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Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

Singer Alvin Stardust has died aged 72 after suffering a short illness. Read more...

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Ward Thomas & The Shires share video ahead of tour

Two fast-rising acts, The Shires & Ward Thomas, on a joint tour that is set to be a landmark moment for the UK scene. Read more...


Wilko Johnson reveals he has beaten cancer

In fine fettle Wilko Johnson announced that he had beaten cancer while accepting an award at yesterday's Q Awards. Read more...


Courtney Love: I'm down with strippers

Courtney Love is proud to be a big tipper. Read more...


Kate Bush pens thank you note to fans

After her recent residency at London's Hammersmith Apollo, her first full fledged shows in 35 years, Kate Bush has thanked fans in a personal letter. Read more...


Sam Smith: I don't know romance

Sam Smith admitted he's never found true love after scooping five music awards in one day. Read more...


Carl Barat and Scott Weiland to play SXSW

The Libertines frontman Carl Barat will perform for SXSW 2015. Barat recently revealed his new band, The Jackals, and plans Read more...


Taylor Swift reveals 1989 album tracklisting

Taylor Swift has finally revealed the full tracklisting for her 5th album '1989' through her Instagram account. Read more...


Neil Young to host first art exhibition

Neil Young will present his first ever art exhibition in Santa Monica in November. Read more...


Kristen Wiig and Strokes drummer 'back on'

Kristen Wiig has sparked fresh rumours she and her former flame, The Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti, have reignited their romance. Read more...


Clive Davis: Whitney Houston's irreplaceable

Clive Davis has spoken about the huge void the music industry has experienced since beloved singer Whitney Houston died in 2012. Read more...


Sting talks tantric sex

Billboard has an early peek at Sting's Inside the Actors Studio interview with host James Lipton, where the former Police frontman Read more...


Perry's 'Moroccon bday'

Katy Perry has supposedly landed in Morocco to celebrate her forthcoming 30th birthday. Read more...


Pink Floyd take on One Direction for most pre-ordered album

Pink Floyd's new album, The Endless River, has today become the most pre-ordered artist album of 2014 on Amazon. The Endless River, Read more...


Dame Shirley Bassey announces new album

One of the most iconic and indelible voices in British music. Dame Shirley Bassey returns with 'Hello Like Before,' her first album Read more...


Kim K's 'birthday surprise'

Kim Kardashian was whisked away on a romantic vacation by husband Kanye West to celebrate her 34th birthday. Read more...


Beyonce and Jay-Z 'renew vows'

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z have renewed their wedding vows, it has been reported. Read more...


Culture Club play first gig in twelve years

Culture Club took to the stage in Heaven the scene of their inaugural London show in 1982 last night to play their first gig in twelve years. Read more...


J.Lo to top Brit's Vegas residency?

Jennifer Lopez could be taking on a Las Vegas residency that would see her earning more than Britney Spears. Read more...


Aretha: I need to sing with Smokey and Stevie

Aretha Franklin knows it's her fans who decide whether something will be a hit. Read more...


Spandau Ballet add second O2 Arena date

Due to overwhelming demand Spandau Ballet have added a second night at the London O2 Arena on March 18th 2015. Read more...


Billy Joel writing new music 'for himself'

Billy Joel continues to be a composer. He's just not concerned about anyone else ever hearing the music. Read more...


Seventeen rare James Brown albums get digital release

James Brown fans have a reason to rejoice. Universal Music Enterprises has released seventeen rare Brown albums Read more...


Ed Sheeran: I'm sorry Miley!

Ed Sheeran has scolded himself for slamming Miley Cyrus' behaviour during this year's Grammy Awards. Read more...


Kesha's lawyer: She is the victim

Kesha's lawyer has struck back at a deposition in which she seemingly denied being abused by Dr. Luke, saying she only signed it due to "battered woman" syndrom... Read more...


T.I. talks Snoop, Iggy feud

T.I. has "a huge amount of admiration, love and respect" for Snoop Dogg. Read more...


Lionel Richie dismisses Kardashian paternity claims

Lionel Richie insists he's not Khloe Kardashian's father, even though she "grew up" in his house. Read more...


Mary J. Blige: Fans humble me

Mary J. Blige is "humbled" by fans thanking her for her inspirational music. Read more...


Diddy co-hosting Keys' Black Ball

Diddy will emcee the charity event with Alicia Keys' husband Swizz Beatz. Read more...

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Heaven, London
Culture Club revisited the scene of their inaugural London gig in 1982 last night for their first reunion in twelve years. Heaven nightclub Read more...



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The O2 Arena, London

Last Wednesday, I have had the immense luck and pleasure to see Ed Sheeran at the O2 arena for his last London gig. Just two years after seeing him at the Hammersmith Apollo Read more...



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