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KSI Says People 'despise' His Success

KSI thinks some people ''despise'' his success in the music business.The YouTuber-turned-rapper - who released his debut album, 'Dissimulation', in May - believes many people remain dismissive of his musical talents.He said: ''When the general public sees a YouTuber wanting...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 June 2020

World In Motion 'stopped New Order From Splitting Up'

New Order's 'World in Motion' stopped the band from splitting up, according to Peter Hook.The 64-year-old star has admitted the chart-topping song - which was the England soccer team's anthem for the 1990 World Cup - stopped the band from...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 June 2020

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Lil Nas X Says Blackout Tuesday Was The 'worst Idea Ever'

Lil Nas X thinks Blackout Tuesday was the ''worst idea ever''.The 21-year-old rapper has hit out at the concept - which saw celebrities, corporations, music labels and sports stars show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement by refusing...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 June 2020

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KSI: I Feel Embarrassed By My Old Music

KSI feels ''embarrassed'' by his old music.The 26-year-old YouTuber released his debut studio album, 'Dissimulation', last month, and he still can't believe how far he's come in the music industry.He said: ''I've definitely progressed when it comes to music. And...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 June 2020

MOBO Boss Kanya King Says She Was 'ostracised' By Music Industry

MOBO boss Kanya King was previously ''ostracised'' when she discussed racism in the music industry.The founder and CEO of the MOBO organisation hopes the protests following the death of George Floyd will prove to be ''a watershed moment'' - but...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 June 2020

Tom Walker's Toilet Roll Tunes As He Pens New Album In Lockdown

Tom Walker has penned 14 songs for his second album - and joked some are about toilet roll and a ''fridge looking desperate'' during the coronavirus pandemic. The 28-year-old singer shot to fame after his single 'Leave a Light On'...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 June 2020

Jessie Ware's Album Release Was No Brainer

Jessie Ware insisted it was a ''no brainer'' to release her album as normal during the coronavirus pandemic.The 35-year-old singer will drop 'What's Your Pleasure?' later this month and while her record company were open to the possibility of delaying...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 June 2020

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Mel C's Daughter Isn't Fussed About Her Mum's Music

Mel C admitted her daughter doesn't care about her famous mum's music.The Spice Girls star revealed her 11-year-old daughter Scarlet - who she shares with her ex-partner Thomas Starr - would rather be on social media than watch her mother...

By Bang Showbiz on 02 June 2020

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Noel Gallagher Lost Notebook Of Early Oasis Lyrics

Noel Gallagher lost a book full of unseen Oasis lyrics.The 53-year-old rocker admitted he wrote a lot of material around the time the group were working on their 1994 debut album 'Definitely Maybe', but the notes have never surfaced after...

By Bang Showbiz on 02 June 2020

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Music Industry Social Media Blackout Following George Floyd's Death

The music industry is observing a social media blackout on Tuesday (02.06.20) following George Floyd's death.Billie Eilish, The Rolling Stones, Britney Spears and more are taking part in the online demonstration after the Minneapolis native died after a police officer...

By Bang Showbiz on 02 June 2020

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Motley Crue, Def Leppard And Poison Postpone Summer Tour

Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett have postponed their summer tour due to the coronavirus pandemic.The four legendary acts were due to kick off a run of stadium shows on June 18 in Jacksonville, Florida, but they have...

By Bang Showbiz on 02 June 2020

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Frank Turner And NOFX Announce Split LP

Frank Turner and NOFX are releasing a split album covering each other's songs.The 38-year-old singer songwriter is joining forces with his friends in the iconic US punk band - made up of Fat Mike, El Hefe, Eric Melvin and Erik...

By Bang Showbiz on 02 June 2020

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Naughty Boy And Gemma Collins' Summer Song Put On Hold

Naughty Boy and Gemma Collins have been forced to postpone plans to release a song this summer. The music producer - whose real name is Shahid Khan - and the reality TV star were due to a drop a tune...

