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Tom Grennan Reveals Awkward Moment Calvin Harris Contacted Him About By Your Side

Tom Grennan was on the toilet when Calvin Harris contacted him about their collaboration.The 'By Your Side' hitmaker - whose track with the superstar DJ was released earlier this month - has revealed he was in an awkward situation when...

By Bang Showbiz on 24 June 2021

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Shakira Is 'never Entirely Satisfied' With Her Own Songs

Shakira has admitted she is "never entirely satisfied" with her own music.The 'Hips Don't Lie' hitmaker is her own worst critic and revealed whenever she listens back to her huge hits, she finds ways she could have improved them.She told...

By Bang Showbiz on 24 June 2021

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Olivia Rodrigo Set To Stream Prom-themed Concert Film

Olivia Rodrigo plans to stream a prom-themed concert film on YouTube.The 18-year-old singer released her critically acclaimed debut album, 'Sour', last month, and she's now announced that 'Sour Prom' will stream on her YouTube channel on June 29.Olivia wrote on...

By Bang Showbiz on 24 June 2021

Zara Larsson Returns To Studio To Work On Next Album

Zara Larsson is back in the studio working on her third album. The 23-year-old singer/songwriter released her latest record 'Poster Girl' just three months ago, and the star has wasted no time getting to work on further music. She wrote...

By Bang Showbiz on 24 June 2021

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Coldplay Feat. BTS: Will This Be Among The Band’s Finest Collaborations?

Earlier this year Coldplay’s Chris Martin expressed his love of several movies and songs that he found “helpful and wonderful” - among them being BTS’ smash hit Butter. We never had the singer down as a K-Pop fan, but we...

By Holly Mosley on 23 June 2021

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Elton John Announces Return Of Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour

Sir Elton John has announced the return of his 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour', and the final dates in the UK, Europe and North America.The 74-year-old music icon had just finished the first leg of the mammoth run...

By Bang Showbiz on 23 June 2021

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Pink Focused On Wine Label During Lockdown

Pink admitted the pandemic let her focus on her organic wine label.The 'Raise Your Glass' hitmaker admitted being in lockdown meant she could give more attention to her Two Wolves brand, as she opened up on her "three different lives".She...

By Bang Showbiz on 23 June 2021

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James Arthur Hopes Fans Embrace His New Musical Style

James Arthur has admitted he hopes fans accept his musical "transition".The 'Say You Won't Let Go' hitmaker has teased a change of direction for his upcoming fourth studio album 'It'll All Make Sense in the End', and he revealed he's...

By Bang Showbiz on 23 June 2021

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Mick Fleetwood Wants Lindsey Buckingham Reunion

Mick Fleetwood wants to get back on stage with Lindsey Buckingham before they "knock it all on the head".The 73-year-old music icon - who co-founded ‘Chain’ hitmakers Fleetwood Mac - has admitted despite firing Lindsey three years ago, he hopes...

By Bang Showbiz on 23 June 2021

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Johnny Marr On Chances Of Modest Mouse Return

Johnny Marr has described Modest Mouse has "the best time of my life".The Smiths legend has responded to the chances of him reuniting with the band - with whom he recorded 2007's 'We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank'...

By Bang Showbiz on 23 June 2021

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Why Music Is Essential In Slot Games

Music plays an important role in slot games. Since this game genre has evolved from spinning simple fruit symbols into complex game mechanics and high-quality visual entertainment, the casino game providers have had to ramp up the soundtracks, too. Most...

By Lenny Barksdale on 23 June 2021

Biffy Clyro Urge UK Government To Make Touring Europe Easier

Biffy Clyro have called on the UK government to help make touring Europe easier.The rock band have joined a campaign designed to prevent "the collapse of the industry", with various artists and bands - including Radiohead and Ghostpoet - warning...

By Bang Showbiz on 23 June 2021

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Lorde Hails New Album As 'buzzy Mix' Of S Club And Fleetwood Mac

Lorde says her new album is a "buzzy mix" of S Club, TLC and Fleetwood Mac.The 24-year-old singer has described her upcoming record 'Solar Power' as a blend of folk and "bubblegum pop" and she is "so proud" of the...

By Bang Showbiz on 23 June 2021

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Damon Albarn Announces New Solo Album

Damon Album will release his second solo album in November.The Blur frontman had originally intended for 'The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows' to be an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland, but during lockdown, the...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 June 2021

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Brian May To Re-release Debut Solo Album

Brian May is to re-release his debut solo album.The Queen rocker was "nervous" about revisiting his back catalogue but is now excited for new fans to hear 'Back to the Light' - which he first released in September 1992 -...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 June 2021

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Paul Stanley Thinks KISS Is Bigger Than Him And Gene Simmons

Paul Stanley thinks KISS could continue without him and Gene Simmons.The 'Detroit Rock City' rockers look set to finish their 'End of the Road' farewell tour towards the end of 2022, with founding members Paul and Gene now joined by...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 June 2021

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KSI Worried Friends Will Mock His Singing On Holiday

KSI was worried about his friends mocking his singing on his new track.The rapper has shown off his vocal skills for the first time on his single 'Holiday', and while he worked hard to improve he knows his pals will...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 June 2021

The Gambler’s Playlist: 4 Songs Dedicated To Cards, Slots, Casinos And More

Over the years, music has had a significant impact on popularising, chastising and symbolising the various acts of gambling. If you don’t mind trying your luck out every once in a while, we have a short list of handpicked gambling...

