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Tim Burgess Heading To Flood-hit Club For Dj Set

The Charlatans frontman is set to play a special evening at the Hebden Trades Club venue in North Yorkshire, England which was closed over the holidays as heavy rains caused mass flooding in...

Stone Roses Poster Campaign Sparks Fan Frenzy

The posters featuring 16 lemons, the fruit which appeared on the cover of the band's self-titled debut album, appeared in several shops across the city and prompted speculation the rockers are planning to...

Azealia Banks Cancels Glastonbury Set

Azealia Banks has pulled out of performing at Glastonbury.The 24-year-old New York rapper was due to appear on The Other stage at 9pm tomorrow night (27.06.15) but news of her late cancellation broke on Twitter...

The Charlatans Open Other Stage At Glastonbury

The Charlatans opened The Other stage today (26.06.15) at Glastonbury as surprise special guests.The indie rockers have been teasing fans all week with a series of cryptic posts on Twitter hinting they would be performing...

The Charlatans Open Glastonbury Festival

Rumours of the band's secret performance began spreading ahead of the 11am (local time) opening slot, which was billed as "Special Guests," and frontman Tim Burgess hinted at the news by posting a...

Tim Burgess Quit Drugs For Singing

Tim Burgess quit drugs because he couldn't sing anymore.The Charlatans frontman realised he needed to get sober during recording for the group's 2006 album 'Simpatico' because he was completely ''incapacitated'' by his habit.He said: ''I...

Tim Burgess Used Meditation To Quit Drugs

The Charlatans frontman spent years in a coke-fuelled frenzy but eventually managed to give up narcotics after becoming bored with his hellraising lifestyle. He has previously spoken of his love for the...

Tim Burgess: 'There Is No Charlatans Curse'

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess is adamant the band is not cursed despite the deaths of two members.The British rockers have been dogged by tragedy, with keyboard player Rob Collins killed in a car crash...

The Charlatans' New Approach

The Charlatans took a ''completely different approach'' to working without Jon Brookes.The 'One to Another' group - who were left devastated after the drummer passed away from a brain tumour last year - found it...

The Charlatans To Use Late Drummer's Recordings On New Album

British rockers The Charlatans have promised to use recordings of their late drummer Jon Brookes on their upcoming album.Brookes, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010 after suffering a seizure on tour, lost...

Oasis Star Bonehead Loved Stage Reunion With Liam Gallagher

Former Oasis rocker Paul 'bonehead' Arthurs has praised his ex-bandmate Liam Gallagher after they reunited onstage at a tribute to late The Charlatans star Jon Brookes.The guitarist, who quit the Wonderwall hitmakers in 1999, joined...

Tim Burgess Forms Supergroup For Jon Brookes Tribute Gig

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess formed a rock supergroup with members of New Order, Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines and The Pretenders on Friday (18Oct13) to pay tribute to his late bandmate Jon Brookes.The gig...

Liam Gallagher And Bonehead Reunite At Jon Brookes Tribute Concert

Liam Gallagher was joined on stage by former Oasis guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs for first time in 14 years at the 'A Night For Jon Brookes' tribute concert.The two ex-bandmates played with Andy Bell, Chris...

Mumfords And Sons' Winston Marshall Joins Night For Jon Brookes Concert

Mumfords & Sons' Winston Marshall will perform at the tribute concert for The Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes.The folk rock band's banjo player and The Pretenders guitarist James Walbourn have joined the line-up for 'A Night...

The Charlatans Hoping For Closure With Memorial Gig

Rockers The Charlatans are hoping to put their grief behind them by staging a memorial concert for their late drummer.The band is holding a tribute show for Jon Brookes on Friday (18Oct13) at London's Royal...

Liam Gallagher To Perform With Original Oasis Guitarist Bonehead

Liam Gallagher will perform with original Oasis guitarist Bonehead at a charity concert this month.The Beady Eye rocker will be joined by his former bandmate Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs for the first time in 14 years...

Liam Gallagher To Sing At Tribute To Charlatans Drummer

Liam Gallagher will sing at a tribute concert for The Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes.The show for the late musician - who passed away from brain cancer in August - will be staged at London's Royal...

Liam Gallagher To Honour Jon Brookes At Charity Show

British rocker Liam Gallagher is to pay tribute to The Charlatans star Jon Brookes by performing at a charity show in his honour next month (Oct13).The drummer died in August (13) after a battle with...

The Charlatans To Play Jon Brookes Tribute Gig

British rockers The Charlatans are set to pay tribute to late drummer Jon Brookes by performing a benefit gig at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall.The group was hit hard in August (13) when Brookes lost...

Johnny Marr Leads Jon Brookes Tributes

Johnny Marr has led the tributes to The Charlatans' late drummer Jon Brookes.The 'One to Another' musician died yesterday morning (13.08.13) aged 44 after a battle with brain cancer, and the former Smiths star has...

The Charlatans' Drummer Dies

The Charlatans' drummer Jon Brookes has died.The 'One to Another' musician passed away this morning (13.08.13) after a battle with brain cancer, aged 44.He was first diagnosed after suffering a seizure and collapsing on stage...

Charlatans Drummer Jon Brookes, 44, Dies As Tributes Flood In

Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes has died aged 44 after undergoing several operations for a brain tumour.He suffered a seizure on tour with the band in 2010 and had been receiving treatment, even working on new...

Tim Burgess Refused Reality Shows Over Drink And Drug Problem

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess turned down several lucrative reality Tv deals over fears he wouldn't be able to indulge his drink and drug habit on screen.The singer received a number of offers from producers...

Ian Rankin Collaborates With Tim Burgess On Debut Single

Crime writer Ian Rankin has teamed up with The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess to release his debut single.A short story by Rankin, titled A Little Bit Of Powder, has been set to music by Burgess...

Cult Soul Hero Terry Callier Dies, Aged 67, Beth Orton Pays Tribute

Terry Callier has passed away at the age of 67. The soul and jazz singer is probably best known for the song 'You Goin' Miss Your Candyman' and with a career than spanned six decades,...

Andy Williams Dies: Tributes To The Star Led By Tony Christie

Tributes to Andy Williams have been led today by fellow crooner Tony Christie. Andy Williams has died, aged 84, following a year-long battle against bladder cancer. He was best known for his rendition of the...

The Charlatans Perform At Sea

The Charlatans performed at sea last night (21.06.12)The group's Tim Burgess and Mark Collins performed an acoustic set on privately-owned Spitbank Fort - which was recently converted to an exclusive venue about one mile off...

The Charlatans Play Gig In The Middle Of The Sea

British rockers The Charlatans' latest gig was an unusual one - they performed in the middle of the sea.Tim Burgess' cult act played an intimate 30-minute acoustic set at the Spitbank Fort in the Solent...

The Charlatans To Play At Sea

The Charlatans are to play a gig at sea.The group's Tim Burgess and Mark Collins will perform an acoustic set on privately owned Spitbank Fort - which was recently converted to an exclusive venue about...

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