Beyoncé's family 'fear for star'

Beyoncé Knowles has reportedly reached “tipping point” over rumours surrounding her marriage.

The 33-year-old singer and husband Jay Z have been plagued by gossip that he has been unfaithful, despite impressing on their joint On the Run Tour earlier this year.

To add to her troubles Beyoncé has been accused on numerous occasions of Photoshopping her photos to make herself look trimmer, with fans pointing out her small waist and thighs. Continue →

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Billy Idol: Social media stops secrets

Billy Idol is glad there was no social media about when he dominated the charts.

The British punk rocker was one of the biggest names in music during the 80s and had worldwide success with songs such as White Wedding and Dancing with Myself.

Along with his showbiz lifestyle came plenty of drink, drugs and women – even though he had long term girlfriend Perri Lister. Continue →

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Amy Poehler: Prince is an angel

Amy Poehler thinks Prince is “magical”.

The 43-year-old appeared on hit TV show Saturday Night Live for seven years, taking part in its various funny sketches and helping present. The iconic musician once appeared on the programme and Amy bumped into him backstage after a rehearsal, awkwardly asking him how his summer was.

“Prince is a magical being. Continue →

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Rita Ora desperate for dog

Rita Ora wants a dog for Christmas.

The 23-year-old star has a life many can only dream of, with hits such as Black Widow and I Will Never Let You Down dominating the charts and a small role in the hotly-anticipated movie adaption of Fifty Shades of Grey.

While some might think there’s nothing she could ask for this Christmas, Rita insists that’s not true.

“Well, I don’t have everything,” she assured the British edition of OK! magazine. Continue →

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VEVO DSCVR announce One's To Watch 2015

Vevo has announced its DSCVR One’s To Watch 2015 list with a five-week series running across Vevo for the second year in a row.

The 2015 line up is as follows: Freddie Dickson, Ibeyi, Jack Garratt, James Bay, Little Simz, Prides, Seinabo Sey, Shift K3y, Wolf Alice and Years & Years.

This year’s series is presented by Sian Anderson (BBC 1Xtra). Continue →

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Jimi Hendrix London map revealed

Jimi: All is By My Side is a revealing biopic of JIMI HENDRIX starring OutKast’s Andre Benjamin.

From the Academy Award-winning writer-director John Ridley, the biopic covers a year in Hendrix’s life from 1966 ‘ 1967 as an unknown backup guitarist.

Check out the #JimiFacts infographic below detailing a timeline of Jimi Hendrix and different stages of his personal life. Continue →

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Nick Jonas: Child star transition is challenging

Nick Jonas thinks it’s “cheesy” when stars try too hard to show the public something.

The 22-year-old grew up with siblings Joe and Kevin in band Jonas Brothers and also appeared on the Disney Channel.

Disney has helped launch the careers of many young stars, including Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande, who have now embraced a sexier image. Continue →

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George Harrison to get global high def debut

Released on CD and digitally in September, the new George Harrison collection, The Apple Years 1968-75, will make its global high definition digital audio debut next week.

The collection features Harrison’s first six solo studio albums, Wonderwall Music, Electronic Sound, All Things Must Pass, Living In The Material World, Dark Horse, and Extra Texture (Read All About It), originally released between 1968 and 1975 on The Beatles’ Apple Records label. Continue →

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Beyonce smartphone video

Beyonce has released a new music video reportedly shot entirely on a smartphone.

The pop star dropped the visual clip for 7/11 on Friday, depicting her dancing and joking around in front of the camera.

Shots show her on a hotel balcony in her underwear, hanging with her girlfriends in a bathroom and donning a cat mask in front of a Christmas tree.

Celebuzz reports the video was shot exclusively using behind-the-scenes iPhone footage.

7/11 was one of two songs Bey released Friday.

The other, Ring Off, joins the former as part of her upcoming box set, Beyonce Platinum.

The release comes nearly a year after the 33-year-old shocked the world with the surprise release of her self-titled fifth solo record, boasting 14 songs and 17 videos – one for each track plus three bonus promos.

At the time, the star explained she was ‘bored’ with the traditional methods of releasing music, and hoped her efforts would prove trailblazing.

“I didn’t want to release my music the way I’ve done it. Continue →

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Zayn: I want Aerosmith as wedding band

Zayn Malik wants Steven Tyler to sing at his wedding.

The 21-year-old singer is engaged to Perrie Edwards, although he recently admitted there are no concrete plans to tie the knot just yet.

However, that hasn’t stopped the young One Direction star thinking about how he would celebrate the big day with bandmates Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan.

And his idea would probably go down well with Perrie – she’s a huge Aerosmith fan and earlier this year her beau arranged for a video message from Steven to his fiancée.

“I probably won’t be singing!” Zayn was quick to tell the British edition of OK! magazine.

“I’d love to have an amazing rock star there. Continue →

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Britney 'rushing new romance'

Britney Spears’ friends are reportedly worried she’s rushing into her new relationship.

The 32-year-old star split from her ex David Lucado in August after rumours he had cheated on her, but she’s already moved on with TV producer-and-writer Charlie Ebersol.

Things are said to be going well with the pair and she’s even thought to have introduced her new beau to her kids Jayden and Sean, who she has with ex-husband Kevin Federline. Continue →

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George Harrison collection to get global high definition debut

Released on CD and digitally in September, the new George Harrison collection, The Apple Years 1968-75, will make its global high definition digital audio debut next week.