By Lenny Barksdale on 22 June 2021

Neil Young Gives Crazy Horse Album Update

Neil Young has admitted Crazy Horse have shed "more than a few tears" as they got back in the studio.The 75-year-old singer - who announced the band's upcoming record earlier this month - has given fans an update on the...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 June 2021

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Easy Life Want To Emulate The Streets On Their Own Records

Easy Life hope to emulate The Streets on their own albums.The 'Skeletons' hitmakers - whose debut album 'Life's a Beach' dropped last month and hit number two in the UK - have been influenced by 'Dry Your Eyes' rapper Mike...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 June 2021

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Lorde Explains 'feral' Solar Power Artwork

Lorde has described her 'Solar Power' artwork as "a little bit feral".The 'Royals' hitmaker has opened up on the cover for her upcoming third studio album, which is taken from the ground and shows the singer jumping over the camera...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 June 2021

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Korn's Fieldy To Take Hiatus From The Group To Work On 'bad Habits'

Korn's bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arviz is set to take a break from the band to sort out some "bad habits".The musician has announced his decision to step away from the group for a while and will "take some time off...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 June 2021

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'It's Heartbreaking. Infuriating': Kendall Calling 2021 Cancelled For Second Year Running

Kendall Calling 2021 has been cancelled.The festival's organisers are furious after the annual music event, which was due to take place between July 29 and August 1 in the Lake District, had to be axed for a second year running,...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 June 2021

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Bobby Gillespie Relished Playing 'gentler' Songs After 2016 Stage Fall

Bobby Gillespie says playing "hard" in Primal Scream was painful after his accident in Switzerland.The 58-year-old rocker fell off the stage at Caribana Festival in 2016, and he has explained that the "light" nature to the tracks on his upcoming...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 June 2021

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Foo Fighters Joined By Dave Chapelle For Radiohead Creep Cover At MSG

Foo Fighters brought out comedian Dave Chappelle for a rendition of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ at Madison Square Garden.The 'Times Like These' hitmakers played the legendary venue on Sunday night (20.06.21) for what marked the first full-capacity show in New York City...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 June 2021

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The Download Festival Pilot Is '100 Per Cent Evidence' Festivals Can Go Ahead

The Download Festival pilot is "100 per cent" evidence that festivals can go ahead, the event's organiser says.Melvin Benn, managing director of the Festival Republic group, has hailed the three-day government test event at Donington Park for the "level of...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 June 2021

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Ariana Grande Announces Live Performance Video Of Pov

Ariana Grande has announced a live performance video for 'pov'.The 27-year-old pop superstar has teamed up with Vevo to bring her fans the "official" live recording of the track from her 2020 album 'Positions'.Alongside a promo shot, Ariana tweeted: "POV...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 June 2021

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The Libertines' Gary Powell Recalls Being Naked In Front Of Dave Grohl On A Ferry

The Libertines' drummer Gary Powell has recalled the "awkward" moment he was butt naked in front of Dave Grohl.The 51-year-old sticksman was "escorted backstage" after hitting the booze hard at Isle of Wight festival in 2006 and trashing the other...

By Bang Showbiz on 21 June 2021

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Best Songs Of League Of Legends

League of Legends has always had a decent share of the talk in the gaming world. The multiplayer online battle arena, or MOBA for simplicity, the video game was developed by Riot Games with several games of the genre such...

By Lenny Barksdale on 20 June 2021

Lenny Kravitz Inspired By Jackson 5

Lenny Kravitz grew "obsessed" with being a musician after seeing The Jackson 5 in concert.The 57-year-old singer always felt a special connection with music because it made him "feel alive" and after seeing his idols up on stage, he knew...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 June 2021

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Kanye West Hailed As 'greatest Creative' By Zane Lowe

Zane Lowe has hailed Kanye West as "one of the greatest creatives of all time".The 47-year-old broadcaster has interviewed the 'Stronger' rapper multiple times over the years and the DJ always "looks forward" to their chats because they inspire him...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 June 2021

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Jack Antonoff Advised By Fellow Musicians

Jack Antonoff got advice from Bruce Springsteen, Lana Del Ray, Taylor Swift and Lorde for his new album.The singer-and-producer only shares his music for a small group of people before its released because he isn't trying to make a record...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 June 2021

