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We Are Scientists Back In The UK For Five 2012 Festivals

We Are Scientists will be playing live in the UK this year for the first time since the release of their last album 'Barbara' in 2010 in five summer festivals plus a UK tour.After performing...

Buzzcocks Reunite With Founder Howard Devoto

British punk icons Buzzcocks are to reunite with founder member Howard Devoto onstage for the first time since he quit the band in 1977.Devoto formed the group with guitarist Pete Shelley in 1976 but left...

Sex Pistols Sign Record Deal To Re-release 'Never Mind The B*llocks'

Sex Pistols have signed a deal with Universal to release an expanded and repackaged version of 'Never Mind The B*llocks;' punk of course has now sold out many times since its initial youthful burst onto...

Coachella Line Up 2012: At The Drive-in Make Their Return

Coachella announced its line-up for 2012 on Monday (January 9, 2012), naming the likes of The Kaiser Chiefs, Noel Gallagher and The Hives among its three-day bill to take place firstly between April 13th to...

Ash's Accidental Undertones

Ash sounded like The Undertones by accident. The 'Girl From Mars' hitmakers were often compared to the 'Teenage Hits' group when they started their career in 1992, but were initially confused as to why as...

Frank Black Donates 100,000 Pound To Keep Club Open

Frank Black has reportedly donated £100,000 to a fund fighting to keep a London venue open. The Pixies frontman has backed a campaign to save the 100 Club, which is presently facing closure due to...

Frank Black Donates £100,000 To Keep Club Open

Frank Black has reportedly donated £100,000 to a fund fighting to keep a London venue open. The Pixies frontman has backed a campaign to save the 100 Club, which is presently facing closure due to...

The Slits Singer Dies

Punk singer Ari-Up, John Lydon's step daughter, has died. The lead singer of influential 70s group The Slits, real name Arianna Forster, has passed away aged 48 as the result of a "serious illness". A...

Preston's 'Love' For Chantelle

Preston claims he stormed off 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' - because he loved Chantelle so much.Talking to Vanessa about the time he famously walked off the TV quiz show, Preston admits he was deeply hurt...

Buzzcocks Reform For U.s. Tour

British punk icons THE BUZZCOCKS have reunited for a U.S. summer (10) tour.Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle's last reunion ended in 2007 - but the duo is ready to hit the road together again with...

Shelley Stunned By Buzzcocks Bands

BUZZCOCKS frontman PETE SHELLEY is constantly stunned when the rock stars of today tell him how important his punk upstarts were. The Orgasm Addict singer admits the likes of Radiohead's Thom Yorke and various members...

Troubled World Of Twist Star Dies

WORLD OF TWIST frontman TONY OGDEN has died of as yet unknown causes. He was 44. The troubled singer-turned-drummer took the Manchester, England, music scene by storm during the 1990s, working with late BUZZCOCKS producer...

Cash Up For Three Mojo Awards

Late country legend JOHNNY CASH has been nominated for three posthumous Mojo Awards. The singer, who died two years ago, is nominated for the Icon Award and Inspiration Award, while a box-set of his recordings...

Stars Sign Up To Play Anti-racism Festival

Ex-BLUR guitarist GRAHAM COXON and THE BUZZCOCKS are among the artists who will perform at the UK's biggest anti-racism festival in London's Finsbury Park on 8 July (06). The free event, organised by London Mayor...

Monkeys Team Up With Cooper Clarke

Indie rockers ARCTIC MONKEYS are collaborating with punk poet JOHN COOPER CLARKE on some new songs. The I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR hitmakers are convinced 57-year-old Cooper Clarke, who performed as an...

Shelley And Diggle: The War Continues

BUZZCOCKS frontmen PETE SHELLEY and STEVE DIGGLE still fight over who writes the better songs - and it always gets physical. Shelley insists he has the upper hand at verbally outwitting his guitar-slinging bandmate,...

Stone Roses And Happy Mondays To Mark Easter In Manchester

Stars of THE STONE ROSES and HAPPY MONDAYS will lead a parade through their native Manchester, England this Easter as part of a BBC celebration of the religious festival. IAN BROWN and BEZ will...

Elton Joins Peel Tribute Line-up

SIR ELTON JOHN has confirmed he will be joining a bevy of rockers to re-record BUZZCOCKS hit EVER FALLEN IN LOVE? as a tribute to the late British radio DJ JOHN PEEL. ROCKET MAN...

Buzzcocks Star Immortalised By Hotdog Restaurant

THE BUZZCOCKS guitarist STEVE DIGGLE has been immortalised by a Chicago, Illinois restaurateur who has named a hotdog after the iconic punk rocker. DOUG SOHN - who owns Hot Doug's Sausage Superstore - was...

Sioux's Heartbreak Over Her 'Favourite Guitarist'

Punk star SIOUXSIE SIOUX is still wracked with grief at the death of her favourite guitarist - fellow BANSHEE JOHN McGEOGH - who died just before she asked him to collaborate with her at her...

Green Day Fail To Impress Punk Icon

Rock superstars GREEN DAY were left red-faced after meeting their hero, THE BUZZCOCKS guitarist STEVE DIGGLE - but he had no idea who they were. The AMERICAN IDIOT stars, who are hailed by their...

Outkast's A Melting Pot For Andre

OUTKAST rapper ANDRE 'DRE 3000' BENJAMIN refuses to limit his musical horizons to a specific genre - because he's influenced by all styles. The HEY YA! star listened to seventies punk bands when recording...

Pistols Named Punk's Best

The SEX PISTOLS' NEVER MIND THE B******S HERE'S THE SEX PISTOLS has topped a new list of the best punk albums ever. The group's revered 1977 album, which featured punk classics ANARCHY IN THE...

Oasis Hit Tops Poll Of Best Manchester Songs

Badboy rockers OASIS have topped a poll of the greatest pop song to come out of Manchester, England, with their 1994 smash LIVE FOREVER. Oasis - fronted by the notorious GALLAGHER brothers - beat...

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