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Blondie To Hit The Road With Garbage For 2021 Against All Odds UK Tour

Blondie will be joined by Garbage on their 'Against All Odds' 2021 UK tour.Debbie Harry and co have announced their first run of shows this side of the pond in four years, which will see the 'Heart of Glass' hitmakers...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2020

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Sir Paul McCartney Drops Cryptic Clues About McCartney III

Sir Paul McCartney has been dropping hints about the release of 'McCartney III'.After The Beatles split, the 78-year-old musician released ‘McCartney’ in 1970 and followed it up with ‘McCartney II’ a decade later.Just recently eagle-eyed fans have spotted some clues...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2020

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Gwen Stefani Teases New Music Is Coming 'really Soon'

Gwen Stefani "can't wait" to share her new music with her fans "really soon".The 51-year-old singer has been busy writing new tunes and admitted it has been "so therapeutic", whilst she teased that it won't be long before she releases...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2020

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Kendrick Lamar Explains Why He Takes 'so Long' To Make Albums

Kendrick Lamar has explained why he takes "so long" to make albums.The 33-year-old hip-hop megastar admitted he can spend an entire year just working on executing a new sound and insisted he would never want to repeat anything he's done...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2020

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Two Eddie Van Halen Guitars Set To Go Under The Hammer

Two guitars belonging to the late Eddie Van Halen will go under the hammer.The Van Halen axe-slayer's 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series electric guitar with red, white and black stripes on the body and a second EVH, both of which...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2020

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Kylie Minogue Isn't Sure Her Live Stream Gig Can Be Called A 'concert' Without Her Fans

Kylie Minogue doesn't think her live stream show can be called a "concert".The 'Magic' hitmaker will be delivering an online gig on November 7 to celebrate the release of her new album 'Disco', but she admitted the lack of crowd...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2020

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'Dolores Would Be Very Impressed': The Cranberries Praise Miley Cyrus' Zombie Cover

The Cranberries have heaped praise on Miley Cyrus' rendition of their 1993 hit 'Zombie', and said late frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan would have been "very impressed".The 'Midnight Sky' hitmaker wowed with her cover of the track during her appearance at Whisky...

By Bang Showbiz on 20 October 2020

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Enrique Iglesias Is Top Latin Artist Of All Time

Enrique Iglesias will be honoured as the Top Latin Artist of All Time at the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards.The 'Hero' hitmaker will receive the accolade at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida on October 21 in recognition of his...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2020

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Dizzee Rascal Among Performers For 2020's Virtual KISS Haunted House Party

Dizzee Rascal, Joel Corry and Becky Hill are among the performers confirmed for the KISS Haunted House Party 2020.Due to COVID-19, the annual spooky extravaganza, which is normally held at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London, will take place virtually...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2020

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Tommy Lee Would Be Honoured To Be Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Tommy Lee says it would be an "honour" to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Mötley Crüe.Despite his bandmate Nikki Sixx previously claiming the band were allegedly blocked from joining the institution because of how...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2020

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Taylor Swift's Gibson Guitar Set To Be Auctioned Off To Raise Funds For COVID-19 Relief

Taylor Swift's 2018 Gibson acoustic guitar is being auctioned off to raise funds for COVID-19 relief efforts. The 30-year-old pop megastar has signed and dated the instrument, which she played 'Betty' on during her Academy of Country Music Awards performance...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2020

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A Certain Ratio's Jez Kerr Launches New Label Small Moves Records

A Certain Ratio's Jez Kerr has launched his own label Small Moves Records.The musician - who is best known as a member of the British post-punk band - has teamed up with Steve Brown from Higuera Records and Factory Records'...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2020

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Robbie Williams Helped The Struts' Luke Spiller Get Sober

Robbie Williams has been a rock to The Struts frontman Luke Spiller throughout his battle to get clean.The 32-year-old rocker has overcome addiction and is grateful to the 'Angels' hitmaker for the "sound advice" he passed down to him when...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2020

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Kanye Shares Clip Of DaBaby Collaboration

Kanye West has shared a teaser clip of his upcoming collaboration with DaBaby.The hip-hop veteran has posted the snippet of the track just hours after confirming the pair's song on Twitter.Kanye had shared a screenshot of his text messages to...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2020

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Former King Crimson Star Gordon Haskell Dies Aged 74

Former King Crimson member Gordon Haskell has died aged 74.The musician, who was the bassist and vocalist in the group in the 70s and featured on their second and third albums, has sadly passed away.A statement on Gordon's Facebook page...

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2020

Billie Eilish To Drop New Song In November

Billie Eilish has confirmed she will release a new song next month. The 'No Time to Die' hitmaker revealed on her Instagram Stories she will be dropping a new tune in November, and hinted it would have an autumnal theme....