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Jay-Z Sues Damon Dash

Jay-Z is suing Damon Dash.The 50-year-old producer is the subject of legal action from his former record label, Roc-A-Fella Records - which he co-founded with the '99 Problems' hitmaker and is still a minority share holder - after they claimed...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 June 2021

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David Ellefson Won't Appear On Megadeth Album

David Ellefson won't appear on Megadeth's upcoming album.Although the bassist recorded some tracks for the record, Dave Mustaine, 59, has confirmed that Ellefson, 56, - who was dismissed from the band last month - will not feature on the album...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 June 2021

Noel Gallagher Blasts UK COVID Restrictions

Noel Gallagher won’t perform in the UK “any time soon” due to COVID-19 restrictions.The 54-year-old musician called the limitations on live music “f****** dreadful” and vowed to play in America before the UK as he believes the live music scene...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 June 2021

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Noel Gallagher: Social Media Has Ruined Music

Noel Gallagher thinks social media has ruined music.The former Oasis rocker believes musicians can no longer develop naturally by building up their careers before making it big, because social media and the internet allows for people to have their break...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 June 2021

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Dave Grohl Reveals Nirvana's Humble Goals For Nevermind Success

Dave Grohl has admitted Nirvana's goals for 'Nevermind' were to emulate Sonic Youth and then buy their own apartments.The 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' rocker has opened up on the group's iconic 1991 record, and he was blown away when they...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 June 2021

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Nile Rodgers Re-elected As Chairman Of Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Nile Rodgers has been re-elected as the chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The 68-year-old musician was unanimously voted in by the board of directors to serve a second three-year term as chairman earlier this month.Linda Moran, SHOF President...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 June 2021

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Noel Gallagher Lands Number One For High Flying Birds Best Of Album

Noel Gallagher has landed a number one album for his best of High Flying Birds album, ‘Back The Way We Came Vol 1 (2011-2021)’.The former Oasis rocker released the first greatest hits collection chronicling his post-Oasis career under Noel Gallagher’s...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 June 2021

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Moby Builds 'wall' Between Public And Private Life

Moby has built a "wall" between his public and private personas.The 55-year-old star - whose new album 'Reprise' dropped last month - has been sober for 12 years and open about his past experiences with drugs, but now he explained...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 June 2021

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Britney Spears Doesn't Know If She'll Ever Perform Live Again

Britney Spears isn't sure if she'll "ever" take to the stage again.The 'Toxic' hitmaker responded to some fan questions on social media this week and admitted she doesn't know whether or not fans will see her perform live in the...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 June 2021

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Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary Of 'From Her To Eternity' By Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

The break-up of The Birthday Party may have been an acrimonious and messy affair but it wasn't long before Nick Cave was back in the studio with a new group and a new vision for the future. When the infamous...

By Andrew Lockwood on 18 June 2021

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Jack Savoretti 'jealous' Of Nile Rodgers' Enduring Love For His Work

Jack Savoretti has admitted he's jealous of Nile Rodgers' enduring passion for "going to work every day".The 37-year-old singer worked with the Chic legend - as well as John Oates - on his new album 'Europhiana', and he was inspired...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 June 2021

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Alan Walker Revives Scatman For New Single

Alan Walker has revived 'Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)' for his new single.The 23-year-old DJ and producer has sampled the Eurodance classic - originally released by Scatman John in 1994 - on his own song 'Sweet Dreams', and he explained the appeal of...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 June 2021

Saweetie: Fame Is Emotionally Expensive

Saweetie thinks fame is "emotionally expensive".The 27-year-old rapper has shot to international stardom over recent years and while it's helped to transform her lifestyle, Saweetie admits it's also come at a cost.The chart-topping star - whose real name is Diamonte...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 June 2021

Natalie Imbruglia To Release First Album In 6 Years

Natalie Imbruglia is to release her first album for six years. The 46-year-old singer has announced her sixth studio album 'Firebird' will drop on September 24th, her first since 2015's 'Male'. Natalie wrote on Instagram: "I am beyond excited to...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 June 2021

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Sorry Noel Gallagher! Here Are Six Do-gooders People DO Like

In a recent interview, Noel Gallagher shared the reason he thinks so many people seem to inexplicably hate U2’s Bono. According to him, “nobody likes a do-gooder”, and Bono is certainly well known for his work with the likes of...

