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"NO ONE KNOWS what goes on in bands," Feeder frontman Grant Nicholas says quietly. "It can be really tough. Touring, you've got to look after yourself. You start caning it every night, it does catch up with you, and, mentally, it's just not good." He looks away, tugging at his beard. His eye-contact is minimal, wary, for the first 20 minutes we are talking.
METALLICA's Kirk Hammett has revealed that he pleaded with Kurt Cobain to have Nirvana support the heavy metal band's joint stadium tour with Guns N' Roses, but the late star ‘just wasn't having it" as he detested the band and especially Axl Rose.
THE BEATLES legend Sir Paul McCartney turns 80 today, as Sir Ringo Starr celebrates with a sweet reference to a Fab Four song. The estates of John Lennon and George Harrison have also paid tribute in touching ways too.
SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY - who celebrates his 80th birthday - has amassed a huge fortune during his 65-year musical career, from gigs to copyrights to record sales.
I first went to see Paul McCartney on September, 14, 1966, in the house he'd recently moved into, a Georgian gem in St John's Wood. That was a surprise in itself.
Kate Bush has cut a new record - for the longest time a single has taken to reach number one.
ELVIS PRESLEY spent much of the 1970s performing his Las Vegas residency at the International Hotel, where according to his ex-girlfriend he'd wreck his hotel room every time and shot a TV on the tragic road to his eventual decline and death at just 42.
BRIAN MAY has taken a moment to share with fans an experience "I'm never going to take for granted" during his gruelling Queen and Adam Lambert tour schedule, in a new video.
ELVIS PRESLEY made a triumphant comeback to live performing in 1969 in Las Vegas after many years of avoiding touring and staying indoors. After the gig, the star's manager, Colonel Tom Parker, was extremely emotional. The King's wife, Priscilla Presley, called the astounding moment between the two close men "touching".
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN joined Sir Paul McCartney on stage for the last night of his Got Back US tour, performing two classic tracks with The Beatles legend who turns 80 tomorrow. Jon Bon Jovi also showed up for a special birthday tribute. Watch these highlights here.
ELVIS PRESLEY is getting the Netflix TV show treatment in Agent King, but Priscilla Presley has been very critical of the script declaring of some of the lines, "Elvis would never say that!" The star's ex-wife has also shared deep concerns about making fun of the late singer.
Sir Elton John bids farewell to fans, as his last tour nearly reaches its end. However, the singer is grateful to store enough memories throughout his career to share with his children until he is "old and decrepit."
BACK IN 1967, Sir Paul McCartney sang wistfully of what it might feel like to reach the age of 64, imagining himself sitting by the fireside or digging his garden, scrimping and saving in retirement for a holiday on the Isle of Wight. Tomorrow, as he turns 80, he remains one of the world's busiest, richest and most popular rock stars.
ELVIS PRESLEY was a complicated man who cut himself off from society towards the end of his life. Even when his fiancée, Ginger Alden, visited, the couple would not leave his bedroom. He avoided everyone, especially if he had not looked after himself.
HARRY STYLES has spoken very openly about one of the songs from his new album, Harry's House, and how the lyrics are a direct reflection of his own insecurities about his relationship with girlfriend Olivia Wilde. He added that he is "still human" despite his fame.
BEYONCÉ announced her new album this week. The star's long-awaited seventh album also received its title and release date, which is coming in just a few weeks. But will a tour follow? Here's everything you need to know.
New York, 1981. Nearly 21,000 people are packed into Madison Square Garden to see progressive rock legends Yes. You can almost taste the anticipation. As excitement swells, many in the capacity crowd hold lit cigarette lighters above their heads, knowing the English stars are about to make their dramatic entrance and sweep them away on a magic carpet ride of musicianship and mystical mumbo-jumbo.
BRIAN MAY has confessed the extraordinary toll of performing eight shows in nine days with Queen and Adam Lambert. The rock idol also revealed how he is able to sustain such "extraordinary moments" even though "if I were 50 years younger this tour would still be insane."
FREDDIE MERCURY - who features in a documentary on TV tonight - had "merciless" rows with Brian May, the Queen guitarist revealed in a recent interview, admitting they "said terrible things" to one another.
JOHNNY DEPP is following up his recent performances with Jeff Beck in a newly announced show this summer, as the pair gear up to release a new album featuring a single written by the Pirates of the Caribbean star. In the music video, which you can watch here, you can hear lyrics like "It's so hard to talk when no one will hear."
SIR TOM JONES - who turned 82 this week - has amassed a huge fortune during his glittering career, from his days in Welsh working men's clubs to being a star of ‘The Voice'.
ELVIS PRESLEY performed the first of four legendary concerts at Madison Square Gardens fifty years ago today. Just before, he gave a candid, witty and revealing filmed interview where he opened up about some of his greatest hopes - none of which would come true. Watch the full interview below.
BRIAN MAY has posted unseen ‘adrenaline pumping' footage of his Platinum Jubilee concert entrance with Queen and Adam Lambert that the BBC coverage didn't manage to capture according to many of his fans.
JOHNNY DEPP just confirmed a new album with Jeff Beck titled 18, and released the first single, which the Pirates of the Caribbean star wrote himself. Watch the new video here. Beck also explained the meaning of the album title and spoke of his friend's musical talents.
JOHN LENNON stirred the pot that was The Beatles in the 1960s when he first met Yoko Ono and married her. The band were not fans of the newcomer, and in one instance George Harrison insulted her "to her face". Lennon revealed he would never forgive or forget that anger he felt over the Fab Four's actions.
