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Shaun Ryder Says Collaboration With Noel Gallagher Has Black Grape Vibe

Shaun Ryder's collaboration with Noel Gallagher sounds like "Black Grape mixed" with the former Oasis star's sound.The two rock legends teamed up during the COVID-19 lockdown to make music together and Shaun is delighted with...

Happy Mondays Star Bez Feared For His Life Amid Covid-19 Battle

Happy Mondays star Bez thought he was going to die amid his battle with COVID-19.The 56-year-old dancer felt like he had suffered a heart attack when he fell poorly with coronavirus last year, and he...

Happy Mondays' Bez Makes Vocal Debut On Trippy Doorly Track

Happy Mondays' Bez has made his vocal debut on ‘Flying Bus’, his collaboration with house producer and DJ Doorly.The 56-year-old dancer is best known for shaking his maracas on stage alongside Shaun Ryder and co,...

Shaun Ryder: I Couldn't Live A Rock 'N' Roll Life Now

Shaun Ryder says he'd "probably be locked up in a loony bin" if he was still living a wild rock 'n' roll lifestyle.The Happy Mondays singer was renowned for his hard partying lifestyle when the...

Shaun Ryder Teases All-star Solo Album

Shaun Ryder has hinted he’s got huge surprise guests on his new album.The Happy Mondays frontman used lockdown to finally complete work on ‘Visits From Future Technology’ – a record he started over a decade...

Shaun Ryder Says Drugs Have Given Him His Libido Back

Shaun Ryder thinks his medication has reignited his libido.The 58-year-old star believes he's currently taking more drugs than ever and according to his wife Joanne Ryder, it's helping to improve their love life.Shaun shared: "I’m...

'They Keep Appearing': Shaun Ryder Still Sees Aliens

Shaun Ryder is still "seeing aliens".The Happy Mondays and Black Grape star - whose 2013 series, 'Shaun Ryder On UFOs', saw him travel around the world in search of the truth about UFOs - has...

'I Had Hollywood And I Blew It': Shaun Ryder Could've Been A Big Movie Star

Shaun Ryder claims he could've been a household name in Hollywood.The Happy Mondays star appeared in 1998's 'The Avengers' as Donavan alongside the likes of Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman, but he screwed up his...

Donovan Recalls Wild Ecstasy Trip With Happy Mondays

Donovan took Ecstasy with the Happy Mondays.The 60s folk legend and his wife Linda were introduced to the drug by their former son-in-law Shaun Ryder - who was married to their daughter Orielle at the...

Shaun Ryder Offered Reality Show

Shaun Ryder insists he's too ''boring'' for a reality show.The Happy Mondays frontman claims he's been approached multiple times to have cameras put in his home but he doesn't think the nation would find his...

Shaun Ryder Claims Fans Try To Sell Him Drugs

Shaun Ryder has claimed fans try to sell him drugs all the time.The 57-year-old Happy Mondays and Black Grape star hasn't touched alcohol or drugs for more than a decade, but that hasn't stopped people...

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 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...

Bez Selling Honey For Charity

The former Happy Mondays star, real name Mark Berry, launched a campaign to boost Britain's bee population in 2013 and installed hives in a rooftop garden in the centre of his hometown....

Shaun Ryder Spooked By Close Encounter After Ufo Tv Show

The Happy Mondays frontman travelled to Chile in 2012 to shoot a show about extraterrestrials, and shortly after returning to the U.K. he was stunned to see a mystery craft outside his home....

Shaun Ryder's Life-changing Trip

Shaun Ryder found recording in Panama ''life changing''. The 52-year-old singer was joined by his Happy Mondays bandmates to live with the Embera Drua tribe to record a single for new show 'Singing in the...

Happy Mondays Record First New Song In 20 Years

Happy Mondays have recorded their first song in 20 years with a rainforest tribe in Central America. While on a trip to Panama to film reality TV series 'Singing In The Rainforest', the 'Step On'...

Happy Mondays Sign Up For Reality Tv Show

The reformed hellraiser won a new army of fans when he appeared as a contestant on British survival show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2010. Now he is...

Bez Stung By Bees For Two Years

The Happy Mondays star, real name Mark Berry, started bee-keeping in 2013 in a bid to stop the dramatic decline in honeybee colonies and its potentially damaging effect on the environment. However,...

Shaun Ryder Takes Aim At Stephen Hawking Over Aliens

The British physicist stated in a 2010 documentary that it would be a disaster for Earth if extraterrestrials landed on the planet, and suggested experts should stop trying to find and communicate with...

Shaun Ryder Agrees To Jungle Tv Show Return

The Happy Mondays star garnered a new army of fans when he appeared in the 2010 series of the U.K. reality show and entertained viewers with his antics, eventually finishing second to singer...

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 Headline Bl9

Happy Mondays and Razorlight are to headline the BL9 Weekender.The 'Step On' rockers and 'America' hitmakers will top the bill at Bury FC's Gigg Lane ground over the weekend of 13-14 June, while a host...

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 Wants To Write For Taylor Swift

Shaun Ryder wants to write songs for Taylor Swift and One Direction.The Happy Monday singer - who has six children from three relationships, including three with current wife Joanne - claims he doesn't know much...

Bez Wants Britons To Grow Their Own Food

Former Happy Mondays star Bez wants organic gardens installed on top of every office block in Britain in an effort to provide cheap food.The dancer, real name Mark Berry, plans to run in the 2015...

Bez Refusing To Give Up Drugs For Political Run

Happy Mondays star and aspiring politician Bez is refusing to give up drugs for his election run.The former dancer, real name Mark Berry, recently revealed his plan to stand in the U.K.'s 2015 general election...

Happy Mondays Cancel Show

British band Happy Mondays have scrapped a show in England on Wednesday (04Dec13) due to "unforeseen circumstances".The Kinky Afro hitmakers, who are currently on a U.K. tour after reforming last year (12), pulled the plug...

Shaun Ryder Searching For Actor To Play Him In Tv Series

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder is searching for the perfect actor to play him in a warts-and-all dramatisation of his autobiography.Bosses at British network Itv are planning to serialise Ryder's best-selling memoir Twisting My Melon,...

Shaun Ryder: 'Miley Cyrus Is Completely Rock And Roll'

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has spoken out in defence of Miley Cyrus, insisting her recent headline-grabbing behaviour is simply part of her rock and roll persona.The former Hannah Montana star has become a tabloid...

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