Morrissey's Headlining Appearance Prompts Meat Ban at Belgian Festival

Posted Jun 10th 2011 at 02:15 AM by Spinner Editors

Singer Morrissey's appearance at a Belgian festival has prompted organizers to instigate the event's first-ever meat-free day. The Lokerse Feesten, which usually offers such delicacies as horse sausages and snails, will adopt a vegetarian stance on Aug. 4 to mark the former Smiths man's first solo performance at the 10-day festival. Organisers were no doubt keen to avoid a repeat of the scen...

Singer Adele's Tax Rant Sparks Online Backlash

Posted Jun 8th 2011 at 04:05 AM by Spinner Editors

Adele has sparked an online backlash over her recent comments surrounding the amount of tax she has to pay. In a recent interview with Q, the 23-year-old ranted about having to hand over 50 percent of her earnings to the tax man. She said (via Metro), "I'm mortified to have to pay 50 percent! [While] I use the NHS, I can't use public transport any more. Trains are always late, most state sch...

David Arquette Kicked Out of Prince Show For Taking Pictures

Posted Jun 8th 2011 at 02:10 AM by Spinner Editors

The artist still known as Prince really doesn't like it when people take his picture. He's a notorious control freak when it comes to his image and his team has instructed ushers at all of his 'Welcome 2 America' tour stops to vigilantly enforce the no-photo rule, even if people try to snap them on their cell phones. And yet, aware of the irony, midway through his shows, Prince often encoura...

Guns N' Roses Guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal Survives Serious Car Crash

Posted Jun 3rd 2011 at 02:00 AM by Spinner Editors

Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal was in a serious auto wreck on Tuesday (May 31) but walked away unscathed -- mostly. The guitarist, who joined Guns N' Roses in 2006, tweeted about the experience in near-real time, first revealing the extent of the crash, then making light of it while reassuring fans, "O please, I'm in GNf'nR - this is all like a walk in the park..." Thal also u...

Adele Forced to Postpone Tour Dates Due to Laryngitis

Posted Jun 1st 2011 at 03:47 PM by Spinner Editors

Adele's one-woman invasion of the U.S. and Canada has hit a brief snag as she has come down with laryngitis. The British singer pulled out of a show in Salt Lake City on May 29 at short notice, before postponing gigs in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland. Her tour is set to resume in San Francisco on June 4. Adele's website explains that she cancelled a show in Minneapolis last week after she l...

Amy Winehouse Warned by Doctors to Quit Drinking

Posted Jun 1st 2011 at 12:30 AM by Spinner Editors

Amy Winehouse has received a stark warning from doctors treating her for alcohol abuse at the Priory, reports say. According to The Sun, the singer must quit alcohol for good or face a bleak prognosis. A source was quoted by the tabloid saying, "It's the last chance saloon for Amy. Doctors have come down hard on her because of the severity of her situation. It's a harsh reality but she had to h...

Iron Maiden Ex-Frontman Paul Di'Anno Released From Prison Early

Posted May 27th 2011 at 03:10 AM by Spinner Editors

Former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno has been released from prison after only serving two months of a nine month sentence. Di'Anno -- real name Paul Andrews -- was jailed in March this year for benefit fraud after claiming he couldn't work due to a stage-related injury despite videos surfacing online of Di'Anno on tour around the world. He was jailed for nine months for over £45,000 ...

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