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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 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... »

Richard Ashcroft announces 2019 headline tour

Richard Ashcroft announces 2019 headline tour

Richard Ashcroft will play the London Olympia next year as part of a tour across the UK and Ireland. The Verve singer has announced details of a huge headline run in April and May 2019, which will culminate with the first concert at the historic venue since Primal Scream hit the stage in 2010. The tour will kick off on April 19 at the Guildhall in Portsmouth before moving on to dates in Cardiff, N... »

Richard Ashcroft: I’m the only solo artist who can support Oasis

Richard Ashcroft: I’m the only solo artist who can support Oasis

Richard Ashcroft says he’s "the only" act worthy enough of opening for Oasis. The former Verve frontman supported the Britpop group’s ex-frontman and his pal Liam Gallagher at a string of concerts around the globe this summer, and the ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ hitmaker – who was often nicknamed ‘Captain Rock’ by Noel Gallagher, a reference to his 2... »

Richard Ashcroft says music is the ‘most powerful art form in the world’

Richard Ashcroft says music is the ‘most powerful art form in the world’

Richard Ashcroft has described music as "the most powerful at form in the world". The former Verve front man – who has unveiled his new single ‘Surprised By The Joy’ on Monday morning (10.09.18) – has gushed over the impact music can have as something to unite people at a time where so many feel divided. Speaking to Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2, he said: "This ... »

Richard Ashcroft announces new album Natural Rebel

Richard Ashcroft announces new album Natural Rebel

Richard Ashcroft has announced his first solo album in two years. The former Verve frontman will release ‘Natural Rebel’ on his own BMG imprint RPA on October 19, and he’s teased fans that it contains his "strongest set of songs to date". He said: "With experience comes knowledge and for me this is my strongest set of songs to date. All my favourite sounds distille... »

The Good, The Bad, and The Queen album coming this year

The Good, The Bad, and The Queen album coming this year

Damon Albarn has confirmed The Good, The Bad, and The Queen will release a new album this year. The Blur and Gorillaz frontman – who is joined in the supergroup by The Clash’s Paul Simonon, The Verve’s Simon Tong and afrobeat drummer Tony Allen – is juggling his live commitments with recording sessions in the UK on the follow-up to the band’s self-titled 2007 debut. H... »

Liam Gallagher sings Noel song at Finsbury Park gig

Liam Gallagher sings Noel song at Finsbury Park gig

Liam Gallagher surprised his fans by performing Oasis track ‘D’Yer Wanna Be a Spaceman?’ at his Finsbury Park gig on Friday night (29.06.18) – a song recorded and sung by his brother Noel Gallagher. The 45-year-old singer decided to include the track – which was a B-side on 1994 Oasis single ‘Shakermaker’ – in his setlist much to the delight of the s... »

Damon Albarn promises new The Good, The Bad and The Queen album very soon

Damon Albarn promises new The Good, The Bad and The Queen album very soon

Damon Albarn has confirmed a new album from The Good, The Bad & The Queen will be out soon. The 50-year-old musician formed the rock supergroup with The Clash’s Paul Simonon, The Verve’s Simon Tong, and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen in 2006 and they have so far released one, self-titled, album. Damon told Zane Low on Beats 1 that a new record from the band was "sort of finished... »

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