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Mick Jagger love letters sold; collection to Marsha Hunt flogged at auction

December 14, 2012

A series of intimate love letters written by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger to American soul singer and novelist Marsha Hunt was sold at auction this week for £187,000. The letters, described as "beautifully-written and lyrical", were penned in 1969 as Jagger stayed in the Australian outback. The collection, which contains ...

Muse cancel Europe gigs; singer suffers broken foot

November 29, 2012

Cornish stadium rockers Muse have had to cancel three of the European dates they have scheduled of their current tour after singer Matt Bellamy sustained two broken bones in his right foot. As a result of the injury, concerts in the Norwegian capital Oslo and the Swedish cities of Malmo and ...

Sir Paul McCartney signs up; will feature on Hillsborough single

November 22, 2012

Sir Paul McCartney will join the line-up for the charity single in support of the Hillsborough disaster campaign. The track, tipped by many to top the charts as a Christmas number one, had its first-ever play in Liverpool to families of the victims of the disaster, which occurred in 1989. Robbie ...

Stars battle Pandora; royalty issues with music site remain

November 15, 2012

Stars such as Billy Joel and Rihanna are among those who have signed the open letter to American music site Pandora in relation to possible changes to the way royalties are distributed. Currently, the online streaming service is lobbying lawmakers in Congress to change the regulations that govern how artists are ...

Technophobe Frenchman fined for pirating Rihanna tunes despite wife admitting to download

September 13, 2012

A man has become the first-ever person to be fined under new anti-piracy laws in France. Alain Prevost was hit with a penalty of 150 euros for pirating two tracks by Rihanna, despite his wife having admitted that it was her who was responsible for downloading the songs. The fine was ...

Sir Elton devastated over bass player death

August 16, 2012

Sir Elton John has released a statement that says he is both "devastated and shocked" over the death of his bass player. Robert Wayne Birch, who first started recording and touring with Sir Elton in the early 1990s, died of a single gunshot to the head and was discovered in his ...

Olympic organisers play down Michael and Muse announcements

August 9, 2012

London 2012 officials have refused to confirm separate announcements from George Michael and Muse that revealed they will perform at Sunday's Olympic closing ceremony. Michael used his Twitter account to make his announcement while Muse, the performers of this year's official Olympics track, told NME that they will have an involvement. ...

Bruce Springsteen pokes fun at Hyde Park silencing

July 19, 2012

Bruce Springsteen has been poking fun at gig organisers who ended his headline London set at the weekend. When he hit the stage in the Irish capital Dublin, 'The Boss' flipped a switch located on a prop power generator then said: "Before we were so rudely interrupted...". Springsteen then played the ...

Rolling Stones in rehearsals confirms Richards

July 12, 2012

Keith Richards, the guitarist of the iconic rock group The Rolling Stones, has confirmed that the band have been meeting up for rehearsals as they enter their 50th year in the music industry. Recently, rumours of a world tour to mark the band's anniversary have circulated. However, Richards wouldn't expand and ...

Robin Gibb funeral meant only for close relatives and friends

May 31, 2012

A private funeral in honour of the recently-deceased Bee Gees vocalist Robin Gibb is to take place next week. The funeral, scheduled for Friday 8 June, is to be a private affair for close relatives and friends, as insisted by an official statement. Gibb's family requested that anyone attending should offer ...

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