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Kelly Clarkson Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music

3/3/2015 8:59am EST
Kelly Clarkson Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music
Ah, March is upon us in all its glory – sense the sarcasm? The first release week of March is somewhat quiet save for just one preeminent release. That preeminent release happens to be by pop’s it girl Kelly Clarkson, who drops Piece By Piece. Other than Clarkson, there are four other albums to check out this week, even if they are ‘under the radar’ per se.

1) Kelly Clarkson, Piece By Piece (RCA)

The first American Idol victor releases her sixth studio album (seventh album overall if you include holiday effort Wrapped In Red in the mix). Piece By Piece marks Kelly Clarkson’s first ...

Noel Gallagher's Spider Becomes A Celebrity After Festival Scare

9/6/2012 6:12pm EDT
Noel Gallagher's Spider
A venomous spider which shut down preparations for Noel Gallagher's Jersey Live festival appearance over the weekend has become a local celebrity.

The green-fanged tubeweb spider was discovered in one of the rocker's guitar cases and prompted festival bosses to quarantine the backstage area over fears the arachnid could pose a threat.

The creepy-crawly was not as dangerous or exotic as feared, but it has become quite an attraction at Durrells Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey, where it now resides.

Expert Matt Goetz tells WENN, "It's a very common European spider but you don't often ...

Noel Gallagher Questioned At Coachella Over His Sleeping Pill Stash

4/16/2012 10:12am EDT
Noel Gallagher
British rocker Noel Gallagher caused a security scare at Coachella after authorities found his stash of sleeping pills.

The former Oasis star faced questioning after bouncers discovered a bag of 30 white and yellow pills in his backpack as he made his way into the annual music festival in Indio, California on Saturday.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "We got body-searched coming in. It was like an airport. It is me, I suppose, so they might know the history. They pulled out my sleeping tablets and asked me to explain them. There were about 30 little yellow and white tablets."

"I said, 'In...

Tupac Shakur 'Resurrected' During Snoop Dogg's Performance At Coachella

4/16/2012 8:12am EDT
Tupac Shakur
Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre brought Tupac Shakur back from the dead for a show stopping finale to the first Coachella weekend on Sunday night.

Shakur appeared as a hologram on the festival stage after a tribute performance of his hit California Love and the late star 'teamed up' with Snoop on Ain't Nothin' Like A Gangsta Party after an eerie solo rendition of Hail Mary from beyond the grave.

The ghostly apparition drew mixed reactions from those watching the set online, with one fan calling it "wrong on so many levels" and others stunned by the Tupac trick, tweeting, "WTF!"

However, most ra...

Noel Gallagher: 'Nothing Anybody Does Can Be As Big As Oasis'

4/1/2012 5:01pm EDT
Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher is convinced his solo career will never reached the same heights as his time with Oasis.

The British rocker penned most of the songs which made his former band one of the world's biggest rock acts during the mid-1990s.

His solo act, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, proved a hit with fans after his debut record reached the top of the U.K. charts last year.

However, he's adamant nothing he or any of his rock peers do now will ever be as successful as the now-defunct group.

In an interview with Mark Lawson for the BBC, he says, "Nothing anybody does can be as big as Oasis...

Roger Daltrey: 'Oasis Will Get Back Together Within The Next Four Years'

3/6/2012 7:34pm EST
Roger Daltrey
The Who star Roger Daltrey is convinced Oasis will reform within the next four years.

The rocker, who has had a love-hate relationship with bandmate Pete Townshend for decades, insists it's inevitable that the estranged Gallagher brothers, Noel and Liam, will put their differences to one side for a major comeback.

He tells British radio network Xfm, "You know damn well that they'll be together - I predict within four years. And it will be magic. They'll be bigger than ever and they'll be drinking twice as much."

Oasis split in 2009 and the Gallaghers have waged a war of words in the medi...

Justin Bieber Wins Worst Album Award At NME Awards; Florence Welch Triumphs

3/1/2012 8:30am EST
Florence + the Machine
Florence Welch and her Florence + The Machine bandmates have ended Adele's accolades haul with a double win at the NME Awards in London on Wednesday.

Welch and her band beat the multiple Grammy and Brit Awards winner to the Best Solo Artist and Best Track trophies at the O2 Brixton Academy ceremony, while nailing one of the night's highlight performances.

Other big winners at the 2012 prizegiving, which honors British indie rock, included Foo Fighters (Best International Band), The Horrors (Best Album for Skying) and Arctic Monkeys (Best Live Band).

Kasabian were named Best British Band ...

Adele's Success Continues At Brit Awards

2/21/2012 4:30pm EST
Adele's Success Continues At Brit Awards
Adele was the early winner at the Brit Awards in London on Tuesday, taking home the honor for Best Female Solo Artist.

