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Talented Actors With Surprisingly Good Rap Skills

Talented Actors With Surprisingly Good Rap Skills

Earlier this month, Guardians of the Galaxy actor Chris Pratt surprised fans around the world with a memorable radio appearance in which he showcased his impressive rapping skills. Contact Music looks at some other talented...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20th August 2014

Unlikely Pairings - When Comedians And Musicians Come Together

Unlikely Pairings - When Comedians And Musicians Come Together

Following surprising reports that Las Vegas rockers The Killers invited British comedian Jimmy Carr to join them onstage at V Festival, Contact Music looks at five of the most unlikely pairings from the worlds of...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 19th August 2014

Sir Elton John Distances Himself From UKIP After Party Leader Hints At Support

Sir Elton John Distances Himself From UKIP After Party Leader Hints At Support

Sir Elton John will not be favouring any political party in the UK election - despite claims from Nigel Farage that the singer may support his party, Ukip. The politician told an internet radio station...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 19th August 2014

Pussy Riot To Appear In Third Series Of 'House Of Cards'

Pussy Riot To Appear In Third Series Of 'House Of Cards'

Members of the Russian punk group imprisoned for their protest against their government are set to appear in the next season of acclaimed US drama House of Cards.Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, of punk bandPussy...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13th August 2014

What Are Zooey Deschanel's Best Cover Versions?

What Are Zooey Deschanel's Best Cover Versions?

‘New Girl’ star Zooey Deschanel is a woman of many talents. While many know her as the quirky school teacher Jess in the hit US TV show or from roles in films such as 500...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 13th August 2014

So, Who's Playing ‘Secret Sets’ At Reading And Leeds 2014?

So, Who's Playing ‘Secret Sets’ At Reading And Leeds 2014?

Every year, festival campsites buzz with rumours of ‘favourite bands playing secret slots’ and unlikely artists playing impromptu performances. As an event with a rich history of putting on secret shows, this month’s Reading and...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 12th August 2014

City Of Seattle Breaks Ground On Jimi Hendrix Memorial Park

City Of Seattle Breaks Ground On Jimi Hendrix Memorial Park

Two-and-a-half acres of land in his hometown has been officially marked out for a long-awaited park in honour of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix.The City Of Seattle officially broke ground on the Jimi Hendrix Park -...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 12th August 2014

Pop Stars You Never Knew Could Rap

Pop Stars You Never Knew Could Rap

Earlier this month, Beyonce released a remix of her track Flawless - featuring a guest spot from hip hop star Nicki Minaj.The track, which featured the two divas performing together on record for the first...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 12th August 2014

Did Marianne Faithfull's Ex-Boyfriend Kill Jim Morrison?

Did Marianne Faithfull's Ex-Boyfriend Kill Jim Morrison?


Marianne Faithfull has shocked the music world by claiming her ex-boyfriend killed The Doors singer Jim Morrison.In a detailed interview with MOJO, the singer and actress claims her then-boyfriend Jean de Breiteuil, a heroin dealer,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 6th August 2014

The Libertines On Prostitutes, Football And ‘How Pete Doherty Kidnapped Us…’

The Libertines On Prostitutes, Football And ‘How Pete Doherty Kidnapped Us…’

While it may have been one of the most anticipated reunions of the year, The Libertines are still proving to be as chaotic and unpredictable as they were in The Good Old Days. The cult...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 6th August 2014

Foo Fighters - The Five Most Unexpected Live Moments

Foo Fighters - The Five Most Unexpected Live Moments

Last week, legendary rockers the Foo Fighters were announced as headliners for the Invictus Games Closing Party in London’s Olympic Park. The September concert - which will celebrate Prince Harry’s four-day sporting event for injured...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 5th August 2014

Johnny Depp To Play Guitar On 'Lost' Bob Dylan Album

Johnny Depp To Play Guitar On 'Lost' Bob Dylan Album

Johnny Depp will appear alongside some of the biggest names in music on a new album of ‘lost’ Bob Dylan songs.Depp, who turned 51 this year, will play guitar on Lost On The River: The...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 5th August 2014

X Factor Judges Star In £1million 'Game Of Thrones Promo'

X Factor Judges Star In £1million 'Game Of Thrones Promo'

The latest series of the X Factor looks set to be the most epic one yet - if the first promo is anything to go by. While every year the X Factor judges battle it...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 4th August 2014

First Impression - Karen O Premieres First Song From Solo Album

First Impression - Karen O Premieres First Song From Solo Album

Not many artists have their break-out year after more than a decade in the spotlight. So far 2014 has been shaping up to be pretty great for Karen O - the singer from New York...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th July 2014

The Best Tributes to the Late, Great Bobby Womack

The Best Tributes to the Late, Great Bobby Womack

Tributes from the entertainment world flooded in for the late soul singer Bobby Womack, who died on Friday (27 June), aged 70.Womack, whose career spanned almost six decades, had worked with artists ranging from Sam...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 3rd July 2014

Could Prince Still Play Glastonbury?

Could Prince Still Play Glastonbury?

Festival goers could still party like its 1999 this weekend, as rumours that Prince could still appear at Glastonbury continue to surface. As we previously reported, it was revealed this week that negotiations to book...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 26th June 2014

Alex Turner To "Dust Off Tunic" For The Libertines Reunion Shows

Alex Turner To "Dust Off Tunic" For The Libertines Reunion Shows

Alex Turner said he would ‘relish’ the opportunity to see the newly-reformed Libertines perform live - suggesting he might even ‘knock the dust off his old tunic’ in support of the indie icons. Both Turner...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th June 2014

'Snap Out Of It' - 5 Things We Learnt From Arctic Monkeys New Video

'Snap Out Of It' - 5 Things We Learnt From Arctic Monkeys New Video

The Sheffield band released the official video for ‘Snap Out of It’ last week (Monday 16 June). The track is the sixth single to be taken from last year’s critically acclaimed album, AM. The video...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th June 2014

Famous Excuses Morrissey Has Used To Cancel Shows

Famous Excuses Morrissey Has Used To Cancel Shows

Earlier this week, former Smiths frontman Morrissey came under fire from fans after cancelling the remaining dates of his North American tour. The 55-year-old left thousands of US fans disappointed after pulling the gigs due...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 16th June 2014

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Mid-Week Playlist: 15 Happy Tunes To Get You Through Work

Mid-Week Playlist: 15 Happy Tunes To Get You Through Work

From 'Happy' to 'Banana Pancakes', these are soaked in positivity.

Mariah Carey - With You Video

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Mariah Carey is the picture of glamour in the black and white video for her brand new single 'With You'. It's the lead single from her forthcoming...

Eminem - Venom Video

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Eminem draws attention to the negative response his 2017 album 'Revival' received in the video for his latest song 'Venom'; a song recorded for the...

Anna Calvi - All Saints Church, Hove 5.10.2018 Live Review

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