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Johnny Borrell's debut album fails to hit 600 first-week sales

July 29th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Actress Kristen Dunst's rocker ex Johnny Borrell has suffered a blow to his ego as he tries to establish himself as a solo star - only 594 people have bought his new album.

The former Razorlight star's Borrell 1 hasn't even made a dent in the British top 100 chart, according to NME.com.

By comparison, former The X Factor contestant Jahmene Douglas reached the top spot with his debut album of covers, Love Never Fails, which sold 19,000 copies last week (ends28Jul13).

Jessie J Makes Live Comeback At V Festival

August 21st, 2011 9:32pm EDT
Jessie J
British pop star Jessie J broke her hiatus from music on Saturday to perform a homecoming show at V Festival in her native Essex, England.

The singer scrapped a number of concerts this summer after breaking her foot, but she refused to let the injury stop her performing at the British music festival, which takes place over two legs in Stafford, north England and Chelmsford in Essex.

Jessie J, who grew up in the region, took to the stage at the Chelmsford event on Saturday wearing a protective surgical boot and played to a crowd which included a number of her friends and family.

She told ...

Razorlight Unveiled New Line-Up

January 27th, 2011 10:37am EST
British rockers Razorlight have unveiled their new line-up, after two founding members quit the band last year.

Guitarist Bjorn Agren and bass player Carl Dalemo left the group when recording sessions for a new album proved "unproductive". The band has been hunting for two new members to replace them - and they've revealed the identity of the musicians in a post on their Facebook page.

The message reads, "We can officially confirm that founder members Bjorn Agren and Carl Dalemo agreed on an amicable parting following unproductive early recording sessions for a new album late last year......

Kirsten Dunst Dating Rocker Jason Boesel

February 23rd, 2010 1:00pm EST
Kirsten Dunst Dating Rocker Jason Boesel
Hollywood actress Kirsten Dunst has a new rock star boyfriend - she's dating Rilo Kiley drummer Jason Boesel, according to reports.

The Spider-Man star has been linked to the percussionist over the last few weeks and she turned out on Friday night to watch her beau perform a solo show in New York.

The star, who previously dated Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell, was seen supporting her new man at The Bowery Ballroom gig and again the next day for another solo show in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dunst has previously been romantically linked to playwright Jeff Smeenge and actor Jake G...

Match.com Gosselin, Babies That Breakdance, 'Bruno' Task Force, Razorlight's New One & More (Videos)

July 3rd, 2009 3:37pm EDT
Match.com Gosselin, Babies That Breakdance,
Today's videos inclue a new classic from Funny Or Die! Babies that breakdance and rollerskate! Razorlight's new video, for their song "Hostage Of Love". Babes & Bands; FIFA 10; and a homeland security commissioned Bruno task force! Check 'em all out!

Jon Gosselin's Match.com profile, another classic from Funny Or Die:

Match.com-Jon Gosselin

EA Sports to release FIFA 10 on October 2. Check out the trailer for the latest installment of the hit soccer game:

FIFA 10:

Check out Razorlight's video for "Hostage of Love":

"Hostage of Love"

Homeland Security create...

Razorlight Drummer Quits

March 5th, 2009 8:24pm EST
Drummer Andy Burrows has quit British rockers Razorlight, citing "personal reasons". Burrows failed to show for Razorlight's U.K. show in Wolverhampton on Monday and had to be replaced by David 'Skully' Sullivan-Kaplan.

And now the drummer has confirmed he is walking away from bandmates Johnny Borrell, Carl Dalemo and Bjorn Agren to focus on other projects, reports NME.com.

He says, "The past five years in Razorlight have been an amazing experience. I am very proud of everything that myself, Johnny, Carl, and Bjorn have achieved together, but for personal reasons I have decided to...

Razorlight To Tour U.S. In Support Of New Album

February 19th, 2009 8:45pm EST
With excitement building towards the March 10th U.S. release of their third album, Slipway Fires - featuring the Top 5 UK single "Wire To Wire" - London-based Razorlight will return to the states for two weeks of tour dates and promotions next month. The tour will open in Boston on Monday, March 9th (at Middle East), then on to New York the next night for the official album release celebration at Hiro Ballroom March 10th. March 11th, Razorlight will perform on The Late Show with David Letterman.

After shows in Philadelphia, Chicago, Nashville, and Atlanta, Razorlight will return to th...