The singer, who scooped six Grammys earlier this month, continued her incredible run of success by fighting off competition from Florence and the Machine, Jessie J, Kate Bush and Laura Marling to win the award.

Accepting her prize, Adele trembled with excitement as she told the audience, "Thank you so much... it's been an amazing year, thank you."

Bruno Mars was also celebrating early at the ceremony as he was named International Male Solo Artist, and Emeli Sande receive...

Noel Gallagher Wants To Score Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

2/15/2012 9:55pm EST
Noel Gallagher
British rocker Noel Gallagher has his sights set on becoming a movie composer and he wants to record a score for Quentin Tarantino.

The former Oasis rocker is currently on tour promoting his debut solo album Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, and he has a psychedelic follow-up record in the pipeline, which is due for release next year.

But he's already planning his next move - and a film soundtrack project is at the top of his to-do list.

He tells NME magazine, "If anyone's writing a western film out there, I would love to do one (score)... I've got loads of spaghetti western-esque inci...

Noel Gallagher Is A Godlike Genius

1/23/2012 9:00pm EST
Noel Gallagher
Rocker Noel Gallagher is to be honored with the Godlike Genius prize at this year's NME Awards.

The singer/songwriter, 44, will pick up the accolade at the ceremony which will be held at London's O2 Academy Brixton on February 29.

The cheeky former Oasis star says, "I would like to thank NME for bestowing upon me such a great accolade. I have dreamt of this moment since I was 43 years old. I accept that I am now a genius, just like God."

Previous recipients of the award include Paul Weller, The Cure, Manic Street Preachers and New Order. Last year's Godlike Genius was Dave Grohl.

Noel Gallagher Writing Theme Song For Upcoming 007 Film 'Skyfall'?

11/20/2011 10:30am EST
Noel Gallagher
Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher is in talks to be handed the honor of writing the new James Bond theme, according to a U.K. report.

The British musician is reportedly in the running to pen the theme tune for Daniel Craig's upcoming outing in new 007 film Skyfall, and he is set to meet with movie bosses to discuss the project.

A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "They're going to talk about potentially writing and performing the song for next year's new Bond film. Nothing is signed or official, it's just being discussed at the moment."

Gallagher previously expressed his interes...

Noel Gallagher Excited To Meet Katie Holmes, Shocked By Her Demands Afterward

11/13/2011 6:15pm EST
Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher was left flabbergasted backstage at the Late Show With David Letterman earlier this week when actress Katie Holmes asked to be deleted from video footage the rocker's pal shot.

The former Oasis star was about to make his debut as a solo artist on Letterman's late-night show at the Ed Sullivan theater in New York when he had an unexpected request from a fellow guest on the show.

In a post on his blog, he writes, "We literally bumped into that top Scientologist Katie Holmes on the way into the studio. We came out of the lift (elevator) and BANG, there she was.

"Now at this p...

Kanye West Axed From Music Festival Line-Up Down Under

11/9/2011 8:05am EST
Kanye West
Rapper Kanye West has been dropped from three legs of a multi-venue music festival Down Under, reportedly due to financial cuts.

The hip-hop star was previously scheduled to perform at all of the Big Day Out concerts, but he will no longer appear in Perth and Adelaide in Australia or in Auckland, New Zealand - the three cities where declining ticket sales have seen the festivals downsize.

Organizers claim the line-up change is down to a restructuring of the events, with a spokesperson telling Australian ABC News, "For our 20th year, we have chosen to rebuild the Perth and Adelaide event...

Adele Scores Two Q Awards

10/24/2011 11:35am EDT
Singer Adele celebrated a double delight on Monday when she won two top honors at Q magazine's music awards ceremony.

The soul star was named Best Female Artist and also scooped the Best Song of the year award for her track Rolling in the Deep.

Rapper Tinie Tempah won the Best Male Artist prize, Coldplay took home the best act in the world today honor, and Bon Iver won Best Album for his self-titled disc.

Price Tag hit-maker Jessie J won Best Video for her Do It Like a Dude promo, Biffy Clyro landed the Best Live Act honor, and U2 were named the best band of the last 25 years.

Noel ...

Liam Gallagher Considering Oasis Reunion In 2015

10/20/2011 11:00pm EDT
Liam Gallagher
Liam Gallagher has stunned Oasis fans by revealing he'd consider a reunion to mark the 20th anniversary of the band's "(What's The Story) Morning Glory" album.

The group split in 2009 after feuding brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher fell out for good during a European tour. Liam has since formed Beady Eye with two of his Oasis bandmates and Noel recently launched a solo career.

The siblings have been fighting in the media ever since the split and Liam filed a lawsuit against his big brother earlier this year, accusing the guitarist of defaming him by claiming he'd lied about his reason for ...

Russell Brand Shoots Cameo For Noel Gallagher's New Video

9/28/2011 9:45pm EDT
Russell Brand
Funnyman Russell Brand has filmed a bizarre cameo appearance in his pal Noel Gallagher's new promo video.

