Elvis Costello reveals cancer diagnosis as he cancels tour dates

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Small but very aggressive cancer has been operated on, but recovery forces songwriter to pull out of tour Elvis Costello has revealed he was recently diagnosed with a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy and has cancelled tour dates while he recovers from the subsequent treatment. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jul/06/elvis-costello-cancer-diagnosis-cancels-tour-dates

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Bohemian Rhapsody: first trailer of Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic released

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First footage goes online of long-in-development film about big-selling British rockers, starring Mr Robots Rami Malek The first full trailer of the long-gestating Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, has been released onto the internet. Starring Mr Robots Rami Malek as Mercury, the bands exuberant lead singer a short teaser on Queens official Youtube […]

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Morrissey denounces halal meat as ‘evil’, and attacks May, Khan, Abbott and more

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Ex-Smiths frontman claims halal slaughter requires certification that can only be given by supporters of Isis, and throws his support behind far-right For Britain party Morrissey has made an extraordinary even by his standards series of pronouncements in halal meat production, the Islamic method of animal slaughter. He claimed that halal slaughter requires certification that […]

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Tributes paid to South African musician and activist Hugh Masekela

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Father of South African jazz, who had career spanning more than five decades, dies aged 78 Tributes paid to South African musician and activist Hugh Masekela Father of South African jazz, who had career spanning more than five decades, dies aged 78 Hugh Masekela obituary: jazz pioneer who fought the evil of apartheid Jason Burke […]

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Mark E Smith, founder and lead singer with the Fall, dies aged 60

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Famously fractious singer had been suffering from ill health throughout 2017 Mark E Smith, founder and lead singer with the Fall, dies aged 60 Famously fractious frontman had been suffering from ill health throughout 2017 The final interview: I can clear a pub when I want to Ben Beaumont-Thomas First published on Wed 24 Jan […]

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Not so fast: Despacito singers tell Nicols Maduro to stop using remixed song

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Venezuelan presidents attempt to co-opt the global hit for political purposes backfires with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee calling the use illegal Venezuelan president Nicols Maduros attempt to use Latin hit staging months of protests against Maduro, a former bus driver and union leader narrowly elected to replace the late Hugo Chavez in 2013. Some […]

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