QUEEN and Adam Lambert filmed their live concert at London's The O2 last night, capturing their Rhapsody world tour set. Brian May enthused on social of a special night, thanking fans for "giving us your hearts".
SPANDAU BALLET singer Tony Hadley has announced he will be releasing a charity single in the coming weeks in association with BBC Radio Solent and producer Jim Cregan as well as a famous backing band.
FOO FIGHTERS have announced they will be holding two concerts dedicated to the memory of their drummer, Taylor Hawkins. The two gigs will be held in September, and tickets go on sale very soon.
GEORGE HARRISON was pushed to the back of The Beatles throughout his career. But once the band split up he stopped holding back. The "fed up" singer penned a track aimed directly at Paul McCartney who wasn't afraid to "step on" the feelings of others.
CLIFF RICHARD has dropped a surprise announcement for his fans this morning as he revealed he has not only been working on a new album, but it will be hitting store shelves in a matter of months.
ANDREA BOCELLI delivered a stunning rendition of Nessun Dorma at the Queen's Platinum Party at the palace, leaving fans and the royals emotional - just days after a devastating family loss.
QUEEN FRONTMAN Adam Lambert spoke today at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Party just before Queen Elizabeth was shown tapping her teaspoon along with We Will Rock You.
QUEEN LEGEND Freddie Mercury was rumoured to have spent an outrageous night with Princess Diana but he declined the official chance to sit with Charles and Diana at Live Aid.
A HUMILIATING song explicitly naming Prince Andrew has hit the UK singles charts over the Queen's Platinum Jubilee despite not being played on the official chart countdown. The band has dismissed Her Majesty as an "unelected head of state" with "feckless offspring" and accused radio and music outlets of silencing freedom of speech.
JOHNNY DEPP has celebrated his victory in his defamation trail with Amber Heard with the announcement of a major new project while on a UK tour with musician Jeff Beck.
QUEEN AND ADAM LAMBERT's UK tour continues tonight in Glasgow where Brian May showed off his powerful "new toy" to a stunned crowd yesterday. Check out his slow-motion video here.
BRIAN MAY last month admitted Queen and Adam Lambert were in talks for the Platinum Jubilee Concert, as exclusively shared with Express.co.uk. And now the truth is out as the guitar legend teases a new spot for performing after playing God Save The Queen on Buckingham Palace's roof 20 years ago.
WITH album sales of more than 110 million, Def Leppard are one of the world's biggest heavy metal bands. But lead singer Joe Elliott wants Express readers to know there's much more to the rock veterans than skin-tight leather and ear-splitting guitar solos.
The relationship between The Rubettes - the Seventies band that shot to fame with debut single Sugar Baby Love - ended on a very sour note, their frontman has claimed.
With his typical swaggering bravado, Miles Kane cuts a confident figure as he struts the Roundhouse clad in a skinny biker jacket, the howling chorus of Rearrange two songs in setting the bar for a lively Tuesday night in this smoky musical mecca. His name projected in bold letters in white on a black backdrop says it all: he is a man making a statement, and he's loving every second of it.
STRANGER THINGS SERIES 4 just sent Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill to the top of the charts. But when the track was written the British pop icon had to fight to get the song released and still lost the battle over its title. But what is Running Up That Hill about anyway?
SEX PISTOLS star John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, is hitting headlines again. The punk icon is raging against his bandmates and director Danny Boyle over the new Disney + show Pistol about the band. Even back in the Sex Pistols' wildest days, one man, Queen's Freddie Mercury, was able to quickly put them in their place.
ELVIS PRESLEY shot to fame in 1956. One lucky man who "accidentally" ended up close and personal with him on stage in those very early days, exclusively told Express.co.uk his amazing memories of an unforgettable night in front of 14,000 screaming girls. Photographer Lew Allen described what was so special about the music icon's character and his great relationship with his band, Scotty Moore and Bill Black.
BRIAN MAY was "very excited" to perform for Queen and Adam Lambert in Manchester last night at the country's biggest arena, sharing 10 amazing backstage pictures and another video of his "new toy" during a rendition of A Kind of Magic. The guitar legend also made a subtle Freddie Mercury tribute during a social media post for the concert.
Reading Festival and Glastonbury rank the best for sleep - but Womad and Bestival are the worst, according to festival-goers. This summer's festival season is being dubbed the "Summer of Love" and set to be one of the busiest in recent years since the pandemic restrictions were lifted.
ON A heady Saturday night at Bloc Party's spiritual home Alexandra Palace, the North London band open with two new songs from their long-awaited latest album ‘Alpha Games'.
TICKETMASTER Summer Flash Sale has launched with 2 for 1 and 50 percent off deals on top acts from Diana Ross, Tom Jones and Duran Duran to Noel Gallagher and Roger Daltrey.
JOHNNY DEPP has flown over to the UK to rock live with Jeff Beck, performing classic covers of the likes of Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon and Marvin Gaye. The Pirates of the Caribbean star is on a break as he awaits the jury decision from his defamation court case against ex-wife Amber Heard.
DURAN DURAN are being inducted into the 2022 Rock and Rock Hall of Fame but one of the band's legendary founding members thinks it is a bit of "a joke."
ANDREA BOCELLI'S son Matteo shared a rare picture of his brother Amos this weekend, just before the family released the news of a major loss with the death of Andrea's mother Edi.