By Bang Showbiz on 19 October 2020

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Megan Thee Stallion Teases New Album On Social Media

Megan Thee Stallion has teased her new album on social media.The 25-year-old rap star has taken to her Twitter account to remind fans that she has new music on the way, after recently releasing the single 'Don't Stop'.Megan - who...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2020

Tommy Lee Won’t Perform Virtual Concerts

Tommy Lee doesn’t think his music would “come across” properly in a virtual gig.The 58-year-old musician has recently released a solo album, ‘Andro’, and though he’d love to find a way to connect with fans with the record, he thinks...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2020

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Ariana Grande Teases Album Launch Via Social Media

Ariana Grande has teased the launch of her new album on Instagram.The 27-year-old pop star - who recently announced she's planning to release a new record later this month - has taken to the photo-sharing platform to post a video...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2020

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Led Zeppelin Were Set For Tour After 2007 Reunion Concert

Led Zeppelin were “ready” to tour after their 2007 reunion.The ‘Stairway to Heaven’ hitmakers - Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, along with late original drummer John Bonham’s son Jason - got back together for a one-off show...

By Bang Showbiz on 18 October 2020

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Katie Melua Regrets Naive Love Songs

Katie Melua regrets her earlier naive love songs, following the breakdown of her marriage.The 36-year-old singer/songwriter split from motorcycle star James Toseland, 40, in August after eight years of marriage and Katie admitted some of her songs gave an unrealistic...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2020

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Professor Green Working On New Songs During Lockdown

Professor Green has been working on new material during lockdown.The 36-year-old rapper - who released his most recent full length album 'Growing Up In Public' - dropped new EP 'M.O.T.H' in September last year, and he's been using the last...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2020

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Max Ehrich Recorded Afraid While 'falling In Love' With Demi Lovato

Max Ehrich's debut single 'Afraid' details the emotions he felt while "falling in love" with Demi Lovato.Although Demi recently ended her engagement to the 'Young and the Restless' actor, Max, 29, says he hopes the song will encourage others to...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2020

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Marilyn Manson: COVID Has Harmed My Mental Health

Marilyn Manson has found the coronavirus pandemic “mentally devastating” because he has had his art taken away from him.The shock rocker admitted he’s struggled having to spend months isolating at home on his own because he’s spent so much time...

By Bang Showbiz on 17 October 2020

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Album Of The Week: Remembering Jimi Hendrix And His Seminal Album 'Electric Ladyland'

It being Black History Month in the UK, it feels only appropriate to celebrate one of the most iconic rock albums of all time, brought to us by one of the greatest black musicians in history. Electric Ladyland was the...

By Holly Mosley on 16 October 2020

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Paloma Faith Took More Risks Thanks To Freedom Of Home Recording

Paloma Faith felt more comfortable taking risks while recording her new single at home.The 'Falling' singer worked on her latest single - which was released on Friday (16.10.20) - and the rest of her upcoming fifth studio album 'Infinite Things'...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2020

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Noel Gallagher Produces Rising Star Andrew Cushin's Emotional New Single

Noel Gallagher has produced Andrew Cushin's emotional track 'Where's My Family Gone'.The rising star's manager sent live footage of an early gig to the former Oasis rocker, and convinced the 'Don't Look Back In Anger' hitmaker to work on the...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2020

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Peter Frampton Says Pete Townshend Offered Him A Spot In The Who

Peter Frampton claimed he was once offered a spot in The Who.The 70-year-old rocker has revealed how after firing his manager Dee Anthony - when he was still struggling financially and creatively - he received a call from Pete Townshend...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2020

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Noel Gallagher Blasts Radio 1 For Ignoring Older Artists

Noel Gallagher has blasted BBC Radio 1 for not playing older artists.The former Oasis rocker - whose three solo albums with the High Flying Birds have all topped the charts over the past decade - insisted the station should be...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2020

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Slade's Noddy Holder Wants A Vaccine In Time For Christmas

Noddy Holder wants a Covid-19 vaccine for Christmas.The Slade frontman referenced the band's festive classic 'Merry Xmas Everybody' and called for a positive development during the UK's battle with the coronavirus as the festive season approaches.He told The Sun newspaper:...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2020

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Jon Bon Jovi Has 'evolved' Into New Lyrics

Jon Bon Jovi couldn't have written a record like '2020' when he was younger.The 58-year-old Bon Jovi frontman has tackled subjects including Black Lives Matter, the coronavirus pandemic, fake news and mass shootings on the group's latest album and he...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2020

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Justin Bieber Recalls 'tough' Life Chapters As He Drops New Song Lonely

Justin Bieber has released his new song 'Lonely', and admitted it was "hard to listen to" at first because it brought back memories of "tough" chapters of his life. The 'Never Say Never' hitmaker has collaborated with Benny Blanco on...

By Bang Showbiz on 16 October 2020

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Ian Brown's Delusional COVID Rant Is Proof That You Should Never Meet Your Heroes

OK, we've had just about enough of this real-life dystopian horror that the world has turned into. It feels like as the months wear on, our list of people we respect and like is getting rapidly shorter. The latest to...

By Holly Mosley on 15 October 2020

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Does Reality TV Have Its Place In Music?