Jonas Brothers Nominated For 'Worst Band' By NME Awards

January 27th, 2009 9:11am EST
The Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers, Fall Out Boy and Tokio Hotel have been nominated for Worst Band by the British NME Awards. Meanwhile, British rockers Oasis are the toast of the British music scene after landing seven nominations.

Oasis lead the pack, and they are shortlisted for the coveted Best British Band prize. They'll compete with Bloc Party, The Last Shadow Puppets, Muse and Radiohead. Oasis, Muse and Radiohead will also fight it out for the Best Live Band honor, along with The Killers and Kings of Leon.

Meanwhile, the band's "Dig Out Your Soul" is among the nominees for Best Album, a...

Razorlight Sets Sights On U.S. - New CD Set For March Release

January 11th, 2009 10:00am EST
After captivating British fans for more than four years, London-based Razorlight - fronted by lead singer/guitarist Johnny Borrell - now turns its attention to the U.S. as the newest addition to the Mercury Records roster in America. Razorlight's third album, Slipway Fires, released November in the UK on Universal's Vertigo label, will be issued in the U.S. on Mercury in March 2009, coinciding with a major North American tour schedule. First single "Wire To Wire," has already reached Top 5 on the UK national chart.

Since their formation in 2002 - and the UK release of their debut album...

The Devoted Concert Goer's Pet Peeves

November 19th, 2008 10:41am EST
Chris Brown and Rihanna Concert In The Philippines
Going to a concert is the main way a devoted fan can pay homage to their favorite band. However, if you happen to be a person who goes to concerts often there are many reasons to stay at home. Here's our list of the devoted concert goer's pet peeves:

1. Overpriced Tickets

The same band you paid $15 to see when they were nobodies are now charging $100 to see them play live. What's the difference? A hit single.

2. Scalpers

Scalpers try to get desperate fans to shell out hundreds to thousands of dollars for less than two hours of entertainment. It's even more annoying ...

Another Teen Death At Scotland's 'RockNess' Festival

June 9th, 2008 1:19pm EDT
Fatboy Slim
A teenager has died at Scottish music festival RockNess - the second in as many years. Eighteen year old Ryan Munro fell unconscious in front of the event's main stage on Sunday and was taken by ambulance to the local Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, where he was later pronounced dead.

Scottish police are understood to be looking into whether drugs played a part in Munro's collapse.

RockNess 2008 saw performances from artists including dance star Fatboy Slim and British rockers The View and Razorlight.

Last year, the two-day event was marred by the death of 39-year-old Paul Li...

Joe Cocker To Release 'Hymn For My Soul' May 13

April 18th, 2008 9:17am EDT
Joe Cocker
On May 13th, Fantasy Records will release Hymn For My Soul, the newest album from legendary singer Joe Cocker. The album unites Cocker, possessor of one of the world's most instantly recognizable and iconic voices (Lennon & McCartney's "With A Little Help From My Friends," anyone?), with Ethan Johns, who has proved both his worth and his Midas touch via albums he's produced for, among others, Rufus Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams, Razorlight, Kings of Leon, and Ray LaMontagne. The union has resulted in one of the most accomplished pieces of work in the Sheffield-born singer's long an...

Lily Allen Denies Being Thrown Out Of Nightclub

April 13th, 2008 6:30pm EDT
Lily Allen
British singer Lily Allen denies reports she was ejected from a London nightclub with Razorlight star Johnny Borrell for using the men's toilets. The "Smile" hitmaker and Borrell were reportedly thrown out of the trendy Dolce nightclub on Wednesday after Allen was caught using the men's room.

But Allen denies she did anything wrong.

She says, "Yes I was in the men's toilets, but I always go to the men's toilets when there's a huge queue in the ladies. I did go in there and asked the attendant if I could go and he said, 'No you can't' and I walked out. I think (Johnny and comedian...

Pete Doherty Costs Party Organizers

April 10th, 2008 4:53pm EDT
Pete Doherty
Rocker Pete Doherty's recent jailing is set to cost a British event organizer $140,000. The Babyshambles frontman was jailed for 14 weeks on Tuesday for breaking probation and continued drug use.

Doherty has since been forced to cancel a string of performances, including GoBusker.com's UK Battle of the Bands.

And organizer Joe Lucas fears he will have to cancel his event after losing a small fortune due to the troubled musician's incarceration.

He says, "He's let us down. It's going to be a nightmare getting another headline name. We've spent a fortune on flyers, marketing a...

