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Little Simz And Knucks Share Best Album Gong At Mobo Awards

Little Simz and Knucks were named as the joint winners of the Best Album accolade at the Mobo Awards in London on Wednesday (30.11.22).The 28-year-old rap star and Knucks became the first artists to ever...

Christine And The Queens To Curate Meltdown Festival 2023

Christine and the Queens has been unveiled as the curator of Meltdown Festival 2023.The 'Tilted' hitmaker admits his "curating" has been "erratic" of late, with the star finding themselves yearning for the music of their...

Queen Elizabeth To Be Honoured At Royal Variety Performance

Queen Elizabeth will be honoured with a special celebration at this year's Royal Variety Performance.The show - which will be hosted by comedian Lee Mack - will return to London's Royal Albert Hall later this...

Duran Duran Guitarist Andy Taylor Suffering Stage Four Cancer

Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor has stage four metastatic prostate cancer.The 61-year-old was diagnosed four years ago and his bandmate Simon Le Bon fears he will not be “around for very long”.Duran Duran broke the...

Dave Grohl Chokes Back Tears At Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert

Dave Grohl choked back tears as the Foo Fighters paid tribute to late drummer Taylor Hawkins.The 53-year-old rocker became emotional at Wembley Stadium on Saturday (03.09.22) while singing 'Times Like These' as the band played...

Nile Rodgers Urges Artists To Not Be 'Music Snobs'

Nile Rodgers says the biggest piece of advice he'd offer to anyone in the music business is not to be a "music snob".The 'Le Freak' hitmaker - who has worked with the likes of Madonna,...

Melanie C And Mark Owen Set For Radio 2 Live In Leeds

Melanie C and Mark Owen are set to play Radio 2 Live in Leeds.BBC Radio 2's annual festival, which is usually held at London's Hyde Park, is taking place at Leeds' Temple Newsam Park on...

Julian Casablancas Sells Stake In The Strokes Catalogue

Julian Casablancas has sold a stake in The Strokes' catalogue.The 'Last Nite' hitmaker has sold a portion of both publishing rights and masters rights to Primary Wave for an undisclosed sum, though it is unclear...

Justin Timberlake Sells Off Music Back Catalogue For '$100 Million'

Justin Timberlake has sold off his music back catalogue in a deal said to be worth $100 million.The pop star, 41, struck a deal for around 200 of his songs including hits such as 'SexyBack'...

George Michael Freedom Uncut To Tell 'Complete Story' Of Late Pop Icon

A new feature-length documentary about late pop icon George Michael has been announced by Sony Music Entertainment and Trafalgar Releasing. The film, which is hitting the cinemas globally on June 22, is the final piece...

Concert For UKraine Raises £12.2m For Dec Appeal

Concert for Ukraine raised £12.2 million for the DEC humanitarian appeal in Ukraine.The two-hour televised fundraiser - which aired on ITV and STV - took place at Resorts World Arena Birmingham on Tuesday night (29.03.22),...

Anne Marie And Paloma Faith To Perform At Itv's Concert For UKraine

Anne-Marie and Paloma Faith have been confirmed to perform at ITV's 'Concert for Ukraine.'The '2002' hitmaker, 30, and fellow pop star Paloma,40, have joined a lineup that already includes the likes of Ed Sheeran,...

Nile Rodgers + Chic, Becky Hill And Tom Odell Set For Concert For UKraine

Nile Rodgers + Chic, Becky Hill and Tom Odell lead the new additions added to the bill for the Concert for Ukraine.The televised two-hour fundraising event is set to air on March 29 and will...

Diana Ross Hit I'm Coming Out Was Inspired Transvestites

Diana Ross's hit song 'I'm Coming Out' was inspired by transvestites.The disco classic - which has gone on to become a gay anthem since its release in 1980 - was inspired by a bar full...

Nick Mason Didn't Know If People Would Be Interested In A Saucerful Of Secrets

Nick Mason didn't know if people would be interested in 'A Saucerful of Secrets'.The Pink Floyd drummer is part of the group with Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp, long-time Floyd collaborator Guy Pratt, Lee Harris and...

Nile Rodgers Says Johnny Marr Is Like 'A Brother' To Him.

Nile Rodgers says Johnny Marr is like a "brother" to him.The Chic legend, 69, and the former Smiths star, 58, have been close pals for years and the former has admitted he always feels "cool"...

Kaiser Chiefs Recording With Nile Rodgers

Kaiser Chiefs are recording new music with Nile Rodgers.The 'I Predict A Riot' hitmakers have been hard at work on their eighth album and frontman Ricky Wilson has been penning new songs with the Chic...

Pete Tong Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From Pal Idris Elba

DJ Pete Tong was honoured with the Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS) on Monday night (01.11.21) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to music.The 61-year-old dance legend was chosen to receive the accolade for his...

Ariana Grande Working With Nile Rodgers And More On New Album

Nile Rodgers has been working on Ariana Grande's new album.The Chic legend has revealed Ryan Tedder asked him to produce a song, which the pop superstar's fellow 'The Voice' coach, John Legend, has co-written for...

Ivor Novello Awards Unveil Nominees For 2021 Rising Star Award

Holly Humberstone, Rachel Chinouriri, Willow Kayne, Kamal, and Allegra are in contention for the Rising Star Award with Apple Music at the 2021 Ivor Novello Awards.The prize is back for a second year, with Nile...

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...

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...

Jack Savoretti's New Album Is All About Love

Jack Savoretti's new album is dedicated to love.The 37-year-old singer has spent the last year at home with his wife Jemma Powell and their children, and Jack has revealed that his lockdown experience has helped...

Lindsey Buckingham Never Got 'Closure' With Stevie Nicks

Lindsey Buckingham never got "closure" with former Fleetwood Mac bandmate Stevie Nicks.The pair were together both romantically and musically during the height of the band's fame in the 1970s and Lindsey admits that he struggled...

Jack Savoretti's Upcoming Album 'Wouldn't Exist' Without Nile Rodgers

Jack Savoretti says his upcoming record, 'Europiana',"wouldn't exist without Nile Rodgers".The 'What More Can I Do?' singer has unveiled his seventh studio album and released the new single, 'Who's Hurting Who', featuring the disco legend...

Nile Rodgers Has 11 Televisions Switched On 247 At Home To Help His Creativity

Nile Rodgers has 11 televisions switched on "24 hours a day" at his home to create white noise.The Chic legend has revealed he needs a "distraction" when he is writing songs and he wouldn't be...

Nile Rodgers And Chic Set For Hampton Court Palace Festival 2021

Nile Rodgers and CHIC have been added to the bill for this summer's Hampton Court Palace Festival.The 'Le Freak' hitmakers will headline the concert series at the royal landmark in Richmond upon Thames on August...

Nile Rodgers: 'Artists And Writers Are Not Remunerated Properly Or Equally'

Nile Rodgers thinks streaming is unfair to artists.Although the 68-year-old musician is a fan of how easy it is to share music with fans via streaming, he thinks the system is outdated and artists need...

Nile Rodgers: The World Needs Live Music 'Now More Than Ever'

Nile Rodgers thinks the world needs live music "now more than ever".The Chic frontman admits he has had a "tough year" but can't wait until he is able to perform shows for fans again as...

Rag'n'bone Man, Nile Rodgers + Chic And More To Rock 10th Big Feastival In August

The Big Feastival's 10th edition will go ahead this summer.Blur rocker and cheesemaker Alex James' annual music and food festival is set to return on August Bank Holiday (August 27 – 29 August 2021) on...

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