Appetite for destruction: Axl Rose demands Google remove 'fat' photos

The Guns N’ Roses frontman is trying to get Google to remove images that he says violate copyright – and they just happen to be a little unflattering Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has long battled the trappings of internet-era celebrity. When his band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame … Continue reading "Appetite for destruction: Axl Rose demands Google remove 'fat' photos"

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Abba reunite for first public performance in 30 years

Fans delighted by impromptu singalong to Me and I at a Stockholm gala to celebrate 50 years since Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson met The four members of Abba performed alongside one another for the first time in over 30 years in Stockholm this weekend. On Sunday, at a private gala to mark 50 years … Continue reading "Abba reunite for first public performance in 30 years"

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is top of the sequel flops at US box office

Out of the Shadows opens 46% lower than previous film, while Alice Through the Looking Glass and X-Men: Apocalypse continue to disappoint Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 topped the US box office over the weekend but with a result that is 46% lower than the previous film. The action follow-up, starring Megan Fox and Laura … Continue reading "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is top of the sequel flops at US box office"

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Kanye West pop-up concert ends in New York street chaos

Kanye West pop-up performance at Webster Hall, a 1,500-capacity venue in Manhattan, is overrun by 10,000-strong crowds and dispersed by the NYPD Kanye West caused a ruckus in New York City after thousands attempted to cram into his last-minute show in Manhattan on Sunday night, forcing authorities to shut down the venue and cancel the … Continue reading "Kanye West pop-up concert ends in New York street chaos"

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Glastonbury plans final encore for David Bowie, Prince and Lemmy

Organisers of this year’s festival say hundreds of tributes to the three stars will be staged throughout the event Hundreds of tributes celebrating the music of David Bowie, Prince and Motörhead’s Lemmy will be staged during this month’s Glastonbury festival as the Somerset event morphs into a rolling commemoration of three rock stars who passed … Continue reading "Glastonbury plans final encore for David Bowie, Prince and Lemmy"

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Ghostbusters reboot targets male viewers with new NBA-themed ads

Paul Feig’s female-led Ghostbusters got some support from NBA heavyweights during Game 1 of the Finals, in a likely effort to appeal to male audiences For a summer comedy, Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot has had a uniquely hard time winning over some prospective audience members – largely because of Feig’s decision to alter the genders … Continue reading "Ghostbusters reboot targets male viewers with new NBA-themed ads"

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Rock am Ring festival in Germany shuts as France braces for new storms

With Hollande poised to declare ‘natural catastrope’, Paris floodwaters recede but Louvre and train stations stay closed Authorities in western Germany have pulled the plug on one of the country’s most popular open-air rock festivals because of a storm warning. Organisers of Rock am Ring said on Sunday they accepted the decision “out of responsibility … Continue reading "Rock am Ring festival in Germany shuts as France braces for new storms"

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Lightning strikes injure scores at Germany's Rock am Ring festival

At least 71 people are injured and eight taken to hospital after severe electrical storms hit festival site near Frankfurt A rock music festival in Germany was halted for five hours after lightning strikes injured 71 people, and organisers urged more than 90,000 fans to seek shelter in cars and tents as another thunderstorm approached. … Continue reading "Lightning strikes injure scores at Germany's Rock am Ring festival"

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Fox apologises for X-Men billboards showing Jennifer Lawrence being strangled

Posters showing Lawrence’s character Mystique being strangled by Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse widely criticized Film company 20th Century Fox has apologised for a billboard that features Jennifer Lawrence’s X-Men: Apocalypse character Mystique being strangled. The imagery of Oscar Isaac’s character Apocalypse choking Mystique is sometimes accompanied by the tagline: “Only the strong will survive”. Actor and … Continue reading "Fox apologises for X-Men billboards showing Jennifer Lawrence being strangled"

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Amber Heard suing man who said her Johnny Depp abuse claims are blackmail

In a defamation suit filed against the comedian and Depp’s close friend Doug Stanhope, Heard also makes more allegations against her estranged husband Johnny Depp’s estranged wife Amber Heard has hit back in a defamation lawsuit against a comedian who accused her of blackmailing her actor husband with false spousal abuse allegations. In the new … Continue reading "Amber Heard suing man who said her Johnny Depp abuse claims are blackmail"

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Peta releases Prince's pro-vegan track, Animal Kingdom

The charity encourage Prince fans to celebrate his birthday by going ‘vegan to see how much better they feel and to honor his kind legacy’ Prince would have turned 58 next week. To mark the occasion, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) is releasing a free download of his pro-vegan song Animal Kingdom, … Continue reading "Peta releases Prince's pro-vegan track, Animal Kingdom"

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Fairport Convention's Dave Swarbrick dies at 75

Virtuoso fiddler who found fame as a member of Fairport Convention has died after struggle with emphysema Folk musician Dave Swarbrick has died at 75, his family have announced. Best known for his work with the hugely influential folk group Fairport Convention, Swarbrick was a virtuosic violin player and one of the most highly regarded … Continue reading "Fairport Convention's Dave Swarbrick dies at 75"

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Ben Affleck's Batman film will be 'original story' independent of comics

The current Dark Knight reveals his own project will ‘borrow certain things from the great comic books’ but will ultimately set its own course Ben Affleck has revealed that his upcoming Batman film will probably tell a completely “original story”, and not be based on an existing comic. The actor, who starred in Zac Snyder’s … Continue reading "Ben Affleck's Batman film will be 'original story' independent of comics"

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Madonna wins Vogue copyright case in US appeal court

Court sides with singer in copyright lawsuit that alleged a producer had copied horn arrangement used in 1990 hit Pop star Madonna has prevailed in a copyright lawsuit concerning her song Vogue in which the plaintiff alleged that a producer had copied a fraction of a second of a horn arrangement from an earlier song … Continue reading "Madonna wins Vogue copyright case in US appeal court"

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