Fact: Happy Mondays rocker BEZ polled just 703 votes in Britain's general election on Thursday (07May15) after standing as a candidate for the We Are the Reality Party. The low count means he has lost his $800 (£500) election deposit.
Fact: Happy Mondays rocker Shaun Ryder will test his culinary skills during a one-off Christmas edition of reality cooking series Come Dine With Me. The frontman will compete against British celebrities including former soap star Helen Flanagan and Tv presenter Kirsten O'Brien to win the money prize, which will be donated to charity. A broadcast date has not yet been set.
Fact: Reformed British rockers Happy Mondays have added two extra dates to their comeback tour due to overwhelming demand. The new shows are in London and Dublin, Ireland. The trek kicks off in Newcastle, England on 03 May (12).
Quote: "I won't say which members of the original line-up I've spoken to but there is a lot to look forward to next year." British rocker Shaun Ryder teases fans about plans to reunite the original line-up of his band, The Happy Mondays.
Quote: "She invited him home but Bez actually got on more with Evil, her bodyguard. Bez was just... Evil was just so cool. He didn't know who Julia Roberts was." Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder reveals his bandmate Bez unwittingly snubbed the Hollywood actress in the early days of her career.
Quote: "It has its place and it makes good TV. There's no way that someone like me would have got through and got a break on a show like The X Factor in a million years." Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder is pleased he found fame before the rise of singing reality TV shows.
Fact: Happy Mondays, The Fratellis, INSPIRAL CARPETS and Fun Lovin' Criminals will all play at the Versus Cancer charity concert next month (23Feb08) at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England. Happy Mondays and Fun Lovin' Criminals will appear together onstage for a collaboration.
Quote: "We'd like to dedicate a song to Tony but don't think he'd appreciate it." Happy Mondays pay tribute to late British music mogul TONY WILSON at England's V Festival on Saturday (18Aug07). Wilson died earlier this month (10Aug07) after a battle with kidney cancer.
Fact: Happy Mondays have stepped into replace Amy Winehouse at this weekend's (17-19Aug07) V Festival shows in Chelmsford and Stafford, England. Rehab singer Winehouse pulled out of her slated performances late on Thursday (16Aug07), citing exhaustion.
Quote: "My songs are f**king comic books, you know what I mean? We're not far removed from Spinal Tap, except we wear trainers instead of Cuban heels." Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder compares the British band to mainly fictitious rockers SPINAL TAP.
Quote: "There's all sort of stories about me. I've stopped listening to them. You've got to laugh at them really." Happy Mondays hellraiser and recovering heroin addict Shaun Ryder ponders his notorious past.
Quote: "(I) won't be using crack or heroin or whatever... It's f**king terrifying." Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder's upcoming Coachella Festival show on Sunday (29Apr07) will be his first sober performance.