One Direction deny they’re making solo albums during break

One Direction deny they’re making solo albums during break

One Direction have poured cold water on speculation that they will be releasing solo albums after the boyband take an “extended hiatus” from March 2016. Speaking to Steve Wright on his BBC Radio 2 show, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan, took it in turn to reply “No” when the DJ asked them, “Is everyone doing a solo album?” In June this year, Styles’ representatives were forced to deny he was working on a solo album –…

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Gig review: Garbage, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Gig review: Garbage, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

IF you’re going to call your band Garbage, then you better be good. And from the moment the American-Scottish alt-rockers burst on to the scene in August 1995, with a game-changing debut album that blew away the remnants of grunge, it was clear they were that little bit special. Shirley Manson, the band’s feisty lead singer, famously declares in one of their early hits that she’s “only happy when it rains”, so she must have…

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US judge shakes off Taylor Swift lawsuit

US judge shakes off Taylor Swift lawsuit

A California judge has dismissed a copyright lawsuit against singer Taylor Swift – amusingly, by quoting the lyrics to some of her biggest chart hits. The Pennsylvania-born pop sensation was being sued for £27 million for allegedly stealing the lyrics for her song Shake It Off. As reported on AAA, US R&B artist Jesse Braham  – who goes by the stage name Jesse Graham –  claimed in legal papers that Swift stole the words from a song he wrote…

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Ticket sale for intimate Prince gigs postponed

Ticket sale for intimate Prince gigs postponed

Fans that were hoping to secure tickets to see Prince on his intimate Spotlight…Piano and a Microphone tour have been left disappointed by the news that this morning’s ticket sale has been postponed. The legend is scheduled to perform the opening date of his UK Spotlight…Piano and a Microphone Tour at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Friday, November 27. He will perform the unique gig, during which he will be backed only by his…

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Preview: Shirley Manson talks Garbage ahead of homecoming gig

Preview: Shirley Manson talks Garbage ahead of homecoming gig

“When someone tells you you’re no good, you sit in a dark corner and you weep and do your grieving – and then you rise up.” So says Shirley Manson, the sassy supervixen who scaled musical heights to get to the top – and has stayed there for two decades. The Edinburgh-born singer’s band, genre-bending alt-rockers Garbage, is celebrating 20 years since the release of their self-titled debut album with a tour which brings them to…

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Busted confirm 2016 gigs with Charlie Simpson

Busted confirm 2016 gigs with Charlie Simpson

It’s the reunion they said could never happen – even the members themselves have admitted it. But today Busted announce their return to the world of pop in 2016. Matt, James and Charlie are returning to the road with a full UK arena tour, and they are working on brand new Busted music for the first time since 2004. “For me, there’s a huge sense of unfinished business… I always thought in my heart we’d…

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Five Tracks You Must Hear This Week

Five Tracks You Must Hear This Week

There’s plenty of great new music for you to enjoy this week, with fresh tunes from Timbaland and Grimes, an early, raw-sounding Kurt Cobain demo, an offcut from the latest Dr Dre album, and another slice of pop perfection from Ellie Goulding. Timbaland – Them Jeans Fans have been waiting for what seems like an eternity for Timbaland’s fourth album, Textbook Timbo, to drop. The famed producer, who has worked with the likes of Aaliyah,…

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Bay City Rollers: We were bigger than One Direction

Bay City Rollers: We were bigger than One Direction

Speaking ahead of their eagerly-awaited reunion tour, Bay City Rollers’ guitarist Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood has claimed the tartan-clad band were bigger than 1D in their 1970s heyday. “We were bigger than One Direction,” the 58-year-old from Edinburgh said in an interview with the Daily Mail. “We were huge.” A fanciful as that might sound to today’s teenagers, ‘Woody’ might be right. After all, as of March this year, 1D had sold only six million albums worldwide, while…

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Enya to release first new album in seven years

Enya to release first new album in seven years

Folk superstar Enya is set to release her first new album in seven years later this month. Entitled Dark Sky Island, the four-time Grammy Award winner’s newbie will go on sale on November 20. One of Ireland’s most successful recording artists of all time, Enya has sold over 75 million albums worldwide and won countess awards. The singer’s new record has been kept under wraps until now, but Hot Press revealed recently that she’s been…

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Katy Perry beats Taylor Swift as highest earning woman in music

Katy Perry beats Taylor Swift as highest earning woman in music

It’s not been the best of weeks for Taylor Swift. Firstly, news broke that she is being sued for allegedly ripping off the lyrics to her monster hit Shake It Off – and now, she’s been beaten to top spot of Forbes magazine’s highest earning women in music list by her biggest rival, Katy Perry. The pop princesses used to be pals but have been at odds for a while, with Swift admitting recently that…

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