By Holly Mosley on 17 June 2021

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Damon Albarn Signs To Transgressive Records For Second Solo Album

Damon Albarn has inked a new record deal with Transgressive Records.The 53-year-old musician is set to release his second solo album on the indie record label.It's been seven years since the Blur and Gorillaz star's last solo effort, 2014's Mercury...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 June 2021

Laura Mvula And Simon Neil Release Their Collab What Matters

Laura Mvula and Simon Neil have released their duet 'What Matters'.The 34-year-old singer-songwriter and the Biffy Clyro frontman's collaboration is taken from the former's upcoming album, 'Pink Noise', which follows on July 2.The pair performed the track for the 'Laura...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 June 2021

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Nikki Sixx Announces New Memoir

Nikki Sixx is set to release a new memoir about the first 21 years of his life.The Motley Crue and Sixx:A.M. rocker - who was born Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna Jr. in 1958 - will publish 'THE FIRST 21: How...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 June 2021

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Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary of 'From Her To Eternity' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary of 'From Her To Eternity' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

From Her To Eternity is the foundation stone that paved the way for Your Funeral...My Trial, Henry's Dream, Murder Ballads, Push The Sky Away, Carnage...

Sorry Noel Gallagher! Here are six do-gooders people DO like

Sorry Noel Gallagher! Here are six do-gooders people DO like

Noel Gallagher reckons no-one likes a do-gooder. He’s so wrong.

David Bowie World Fan Convention: Liverpool, Friday 17th - Sunday 19th June 2022

David Bowie World Fan Convention: Liverpool, Friday 17th - Sunday 19th June 2022

David Bowie fans across the globe have something very special to celebrate today as it has just been announced that the worlds's first David Bowie...

Streaming until you're blue in the face: Are artists under paid each time you listen to one of their songs?

Streaming until you're blue in the face: Are artists under paid each time you listen to one of their songs?

In a recent open letter to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, major players in the UK music industry, including Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Paul McCartney...

Megan Thee Stallion - Thot S**t Video

Megan Thee Stallion - Thot S**t Video

Megan Thee Stallion pulls no punches and is unapologetically outspoken on her latest single, 'Thot S**t'.

Hollis Lomax talk to us about fermenting Şalgam, jamming with neighbour Thurston Moore and headlining Glastonbury

Hollis Lomax talk to us about fermenting Şalgam, jamming with neighbour Thurston Moore and headlining Glastonbury

Hollis Lomax; consisting of Will Rowland (Keyboard/Vocals) Hugo Keays (Guitar) Will Ellis (Bass Guitar) and Rob Taylor (Drums), are excited about "reaching an audience who'd...

Billie Eilish - Lost Cause Video

Billie Eilish - Lost Cause Video

There is nothing more uplifting in this world than watching Billie Eilish - the face of moody teen angst - having so much fun in...

Weird Music Story of the Week: Cartman-style rock covers go viral

Weird Music Story of the Week: Cartman-style rock covers go viral

If you're a fan of South Park, this is the TikToker for you.

Album Of The Week The 19th Anniversary of 'Let Go' by Avril Lavigne

Album Of The Week The 19th Anniversary of 'Let Go' by Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne was only seventeen when she released her hugely successful debut album 'Let Go', back in 2002.

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Up Coming Releases: "June is the gateway to summer" as well as a whole host of exciting new releases

There's a lot to look forward to in the first summer month of 2021, including lawn tennis, World Music Day and a whole raft of...

May 2021 Favourites: 'The Sky Is Bleeding' but we're not 'SOUR' as 'Daddy's Home'

May 2021 Favourites: 'The Sky Is Bleeding' but we're not 'SOUR' as 'Daddy's Home'

Whilst Billie dazzled for Vogue UK, Little Mix out shone all others to became the first all female group to pick up a BRIT award...

Album Of The Week: The Ninth Anniversary of 'Fall To Grace' by Paloma Faith

Album Of The Week: The Ninth Anniversary of 'Fall To Grace' by Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith's second album, released on May 28th 2012, is a stunning follow up to her quite spectacular debut album, 'Do You Want The Truth...

Tweets about Billie Eilish tour dates that are a literal mood

Tweets about Billie Eilish tour dates that are a literal mood

Fans went crazy for Billie Eilish pre-sale tickets.

Everything you need to know about viral punk band The Linda Lindas

Everything you need to know about viral punk band The Linda Lindas

These garage punk girls have broken the internet.

Bleachers - Stop Making This Hurt Video

Bleachers - Stop Making This Hurt Video

Jack Antonoff's solo project Bleachers is set to return with a new album entitled 'Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night' this summer, with 'Stop...

Seven queer artists that will help shape a decade of music

Seven queer artists that will help shape a decade of music

These musicians are the ones bringing queer identity to the forefront of music in the 2020s.

Travis Barker: The man who's bringing pop-punk into the 2020s

Travis Barker: The man who's bringing pop-punk into the 2020s

The pop-punk revival is here, and it's all Travis Barker's fault.

Why we love Martin Garrix's UEFA Euro 2020 collaboration with Bono and The Edge

Why we love Martin Garrix's UEFA Euro 2020 collaboration with Bono and The Edge

Nothing reflects the ethos of European football than We Are The People.

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