Music News and Festival Updates 4th September 2013

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Lady Gaga Thrills Tlc Pair With Old Song

Lady Gaga held back a new song she has handed to Tlc stars Tionne 't-Boz' Watkins and Rozonda 'chilli' Thomas because she feared it sounded too much...

4th September 2013 1:31

Freddie Mercury Film 'Probably Not Going To Happen'

The screenwriter of the much-anticipated Freddie Mercury biopic fears the project will be shelved after Sacha Baron Cohen's decision to walk away...

4th September 2013 1:31

Jennifer Lopez Credits Marc Anthony With Singing Confidence

Superstar Jennifer Lopez has her ex-husband Marc Anthony to thank for boosting her confidence as a singer in 2008 when she harboured serious doubts...

4th September 2013 1:31

Max George Moved To Act By Blackfish Documentary

The Wanted star Max George has vowed never to attend an orca show again after tuning in to watch "heartbreaking" killer whale documentary...

4th September 2013 1:31

U.k. Rapper Wiley Leads Mobo Award Nominations

British rapper Wiley will lead the way at the 2013 Music Of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards after picking up four nominations on Tuesday (03Sep13).The...

4th September 2013 1:31

Oasis Boss Calls On New Acts To Hand Over Demos At Liverpool Dj Gig

The man behind Oasis has invited new acts to hand him their demo tapes as he Djs at a new nightclub in Liverpool, England this weekend (06Sep13).Alan...

4th September 2013 1:31

The Things They Say: 3847741

"It's funny, early on with Beau (aka Casper Smart), I remember telling him how I have a real button on being ignored. And he was like, 'Listen, if...

4th September 2013 1:31

Fascinating Fact: 3847742

R&B star John Legend's new album, Love In The Future, features a song titled Dream, which was co-written by pop singer Joe Jonas.

4th September 2013 1:31

Haim Threaten To Leak Album

Haim have threatened to leak their album. The 'Forever' band - sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim - are eagerly awaiting the release of 'Days Are...

4th September 2013 6:21

Fire Breaks Out At Liam Payne's London Apartment

Three of Liam Payne's friends were taken to hospital on Monday (02Sep13) after a horrific fire broke out at the One Direction star's London...

4th September 2013 8:12

Rapper Tyga Sued Over Borrowed Gems

Rapper Tyga is facing legal action over two pricey pieces of jewellery.The Rack City hitmaker has been hit with a lawsuit from California firm Jason...

4th September 2013 8:12

Vampire Weekend And Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Scoop Top Prizes At Aim Awards

Vampire Weekend and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were the big winners at the Association of Independent Music Awards in London on Tuesday...

4th September 2013 8:12

Drake: 'No Rap Rivalry With Kanye West'

Drake has denied reports he is feuding with former collaborator Kanye West, insisting he can't wait to get back in the studio with the hip-hop...

4th September 2013 8:12

Cliff Richard To Release 100th Album

Veteran British star Sir Cliff Richard has ruled out retirement after unveiling plans to release his 100th album.The 72-year-old Living Doll singer...

4th September 2013 8:12

Korn Bring Back Family Values For One Date Only

Heavy rockers Korn are bringing back their Family Values festival for one day only.The group launched the rock-rap tour concept in 1998 but haven't...

4th September 2013 8:12

Justin Vernon Going Back To Alma Mater For Upcoming Gig

Singer/songwriter Justin Vernon is returning to his alma mater in Wisconsin to perform with his rock band Volcano Choir.The Bon Iver frontman...

4th September 2013 8:12

Oscar Isaac Discovers New Guitar Skill From Inside Llewyn Davis

Rocker-turned-actor Oscar Isaac has adopted a new style of guitar playing in his music after having to learn the skill for his new film Inside Llewyn...

4th September 2013 8:12

The Killers Make Cryptic Announcement

The Killers have made a cryptic ten year anniversary announcement. The band - which includes Brandon Flowers, Ronnie Vannucci Jr., Dave Keuning and...

4th September 2013 8:21

Sir Cliff Richard Vows To "Never Stop" As He Brings Out 100th Album

Sir Cliff Richard has had one heck of a career, and a long, long one at that, but this by no means indicates that he has plans of slowing down any...

