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Tim Burgess Admits Drugs Stopped Him Creating More Top Tunes

The Charlatans' Tim Burgess believes he would've had a colossal catalogue of songs behind him if he hadn't abused drugs and booze.The 'North Country Boy' hitmaker has been clean since 2006, but he has admitted...

Tim Burgess' Father Has Passed Away

Tim Burgess' father has died.The Charlatans frontman took to Twitter on Friday (03.04.20) afternoon to announce the sad news that his parent had passed away after a long battle with an unknown illness, and praised...

The Charlatans Launch Interactive Tune Map

The Charlatans have launched a new interactive app to celebrate their career.The 'One To Another' hitmakers have teamed up with developers Modern English for the unique project 'The Tune Map' - styled after the London...

Stone Roses Poster Campaign Sparks Fan Frenzy

The posters featuring 16 lemons, the fruit which appeared on the cover of the band's self-titled debut album, appeared in several shops across the city and prompted speculation the rockers are planning to...

Azealia Banks Cancels Glastonbury Set

Azealia Banks has pulled out of performing at Glastonbury.The 24-year-old New York rapper was due to appear on The Other stage at 9pm tomorrow night (27.06.15) but news of her late cancellation broke on Twitter...

The Charlatans Open Other Stage At Glastonbury

The Charlatans opened The Other stage today (26.06.15) at Glastonbury as surprise special guests.The indie rockers have been teasing fans all week with a series of cryptic posts on Twitter hinting they would be performing...

The Charlatans Open Glastonbury Festival

Rumours of the band's secret performance began spreading ahead of the 11am (local time) opening slot, which was billed as "Special Guests," and frontman Tim Burgess hinted at the news by posting a...

Tim Burgess Quit Drugs For Singing

Tim Burgess quit drugs because he couldn't sing anymore.The Charlatans frontman realised he needed to get sober during recording for the group's 2006 album 'Simpatico' because he was completely ''incapacitated'' by his habit.He said: ''I...

Tim Burgess Used Meditation To Quit Drugs

The Charlatans frontman spent years in a coke-fuelled frenzy but eventually managed to give up narcotics after becoming bored with his hellraising lifestyle. He has previously spoken of his love for the...

The Charlatans To Use Late Drummer's Recordings On New Album

British rockers The Charlatans have promised to use recordings of their late drummer Jon Brookes on their upcoming album.Brookes, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010 after suffering a seizure on tour, lost...

Tim Burgess Forms Supergroup For Jon Brookes Tribute Gig

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess formed a rock supergroup with members of New Order, Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines and The Pretenders on Friday (18Oct13) to pay tribute to his late bandmate Jon Brookes.The gig...

Liam Gallagher And Bonehead Reunite At Jon Brookes Tribute Concert

Liam Gallagher was joined on stage by former Oasis guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs for first time in 14 years at the 'A Night For Jon Brookes' tribute concert.The two ex-bandmates played with Andy Bell, Chris...

The Charlatans Hoping For Closure With Memorial Gig

Rockers The Charlatans are hoping to put their grief behind them by staging a memorial concert for their late drummer.The band is holding a tribute show for Jon Brookes on Friday (18Oct13) at London's Royal...

Liam Gallagher To Perform With Original Oasis Guitarist Bonehead

Liam Gallagher will perform with original Oasis guitarist Bonehead at a charity concert this month.The Beady Eye rocker will be joined by his former bandmate Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs for the first time in 14 years...

Johnny Marr Leads Jon Brookes Tributes

Johnny Marr has led the tributes to The Charlatans' late drummer Jon Brookes.The 'One to Another' musician died yesterday morning (13.08.13) aged 44 after a battle with brain cancer, and the former Smiths star has...

Charlatans Drummer Jon Brookes, 44, Dies As Tributes Flood In

Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes has died aged 44 after undergoing several operations for a brain tumour.He suffered a seizure on tour with the band in 2010 and had been receiving treatment, even working on new...

Tim Burgess Refused Reality Shows Over Drink And Drug Problem

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess turned down several lucrative reality Tv deals over fears he wouldn't be able to indulge his drink and drug habit on screen.The singer received a number of offers from producers...

Cult Soul Hero Terry Callier Dies, Aged 67, Beth Orton Pays Tribute

Terry Callier has passed away at the age of 67. The soul and jazz singer is probably best known for the song 'You Goin' Miss Your Candyman' and with a career than spanned six decades,...

Andy Williams Dies: Tributes To The Star Led By Tony Christie

Tributes to Andy Williams have been led today by fellow crooner Tony Christie. Andy Williams has died, aged 84, following a year-long battle against bladder cancer. He was best known for his rendition of the...

The Charlatans Play Gig In The Middle Of The Sea

British rockers The Charlatans' latest gig was an unusual one - they performed in the middle of the sea.Tim Burgess' cult act played an intimate 30-minute acoustic set at the Spitbank Fort in the Solent...

The Charlatans To Play At Sea

The Charlatans are to play a gig at sea.The group's Tim Burgess and Mark Collins will perform an acoustic set on privately owned Spitbank Fort - which was recently converted to an exclusive venue about...

Tim Burgess Writing Memoir

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess is set to tell all about his life as a rock star in an upcoming memoir.The British singer/songwriter has landed a deal with publishing firm Penguin to write his autobiography,...

Matt Damon Blasts 'Charlatan' Psychics

Matt Damon thinks that psychics are "charlatans".The 40-year-old actor - who plays a psychic who can see dead people in his latest film 'Hereafter' didn't even visit any real-life mystics to research his part for...

The Charlatans' 'Emotional' Reunion

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess says it was a hugely "emotionally experience" to have drummer Jon Brookes back on stage with the band on Saturday (23.10.10).Brookes - who was diagnosed with a brain tumour shortly...

Tim Burgess' 'Explosive' Supergroup

The Horrors, Klaxons and Ladyhawke all star on Tim Burgess' "explosive" new solo album.The Charlatans frontman said it's taken him so long to follow up his first solo effort, 2003s 'I Believe', because he wanted...

Kasabian To Rock V Festival

Kasabian have revealed they are to headline this year's V Festival. The rockers - who have played before at the annual two-day festival which is held in Essex and South Staffordshire over the last weekend...

Thom Yorke: In Rainbows Free Download Was A 'One-off'

Offering their latest album In Rainbow as a free download was a "one-off", according to Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.The Oxford quintet were held to have revolutionised the music industry with the online release of their...

By on 30 April 2008

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