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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...

Happy Mondays Star Shaun Ryder Recounts Teenage Ufo Sighting

Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder has opened up about a Ufo encounter he experienced when he was 15, insisting he's still convinced he wasn't seeing things.The Step On singer, who was a big part of...

'The World's End' Soundtrack Is A Glorious Tribute To The 1990s

The World's End - the third and final instalment of Edgar Wright's 'Cornetto' comedy trilogy starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Paddy Considine - hits cinemas nationwide on July 19, 2013. It centres around five...

The Sun Shines On Isle Of Wight Festival A Year After Traffic And Weather Chaos

The Happy Mondays and The Farm kicked off the 2013 Isle of Wight Festival in the U.K. on Friday (14Jun13) on a sunny day that could not have been more different to last year's (12)...

Happy Mondays Star Bez Encouraging Britons To Save Bees

Happy Mondays dancer Bez is urging fans to start planting flowers to boost Britain's bee population.The percussionist, real name Mark Berry, wants to help save the environment by doing his part to reverse the dramatic...

Happy Mondays Postpone Australian Tour

British rockers Happy Mondays have postponed their upcoming tour of Australia just days before the shows were due to kick off.The band was due to start a series of gigs in Brisbane, Australia on Friday...

Shaun Ryder Celebrates 50th Birthday On Stage

British musician Shaun Ryder celebrated his 50th birthday on stage this week (23Aug12) during his reunion tour with the Happy Mondays.The singer performed with his band at the Ibiza Rocks concert in Spain on Wednesday...

Cher Lloyd Storms Off Stage After Urine Attack

Cher Lloyd stormed off stage during her V Festival set yesterday (19.08.12) after being struck with a bottle of urine. The 'Want U Back' hitmaker was singing her second song on the Arena Stage at...

Titanic Music Festival Sunk By Poor Sales

A two-day music festival in Northern Ireland, due to feature headline sets from New Order and Happy Mondays, has been axed amid poor ticket sales.Titanic Lockdown, which took three years to plan, was scheduled to...

Bez Axed Tour Plans Over Leg Injury

Happy Mondays dancer Bez pulled out of the cult band's upcoming reunion tour because years of bouncing around on stage has left him with a debilitating groin injury.The percussionist ruled himself out of performing with...

Happy Mondays Reunion Was Caused By Stone Roses

Shaun Ryder credits the Stone Roses for the Happy Mondays' reunion. The frontman admitted it was the fellow Manchester group getting back together which propelled his own band to reunite their original line up. He...

Johnny Marr Says Smiths Reunion Hinges On David Cameron

Following Johnny Marr 's proclamation at the recent Nme Awards that his old group The Smiths would only reform if the current UK government stepped down from power, that great commentator of cultural society and...

Mondays Star Bez To Be A Grandfather

Happy Mondays star Bez is set to be a grandfather.The dancer and percussionist became an integral member of the cult British band during their heyday in the early 1990s, and was expected to hit the...

Bez Won't Be Part Of Happy Mondays Reunion Tour

The Happy Mondays reunion tour won't feature dancer and percussionist Bez - because he's too old to hit the road.The fun-loving star, who became a cult icon in the U.K.'s 'Madchester' scene of the early...

Original Happy Mondays Reform For Tour

Happy Mondays' original line up have announced their return. The seven members of the 'Step On' group - key figures in England's Madchester music scene of the late 80s - are set to play together...

Happy Mondays Confirm Reunion Tour

Cult British band Happy Mondays have confirmed the original line-up is reforming for a reunion tour this year (12).The Step On hitmakers disbanded 19 years ago as frontman Shaun Ryder's drug addiction spiralled out of...

Happy Mondays Reform After 19 Years

Cult British band Happy Mondays are reforming their original line-up for a series of gigs this year (12) - the first time the founding members have toured together since they broke up in 1993.The Step...

No Reunion For The Happy Mondays

A representative for the Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has ruled out reunion talk following rumours the band's original line-up is making plans to tour in 2012.British newspaper The Sun reported the influential 1990s band...

Happy Mondays Set To Reform

Happy Mondays will reform next year. Lead singer Shaun Ryder is spearheading plans to get the 'Step On' group back together for a special documentary after he was approached by promoters keen for them to...

Happy Mondays Original Line-up To Reform

The original line-up of the Happy Mondays is set to reform for a huge tour, according to a U.K. report.The band was among the acts which emerged from the Manchester, England music scene in the...

Shaun Ryder Lands Out-of-this-world Tv Job

Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has landed a new TV job fronting a show which searches for Ufos.The star is best known for his drug-fuelled wild days in the British band, but has been hiding...

No Fool's Gold: The Stone Roses Confirm Reformation

The Stone Roses have reformed.Singer Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary 'Mani' Mounfield and drummer Alan 'Reni' Wren have resurrected the 'Fool's Gold' group fifteen years after originally splitting in 1996.The band have announced...

Shaun Ryder's Simply Red Confusion

Shaun Ryder once thought Simply Red were the Happy Mondays. The former Happy Mondays singer - who was famous for his wild partying in the 80s and 90s - was sharing a drink with a...

Noel Gallagher Backs Manchester Music Hall Of Fame

Noel Gallagher is backing a project to build a musical Hall of Fame in Manchester.Plans to build a venue which would house memorabilia from Manchester artists both past and present as well as a live...

Peter Hook Defends Unknown Pleasures Tour

Joy Division bassist Peter Hook doesn't understand why he has been criticised for playing the group's famous tracks with his new band. The British musician has been performing the band's debut album 'Unknown Pleasures' around...

Shaun Ryder To Release Happy Mondays Memoirs

British rocker Shaun Ryder has signed a deal to release his memoirs despite recently insisting he hardly remembers his hazy, drug-fuelled days in the Happy Mondays.The star revealed he's regularly asked to pen his autobiography...

Shaun Ryder's Lyrical Confusion

Shaun Ryder doesn't understand his own songs.The former Black Grape and Happy Mondays singer doesn't understand why Factory Records boss Tony Wilson has previously described him as a "great poet" because there is nothing clever...

Ryder To Re-record Pogues' Fairytale

HAPPY MONDAYS legend SHAUN RYDER is set to record a new version of THE POGUES' Christmas classic FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK with the reality TV star who kept him from winning I'M A CELEBRITY... GET...

Ryder Too Forgetful For Memoirs

British rocker SHAUN RYDER has turned down an offer to write his life story - because he was so high on drugs during his time with the HAPPY MONDAYS, he hardly remembers anything.The frontman has...

Peter Hook Re-recording Joy Division Songs

Joy Division bassist Peter Hook is re-recording four of the band's songs.The British musician - who has recently been playing the group's 'Unknown Pleasures' album live in its entirety - is remaking the tracks with...

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