Richard Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft ‘brutally endured’ losing rights to Bitter Sweet Symphony

Richard Ashcroft ‘brutally endured’ losing rights to Bitter Sweet Symphony

Richard Ashcroft "brutally endured" losing the rights to his track ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’. The 47-year-old singer and songwriter penned the famous track over 20 years ago for his band The Verve, which used a four second sample of an Andrew Loog Oldham orchestral cover of The Rolling Stones song ‘The Last Time’. Whilst permission for the recording was obtained, pe... »

Richard Ashcroft excited to see Stormzy at Glastonbury

Richard Ashcroft excited to see Stormzy at Glastonbury

Richard Ashcroft is backing Stormzy to provide a memorable headline performance at Glastonbury because he is the hottest pop star in Britain right now. The ‘Surprised By The Joy’ singer headlined the world famous festival in 2008 with his band The Verve and he believes that the timing is perfect for the Grime rapper to top the bill on the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night because he ... »

Biffy Clyro close out Isle of Wight festival with firework display

Biffy Clyro close out Isle of Wight festival with firework display

Biffy Clyro closed the Isle of Wight festival 2019 in style on Sunday (16.06.19) with an impressive firework display. The Scottish rockers – comprised of Simon Neil and brothers James and Ben Johnston – headlined the third and final day of the music extravaganza at Seaclose Park, Newport, and made sure it was a night no-one would forget as they wowed crowds with a lengthy firework disp... »

Richard Ashcroft will ‘definitely’ make music with Liam Gallagher

Richard Ashcroft will ‘definitely’ make music with Liam Gallagher

Richard Ashcroft "definitely" plans to record music with his pal Liam Gallagher. The former Verve frontman supported the ‘Wall of Glass’ hitmaker at a string of concerts around the globe last year – including making a surprise appearance at Liam’s mammoth gig in London’s Finsbury Park in June – and has now said they "100 percent intend" to ma... »

Richard Ashcroft takes home Outstanding Contribution to British Music prize at Ivor Novello Awards

Richard Ashcroft takes home Outstanding Contribution to British Music prize at Ivor Novello Awards

Richard Ashcroft took home the Outstanding Contribution to British Music prize at the 64th Ivor Novello Awards on Thursday (23.05.19). The ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ hitmaker – who found fame in alternative rock band The Verve before launching a successful solo career in the late 1990s – took home the honour at the ceremony at the 64th Ivor Novello Awards held at the Grosvenor... »

Richard Ashcroft regains rights to Bitter Sweet Symphony

Richard Ashcroft regains rights to Bitter Sweet Symphony

Richard Ashcroft has regained the rights to ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’, after Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards agreed to give up their shares in the song. The 47-year-old singer and songwriter penned the famous track over 20 years ago for his band The Verve, which used a four second sample of an Andrew Loog Oldham orchestral cover of The Rolling Stones song ‘The Last Time’. ... »

Richard Ashcroft covers Prince’s Purple Rain at London concert

Richard Ashcroft covers Prince’s Purple Rain at London concert

Richard Ashcroft performed a version of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ at his concert at the Olympia in London on Saturday night (04.05.19). The 47-year-old singer/songwriter was playing his own track ‘This Is How It Feels’ – from his 2016 solo album ‘These People’ – when he included his tribute to the late pop legend changing the lyrics to the famous ... »

Richard Ashcroft still won’t comment on The Verve split

Richard Ashcroft still won’t comment on The Verve split

Richard Ashcroft admitted the Verve’s break-up was "heavy". The ‘Drugs Don’t Work’ hitmakers originally broke up in 1999 following the exit of guitarist Nick McCabe and briefly reformed in 2007 for an album and tour, but the 47-year-old singer has never spoken out about any of the rumours about why they went their separate ways – and he never will because he... »

Richard Ashcroft axes two shows due to throat virus

Richard Ashcroft axes two shows due to throat virus

Richard Ashcroft has postponed his Manchester and London shows due to a "throat virus". The former Verve frontman was due to perform at the northern city’s Albert Hall on Wednesday night (31.10.18) and London’s O2 Kentish Town Forum on Friday (02.11.18), but he was forced to axe the dates on doctor’s orders. The ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ hitmaker admits it has... »

Richard Ashcroft respects Ed Sheeran

Richard Ashcroft respects Ed Sheeran

Richard Ashcroft respects Ed Sheeran because he has earned his success through hard work. The former Verve frontman is always disappointed when he hears or reads criticism directed at his fellow singer/songwriter because Ed, 27, is an artist who has made it to the top charts on his own terms just like him and other acts like Oasis. However, Richard is not a fan of all his songs, especially his 201... »

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