The former Oasis rocker released his second solo single, "AKA... What A Life!," earlier this month and he recently completed a short movie to accompany the track.

He initially refused when Get Him to the Greek star Brand asked for a role in the film - but then came up with a "ridiculous" idea for his friend's cameo.

Gallagher tells NME magazine, "The day before I finished the video, Russell Brand was like, 'Can I have a cameo?'. Initially I said, 'F**k that', but we rewrote a load of...

Hanson Blasts Kings Of Leon Over 'Bad Boy Attitude'

8/13/2011 4:00pm EDT
Hanson have sparked a new feud with the Kings of Leon after taking aim at the Sex on Fire hitmakers for their bad attitude.

The group has often been criticized by their peers for their dour, reluctant rock star image and now fellow family act Hanson have taken a swipe at them for the way they let fans down after scrapping an entire tour following frontman Caleb Followill's decision to walk offstage midway through a recent show in Dallas, Texas.

Followill has since been put on vocal rest, but Hanson star Isaac Hanson is convinced the problems in the feuding band run deeper and are more s...

Noel Gallagher Doesn't Share Brother's Dislike For Mumford & Sons

8/12/2011 6:00pm EDT
Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher doesn't appear to share his estranged brother Liam's dislike for folk group Mumford & Sons - he wishes he had written one of their songs.

Just days after former Oasis frontman Liam criticised the band for not looking "dangerous", referring to them as "f--king Amish people", his sibling has confessed he's a fan.

In a new Rolling Stone magazine interview, Noel reveals he's a big admirer of their song The Cave and says, "I don't mind them. A lot of people hate them in England. I think it's the waistcoat and facial hair... I think that guy (Marcus Mumford)'s got a good voice....

Oasis' Noel Gallagher Weds

6/19/2011 5:00pm EDT
Noel Gallagher
Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher married his longtime girlfriend Sara Macdonald in a luxurious ceremony on Saturday.

The pair, who met 11 years ago in a nightclub in Ibiza, cemented their union during a lavish bash at the posh Lime Wood Hotel in Hampshire, south England.

According to reports, the guitarist paid $96,000 for the exclusive use of the hotel for the ceremony, for which he donned a grey suit and black tie.

Guests included Gallagher's funnyman pal Russell Brand, and the wedding party was serenaded by bagpipes at the reception.

However the "Don't Look Back In Anger" hitmaker'...

Taylor Momsen: 'I'd Love To Write With Paul McCartney'

2/10/2011 11:31am EST
Taylor Momsen
Teen star Taylor Momsen is setting her sights high in her music career - she wants to work with Beatles legend Paul McCartney.

The Gossip Girl actress fronts rock band The Pretty Reckless, and writes all of the material for the group.

Momsen admits she'd love to head into the studio with singer/songwriter McCartney - and she wouldn't turn down the chance to team up with former Oasis star Noel Gallagher either.

She says, "My all-time favorite band is The Beatles for their genius. I'd love to write with Paul McCartney that would be awesome... John Lennon's not a possibility anymore but ...

Russell Brand & Pals Visit London Strip Club

9/26/2010 2:30pm EDT
Russell Brand
British comic Russell Brand went back to his bad boy ways for his bachelor party on Saturday - he visited a notorious London strip club with his pals.

The "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" star is preparing to wed his pop star girlfriend Katy Perry next month, and enjoyed one of his final days as a single man watching his beloved West Ham soccer team beat rivals Tottenham Hotspur with former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher and comic David Walliams.

He was later joined by TV host Jonathan Ross, director Guy Ritchie and rocker Carl Barat for a meal at Gordon Ramsay's posh eaterie The Albion before th...

Lars Ulrich: 'We Were Stupid To Make 'Some Kind Of Monster''

7/16/2010 5:30pm EDT
Metallica regret airing their problems in 2004 movie Some Kind Of Monster, insisting they were "stupid" to go public with therapy sessions and band disputes.

Drummer Lars Ulrich admits the documentary has become the bane of his life - because all his rock star friends have seen it and now they know more about him and his bandmates than he'd like them to.

He says, "Every time I see Noel Gallagher he quotes lines from that movie back to me. That thing has taken on a life of its own. I had to live that s**t for three fucking years. The whole thing was a mindf**k. I am aware a lot of other ...

Liam Gallagher To Unveil Beatles Film Project Plans At Cannes?

5/8/2010 11:50am EDT
Liam Gallagher
Liam Gallagher will unveil a new film project about the final years of the Beatles at this month's Cannes Film Festival in France, according to new reports.

The Oasis frontman has been a longtime fan of the Fab Four and has reportedly acquired the film rights to the band's party-loving pal Richard DiLello's memoirs.

