Grohl's greatest


Foo Fighters have announced the full details of their upcoming best of collection. The compilation spans Dave Grohl's 14-year, post-Nirvana career thus far and features two brand new songs.

"Wheels" and "Word Forward" are included alongside the band's many greatest hits, including "All My Life", "Learn To Fly" and "Times Like These".

A deluxe edition will come with a 28-page book of previously unseen photos, alongside a series of music videos and live footage.

The tracklisting is as follows:

"All My Life"
"Best Of You"
"Everlong"
"The Pretender"
"My Hero"
"Learn To Fly"
"Times Like These"
"Monkeywrench"
"Big Me"
"Breakout"
"Long Road To Ruin"
"This is a Call"
"Skin and Bones"
"Wheels"
"Word Forward"
"Everlong (acoustic)"

"Foo Fighters Greatest Hits" is out on November 2.
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Amy launches label


Amy Winehouse has announced the full details of her own label, Lioness Records. The new imprint will distribute music through Island, who the singer is signed to, with her goddaughter announced as the first artist.

"Introducing Dionne Bromfield" will come out later this year and Winehouse says she has high hopes for the 13-year-old's music career.

"The first time I heard Dionne sing, I couldn't believe what I was hearing… such an amazing voice from such a young girl.

"I'm just so proud of her. I'm very lucky to have a record label. I've got all these people that I love, that are really talented - and Dionne is my number one", she explained.

"Introducing Dionne Bromfield" is out on October 12.
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Lewis shows off first tattoo


Singer Leona Lewis has rebelled against her squeaky clean image by getting her first tattoo.

The well-behaved Bleeding Love hitmaker has managed to keep out of the headlines for any reckless rock and roll behaviour since winning Simon Cowell's TV talent show The X Factor in 2006.

But now the pop star is showing off a rock and roll streak after having a tattoo inked on the inside of her left wrist in tribute to her boyfriend Lou Al-Chamaa.

Keeping coy about its significance, Lewis says, "It's incredibly private and something that we both had done. It's Hebrew letters and I'm thrilled with it. I can't reveal what it is. Some things need to remain private for me."

The couple shares a residence in London, but Lewis is currently based in the US as she works on her forthcoming album Happy.
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Cohen plays three-hour show on 75th birthday


Leonard Cohen made a triumphant return to the stage with a three-hour concert on his 75th birthday on Monday.

The veteran singer sparked fears for his health after collapsing onstage in Valencia, Spain last week.

His concert was cut short after he fainted mid-song and was taken to the city's Nueve de Octubre hospital, where he was treated for stomach flu.

But he was back on his feet to perform the last show of his European tour in front of 14,000 fans in Barcelona, Spain on Monday - the same day he turned 75.

The Hallelujah hitmaker was given a standing ovation as he stepped on stage at the Palau Sant Jordi concert hall, where he played for more than three hours.

And the star was moved after hundreds of fans held up lit candles handed out earlier in the evening to celebrate his special day.

His band member Dino Soldo wrote on Twitter.com, "To all the friends in Leonard Cohen's Barcelona gig, your birthday candles brought a tear to my eye. He was touched."

Concertgoers also tossed bouquets, books and teddy bears onto the stage, and the Canadian star thanked them by raising his hat and concluding the show with the parting words, "May your life be sweet as apples dipped in honey."

He is scheduled to play a concert in Israel on Thursday before travelling to North America to continue his tour in the US next month.
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Dannii turned to Botox during Kylie's cancer struggle

Singer Dannii Minogue used Botox injections to help her cope with the pain of watching her sister Kylie battle cancer.

Dannii, 37, admits she fell into a depression after her pop star sibling was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 - and turned to the wrinkle-smoothing shots to help her feel better about her appearance.

She explains, "My sister was sick, then my best friend died soon after - I felt I'd been hit by a wave. I couldn't deal with the stress. I couldn't deal with having to look at my face.

"It was a personal thing of having to get through a lot of sadness. At first, it was something fun I tried, then it became a necessity."

The Australian star, who is currently dating rugby player Kris Smith, insists she is happier than ever since overcoming her addiction to the jabs.

She adds, "I don't need Botox now and don't want it. Life is just so different now."
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"This Is It" premieres

Michael Jackson's posthumous live film, "This Is It", will get a simultaneous premiere in 15 cities across the world next month.

The concert movie has been stitched together from hours and hours of footage shot before the pop icon died in June.

These will kick-off in Los Angeles on October 27, followed a matter of hours later by synchronised events in London, New York, Rio De Janeiro, Berlin, Johannesburg and Seoul.

Red carpet arrivals from the Los Angeles event will be broadcast by satellite to those cities, before the film goes out in Moscow, Tokyo, Sydney and Paris, amongst others.

