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From Queen to Springsteen: Why are there so many music films?

From Queen to Springsteen: Why are there so many music films?

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This year will be remembered for the UK leaving the EU (maybe), England winning a Cricket World Cup (finally), and the latest utterly pointless social craze - the bottle cap challenge (nope, me neither).For cinema-goers though, 2019 has been the year of the music film. It's not yet September and we've already had movies powered by the sonic might of Sir Elton John, The Beatles, Motley Crue and Bruce Springsteen, as well rockumentaries on Liam Gallagher, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. With Judy Garland, Michael Hutchence, Suzi Quatro and George Michael-flavoured features still to come, by Christmas we'll have seen enough singers at the cinema to fill up an entire 2020 wall calendar.Not to mention the big name remakes of classic musi...
ASAP Rocky case: Rapper found guilty of assault

ASAP Rocky case: Rapper found guilty of assault

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US rapper ASAP Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, has been found guilty of assault during a Stockholm fight and given a two-year suspended sentence. The 30-year-old has also been ordered to pay damages to the victim.ASAP Rocky spent nearly a month in custody after the assault, which happened at the end of June, before being released ahead of the verdict.He's posted on Instagram saying he's "disappointed" with the verdict and thanking fans for their support. Two members of ASAP Rocky's entourage, Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers, were found guilty of the same charge."The assault has not been of such a serious nature that a prison sentence must be chosen," the court sai...
London Calling: Smashed Clash guitar to go on display

London Calling: Smashed Clash guitar to go on display

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Forty years after it was smashed in a fit of anger on stage, one of rock history's most famous instruments is going on display.The Clash bassist Paul Simonon destroyed his Fender guitar during a gig in New York in 1979, and an image capturing the moment was used for cover of the band's third album, London Calling, released later that year. It went on to be ranked the greatest rock photo of all time.Now, the wrecked instrument will be displayed at the Museum of London as part of an exhibition of more than 100 personal items, some previously unseen, from the band's archive.Late frontman Joe Strummer's notebook from the period and the typewriter he used to note his ideas and lyrics will also be among the items on show, along with lead guitarist Mick Jones' handwritten album sequencing note a...
Steve Coogan swerves long driving ban because of Alan Partridge show

Steve Coogan swerves long driving ban because of Alan Partridge show

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By Emily Mee, news reporter Steve Coogan will not face a lengthy driving ban after he told a court it would stop him filming a new series featuring his Alan Partridge character.The actor was caught driving his Porsche at 36mph in a 30mph zone near his East Sussex home - adding three points to the nine already on his licence for previous offences. But rather than facing an automatic six-month driving ban, Coogan will only serve two months - as he argued he would be forced to cancel a travelogue series for the BBC.In the series, which will be filmed in October, the actor will drive around the UK meeting people.Coogan told a magistrates court: "I'm producing a travelogue follow-on TV series where I'm basically driving around Britain. ...
Liam Hemsworth wishes Miley Cyrus ‘health and happiness’ after split

Liam Hemsworth wishes Miley Cyrus ‘health and happiness’ after split

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Liam Hemsworth has spoken out for the first time since his split from wife Miley Cyrus, saying he wishes her "nothing but health and happiness".The Australian actor posted a message on social media on Tuesday, three days after the couple's split was confirmed by a representative for Cyrus.The shock announcement came just eight months after the pair shared pictures of their wedding day in December 2018. "Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward," Hemsworth, 29, wrote on his Instagram page, next to a picture of a beach."This is a private matter and I have not made, nor will I be making, any comments to any journalists or media outlets. Any reported quotes attributed to me are false. Peace and Love."Cyrus, ...