Emma Watson Linked To Johnny Borrell?

February 13th, 2008 9:41am EST
Emma Watson
Harry Potter star Emma Watson has sparked rumors she is dating Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell after the pair were photographed out and about in London together.

Watson, 17, who plays Hermione Granger in the hit film series, is ten years younger than the America hit-maker - who split from Hollywood actress Kirsten Dunst last year. The pair were seen attending the star-studded Vanity Fair and Burberry portraits party together on Monday night, they later moved on to an soiree hosted by fashion label PPQ before getting a taxi back to a private event at the capital's Dorchester Hotel...

Josh Hartnett & Kirsten Dunst Dating?

January 25th, 2008 8:07am EST
Kirsten Dunst
Actors Josh Hartnett and Kirsten Dunst have fueled speculation they're romantically involved after the couple was spotted kissing at the Sundance Film Festival. The stars were watching a performance by supergroup Camp Freddy at the Park City, Utah event when they stunned revelers with a public display of affection after the gig.

A source tells publication People Magazine, "They were making out like crazy."

Hartnett has recently been romantically linked to beauties including Rihanna and Scarlett Johansson, while Dunst dated Razorlight rocker Johnny Borrell last year.

(This ne...

Musicians Join AIDS Fight

December 2nd, 2007 4:00pm EST
Annie Lennox
A host of ethically-conscious musicians including Annie Lennox and Razorlight will use their talents to raise money for victims of Aids this weekend.

Acts including Peter Gabriel, Corinne Bailey Rae and British rockers Razorlight will kick off the proceedings by performing for the Nelson Mandela Aids benefit concert on Saturday.

More than 30 local and international artists will take to the stage at the charity event in Johannesburg as part of World Aids Day, which uses Mandela's prison number, 46664, as part of its marketing.

The Killers are also backing the cause by releasin...

Razorlight Singer To Make Movie Debut

November 1st, 2007 8:41am EDT
Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell has signed up to star in an upcoming movie alongside Robert Carlyle and Colin Firth. The British singer, who recently split from his girlfriend Kirsten Dunst, will make his acting debut in "The Meat Trade."

The film will be set in Edinburgh, Scotland and is due for release next year.

Borrell tells Billboard.com, "We're filming around Christmas time or just after. I expect it will be quite fun."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Johnny Borrell Insists: 'I Don't Need Dunst'

October 22nd, 2007 9:04am EDT
Johnny Borrell
Razorlight front man Johnny Borrell insists he's never been happier after splitting from Hollywood beauty Kirsten Dunst. The British rocker dated Kirsten, 24, throughout last summer, while the Spiderman star was shooting How to Lose Friends And Alienate People in London. The pair split in August after Dunst was reportedly put off by Borrell's hectic lifestyle and lack of personal hygiene.

Now the 27-year-old singer has hit back - insisting he prefers the bachelor lifestyle anyway.

He tells British newspaper The Sun, "I couldn't be happier single. I'm enjoying myself. I'm doing l...

Razorlight Frontman Flouts U.K. Smoking Ban

October 19th, 2007 10:00pm EDT
Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell has joined The Rolling Stones and Paul Weller in the latest act of rock 'n' roll defiance - smoking on stage.

The Golden Touch hitmaker, 27, infuriated organizers of the Prince's Trust Fashion Rocks concert in London on Thursday by puffing on a cigarette during a performance of his hit In The Morning.

Now the Royal Albert Hall venue faces a $5,000 fine in concordance with the U.K.'s July ban on smoking.

Kensington and Chelsea council is currently deliberating whether to impose the standard fine.

(This news article provided by World ...

Funeral For A Friend Scoop Top Award At BT Digital Music Awards

October 4th, 2007 9:16am EDT
Funeral For A Friend
Rockers Funeral For A Friend have scooped the top prize at the BT Digital Music Awards - fending off fierce competition from Rihanna, Razorlight and Bloc Party.

The Welsh band was honored for their contribution to digital music at the London ceremony on Tuesday night, while Natasha Bedingfield won the award for Best Pop Artist, and The Chemical Brothers took home the Best Electronic Artist Or DJ accolade.

Muse and Lemar both dominated the Best Rock/Indie Artist and Best Urban Artist categories respectively for the second year running, while other winners included Keane, for Best...