4th September 2013 8:47

Kanye West Puts On Hit-filled Performance For Dictator's Grandson For Huge Sum

Kanye West has just pulled a Jennifer Lopez, meaning that the rapper was handed a huge sum of money to perform in some far-flung destination for the...

4th September 2013 9:29

Little Richard Retiring

Little Richard is retiring. The rock 'n' roll pioneer - famed for his elaborate shows, outrageous costumes and larger-than-life showmanship - is set...

4th September 2013 10:00

Lady Gaga Fans Will Choose Next Single From Artpop

Lady Gaga has asked her fans to choose her next single. It seems likely 'Sex Dreams' - which Gaga debuted live at the iTunes festival in London on...

4th September 2013 10:00

Spotify The Difference: Your Playlists, Ministry Of Sounds' Playlists

Yet another controversial hour for music streaming giants Spotify as the Ministry of Sound have confirmed they’re suing over the use of playlists....

4th September 2013 11:44

Albert Hammond, Jr.: 'I Was Hooked On Heroin And Cocaine'

The Strokes rocker Albert Hammond, Jr. has opened up about his drug hell, confessing he spent years hooked on heroin and cocaine at the height of the...

4th September 2013 12:10

Michael Eavis Sparks Rumours Of Prince And Madonna For Glastonbury

Organisers of Britain's biggest rock festival have sparked speculation over the identity of next year's (14) headline acts by stating they have never...

4th September 2013 12:10

Dave Brock Picks Up Lifetime Achievement Award

Hawkwind rocker Dave Brock has been honoured for his career with a lifetime achievement award.The 72-year-old guitarist, who founded the band in...

4th September 2013 12:10

2 Chainz's Tour Bus Loaded With Guns And Drugs

A tour bus used by rapper 2 Chainz was loaded with guns and drugs when cops pulled it over in Oklahoma last month (Aug13).The rapper, real name...

4th September 2013 12:10

Robbie Williams Sets Up Shop In London

U.K. pop star Robbie Williams has opened his own pop-up shop in London.The former Take That singer's Farrell menswear range will be available for...

4th September 2013 12:10

Shane Filan Films Studio Documentary

Former Westlife star Shane Filan has filmed a movie documenting the creation of his first ever solo album.The Irish singer jetted out to Nashville,...

4th September 2013 12:10

Fascinating Fact: 3848821

Katie Holmes, Olivia Wilde And Gerard Butler are among the big names who will host New York's free Global Citizen Festival on 28 September (13). They...

4th September 2013 12:10

The Things They Tweet: 3848822

"Saw the new Richard Curtis film last night About Time it's so beautiful! You have to see it! If you don't cry you're not alive!" British singer Gary...

4th September 2013 12:10

Gwen Stefani Pregnant At 43 - Report

Rocker Gwen Stefani is pregnant with her third child, according to a U.S. report.The No Doubt frontwoman and her Bush singer husband Gavin Rossdale...

4th September 2013 14:03

Adam Clayton Marries Girlfriend Mariana Teixeira

U2 star Adam Clayton married his model girlfriend Mariana Teixeira in a small ceremony in Dublin, Ireland, on Wednesday (04Sep13).The couple, dating...

4th September 2013 14:33

Come To Kazakhstan, It's Nice! Kanye West Seranades President For $3 Million

Ok, so we've heard the story tons of times before. Famous singer plays for world leader with dodgy human rights record and gets paid millions for an...

4th September 2013 15:55

Wiz Khalifa Collaborates With Adele?

Wiz Khalifa says he collaborated with Adele on his forthcoming album 'Blacc Hollywood'.The 'Black and Yellow' rapper claims he has recorded tracks...

4th September 2013 16:06

Lady Gaga: 'Critics Are Out To Destroy Me'

Lady Gaga is convinced her critics are out to ruin her after the star's latest single flopped and attracted a barrage of reports her career is...

4th September 2013 16:07

Julian Lennon Fears Family Curse

Julian Lennon is reluctant to become a parent as he fears his famous family is cursed with fathers who walk out on their kids.John Lennon was...

4th September 2013 16:07

Jay Z Sells His Stake In Brooklyn Nets

Rapper Jay Z is selling his stake in basketball team Brooklyn Nets to coach Jason Kidd.The 99 Problems hitmaker, who was introduced to the team in...

