'' in her music ''bites'' her ''in the arse'' sometimes.The 'Don't Start Now' hitmaker - who is dating model Anwar Hadid - has admitted that whilst she accepts that her fans are going to scour...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 December 2019

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Liam Payne To Take Part In World's First Digital Signing Event

Liam Payne has teamed up with new app QJAM to offer fans a unique signing experience.The 'Stack It Up' hitmaker will be giving music lovers the opportunity to talk ''one-to-one'' with him in a live video chat from 5pm on...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 December 2019

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Harry Styles Felt 'freedom' To Have 'fun' On Fine Line

Harry Styles finally felt the ''freedom'' to have ''fun'' and be himself on his second album 'Fine Line'.The former One Direction star has admitted that he was nervous about what the boy band's fans would make of his debut solo...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 December 2019

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Lovebox 2020 Adds FKA Twigs, Charli XCX, Disclosure And More

FKA Twigs, Charli XCX, Disclosure, Jorja Smith and more have been announced for Lovebox 2020.Following the news that Tyler, The Creator will headline the Gunnersbury Park festival in London on Sunday, June 14, 2020, a host of artists have been...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 December 2019

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Lewis Capaldi And McFly Among Greenwich Music Time 2020 Headliners

Lewis Capaldi and McFly are among the headliners for Greenwich Music Time 2020. The 'Someone You Loved' hitmaker and the boy band - who reunited for a sold-out show at London's O2 Arena last month - will take to the...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 December 2019

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Sting: Juice WRLD's Death Is 'tragic Loss For Music'

Sting says Juice WRLD's death is ''a tragic loss for the world of music''.The 'Fields of Gold' singer has paid tribute to the late star - who died on Sunday (08.12.19) aged 21 after reportedly suffering a seizure in Chicago's...

By Bang Showbiz on 10 December 2019

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Stereophonics Announce 2020 Absolute Radio Gig In London

Stereophonics have announced a one-off show for Absolute Radio in London early next year.Kelly Jones and co will play the O2 Forum Kentish Town on January 21, 2020, for what will mark their first performance at the North London venue...

By Bang Showbiz on 09 December 2019

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Crowded House To Reunite For First European Tour In A Decade

Crowded House are set to reunite for their first European tour in a decade.The 'Weather with You' hitmakers' founding members; Neil Finn and Nick Seymour - who will hit the road with Mitchell Froom and Neil's sons Liam Finn and...

By Bang Showbiz on 09 December 2019

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The Script To Collaborate With Tom Walker?

The Script have teased a potential collaboration with tour buddy Tom Walker.Danny O'Donoghue and co were supported by the 'Leave A Light On' hitmaker on their US tour in 2017, and the Irish band have said they'd like to have...

By Bang Showbiz on 09 December 2019

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Lewis Capaldi Treats Fan To £5K Worth Of Greggs After Glasgow Gig

Lewis Capaldi paid a £5,000 tab at Greggs in Glasgow so his fans could enjoy a treat after his hometown gig.The 'Grace' hitmaker - who was born in the Scottish city - kindly teamed up with the bakery chain to...

By Bang Showbiz on 09 December 2019

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JP Cooper Wants To Collaborate With Kanye West

JP Cooper wants to collaborate with Kanye West.The 'She's On My Mind' singer has admitted he would love to team up with the 'Jesus Walks' hitmaker on a track, despite him heading in a religious direction with his music.When asked...

By Bang Showbiz on 09 December 2019

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Ava Max's Debut Album Is 'pretty Much Finished'

Ava Max's debut album is ''pretty much finished''.The 25-year-old pop star - who reached number one in the UK and more than 14 countries around the world with breakthrough hit 'Sweet But Psycho' in August - has teased her fans...

By Bang Showbiz on 09 December 2019

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