Britain's Daily Mail reports Gallagher will announce a film project based on the book "The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider's Diary Of The Beatles, Their Million Dollar Apple Empire And Its Wild Rise And Fall" at Cannes.

The singer has called DiLello's book "f---ing brillia...

Celebrity Birthdays, May 29

5/29/2009 3:00am EDT
Melissa Etheridge
Happy Birthday to Spice Girl Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown (1975), Blues Traveler guitarist Chan Kinchla (1969), Oasis founder Noel Gallagher (1967), "The Facts of Life" actress Lisa Whelchel (1963), singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge (1961), "Highlander" star Adrian Paul (1959), British actor Rupert Everett (1959), "Being Julia" star Annette Bening (1958), singer/exotic dancer LaToya Jackson (1956), Oingo Boingo frontman/film composer Danny Elfman (1953), "General Hospital" actor Anthony Geary (1948), Procol Harum singer Gary Brooker (1945), actor Kevin Conway (1942), and prolific actor/com...

Man Charged With Assault On Oasis' Noel Gallagher

9/9/2008 8:52am EDT
Noel Gallagher
TORONTO (AP) - Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher was attacked at a concert, and the alleged assailant was charged Monday.

The British band was midway through its headlining set at the Virgin Festival on Toronto's Olympic Island Sunday night when a man rushed the band from the back of the stage. He pushed Gallagher, causing him to fall on his speakers.

Security personnel quickly apprehended Daniel Sullivan, 47, from Pickering, Ontario. Police said Monday that he was charged with assault.

"Everyone was shocked. The fan came out of nowhere — no one even saw him run on stage, people ju...

Oasis' Label Signs Distribution Deal With Warner Bros. Records; New Disc Out Oct. 7

8/30/2008 6:00pm EDT
Warner Bros. Records is very pleased to announce that it has signed a North American distribution deal with Big Brother Recordings, home of the multi-platinum, award-winning iconic British rock band Oasis. The first new release under the deal will be the group's forthcoming studio album, "Dig Out Your Soul," on October 7th, 2008. The first single will be the Noel Gallagher-penned "The Shock of the Lightning," which will impact US radio beginning Mid-August.

Dig Out Your Soul, Oasis' seventh studio album, is the first new music from the band since 2006's "Lord Don't Slow Me Down" the si...

The Chemical Brothers Announce 'Brotherhood'-- Best Of Collection Out Sept. 2

8/3/2008 3:00pm EDT
The Chemical Brothers
Following their fifth consecutive UK number 1 album last year, the GRAMMY award winning We Are The Night (Best Electronic/Dance Album), The Chemical Brothers return with Brotherhood a 'Best Of' collection with a kick and a twist, set for release on September 2, 2008.

In a career that to date has spanned 13 years and accrued 9 million record sales Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons have established themselves as true pioneers of electronic music and as The Chemical Brothers they have become one of the most popular dance acts of all time. Now seems the perfect time to take stock of their seminal...

Abbey Road Bosses Overturn Oasis 'Ban'

7/23/2008 2:58pm EDT
A bag of cash helped Oasis overturn a ban from bosses of fabled London studios Abbey Road - and steal recording space from U2. Rocker Noel Gallagher has revealed he and his bandmates were told they'd no longer be welcome at the studios after turning them into late-night party spaces during the recording of Be Here Now.

Gallagher admits the rockers had upset Abbey Road bosses by "blasting out Beatles records at four in the morning" and "doing loads of drugs" there.

But when he decided to record Oasis' new album, Dig Out Your Soul (Due Oct. 6), at the former home of the Fab Four, he...

Celebrity Birthdays, May 29

5/29/2008 3:00am EDT
Melissa Etheridge
Happy Birthday to Spice Girl Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown (1975), Blues Traveler guitarist Chan Kinchla (1969), Oasis founder Noel Gallagher (1967), "The Facts of Life" actress Lisa Whelchel (1963), singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge (1961), "Highlander" star Adrian Paul (1959), British actor Rupert Everett (1959), "Being Julia" star Annette Bening (1958), singer/exotic dancer LaToya Jackson (1956), Oingo Boingo frontman/film composer Danny Elfman (1953), "General Hospital" actor Anthony Geary (1948), Procol Harum singer Gary Brooker (1945), actor Kevin Conway (1942), 35th President of the ...

Two Powerfully Charged Films About The Who Come To DVD Nov. 6

10/15/2007 2:39pm EDT
The Who
Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who and Amazing Journey: Six Quick Ones, two exhilarating feature-length films about one of the seminal and most influential rock bands in history, produced by Spitfire Pictures in association with Trinifold Management, will be released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment on DVD on November 6, 2007.

Marking 40 years since The Who's first U.S. appearance in North America, Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who made its worldwide debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2007.

Spanning over four decades, Amazing Journey:...