4th September 2013 16:07

Ellie Goulding Flashes At Men Of The Year Awards

British singer Ellie Goulding was left red-faced at London's GQ Men of the Year Awards on Tuesday (03Sep13) when she accidentally flashed a...

4th September 2013 16:07

Olly Murs Brands Brits Voting System Ridiculous

British singer Olly Murs has hit out at bosses of the Brit Awards for not including him in the annual honours.The star, who found fame after...

4th September 2013 16:07

The Xx Start On Third Album

The xx have started work on their third album. The indie band have started working on ideas to follow up their second album 'Coexist' which was...

4th September 2013 16:14

Glastonbury 2014 Headliners Are First-timers, Fleetwood Mac, Pearl Jam, Depeche Mode?

Glastonbury Festival boss Michael Eavis has revealed that he has more or less signed the headliners for 2014, teasing that neither act has played the...

4th September 2013 17:22

Rod Stewart Considering Joint Reunion Tour With Wood And Beck

Rod Stewart is plotting an ambitious double reunion tour that will incorporate the hits of his former bands the Faces and the Jeff Beck Group.The...

4th September 2013 18:58

Paula Patton's Representatives Deny Robin Thicke Cheating Reports

A representative for Robin Thicke's wife Paula Patton has denied reports suggesting he cheated on her with a woman he took a suggestive photograph...

4th September 2013 18:58

Demi Lovato: 'I Won't Be Talking About Wilmer Valderrama Romance'

Demi Lovato is refusing to confirm or deny reports suggesting she and her actor ex Wilmer Valderrama are dating again, insisting she will never talk...

4th September 2013 18:58

Miguel Charged With Drunken Driving

Singer Miguel has been charged with two counts of drunk driving relating to a Dui arrest last month (Aug13), according to U.S. reports.The Adorn...

4th September 2013 18:58

Paul Sir Paul Mccartney And Mark Ronson Sealed Deal In Restroom

Sir Paul Mccartney and music producer Mark Ronson finalised their plans to work together in the studio during a chance meeting in a lavatory.The...

4th September 2013 18:58

The Things They Say: 3849369

"I don't want people to take from this, 'Oh my God, Demi is kissing a girl'. I want people to take from it this is actually an incredible step in our...

4th September 2013 18:58

Fascinating Fact: 3849370

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is to receive the Elton John AIDS Foundation's first Founder's Award. The politician will be...

4th September 2013 18:58

Fascinating Fact: 3849371

Grammy Award winning country singer Keith Urban has landed his own radio show for a month. The star, who is married to Nicole Kidman, will host a...

4th September 2013 18:58

The Things They Say: 3849372

"It was great until Ozzy's band came along and they beat me by a year a few weeks later." Rod Stewart on his short-lived record of longest run...

4th September 2013 18:58

Eddie Murphy Releases Reggae Song With Snoop Lion

Actor Eddie Murphy has teamed up with rapper Snoop Lion to record a reggae song.The Dreamgirls star joined on Tuesday (03Sep13) and...

4th September 2013 22:00

Young Guru To Teach Music Class At California College

Producer/Dj Young Guru is set to take up residency at the University of Southern California for the upcoming school year (13/14) to help the college...

4th September 2013 22:00

Gary Numan To Headline Cemetery Gig

Electronic music pioneer Gary Numan has scheduled his most creepy gig - in a cemetery.The robot-voiced Cars singer will perform at the Masonic Lodge...

4th September 2013 22:00

Katy Perry Ends Robin Thicke's Summer Run At Number One In U.s.

Katy Perry has roared to the top of the U.S. pop charts, ending Robin Thicke's summer-long reign at number one.Thicke's Blurred Lines spent 12 weeks...

4th September 2013 22:00

Kathleen Hanna Grateful For Health Insurance

Rocker Kathleen Hanna has urged her fellow U.S. musicians to sign up for health insurance after her battle with Lyme disease left her unable to...

4th September 2013 22:00

The Things They Say: 3849505

"I'm such a down-to-earth girl, I'm comfortable in just a jersey and boy's underwear. Trying too hard to be sexy is the worst thing you can do....

4th September 2013 22:00

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