Kirsten Dunst Dumped 'Messy' Boyfriend

September 9th, 2007 9:30am EDT
Kirsten Dunst
British rocker Johnny Borrell has split from girlfriend Kirsten Dunst, because the Hollywood actress couldn't stand the singer's messy ways. The couple had been dating since March, and Borrell had briefly moved into the Spider-Man star's rented north London home, before they broke off their five-month romance in August.

And the Razorlight frontman admits it was his reluctance to help out with chores around the house which resulted in the split.

He says, "We were leading different lifestyles. It's over. She believes in equality, that a bloke should chip in with the housework. Fair ...

Johnny Borrell's Band Mates Beg Him To Go Solo

August 27th, 2007 11:00am EDT
Johnny Borrell
Rocker Johnny Borrell's Razorlight band mates are begging him to release a solo record - because he's too creative for one band. Borrell is so obsessed with music, drummer Andy Burrows fears he'll explode if he can't find other ways to express himself.

Burrows says, "I really wish he would do a solo record. He's got material coming out of his ears, that goes does not stop working. He writes on tour, he writes in his sleep, he writes all the bloody time. There's so much great stuff."

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Johnny Borrell Fuels Razorlight Split Rumors

August 15th, 2007 9:44am EDT
Johnny Borrell
Razorlight front man Johnny Borrell has fueled reports the British band is to split after scheduling a series of solo dates. Borrell performed solo in Japan earlier this year when he was supporting his girlfriend Kirsten Dunst's Spider-Man 3 premiere in the Asian country.

This Sunday, Borrell is scheduled to perform solo again at the Proud Gallery in north London; prompting speculation the America band will soon part ways.

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Thom Yorke Joins Climate Campaign

July 24th, 2007 12:15pm EDT
Thom Yorke
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is calling on the U.K government to cut carbon emissions by introducing a climate change law. The singer has joined the Big Ask virtual march - backed by environmental organization Friends Of The Earth - where celebrities record video messages which are sent to government ministers.

He says: "Reminding my Member of Parliament (MP) to remind Gordon Brown that he's committed to a bill to reduce our CO2 emissions double quick time. And if he doesn't we're going to come down on him like a ton of bricks."

Razorlight's Johnny Borrell and K.T. Tunstall have ...

Giant Guitars Hand-Painted By Stars Go On Display

June 26th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne, Noel Gallagher and Rod Stewart are among the 30 musicians whose hand-painted designs are currently adorning giant guitars in an outdoor London art exhibition. Thirty 10-foot high replica Gibson Les Paul guitars went on display on Tuesday along the British capital's riverside City Hall area.

There are also an additional 30 hand-painted, regular-sized guitars being exhibited at The O2 Arena.

Stars including Robert Plant, Paul Weller, Razorlight, Keane, Kasabian, James Blunt and Dirty Pretty Things have contributed to the free exhibition, which will be on display for ...

Metallica, Kasabian, & Pussycat Dolls Join London Leg Of Live Earth

June 19th, 2007 4:16pm EDT
LONDON (June 19, 2007) – Metallica, Kasabian, Pussycat Dolls, and Terra Naomi are the final acts to be added to the Live Earth London line-up performing at Wembley Stadium as part of the 24-hour, 7-continent Live Earth concert series on 7/7/07.

With an already astounding line up that includes some of the best music acts from around the world, this monumental event will bring together more than 2 billion people to combat the climate crisis.

An exclusive download of Metallica's Live Earth performance is going to be available for a minimal fee immediately after the event finishes. ...

Noel Gallagher Slams Bands' Beatles Efforts

June 15th, 2007 1:33pm EDT
Noel Gallagher
Oasis star Noel Gallagher cringed after hearing Razorlight and the Kaiser Chiefs' songs on a new Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band tribute record - because they are so terrible.

A host of bands are performing on the tribute record, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the landmark album's release - with Oasis performing "Within You Without You."

And while Noel was delighted with his contribution on the album, he was less than impressed with others'.

He says, "I was watching Kaiser Chiefs and Razorlight on the documentary and with the greatest respect to those two b...

Survey Says Des'ree Song Has Worst Lyrics

May 6th, 2007 8:05pm EDT
English singer Des'ree’s 1998 song Life has the worst lyrics ever written, according to a BBC poll. The line, "I don't want to see a ghost/It's the sight that I fear most/I'd rather have a piece of toast/Watch the evening news" has come top after a quest by BBC 6 Music.

Second place in the poll went to Snap's Rhythm Is a Dancer, with Razorlight's Somewhere Else at number three.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

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