By Bang Showbiz on 02 June 2020

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Lady Gaga's Ideas For Stupid Love Came During A Star Is Born Sessions

Lady Gaga started writing 'Stupid Love' while working on 'A Star Is Born'.Producer Michael Tucker - better known as BloodPop - collaborated with the 34-year-old star on material while she was working on material for Bradley Cooper's 2018 musical drama...

By Bang Showbiz on 01 June 2020

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Foals Reveal When They Plan To Start Working On New Music

Foals aim to start writing new music again towards the end of the year.The indie rockers returned with their first studio effort since 2015, 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1' last year - with' Part 2' put out...

By Bang Showbiz on 01 June 2020

'Silence Right Now Is More Damaging': Lorde Voices Her Support For Black Lives Matter

Lorde is ''working out how to practise activism'' whilst ''refraining from social media'' following the death of George Floyd.The 23-year-old star was among those to attend a peaceful protest in Aukland, New Zealand in support of the Black Lives Matter...

By Bang Showbiz on 01 June 2020

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Neil Finn Taps Fleetwood Mac Bandmates For Charity Single

Neil Finn has tapped his Fleetwood Mac bandmates Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie for a new charity single.The Crowded House frontman - who joined the 'Go Your Own Way' legends as a full-time member in the wake of Lindsey Buckingham's...

By Bang Showbiz on 01 June 2020

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Rush's Alex Lifeson Hasn't Felt Like Playing Music Since Neil Peart's Death

Rush's Alex Lifeson hasn't felt ''inspired or motivated'' to play music since drummer Neil Peart's death.The legendary sticksman passed away at the age of 67 on January 7 in Santa Monica, California, after a secret three-year battle with a brain...

By Bang Showbiz on 01 June 2020

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Orville Peck: Shania Twain Collaboration Is 'Dream Come True'

Orville Peck has hailed working with Shania Twain a ''dream come true''.The 20-year-old singer has teamed up with the 'Still the One' hitmaker on 'Legends Never Die', which features on his upcoming 'Show Pony', and he was delighted to get...

By Bang Showbiz on 01 June 2020

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Blac Chyna Vows To Drop New Music 'soon'

Blac Chyna has vowed to drop new music ''soon''. The 32-year-old model has reassured fans she will be releasing her new single, 'Seen Her', in the very near future, after dropping a teaser to her new song last month. She...

By Bang Showbiz on 01 June 2020

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'It's Been Interesting': JoJo On Promoting Her Album During A Pandemic

JoJo says promoting her new album during the coronavirus pandemic has been ''interesting''.The 29-year-old singer released her fourth studio album, 'Good to Know', earlier this month, and has said promoting the record and performing for online audiences from the comfort...

By Bang Showbiz on 31 May 2020

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John Legend Says His New Music Has Become 'more Relevant'

John Legend thinks some tracks on his upcoming album have become ''more relevant'' due to the coronavirus pandemic.The 41-year-old musician intends to release 'Bigger Love' in June, and he admits that the health crisis has changed his perception of some...

By Bang Showbiz on 31 May 2020

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Noah Cyrus Influenced By Gospel Music

Noah Cyrus is influenced by gospel music.The 20-year-old singer - who is the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus and the younger sister of Miley Cyrus - has said she grew up listening to the music her grandfather made when he...

By Bang Showbiz on 31 May 2020

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Ice-T Plans To Create Retirement Fund For Rappers

Ice-T wants to create a retirement fund for ageing rappers.The 62-year-old star has floated the idea of creating a fund after Swizz Beats brought up the concept earlier this month, when he suggested developing a scheme that supports rappers who...

By Bang Showbiz on 31 May 2020

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KISS Lead Tributes To Bob Kulick

KISS has paid tribute to guitarist Bob Kulick following his shock death.The 70-year-old musician's younger brother Bruce took to Twitter to announce the sad death on Friday (29.05.20) and KISS - who Bob worked with - shared their condolences.Bruce wrote:...

