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Culture Club Announce First Tour in 15 Years

Culture Club has announced their first tour in 15 years. The band - fronted by Boy George - will play 11 UK dates and will also head back into the studio to record new material with producer Youth, who has worked with Paul McCartney, The Verve and Embrace, for an album to be released early in 2015. The "Karma Kameleon" hitmakers - Mikey Craig, Roy Hay, Jon Moss and Boy George - sold in excess …

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Rihanna Suffered Financial Troubles

Rihanna claims she was "effectively bankrupt" in 2009. The "Only Girl in the World" hitmaker blames her accountants' poor decision making for her fortune dwindling away from $11 million in cash at the beginning of the year to $2 million several months later. In documents filed in her gross mismanagement case against the accountancy firm, Berdon LLP, Rihanna claims they gave her the go-ahead to buy a house priced between $7 and $7.5 million, which …

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Amy Winehouse’s Dad Shoots Down Biopic

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Gossip, Rumors, Jazz, Pop, R&B / Soul, Reggae,

Amy Winehouse's father would never allow a biopic to be made. Mitch Winehouse has shot down ideas of a movie to be made about his late daughter - who died of alcohol poisoning in 2007 - but he would like a concert to be arranged in memory of the "Valerie" singer. "I don't really want to do a biopic. A concert would be amazing, but it's actually getting it together with the [record label]. It sounds …

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Boy George: New Culture Club Album Set for 2014

Boy George has revealed Culture Club are going to release new music. The "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" hitmakers haven't put out any new material since 1999, but the singer has confirmed they will start writing the album in January. "It will be a new record, completely new. There's no point just doing it for nostalgia ... We're certainly going to do it," he told The Sun. The group's guitarist Roy Hay met …

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Snoop Lion to Return to Rap?

Snoop Lion might return to rap music. The controversial artist - formerly known as Snoop Dogg - reinvented himself with his latest album Reincarnated after embracing Rastafarian culture and music on a trip to Jamaica, but has hinted he could return to his former vocation. The laid-back icon told NME magazine, "I don't know if I want to repeat the same process as far as going to Jamaica and making a reggae album. I may …

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Bob Marley’s Son Defends Snoop in Rastafari Row

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Categories: Gossip, Hip-Hop & Rap, Reggae,

Bob Marley's son has defended Snoop Lion following accusations he became Rastafarian for profit. The rapper was heavily criticized by members of the Rastafari community - including Bob's former bandmate Bunny Wailer - who claim he turned to their way of life to promote his upcoming reggae album and documentary - both titled Reincarnated - and says his father would have too. Rohan Marley, 40, told TMZ, "Our father's name should not even be mentioned …

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Snoop Lion Accused of Rastafarian Fakery

Snoop Lion has been accused of becoming a Rastafarian for profit. The rapper - who changed his name from Snoop Dogg last year after becoming immersed in the Rastafari movement during a visit to Jamaica - has angered members of the community who believe his new-found spirituality as a gimmick to promote his upcoming reggae album and documentary, both titled Reincarnated. Bunny Wailer, a former member of Bob Marley and the Wailers, has accused Snoop …

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No Doubt Wanted a Shorter Hiatus

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Categories: Gossip, Reunions, Pop, Reggae, Rock, New Releases,

No Doubt never intended their break to be as long as it was. The "Hey Baby" hitmakers - made up of Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Adrian Young and Tom Dumont - have just released their first new album for 11 years, Push and Shove, and they admit when they first decided to go on hiatus in 2004 they never realized it would take so many years to get back together. During an appearance on UK …

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Taylor Swift to Perform at 2012 MTV EMA

Taylor Swift, Muse and No Doubt will perform at the 2012 MTV European Music Awards (EMA). The trio are the first batch of performers announced take to the stage at the ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany on November 11, and the "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" hitmaker - who has been nominated for five EMAs including Best Live Act and Best Live Stage - can't wait to sing at the spectacle. "I've always wanted …

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No Doubt: ‘Push and Shove Is Awesome’

No Doubt feel every song on their new album is "pretty awesome." Guitarist Tom Dumont - who is joined in the band by Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young - admits the new LP Push and Shove is not the kind of work where you have to skip past filler tracks as he thinks they are all very good: "I love all the songs on the album, and I think for me, personally, I …

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