We've had just over a month to digest Love Island's Wes Nelson trying his hand at a music career. The most shocking thing about Nelson's See Nobody is this: it's actually quite good. Nelson has gone for a safe approach,...

Posted 15 October 2020

Melanie C Talks About A Spice Girls Tour 'all The Time'

Melanie C says the Spice Girls talk about doing another tour together "all the time".The 46-year-old singer - who used to be known as Sporty Spice - reunited with Mel B, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner for a tour in...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2020

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Ty Dolla $ign Plans To Release New Album In October

Ty Dolla $ign plans to release a new album on October 23.The 38-year-old star has revealed via Instagram that 'Featuring Ty Dolla $ign' will be released later this month, explaining the meaning behind the title and his approach to collaboration...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2020

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Justin Bieber's New Track Appears On Snapchat’s Featured Sounds

Justin Bieber's new track has appeared exclusively on Snapchat’s Featured Sounds.The 26-year-old star is set to release his new record later this week, but Snapchatters have already been given the chance to hear the vocals for his new song 'Lonely'...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2020

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Ariana Grande Plans To Release A New Album In October

Ariana Grande is planning to release a new album this month.The 27-year-old singer has taken to Twitter to reveal to her followers that she's working on a new record and it should be released before the end of October.Ariana -...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2020

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Billie Eilish Urges People To Wear A Mask As She Wins 3 Billboard Music Awards

Billie Eilish urged people to wear a mask and wash their hands amid the coronavirus pandemic, as she accepted the Top Female Artist prize at the Billboard Music Awards.The 18-year-old singer was among the big winners at the ceremony at...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2020

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Lewis Capaldi Misses Rita Ora At Late Night London Recording Session

Rita Ora and Lewis Capaldi have reportedly been working on a collaboration in a west London studio.The 29-year-old singer and Lewis, 24 - who are two of the UK's biggest artists - have been spotted entering the same studio ahead...

By Bang Showbiz on 15 October 2020

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The Most Relaxing Music For Studying: Students Opinion

A lot of students say that listening to relaxing music helps them study. Probably, it makes the learning process more productive because music activates both the left and right brain hemispheres at the same time so it maximizes learning and...

By Andrew Lockwood on 14 October 2020

Tommy Lee: It's Sad Rock Music Is Too Safe

Tommy Lee says it's "sad" that rock music has become "too safe".The Mötley Crüe drummer is set to release his genre-hopping solo album, 'Andro', on October 16, which channels the musician's passion for EDM and hip-hop, and the rock star...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 October 2020

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'It Would Kill Me': Stevie Nicks Isn't Willing To Give Up Her Career

Stevie Nicks says not being able to sing and perform would "kill" her.The 72-year-old Fleetwood Mac frontwoman had double pneumonia last year, and the 'Dreams' hitmaker worries that if she ever contracted COVID-19, she might lose her voice and not...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 October 2020

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Stevie Wonder Leaves Motown After Almost Six Decades

Stevie Wonder has quit Motown Records after almost six decades.The 'Superstition' hitmaker was just 11 when he was signed to the iconic label and now he's launched his own imprint So What The Fuss Music on Universal Music Group's Republic...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 October 2020

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Miley Cyrus' Dua Lipa Duet Is Coming 'pretty Soon'

Miley Cyrus has teased that her hotly-anticipated duet with Dua Lipa is coming "pretty soon".After the pair teased fans about their collaboration by posting pictures in the studio with the record's producer, Andrew Watt, the 'Midnight Sky' hitmaker revealed the...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 October 2020

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Noel Gallagher Records Song For Lennon Tribute Album

Noel Gallagher has recorded a song for a John Lennon tribute album on the request of Sean Ono Lennon.The former Oasis star and his estranged sibling Liam Gallagher - the latter of whom named his eldest son, Lennon, 21, after...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 October 2020

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Demi Lovato Calls Out Donald Trump On Political Anthem Commander In Chief

Demi Lovato's new political ballad, 'Commander in Chief', is aimed at President Donald Trump.The 28-year-old pop superstar decided to pen the track instead of writing a letter to the world leader to call him out on the way he has...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 October 2020

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John Legend: I Was Determined To Release My Album This Year

John Legend was determined to release 'Bigger Love' this year.The 41-year-old singer was always adamant he wouldn't delay the release of his latest album - despite the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.He shared: "'Bigger Love' was such a labour...

By Bang Showbiz on 14 October 2020

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Miley Cyrus: Choosing Singles Is Intimidating

Miley Cyrus finds choosing her singles to be “intimidating”.The 27-year-old singer has admitted it can be daunting selecting which of her tracks she’d like to showcase to the world as singles and which ones would be better as album tracks,...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 October 2020

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Oasis' Wonderwall Reaches One Billion Spotify Streams

Oasis’ hit single ‘Wonderwall’ has passed one billion streams on Spotify.The classic track - which featured on the Britpop band’s second studio album, ‘(What's the Story) Morning Glory?’ - has had a resurgence on the streaming platform thanks to the...

By Bang Showbiz on 13 October 2020

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