Prince, Laura Marling, Jay Z - your music gossip stop

Welcome to the Daily Gossip: your daily stop-off to find out who in the world of music has been up to what.

Today’s top gossip:

Lily Allen got out of playing a fundraising gig for the Institute Of Contemporary Arts at KOKO in London on Wednesday (March 24) by saying she had tonsillitis. Ellie Goulding stepped in to replace her, but Lily was then spotted watching Baxter Dury play at The Social venue across town (The Sun)

From the papers:

Geri Halliwell has revealed how bulimia almost killed her, but she was saved from the disease by Robbie Williams (Daily Mirror).

Prince is reportedly being chased for £450,000 in unpaid taxes in his home state of Minnesota (Daily Record).

Laura Marling has revealed that she has been getting into record production and has spent the past two years trying to produce music for folk singer Alessi’s Ark (The Sun).

Travis Barker of Blink-182 has been teaching Rihanna how to play the drums (Daily Record).

Jay-Z has ‘quietly dropped’ Sugababes from his label Roc-A-Fella (Daily Mirror).

Mick Jones played a gig at the Mummy Rocks charity event in London on March 24 at the Bloomsbury Ballroom. He was joined onstage by Sharleen Spiteri, Bobby Gillespie and Jamie Hince and the mic was passed to Kate Moss for a rendition of ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’ (The Sun)

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