By Bang Showbiz on 30 May 2020

The Wanted 'reconnect' Virtually During Lockdown

The Wanted have ''reconnected'' as a quintet during the coronavirus pandemic.The 'Glad You Came' hitmakers - comprised of Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes - have been on indefinite hiatus since 2014, and while they...

By Bang Showbiz on 30 May 2020

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Alice Cooper Learning To Tap-dance

Alice Cooper has been learning to tap-dance during quarantine.The 72-year-old rocker and his wife Sheryl Goddard, 64, have been enjoying some quiet family time with their children and grandchildren during the Covid-19 lockdown and Alice has even decided to learn...

By Bang Showbiz on 30 May 2020

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Janelle Monae Is Financially Supporting Her Crew Following Axed Concerts

Janelle Monae is trying to financially support her crew after many of her gigs were cancelled this year.The 34-year-old singer and actress had performances at the likes of Essence Festival and NYC Pride axed due to the coronavirus pandemic so...

By Bang Showbiz on 30 May 2020

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Jake Bugg Drops Live Favourite Rabbit Hole

Jake Bugg has released live favourite 'Rabbit Hole'.Following on from the release of acoustic track 'Saviours Of The City' - which was released early due to its pertinence with these times - the 26-year-old singer/songwriter has given his fanbase just...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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The Strokes Have A 'good Thing Going On' And Hope New Music Comes Quicker

The Strokes are excited about the possibility of working on new music as they have a ''good thing going on''.Julian Casablancas and co released their long-awaited follow-up to 2013's Comedown Machine' in April, 'The New Abnormal', and the band hope...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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Niall Horan Isn't Putting Pressure On Himself To Write Lots Of Tunes In Lockdown

Niall Horan is no longer ''putting pressure'' on himself to write new music in lockdown.The One Direction star felt like he had to use his time during the coronavirus pandemic to be super productive and get lots of new material...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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KSI 'desperately' Hopes He Doesn't Beat The 1975 To No1

KSI ''desperately'' hopes he doesn't beat The 1975 to number one.The 26-year-old viral rapper-and-boxer's debut album, 'Dissimulation', is up against Matty Healy an co's 'Notes On A Conditional Form' and KSI recently told his fans to stop buying his record...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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Kylie Minogue's New Album Will Be 'grown-up Disco'

Kylie Minogue is going full-on disco on her upcoming 15th studio album.The Australian pop icon has revealed that 'Kylie' is set to feature a set of ''grown-up disco'' tracks.In an interview with GQ, she teased: ''[It's] difficult even for me...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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Britney Spears Dropping Unreleased Song Mood Ring

Britney Spears has surprised fans by announcing she's releasing unreleased 'Glory' track 'Mood Ring'.The 'Oops... I Did It Again' hitmaker has decided to put the bonus track from the Japanese copy of her 2016 album on streaming services, four years...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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'I'm So Happy': Lady Gaga In Tears Of Joy As She Releases Chromatica Album

Lady Gaga has released her new album, 'Chromatica', and admitted she couldn't stop crying because she was ''so happy'' about the response. The 34-year-old singer was ''freaking out'' about her sixth studio album - which comes four years after her...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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Yusuf / Cat Stevens Is Re-recording Tea For The Tillerman To Mark 50th Anniversary

Yusuf / Cat Stevens is re-recording 'Tea For The Tillerman' to mark its 50th anniversary.The legendary singer has announced he will be releasing the multi-platinum album for a second time, this version re-imagined with the 11 songs to reflect today's...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

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Paul McCartney And David Bowie's Isle Of Wight Sets To Air On Absolute Radio

Sir Paul McCartney, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones' legendary sets from the Isle of Wight Festival will be aired in place of the festival on Absolute Radio.As the music extravaganza can't go ahead next month, some highlights from the...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

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Celeste Drops FINNEAS-produced Single I Can See The Change