AEG Live, who were promoting Jackson's ill-fated, 50-date "This Is It" live comeback in London, struck a $60 million deal with Sony Pictures for the footage.
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Electric Robbie

Robbie Williams is to play the Electric Proms next month in promotion of his new album, "Reality Killed The Video Star".

Shirley Bassey appears at the same venue three days later, in a concert designed to mark 50 years in showbusiness.

Robbie will debut material from the forthcoming album, which is released in November, in a show directed by his legendary new producer.

"I'm looking forward to playing my new songs, working with Trevor Horn again and seeing how people react to what I've been doing", he explained.

Dizzee Rascal, Doves, Smokey Robinson, Metronomy and Florence & The Machine are amongst the other acts set to appear across the BBC-endorsed run from October 20-24.
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Coldplay's mega donation

Coldplay have donated £1 million to a children's charity, it has been revealed. Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh confirmed the news, explaining how thrilled the London-based organisation were by the gesture.

"They were moved by the tough stories they heard and want to be genuine participants", she said.

"I got the feeling the donation was something they had planned from the start of their careers", explained Batmanghelidjh.

Coldplay completed their "Viva La Vida" world tour this weekend, with a pair of shows at Wembley Stadium in London.
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Mika's terror over TV interview

Shy pop star Mika was so terrified about a TV interview earlier this month, he had to be dragged back into the studio after running out in fear.

The Grace Kelly hitmaker admits he is only confident while performing - and nearly pulled out of an appearance on talk show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross after realising he'd have to chat to the host after comedian Ricky Gervais.

He explains, "When I'm on stage I can appear strong. But in real life I'm not. The other day, when I was on Jonathan Ross, I was sitting there next to Ricky Gervais and Jamie Oliver and I was like, 'I'm in hell - I'm in hell! What am I doing here?'

"I was around two of the most self-assured, ebullient people, who know how to swagger and talk. I actually ran off twice and they had to keep coming back to get me. I feel inept. I feel like I should be better at it and I think it's really not a good thing. I'm not proud of it at all.

"If I go to a party and I don't know anyone I'll still be the one sitting in the corner, drinking too much! Then I'll leave, being angry that no one spoke to me - but of course it's all my fault that they didn't."
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Pop veterans Chas and Dave split

Music veterans Chas and Dave have split after 35 years together, their agent has announced.

The duo recorded classic household name tunes such as Rabbit, The Sideboard Song and Snooker Loopy.

Bassist and singer Dave Peacock is to retire from the music business following the death of his wife Sue from lung cancer in July.

Pianist Chas Hodges said he will honour their touring commitments under the new name of Chas And His Band.

Chas and Dave's debut album One Fing 'n' Anuvver was released in 1975 and they went on to have eight top 40 singles.

The much-loved artists played the Glastonbury music festival in 2005 and have influenced modern artists like The Libertines.

In July this year, Peacock's wife of 36 years died of lung cancer despite being a lifelong non-smoker.

In a statement on their website, the band said: "Sue was instrumental behind the scenes for Chas and Dave, working tirelessly on the side of the business that musicians just aren't good at.

"It's accurate to say that without Sue and [Chas's wife] Joan, there wouldn't have been Chas and Dave."
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Lady Gaga, Kings of L head up Europe nominations

Lady Gaga and Kings of Leon have been nominated for five MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs). The singer and the band will both compete for Best Song, for 'Poker Face' and 'Use Somebody' respectively, Best Live Act and Best World Stage Performance, with Gaga also nominated for Best Female and Best New Act, while Kings of Leon are also up for the Best Group and Best Rock prizes.

Beyonce Knowles follows them in the nominations list, receiving nods in four categories, while Eminem and Green Day are each up for three accolades.

American artists dominate the shortlists, with Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Kanye West and Black Eyed Peas each named in two categories.

U2 are the only non-American stars to receive more than one nomination, competing for Best Live Act and Best Rock.

British singer Leona Lewis, 'American Idiot' hitmakers Green Day and German group Tokio Hotel will perform live at this year's ceremony, which takes place in Berlin, Germany, on November 5.
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Lawsuit settled over Coldplay song

Guitarist Joe Satriani and Coldplay have reached an agreement that ends a copyright infringement lawsuit filed over the band's smash hit Viva la Vida.

Satriani sued Coldplay in December, claiming the band copied "substantial, original portions" of his 2004 song, If I Could Fly.

Coldplay won a Grammy Award earlier this year for Viva La Vida.

A federal judge in Los Angeles last week dismissed the case at the request of attorneys for both sides. No details about an agreement were included in court filings, other than each side would pay its own legal costs.

Satriani is a renowned guitarist who has been nominated for numerous Grammys during his career.
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Lady GaGa & Her Silly Outfits - Has She Gone Too Far??

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