The collection features Harrison’s first six solo studio albums, Wonderwall Music, Electronic Sound, All Things Must Pass, Living In The Material World, Dark Horse, and Extra Texture (Read All About It), originally released between 1968 and 1975 on The Beatles’ Apple Records label. Continue →

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Bey phones in video

Beyoncé has released a new music video reportedly shot entirely on a smartphone.

The pop star dropped the visual clip for 7/11 on Friday, depicting her dancing and joking around in front of the camera.

Shots show her on a hotel balcony in her underwear, hanging with her girlfriends in a bathroom and donning a cat mask in front of a Christmas tree.

Celebuzz reports the video was shot exclusively using behind-the-scenes iPhone footage.

7/11 was one of two songs Bey released Friday.

The other, Ring Off, joins the former as part of her upcoming box set, Beyoncé Platinum.

The release comes nearly a year after the 33-year-old shocked the world with the surprise release of her self-titled fifth solo record, boasting 14 songs and 17 videos – one for each track plus three bonus promos.

At the time, the star explained she was ‘bored’ with the traditional methods of releasing music, and hoped her efforts would prove trailblazing.

“I didn’t want to release my music the way I’ve done it. Continue →

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Bipolar Sunshine UK tour dates

Bipolar Sunshine will kick off 2015 with the release of a new single ‘Daydreamer’ released on 25th January followed by a UK headline tour in March and April.

Bipolar Sunshine is the Manchester raised alternative pop sound of Adio Marchant. With a sound that is unique and genre crossing, Bipolar Sunshine has a new age ambient soundscape with melancholy soulful lyrics, which draw inspiration from life’s wonders and imperfections and conjure up the romance of escapism.

He has built an avid following through the release of two EPs and a collection of singles, most recently with ‘Deckchairs on the Moon’ and ‘Future (Part 1)’ ft. Continue →

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Joel set for MSG record

Billy Joel will set a new record for most performances at Madison Square Garden this summer.

The 65-year-old musician, who kicked off a residency at MSG earlier this year, will play his 65th show at the New York City arena July 1, 2015.

It will be a landmark show, and the most any artist has played at the famous venue, PageSix reports.

Sir Elton John currently holds the record.

Tickets for Billy’s summer shows, including dates in May, June and July, will be up for grabs for the general public beginning this Saturday.

The Piano Man made the announcement of his residency in December 2013, revealing he would be playing MSG once a month indefinitely, Rolling Stone reports.

“Playing Madison Square Garden is an experience that never gets old,” he said at the time.

“A show a month at the Garden for as long as there’s demand means more opportunities to connect with music fans and provides a unique and memorable show every time we play here.”

The first show in the line-up was January 27,

The ongoing gig is also a first of its kind for MSG, whose executive chairman James Dolan applauded Billy’s talents upon confirming the news.

“Billy, having you as our music franchise feels a little like having the Pope as your parish priest. Continue →

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Rufus Wainwright new mobile app

Rufus Wainwright has announced the launch of his official mobile app. A one-stop channel for all things Rufus, the new app will be an intimate and exclusive way for fans to connect through a wide range of features.

The app boasts a selection of features including regular live streaming, exclusive photos and video clips, in-app chats with Rufus, ticket pre-sales, special merchandise offers, fan competitions, new material and live audio performances.

Rufus says “I’m really excited about creating a personal relationship with my fans on a platform where I can speak freely and not be filtered – everything goes directly to the people who want to hear it, without being taken out of context.

I like that you just push one button and it all appears – it’s good to have everything in one spot…all your eggs in one basket, so you can make a big omelette of Rufus!’

With access to all Rufus’ social networks, ticketing sites and merchandise store all in one place, plus the official community where fans can chat and share their own content, this is a truly immersive experience.

What is more, Rufus’s huge back catalogue will be available for fans to stream in the app.

Described as ‘the evolution of an artist fan club, website and social media all rolled into one’, this unique app experience is as near to an ‘Access All Areas’ fan-club that Rufus can have.

The app is powered by Disciple Media, Benji Vaughan (Disciple Media CEO) says:

‘I have been a huge fan of Rufus since I saw him play in London back in 2003 and I am thrilled to have him working with us. Continue →

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Lana: There's been no reinvention

Lana Del Rey has never tried to reinvent herself.

The 29-year-old singer has taken on a new kind of sound with her most recent release Ultraviolence.

However, Lana insists she never consciously decided to take her career in another direction.

‘For me, there really wasn’t reinvention,’ Lana said in the interview with Maxim magazine. Continue →

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Taylor: I know nothing about love!

Taylor Swift ‘knows nothing’ about relationships.

The 24-year-old singer has a colourful romance history, having enjoyed dalliances with stars including Jake Gyllenhaal and Harry Styles. However, Taylor insists she is the wrong person to ask about the other half, because none of her partnerships have ever lasted. Continue →

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Prince Charles celebrates UK songwriters and composers

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception at Clarence House on Thursday 20 November to celebrate PRS for Music’s centenary.

The special celebration was held to recognise the songwriters and composers who have shaped the musical landscape of the last hundred years. Continue →

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Wilko Johnson on how he beat cancer

Wilko Johnson was on the Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show this morning and discussed his incredible recovery from terminal pancreatic cancer.

It was quite an emotional chat, check out the quotes below or click below to hear it direct.

At the beginning of 2013 the Dr. Continue →

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