Celeste has released her FINNEAS-produced single 'I Can See The Change'.The 'Stop This Flame' hitmaker tapped Billie Eilish's brother to work his magic on her latest single.Celeste - who was crowned the winner of the BBC Music Sound of 2020...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

Right Said Fred Announce EP Good Times Everybody

Right Said Fred are set to release the EP 'Good Times Everybody'.The 'I'm Too Sexy' hitmakers - comprised of siblings Fred and Richard Fairbrass - have put together four tracks in a bid to provide some positive vibes during the...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

'It Was Difficult To Watch': Phil Campbell On Lemmy's Final Shows

Motorhead's Phil Campbell found it ''difficult'' seeing late frontman Lemmy Kilmister struggle through on stage leading up to his death.The 'Ace of Spades' hitmaker passed away in December 2015, at the age of 70, a short while after being diagnosed...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

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Carly Rae Jepsen Reveals Benefits Of Making Her Album In Lockdown

Carly Rae Jepsen loved creating an album in lockdown because it afforded her more time to be ''away'' from the songs.The 34-year-old singer is isolating in Los Angeles with her cat during the Covid-19 pandemic and has been using the...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

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Megadeth, Trivium, And Stone Sour Sign Up For Slay At Home Lockdown Festival

Megadeth, Trivium, and Stone Sour are among the bands who have signed up for a new digital festival, Slay At Home. The free-to-watch event, which carries the tagline ''a virtual metal music and art festival'', will take place this Friday...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

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Travis Barker And Post Malone Writing New Music Together

Travis Barker is writing new music with Post Malone after they teamed up on the charity Nirvana tribute live-stream concert.The Blink-182 drummer stepped in Dave Grohl's shoes as he performed 20 songs by the grunge pioneers with the 'Circles' hitmaker...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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Shaggy's Daughter Teases Him Over Being More 'popular' Than Him

Shaggy and his daughter joke about who's more famous as she's ''a star'' on TikTok.The 'It Wasn't Me' hitmaker - who has Sydney, 13, and twins Madison and Kelsey, nine, with his wife Rebecca - has revealed his teenager daughter...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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Ellie Goulding Announces Double-sided Album Brightest Blue

Ellie Goulding is set to release double-sided album 'Brightest Blue'.The 33-year-old pop star has unveiled her follow-up to 2015's 'Delirium' and revealed that Side B sees her lay bare her ''vulnerability'' and ''symbolises growing up and becoming a woman''.On the...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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Shakira Hits The Studio And Confirms New Music Is Coming

Shakira is back in the studio working on new music.The 'Hips Don't Lie' hitmaker's 11th studio album, 'El Dorado', turned three on Tuesday (26.05.20), and Shakira excited fans as she shared a studio snap.Alongside the picture, she wrote on Instagram:...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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George Ezra Sees Death Eaters As His Sleep Paralysis Worsens

George Ezra's sleep paralysis has returned with a vengeance.The 'Budapest' hitmaker has suffered with night terrors for many years, but the stress of the coronavirus pandemic has disturbed his sleep more than ever before.The 26-year-old musician recently had a nightmare...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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Robbie Williams: Beady Eye Just 'weren't Very Good'

Robbie Williams has claimed Beady Eye just ''weren't very good''.The 'Angels' hitmaker - who was due to return to his own Las Vegas residency this summer - has taken a shot at former Oasis bandmates Liam and Noel Gallagher and...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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Diplo And Pete Tong Join Ministry Of Sound's Online Festival

Diplo, DJ EZ and Pete Tong have joined the line-up for Ministry of Sound's online Ministry Weekender festival. The acts are on the bill alongside the likes of Sigala, MK, Paul Woolford, and Waze & Odyssey for the digital dance...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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Glastonbury Festival Classic Sets To Be Broadcasted On BBC

This year's cancelled Glastonbury Festival will be honoured with classic sets, all broadcasted on the BBC.Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the famous festival's 50th anniversary had to be postponed to 2021, with the BBC now planning to air legendary sets...

By Bang Showbiz on 26 May 2020

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